31 Assisted Living Facilities near Washington, MO
There are 31 Assisted Living Facilities in the Washington area, with 4 in Washington and 27 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Washington is $3,286 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,450. Cheaper nearby regions include Union with an average starting cost of $2,607.
To help you with your search, browse the 131 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Washington. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Washington 4.0 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Saint Clair with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Washington, MO
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Washington
Washington is a small riverside community near St. Louis with a little more than 13,000 residents. There are 29 facilities which provide assisted living services to seniors in the Washington area. Three of these are located in Washington, while the remaining are in surrounding regions such as St. Clair, O'Fallon and Ellisville.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Division of Regulation and Licensure regulates two types of assisted living communities in the city of Washington and all of Missouri: assisted living facilities (ALFs) and residential care facilities (RCFs). Both are subject to the same set of rules and regulations, except for evacuation policies. Only ALFs are permitted to admit residents who require a high level of assistance in the event of an emergency evacuation.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Washington
- Washington's cost of living is nearly 8 percent lower than the U.S. average. Seniors will save on expenses such as transportation and groceries, allowing for a larger budget for assisted living costs.
- In 2017, there were 39.6 property crimes for every 1,000 residents. This number is high when compared to the national median of 25.
- The Washington area has an array of community resources for seniors such as The Washington Senior Center which offers a variety of classes, including Tai Chi, computer skills and line dancing.
- Public transportation options in Washington are limited. However, Oats Transit does provide seniors with an opportunity to schedule low-cost transportation to the Washington Senior Center or on local shopping trips.
- An average of 44 inches of rain falls each year in Washington, and when coupled with an average high temperature of 89 degrees in July, summertime weather in the area tends to be hot and humid. Some seniors may find this unpleasant and may prefer to seek a location with a more comfortable climate.
- The Washington area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Mercy Hospital, in case of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Assisted Living in Washington
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Assisted Living costs in Washington start around $3,286 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.
It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Washington and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Washington
Although Missouri does not offer Medicaid or other state-funded programs to pay for the cost of services provided by ALFs or RCFs, seniors who require a level of care beyond what is provided by their facility may be eligible for additional care under the Medicaid State Plan Personal Care authority.
The state does provide an optional supplement to Supplemental Security Income to assist seniors in paying for the cost of room and board in assisted living or residential care facilities.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Missouri page.
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Missouri page.
Free Assisted Living Resources in Washington
Washington and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
To see a list of free assisted living resources in Washington, please visit our Assisted Living in Missouri page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Washington
Washington-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Missouri are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Missouri page for more information about these laws.
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Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Washington
Review of Victorian Place of Washington
I have spent alot of time in this community over the past several years visiting friends. As with any home, it's not perfect. Compared to other homes- it IS better. Why? Because the overall care is... Read more
Review of South Pointe
South Pointe was an older place, and it was updated I guess. It was a little bit smaller, and the rooms were not apartment type; they are more like just sleeping areas with maybe just a little bit ... Read more
Review of Victorian Place of Washington
Victoria Manor is very clean, and it’s an apartment typesetting. It has a large dining area for everyone to come in the middle with. It is decorated really nice and homey, and it’s very clean. The ... Read more