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10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Bellevue, WA for 2024

Bellevue sits within the Seattle Metropolitan Area between the Cascade Range and Olympic Mountains in King County’s Eastside region. In this region, seniors have 79 assisted living communities to choose from. In 2024, these facilities charge around $7,650 per month, surpassing the Washington median by over $1,500.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Bellevue

Assisted living facilities in Bellevue and across the state are licensed by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services‘ Aging and Long-Term Support Administration. This department conducts routine inspections of assisted living communities to ensure that they are adequately upholding the dignity and well-being of their residents with high-quality services.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Bellevue

  • Bellevue has a very high overall cost of living, at 96 points over the national average of 100, mostly due to very high housing costs. However, health care costs here are 14.8 points below the national average.
  • The city has very low violent crime rates, at 9.6 points compared to the United States median of 22.7. While its property crime rates are higher than average, assisted living communities often have security measures like cameras and gates to keep residents and their property safe.
  • There are very high numbers of physicians in Bellevue, at 308 per 100,000 people compared to the nationwide median of 210.
  • Rainy Bellevue gets fewer sunny days than the national average, at 155 compared to 205. Fortunately, it also has mild winters with very little snow.
  • Bellevue has good water quality, at five points over the national average, indicating a healthy and clean environment overall.
  • Residents of Bellevue and the rest of the state pay no income tax, which can make a big difference to seniors with fixed retirement incomes.
  • The local hospital, the Overlake Medical Center, is rated fifth-best in the entire state.
  • Bellevue is a regional retail hub and has a wide variety of malls, leisure activities and green spaces.

Paying for Assisted Living in Bellevue, WA

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

The 2024 Genworth Cost of Care Survey projects assisted living fees in Bellevue at around $7,650 per month. Local rates exceed the national median by $2,300 and the state norm by roughly $1,500. Care costs in Bellevue also surpass Olympia’s median rate of $5,050, but in Walla Walla, monthly fees trend considerably higher at around $9,705.

Bellevue

$7,650

Washington

$6,138

United States

$5,350

Bremerton

$8,440

Olympia

$5,050

Walla Walla

$9,705

Mount Vernon

$6,391

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Bellevue’s assisted living communities charge around $7,650 per month for care. While this surpasses the cost of in-home care by over $2,100, it offers substantial savings over options that include skilled nursing. For example, home health care agencies charge higher rates of around $8,389, and nursing home residents pay approximately $12,167.

In-Home Care

$5,529

Home Health Care

$8,389

Adult Day Health Care

$7,042

Assisted Living Facility

$7,650

Nursing Home Facility (semi-private room)

$12,167

Note: Since data for Bellevue is unavailable, we used data for the nearest city, Seattle, instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Bellevue

There are Medicaid programs offered by the state of Washington to pay for the cost of ALF services in Puyallup. Eligible seniors may qualify for the Community First Choice (CFC) State Plan or one of the Home and Community-Based Service 1915(c) waivers which are the Community Options Program Entry System (COPES), New Freedom and Residential Support waivers.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Washington page.

Financial Assistance in Washington

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 Washington page.

Free Assisted Living Resources in Bellevue

Several charities and government organizations run free assistance programs for Bellevue’s seniors. Older adults can use these resources to help plan and finance their long-term care.

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Aging and Disability Services(206) 684-0660As the Area Agency on Aging for Seattle and King County, this organization offers social services and education to seniors. In addition to running several senior centers throughout the area, this agency offers evidence-based health promotion programs that promote physical wellness. This body runs anti-elder abuse programs such as the Long-Term Care Ombudsman, which advocates for the welfare of care home residents. Through the Community Living Connections initiative, seniors can get health insurance counseling and long-term care referrals.
Northwest Justice Project(206) 464-1519This non-profit legal aid organization offers help to low-income adults and seniors with civil issues. These can include financial issues such as predatory lending, tax matters or fraud. Experts can also help seniors gain access to health insurance, benefits and assistance programs to which they have been denied. A variety of free self-help resources are also available.
King County Veterans Program(206) 477-8282Here, veterans can get help learning about and applying for state and federal financial aid programs. This assistance can be used to cover the costs of housing and health care. Assistance is available with the creation of wills and end-of-life plans. Finally, case management services help veterans plan their long-term care.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Bellevue

Bellevue-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Washington are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Washington page for more information about these laws.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Washington

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Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Connie

I visited this facility

Review of Aegis Living Bellevue Overlake

We toured Aegis Living Bellevue Overlake. They're very high-end. We did have a nice meal there. The reason why we kind of rejected them is they had no units that were what my stepdad was looking...

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Susan Christensen

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of The Gardens at Town Square

My 91 year old Mother's move to assisted living was precipitated by a fall and subsequent broken hip. She was living independently and, before her accident, fierce in her insistence that she would...

Provider response

Thank you for sharing such an uplifting story, Susan. Your experiences perfectly convey the warmth and safety that we strive to create for our residents. Please let us know if there's anything we...

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Heidib

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Patriots Glen Assisted Living & Memory Care

My mom has been at Patriots Glen for over 4 years now, beginning in Spring 2019. She had lived in ‘independent’ living for several years after moving closer to us; then she went through a rapid...

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