Part of the greater Seattle area, Bellevue has been named one of the best suburbs in the entire state due to its diversity, natural beauty and family friendliness. The fast-growing city is home to just under 150,000 people and has a senior population just below the national average, at 13.9%. Seniors living in Bellevue can take advantage of a lack of state income tax and low health care costs to help them save money. Bellevue has high numbers of physicians and is within close range of Seattle, which is ranked one of the nation’s best health care cities.

Bellevue also has dozens of assisted living facilities with a wide range of amenities. These facilities are staffed around the clock by qualified aides who can help with hygiene, mobility and medication management. Many of these facilities offer activities and outings for the entertainment and enrichment of their residents. In Bellevue, this type of care costs around $6,750 per month, which is more than state and national averages.

The following guide discusses the pros, cons and costs of assisted living in Bellevue. It also lists some free resources available to the area’s seniors.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Bellevue, WA

2015, 2016

Sunrise of Bellevue

15928 NE 8th Street, Bellevue, WA, 98008

Sunrise of Bellevue is conveniently located in a suburb of Seattle near the local community center, a park and a shopping district that includes fine dining and theaters. Residents appreciate the … (read more)
Sunrise of Bellevue is conveniently located in a suburb of Seattle near the local community center, a park and a shopping district that includes fine dining and theaters. Residents appreciate the … (read more)

Sunrise of Redmond – Opening September 2022!

15241 NE 20th St., Bellevue, WA, 98007

Redmond Senior Living is located in Bellevue, Washington, a short distance from Glendale Country Club, Kelsey Creek Park and Bellevue Square. Relatives note the impressive number of recreational activ … (read more)
Redmond Senior Living is located in Bellevue, Washington, a short distance from Glendale Country Club, Kelsey Creek Park and Bellevue Square. Relatives note the impressive number of recreational activ … (read more)

Patriots Glen Assisted Living & Memory Care

1640 148th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA, 98007

Patriots Glen Assisted Living & Memory Care was a good and very friendly place. I saw quite a few people in the common areas watching TV as compared to the other facility that I went to where nobo … (read more)
Patriots Glen Assisted Living & Memory Care was a good and very friendly place. I saw quite a few people in the common areas watching TV as compared to the other facility that I went to where nobo … (read more)

The Bellettini

1115 108th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA, 98004

The Bellettini is a large, upscale retirement community providing assisted living in northwest Bellevue, Washington, just a few blocks from the 405 and the Overlake Medical Center. Bellevue Square sho … (read more)
The Bellettini is a large, upscale retirement community providing assisted living in northwest Bellevue, Washington, just a few blocks from the 405 and the Overlake Medical Center. Bellevue Square sho … (read more)

Sagebrook Senior Living at Bellevue

15750 NE 15th ST, Bellevue, WA, 98008

At Sagebrook Senior Living, we are setting the standard for personalized independence in a community setting. We offer a full spectrum of senior living from independent to assisted living to memory s … (read more)
At Sagebrook Senior Living, we are setting the standard for personalized independence in a community setting. We offer a full spectrum of senior living from independent to assisted living to memory s … (read more)

Holden of Bellevue

121 112th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA, 98004


Progress Adult Family Home

4766 130th Avenue, Bellevue, WA, 98006

The Progress Adult Family Home is an assisted living facility located in the Somerset area of Bellevue, Washington. The facility is well-equipped to accommodate community members who need assistance, … (read more)
The Progress Adult Family Home is an assisted living facility located in the Somerset area of Bellevue, Washington. The facility is well-equipped to accommodate community members who need assistance, … (read more)

Bellevue Loving Care Home

14844 Southeast 18th Place, Bellevue, WA, 98007

My mom is in Bellevue Loving Care Home, which is an adult family home. They’re very professional. The women that own it are two nurses, so they know what they’re doing. I feel like Raluca, who owns th … (read more)
My mom is in Bellevue Loving Care Home, which is an adult family home. They’re very professional. The women that own it are two nurses, so they know what they’re doing. I feel like Raluca, who owns th … (read more)

Evergreen Court Retirement Homes

900 124th Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA, 98005

Evergreen Court is a spacious senior assisted living facility located in Bellevue, Washington. The facility’s rooms are incredibly large, providing plenty of space for residents to feel at home a … (read more)
Evergreen Court is a spacious senior assisted living facility located in Bellevue, Washington. The facility’s rooms are incredibly large, providing plenty of space for residents to feel at home a … (read more)

The Gardens at Town Square

933 111Th Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA, 98004

The Gardens at Townsquare is an assisted living community in downtown Bellevue, Washington, located minutes away from art galleries, a library, restaurants and shopping centers. Residents can choose f … (read more)
The Gardens at Townsquare is an assisted living community in downtown Bellevue, Washington, located minutes away from art galleries, a library, restaurants and shopping centers. Residents can choose f … (read more)

Aegis Living Bellevue

148 102nd Ave SE, Bellevue, WA, 98004

Aegis of Bellevue is located in Bellevue, Washington, near Wildwood Park and several restaurants. Studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments are available in a variety of layouts to suit different … (read more)
Aegis of Bellevue is located in Bellevue, Washington, near Wildwood Park and several restaurants. Studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments are available in a variety of layouts to suit different … (read more)

Sunset Adult Family Home

6701 123rd Ave Seq, Bellevue, WA, 98006

Sunset Adult family home in Bellevue was very posh and sterile. Everybody was very nice, but looking out from a Bellevue high rise wasn’t my idea of a facility for my mother. Personally, I didn’t like … (read more)
Sunset Adult family home in Bellevue was very posh and sterile. Everybody was very nice, but looking out from a Bellevue high rise wasn’t my idea of a facility for my mother. Personally, I didn’t like … (read more)

Leisure Senior Care Center Adult Family Home

412 166Th Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA, 98008

My mother is now at Leisure Senior Care Center. Her abilities have deteriorated, and we felt that she needed more care than she could get in assisted living. The staff seems very caring, and it is a v … (read more)
My mother is now at Leisure Senior Care Center. Her abilities have deteriorated, and we felt that she needed more care than she could get in assisted living. The staff seems very caring, and it is a v … (read more)

Newport Glen AFH LLC

6520 117TH PLACE SE, Bellevue, WA, 98006


Bellevue Elderly Care

102 162nd Avenue Southeast, Bellevue, WA, 98008


Champion House

1800 145Th Pl Se, Bellevue, WA, 98007


Kelsey Creek Group Home

600 124Th Ave Ne, Bellevue, WA, 98005


The Park at Belle Harbour

2110 116th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA, 98004


Overlake Terrace

2956 152nd Avenue NE, Redmond, WA, 98052

Overlake Terrace is located in Redmond, Washington, a few minutes from Willows Run Golf Complex, Sixty Acres Park and Redmond Regional Library. Relatives say this facility has a number of engaging rec … (read more)
Overlake Terrace is located in Redmond, Washington, a few minutes from Willows Run Golf Complex, Sixty Acres Park and Redmond Regional Library. Relatives say this facility has a number of engaging rec … (read more)

2013

Emerald City Senior Living

9001 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA, 98115

Emerald City Senior Living is located in a quiet neighborhood in Seattle, just minutes away from shopping, restaurants and world-class medical care. Residents and their visitors praise the clean and m … (read more)
Emerald City Senior Living is located in a quiet neighborhood in Seattle, just minutes away from shopping, restaurants and world-class medical care. Residents and their visitors praise the clean and m … (read more)

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

Seniors living in Bellevue pay around $6,750 per month for assisted living, according to Genworth’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey. This price is high compared to the state median of $5,750. Assisted living in Bellevue is significantly more expensive than the U.S. average of $4,300 per month.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Although actual prices vary by location, the Bellevue area has the highest assisted living prices in Washington ($6,750). Mount Vernon is a little more affordable, at $5,850. In Spokane, this type of care averages $5,084 per month. Walla Walla has some of the state’s most affordable assisted living prices, at $3,800 per month, $600 below the state average.

$6750

Bellevue

$5750

Washington

$4300

The United States

$3800

Walla Walla

$5084

Spokane

$5850

Mount Vernon

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

With assisted living prices in Bellevue so high, seniors might also like to consider whether another type of long-term care can meet their needs. For example, home health aide services are a little more affordable, at $6,673. Homemaker services have a similar cost of $6,670 per month. The most affordable type of care available in Bellevue is adult day health care, which averages $2,027.  Nursing homes are the costliest type of care, averaging $10,624 for a semiprivate room. A private room in a nursing home is more expensive, at $11,954.

$6670

Homemaker Services

$6673

Home Health Aide

$2027

Adult Day Health Care

$6750

Assisted Living Facility

$10624

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$11954

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Data for Bellevue was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Seattle, was used 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 for Assisted Living in Bellevue

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.

ResourceContact Service
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 Bellevue