10 Assisted Living Facilities near Burlington, WA
There are 10 Assisted Living Facilities in the Burlington area, with 3 in Burlington and 7 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Burlington is $5,390 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,595.
To help you with your search, browse the 42 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Burlington. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Burlington 4.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Mount Vernon with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Burlington, WA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Burlington
Burlington is situated in northwest Washington in Skagit County, famous for its annual tulip festival. This city also has plenty of activities ifor ts 1,110 seniors to do from taking in a day of shopping, trying their luck at local casinos, going for evening or afternoon strolls in the area’s parks and trails or just relaxing in one of the city’s spas.
Seniors who require help with daily living activities have three assisted living facilities in Burlington to choose from, and another seven in the nearby communities of Mount Vernon, Sedro Woolley and La Conner. The Aging and Long-Term Support Administration department of the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services licenses these facilities in both Burlington and in the entire state.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Burlington
- Burlington’s cost of living is 116.8, considerably lower than the Washington average of 131.1 and notably higher than the U.S. average of 100. Although seniors can expect to pay less for groceries and healthcare here than they would elsewhere, they can expect to pay more for groceries. Housing costs are also quite high at 158.3, which may raise the fees for assisted living facilities in the area.
- Burlington seniors may find that their budgets stretch further thanks to Washington’s tax-friendly policies toward seniors. No taxes are applied to Social Security income, retirement savings account withdrawals or pensions.
- The Burlington area has no facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in Sedro Woolley.
- Burlington seniors can feel safe when venturing through the city thanks to Burlington’s low violent crime rate of 13.2, compared to the U.S. average of 22.7. Property crime in the city is 96, more than double the national average of 35.4, so seniors may want to ensure that prospective facilities have safety features.
- The air quality in Burlington at 69, is more than 10 points higher than the national average of 58, which may make the area more appealing to seniors with heart or lung conditions.
- Burlington’s temperatures ranging from 74 degrees in the summer to 36 in the winter, makes it an ideal location for seniors with conditions made worse with extreme seasonal temperatures.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Burlington
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Burlington start around $5,390 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 Burlington 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 Burlington
Washington offers four Medicaid programs that may help Burlington seniors with their assisted living facilities. These are the COPES Program, the Medicaid Personal Care program, the Community First Choice program and the New Freedom program.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Washington 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 Washington page.
Free Assisted Living Resources in Burlington
Burlington 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 Burlington, please visit our Assisted Living in Washington page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Burlington
Burlington-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 near Burlington, WA
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Burlington
Review of Creekside Continuing Care Community
The top of our list is Creekside. I really like it. I like that they have two different dining areas, e.g., a regular dining hall and a bistro. You can go to either one. This gives you two differen... Read more
Review of Creekside Continuing Care Community
Skagit formerly Creekside was too big, and I did not like it. The buildings were very large and confusing, the floor plan was difficult, and some of the rooms were very small. My mom couldn’t find ... Read more
Review of Where the Heart is Assisted Living and Memory Care
Where The Heart Is had a pleasant atmosphere. The greeter was pleasant. It looked like their activities were well-planned. I did not care for the location by a railroad tracks and a road. It was to... Read more