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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Gig Harbor, WA for 2024

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Gig Harbor

Assisted living facilities in the state of Washington are governed by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Aging and Long-Term Support Administration. This organization provides information on long-term care residential options, including a searchable database of licensed assisted living facilities, and also offers county-specific lists of services and resources for seniors.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Gig Harbor

  • Gig Harbor is a small, charming city located in historic Puget Sound. Seniors living in Gig Harbor have several options for fine dining, boutique shopping and many opportunities for outdoor recreation in nearby state and national parks. Seniors who enjoy bustling cities can visit Seattle, within an hour’s drive to the north.
  • Climate in Gig Harbor ranges from beautiful summer days to wet and cloudy winters. The area receives 153 days of precipitation on average, although this is mostly rain as Gig Harbor residents experience only 2 inches of snow each year. The summer months are the most comfortable, with dry, sunny days averaging 70 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Gig Harbor’s cost of living is 22% more than the national average, reflecting the high quality of life in the Puget Sound area. Seniors living in Gig Harbor can seek resources to help with affordability by contacting the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services for information on financial assistance programs.
  • The overall crime rate is high in Gig Harbor compared to the national average. However, this is mainly due to high property crime, such as auto theft and burglary. Gig Harbor is safer than the national average with respect to violent crime.
  • Gig Harbor seniors enjoy tax savings on their retirement income because the state of Washington has no income tax. Although this helps keep money in the bank, shoppers in Gig Harbor can expect to pay a relatively high 8.8% sales tax.

Paying for Assisted Living in Gig Harbor

The monthly cost of assisted living in Gig Harbor is $5,750, on average, although the actual cost will vary depending upon the amenities offered by each facility and the number and type of services needed. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

The average monthly cost of assisted living in Gig Harbor is $250 less than the state’s average. Seniors in Washington state pay $1,500 more per month for assisted living compared to the national rate. However, the cost of assisted living varies depending on the area. Seniors in the Seattle area pay higher-than-average rates at $6,750, $1,000 more per month than Gig Harbor. Assisted living in the Olympia area is less expensive at about $950 less per month, as is Longview further south, at $450 less per month. 

Gig Harbor

$5,750

Washington

$6,000

United States

$4,500

Seattle

$6,750

Olympia

$4,805

Longview

$5,300

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

At a monthly rate of $5,750, assisted living is more affordable than either in-home care or home health care, which are at least $900 more per month. The most expensive option is a nursing home facility, which costs $10,479 per month for a semiprivate room, $4,729 more than assisted living. 

In-Home Care

$6,673

Home Health Care

$7,007

Assisted Living Facility

$5,750

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$10,479

Note: Data for Gig Harbor was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Bremerton Area, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Gig Harbor

Some financial assistance is available in Washington via Medicaid for assisted living, depending on circumstances. Available programs in the state include a Home and Community-Based Services waiver known as the Community Options Program Entry System (COPES), as well as the Medicaid Personal Care (MPC) program. Assisted living support is also available through the Community First Choice Option (CFCO) and the New Freedom Program.

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 Gig Harbor

Many agencies and programs provide assistance to elderly residents in Gig Harbor. By contacting information specialists and other services, seniors can learn about long-term care options, receive legal advice and obtain medical equipment. Below is a list of agencies and organizations that provide a variety of free services and information.

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Aging & Disability Resource Center(253) 798-4600By contacting the Aging and Disability Resource Center, seniors aged 60 and older can learn about services and programs available for long-term care. Agency information specialists can talk on the phone or meet in person to discuss options for assisted living services and facilities.
Pierce County Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program(800) 642-5769Seniors living in assisted living facilities can contact the Pierce County Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program to file a complaint. This program provides ombudsmen who educate seniors and their caretakers about long-term care issues, facility resident rights and quality of life in long-term care facilities.
Northwest Justice Project(888) 387-7111The Northwest Justice Project is a nonprofit organization that assists individuals seeking legal information related to housing, medical care and income. Washington residents aged 60 and older can call a hotline dedicated to seniors for free legal information and forms, advice and referrals to attorneys.
Washington 2-1-1211Washington 211 is a free service that connects state residents to resources within their community. Gig Harbor seniors can call 211 to talk to an information specialist for referrals to local services, such as legal help, transportation, disability services, recreational opportunities and congregate meals.
Northwest Access Fund(877) 428-5116Gig Harbor seniors with disabilities can contact the Northwest Access Fund, which administers financial loans for purchasing assistive technology and mobility equipment, such as wheelchairs, scooters, hearing aids and electric beds. The Northwest Access Fund website provides information on area resources, including loan closets for medical and mobility equipment.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Gig Harbor

Gig Harbor Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities 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

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Jon79

I visited this facility

Review of Sound Vista Village

We toured Sound Vista Village. It's very nice, clean, and comfortable. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. They have a library. They have a lounge and all sorts of different things in...

Provider response

Thank you for sharing your experience visiting Sound Vista Village! We are take pride in our service and creating a wonderful community for our residents. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your...

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Dale

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

Review of Sound Vista Village

My mom moved into Sound Vista Village a couple of weeks ago. So, we're kind of new there, but for the most part, everything is going well. I like the smaller community, and it seems like the level...

Provider response

Thank you for sharing your experience with others! We are proud of our dedicated team and the community we have created at Sound Vista Village. We are happy to hear you and your mom have had such a...

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Carol

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

Review of Gig Harbor Court

My dad is at Gig Harbor Court. I like the fact that it's a little bit smaller. It's kind of a boutique facility, so it's only got like 80 people versus 300 people. I like the people a lot. The...

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