32 Assisted Living Facilities near Issaquah, WA
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There are 32 Assisted Living Facilities in the Issaquah area, with 4 in Issaquah and 28 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Issaquah is $4,271 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,595.
To help you with your search, browse the 133 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Issaquah. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Issaquah 4.5 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Sammamish with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 7 families in Issaquah find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Issaquah, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Issaquah, WA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Issaquah
The historic town of Issaquah, Washington, was named after a local Native American whose name meant “the sound of birds.” The town eventually became the home of a coal mining community. Today there are 3,875 seniors living in Issaquah, some of whom might need assistance with daily activities. To house and support these seniors, there are three assisted living facilities within the city limits and another 26 located in the surrounding areas.
As is the case in all of Washington, Issaquah’s assisted living facilities are licensed by the Aging and Long-Term Support Administration Department of the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Issaquah
- Washington does not tax Social Security benefits, pensions or retirement savings account income which might help Issaquah seniors have more money available to spend on entertainment or facility expenses.
ORCA LIFT is an affordable transportation service available to Issaquah residents. In order to take advantage of this low-cost transit program, residents must meet financial criteria and have an ORCA LIFT Card. Seniors who are 65 and older can also get a Regional Reduced Fare Permit (RRFP) card which will allow them to access the various transit systems in the area at reduced rates.
- Issaquah has a very high cost of living at 203.9, more than twice as high as the U.S. average of 100. Seniors with restrictive budgets might find that other locations within Washington are more affordable.
- Issaquah has a violent crime rating of 7.8, much lower than the national average of 22.7; and a property crime rating of 42.9, slightly higher than the 35.4 U.S. average. Despite the lower violent crime rate, local seniors may want to travel in groups, keep an eye on their surroundings, and ensure that all vehicle doors are locked when traveling the city.
- The Issaquah area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Swedish Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Issaquah has comfortable year-round temperatures with July highs reaching 75 degrees and winter lows rarely dropping below 36. The city gets 58 inches of rain annually on average, and a mere eight inches of snow. Seniors who enjoy watching the seasons change but still prefer moderate temperatures may love living in this city.
Paying for Assisted Living in Issaquah
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Issaquah start around $4,776 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 Issaquah 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 Issaquah
Seniors who need help paying for assisted living costs may be able to benefit from one of the four Medicaid waiver programs available in Washington.
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 Issaquah
Issaquah 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 Issaquah, please visit our Assisted Living in Washington page.
The 10 Best Assisted Living Communities in Issaquah Area
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Issaquah
Issaquah-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.
Other Options in Issaquah, WA
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Issaquah
Review of Spiritwood at Pine Lake
I visited Spiritwood at Pine Lake. I liked the fact that the community seemed to really live and experience the whole facility, like someone was playing the piano. People seemed very involved and h... Read more
Review of Sunrise Senior Living of Issaquah
Sunrise of Issaquah is brand new and very bright on the inside and modern looking. They have a big dining area, a salon, and a media room. It was nice. It was just strange because any time I've bee... Read more
Review of University House Issaquah
University House Issaquah has been a wonderful home for our Mom since moving there at the end of 2015. After some health issues, we were looking for a home where she could be "safe and this facili... Read more