10 Assisted Living Facilities near Kelso, WA

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Kelso, WA

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Highlander Place

Provides: Assisted Living
114 Corduroy Road, Kelso, WA 98626
"We chose the Highlander Place for my mother, and she's moving there. The rooms have everything that you can use, and you would need in them. They're very nice, we got Mom one that looks out the..." More

Outward Bound Group Home

Provides: Assisted Living
922 Cedar St, Kelso, WA 98626

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Canterbury Inn

Provides: Assisted Living
1324 3rd Avenue, Longview, WA 98632
"My mom has had respite stays at Canterbury Inn. From the very beginning, staff and residents alike have been helpful and welcoming, including her in activities & making sure she's comfortable,..." More

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Delaware Plaza

Provides: Assisted Living
926 Delaware St., Longview, WA 98632
"Delaware Plaza is a good and an updated facility. My mom needs to have a place that had 24/7 nursing, and they have everything my mom will need. The staff were all very helpful in giving us the..." More

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Prestige Senior Living Monticello Park

Provides: Assisted Living
605 Broadway Street, Longview, WA 98632
"Up until a month ago, my grandparent was in independent living at Prestige Montecillo Park, and they just help her out once in a while if she needs it, but she just moved into the actual living..." More

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Evergreen Americana Health & Rehab Ce...

Provides: Assisted Living
917 7TH AVENUE, Longview, WA 98632

Villager Inn Retirement Center

Provides: Assisted Living
420 1st Avenue Southwest, Castle Rock, WA 98611
"I went to the Villager Inn Retirement Center. I went through the rooms, and there weren't a lot of people there sitting out. I wanted Mom closer to me instead of driving to Castle Rock. The..." More

New Westside Terrace (Nwst)

Provides: Assisted Living
1200 17th Avenue, Longview, WA 98632
"My sister has been taken care of very well at New Westside Terrace and she's been doing good. They do a good job and my sister likes it there. The staff is very nice, they're all very friendly, and..." More

The Amber Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
365 Bel Air Dr, Clatskanie, OR 97016
"I am very positive about The Amber assisted living. The new management is great - very conscientious about doing a great job and ensuring everything runs well and residents are well cared for. ..." More

Cedar View Group Home

Provides: Assisted Living
1128 8Th St, Longview, WA 98632

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Kelso

    Originally inhabited by Native Americans from the Cowlitz tribe, Kelso is a modest-sized town in southwestern Washington that's home to about 1,500 people aged 65 and over. For the members of this population that need some help with daily living, there are two assisted living facilities located in town and an additional seven facilities nearby. In order to protect the health and safety of residents, the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) regulates and licenses these facilities in Kelso and other places throughout the state. 

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Kelso

    • While Kelso gets a lot of rain, about 60 inches per year on average, mild temperatures in the summer allow active seniors to get outdoors often. The average low in January is 34 degrees, and the average high in July is comfortable 77 degrees.
    • Kelso has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Kelso Senior Center Association (KSCA), an organization that provides programs to improve the quality of life for older adults as well as one senior center.
    • Seniors in Kelso are served by several public transportation options. For local travel within Kelso and Longview, RiverCities Transit operates several bus routes with reduced fares for seniors. Long-distance travel is available on Amtrak and at Southwest Washington Regional Airport.
    • Washington state does not have any personal income tax, so seniors in Kelso can put more of their money from Social Security, pensions or retirement accounts towards assisted living.
    • The cost of living in Kelso is very similar to many other parts of the United States, just 0.5% below the national average of 100. It is, however, significantly more affordable than the Washington state average which may be appealing to seniors who wish to stay in the state.
    • Kelso has few facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in Longview.

    Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.


    Paying for Assisted Living in Kelso

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Washington

    $4,690.00 Scappoose
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,502.00 Vancouver
    $3,080.00 Chehalis
    $3,058.00 Longview
    $3,025.00 Battle Ground
    $2,675.00 Centralia
    $1,880.00 Kelso

    Assisted Living costs in Kelso start around $1,880 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 Kelso 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 Kelso

    Seniors in Kelso have several financial aid options to help pay for care at an assisted living facility, but they are only available through the state's Medicaid system. The Medicaid Personal Care(MPC) program,  Community First Choice Option (CFCO) program and Washington Medicaid COPES Waiver all provide funding for support services but not room or board.

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

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    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 Kelso

    Kelso 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 Kelso, please visit our Assisted Living in Washington page.


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Kelso

    Kelso-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.

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    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Kelso

    • Review of Highlander Place

      We chose the Highlander Place for my mother, and she's moving there. The rooms have everything that you can use, and you would need in them. They're very nice, we got Mom one that looks out the gar... Read more

      Alisa
    • Review of Highlander Place

      We took a tour of the Highlander Place. They don't have a lot of nursing care. I met two of the staff members, and they were nice, caring, and very nice to deal with. It's nice, neat, and clean, an... Read more

      Reviewer#AT0219D
    • Review of Highlander Place

      My mom moved into Highlander Place and the experience is very good. The place is very nice. They play bingo, do exercise stuff, play puzzles and all kinds of little things in there. There is always... Read more

      Leslea
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