19 Assisted Living Facilities near Kennewick, WA
There are 19 Assisted Living Facilities in the Kennewick area, with 13 in Kennewick and 6 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Kennewick is $3,285 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,500.
To help you with your search, browse the 76 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Kennewick. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Kennewick 4.2 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Pasco with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Kennewick, WA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Kennewick
Kennewick is part of the Tri-Cities area of Washington, joining forces with neighboring cities Pasco and Richland on the Columbia, Snake and Yakima rivers. Many senior citizens here enjoy wine, golf courses and the small-town atmosphere, and if they need help with some or all of the activities of daily living, they can choose from 13 assisted living facilities in Kennewick, or the 10 more in Pasco and Richland. The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Aging and Long-Term Support Administration, handles the licensing for these facilities in the Tri-Cities region and elsewhere in the state. Each facility has a minimum of seven residents receiving room, board and assistance with daily living tasks.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Kennewick
- Not much precipitation falls here. In fact, Kennewick receives only eight inches of rain per year and just three inches of snow. This is advantageous for seniors, helping them stay active year-round.
- Kennewick has above-average air quality when compared with U.S. figures. The city scores 67 on a scale of 1 to 100, while the nationwide average is 58. Wildfires in the summer do sometimes negatively affect the air quality in Kennewick, so seniors should keep an eye out for any air quality alerts.
- Seniors should take the usual precautions to guard against crime. The U.S. rate for violent crime on a scale of 1 to 100 is 31.1, and Kennewick’s rate is 24.1. Its property crime rate is above-average at 46.7 — compared with the national average of 38.1.
- The overall cost of living in Kennewick is somewhat higher than the national average, mostly due to housing costs. Seniors may have to pay more for assisted living here than in other states. However, next to the even higher Washington state averages, Kennewick may seem like a bargain.
Ben Franklin Transit handles public transportation in the Tri-Cities area. In general, seniors 65 and older can ride for free.
- The Kennewick region has a number of museums that can make for interesting day trips. Examples include the Manhattan Project National Historical Park and the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture. The Toyota Center hosts several Broadway shows each year, and the area offers ballet, art galleries and opera.
Paying for Assisted Living in Kennewick
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Kennewick start around $3,285 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 Kennewick 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 Kennewick
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 Kennewick
Kennewick 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 Kennewick, please visit our Assisted Living in Washington page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Kennewick
Kennewick-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 Kennewick
Review of Hawthorne Court
We chose to put my mother in Hawthorne Court in Kennewick. They were just friendly as could be before we went in, but once she was already in there, they hardly went to see her and check on her. T... Read more
Review of Three Rivers Place
Three Rivers Place is a very nice place. The people are very helpful and nice, but it's not the right place for my aunt because she needs more care, but it's too late now to change. It's a newer bu... Read more
Review of Parkview Estates
My Father had to go into Parkview Estates in March. He was just coming out of a Rehab center and we brought him to Parkview for a respite stay. We were able to get a good look at how Parkview ope... Read more