Assisted Living in Kirkland

77 Communities

Merrill Gardens at Kirkland

14 Main Street South, Kirkland, WA
$$$$
12 reviews
Merrill Gardens at Kirkland is tucked between Peter Kirk Park and Kirkland Library, in Mercer Island, Washington. Visitors describe the facility as contemporary, welcoming and hotel-like, praising its spacious and pleasant bedrooms. Residents' loved ones are impressed with the activities schedule, which includes off-site trips to farmers markets, the movies and local stores. Friends and family of residents describe the staff as excellent, particularly noting their friendly an... (read more)
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Madison House

12215 N.E. 128th Street, Kirkland, WA
$$$$
9 reviews
Michelle358653: "Madison House had formality to it, which might be appealing to some folks who like a country club feeling, but for me, it was very stuffy and out of sync with the generation that they would need to be serving soon. It was more elderly in feeling and clientele than the other two places that I saw. The environment looked like it was a used up nursing home as opposed to independent living condominiums that happened to be for older couples or older individuals. I tasted the food... (read more)
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Life Care Center of Kirkland

10101 Northeast 120th Street, Kirkland, WA
$$$$
12 reviews
Emelia : "Life Care Center Kirkland is a very light and airy facility. The place has a very friendly feeling. It's got a lot of big rooms around for dining and for games. Our relative that was there was pleased with the place. I thought it was very nice. The staff is very professional and very helpful. The physical and occupational therapy is good. We're very pleased. "
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Aegis Lodge

12629 116th Avenue NE, Kirkland, WA
$$$$
7 reviews
Caring85521050: "I went and visited a friend at Aegis. It was always immaculate and attractively decorated. I had seen various activities there that included the people. I tried the food, and it was very good. The apartment had a living room with a little kitchenette, and then there's a bedroom and bathroom. The staff was always pleasant and very caring with the people. If I would be going to a nursing care, I would very likely pick that one because my friend lived there and because it was v... (read more)
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Lakeview of Kirkland

6505 Lakeview Drive NE, Kirkland, WA
$$$$
9 reviews
Her0428: "Brookdale Kirkland's rooms seemed very nice. They have different activities like art, library, movies, and Bingo. They have exercises and a theater. I didn't have a meal there, but everything looked good. The staff was very nice and helpful. What wasn't quite as nice was the lobby and the dining area."
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Aegis of Kirkland

13000 Totem Lake Boulevard, Kirkland, WA
$$$$
5 reviews
AustenKent: "Moving my dear friend into Aegis of Kirkland provided much needed relief to her family on the other side of the country. She received far better care than the facility she was at before. She was treated with love and dignity during the last months of her life. The love and support provided by the staff was way above what I have seen at other facilities. You can feel the love the staff have for the seniors. There is a camaraderie also between the staff. Laurel, the general... (read more)
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The Gardens At Juanita Bay

11853 97Th Ave Ne, Kirkland, WA
$$$$
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Overlake Terrace

2956 152nd Avenue NE, Redmond, WA
$$$$
31 reviews
Overlake Terrace is located in Redmond, Washington, a few minutes from Willows Run Golf Complex, Sixty Acres Park and Redmond Regional Library. Relatives say this facility has a number of engaging recreational activities, such as wine evenings with musical entertainment, arts and crafts and exercise classes. The staff is described by family members as being knowledgeable, friendly and always willing to go the extra mile. Residents note that the food is great and special meal ... (read more)
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Redmond Senior Living

15241 NE 20th St., Bellevue, WA
$$$$
19 reviews
Redmond Senior Living is located in Bellevue, Washington, a short distance from Glendale Country Club, Kelsey Creek Park and Bellevue Square. Relatives note the impressive number of recreational activities, such as movies, cooking classes and poker games. Family members give high marks to the beautiful courtyard, spacious common areas and swimming pool. Visitors describe the staff as incredibly kind and caring and say they have a great attitude. Reviewers also mention that th... (read more)
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Sunrise of Bellevue

15928 NE 8th Street, Bellevue, WA
$$$$
17 reviews
Sunrise of Bellevue is conveniently located in a suburb of Seattle near the local community center, a park and a shopping district that includes fine dining and theaters. Residents appreciate the staff's responsive care and respect for their independence, while family members enjoy knowing their loved ones receive a full range of services such as housekeeping and transportation. They enjoy the beautiful outdoor garden and patio as a peaceful space for relaxation and visi... (read more)
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At A Glance

There are 77 assisted living communities in the city and surrounding suburbs to choose from. The average cost of assisted living in Kirkland is $3,228 per month, according to the latest estimates from Genworth.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Kirkland

Kirkland is a waterfront city, located east of Seattle in the shadow of majestic Mount Rainier. In 2014, Money Magazine ranked Kirkland as the 5th best place to live in the U.S. mostly for its vibrant cultural scene and breathtaking natural settings, both of which can add to the quality of life for its seniors. Kirkland has a population of over 87,000 people, and 6.9 percent of them are over 65 years old. There are 159 assisted living facilities in the area to accommodate this segment of the population.

Assisted living facilities in the state of Washington fall under the regulation of the Residential Care Services arm of the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. By definition, Washington assisted living facilities are a home or facility that provides basic services, housing and perhaps domiciliary services.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Kirkland

  • Seniors seeking a frugal lifestyle will be hard pressed to find it in Kirkland where the cost of living is 75.3 percent higher than the national average. Groceries, health care and transportation are all high, and housing is almost three times the national average.
  • Kirkland experiences the legendary rainy weather of the northwest region of the country but has only four inches of snow each year, much lower than the national average. Temperatures are milder year round which is easier on seniors compromised by breathing or mobility issues.
  • Sales tax levels in Kirkland are also higher than normal, coming in at 9.5 percent as compared to the 6.0 percent national average. There is an advantage for seniors seeking employment as the income tax rate is zero percent as compared to the national rate of 4.6 percent.
  • King County Metro provides public transportation at a reduced rate for seniors who use their Regional Reduced Fare Permit (RRFP). Seniors aged 65 or older, those with disabilities and Medicare card holders may apply for this special benefit. 
  • Special programs and activities are available for individuals over the age of 50 through the Peter Kirk Community Center. Some of the available classes include yoga, aerobics, golf, Zumba and line dancing. Other pursuits include a Steppers Walkers Group, charter tours and arts and crafts.


Paying for Assisted Living in Kirkland

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in Washington

$4,000.00 US
$3,523.00 Bellevue
$3,500.00 Kenmore
$3,228.00 Kirkland
$3,200.00 Woodinville
$2,810.00 Redmond
$2,635.00 Bothell

Assisted Living costs in Kirkland start around $3,228 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 Kirkland 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 Kirkland

Seniors requiring financial assistance to help pay for costs associated with assisted living can apply to the PACE 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 Kirkland

Kirkland 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.


Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Kirkland

Kirkland-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.