17 Assisted Living Facilities near Lacey, WA
There are 17 Assisted Living Facilities in the Lacey area, with 5 in Lacey and 12 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Lacey is $4,415 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,595. Cheaper nearby regions include Olympia with an average starting cost of $3,760.
To help you with your search, browse the 130 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Lacey. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Lacey 3.9 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Tumwater with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 6 families in Lacey find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Lacey, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Lacey, WA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Lacey
Lacey is a small town approximately five miles east of Olympia and just south of Interstate 5. In 2018, the city had a population of 44,664, with more than 18 percent over the age of 62.
Seniors who need some help with activities of daily living and who want to retire in the northwest, can select from five assisted living communities located in Lacey and 51 nearby in Olympia, Tumwater and Yelm. Regulated by the Washington State Department of Social Services, assisted living communities are known as assisted living facilities (ALFs) with at least seven residents. These facilities provide personal care and help administer medications to seniors.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Lacey
- The Lacey area is home to world-class medical facilities, including the Pacific Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Lacey has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Senior Services for the South Sound, an organization that seeks to improve the quality of life for seniors in the area, as well as at least nine senior centers.
- There are several transportation options for seniors in Lacey, including the Lewis Mason Thurson Area Agency, which is a Catholic Community Service that offers transportation to medical facilities, shopping centers, seniors centers and for other necessary errands. The Dial-A-Lift Inner-city transportation service is another door-to-door service that offers lifts for eligible seniors.
- Like many cities in the state of Washington, the cost of living is higher than other comparable cities in the nation. It is slightly lower than most larger cities in the state. This can still pose a challenge for seniors living on a budget.
- For seniors looking to escape the heat, Lacey offers mild summers with highs around 76 degrees Fahrenheit and cold winters with lows around 34 degrees Fahrenheit. The area does get more rainfall than the average US city, and residents will see about seven inches of snow per year.
- Violent crime is much lower in Lacey than in other cities in the United States. On a scale from one (low) to 100 (high), Lacey ranks 15.8 in violent crime. The city ranks 46.5 in regards to property crime.
Paying for Assisted Living in Lacey
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Lacey start around $4,415 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 Lacey 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 Lacey
Financing for seniors in ALFs in Lacey is available through the state’s Medicaid Waiver program. This program is called the Community Options Program Entry System (COPES). It pays for most types of personal care needs, including assistance with self-administration of medications. Some types of nursing care are also covered for those living in private apartments.
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 Lacey
Lacey 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 Lacey, please visit our Assisted Living in Washington page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Lacey
Lacey-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 Lacey
Review of Panorama
Panorama was wonderful. We looked at the assisted living area, but I haven't heard back from them yet. Communication was good up until just recently. The people have been great so far. I've been to... Read more
Review of Bonaventure of Lacey
Over we thought this was going to be a good place for my mother, but over the pass year I have had nothing but excuse for the management. We will fix that, or we can't get our staffing levels up. ... Read more
Review of Woodland by Bonventure
I did a regular tour at Woodland by Bonaventure. They came and picked me up and put me through the tour. I couldn't arrange transportation. They wanted me to come, so they called me and picked me u... Read more