26 Assisted Living Facilities near Lakewood, WA

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Caring Star 2018

Merrill Gardens at Tacoma

Provides: Assisted Living
7290 Rosemount Circle, Tacoma, WA 98465
"I was impressed with Merrill Gardens at Tacoma. It seemed like a very nice and well-run community. We saw the rooms, specifically in the memory unit where my father would be confined. The rooms..." More

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Patriots Landing

Provides: Assisted Living
1600 Marshall Circle, Dupont, WA 98327
"My mother is in Patriot's Landing. It's a military community, they take excellent care, they are very conscientious, and they're the finest that there is anywhere. They ran it like a hotel. It's..." More

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Caring Star 2016

Kings Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
8609 Portland Avenue East, Tacoma, WA 98445
"Very happy with this facility. My mother lives here and she is very happy there. It is clean and comfortable and the staff is wonderful." More

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Brookdale Allenmore

Provides: Assisted Living
3615 South 23rd Street, Tacoma, WA 98405
"My parents-in-law are now in Brookdale Allenmore. We picked it because it is smaller than a lot of the places we looked at. We felt that they would get more individual care, and it is a nice..." More

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Narrows Glen

Provides: Assisted Living
8201 6th Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98406
"My cousin will be moving to Narrows Glen into a totally new place that no one else has been in. It has just been renovated. They have lots of activities like music and ice cream socials. They have..." More

Pioneer Place Alzheimer Residence of ...

Provides: Assisted Living
11519 24th Avenue E, Tacoma, WA 98445
"Pioneer Place of Tacoma is very clean, and the staff is very nice and caring. They take very good care of my grandmother, who is pleased to be there. They have bingo, singing, and different..." More

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Bridgeport Place Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
5250 Bridgeport Way W, University Place, WA 98467
"Our mother is a current resident of Bridgeport Place, since arriving in 2010. Folks, all I can tell you is how wonderful this place has been for her. She loves the food, the room, the care, and the..." More

The Arbor Rose Adult Family Home

Provides: Assisted Living
6301 East Q Street, Tacoma, WA 98404
"My 94 year old sister has been a resident at this facility for over a year. She moved here from a assisted living facility and Arbor Rose has been even better for her than I expected. It is small..." More

Peoples Retirement Community

Provides: Assisted Living
1800 67th Street E, Tacoma, WA 98404
"The Community Relations Director is awesome and it shows that she cares about the residents and their families. The staff have gone beyond to try and make my mom's transition a good experience...." More

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Weatherly Inn Tacoma

Provides: Assisted Living
6016 N Highlands Pkwy, Tacoma, WA 98406
"Weatherly Inn is a beautiful home, but they don't take the kind of insurance my brother has. It's fabulous. I didn't go in the rooms, but everybody looked really happy. Everything was clean,..." More

Northwest Retirement Center

Provides: Assisted Living
610 N Fife Street, Tacoma, WA 98406
"I found the facility to be very well taken care of, the area was very clean, it even smelled clean. The food was pretty good, I will admit that it is a little bit limited, but the quality is..." More

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The Village Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
4707 South Orchard Street, Tacoma, WA 98466
"I liked the Village, including the rooms, and the plan for my father-in-law's care. I liked the pricing, because it's one price for moving in and an additional amount for everything, depending on..." More

Caring Star 2015

Spring Ridge Assisted Living & Memory...

Provides: Assisted Living
6856 E. Portland Avenue,, Tacoma, WA 98404
"I am living at Spring Ridge. It's an extremely nice place, with very helpful attendants. Every day, there's about three different things we can do, from outings to Bingo games. The food is very..." More

Harbor Place at Cottesmore

Provides: Assisted Living
2909 14th Avenue NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335
"I visited a couple of different places, one of which is Cottesmore of Life Care. The staff were very professional. It's a little bit more of a modern facility, so it looked newer and definitely..." More

Cascade Park Gardens

Provides: Assisted Living
4347 South Union Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98409
"We are in the process of getting my mom into the Cascade Park Gardens. We chose this facility basically because it was recommended by a social worker. The staff was very friendly, very open, and..." More

Cascade Park Vista

Provides: Assisted Living
242 St.Helens Avenue S, Tacoma, WA 98402
"I have visited Cascade, and I'm waiting on it right now. One thing I like most about it is that they accept Medicaid. It is very difficult to find assisted living that accepts Medicaid. They all..." More

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Harbor Place at Cottesmore

Provides: Assisted Living
1016 29th St. NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335
"What I liked best about Harbor Place at Cottesmore was the services they provided. They had a great set of activities not just bingo but other things about balance and health that would help a..." More

Life Manor Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
1609 South Union Ave, Tacoma, WA 98405
"I visited Life Manor with my kids. The staff were all very nice and very encouraging. They're around and involved with the people. The facilities were always clean. There were a lot of activities..." More

Golden AFH

Provides: Assisted Living
13306 72nd Ave. E, Puyallup, WA 98373
"Golden Adult Family Home was the first one we saw and I couldn't wait to get out of there. It was messy, it smelled of urine, and it just seemed so cluttered. It was terrible. I saw a room that was..." More

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Charlton Place Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
9723 Steele St S, Tacoma, WA 98444
"Charlton Place is a senior assisted living community located in beautiful Tacoma, Washington. Charlton Place has a wonderful, friendly atmosphere. Residents and their families especially enjoy the..." More

Living Hope Care Center

Provides: Assisted Living
402 North J St, Tacoma, WA 98403

Gibraltar Senior Living, Llc

Provides: Assisted Living
10816 18Th Ave E, Tacoma, WA 98445

Kats Care Center

Provides: Assisted Living
321 S 116Th Street, Tacoma, WA 98444

Pacific Avenue Residential Care

Provides: Assisted Living
5621 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98408

Waller Road Home

Provides: Assisted Living
4710 Waller Rd E, Tacoma, WA 98443

Kleiner Group Home

Provides: Assisted Living
6415 6Th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406

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    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Lakewood

    Located in Pierce County, Lakewood, Washington sits alongside the Puget Sound, which provides plenty of activities for seniors who enjoy the outdoors. The lack of tax on Social Security, pensions and retirement accounts make Lakewood an excellent place for seniors to call home. 

    Retirement accommodations are available at the one assisted living community located near the center of town and at the 57 other communities located nearby in places like Federal Way, Gig Harbor and Milton. Referred to as assisted living facilities (ALFs), these communities are regulated by the Washington State Department of Social Services on matters like staff training, personal care assistance, medication management, safety and security.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Lakewood

    • Seniors may obtain transportation to and from doctor’s appointments and for other errands through the Pierce Transit System. Several local senior centers have vans that offer transportation for scheduled shopping trips and to local stores, including the Lakewood Community Center.

    • The Lakewood area is home to world-class medical facilities, including the Franciscan St. Care Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

    • Lakewood has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Center for Independence, an organization that provides services to seniors with disabilities, and at least four senior centers.

    • Seniors living on a budget may have a difficult time affording Lakewood as the cost of living is higher than in comparable cities in the United States. It is slightly lower than other cities in the state.

    • On a scale from one (low) to 100 (high), Lakewood ranks 64.5 for violent crime and 58.2 in relation to property crime; figures that are significantly higher than the national average of 31.1 for violent crime and 38.1 for property crime.

    • Mild summer temperatures make Lakewood an excellent place to live for seniors who prefer to avoid the heat. The average high in July is around 75 degrees Fahrenheit, while the average low in January is around 35 degrees Fahrenheit. The city gets an average amount of rain each year with approximately 41 inches and an average of three inches of snow.


    Paying for Assisted Living in Lakewood

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Washington

    $4,097.00 Puyallup
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,850.00 University Place
    $3,049.00 Tacoma
    $3,000.00 Dupont
    $2,675.00 Milton

    Assisted Living costs in Lakewood start around $0 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 Lakewood 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 Lakewood

    Seniors who need assistance paying for an ALF in Lakewood may be eligible for help through the state Medicaid Waiver Program. Also referred to as the Community Options Program Entry System (COPES), this program pays for personal care, including some types of nursing assistance for those living in private apartments. Families may supplement the Medicaid assistance as needed to pay for additional types of care.

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

    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 Lakewood

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


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Lakewood

    Lakewood-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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