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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Milton, WA for 2024

Our comprehensive listings and authentic reviews in Milton, WA below include 55 Assisted Living facilities with 983 reviews. On average in Milton, residents and their loved ones rate Assisted Living options 4.6 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Milton

The city of Milton, nestled in both King and Pierce counties, is home to 7,239 residents and has a median age of 39 —  yet 26.5 percent of residents are aged 55 and older. Seniors who can no longer live independently will find two local assisted living facilities (ALFs) in Milton and 42 in neighboring cities.

Residents in ALFs can expect help with activities of daily living (ADLs) and room and board, as per the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), Aging and Long-Term Support Administration

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Milton

  • When compared to the national rank of 100, the cost of living for Milton residents ranks a 122 which is considerably more expensive. Seniors may need to consider that all expenses in the town are pricier in comparison to other cities, including groceries, health care, transportation, and utilities.

  • Seniors in Milton experience mild year-round temperatures between 39 degrees Fahrenheit and 79 degrees Fahrenheit, which enables seniors to participate in outdoor recreation all year. The town also experiences little-to-no humidity throughout the summer.

  • The air quality index in Milton 1 percent better than the national average. However, its pollution index is 249 percent worse than the national average, which may make outdoor activities difficult for seniors with respiratory problems.

  • The Milton area has no facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in Puyallup, Washington.

  • Milton has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Milton Senior Society, an organization that provides community lunch, bingo and other activities for local seniors.

  • Seniors on a limited-income may benefit from living in Washington, where there are no personal income taxes. Alternatively, sales taxes are considerably higher here, averaging around 9.9 percent.

Paying for Assisted Living in Milton

Assisted Living costs in Milton start around $3,450 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 Milton 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.

Cities in Washington

Puyallup

$4,445

Bonney Lake

$4,190

Auburn

$4,153

US

$4,000

Tacoma

$3,993

Federal Way

$3,965

Sumner

$3,526

Milton

$3,450

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Milton

Milton seniors may qualify for the Medicaid Community Options Program Entry System (COPES), Community First Choice (CFC), Medicaid Personal Care (MPC) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs. Seniors in King and Pierce Counties also have access to the New Freedom Waiver.

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

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 Milton

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

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Milton

Milton-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.

Laws and Regulations in Washington

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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John

I visited this facility

Review of Meridian at Stone Creek

The staff at Meridian at Stone Creek kind of took us through a walkabout on independent, assisted, and memory care. It was a nice community. It's just their price is a little high for our budget....

Provider response

Thank you for your review! We're glad to hear that you have enjoyed your experience at Meridian at Stone Creek.

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Jina

I visited this facility

Review of Meridian at Stone Creek

Meridian at Stone Creek seemed dark. It didn't seem like there were as many activities going on as the other place. We witnessed many healthcare staff members throughout the building though. The...

Provider response

Hi Jina, your feedback and high star rating mean a lot to us. Thank you for taking the time to leave this review for our community!

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Wendy

I visited this facility

Review of Mill Ridge Village

I went to Mill Ridge Village. Everything was very nice, I just didn't feel comfortable about it. It was more of a gut feeling. The staff was great. I toured both the studio and one-bedroom, and...

Provider response

Wendy, thank you for your wonderful review! At Mill Ridge, we take great pride in our committed team and the tight-knit community they have fostered. We will be sure to pass along your kind words....

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