2 Assisted Living Facilities near Monroe, WA
There are 2 Assisted Living Facilities in the Monroe area, with 1 in Monroe and 1 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Monroe is $3,460 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,450. Cheaper nearby regions include Bothell with an average starting cost of $2,835.
To help you with your search, browse the 16 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Monroe. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Monroe 3.5 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Snohomish with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.
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1 Assisted Living Facility in Monroe, WA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Monroe
Monroe is located in Snohomish County, Washington, just 30 miles outside of Seattle. The area is home to several beautiful parks and is known for its lush greenery and sprawling mountain views. Nearly 9 percent of Monroe's 18,700 residents are over the age of 65. There is one assisted living facility in Monroe and one more located nearby in Snohomish.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Monroe
- The Monroe area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Monroe Health, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Monroe has an array of community resources available to seniors, including a daily lunch program, as well as one senior center.
Community Transit provides a safe public transportation option for residents of Snohomish County and helps seniors safely travel throughout Monroe with dial-a-ride and rideshare programs. Reduced rates are available for those over 65.
- The cost of living in Monroe is more than 40 percent higher than the national average. Seniors with limited income may want to consider assisted living options in a less expensive part of Washington.
- Although the temperatures in Monroe are fairly comfortable year-round with an average July high of 75 degrees and an average January low of 35 degrees, the area tends to see a lot of rain. The average rainfall throughout the Monroe area is 48 inches per year, which is 9 inches more than the U.S. average.
- Violent crime rates in Monroe are a bit above the state average, which may result in seniors feeling unsafe living in the area. Around three violent crimes occur per 1,000 residents each year in Monroe, while the state average is only 3.02 violent crimes per 1,000 residents.
Paying for Assisted Living in Monroe
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Monroe start around $3,460 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 Monroe 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 Monroe
There are two Medicaid programs available in Washington that help seniors pay for the cost of services provided in assisted living facilities. Depending on the level of care required, seniors may either apply for coverage under the state's Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver program - Community Options Program Entry System (COPES) or the Washington Medicaid State Plan.
Although there is no state supplement available to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in Washington, the state does cap room and board charges for these seniors. Family supplementation is also allowed in Washington.
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 Monroe
Monroe 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 Monroe, please visit our Assisted Living in Washington page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Monroe
Monroe-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.
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Monroe
Review of Brookdale Monroe
We liked Brookdale Monroe, but it was more than we can afford. They were very nice people who seemed like they had a nice place in there. They gave us a tour and were very nice and personable. The ... Read more
Review of Brookdale Monroe
We checked out Brookdale Monroe. The place is very nice, but they are so expensive. We thought that they were not as willing to help the individual. Some of the staff are exceptional, but they do n... Read more
Review of Brookdale Monroe
Brookdale was a very nice place and I really liked that. The people were nice, pleasant and great. The dining room was beautiful as well. Read more