10 Assisted Living Facilities near Mount Vernon, WA

4 Assisted Living Facilities in Mount Vernon, WA

Ashley Gardens

Provides: Assisted Living
3807 E College Way, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
"Ashly Gardens, Mt. Vernon, WA January 29, 2019 Ashley Gardens showed up in Shirley’s life just in time. She was having behavioral problems: striking the nurses and staff, threatening other..." More

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The Bridge at Mount Vernon

Provides: Assisted Living
301 South LaVenture Road, Mount Vernon, WA 98274
"My mother lived at The Bridge for 5 years prior to her recent passing. It is a bright and welcoming place. Mom enjoyed bingo, flyswatter volleyball, group crossword, and outings in the bus. She was..." More

Mountain Glen Retirement Community

Provides: Assisted Living
1810 E Division Street, Mount Vernon, WA 98274
"Our Mom has lived in Mt Glen Assisted living for 6 months and will now be there on hospice care. She loves the food, the gardens, the frequent music activities, the weekly ice cream socials and her..." More

The Bridge at Mount Vernon

Provides: Assisted Living
301 South LaVenture Road, Mount Vernon, WA 98274

6 Assisted Living Facilities near Mount Vernon, WA

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Country Meadow Village

Provides: Assisted Living
1501 Collins Road, Sedro Woolley, WA 98284
"Country Meadow Village's care is very good. The community that my mom is in is friendly and homey. The place is very nice, clean and kept up to date. It's a good community. The staff is good and..." More

La Conner Retirement Inn

Provides: Assisted Living
204 N 1st St, La Conner, WA 98257
"The management staff at La Conner Retirement Inn welcomed my mother before, during, and after her move to La Conner last month. I am grateful especially to the community relations director, Gisele,..." More

Creekside Continuing Care Community

Provides: Assisted Living
400 Gilkey Rd, Burlington, WA 98233
"The top of our list is Creekside. I really like it. I like that they have two different dining areas, e.g., a regular dining hall and a bistro. You can go to either one. This gives you two..." More

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Where The Heart Is

Provides: Assisted Living
410 Norris Street, Burlington, WA 98233
"I visited numerous people that live in Where the Heart Is. The staff seemed very friendly, and the facility looked clean to me. The room that I saw looked fine to me. " More

Life Care Center of Skagit Valley

Provides: Assisted Living
1462 West SR-20, Sedro Woolley, WA 98284
"Life Care Center of Skagit Valley had an opening so we took it for mom and we were very pleased with it. The building is quite old, but they do an excellent job of keeping it clean. They like her,..." More

Ovenell Home LTC Inc

Provides: Assisted Living
625 E Washington Ave, Burlington, WA 98233

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Mount Vernon

    Mount Vernon, Washington, is part of Skagit County and known throughout the region for its participation in the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival which grows millions of tulips every year. The city is home to 35,741 people, 15.2% of whom are aged 65 years or older. Mount Vernon's senior population can choose from the area's four assisted living facilities to help support them in activities of daily living.

    In Mount Vernon, and throughout the entire state of Washington, assisted living facilities are called assisted living facilities (ALFs). They are administered and licensed by The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS).

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Mount Vernon

    • The Mount Vernon area is home to world-class medical facilities, including the Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
    • Mount Vernon seniors can take advantage of Washington state's retirement tax-friendliness. Neither public or private pensions, Social Security, nor withdrawals from retirement accounts are subject to any state tax. Washington also does not levy inheritance or estate tax. 
    • Seniors in Mount Vernon will spend more than the national average in all sectors except utilities and health care. Overall, the cost of living in Mount Vernon is 22.2 percent higher than the average in the rest of the country.
    • Violent crime in Mount Vernon is very low. On a scale of one to 100, with one being the safest possible environment, the average incidence of violent crime scores a 13. Property crime is a bigger concern to seniors; it rates 60.1 out of 100, which is nearly 25 points above the national average.
    • Seniors who want to avoid the snow appreciate that Mount Vernon only sees an average 5 inches of snow per year, compared to an average of 28 inches in the rest of the country. The average rainfall exactly matches the national average at 38 inches per year. 
    • As part of the Skagit Valley, Mount Vernon benefits from a robust public bus service network which offers discounted fares to seniors. 

    Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.


    Paying for Assisted Living in Mount Vernon

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Washington

    $4,000.00 US
    $3,505.00 Bellingham
    $3,150.00 Sedro Woolley
    $3,120.00 Oak Harbor
    $3,081.00 Arlington
    $2,280.00 Anacortes

    Assisted Living costs in Mount Vernon 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 Mount Vernon 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 Mount Vernon

    Mount Vernon seniors can access a number of Medicaid waivers to help afford assisted living services. These programs include the Community Options Program Entry System (COPES), Washington Medicaid Personal Care (MPC), the Community First Choice Program and the New Freedom Program. Seniors may need to be pre-screened to assess their eligibility. 

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

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    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 Mount Vernon

    Mount Vernon 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 Mount Vernon, please visit our Assisted Living in Washington page.


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Mount Vernon

    Mount Vernon-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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    Assisted Living near Mount Vernon, WA

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Mount Vernon

    • Review of Ashley Gardens

      Ashly Gardens, Mt. Vernon, WA January 29, 2019 Ashley Gardens showed up in Shirley’s life just in time. She was having behavioral problems: striking the nurses and staff, threatening other... Read more

      Ma'dame
    • Review of Ashley Gardens

      I have a friend that lived there . And she received great care and the staff was very helpful. was very pleased with what i saw. This is definitely a place i would refer to a friend. Read more

      the gypsy
    • Review of Ashley Gardens

      I have been friends of a gentleman thats wife was here for several years. He has nothing but great things to say about Ashley Gardens. When ever I visited, the staff was always so helpful and carin... Read more

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