52 Assisted Living Facilities near Mountlake Terrace, WA
There are 52 Assisted Living Facilities in the Mountlake Terrace area, with 2 in Mountlake Terrace and 50 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Mountlake Terrace is $3,610 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,495. Cheaper nearby regions include Lynnwood with an average starting cost of $3,283.
To help you with your search, browse the 263 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Mountlake Terrace. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Mountlake Terrace 4.4 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Snohomish with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Mountlake Terrace, WA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Mountlake Terrace
Mountlake Terrace is a small city located north of Seattle that has an impressive 355 acres of parks, public open spaces and other recreational attractions. Approximately 11% of the city’s estimated 19,909 residents are seniors. There are two assisted living facilities in the city itself to support those seniors, and another 51 are located in nearby communities.
Assisted living facilities throughout the state, including those in Mountlake Terrace, are licensed by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Mountlake Terrace
The American Lung Association ranks the Seattle-Tacoma metropolitan area ninth in short-term particle pollution, making it one of the most polluted cities in the U.S. While particle pollution isn’t healthy for anyone, it’s particularly dangerous for seniors and people with respiratory conditions. For seniors who enjoy spending time outdoors, other cities may be better retirement destinations.
- Compared to other U.S. cities of the same size, Mountlake Terrace has a high crime rate. While both violent and property crimes occur at above-average levels, the motor vehicle theft rate is among the highest in the country. People in this city have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming a crime victim.
- The climate in Mountlake Terrace is much more comfortable than the nationwide average. Temperatures are mild, with winter lows in the 30s and summer highs in the 70s. The city only receives 4 inches of snow per year, on average.
- Like other cities in the Seattle area, Mountlake Terrace has a high cost of living. Compared to the U.S. average, housing in Mountlake Terrace is approximately two-and-a-half times more expensive. However, healthcare and utilities are more affordable than the national average.
- Since Washington State doesn’t have an income tax, seniors won’t need to pay tax on their pensions or other sources of retirement income. These tax savings can help free up money in assisted living budgets for Mountlake Terrace seniors.
- The Community Transit bus service connects Mountlake Terrace with the nearby communities of Lynwood and Edmonds. The Dial-A-Ride transportation service provides an accessible option for seniors who can’t use the regular bus service.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Mountlake Terrace
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Mountlake Terrace start around $3,385 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 Mountlake Terrace 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 Mountlake Terrace
Apple Health, Washington's Medicaid system, supports a waiver program that may help seniors pay for assisted living services in Mountlake Terrace. This program is called the Community Options Program Entry System (COPES) waiver.
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 Mountlake Terrace
Mountlake Terrace 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 Mountlake Terrace, please visit our Assisted Living in Washington page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Mountlake Terrace
Mountlake Terrace-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 Mountlake Terrace
Review of Mountlake Terrace Plaza
We chose Mountlake Terrace Plaza for my mother-in-law because she needed closer care and more round-the-clock assistance. At this point, I would highly recommend them. It's clean, it's great servic... Read more
Review of Mountlake Terrace Plaza
Mountlake Terrace Plaza has a very receptive, warm, and pleasant staff. Everyone there, from the director to the head of nursing, from marketing to CNAs to the dining staff, all of them have been g... Read more
Review of Vineyard Park at Mountain Terrace
Vineyard Park at Mountlake Terrace had a lot of good activities. It was new and beautiful, but it didn't have the warm and small home-like atmosphere that we were looking for. Read more