Situated 25 miles north of Seattle in Snohomish County, Mukilteo is a waterfront community of slightly under 22,000 residents, approximately 16% of whom are aged 65 or over. Mukilteo’s location makes it a good destination for seniors seeking a Pacific Northwest lifestyle combined with easy access to a world-class metro area. With no personal income tax, Washington seniors get to keep more of their Social Security payments and other retirement income. 

Assisted living is an option for seniors who need a little extra help with the normal activities of life but don’t require a nursing home level of care. Typical services in assisted living facilities include help with basic grooming, dressing, bathing, housekeeping, meal preparation and laundry. The average cost of assisted living in Mukilteo is $5,750 per month. 

This guide provides an introduction to assisted living in Mukilteo. Keep reading for more information on the costs of care in Mukilteo, the benefits and drawbacks of retiring in this community and a list of free resources designed to promote a good quality of life among Mukilteo seniors. 

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Mukilteo, WA

Harbour Pointe Assisted Living and Memory Care

10200 Harbour Place, Mukilteo, WA, 98275

Harbour Pointe Senior Living is located in Mukilteo, Washington, just south of Everett. It sits just east of Whidbey Island, giving residents easy access to boating and other outdoor activities. Resid … (read more)
Harbour Pointe Senior Living is located in Mukilteo, Washington, just south of Everett. It sits just east of Whidbey Island, giving residents easy access to boating and other outdoor activities. Resid … (read more)

Mukilteo Sunset Adult Family Home

7411 & 7415 46th Avenue W, Mukilteo, WA, 98275

Mukilteo Sunset came highly recommended by a hospice. It is really close from where we live. So far, my husband has been in there for a week and he seems to be doing fine. He has been diagnosed wit … (read more)
Mukilteo Sunset came highly recommended by a hospice. It is really close from where we live. So far, my husband has been in there for a week and he seems to be doing fine. He has been diagnosed wit … (read more)

Mountlake Terrace Plaza

23303 58th Ave W, Mountlake Terrace, WA, 98043

Mountlake Terrace Plaza is located in Mountlake Terrace, Washington, near I-5, close to medical offices, restaurants and shopping venues, and just a short drive from Seattle. Residents and loved ones … (read more)
Mountlake Terrace Plaza is located in Mountlake Terrace, Washington, near I-5, close to medical offices, restaurants and shopping venues, and just a short drive from Seattle. Residents and loved ones … (read more)

2022

Quail Park of Lynnwood

4015 164th Street SW, Lynnwood, WA, 98087

Quail Park in Lynnwood was almost resort-like. It’s very large and very well kept and the staff was extremely helpful. The gal that gave us the tour was fantastic. The dining areas are excellent; they … (read more)
Quail Park in Lynnwood was almost resort-like. It’s very large and very well kept and the staff was extremely helpful. The gal that gave us the tour was fantastic. The dining areas are excellent; they … (read more)

Cogir of Mill Creek

14905 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Mill Creek, WA, 98012

My mom is in Cogir of Mill Creek. The facility is very clean and very nice. The rooms are spacious. Sometimes, the food is not so pleasant. They are short-staffed. They have way too many residents for … (read more)
My mom is in Cogir of Mill Creek. The facility is very clean and very nice. The rooms are spacious. Sometimes, the food is not so pleasant. They are short-staffed. They have way too many residents for … (read more)

Brookdale Arbor Place

12806 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Everett, WA, 98208

Brookdale Arbor Place is nestled away in a private area of Everett, Washington, a short distance from a shopping center, restaurants and medical facilities. The facility has numerous signature program … (read more)
Brookdale Arbor Place is nestled away in a private area of Everett, Washington, a short distance from a shopping center, restaurants and medical facilities. The facility has numerous signature program … (read more)

North Creek by Bonaventure

1907 201st Place SE, Bothell, WA, 98012

North Creek by Bonaventure is a busy community. It’s fairly impacted by roads. They’re friendly but limited in space and amenities. The person who gave us the tour was very knowledgeable and friendly. … (read more)
North Creek by Bonaventure is a busy community. It’s fairly impacted by roads. They’re friendly but limited in space and amenities. The person who gave us the tour was very knowledgeable and friendly. … (read more)

Grandview Village

5800 64th Street NE, Marysville, WA, 98270

Grandview Village seemed to be a very nice facility. They’ve got very nice people. I don’t know anything about the food other than what they told me. They seemed to have activities and exercises. Thei … (read more)
Grandview Village seemed to be a very nice facility. They’ve got very nice people. I don’t know anything about the food other than what they told me. They seemed to have activities and exercises. Thei … (read more)

Brookdale Everett

11333 – 3rd Place West, Everett, WA, 98204

Brookdale Everett is located in Everett, Washington, near the spectacular Olympic Mountains. This facility offers assisted living options to seniors. Residents and their loved ones give high marks to … (read more)
Brookdale Everett is located in Everett, Washington, near the spectacular Olympic Mountains. This facility offers assisted living options to seniors. Residents and their loved ones give high marks to … (read more)

MorningStar of Silver Lake

520 112th St. SW, Everett, WA, 98204

I would highly recommend MorningStar of Silver Lake. The staff was very friendly, welcoming, and explained things well. The restaurant and the food menu looked very appetizing. The layout of the apart … (read more)
I would highly recommend MorningStar of Silver Lake. The staff was very friendly, welcoming, and explained things well. The restaurant and the food menu looked very appetizing. The layout of the apart … (read more)

Sunrise of Edmonds

750 Edmonds Way, Edmonds, WA, 98020

Sunrise of Edmonds is located in Edmonds, Washington, near shopping destinations, boutiques and Edmond’s beach. Residents say they feel at home here, for the management truly care for them. Visitors a … (read more)
Sunrise of Edmonds is located in Edmonds, Washington, near shopping destinations, boutiques and Edmond’s beach. Residents say they feel at home here, for the management truly care for them. Visitors a … (read more)

Cogir of Edmonds Assisted Living & Memory Care

21500 72nd Ave. W, Edmonds, WA, 98026

My brother was in Cogir of Edmonds Assisted Living & Memory Care. My brother liked it, and that was the one major criteria. They offer a basic level of care and for the time frame that we needed t … (read more)
My brother was in Cogir of Edmonds Assisted Living & Memory Care. My brother liked it, and that was the one major criteria. They offer a basic level of care and for the time frame that we needed t … (read more)

Edmonds Landing

180 Second Ave., Edmonds, WA, 98020

Edmonds Landing is a coastal community and it’s friendly. They have adequate but small kitchens and the staff was really helpful. The people there were having lunch and that’s what we saw. Their dinin … (read more)
Edmonds Landing is a coastal community and it’s friendly. They have adequate but small kitchens and the staff was really helpful. The people there were having lunch and that’s what we saw. Their dinin … (read more)

South Pointe Assisted Living

10330 4th Ave W, Everett, WA, 98204

My aunt is in South Pointe. It is beautiful. We chose it because we think it is perfect fit for her. However, it is like a condo style, and my aunts like living in a home. This is a small community. T … (read more)
My aunt is in South Pointe. It is beautiful. We chose it because we think it is perfect fit for her. However, it is like a condo style, and my aunts like living in a home. This is a small community. T … (read more)

Scriber Gardens

6024 200th Street SW, Lynnwood, WA, 98036

We went to see Gencare Lifestyle Lynnwood at Scriber Gardens about a week and a half ago. It had a gym but we couldn’t afford it. It’s back to the money thing. It was clean though and they were friend … (read more)
We went to see Gencare Lifestyle Lynnwood at Scriber Gardens about a week and a half ago. It had a gym but we couldn’t afford it. It’s back to the money thing. It was clean though and they were friend … (read more)

Maple Ridge by Bonaventure

1767 Alliance Ave, Freeland, WA, 98249

I have a family member living at Maple Ridge currently and we are looking for a new place to go. They have been neglectful of more than a few things but most concerningly problems with medications no … (read more)
I have a family member living at Maple Ridge currently and we are looking for a new place to go. They have been neglectful of more than a few things but most concerningly problems with medications no … (read more)

Fairwinds – Brighton Court

6520 196th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA, 98036

Fairwinds-Brighton Court is nestled in the friendly city of Lynwood, WA, conveniently close to Virginia Mason Lynwood Medical Center, shops and Heritage Park. Residents of this facility note that the … (read more)
Fairwinds-Brighton Court is nestled in the friendly city of Lynwood, WA, conveniently close to Virginia Mason Lynwood Medical Center, shops and Heritage Park. Residents of this facility note that the … (read more)

2018

Washington Oakes

1717 Rockefeller Ave, Everett, WA, 98201

Washington Oakes is located in downtown Everett, Washington, and is staffed by individuals dedicated to the wellness and comfort of its residents. The facility offers an array of amenities and service … (read more)
Washington Oakes is located in downtown Everett, Washington, and is staffed by individuals dedicated to the wellness and comfort of its residents. The facility offers an array of amenities and service … (read more)

Pacifica Senior Living Lynnwood

18625 60th Avenue West, Lynnwood, WA, 98037

Located on a tree-lined side street in the heart of Lynnwood, Washington, Pacifica Senior Living Lynnwood is a village-style senior living community. It’s a short drive from Seattle and many of the ar … (read more)
Located on a tree-lined side street in the heart of Lynnwood, Washington, Pacifica Senior Living Lynnwood is a village-style senior living community. It’s a short drive from Seattle and many of the ar … (read more)

Pacifica Senior Living Snohomish

1124 Pine Avenue, Snohomish, WA, 98290

Always impressed with the cleanliness of all the spaces. All the nurses are very knowledgeable and helpful. Would appreciate more updated technology in communicating with relatives (ex: zoom/face … (read more)
Always impressed with the cleanliness of all the spaces. All the nurses are very knowledgeable and helpful. Would appreciate more updated technology in communicating with relatives (ex: zoom/face … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Mukilteo

Since most COVID-19 rules for Assisted Living Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Assisted Living in Washington. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Mukilteo

Assisted living facilities in Washington State are regulated by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. Facilities are required to comply with all local, state and federal rules and regulations concerning accommodations, staffing and medication. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Mukilteo

  • The overall cost of living in Mukilteo is higher than that of Washington State as well as the national average. Health care is slightly more expensive in Mukilteo than the Washington average, but it’s 15.8% less expensive than the national average. 
  • Mukilteo gets slightly more rain than the national average, which may not make it the best choice for those who prefer a dry climate. However, the rain keeps everything green and lush, and the pleasant summers provide plenty of opportunity for outdoor recreation. 
  • Mukilteo is close to highly rated medical facilities, including University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle and Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett. 
  • Washington is one of only seven U.S. states that doesn’t collect a personal income tax, which means seniors don’t pay state tax on retirement income, including Social Security benefits. 
  • The Sound Transit system runs throughout Puget Sound, making it possible for Mukilteo seniors to travel freely back and forth from Seattle and other nearby communities. Those aged 65 and over can apply for the Reduced Fare Permit to save money on transportation. 

Paying for Assisted Living in Mukilteo

The average monthly cost of assisted living in Mukilteo is $5,750, according to the 2021 Genworth  Cost of Care Survey. This is $250 more than the overall Washington average of $6,000 per month and $1,250 more than the national average of $4,500. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Assisted living costs in Washington range from a high of $6,750 in the Seattle metro area to a low of $3,211 in the rural community of Walla Walla. Residents of assisted living facilities in Yakima in Central Washington pay an average of $4,975, while their counterparts in the southwestern part of the state in Longview pay $5,300 per month. 

$5750

Mukilteo

$6000

Washington

$4500

The United States

$6750

Seattle

$3211

Walla Walla

$4975

Yakima

$5300

Longview

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors in Mukilteo have access to other types of care along with assisted living. The most affordable option is usually adult day health care, but this cost is not available for Mukilteo. Nursing homes have the highest price tag, at $12,243 for a private room and $10,479 for a semiprivate room. For seniors who’d rather receive care in their own homes, home care services and home health care cost an average of $6,673 and $7,007, respectively. 

$6673

Homemaker Services

$7007

Home Health Care

$2600

Adult Day Health Care

$5750

Assisted Living Facility

$10479

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$12243

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Data for Mukilteo was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Bremerton, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Mukilteo

Seniors who are moving into an assisted living facility in Mukilteo may be eligible to receive assistance from the Community Options Program Entry System (COPES) program. This waiver program is operated under the Washington State Medicaid system.

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

Paying for Assisted Living 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 Mukilteo

There are many resources in Mukilteo to help seniors retain independence and enjoy a good quality of life. The following list includes transportation options, recreational possibilities and an all-purpose information line with over 1,000 community-based programs and services.

Resource 

Contact 

Service 

(425) 374-6303

Residents of Snohomish County who are aged 60 and over may be able to access transportation to health care appointments, senior centers, shopping and other basic errands. Participants must not be able to take public transportation or be able to use their personal vehicle. This program operates under the umbrella of Catholic Community Services of Western Washington. 

425-262-2557

As the designated Area Agency on Aging for Mukilteo and other Snohomish County communities, the Snohomish County Long-Term Care and Aging Program provides a range of services to area seniors. Services include case management, health and wellness screenings and Medicare counseling. The agency also keeps a directory of senior centers in the area and administers the federally funded Senior Nutrition Program. 

(425) 388-7255

Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces can get assistance with benefits claims and appeals from Snohomish County Veterans Assistance Program. The program also provides referrals to services such as local VA hospitals and mobile dental vans. Veterans who are in immediate need may qualify for emergency financial assistance. 

(425) 263-8000

Mukilteo seniors can access a range of programs and services designed to provide recreation, social engagement and the opportunity to explore new hobbies and learn new skills from the Mukilteo Recreation Division. Activities include fitness sessions, technology workshops, group outings to local points of interest and classes in a variety of subjects. 

(800) 422-2024

Senior Information & Assistance is the starting point for seniors and their families seeking more information on case management, respite care and other available services in Snohomish County. The organization maintains a database of more than 1,100 services, and it makes referrals to long-term care options that are funded by the state. The staff also speaks Chinese, Korean and Tagalog. 

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Mukilteo

Mukilteo Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities in Washington are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Washington page for more information about these laws.

Washington Laws and Regulations