14 Assisted Living Facilities near Olympia, WA
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There are 14 Assisted Living Facilities in the Olympia area, with 9 in Olympia and 5 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Olympia is $3,363 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,400. Cheaper nearby regions include Lacey with an average starting cost of $2,695.
To help you with your search, browse the 100 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Olympia. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Olympia 3.7 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Lacey with an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars.
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9 Assisted Living Facilities in Olympia, WA
5 Assisted Living Facilities near Olympia, WA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Olympia
Olympia, the state capital of Washington, sits on the southern end of Puget Sound and is home to over 50,000 people. Seniors make up 15.2 percent of this population and are served by 16 assisted living facilities (ALFs) in and around the area. These ALFs are licensed by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services who defines them as communities with seven or more residents that offer room and board as well as assistance with daily living activities.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Olympia
- The cost of living in Olympia is 16.4 percent higher than the U.S. average. Real estate costs account for most of this, although transportation and health care costs are also above the national medians. Grocery costs are only slightly above U.S. averages.
- Seniors residing in Washington state are not taxed on any income, including social security, which leaves more money to put towards assisted living in Olympia.
- Olympia makes it easy for seniors to get around the city with the InterCity Transit system. These buses offer a Regional Reduced Fare Permit for seniors over 65.
- The city of Olympia enjoys warm dry summers, while the cold winter months bring most of the rain. The area receives approximately 48 inches of rain per year, which is above the U.S. average of 39. Temperatures in the city can range from lows of 34 degrees Fahrenheit in January to highs of 76 degrees Fahrenheit in July on average.
Air quality in Olympia is good, scoring a 49 out of 100, below the U.S. average of 58. The American Lung Association gives the area of Thurston County an overall A grade for ozone pollution, which is important for seniors with respiratory issues.
- Olympia is considered a regional center for the arts with several theater companies, the Olympia Symphony Orchestra and the Masterworks Chorale Ensemble. Seniors who enjoy art can visit multiple art venues in the area including Art in Ecology, Art House Designs and small collections in local coffee houses. Senior Services for South Sound offers day trips for seniors to local attractions through the Olympia Senior Center.
Paying for Assisted Living in Olympia
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Olympia start around $3,296 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 Olympia 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 Olympia
Seniors looking for financial assistance for assisted living in Olympia can apply through three Medicaid programs: the Medicaid Personal Care (MPC) program, the Community First Choice Option (CFCO) program and the Washington Medical COPES (Community Options Program Entry System) Waiver, Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Medicaid Waiver. These programs provide financial support for personal care assistance and costs other than room and board.
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 Olympia
Olympia 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 Olympia, please visit our Assisted Living in Washington page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Olympia
Olympia-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.
Other Options in Olympia, WA
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Olympia
Review of The Sequoia Assisted Living Community
Care staff consistently work understaffed and undertrained. The food is not good at all. The care is inconsistent. My very good friend is now not walking and has a horrible open wound on her heal, ... Read more
Review of Artesian Place
I was at Artesian Place. The food was not good. I was miserable there and I was there a long time. I did make some friends. There was no exercise. They did not even have an exercise room and as a d... Read more
Review of Brookdale Olympia East
Brookdale Olympia East was probably the most positive place that I visited with great people and good facility. I'm not at that level of care but that would've been my first choice. They showed me ... Read more