Assisted Living in Olympia
Brookdale Olympia East616 Lilly Road NE, Olympia, WA
Brooks Blessings Adult Family Home1627 12th Avenue Southwest, Olympia, WA
The Sequoia Assisted Living Community825 Lilly Road NE, Olympia, WA
Community Resources208 West Bay Dr NW, Olympia, WA
Bethany Adult Family Home4711 17th Avenue Northwest, Olympia, WA
A Big Heart Adult Family Home, LLC1127 Georgetown Dr NE, , Olympia, WA
The Hampton Alzheimer's Memory Care Center1400 Trosper Road, Olympia, WA
Artesian Place828 McPhee Road SW, Olympia, WA
Canterwood Estates Adult Family Home7424 Kenzi Street SE, Olympia, WA
Bonaventure of Lacey4528 Intelco Loop SE, Lacey, WA
At A Glance
There are 15 assisted living communities in the city and surrounding suburbs to choose from. The average cost of assisted living in Olympia is $3,296 per month, according to the latest estimates from Genworth.
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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.
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.