Assisted Living in Olympia

15 Communities

Brookdale Olympia East

616 Lilly Road NE, Olympia, WA
$$$$
12 reviews
Brookdale Olympia East is located in Olympia, Washington, and has award-winning programs that aim to better the lives of residents. Optimum Life, Brookdale Wishes and The Ageless Spirit are just a few programs offered in the community. Residents also like that Brookdale offers a pharmacy, library, chapel, fitness center, game room, court yard, garden, pub, pool and theater that they can enjoy. For those interested in activities, the facility offers art classes and events... (read more)
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Brooks Blessings Adult Family Home

1627 12th Avenue Southwest, Olympia, WA
$$$$
2 reviews
Brooks Blessings Adult Family Home is located on scenic Mima Prairie in Olympia, Washington, just a few minutes from beautiful Grass Lake Nature Park. The facility offers many amenities including a computer room, garden and patio area and resident transportation. The community is highly rated for its personable and attentive staff, delicious home-cooked meals and treats, spacious, well-kept grounds and overall friendly environment. Residents also applaud the facility for its ... (read more)
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The Sequoia Assisted Living Community

825 Lilly Road NE, Olympia, WA
$$$$
21 reviews
The Sequoia Assisted Living Community is located west of Olympia, Washington, near the small neighborhood of Woodward Glen. The well-maintained facility offers assisted living and respite housing options, from studio apartments to two-bedrooms, for those 55 years and older. Family members appreciate the on-site care team, who they note is available to help residents day and night and assist with regular tasks such as laundry, cleaning services and medication management. Resid... (read more)
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Community Resources

208 West Bay Dr NW, Olympia, WA
$$$$
1 review
Community Resources allow residents to enjoy life in the beautiful natural setting of Olympia, Washington. The facility is unique in that it supports adults with autism and other cognitive disabilities both in and out of their own private homes. It's a progressive community that provides individuals the space, support and freedom they need to lead a happy and productive life. Residents like that they help set their own goals, which can include learning a new language, fitness... (read more)
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Bethany Adult Family Home

4711 17th Avenue Northwest, Olympia, WA
$$$$
1 review
Bethany Adult Family Home is located in beautiful Olympia, Washington. Olympia is known for its beautiful scenery and natural setting. One thing that stands out to family members about this facility is that even those who need a high level of care are encouraged to participate in social activities as they're able. The staff is caring and treats each of the residents as if they are their own family. The residents enjoy the meals and the ability to bring personal items from hom... (read more)
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A Big Heart Adult Family Home, LLC

1127 Georgetown Dr NE, , Olympia, WA
$$$$
1 review
A Big Heart Adult Family Home, LLC is an assisted living facility in a residential community of Olympia, Washington. Surrounded by shopping, dining and cafes, it's minutes north of Lake Lois Park and Habitat Reserve and Woodland Creek Community Park. Visitors say they are impressed by the accommodating staff, the fresh meals prepared from scratch and by the vegetable gardens and fruit trees that are harvested for snacks and cooking. Rooms are kept updated with new paint and c... (read more)
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The Hampton Alzheimer's Memory Care Center

1400 Trosper Road, Olympia, WA
$$$$
2 reviews
Nestled within a quiet neighborhood not far from Barnes Lake, The Hampton Alzheimer's Memory Care Center is an assisted living and memory care facility in Olympia, Washington. Visitors mention how much they trust the dedicated staff, who are trained to offer compassionate, competent care to the residents. They especially appreciate that the facility offers a support group for the loved ones of those with Alzheimer's. They also praise the facility for making sure the residents... (read more)
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Artesian Place

828 McPhee Road SW, Olympia, WA
$$$$
4 reviews
Located in Olympia, Washington, Artesian Place is a facility that was established in 1870. Families commend the community for having medical facilities on-site, with an in-house physician, psychiatrist, psychologist and podiatrist so residents don't have to leave for appointments. Visitors note the convenience of the facility's easily accessible amenities with dining rooms, common rooms and activity rooms on every floor so guests never have to walk far to find what they need.... (read more)
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Canterwood Estates Adult Family Home

7424 Kenzi Street SE, Olympia, WA
$$$$
0 reviews
Canterwood Estates Adult Family Home creates the perfect balance between quality senior care and flexible living options in the beautiful area surrounding Olympia, Washington. Residents love the ability to interact with other residents and the friendly, warm staff. On-site chef prepares healthy, delicious meals and snacks, and staff offers assistance with daily living functions. The facility provides brain games for memory enhancement and plenty of social activities so reside... (read more)
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Bonaventure of Lacey

4528 Intelco Loop SE, Lacey, WA
$$$$
36 reviews
Bonaventure of Lacey is an independent living, assisted living and memory care facility located just three miles south of Lacey, Washington, close to a number of convenient shopping and dining options. One and two-bedroom apartments are available, as well as companion suites for couples. Residents rave about the number of on-site features available in the community, including a coffee shop, hair salon, gym and library. Bonaventure of Lacey also offers a bustling activities ca... (read more)
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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

Cities in Washington

$4,000.00 US
$3,447.00 Lacey
$3,296.00 Olympia
$2,998.00 Gig Harbor
$2,675.00 Centralia
$2,655.00 Yelm

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.