The community spirit of age-friendly Puyallup is reflected through its cultural celebrations and many volunteer opportunities. The city is the home of the Washington State Fair and Daffodil Festival Parade, and also hosts an annual Aging EXPO in celebration of Older Americans Month. Puyallup has nearly 7,000 seniors aged 65 and older, who make up a significant 16% of the city’s residents. The community’s older population has easy access to engaging local amenities, as well as those in the nearby larger cities of Tacoma, Seattle and the state capital, Olympia.

Puyallup has several assisted living facilities that cater to seniors who want to maintain their independence while receiving the help they need with daily living activities. These residential care facilities offer a community-based alternative to nursing homes, providing personalized services and lifestyle programs designed to support older adults. Puyallup’s average assisted living cost of $5,138 per month is almost $840 higher than the U.S. median of $4,300, but about 12% lower than the Washington average of $5,750.

This guide covers important points to consider when opting for assisted living in Puyallup, as well as its expected costs and helpful local resources.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Puyallup, WA

2016

Silver Creek by Bonaventure

17607 91st Ave. E., Puyallup, WA, 98375

My father is doing all right at Silver Creek by Bonaventure, but they are not as responsive to some things as I would like to see. That’s probably my only complaint right now. Other than that, he’s do … (read more)
My father is doing all right at Silver Creek by Bonaventure, but they are not as responsive to some things as I would like to see. That’s probably my only complaint right now. Other than that, he’s do … (read more)

Brookdale Courtyard Puyallup

4610 6th Street Place SE, Puyallup, WA, 98374

Brookdale Courtyard Puyallup looked well-maintained. My wife was quite impressed with the size of the one-bedroom apartment we viewed. The gentlemen was very helpful, even if that was not his normal d … (read more)
Brookdale Courtyard Puyallup looked well-maintained. My wife was quite impressed with the size of the one-bedroom apartment we viewed. The gentlemen was very helpful, even if that was not his normal d … (read more)

Vistra Care AFH2

711 21st Ave. SW, Puyallup, WA, 98370


2015

The Rivers at Puyallup

123 Fourth Avenue NW, Puyallup, WA, 98371

My father-in-law was at Brookdale Puyallup for about ten days before he passed away. It was an alright facility. I never really went down there when he was there, but they were nice when I was there w … (read more)
My father-in-law was at Brookdale Puyallup for about ten days before he passed away. It was an alright facility. I never really went down there when he was there, but they were nice when I was there w … (read more)

The Artful Lodger

515 5th Street Sw #A, Puyallup, WA, 98371

We really like The Artful Lodger, it’s a super nice place and it’s very clean. The staff is very nice, caring, and helpful to the people that are there. The meals are great, and my parents are doing r … (read more)
We really like The Artful Lodger, it’s a super nice place and it’s very clean. The staff is very nice, caring, and helpful to the people that are there. The meals are great, and my parents are doing r … (read more)

Wesley Bradley Park

707 39th Ave SE, Puyallup, WA, 98374

I visited assisted living at Wesley Bradley Park. It’s amazing. If we choose one, that’s where we’ll go. I don’t have a person living there yet. They were very nice and helpful, but not pressuring. It … (read more)
I visited assisted living at Wesley Bradley Park. It’s amazing. If we choose one, that’s where we’ll go. I don’t have a person living there yet. They were very nice and helpful, but not pressuring. It … (read more)

Life Care Center of Puyallup

511 10th Avenue SE, Puyallup, WA, 98372

The staff seemed friendly enough and the stories about them were all quite good. The amenities seemed pretty good with lots of activities throughout the week. The facility itself was very well kept an … (read more)
The staff seemed friendly enough and the stories about them were all quite good. The amenities seemed pretty good with lots of activities throughout the week. The facility itself was very well kept an … (read more)

Golden AFH

13306 72nd Ave. E, Puyallup, WA, 98373

Golden Adult Family Home was the first one we saw and I couldn’t wait to get out of there. It was messy, it smelled of urine, and it just seemed so cluttered. It was terrible. I saw a room that was op … (read more)
Golden Adult Family Home was the first one we saw and I couldn’t wait to get out of there. It was messy, it smelled of urine, and it just seemed so cluttered. It was terrible. I saw a room that was op … (read more)

Vineyard Park of Puyallup

1813 South Meridian Street, Puyallup, WA, 98371


Valley Community Inn Inc

723 2nd Street NW, Puyallup, WA, 98371


P A M Group Home

619 7Th Ave Se, Puyallup, WA, 98372


Cardinals Cottage Adult Family Home

209 19th Street NW, Puyallup, WA, 98371


Cedar Ridge by Bonaventure

9515 198th Avenue East, Bonney Lake, WA, 98391

they ran out of food every day. executive told me I was at fault because I was late to dining room, not the case. don’t put your loved one in this crappy retirement living community. management was c … (read more)
they ran out of food every day. executive told me I was at fault because I was late to dining room, not the case. don’t put your loved one in this crappy retirement living community. management was c … (read more)

Mill Ridge Village

607 28th Avenue, Milton, WA, 98354

Mill Ridge Village in Milton is a nice facility. You can walk to a grocery store from there. It’s close to a strip mall where they have drug stores, grocery stores and you can just walk over. Location … (read more)
Mill Ridge Village in Milton is a nice facility. You can walk to a grocery store from there. It’s close to a strip mall where they have drug stores, grocery stores and you can just walk over. Location … (read more)

Franklin Place

5713 Parker Road East, Sumner, WA, 98390

I’ve been to Franklin Place in Sumner several times. My mother just likes it because it’s small, homey, and the coordinator said there’s supposed to be some remodeling done, but COVID came, so the mon … (read more)
I’ve been to Franklin Place in Sumner several times. My mother just likes it because it’s small, homey, and the coordinator said there’s supposed to be some remodeling done, but COVID came, so the mon … (read more)

2016

Kings Manor

8609 Portland Ave. East, Tacoma, WA, 98445

Kings Manor was clean and looked well kept up. The person who gave the tour was very knowledgeable, took care of us, and did a good job. The menu looked adequate. At the time we were there, they were … (read more)
Kings Manor was clean and looked well kept up. The person who gave the tour was very knowledgeable, took care of us, and did a good job. The menu looked adequate. At the time we were there, they were … (read more)

2019, 2020, 2022

Meridian at Stone Creek

1111 S 376th Main St, Milton, WA, 98354

The Meridian at Stone Creek is located in Milton, Washington, just a short drive from shopping at The Commons of Federal Way. The facility promises residents a unique, resort lifestyle, and visitors p … (read more)
The Meridian at Stone Creek is located in Milton, Washington, just a short drive from shopping at The Commons of Federal Way. The facility promises residents a unique, resort lifestyle, and visitors p … (read more)

2014

Village Green Retirement Campus

35419 1st Ave S, Federal Way, WA, 98003

My mother is at Village Green in Federal Way. It’s a beautiful community, but I feel that they could have done more with the residents during this COVID experience. Other than that, it’s been fine. Sh … (read more)
My mother is at Village Green in Federal Way. It’s a beautiful community, but I feel that they could have done more with the residents during this COVID experience. Other than that, it’s been fine. Sh … (read more)

Pioneer Place Alzheimer Residence of Tacoma

11519 24th Avenue E, Tacoma, WA, 98445

Pioneer Place Alzheimer Residence of Tacoma is located in Tacoma, Washington, known locally as the "City of Destiny." The facility provides room service for meals, and guests can join residents at mea … (read more)
Pioneer Place Alzheimer Residence of Tacoma is located in Tacoma, Washington, known locally as the "City of Destiny." The facility provides room service for meals, and guests can join residents at mea … (read more)

The Arbor Rose Adult Family Home

6301 East Q Street, Tacoma, WA, 98404

The Arbor Rose Adult Family Home is situated less than five miles south of downtown Tacoma, Washington, near the quiet neighborhood of Hillsdale. The facility is conveniently located near a number of … (read more)
The Arbor Rose Adult Family Home is situated less than five miles south of downtown Tacoma, Washington, near the quiet neighborhood of Hillsdale. The facility is conveniently located near a number of … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Puyallup

Assisted living facilities in Puyallup are licensed by the Washington Department of Social and Health Services through the Aging and Long-Term Support Administration (ALTSA). ALFs that accept Medicaid recipients must be licensed to provide one or more of three service packages that are based on specific levels of care.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Puyallup

  • Puyallup was Washington’s first city to join the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, making a commitment to provide accessible services and enrichment opportunities for older adults. This initiative is part of a 20-year comprehensive plan that envisions Puyallup as a senior-friendly, active and safe community by 2030.
  • The healthcare needs of Puyallup seniors are supported by MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital. Its dedicated senior services include adult day health care, Eldercare family services and Celebrate Seniority, which is a membership program for adults aged 55 and older.
  • Aside from hosting the Washington State Fair, Puyallup offers seniors year-round enjoyment with its local arts and culture scene. The city’s Arts Downtown is an extensive outdoor gallery that features permanent and rotating displays, while the Antique District showcases large collections of vintage finds. Puyallup Public Library patrons can get free passes to select Pierce County parks and museums, while the wheelchair-accessible Liberty Theatre offers ticket discounts to those aged 55 and older.
  • To support seniors traveling in and around Puyallup, all Pierce Transit buses are wheelchair-accessible and the company offers discounted fares for passengers aged 65 and older, veterans, disabled adults and Medicare beneficiaries. There are also SHUTTLE shared-ride services that provide door-to-door paratransit rides. Sounder train rides from Puyallup Station to Tacoma, Seattle and other parts of the Puget Sound region are available at senior/disabled fares.
  • The oceanic climate of Puyallup is characterized by rainy winters, with temperatures averaging 35 degrees in January, and dry summers with temperatures in the 70s. The best time to enjoy the city’s parks, golf courses and other outdoor amenities is during the Puyallup Farmers’ Market season, which runs from April to October.
  • Puyallup’s overall cost of living is roughly 21% above the U.S. average due to local housing costs that are higher by over 50%. However, healthcare services in the city are about 16% less expensive than the nationwide median, and older Washingtonians can enjoy greater savings during retirement due to the Evergreen State’s zero income taxes.

Paying for Assisted Living in Puyallup

The average assisted living cost for Puyallup is $5,138 per month, which is more than $800 higher than the U.S. average of $4,300, but over $600 less than Washington’s median of $5,750.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Washington’s Puget Sound region is generally an expensive area for assisted living, with Seattle having the steepest monthly cost at $6,750. Puyallup’s average cost of $5,138 saves seniors over $1,600 per month in comparison. At $5,000, assisted living in Bremerton is slightly more affordable than in Puyallup, while seniors further north in Mount Vernon pay about $700 more at $5,850. Bellingham has the region’s lowest assisted living cost of $4,738 per month.

$5138

Puyallup

$5750

Washington

$4300

The United States

$6750

Seattle

$5000

Bremerton

$5850

Mount Vernon

$4738

Bellingham

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Compared to other types of senior care available in Puyallup, assisted living is relatively cost effective at $5,138 per month. In-home care averages $6,101per month based on 44 hours of assistance per week. Adult day health care is the least expensive option at $3,250 per month. The most expensive option is skilled nursing home care, which costs $9,520 for semiprivate accommodations and $11,863 for private rooms.

$6101

Homemaker Services

$6101

Home Health Aide

$3250

Adult Day Health Care

$5138

Assisted Living Facility

$9520

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$11863

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Data for Puyallup was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Olympia, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Puyallup

There are Medicaid programs offered by the state of Washington to pay for the cost of ALF services in Puyallup. Eligible seniors may qualify for the Community First Choice (CFC) State Plan or one of the Home and Community-Based Service 1915(c) waivers which are the Community Options Program Entry System (COPES), New Freedom and Residential Support waivers.

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Puyallup

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 Puyallup

Many of the local resources available to Puyallup seniors are provided by Pierce County and based in Tacoma, which is just a few minutes away. Seniors and their families may contact these resources for assistance accessing aging-related services and learning about long-term care options. There are also local resources available for veterans and adults aged 55 and older.

ResourceContactService
Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources(253) 798-4600ADR is part of the Pierce County Department of Human Services and is the designated Area Agency on Aging for Puyallup, managing state and federal funding for a comprehensive system of aging-related services and supports. As an Aging and Disability Resource Center, the agency offers long-term care options counseling and program referrals. Its case management services include needs assessments, eligibility reviews and care plan development by case managers and nurses. ADR offers a comprehensive assisted living guide as part of its full range of senior resources. The agency also sponsors free Medicare counseling services through the State Health Insurance Benefits Advisors program (SHIBA).
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program(253) 798-3789Trained volunteers with the Pierce County Long-Term Care Ombudsman program advocate on behalf of residents of Puyallup assisted living facilities. They advise seniors and their families about residents’ legal rights and investigate and help resolve complaints about quality of care and other issues. 
American Legion Post 67 Puyallup(253) 200-4292Puyallup’s accredited American Legion service officers provide free assistance with applications for VA disability compensation, pensions and Aid and Attendance benefits, which can be used to help pay for assisted living care. They can also provide information and referrals to local resources based on the needs of veterans and their families.
Puyallup Senior Activity Center(253) 841-5555The Puyallup Activity Center offers a wide range of social and recreational activities for local adults aged 55 and older as well as health and programs, such as free weekly blood pressure checks, monthly foot care services (sliding fee-based) and free lectures on various topics related to aging and senior benefits. The center also hosts free SHIBA consulting and AARP income tax assistance sessions.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Puyallup

Puyallup-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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Puyallup