74 Assisted Living Facilities near Seattle, WA
With an average cost of $3,105 in Seattle, it’s often difficult to find assisted living communities that provide high-quality care at an affordable price. At Caring.com, our mission is to make this process as smooth and painless as possible, and we’ve helped many families along the way.
This guide provides everything you need to quickly compare communities and narrow your search, including 144 unique reviews from residents and our comprehensive database that gives pricing, amenity information, photos and more on the 52 facilities in Seattle.
52 Assisted Living Facilities in Seattle, WA
22 Assisted Living Facilities near Seattle, WA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Seattle
Seattle Washington is an exciting urban city with plenty of things to do from taking day trips to the museum to walking food tours, both of which might be of interest to the 64,495 seniors living in the area. For seniors who require some help with activities of daily living, there are 52 assisted living facilities in the city, with another 22 located in nearby communities.
In Seattle and the rest of Washington, the Aging and Long-Term Support Administration Department of The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services licenses and regulates these Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs).
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Seattle
- Seattle is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, meaning that its elected leadership “has made the commitment to actively work toward making their town, city or county a great place for people of all ages,” according to AARP.
- There are several convenient ways to navigate the city of Seattle. Public transportation options include travel by bus, rail, or boat, with seniors often receiving discounted rates.
- The city of Seattle has plenty of arts and culture for seniors to partake in. Some assisted living facilities may offer supervised day trips for residents to some of the city's top attractions, such as the Seattle Art Museum.
- The Seattle area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Virginia Mason Hospital and Seattle Medical Center, and Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Seattle's cost of living is 49 percent higher than the national average, but that doesn't mean living expenses have to be unmanageable. There are various programs for seniors through the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services that may be able to lighten the financial load for area seniors.
- Washington doesn't apply any taxes on social security benefits, pensions or retirement savings account income. Seattle seniors may find that Washington's tax laws result in more money available for them to put toward their expenses.
Paying for Assisted Living in Seattle
Average Monthly Costs
Cities in Washington
Assisted Living costs in Seattle start around $3,021 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 Seattle 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 Seattle
There are a variety of programs that may help seniors pay for assisted living. Two examples include the Medicaid COPES Waiver and the New Freedom Program.
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 Seattle
Seattle 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 Seattle, please visit our Assisted Living in Washington page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Seattle
Seattle-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 Seattle, WA
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Seattle
Review of Emerald City Senior Living
We really like Maple Leaf. It was a very nice place. However, it did not have a paydown and ability to bridge to Medicaid. We love the place, if it did, we would have been there. It was a nice, cle... Read more
Review of The Lakeshore
The Lakeshore was very nice. The staff who accommodated us was very nice and answered all our questions. The facilities were very nice. They had different levels in there and some rooms were refurb... Read more
Review of The Loving Ones Adult Family Homes
My mother-in-law absolutely adores this adult family home! She requires heavy total care and is also diabetic which has led to several problems in finding a facility that both offered the care she ... Read more