31 Assisted Living Facilities near University Place, WA
There are 31 Assisted Living Facilities in the University Place area, with 2 in University Place and 29 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in University Place is $3,600 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Lakewood with an average starting cost of $2,369.
To help you with your search, browse the 128 reviews below for assisted living facilities in University Place. On average, consumers rate assisted living in University Place 4.6 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Milton with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in University Place, WA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in University Place
Located along the western part of the Puget Sound, University Place is a great spot for whale watching, hiking and other outdoor activities for seniors who enjoy being in nature. Just a short 15-minute drive from downtown Tacoma, University Place is a family-oriented city with a population of approximately 32,342 people with 20 percent over the age of 60. For retirees, there is one assisted living facility located within University Place and 56 located close by in locations like Federal Way, Gig Harbor and Milton.
Assisted living facilities are regulated by the Washington State Department of Social Services. These facilities must have at least seven residents and provide personal care service. This includes the administering and handling of medications.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in University Place
- The University Place has few facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in Tacoma.
- University Place has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Community Connection Place, an organization that creates events to bridge the gap between seniors, children and other individuals within the city, as well as at least six senior centers.
Pierce Transit provides transportation at discount or low-cost for seniors who live within the University Place community. Many senior centers also provide rides to and from scheduled shopping events, doctors appointments and other necessary errands.
- The cost of living in University Place is higher than the average city within the United States. It is also higher than most cities within the state. This can be an issue for seniors living on a budget.
- Crime is ranked on a scale from one to 100 with one being low and 100 being high. In University Place, violent crime is ranked 32.1 and property crime is ranked 39.4.
- For seniors who have a hard time tolerating the heat, University Place has mild summers with July highs around 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Lows in January are around 35 degrees Fahrenheit. The area gets about 41 inches of rain per year and three inches of snow.
Paying for Assisted Living in University Place
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in University Place start around $3,600 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 University Place 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 University Place
Seniors may be eligible for financial assistance for an assisted living facility in University Place through Washington’s Medicaid Waiver Program. Also referred to as the Community Options Program Entry System (COPES), this program pays for personal care needs, including assistance with self-administration of medications. An individual may also supplement the Medicaid payment for items not covered.
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 University Place
University Place 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 University Place, please visit our Assisted Living in Washington page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in University Place
University Place-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.
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in University Place
Review of Bridgeport Place Assisted Living
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Review of River Rock Adult Family Home
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Review of Bridgeport Place Assisted Living
My father moved into Bridgeport Place Assisted Living, its a nice facility, and the seniors that lived there seemed to be pleased and well taken care of. The staff is good, his room is a studio wi... Read more