32 Assisted Living Facilities near University Place, WA

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in University Place, WA

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Bridgeport Place Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
5250 Bridgeport Way W, University Place, WA 98467
"We have chosen Bridgeport Place Assisted Living for my mother. She has not moved in yet. The staff is very friendly. They've been helpful and in pretty consistent communication with me with all the..." More

River Rock Adult Family Home

Provides: Assisted Living
3120 Locust Ave W, University Place, WA 98466
"I've chosen River Rock Adult Family Home for mom because it was a very nice facility, the people were nice, it looked comfortable, it smelled good, and it is close to my home. It just fit all those..." More

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Sound Vista Village

Provides: Assisted Living
6633 McDonald Avenue, Gig Harbor, WA 98335
"Nice place to visit and to reside in. nice people to talk to. Good food. No pressure to do activities. Restful. " More

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Brookdale Allenmore (23rd Street)

Provides: Assisted Living
3615 South 23rd Street, Tacoma, WA 98405
"Brookdale Allenmore was very clean, and they had a number of activities. We visited right after lunch, and so maybe that wasn't the best time because we really didn't see any people out and about...." More

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GenCare LifeStyle at Point Ruston

Provides: Assisted Living
4970 Main Street, Tacoma, WA 98407
"We will be moving into GenCare LifeStyle at Point Ruston. The facility is excellent. It's almost brand new. It was only opened up just before the pandemic. The apartment is excellent. It hasn't..." More

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Cogir at the Narrows

Provides: Assisted Living
8201 6th Ave., Tacoma, WA 98406
"My cousin will be moving to Narrows Glen into a totally new place that no one else has been in. It has just been renovated. They have lots of activities like music and ice cream socials. They have..." More

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Bay Bridge Care Home

Provides: Assisted Living
1124 N Jackson Ave., Tacoma, WA 98406
"Bay Bridge Care Home is a privately owned family home overlooking the Puget Sound and both the new and old Narrows Bridges throughout the living and dining rooms. Our home is limited to six..." More

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GraceMercy AF Home LLC

Provides: Assisted Living
8907 Gravelly Lake Dr SW Unit B, Lakewood, WA 9...
"At GraceMercy, we are committed to providing holistic care to an individual's meaning of life and we treat the whole person and return control whenever possible. The resident is the centre of our..." More

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Caring Star 2016

The Lodge at Mallard's Landing

Provides: Assisted Living
7083 Wagner Way, Gig Harbor, WA 98335
"I toured The Lodge at Mallard's Landing. It was a great tour. It looks very interesting. I love the way they maintain it and all the services. It was very impressive. The staff was very wonderful,..." More

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Caring Star 2018

Merrill Gardens at Tacoma

Provides: Assisted Living
7290 Rosemount Circle, Tacoma, WA 98465
"I was impressed with Merrill Gardens at Tacoma. It seemed like a very nice and well-run community. We saw the rooms, specifically in the memory unit where my father would be confined. The rooms..." More

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The Village Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
4707 South Orchard St., Tacoma, WA 98466
"I am so happy to live at The Village Senior Living. It is 100% better than my last community I lived at. I appreciate the warm, fresh, tasty, home cooked meals that are made daily. They keep up..." More

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Gig Harbor Court

Provides: Assisted Living
3213 45th Street Court NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335
"I visited Brookdale Gig Harbor. They gave us a tour and provided information. The rooms were adequate. The facility was clean. There were a lot of extra spaces, like the library and the fireplace..." More

The Arbor Rose Adult Family Home

Provides: Assisted Living
6301 East Q Street, Tacoma, WA 98404
"My 94 year old sister has been a resident at this facility for over a year. She moved here from a assisted living facility and Arbor Rose has been even better for her than I expected. It is small..." More

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The Arbor Rose Adult Family Home, LLC

Provides: Assisted Living
1630 East 63rd Street, Tacoma, WA 98404
"I feel very fortunate my Mother was a resident of Arbor Rose. Tammy and her staff provided a loving and safe environment. Home cooked meals, fun activities and parties only added to the..." More

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Harbor Place at Cottesmore

Provides: Assisted Living
1016 29th St. NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335
"We were impressed with Harbor Place at Cottesmore. It was just beautiful and they had many common rooms that people could use. I've never seen a place quite like that. They only had one vacancy at..." More

Northwest Retirement Center

Provides: Assisted Living
610 N Fife Street, Tacoma, WA 98406
"I found the facility to be very well taken care of, the area was very clean, it even smelled clean. The food was pretty good, I will admit that it is a little bit limited, but the quality is..." More

Caring Star 2015

Spring Ridge Assisted Living & Memory...

Provides: Assisted Living
6856 E. Portland Avenue,, Tacoma, WA 98404
"I am living at Spring Ridge. It's an extremely nice place, with very helpful attendants. Every day, there's about three different things we can do, from outings to Bingo games. The food is very..." More

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Penrose Harbor

Provides: Assisted Living
4340 Borgen Blvd., Gig Harbor, WA 98332
"Penrose Harbor was nice, the staff was very friendly and outgoing. It was just way more expensive than the one we chose. It was new, so it was very clean and nice, the memory care facility was also..." More


Provides: Assisted Living
1301 N Highlands Parkway, Tacoma, WA 98406
"My mom was a resident of the Nursing Care Facility for 6.5 years. At first, things were good. When the new CEO came in things began to change. The quality of the food was horrid. She was always..." More

Harbor Place at Cottesmore

Provides: Assisted Living
2909 14th Avenue NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335
"I visited a couple of different places, one of which is Cottesmore of Life Care. The staff were very professional. It's a little bit more of a modern facility, so it looked newer and definitely..." More

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Cascade Park Vista

Provides: Assisted Living
242 St.Helens Avenue S, Tacoma, WA 98402
"I have visited Cascade, and I'm waiting on it right now. One thing I like most about it is that they accept Medicaid. It is very difficult to find assisted living that accepts Medicaid. They all..." More

Weatherly Inn Tacoma

Provides: Assisted Living
6016 N Highlands Pkwy, Tacoma, WA 98406
"We toured Weatherly Inn Tacoma. We smelled the food and saw it. It's more expensive, and I don't think you get anything different than what you get at the other facility, but the facilities are..." More

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Caring Star 2016

Kings Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
8609 Portland Ave. East, Tacoma, WA 98445
"Kings Manor was really nice. They didn't have any two-bedrooms, but they have a wonderful dining area. One of the things that I was impressed with about the staff there is that the staff does not..." More

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Peoples Retirement Community

Provides: Assisted Living
1720 E 67TH ST, Tacoma, WA 98404
"The Community Relations Director is awesome and it shows that she cares about the residents and their families. The staff have gone beyond to try and make my mom's transition a good experience...." More

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Charlton Place Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
9723 Steele St S, Tacoma, WA 98444
"I did a tour of Charlton Place. It was a nice and clean community, and with friendly people. Everything was OK. The rooms were very nice, and very large. The studios were very large, and everything..." More

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Maple Creek of Lakewood

Provides: Assisted Living
10420 Gravelly Lake Dr S.W., Lakewood, WA 98499
"I toured the Maple Creek of Lakewood. I was pretty disappointed because it's a very old building. The apartment that he was offering me was a little tiny room, for the three thousand a month that I..." More

Living Hope Care Center

Provides: Assisted Living
402 North J St, Tacoma, WA 98403

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Gibraltar Senior Living, Llc

Provides: Assisted Living
10816 18Th Ave E, Tacoma, WA 98445

Kats Care Center

Provides: Assisted Living
321 S 116Th Street, Tacoma, WA 98444

Pacific Avenue Residential Care

Provides: Assisted Living
5621 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98408

Waller Road Home

Provides: Assisted Living
4710 Waller Rd E, Tacoma, WA 98443

Kleiner Group Home

Provides: Assisted Living
6415 6Th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406

    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

    Cities in Washington

    $4,000.00 US
    $3,734.00 Gig Harbor
    $3,641.00 Tacoma
    $3,600.00 University Place
    $2,950.00 Milton
    $2,600.00 Dupont

    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.

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    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.

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    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in University Place

    • Review of Bridgeport Place Assisted Living

      We have chosen Bridgeport Place Assisted Living for my mother. She has not moved in yet. The staff is very friendly. They've been helpful and in pretty consistent communication with me with all the... Read more

    • Review of Bridgeport Place Assisted Living

      Bridgeport Place Assisted Living was awesome. It's a beautiful place and we would love to have my father in there, but it's just a different kind of place for his needs. I would love to be there so... Read more

    • Review of Bridgeport Place Assisted Living

      My father will be moving into Bridgeport Place Assisted Living. The staff members were very good and very helpful. The room was very nice. They have a craft room and an exercise room. It's a very n... Read more

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