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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Wenatchee, WA for 2024

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Wenatchee

Assisted living in Wenatchee, WA, is regulated by the Aging and Long-Term Support Administration, which is part of the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This department licenses assisted living facilities and ensures they meet health and safety requirements throughout Washington.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Wenatchee

  • The cost of living in Wenatchee ranks at 102.3 on a 100-point scale, indicating that goods and services are slightly more expensive in the city than the national average. However, health care ranks favorably at 93.9, and utilities are highly affordable at 67.2 compared to the national average of 100. Housing is one of the greatest determinants in Wenatchee’s overall cost of living rating, as it ranks at 133.7, indicating prices 33.7% higher than the national average.
  • Temperatures in Wenatchee generally reach a high of 88 degrees in summer, which is 3 degrees above the national average but still quite comfortable. Winter temperatures are also 3 degrees higher than the national average at 24.8 compared to 21.7 degrees. Overall, the climate and weather are mild, with a comfort index of 7.3 — just above the U.S. median of 7.
  • The Wenatchee area has about 308 physicians per 100,000 residents, which surpasses the national average of 210. Health care is easy to access in the region, with the Central Washington Hospital and Wenatchee Valley Medical Center positioned conveniently within the city’s heart.
  • Air quality ranks at 71 on a 100-point index, which is higher than the U.S. average of 58. Additionally, PM2.5 pollutants (small particles that can irritate the lungs) typically measure below the WHO annual air quality guideline limits.
  • Property crime is somewhat high in Wenatchee, ranking at 45.8 on the 100-point crime index, which is higher than the national average of 35.4. However, assisted living communities typically have security measures that help prevent break-ins and thefts. Violent crime ranks 8.5 points lower than the U.S. average of 22.7, indicating that the city is fairly safe and peaceful.
  • Sales tax is 8.4% in Wenatchee, which is 1.1% higher than the national average. Income tax, which is 0%, may help make up for this higher tax rate.

Paying for Assisted Living in Wenatchee

The cost of assisted living in Wenatchee, WA, averages $5,750 monthly.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Assisted living is relatively affordable when comparing Wenatchee’s cost of $5,750 to the state average of $6,000. However, the national cost averages $4,500 per month, which indicates that cities in Washington can be more expensive overall compared to other states. Seniors may be able to reduce expenses by choosing a location such as Walla Walla, which costs only $3,211 monthly. The Olympia area is only slightly higher than the national average at $4,805, but Seattle is considerably more expensive than other U.S. cities at $6,750. Expenses in the Bremerton area are equal to Wenatchee.

Wenatchee

$5,750

Washington

$6,000

United States

$4,500

Walla Walla

$3,211

Olympia

$4,805

Seattle

$6,750

Bremerton

$5,750

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Averaging $5,750 monthly, assisted living is generally the most affordable care option available in Wenatchee, WA. Home care and home health care are both slightly more expensive at $5,911 per month. A semiprivate nursing home room offers the least affordable option at $8,365, but it’s worth noting that these prices are over $2,600 lower than assisted living costs.

In-Home Care

$5,911

Home Health Care

$5,911

Assisted Living Facility

$5,750

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$8,365

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Wenatchee

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 Wasington page.

Free Assisted Living Resources in Wenatchee

Services and programs available in Wenatchee can help seniors choose the right care for their needs or make transportation around the city more manageable. Community programs can also allow older adults to create new social connections and forge a strong support group, avoiding isolation.

ResourceContactService
Washington State Long-Term Care Ombudsman(800) 562-6028Washington's long-term care ombudsman handles disputes between seniors or families and an assisted living facility when they can't be resolved successfully by the parties involved. It serves as a third party to manage complaints and helps maintain seniors' rights and well-being.
Aging and Adult Care of Central Washington(509) 886-0700Aging and Adult Care of Central Washington provides several services, including transportation, free legal advice and an ombudsman program. The agency provides information on disease prevention and health promotion as well as respite and support to family caregivers.
Wenatchee Valley Senior Activity Center (509) 662-7036Wenatchee Valley Senior Activity Center hosts regular events and activities for adults 50 and over, with activities based on a calendar mailed out to members at the start of the month. Private rooms are rentable for hobby groups, parties and banquets.
AmeriCorps Seniors Retired Senior Volunteer Program(509) 662-6156Seniors with spare time may consider joining the Chelan-Douglas Community Action Council's RSVP program to have a positive impact on their local community. The program provides meaningful volunteer placements for adults aged 50+, which seniors longing for social connections may appreciate.
Wenatchee Valley College Senior Tuition Discount

(509) 682-6806Reduced tuition is available for seniors who wish to attend credit classes at Wenatchee Valley College. The special tuition rate is $5 per class, and seniors may be eligible to participate in two classes per quarter at this rate. Seniors seeking education and personal development may enjoy this opportunity.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Wenatchee

Wenatchee Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities in Washington are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Washington page for more information about these laws.

Washington Laws and Regulations

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Melodee

I visited this facility

Review of Blossom Valley

We went to Blossom Valley. My mom already put a deposit down on one of the rooms. What we got was a super studio, so we got the bigger studio. Everybody came up to my mom and asked her name, and...

Provider response

Our team is focused on providing you and all our residents an enriching, active lifestyle. Always feel free to share your experiences with us.

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Roy

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Blossom Valley

My mother has been in Blossom Valley for two weeks now. The caretakers are all friendly and are all valuable assets to the assisted living facility. The check-in was simple. Once we got all the...

Provider response

Making your loved one smile makes us smile too. We’re so glad they’re here. Thanks for all your positive comments.

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CU516

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Char's Family Home

Char's Family Home is amazing. My husband is going to get so much more care than he previously had. He's only been there for three days now. The meals are much, much better than what he had before....

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