10 Assisted Living Facilities near Yakima, WA
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There are 10 Assisted Living Facilities in the Yakima area, with 9 in Yakima and 1 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Yakima is $4,060 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,400. Cheaper nearby regions include Ellensburg with an average starting cost of $3,165.
To help you with your search, browse the 34 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Yakima. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Yakima 4.4 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Ellensburg with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.
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9 Assisted Living Facilities in Yakima, WA
1 Assisted Living Facility near Yakima, WA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Yakima
In 2015, Yakima won its second All-American City award. The city’s presentation focused on keeping children engaged and freeing the city of gangs. With gangs in the picture, Yakima does have some issues that may concern senior citizens seeking assisted living. However, it can be appealing due to its dry climate and small-town ambiance. Seniors in Yakima have 10 facilities to consider, all licensed by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Aging and Long-Term Support Administration. Each facility in Yakima must provide room and board to at least seven residents and provide help with the activities of daily living.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Yakima
- The crime rates in Yakima might give seniors the most pause about choosing this city. The violent crime rate is 44.3, compared to the national average, 31.1. The property crime rate is 70.3, while the national average is 38.1. Seniors may want to inquire about safety and security at assisted living facilities they are considering in Yakima.
- Yakima scores 71 out of 100 on Sperling’s Comfort Index, with 100 reflecting the ideal comfortable climate. In comparison, the U.S. average is 54. Yakima doesn’t get much rain, only nine inches per year, and receives about 20 inches of snow.
- The overall cost of living in Yakima is below national and state averages. Seniors may pay a bit less for housing, health care and utilities in Yakima than in other areas of Washington.
- The air quality in Yakima scores 40 on a scale of 1-100. By comparison, the national average is 58. Yakima’s proximity to wildfires is a big contributor to the somewhat low score. Seniors should follow any air quality alerts and take measures such as staying indoors when advised to minimize the effect of poor air quality on their health.
- Yakima Transit runs bus routes throughout the city seven days a week, and seniors 62 years and older can qualify for reduced fares. As of 2018, senior riders can get a monthly pass for $9 and enjoy unlimited rides.
- Yakima has several things going for it on the arts and culture scene. The Yakima Valley is part of wine country, and seniors can catch performances at venues such as the Capitol Theatre and The Seasons Performance Hall. There are also casinos, art galleries and a symphony orchestra.
Paying for Assisted Living in Yakima
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Yakima start around $3,993 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 Yakima 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 Yakima
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 Yakima
Yakima 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 Yakima, please visit our Assisted Living in Washington page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Yakima
Yakima-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 Yakima, WA
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Yakima
Review of Ponderosa Assisted Living Community
I would recommend Ponderosa to anyone. The residents and staff here are great. It is the second best next to being in my own home. The move in process was easy; everyone was nice, pleasant, and hel... Read more
Review of Apple Creek
Mother-in-law spent her last year at Apple Creek. She was very well cared for and we appreciate the love and tenderness the staff gave her. Read more
Review of Avamere at Englewood Heights
I am not happy with Brookdale Englewood Heights. I dont like their housekeeping and med nurses. The checks for April and May were both deposited the same day in my bank, and they sent me a note sa... Read more