10 Assisted Living Facilities near Yakima, WA

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Yakima, WA

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Brookdale Yakima

Provides: Assisted Living
4100 West Englewood Avenue, Yakima, WA 98908
"Brookdale Yakima (Formerly Wynwood of Yakima) was excellent, very clean, and well lit. It had accommodations for people with disability or with difficulty walking. It had nice wide hallways. The..." More

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Elmcroft of Chesterley

Provides: Assisted Living
1100 N 35th Avenue, Yakima, WA 98902
"Mom and dad both were at Chesterley Meadows. When mom was in hospice we took her back to Chesterley Meadows and she died there. Dad is still is living there. I highly recommend them. They've been..." More

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Blossom Place Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
5100 West Nob Hill Boulevard, Yakima, WA 98908
"Blossom Place was the one we chose had my mother not found a way to go back home. That was a very nice facility with activities. It was all one-story. They had nice rooms. They had things like..." More

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Highgate Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
5605 W Chestnut Ave,, Yakima, WA 98908
"I am very impressed with the high quality care my Mom receives at Highgate in Yakima. It has been a difficult transition for her so I have stayed in touch with the staff. They are very..." More

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Summitview Healthcare Center

Provides: Assisted Living
3801 Summitview Avenue, Yakima, WA 98902
"I moved my parents to this property when my mom could no longer be in an Assisted Living facility in town. Mom went to the nursing home while dad was able to move to a totally independent..." More

Apple Creek

Provides: Assisted Living
513 W Washington Avenue, Yakima, WA 98903
"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. " More

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Avamere at Englewood Heights

Provides: Assisted Living
3710 Kern Road, Yakima, WA 98902
"Brookdale Englewood was number 1. I thought it was wonderful. They were kind, clean, and very nice. They showed me the rooms. They looked like an apartment. You could get a one-bedroom or a studio..." More

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Ponderosa Assisted Living Community

Provides: Assisted Living
3300 Englewood Avenue, Yakima, WA 98902
"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..." More

Sun Tower

Provides: Assisted Living
6 North 6th Street, Yakima, WA 98901
"Sun Tower is an assisted living community in Yakima, WA, that gives residents easy access to a variety of businesses and public spaces, including the Yakima Central Library, the Yakima Convention..." More

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Gleed Orchard Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
30 Link Rd, Naches, WA 98908

    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

    Cities in Washington

    $4,000.00 US
    $3,953.00 Yakima
    $3,390.00 Wenatchee
    $3,380.00 Richland
    $2,920.00 Prosser
    $2,572.00 Ellensburg

    Assisted Living costs in Yakima start around $3,953 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

    Four programs in Washington may help Yakima residents who qualify with assisted living costs: New Freedom, Community First Choice, COPES and Medicaid Personal Care.

    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 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.

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    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Yakima

    • Review of Blossom Place Senior Living

      My mom used to stay at Blossom Place Yakima. We really liked that place a lot for her. It was assisted living. She didn't need memory care at that time. The food wasn't the best, but the rooms were... Read more

      Janet
    • Review of Summitview Healthcare Center

      I moved my parents to this property when my mom could no longer be in an Assisted Living facility in town. Mom went to the nursing home while dad was able to move to a totally independent apartmen... Read more

      YakimaDan
    • 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

      CowboyJack
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