The lakefront city of Kirkland is home to more than 93,000 residents, 13% of whom are seniors aged 65 and up. As a suburb of Seattle, Kirkland offers residents many excellent options for health care. The University of Washington Medical Center and Virginia Mason Medical Center are ranked among the best hospitals in the state by U.S. News and World Report, with both facilities highly rated in cancer care, cardiology and geriatric health services.

Nursing homes provide around-the-clock supervision, medical care and assistance with activities of daily living. Many nursing homes have dedicated programs for seniors with Alzheimer’s or dementia, who often require a higher level of monitoring and care. Nursing home care is very expensive in Kirkland — a semiprivate room costs $10,624 per month, according to the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey, while rates nationwide average just $7,756. Seniors who don’t need full-time care may wish to consider more affordable options, such as assisted living or in-home care.

This guide compares the cost of nursing home care in other parts of Washington, and explains what seniors can expect to pay for other types of care in their area. It also lists several free resources that older adults may find helpful.

Directory of Nursing Homes in Kirkland, WA

Life Care Center of Kirkland

10101 Northeast 120th Street, Kirkland, WA, 98034

There is great therapy here. Patients are in and out before you know it if they work hard. Activities, food, and staff are great too! They have private rooms unlike any other place I’ve seen!
There is great therapy here. Patients are in and out before you know it if they work hard. Activities, food, and staff are great too! They have private rooms unlike any other place I’ve seen!

The Hearthstone

6720 EAST GREEN LAKE WAY NORTH, Seattle, WA, 98103


Emerald Heights

10901 – 176TH CIRCLE NORTHEAST, Redmond, WA, 98052

I visited Corwin Center at Emerald Heights in Redmond, Washington. It was attractive. It is located in a residential neighborhood. The rooms were clean, but they were smaller. I think the staff was pr … (read more)
I visited Corwin Center at Emerald Heights in Redmond, Washington. It was attractive. It is located in a residential neighborhood. The rooms were clean, but they were smaller. I think the staff was pr … (read more)

The Springs at Pacific Regent

919 109th Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA, 98004

My wife moved into Pacific Regent Bellevue. They did fine. It was a very nice place, not cheap, but nice. The staff was great.
My wife moved into Pacific Regent Bellevue. They did fine. It was a very nice place, not cheap, but nice. The staff was great.

Mirabella

116 Fairview Avenue North, Seattle, WA, 98109

I was quite familiar with Mirabella because I had stayed there for 3 weeks getting a new knee 3 months ago. I liked it very much; I think it?s run very well, and it?s very clean. The food isn?t always … (read more)
I was quite familiar with Mirabella because I had stayed there for 3 weeks getting a new knee 3 months ago. I liked it very much; I think it?s run very well, and it?s very clean. The food isn?t always … (read more)

Exeter House

720 SENECA STREET, Seattle, WA, 98101


Redmond Care & Rehabilitation Center

7900 Willows Road NE , Redmond, WA, 98052

My father-in-law is in Redmond Care and Rehabilitation Center. It’s been incredible, it’s well-staffed, they’re very responsive, informative, and I can’t say enough good things about them. The staff h … (read more)
My father-in-law is in Redmond Care and Rehabilitation Center. It’s been incredible, it’s well-staffed, they’re very responsive, informative, and I can’t say enough good things about them. The staff h … (read more)

Park Shore

1630 43RD AVENUE EAST, Seattle, WA, 98112

My husband was in Park Shore for rehab for one month. It’s a full care facility, from independent living to nursing community and rehabilitation. It was really good, and I’d like my husband to be ther … (read more)
My husband was in Park Shore for rehab for one month. It’s a full care facility, from independent living to nursing community and rehabilitation. It was really good, and I’d like my husband to be ther … (read more)

Skyline Health Services

715 9th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98104

IF YOU HAVE TO SELF PAY AND CANNOT AFFORD TO TIE UP 30 DAYS OF CASH(!) PRE-PAY UP FRONT …. …..AND CANNOT WAIT A MONTH UNTIL AFTER CHECKOUT TO RECEIVE YOUR BALANCE, GO ELSEWHERE.
IF YOU HAVE TO SELF PAY AND CANNOT AFFORD TO TIE UP 30 DAYS OF CASH(!) PRE-PAY UP FRONT …. …..AND CANNOT WAIT A MONTH UNTIL AFTER CHECKOUT TO RECEIVE YOUR BALANCE, GO ELSEWHERE.

Bothell Health Care

707 228th St. SW, Bothell, WA, 98021

My father was sent there after his second stroke .My mother was physically unable to take care of him.while there he was suppose to recieve comfort care,however he was the most uncomfortable i have ev … (read more)
My father was sent there after his second stroke .My mother was physically unable to take care of him.while there he was suppose to recieve comfort care,however he was the most uncomfortable i have ev … (read more)

Bayview

11 WEST ALOHA STREET, Seattle, WA, 98119


Seattle Keiro

1601 EAST YESLER WAY, Seattle, WA, 98122

There are a lot of activities available to the elders, and the activity leaders are often optimistic, which adds a good vibe to the environment. Patients who are initially unwilling to join the activi … (read more)
There are a lot of activities available to the elders, and the activity leaders are often optimistic, which adds a good vibe to the environment. Patients who are initially unwilling to join the activi … (read more)

Anderson House

17127 15TH AVENUE NORTHEAST, Seattle, WA, 98155

We visited Anderson House. They were very welcoming. The rooms were very clean and well equipped. There were the typical activities of an adult facility, like bus trips for shopping and going places. … (read more)
We visited Anderson House. They were very welcoming. The rooms were very clean and well equipped. There were the typical activities of an adult facility, like bus trips for shopping and going places. … (read more)

Saint Anne Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

3540 NORTHEAST 110TH STREET, Seattle, WA, 98125

This facility appears to provide good care. Special services are available for those who need them, including physical therapy. The physical therapy provided was evidently of good quality. The facil … (read more)
This facility appears to provide good care. Special services are available for those who need them, including physical therapy. The physical therapy provided was evidently of good quality. The facil … (read more)

Park Ridge Care Center

1250 NORTHEAST 145TH STREET, Seattle, WA, 98155

If I could give this place a – 5 stars I would. My grandfather was admitted there last Wed. Everything seemed really impressive, until Friday afternoon. He started acting aggressive, confused, compl … (read more)
If I could give this place a – 5 stars I would. My grandfather was admitted there last Wed. Everything seemed really impressive, until Friday afternoon. He started acting aggressive, confused, compl … (read more)

Seattle Medical & Rehab Center

555 16TH AVENUE, Seattle, WA, 98122

Please don’t send your loved ones here. My father was admitted just off a ventilator, awake and aware, communicating and improving. Within a week, we were told by his friend who was with him all the t … (read more)
Please don’t send your loved ones here. My father was admitted just off a ventilator, awake and aware, communicating and improving. Within a week, we were told by his friend who was with him all the t … (read more)

Leon Sullivan Health Care Center

2611 SOUTH DEARBORN, Seattle, WA, 98144

When I was searching for a facility to place my mother, I decided upon LS because the admissions rep painted such a beautiful picture of Senior living. They promised weekly field trips out, a wide var … (read more)
When I was searching for a facility to place my mother, I decided upon LS because the admissions rep painted such a beautiful picture of Senior living. They promised weekly field trips out, a wide var … (read more)

Columbia Lutheran Home

4700 PHINNEY AVENUE NORTH, Seattle, WA, 98103

No communication with the attending physician in charge and has nurse who makes visits, attendants are friendly but management not efficient and hard to get in touch with, talk a good story but non a … (read more)
No communication with the attending physician in charge and has nurse who makes visits, attendants are friendly but management not efficient and hard to get in touch with, talk a good story but non a … (read more)

Health and Rehabilitation of North Seattle

13333 GREENWOOD AVENUE NORTH, Seattle, WA, 98133


Mercer Island Care Ctr & Rehab

7445 SOUTHEAST 24TH STREET, Mercer Island, WA, 98040


Nursing Home Costs in Kirkland, Washington

A semiprivate nursing home room costs $10,624 in Kirkland, compared to $11,594 for a private room.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

Nursing home care in Kirkland costs $2,868 more than the national average and about $1,000 more than Washington state overall. Kirkland is among the priciest cities in the country for this type of care, mostly due to its proximity to Seattle.

Yakima has the lowest cost in Washington — on average a semiprivate room there costs $2,716 less than in Kirkland. Longview is more affordable, too, with prices averaging about $2,411 less. In Bellingham, rates are typically $2,107 cheaper than in Kirkland. Kirkland’s nursing home rates are on par with Spokane’s, where a semiprivate room costs $10,615 per month.

$10624

Kirkland

$9581

Washington

$7756

The United States

$7908

Yakima

$8213

Longview

$8517

Bellingham

$10615

Spokane

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

If full-time care isn’t required, seniors and their families have other options that are usually more affordable than nursing home care. Adult day care is the cheapest of these, costing only $2,027 per month. In-home care and home health care services both cost about $6,670. Assisted living communities are only slightly more expensive at $6,750. Comparatively, a semiprivate nursing home room costs $10,624, while a private room is even pricier at $11,954 per month.

$2027

Adult day care

$6670

Home care

$6673

Home health care

$6750

Assisted living

$10624

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$11954

Nursing home (private room)

Note: Data for Kirkland was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Seattle, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Kirkland, Washington

Many seniors and their families use some form of financial assistance to help them pay for nursing care. The main options available are Medicare, Medicaid, and veterans benefits. These programs can be complicated, especially when it comes to benefit terms. Below, we give a brief overview of how these programs may be used towards paying for skilled nursing care.

  • Medicare: Medicare will typically cover all skilled nursing costs for the first 20 days of one’s stay in a nursing home and a portion of the costs until day 100. After 100 days in a skilled nursing facility, Medicare will not cover any part of the cost of the stay. While this is adequate when short-term care is needed, those in need of long-term care will need to either pay out-of-pocket or use another source of financial assistance.
  • Medicaid: Medicaid covers most of the costs of living in a skilled nursing facility for those who qualify. Care, room, and board are covered with no time limit, but residents may be charged for extras like specially prepared food or cosmetic services. Medicaid eligibility standards are strict and complex, so not all seniors are eligible for Medicaid benefits.
  • Veterans Benefits: Veterans receiving a VA pension may also be eligible for the Aid and Attendance benefit administered by the VA. Aid and Attendance is a monthly allowance that beneficiaries may use to pay for their long-term care, including skilled nursing care.

If these options aren’t available to you, check if your loved one has long-term care insurance or contact your Area Agency on Aging to ask about any local financial assistance programs for seniors.

Free Resources for Seniors in Kirkland, Washington

Provided are a list of helpful resources for Kirkland seniors and their families. These resources may offer financial assistance to cover care costs and services that may help delay the transition to a nursing home.

ResourceContactService
Aging and Disability Services(206) 684-0660ADS serves as the Area Agency on Aging for King County. It maintains a directory of local resources for seniors, including adult day care and health services, transportation and free legal aid. ADS also provides case management, which can arrange for various care services to be provided at home.
Peter Kirk Community Center(425) 587-3360The Peter Kirk Community Center hosts a number of programs for seniors aged 50 and up, such as nutrition education, oral health care and the PEARLS depression management program. Transportation is provided to the center and other essential appointments. A social worker is available to assist with life transitions and a variety of mental health concerns.
Community Living Connections(844) 348-5464This organization provides free counseling to seniors and their loved ones and can help them plan for their long-term care needs. King County residents can speak to a trained advocate to learn about local resources and get referrals to beneficial services. It also offers support groups for family caregivers and those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
Meals on Wheels(206) 448-5767Operated by Sound Generations, Meals on Wheels delivers nutritious, ready-to-eat meals to seniors who can’t cook or shop for themselves. Meals can meet a variety of dietary needs and preferences, such as kosher, vegetarian, low-sodium and gluten-free. The program is open to King County residents aged 60 and up.