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  • Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Olympia, WA
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Nursing Home Costs in Olympia, WA

A semiprivate room in an Olympia nursing home costs an average of $9,764 monthly, while the cost of a private room averages $10,707.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

Olympia’s nursing home costs are a little over $300 higher than the Washington state average but more than $1,800 higher than the national average of $7,908 when comparing semiprivate room costs.

Looking across Washington, nursing homes cost more than the national average in every part of the state. The Bremerton area has the highest monthly costs at an average of $10,479, while Spokane residents pay the least at $9,429 on average. In between are Seattle at an average of $9,916 and the Kennewick area, where monthly nursing home costs average $9,581.

Olympia

$9,764

Washington State

$9,429

The United States

$7,908

Seattle

$9,916

Bremerton

$10,479

Spokane

$9,429

Kennewick

$9,581

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Nursing homes aren’t the only long-term care option for Olympia seniors. Those not requiring special care might opt for something less expensive. At $1,625 per month, adult day health care has the lowest average cost of all care options, while assisted living facilities average $4,805 per month. Seniors who prefer to receive care in their homes can choose between home care and home health care, both averaging $6,673 per month. Nursing homes are the costliest option, with a semiprivate room averaging $9,764 and a private room averaging $10,707.

Home Care

$6,673

Home Health Care

$6,673

Adult Day Health Care

$1,625

Assisted Living Facility

$4,805

Nursing Home (semiprivate room)

$9,764

Nursing Home (private room)

$10,707

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Olympia, WA

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 Olympia, WA

The following resources connect seniors with free services that might help them stay in their homes for longer before requiring nursing home care. They might also help seniors who are considering long-term care weigh their different options and find the most affordable way to get the care they need.

ResourceContactService
Washington State Long-Term Care Ombudsman, Lewis-Mason-Thurston Counties(360) 943-6018The role of the Washington State Long-Term Care Ombudsman is to empower seniors residing in long-term care facilities to advocate for the best possible care. The Ombudsman serves as a liaison when a long-term care resident files a complaint.
Lewis-Mason-Thurston Area Agency on Aging(360) 664-2168The Lewis-Mason-Thurston Area Agency on Aging provides resources for older adults and their loved ones. These resources help seniors stay in their homes longer and carry out daily living activities comfortably. The services the agency provides include transportation, home-cooked meals and provider referrals.
Meals on Wheels(360) 586-6181The Meals on Wheels program for Thurston and Mason Counties provides fresh meal deliveries for seniors 60 and older who can no longer cook for themselves or leave home unassisted to buy food. The program's volunteers also conduct welfare checks and offer companionship.
Senior Services for the South Sound(360) 586-6181Senior Services for the South Sound operates two senior centers and eight nutritional sites in the South Sound area. Its programs help seniors live healthier and more independent lives. In addition to health, wellness and personal growth classes, the organization offers outing programs with other seniors.

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