Conveniently located close to Tacoma and Seattle, Puyallup is home to 42,361 people, and more than 16% of them are seniors 65 and above. Residents have many highly rated physicians to choose from in the Puyallup area, including doctors who specialize in bone health, mobility issues, hearing loss and other issues that commonly affect seniors as they age. For quick access to world-class specialty care, seniors can visit MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital, which U.S. News and World Report rated as high-performing in cardiology, heart surgery and three other procedures and conditions.

Nursing homes, also referred to as skilled nursing facilities, are ideal for people who need a high level of supervision and medical care that can’t be provided in their homes. In addition to skilled nursing, residents can receive speech, physical and occupational therapy services. Some nursing homes also have special care units for seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia. In Puyallup, a semiprivate nursing home room costs an average of $9,520 per month, which is higher than the national average of $7,756. For seniors who don’t need nursing home-level care, cheaper options include home care and assisted living.

Directory of Nursing Homes in Puyallup, WA

Puyallup Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

516 23rd Avenue SE, Puyallup, WA, 98372

Most of the caregivers are very good, just a couple that are not quite up to par. The food is above average for institutional food, with 2 different entree options for lunch and dinner. I wouldn’t h … (read more)
Most of the caregivers are very good, just a couple that are not quite up to par. The food is above average for institutional food, with 2 different entree options for lunch and dinner. I wouldn’t h … (read more)

Life Care Center of Puyallup

511 10TH AVENUE SOUTHEAST, Puyallup, WA, 98372

If you care for your loved one do NOT place them here. My son was making excellent progress until he was placed here for rehab. On their own they decided to stop rehab. When he was in pain or had a f … (read more)
If you care for your loved one do NOT place them here. My son was making excellent progress until he was placed here for rehab. On their own they decided to stop rehab. When he was in pain or had a f … (read more)

Linden Grove Health Care Center

400 – 29Th Street Northeast, Puyallup, WA, 98372

Poor care for my mother and the staff is disorganized and do not follow their own stated policies and procedures. Other patients were having a negative experience. Very poor staff response to the pati … (read more)
Poor care for my mother and the staff is disorganized and do not follow their own stated policies and procedures. Other patients were having a negative experience. Very poor staff response to the pati … (read more)

Life Care Center Of South Hill

2508 7 Th St Southeast, Puyallup, WA, 98374


Rainier Rehabilitation

920 12 Th Avenue Southeast, Puyallup, WA, 98372


Heartwood Extended Healthcare

1649 East 72Nd Street, Tacoma, WA, 98404

My mom fell, broke her hip, and went to rehab at Heartwood. It was clean and had friendly, professional staff. My mom never had any complaints about it. She is very picky, but most of the time the foo … (read more)
My mom fell, broke her hip, and went to rehab at Heartwood. It was clean and had friendly, professional staff. My mom never had any complaints about it. She is very picky, but most of the time the foo … (read more)

Garden Terrace Healthcare Center Of Federal Way

491 South 338 Th Street, Federal Way, WA, 98003

Garden Terrace Health Center of Federal Way is located in Federal Way, Washington. Visitors have kind words for the facility’s professional, caring and friendly staff. Positive reviews note the range … (read more)
Garden Terrace Health Center of Federal Way is located in Federal Way, Washington. Visitors have kind words for the facility’s professional, caring and friendly staff. Positive reviews note the range … (read more)

Avamere Heritage Rehabilitation of Tacoma

7411 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA, 98408

Avamere Heritage Rehabilitation of Tacoma had all their residents up and out of their rooms, but their amenities were greatly diminished and it was run-down looking. It didn’t smell bad and the carpet … (read more)
Avamere Heritage Rehabilitation of Tacoma had all their residents up and out of their rooms, but their amenities were greatly diminished and it was run-down looking. It didn’t smell bad and the carpet … (read more)

Canterbury House

502 29TH STREET SOUTHEAST, Auburn, WA, 98002

staff were great. food was good. great team workers.
staff were great. food was good. great team workers.

Alaska Gardens Health and Rehabilitation Center

6220 SOUTH ALASKA STREET, Tacoma, WA, 98408

I’ve been in Alaska Gardens Health and Rehabilitation Center for eight months now. I got another person in the room with me. I’m in what they consider the long-term area. I’m here past the time they e … (read more)
I’ve been in Alaska Gardens Health and Rehabilitation Center for eight months now. I got another person in the room with me. I’m in what they consider the long-term area. I’m here past the time they e … (read more)

Avamere at Pacific Ridge

3625 East B Street, Tacoma, WA, 98404


Nursing Home Costs in Puyallup, WA

In Puyallup, seniors pay an average of $9,520 per month for a semiprivate nursing room and $11,863 for a private room.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

At $9,520, nursing home care in Puyallup is $1,764 more than the national average of $7,756, but slightly cheaper than Washington’s overall average of $9,581. Seattle is among the most expensive cities in the state for nursing home care, with prices averaging $10,624. To the south in Longview, prices are lower at $8,123. Spokane’s rates are similar to those in Seattle, with seniors there paying $10,615. Nursing home care is much more affordable in Yakima, where it costs $7,908.

$9520

Puyallup

$9581

Washington

$7756

The United States

$10624

Seattle

$8123

Longview

$10615

Spokane

$7908

Yakima

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

In Puyallup, adult day health care is the most affordable solution, and it’s priced an average of $3,250. Assisted living, which costs $5,138, is suitable for seniors who don’t need the level of care a nursing home provides. Home care costs $6,101, and so does home health care, even though it also includes medical services in addition to help with activities of daily living. A semiprivate room in a nursing home costs $9,520, and for a fully private room, the price increases to $11,863.

$6101

Home care

$6101

Home health care

$3250

Adult day health care

$5138

Assisted living

$9520

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$11863

Nursing home (private room)

 Note: Data for Puyallup was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Olympia, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Puyallup, 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 Puyallup, WA

Provided by nonprofit organizations and government agencies, the following resources may help Puyallup seniors delay the transition to nursing home care, allowing them to stay in their homes for as long as possible. These resources also offer information about moving to a nursing home when necessary, including financial assistance programs that could cover some of the cost of care.

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Contact

Service

(855) 567-0252

Community Living Connections is a directory that can help seniors find free resources, services and programs near them. Its website has information about long-term care facilities and how to choose the right one, in-home supports, legal aid and future planning. Pierce County residents can call the organization's hotline to get unbiased advice and information from a CLC counselor.

(253) 722-5684

In partnership with Lutheran Community Services Northwest, the Meals on Wheels program delivers nutritious frozen meals to homebound seniors once a week. Recipients can receive meals that are heart-healthy, diabetes-friendly and tailored to meet a variety of dietary needs. This program has no age restriction and is open to anyone who is unable to shop for or prepare meals for themselves.

(253) 798-7530

Pierce County offers a variety of maintenance and repair programs that can allow seniors to remain in their own home. Seniors may be eligible to receive free weatherization services, upgraded electrical and plumbing systems, major home repairs and accessibility modifications, such as wheelchair ramps and shower seats. Residents must meet income eligibility requirements to qualify for most programs.

(206) 328-5696

Through Catholic Community Services, volunteers assist seniors with errands, housework, lawn care, cooking and other chores around their home. The organization also provides transportation to doctor's appointments, protective supervision, minor home repairs and certain types of personal care. The program is open to low-income people 60 and up.