Gateway to America’s majestic Northwest region, Spokane has an estimated 552,798 residents. Adults ages 65 and older make up 16.6% of the population. Seniors here can rely on several nearby health care facilities for geriatric care. MultiCare Deaconess Hospital and Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center feature some of Spokane’s leading physicians and specialists. The Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center serves the city’s veterans with high-quality care. 

Nursing homes are for aging individuals who require 24-hour care due to inadequate support at home or physical or cognitive decline. Services vary among facilities, but they typically include skilled nursing care, intravenous therapy, breathing treatments, social programs and nutritional counseling. Such extensive care makes nursing homes more expensive than other senior living arrangements. Spokane has a monthly average of $10,615 compared to the national average of $7,756 for a semiprivate room, according to the Genworth Financial 2020 Cost of Care Survey. Individuals who do not need this level of support may meet their needs more affordably with home health care or assisted living

This guide details the costs of different types of senior care in Spokane. It also describes some local resources to aid seniors and their families. 

Directory of Nursing Homes in Spokane, WA

Rockwood South Hill

EAST 2903 25TH AVENUE, Spokane, WA, 99223


Rockwood Hawthorne (Soon to be Rockwood at Whitworth)

101 EAST HAWTHORNE ROAD, Spokane, WA, 99218

I liked the attitude of the nurses and the manager/director in Rockwood. I liked the one hall with only 20 bed units, and it’s big enough to move her furniture in there, which would help. It was ver … (read more)
I liked the attitude of the nurses and the manager/director in Rockwood. I liked the one hall with only 20 bed units, and it’s big enough to move her furniture in there, which would help. It was ver … (read more)

Sunshine Health and Rehab

EAST 10410 NINTH AVENUE, Spokane, WA, 99206

Mother admitted after long stay in hospital with kidney/liver failure from cardiac event and high blood sugars. Had also fallen and had a two-bone fractured ankle and was wheelchair bound. Admitted wi … (read more)
Mother admitted after long stay in hospital with kidney/liver failure from cardiac event and high blood sugars. Had also fallen and had a two-bone fractured ankle and was wheelchair bound. Admitted wi … (read more)

Sullivan Park Care Center

14820 E 4th Avenue, Spokane, WA, 99216

My mother had end-of-life care. It was excellent I knew the staff were there for her and willing to make her life easier as she finished her journey. I will always be grateful that I chose Sullivan a … (read more)
My mother had end-of-life care. It was excellent I knew the staff were there for her and willing to make her life easier as she finished her journey. I will always be grateful that I chose Sullivan a … (read more)

Touchmark On South Hill

2929 SOUTH WATERFORD DRIVE, Spokane, WA, 99203

My mother recently had a HORRIFIC experience at Touchmark. She was placed in their rehab dept. In 16 days her condition fell dramatically. We saw her and sent her to the emergency hospital immediatel … (read more)
My mother recently had a HORRIFIC experience at Touchmark. She was placed in their rehab dept. In 16 days her condition fell dramatically. We saw her and sent her to the emergency hospital immediatel … (read more)

Royal Park Health and Rehabilitation

7411 North Nevada, Spokane, WA, 99208

My loved one loved Royal Park and was there for rehab for a month. He loved the people and nursing staff there because they took good care of him. He loved the food. It was great.
My loved one loved Royal Park and was there for rehab for a month. He loved the people and nursing staff there because they took good care of him. He loved the food. It was great.

North Central Care

1812 N Wall St, Spokane, WA, 99205

North Central Care Center is good. They got my dad better. They made him walk and exercise. He was so debilitated he couldn’t even move. Now he can walk. The staff was fine and helpful. Whatever activ … (read more)
North Central Care Center is good. They got my dad better. They made him walk and exercise. He was so debilitated he couldn’t even move. Now he can walk. The staff was fine and helpful. Whatever activ … (read more)

The Gardens on University

SOUTH 414 UNIVERSITY ROAD, Spokane, WA, 99206

The quality of the food is poor. The communication is very poor. One person says one thing and another says the opposite. Not honest I was lied to. Took to long to test for infections etc.
The quality of the food is poor. The communication is very poor. One person says one thing and another says the opposite. Not honest I was lied to. Took to long to test for infections etc.

Avalon Care Center at Northpointe

9827 NORTH NEVADA, Spokane, WA, 99218

I thought my mom would die within a few months of choosing Avalon for long term care because she was going downhill fast. She has received such good care there, instead she is stronger more competent … (read more)
I thought my mom would die within a few months of choosing Avalon for long term care because she was going downhill fast. She has received such good care there, instead she is stronger more competent … (read more)

Alderwood Manor

3600 EAST HARTSON AVENUE, Spokane, WA, 99202

There are limited number of single rooms. You are bound to a regular shower schedule. The bathrooms are shared by 2-4 people. There is limited storage space. They provide tissue, toiletries, and other … (read more)
There are limited number of single rooms. You are bound to a regular shower schedule. The bathrooms are shared by 2-4 people. There is limited storage space. They provide tissue, toiletries, and other … (read more)

ProMedica Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation (Spokane)

6025 N. Assembly, Spokane, WA, 99205

The people that work at ProMedica Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation (Spokane) are great. My dad’s room is adequate and they keep it very clean. There’s someone that’s cleaning consistently throughout … (read more)
The people that work at ProMedica Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation (Spokane) are great. My dad’s room is adequate and they keep it very clean. There’s someone that’s cleaning consistently throughout … (read more)

Providence St Joseph Care Center

17 EAST 8TH AVENUE, Spokane, WA, 99202

The morning/day time staff was very kind. The evening and late shift are rude. They allowed someone to fall out of their wheelchair and then laughed and blamed it on an illness saying they will be oka … (read more)
The morning/day time staff was very kind. The evening and late shift are rude. They allowed someone to fall out of their wheelchair and then laughed and blamed it on an illness saying they will be oka … (read more)

Regency at Northpointe

1224 EAST WESTVIEW COURT, Spokane, WA, 99218

Been here 4 weeks. 3/4 of staff are great. Occupational and Physical Therapy personnel and shower girl very good. 1 bad apple in physical Therapy. Many mix ups on medications. Fell out of wheel chai … (read more)
Been here 4 weeks. 3/4 of staff are great. Occupational and Physical Therapy personnel and shower girl very good. 1 bad apple in physical Therapy. Many mix ups on medications. Fell out of wheel chai … (read more)

Franklin Hills Health & Rehab Center

6021 N Lidgerwood St, Spokane, WA, 99208


Riverview Lutheran Care Center

1841 EAST UPRIVER DRIVE, Spokane, WA, 99207


Spokane Veterans Home

222 E. 5Th Ave, Spokane, WA, 99202


Sunshine Health & Rehab

10410 E 9th Ave, Bldg A, Spokane Valley, WA, 99206


Nursing Home Costs in Spokane, Washington

In Spokane, semiprivate rooms in a nursing home cost an average of $10,615 per month. Private rooms cost an average of $10,950 per month. 

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

Comparing average monthly rates of nursing home semiprivate rooms, Spokane outpaces the national median by almost $3,000 and is over $1,000 more expensive than the average city in Washington.  

Spokane exceeds Walla Walla’s average nursing home costs by $851. Seniors here pay $973 more than those in the Kennewick area. Nursing home room fees run $1,581 higher in this city than in Wenatchee. Although Coeur d’Alene is closer than the other areas mentioned here, its residents see a $1,977 savings in costs compared to seniors in Spokane. 

$10615

Spokane

$9581

Washington

$7756

The United States

$9764

Walla Walla

$9642

Kennewick Area

$9034

Wenatchee

$8638

Coeur d’Alene, ID

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

As family members explore senior care options for their aging loved one, it is helpful to compare nursing home costs with other care types. Adult day health care carries the lowest fees, with an average price of $1,950 per month. The next most affordable choice is assisted living, which costs an average of $5,084 monthly. Spokane seniors pay $5,941 for home care or home health care. Nursing home care comes at the highest prices, with an average of $10,615 for a semiprivate room and $10,950 for a private room. 

$1950

Adult day health care

$5084

Assisted living

$5941

Home care

$5941

Home health care

$10615

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$10950

Nursing home (private room)

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Spokane, 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 Spokane, Washington

Spokane’s older residents turn to the following resources for aging-related assistance and support. These services can help seniors remain safely at home and delay entry into a nursing home. Some programs prepare frail elders and their families for the transition into a long-term care facility if it becomes necessary. 

Resource Contact Service 
Aging & Long Term Care of Eastern Washington (ALTCEW) (509) 960-7281 ALTCEW provides resources to help seniors age at home for as long as possible. In addition to offering confidential, objective aging-related information, the agency coordinates in-home care, community-based services, nutrition assistance and caregiver support. Minor home repairs, transportation and legal aid are also available here. Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors counsel individuals considering long-term care options and Medicare choices. Long Term Care Ombudsmen advocate for nursing home, assisted living and adult family home residents. 
Catholic Charities (509) 358-4250 Catholic Charities’ Senior Services program supports aging individuals who prefer to remain in their own home. Home Care Assistants provide non-medical help with protective supervision, vital signs monitoring, medication management and bed mobility. Screened and trained volunteers provide housework, laundry, shopping and transportation services. The Brown Bag Program brings food to homebound seniors. 
Aging and Long-Term Support Administration (ALTSA) (855) 587-0252 ALTSA connects Washington State residents with public and private long-term services. This agency lists nursing homes and other residential care facilities along with ratings. They can also help Medicaid beneficiaries apply for the Nurse Delegation Program, which supplies nursing care in the home, adult family home or assisted living facility. ALTSA oversees Adult Protective Services, which serves vulnerable seniors ages 60 and older. 
Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels (MOW) (509) 924-6976 MOW brings hot meals and liquid nutrition to the doorsteps of Spokane County residents over 60. In some areas of the county, seniors receive seven frozen meals per week. MOW suggests a $5 donation per meal, but service continues regardless of ability to pay.