Ballard Landmark

Offers Assisted Living and Independent Living

18 Reviews
5433 Leary Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98107
Call (844) 325-8230
Ballard Landmark (844) 325-8230

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Assisted Living Reviews for Ballard Landmark

October 16, 2015

By Linda114205950

I visited this facility

The Ballard Landmark would get a five for cleanliness, activities, and convenient location. They have a good bus service, they have activities, and the food is very good. They have arts and crafts and other activities, and they are located a block or two from the hospital, so those are all pluses in my book. It was very clean.
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Independent Living Reviews for Ballard Landmark

April 21, 2016

By Albin

I am a friend or relative of resident

Not long ago I located to the Seattle and immediately fell in love with the culture and weather. Soon after my events beyond our control our father needed additional care and a new start on life. Not having any experience in finding a senior care community I was nervous and unsure where to turn. By chance I was having coffee in Ballard and overheard two distinguished women talking at the table besides mine. One thing led to the other and I felt comfortable asking where they lived, in which one replied “Ballard Landmark”. During our conversation they spoke very highly of this place. When I called the receptionist she directed me to Mindy. She was friendly and with great patience listened to my concerns and we agreed to schedule a date and time for me and my father to visit. On the day of the visit we entering the Ballard Community and were impressed with the décor and open layout. The reception area and the adjoining rooms were inviting and well used by the residents. Mindy greeted us and we quickly moved into a private room for us to discuss our needs. Afterwards she gave us a tour and it was at this time we met friendly staff and residents. One thing to note is that we were invited to a complimentary lunch and it was delicious. This was a pleasant surprise! Needless to say my father and I were impressed and he is now a resident. The support staff at Ballard Landmark was very helpful to me in the process and even if this home was not the right fit for my father, Mindy’s caring approach and non biased information on assisted living was very valuable. I can now relax and enjoy my visits with my father. Thank you.

December 28, 2015

By GratefulG

I am a friend or relative of resident

The facility is nice and the location is wonderful. Food is of a pretty good quality (although I have seen the quality decline over the past year). Staff is friendly and seems to try hard, but there just aren't enough staff there. The answer to any complaint is "we're doing the best we can!" The seem to over-promise and under-deliver. Things take forever to get fixed when they break--the theatre was out of commission for months when the projector broke, the pool was closed for months, the internet was down for weeks and weeks...the housekeeping didn't happen for weeks on end when they were shorthanded. My mom needed help in the middle of the night and no one was at the front desk to answer the call. I remain constantly worried that she won't actually get the support she is paying for...

December 01, 2015

By anonymous116983950

I visited this facility

The staff at Ballard was friendly. The facility was in a very interesting neighborhood, so there would be a lot for seniors to do. The pool and gym area were really nice. The apartments were fine, and the main community areas all looked very well cared for, but the hallways and the apartment looked like they needed a little more attention. Their menu looked a little more red-meat-heavy, but they talked about how all of the vegetables they cook were really fresh.

September 12, 2015

By Caring106984250

I am/was a resident of this facility

I used to live at the Ballard Landmark. The food was good. They have switched directors; the prior director was very good, and the current director was running it like a military unit, so I was not impressed. They had a pool there that we used to exercise -- water walking. The pool hasn't been in operation for people to walk for over a month, and the prices were very high. I had a 400 sq. ft. studio at the Ballard Landmark, and it was like a hotel room. They had sliding glass doors facing west, so it got extremely hot in there, and there was no air-conditioning or anything.

July 28, 2015

By Caring109209750

I visited this facility

At the others I have gone to, they sent me information about different events that they are having after I visited, and GenCare hasn't done that. They didn't offer to let me eat there, which is important because you want to know what the food is like. I didn't get a good feeling of the place just walking through it. They need improvement there. Their marketing staff I didn't think was good because they didn't give me a chance to get a real feeling of what it is like there. They just walked me through it. We walked by the dining room, but I didn't get a chance to see what the food was like. They haven't sent me any information after about events there, so I could go back and get a feeling of the people. When someone comes to look over, they should give them a better chance to see what the food is like and go to some of the events so that they can get a feeling of the people and the environment, or a friendlier staff or people when you first go there.

Provider Response

First, and foremost, it is always the goal of our Ballard Landmark team to be sure that anyone visiting or touring gets all of their questions answered, has an opportunity to enjoy a meal, sees our many activity opportunities, including a tour of the pool, the fitness room, our social areas; whatever is of importance to them. Please allow us the opportunity to invite you to lunch and include you on our event mailing list. It’s possible numbers were transposed in a mailing address or a phone number, so help us be sure your information is correct. We look forward to your participation in our upcoming events. We sincerely appreciate your willingness to give us feedback and invite you to visit or call. Warm regards. Mindy Byers Marketing Director 206-782-4000

July 20, 2015

By Linda79256150

I visited this facility

I’d give The Ballard Landmark a top choice. It’s beautiful and well-located, and it is a very-close-to-new facility, so it has a lot of the attributes that having a brand new place has. It’s very light, and being in a place that has a lot of natural light appeals to me.

June 21, 2015

By Karen108493650

I visited this facility

We chose Ballard Landmark because my aunt knew about it. It was new. It had high ceilings, and the location appealed to her. It is very modern. I would like to live there. It was so comfortable and updated, it smells great, and there were a lot of happy people sitting around the lounging front desk. Everybody that we met was very helpful. My aunt hadn't moved in yet, but there was no pressure. She was able to put her name on the list and place money down into it, and when a two-bedroom on the perfect side of the building came up, she would then begin to pay money and moved in gently. It was totally refundable if she decided not to or something horrible happened between now and when they had a place. It was so perfect. The apartment was beautiful. You would walk in to a nice kitchen -- which was very complete with small table -- and a living room with beautiful windows and sliding glass doors. To the right and to the left were two bedrooms with two bathrooms with very handicapped access, but it didn't look institutional at all. It was so pleasant, and it looked like a home. She could take her cat there, which was also really important. When we visited one day, there was a wonderful band playing wonderful music and singing in their big lounge. They had a couple of grand pianos and a great swimming pool that had equipment that would allow a person who needed little exercise. There was a nice gym, a beautiful cafeteria that served breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and a big lounge area. If you walked into the main door to the right, there were lots of tables, couches, and lots of light. It was wonderful. We interviewed a number of people who lived there for quite some time, and everybody said the food was great. They were very happy. Another wonderful thing was, they would take people here, there, and everywhere. They had activities on the property. My aunt loves to play bridge, and they had a regular bridge game going on. There were a lot of activities; plus they would drive her to beauty shop or a doctor's appointment or just to go shopping. I would recommend them to others.

June 30, 2014

By Caring87484150

I visited this facility

We had a tour at Ballard Landmark. It's a high rise. The rooms were neat, clean, and very nicely appointed. The staff was very friendly. We even ate there; we had salmon. It was very good. They have exercise classes, book clubs, game nights. They have all those standard things that most assisted livings have. They take their people out to museums and plays and things like that. I really liked the rooms. I did not like the price.

June 21, 2013

By Caring7643

I visited this facility

The Ballard Landmark has nice rooms. They try to have organic or at least whole foods. They also have exercises.
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Questions about Ballard Landmark

Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at Ballard Landmark. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

Active seniors who enjoy community and want the peace of mind that care will be available when needed.

What programs or activities does Ballard Landmark offer to enrich residents' well-being?

Walking clubs, discussion panels, arts, sewing, crafts, swimming, personal trainer, yoga.

What places are near Ballard Landmark or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?

Market Street, Ballard Locks

What transportation services does Ballard Landmark offer to assisted living residents?

Based on availability, within a 5 mile radius

What makes the chef or dining program at Ballard Landmark exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?

Fresh cuisine with vegan and certified gluten free options.

What safety features or security measures does Ballard Landmark offer to assisted living residents?

Secured building access, surveillance system, call buttons

How does Ballard Landmark keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?

Our nursing team communicates with family members on needs and condition changes as they happen. Our fitness director communicates also with our health team to ensure we have a common goal.

What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at Ballard Landmark during daytime and nighttime hours?

Based on residents needs.

If Ballard Landmark accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

Secured courtyards for our 4 legged friends.

What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?

Mental health, dementia, age sensitivity and more.

What places are nearby for independent living residents to enjoy?

Several restaurants, cafes, shops

What are some recent off-site events that the community activity director at Ballard Landmark has organized?

Holocaust survivor presentation, Walk-a-thon, Christmas Tree Lighting, Happy Hours

What transportation services does Ballard Landmark offer to independent living residents?

Based on availability, complimentary transportation within a 5 mile radius

What makes the chef or dining program at Ballard Landmark exceptional? What kind of menu can independent living residents expect?

Fresh cuisine with heart healthy, vegan and certified gluten free options

What common areas are available for independent living residents?

Swimming pool, fitness center, vitality center, billiard, shuffle board, arts and crafts room

What safety features or security measures does Ballard Landmark offer to independent living residents?

Secured entrance, surveillance system

If Ballard Landmark accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

Secured courtyards for our 4 legged friends.

Does Ballard Landmark work with an agency or registry to provide nursing and medical assistance as needed?

No, we have our own caregivers but they can also bring outpatient home health

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Services and Amenities of Ballard Landmark


  • Entry Fee
  • Fee Structure Extra: Entry Fee Cost : $4000
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $4000/month
  • Independent Living Starting At: $4000/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: Yes
  • Studio Apartments

Health services

  • Medication Management


  • Offsite Activities
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious Services
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Book Clubs
  • Wii Sports
  • Tai Chi
  • Fitness Room
  • Yoga
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Arts And Crafts
  • Activities Extra: Swimming


  • Diabetic
  • Low Fat
  • Low Salt
  • Vegetarian
  • Diet Extra: Gluten Free


  • English
  • Languages Extra: English


  • Resident Capacity: 155
  • Respite Care
  • Minimum Age: 55
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed Only

Payment options

  • Credit Card
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  • State Licenses: 2055
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About Ballard Landmark

All ADL services offered, laundry if needed, mobility/transfer assistance, fall risk & planning MMSE score, will observe behoaviors, planning for whatever support they need, redirection, family assistance in planning

What Makes Us Special

Nestled in the heart of historic Ballard, enjoy being steps away from the shops and restaurants of market street and a year-round farmers market right next door. Participate in vibrant local events including the Ballard Seafood Fest and the Ballard Art Walk and enjoy the nearby library and Nordic Museum.

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