Situated on the Kitsap Peninsula on the banks of Puget Sound, Bremerton, WA offers easy access to the urban amenities of nearby Seattle. At the same time, it affords its residents a pleasant small-town lifestyle and plenty of green spaces to enjoy the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Bremerton is home to approximately 45,000 residents, 12.6% of whom are aged 65 and over. Although Bremerton has a higher cost of living than the national average, it is lower than the Washington state average, and health care costs are approximately the same. Washington seniors can save money on taxes, though, because the state has no personal income tax. The average cost of assisted living in Bremerton is $5,750 per month, slightly less than the Washington average but significantly higher than the national average.
Assisted living provides services such as housekeeping, personal care, laundry, meal preparation and transportation for seniors who are no longer able to live on their own but don’t need a nursing home level of care.
This guide provides an introduction to assisted living in Bremerton. Keep reading for cost comparisons, ways to pay for assisted living and a list of community-based resources for Bremerton seniors.
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COVID-19 Rules and Restrictions for Assisted Living in Bremerton
COVID-19 restrictions and rules for Assisted Living Facilities are typically set by the state – to see the rules in your state, you can read our guide to Assisted Living in Washington. Keep in mind that there may be other policies that communities put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.
Paying For Assisted Living in Bremerton
The average cost of assisted living in Bremerton is $5,750 per month, but prices of individual facilities vary depending on the amount and quality of the amenities and services they provide, their accommodations and their location.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Bremerton
At an average of $5,750 per month, assisted living in Bremerton is slightly less than the Washington average of $6,000 but higher than the national average of $4,600.
The United States
Within the state of Washington, assisted living costs range from a high of $6,750 in the Seattle Metro Area to a low of $3,211 in the rural community of Walla Walla in Washington’s southeastern corner. Residents of Washington’s capital, Olympia, pay an average of $4,805, while their counterparts near the Canadian border in Bellingham pay $4,600. Assisted living costs average $4,888 on the eastern side of the Cascade Mountains in Spokane, while those in the middle of the state in Yakima pay an average of $4,975.
How to Get Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Bremerton
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:
Bremerton seniors can access opportunities for socializing, recreation and lifelong learning at the Bremerton Senior Center. Amenities at the center include a pool room, a computer lab, a dance room with hardwood floors, a large multipurpose room, kitchen and office. The center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.
As the Area Agency on Aging for Bremerton and other Kitsap County communities, Kitsap County Division of Aging and Long-Term Care provides those aged 60 and over, their families and their caregivers with relevant services and referrals. Intake specialists help assess care needs on an individual basis, identify options for meeting those needs and assisting with developing a personalized care plan. The agency also helps seniors with applications for benefits and offers referrals to local, state and federal programs and services. Those seeking assistance can call or stop by between the hours of 8 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday except for federal and state holidays.
Residents of Kitsap County who are aged 60 and over and meet eligibility requirements may be able to receive checks that can be used at approved farmers markets. Applications can be picked up in person at a variety of locations, including the Kitsap Library and all Meals on Wheels sites as well as downloaded online and printed out. Completed applications must be returned via U.S. mail.
Qualified seniors and those with disabilities who are unable to use regular transit can get transportation to destinations within Kitsap County. Participants must complete an application and be approved prior to using this service. Applications are available online for printout, or seniors can pick them up at the transit office. Rides must be scheduled in advance. The service is available Monday through Saturday, and the hours of operation vary per location.
Kitsap County seniors aged 60 and over may be eligible for certain legal services from the Northwest Justice Project. Covered areas include consumer protection, housing/tenants’ rights, health care directives, and Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security. Services can be accessed by telephone Monday through Friday from 9:15 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. or through an online portal at any time.
Bremerton Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Assisted Living Facilities in the Bremerton area are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined at the state level. For an overview of those rules and regulations, see the information below. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.