Assisted Living in Edmonds, WA
Located in one of the especially scenic parts of the Seattle-Tacoma urban area, Edmonds faces out on Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains beyond. Home to just over 40,000 people, nearly 22% of whom are seniors aged 65 and over, Edmonds retains much of the small-town feel it had when it was a village of 300 lumberjacks. The climate is typical of the Pacific Northwest, with rain around 145 days a year and very mild summers. The greater Seattle area, which sprawls south of Edmonds as a single continuous unit, has world-class attractions, shopping and fine dining. From whale watching in the Sound and camping and fishing in the vast forests around town to spending the evening at a 55+ dance at the Waterfront Center, seniors in Edmonds have a lot to keep them busy.
The average monthly cost of assisted living in Edmonds is $5,000, though prices vary by location and amenities.
Paying for Assisted Living in Edmonds, WA
The Cost of Assisted Living in Edmonds
Edmonds’ average cost for assisted living is $5,000 a month, which is $750 a month less than the average cost seniors pay in Washington but above the $4,300 similar care costs nationwide. Prices in nearby states run from Idaho, where assisted living costs just $3,675 a month on average, to California, where the average cost for assisted living is $5,000. Oregon and Montana are close to the middle of this range, with costs averaging $4,659 and $4,213, respectively.
The cost of assisted living varies by thousands of dollars a month from one city in Washington to another. Near Edmonds, the average price seniors pay for room and care is $5,000 a month. Assisted living in Edmonds is close in price to several Washington cities, such as Spokane ($5,084), Longview ($5,100), Kennewick ($5,115) and Olympia ($5,138). Bellingham and Walla Walla are outliers for low prices, at just $4,738 and $3,800 a month, respectively.
Note: Data for Edmonds was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Bremerton, was used instead.
Edmonds Assisted Living Financial Assistance
Apple Health, Washington’s Medicaid program, covers much of the cost for assisted living, home care or facility-based nursing care for eligible beneficiaries. The home-based waiver programs that pay for these care options are collectively known as Community Options Program Entry System and have most of the same eligibility standards as the state Medicaid program.
Learn more about COPES in Edmonds, including the eligibility requirements and application process at our Assisted Living in Washington page.
Edmonds Assisted Living Resources
|Sound Transit||(888) 889-6368||Sound Transit provides bus and rail service throughout the Puget Sound area. Seniors who ride the wave may be eligible for the Regional Reduced Fare Permit. This discount pass simplifies travel for senior and disabled riders with a single ID card that can be picked up at any ORCA customer service office. The card is provided at no charge. To qualify for a permanent ORCA card, riders must be aged 65 or over or certified as 40% or more disabled by the VA.|
|VA Puget Sound||(800) 329-8387||The Puget Sound Veterans Administration operates numerous medical centers and outpatient offices in the Edmonds area. The VA also supports veterans with advocacy, information and direct assistance. Case manager services are available to help honorably discharged veterans locate and apply for cash aid and other benefits their service entitles them to. Spouses, widows and qualifying dependents of veterans are also eligible for several benefits through the VA and referrals to outside agencies.|
|Snohomish County Energy Assistance Program||General Inquiries:(425) 388-3880Urgent Action After Disconnection:(425) 388-3880||Puget Sound Energy administers the Snohomish County Energy Assistance Program for qualifying low-income households. This program reduces the cost of home energy with a variety of coordinating programs. The federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program starts taking applications from new participants on November 15 and stops processing when the funds are exhausted, usually in April. LIHEAP has a benefit cap of $1,000. Puget Sound Energy HELP runs from October 1 to September 15 and also has a maximum benefit of $1,000. The Cascade Natural Gas Washington Energy Assistance Fund program opens on October 1 and runs until September 15 of the next year with a maximum benefit of $500. Regardless of program participation, Puget Sound Energy is not allowed to cut power when the temperature is close to or under 32 degrees Fahrenheit.|
Edmonds Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Edmonds assisted living communities must comply with state laws and regulations regarding health and safety standards, professional staffing, administering of medication to residents and the overall quality of accommodations. Visit our Assisted Living in Washington page to learn more about the relevant laws and regulations.