Assisted Living in Kirkland, Washington
Residents of Kirkland enjoy a classic Pacific Northwest lakeside lifestyle that’s highly appealing to active retirees who enjoy hiking, boating, birdwatching and picnicking. Only 11 miles from downtown Seattle, Kirkland provides residents with easy access to world-class urban amenities. However, many residents find that Kirkland has everything they need, including an amazing culinary scene, an extensive parks and trail system and a arts and culture presence that many larger cities can’t rival. Summer temperatures in Kirkland average in the mid-70s, while winter lows average in the mid-30s. Although the area receives slightly more rain than the national average, residents believe that the abundance of emerald green vegetation is more than worth a little extra precipitation.
Those aged 65 and over comprise 13% of Kirkland’s population. Assisted living costs in Kirkland average $6,500 per month, though prices vary among individual facilities depending on location, services and amenities.
Note:Data for Kirkland was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Seattle, was used instead.
Paying for Assisted Living in Kirkland, Washington
The Cost of Assisted Living in Kirkland
Average assisted living costs in Kirkland are $1,000 more than the statewide average of $5,500. Prices are lower in the neighboring states of Oregon and Idaho, at $4,499 and $3,728, respectively. Further south in California, residents of assisted living communities pay an average of $4,500 per month, while their counterparts in neighboring Nevada pay $3,400.
Costs of assisted living are lower in parts of Washington outside of the Seattle metropolitan area. On the eastern side of the Cascade Mountain Range, Spokane and Walla Walla residents pay an average of $4,000 per month, while their counterparts in Kennewick average $4,575. Residents of Bellingham and Mt. Vernon to the north average $4,115 and $4,650, respectively. Those in the central part of the state, in Wenatchee, pay an average of $4,900, while assisted living costs in Yakima average $5,000 per month.
Kirkland Assisted Living Financial Assistance
Washington has two options for those seeking help with assisted living costs. The Medicaid Personal Care Program, which is administered by the state of Washington Health Care Authority, provides financial assistance to Medicaid-eligible seniors who need help paying for routine daily activities such as personal care, errands and light housekeeping. Washington’s Community First Choice Option is for those requiring a higher level of care to avoid nursing home placement for as long as possible.
Learn more about these two programs and the requirements for each at our Assisted Living in Washington page.
Kirkland Assisted Living Resources
|Contact ||Description |
|Area Agency on Aging for Seattle and King County ||(206) 684-0660||Area Agency on Aging for Seattle and King County is the administering agency for the federally based Older Americans Act. Kirkland seniors, their caregivers and families can access information and referrals to relevant resources here. Examples of available services include case management, caregiver support and advocacy through their Community Living Connections program, which is designed to help determine eligibility for programs and services and navigate any red tape involved in applying for them. |
|Peter Kirk Community Center||(425) 587-3360 ||The Peter Kirk Community Center is open Monday through Friday to those aged 50 and over. The Center serves hot lunches every day except Thursday and provides a variety of activities. Activities include group outings, card and board games, walking groups, book clubs, music and dance, arts and crafts, yoga and lifelong learning classes. Seniors can also enjoy intergenerational programs and receive referrals to legal, health and financial services. |
|King County Metro||(206) 684-1739||King County Metro offers transportation to medical appointments for Medicaid recipients, and those aged 65 and over can receive a Regional Reduced Fare Permit. The agency also sponsors classes for drivers aged 55 and over, designed to promote safe driving. Those who pass this class are usually eligible to receive reduced vehicle insurance rates. |
|VA Puget Sound Health Care System||(206) 762-1010||Veterans of the U.S. armed forces can receive primary health care and referrals through the VA Puget Sound Health Care System. This agency also hosts a variety of classes designed to promote good health among veterans and their families, including tai chi, stress management and aging resiliently. |
|City of Kirkland||(425) 587-3012||The City of Kirkland offers abundant volunteer options for people of all ages. Opportunities include working on park maintenance projects, staffing the city’s information desk and participating in habitat restoration events. |
Kirkland Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Washington’s Department of Social Services’ Aging and Long-Term Support Administration regulates assisted living facilities, ensuring their compliance with laws and regulations concerning accommodations, medication and staffing. See our Assisted Living in Washington page for more information on applicable laws and regulations.