Assisted Living in Renton, Washington
Renton, Washington is home to approximately 102,000 people, with 11 percent aged 65 and older. Access to nationally ranked Valley Medical Center and mild summers with average highs of around 77 degrees make the area an excellent choice for seniors. Popular attractions in Renton include the Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, the Renton History Museum and the Silver Dollar Casino.
There are approximately five dozen assisted living communities in and around Renton. The average monthly cost of one of the facilities is $6,500. The exact cost of living in long-term care depends on the number and type of options, where the facility is located within the state and the available types of care.
Note: Data for Renton was unavailable, so data for the nearby Seattle area was used instead.
Paying for Assisted Living in Renton, Washington
The Cost of Assisted Living in Renton
The monthly assisted living cost in the Seattle area is one of the highest in the region, it is also $2,450 more than the national average, according to the 2019 Genworth Cost of Care Survey. To the south of Washington, Oregon assisted living facilities cost around $4,499 per month and California is around $4,500. Nevada and Utah are the least expensive at $3,400 per month and Idaho is slightly more at $3,728.
Aside from being one of the costliest cities for assisted living care in the region, Seattle also has the highest fees in the state at $6,500 per month. Just to the south of Seattle, the Olympia Area is closest in monthly costs at $5,250. Wenatchee and the Kennewick area are $4,900 and $4,575 respectively. Three of the lowest cost cities in the state are Bellingham at $4,115, and both the Spokane Area and Walla Walla are $4,000 per month.
Assisted Living Financial Assistance
The Medicaid program in the state of Washington is called Apple Health. It operates the Community Options Program Entry System (COPES) that helps low income seniors pay for assisted living services. The program pays for assistance with transportation, home modifications, medication administration and housekeeping. An applicant must be at least 65 years of age and eligible for Medicaid.
Learn more about COPES at our Assisted Living in Washington page, including how to apply and specific eligibility requirements.
Assisted Living Resources
|Veterans and Human Services Levy||(877) 904-8387||The Veterans and Human Service Levy helps match veterans, servicemembers and their families with programs and services towards a healthy lifestyle. The program can also help service members aged 55 and older transition into a civilian lifestyle, ensure they receive the benefits they are entitled to and provide employment assistance.|
|PEARLS Program||(206) 221-4472||Developed by the University of Washington’s Health and Promotion Research Center, the Program to Encourage Active, Rewarding Lives (PEARLS) helps older adults with depression find high quality mental health care in a community-based setting to improve their quality of life. The program is ideal for individuals with chronic illness. It works in close cooperation with local, state and national mental health organizations.|
|Area Agency on Aging for Seattle and King County||(206) 684-0660||The Area Agency on Aging helps link seniors with community-based organizations that provide nutrition, transportation, health services and caregiver support. The organization also serves as an advocate to seniors in assisted living communities to help identify and resolve any issues that arise.|
|Senior Activity Center||(425) 430-6633||The Renton Senior Center is a daily gathering spot for adults aged 50 and older to receive quality social and recreational opportunities. The center provides a calendar full of activities including arts and crafts, fitness classes, day trips, meals and transportation.|
|Sound Generations||(206) 448-5757||Previously known as Senior Services, Sound Generations is a nonprofit organization that provides services to aging adults and their loved ones in King County. The program matches seniors with food, transportation, health and wellness and other assistance.|
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
All assisted living communities in Renton are regulated by the Department of Social and Health Services in Washington. These rules and regulations contain detailed information on health and safety, accommodations and private care. To learn more, visit our Assisted Living in Washington page.