Seattle WA

Nursing Homes Near Seattle, Washington

Seattle is the largest metropolis in the pacific northwest of the United States. Known for it’s beautiful views and legendary Space Needle, Seattle is a great place to look for nursing home options. 

Facilities in this area could accept State Medicaid, private payers and long-term care insurance. 

CareAvailability.com has been used by families and care professionals in the Seattle area to find real-time nursing home openings and provide a comprehensive list of options for care.

We do all the work for you when it comes to finding the best skilled nursing facilities in and around Seattle. We do extensive research on the facilities and provide you with the most current information and care availability.

About Nursing Homes In Seattle, WA

Nursing homes, also called skilled nursing facilities, provide a wide range of medical and personal care services to their residents. Nursing homes provide some of the highest levels of care outside of a hospital. These services typically include nursing care, 24-hour supervision, meals, and assistance with everyday living activities. They also provide rehabilitation services, such as physical, occupational, and speech therapy, are also available.

Skilled nursing facilities provide care for both short-term and long-term stays. 

Considerations when looking for care in Seattle, Washington

Seattle, the largest city in Washington, hails from across  the river of another large PNW city, Portland. Seattle has an approximate population of 777,000 residents with approximately 10% of it’s population being people over the age of 65. The increasing popularity in the region for retirees and the growing industrial and tech sectors in Seattle means tremendous growth and a wide variety of options for those looking for senior care. 

There are about 29 colleges in the area, including 16 private colleges and universities, 12 public colleges and universities, and 1 community college.

Cities near Seattle, Washington with Nursing Homes

  • Mercer Island, WA.
  • Bellevue, WA.
  • White Center, WA.
  • Kirkland, WA.
  • Newcastle, WA.
  • Tukwila, WA.
  • Burien, WA.
  • Shoreline, WA.

Considerations when looking for care in Seattle, Washington

How To Pay for A Nursing Home

Nursing home costs can sometimes come as a surprise given the constantly rising costs of care. However, there are ways in which some or all of the cost of care may be covered. 

Health Insurance, such as Medicare, will often pay for stays related to rehabilitation within limits, however will not pay for long-term stays. This leaves the cost to be paid for by another source. 

Other means for paying for assisted living include: 

  • Long-term care insurance plans
  • Veteran’s Aid & Attendance benefits
  • Private funds
  • Whole life insurance plans
  • Reverse mortgages

How much does nursing homes in Seattle, WA cost?

The average cost associate with care at a nursing home in Bend OR is $10,600 / month.

The truth is that care, no matter the setting, but especially in nursing homes, requires robust staffing 24/7. The costs of hiring and keeping exceptional caregivers and medically trained staff such as nurses, is very costly. Add in the price of running a medical facility all day and night, pricey medical supplies and needed administrative staff, and you’ve got quite the overhead.

Although the cost can seem overwhelming, it’s smart to look into financial planning for end stage retirement and expected care needs.

Other senior care resources for Seattle, WA

Seattle and the surrounding area are home to a good number of government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors and their families searching for or currently residing in a memory care community.

To see a list of nursing homes in Seattle click here.

Local hospital and healthcare providers in Seattle, WA

  • Virginia Mason Medical Center
  • UW Medical Center – Northwest
  • Kindred Hospital Seattle – First Hill
  • Harborview Medical Center
  • First Hill Medical Swedish Hospital
  • Swedish Medical Center Ballard Campus
  • Swedish Hospital – First Hill Campus
  • Harborview Medical Center
  • UW Medical Center – Montlake
  • Virginia Mason Hospital

FAQs

You can find your local office here: https://www.dshs.wa.gov/altsa/stakeholders/aging-disability-resource-centers-adrcs

Generally speaking, a short term stay at a nursing home is anything less than 100 days, however rehabilitation can sometimes take longer. Medicare pays for a person's first 100 days. 

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