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Nursing Home Costs in Washington

*This is the median daily rate for all WA facilities. $97k
*Annual cost at the Washington median rate
Washington Nursing Home Costs
Daily Rate WA Nursing Homes

Highest/Lowest Daily Rates

There is a giant $347 difference between the lowest and highest daily rates for a semi-private room in Washington nursing homes, according to the *2015 Genworth report.

The costliest nursing home rate (semi-private room) of $525 was reported in the Bremerton-Silverdale region. A full year of care at that rate would be $191,625.

That record-high rate could be from a single exceptional facility, and is not typical of other nursing homes in the area. The median rate for the Bremerton-Silverdale area is only $300/day.

The median rate is the middle point between the highest and lowest. It is similar to an average, but not exactly the same.

Bremerton-Silverdale also had the highest median rate, at $300/day as noted above. Nursing homes in that area reported daily rates between $251 and $525.

The lowest rate in the state was $178 per day, in the Olympia-Tumwater vicinity.

The median rate for the entire state was $266 per day for a semi-private room. A private room averaged about $289/day.

Medicare does not pay for long-term care. (It might pay for short-term stays for rehab after surgery or other treatment.
Average age upon admittance to a nursing home.
ccrc decisions

Planning ahead for lifetime care? A CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community) may be your answer.

What's a CCRC?

Simply put, CCRCs are retirement communities with an important added benefit: lifetime care, which ensures that you can "age in place," having planned ahead in terms of access to additional services and the cost of long-term care. The typical CCRC is a community that includes independent living in apartments or house units, an assisted living facility, and a nursing home or skilled nursing facility.

Some CCRCs also include short term rehab, hospice, special memory care facilities, and even home health care services.

You can check out Washington's many CCRCs at our page: Washington Continuing Care Retirement Communities, Life Care Communities, CCRCs.

Comparing Long Term Care in Washington
Estimated Annual Cost (median rates)
nursing homes
assisted living
home health aide
adult day care
Adult Day
Nursing Home data is based on a Semi-Private Room.

Costs Around the State

Nursing Home Median Daily Rates (Semi-Private Room)
Bellingham $250
Kennewick-Richland $258
Longview $237
Olympia-Tumwater $295
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue $276
Spokane-Spokane Valley $286
Walla Walla $260
Yakima $209
Whole State $266

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That's the median yearly cost for all nursing homes in the US (Semi-Private Room). In cost-per-day, its $220.
At least 70% of people over 65 will need long-term care services and support at some point in their lives.
(Source: 2015 Medicare & You, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)

A BIG thank you to Genworth.

Much of the data used on this page was sourced from the "Cost of Care Survey 2015 - Washington" published by Genworth Financial, Inc. You can download a copy here We are very grateful that this excellent report is available to the public.

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