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.