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Washington Nursing Homes

The Pacific northwest state of Washington has always slipped a little under the radar in terms of quality skilled nursing. Washington nursing homes have a reputation for providing quality short term care or long-term care cheaper than nearby California, yet with the same high standard of living.

Prices for long term care in Washington rank a little above the national average yet are not so costly to divert your average senior citizen just seeking a quality retirement home in Washington. Skilled nursing facilities in Washington are reputable for offering a good combination of amenities and service along with clean and orderly rooms.

Washington Nursing Home Costs

Washington nursing home costs do vary depending on the part of the state you or a loved one wants to live in. For example, there can be an overwhelming difference of $350 per day in cost, depending on one nursing home in Washington to the next. In some parts of the upscale Bremerton-Silverdale area, residents can spend as much as $525 per day.

However, that figure is the exception as most quality skilled nursing care in Washington ranges much closer to $250 to $270 per day. Affordable nursing homes in Washington can even be found for $180 per or less in Olympia-Tumwater.

Overall, the average for a semi-private retirement home room is $266 per day and a private room at a Washington long term care facility costs $289 per day. The communities of Longview ($237 per day), Yakima ($209 per day), Bellingham ($250 per day) and Kennewick-Richland ($258 per day) are other affordable nursing home options. Seattle-Tacoma and Spokane typically cost a little more per day at $276 and $286 per day, on average.

Please note Washington nursing homes do not accept Medicare for long term care. However, some short-term care in Washington or rehabilitation may accept Medicare. You will need to inquire with the individual Washington skilled nursing facility.

Washington Nursing Home / Skilled Nursing - Amenities

Washington nursing homes provide all the standard amenities of quality skilled nursing and then some. Including at least three well-balanced meals per day, regularly scheduled activities, management of meds, assistance with daily functions (getting in and out of bed, bathing, using the restroom, etc.), routine checkups, therapy, rehabilitation and specialized treatment, Washington nursing homes feature excellent staff with plenty of experience and knowledge.

Washington long term care homes also provided extended, flexible visiting hours for friends and family, and do a good job of maintaining contact with loved ones if any serious issues arise. When shopping around for quality retirement homes in Washington, be sure to ask lots of questions and request a personal tour of facility grounds. It will give you a direct, personal view of the day to day operations of the retirement or skilled nursing facility.

Washington nursing homes provide a nice balance of reasonable rates, great location, scenic views, talented nurses and support staff, clean rooms, variety of activities and good tasting meals. If you can’t afford parts of California or Oregon, then Washington nursing homes are a great alternative.

There are a total of 217 nursing homes in Washington that Washington senior citizen residents can take advantage of. Washington nursing facilities can be part of larger nursing care communities, including continuing care, dementia or Alzheimer's care communities. Most skilled nursing facilities in Washington will provide older adults with both long term care as well as short term rehabilitative nursing care. Most Washington nursing homes accept Medicaid and all will accept private pay. All nursing facilities throughout Washington state that you can locate through Senior Guidance are officially licensed by Medicare.

SeniorGuidance.org provides comprehensive resources on various senior living options, including: assisted living facilities, senior living communities, nursing homes, independent living communities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and all other long term senior care options, including memory care such as Alzheimer's or Dementia.

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