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The City of Destiny is calling—answer by exploring the myriad assisted living options available in Tacoma, WA. What was once an industrial boomtown has enjoyed a redevelopment renaissance, with abundant public transportation, a vibrant urban waterfront, and the highest density of museums anywhere in the state. No matter what kind of assisted living accommodations you seek or how you want to spend your golden years, there’s something for everyone in Tacoma, WA.
Assisted living communities can provide the peace of mind that comes from not worrying about home maintenance, chores, or errands, as well as help with personal care like grooming, eating, and other activities of daily living (ADLs) seniors might have trouble with. Keep in mind as you start your search for assisted living facilities that some cities (particularly those where the cost of living is high) will be more expensive than others.
We strive to provide you with the best cost data available: when we can, we provide Seniorly data on the cost of senior living communities. If we don’t have that data, we default to Genworth, who has been tracking the cost of care for 17 years in the US. However, even Genworth occasionally lacks specific data for certain cities. In the case of Tacoma, Washington, Genworth can only provide a median for the closest area in which they have data: the Bremerton area, at $5,750.
Assisted living isn’t the right option for everyone, however, and with terms like “retirement home” and “nursing home” clouding your search, knowing what is most appropriate can be difficult. For example, if your loved one requires nursing care, or has diagnosed Alzheimer's or dementia that has progressed to a certain point, a skilled nursing facility, in-home care, or memory care community may be more appropriate. Conversely, those who don’t require day-to-day assistance with ADLs may find independent living more comfortable. Our local advisors can provide expert advice on what you can afford and whether or not your city of interest is right for your needs and budget.
When people research assisted living facilities in Tacoma, WA, they tend to explore options in nearby areas as well. In the case of Tacoma, WA, that includes Lynnwood, Richland, and Seattle. We've provided their pricing here.
Compared to other cities, Tacoma, WA’s overall cost of living is comparable. In between the average costs of Lynnwood and Richland, Tacoma, WA’s cost of living index is 113.3, where the US national average is 100. This is due to below-average health and utilities costs balancing out high-than-average housing and transportation costs.
Tacoma, WA, residents can explore these state and local resources for information about eligibility for certain types of benefits and how they might apply to gaining access to assisted living facilities.
With Seniorly’s help, you’re sure to find your ideal assisted living facility match in Tacoma, WA.