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Cost of Washington Nursing Homes

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of skilled nursing in Washington is $8,078 per month.

The monthly base rate for Washington nursing homes is typically higher when compared to neighboring states. Washington is also more expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for a in Washington. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

The rate for a is typically higher. In Washington, the average cost is $8,803.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States


Washington Nursing Home Statistics

Washington contains 220 certified Medicare and Medicaid nursing homes. These nursing homes have a total of 21,097 available beds for skilled nursing residents and at the time when we updated this data 77% of those beds were full. The overall average Medicare 5 Star Quality rating for Washington skilled nursing homes is 3.7 which ranks 12 nationally.

Below, we display graphs that show the breakdowns of various important quality ratings and other helpful statistics for skilled nursing facilities in Washington. You can use these statistics to compare an individual nursing home against the averages of the other Washington facilities.

Overall Ratings of Washington Nursing Homes

Capacity of Skilled Nursing Facilities in Washington

Ownership of Nursing Homes in Washington

Percent of Washington Nursing Homes in a Hospital

Percent of Washington Facilities that are in Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Percent of Washington Skilled Nursing Facilities with Counseling

Number of Complaints in the Past Year per Skilled Nursing Facility in Washington

Researching Skilled Nursing Facilities in Washington? Ask these questions:

  • What are the staffing ratios per resident per day and how does that compare to other nursing homes in Washington?
    Does the nursing home's reported time compare favorably to other Washington nursing homes?
  • What is the nursing home's staff turnover like?
    How does this staff turnover compare to other facilities in Washington?
  • How much time do the nursing home's staff spend with residents each day?
    Compare the daily time spent to other facilities in Washington.
  • How does the nursing home's quality measures compare against other Washington facilities?
    Compare the long stay and short stay quality measures against other Washington nursing homes.
  • What's the nursing home's Medicare rating and how does that compare to others in Washington?
    The Medicare rating is based on evaluation of Washington's nursing homes.
  • What types of activities does the nursing home offer residents?
    Is there a monthly activity calendar? What resident activities are available?
  • Is transportation offered to the nursing home residents?
    How does this compare to other Washington nursing homes?
  • Does the nursing home accept Medicaid?
    If you cannot afford the service, does the facility accept Washington Medicaid?

Important Helpful Contacts for Nursing Home Residents and Seniors in Washington

Have a complaint about a Washington Nursing Home? If you or a loved one in Washington have a complaint about the qualify of care or overall conditions in a nursing home located in Washington, report it to:
Aging and Disability Services
Local: (360) 725-2300
Tollfree: (800) 562-6078
Tollfree Notes: 800-422-3263
Tollfree TDD: (877) 905-0454
Do you have a dispute with a nursing home in Washington or maybe you are simply seeking some more information regarding the care or services received? If so, your local long-term care ombudsman is a valuable resource. You can contact them at:
Long Term Care Ombudsman of Washington
Local: (253) 838-6810
Tollfree: (800) 562-6028
As a Washington resident, do you have questions about your Medicare coverage or a Medigap Policy? You can contact the Washington state department of insurance at:
Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA)
Local TDD: (360) 586-0241
Tollfree: (800) 562-6900
Are you aware of all the Washington health-based programs and services that may be available? If not, the Washington Health Department is a valuable resource, contact at the following:
Washington State Department of Health
Local: (360) 236-4501
Local Notes: TTY Phone: 711
Tollfree: (800) 525-0127
Tollfree TDD: (800) 525-0127 ext. 711
Are you on a low income in Washington and having trouble covering your medical bills? The Washington medical assistance office may be able to help, contact at:
Health Care Authority (formerly - Department of Social and Health Services of Washington)
Tollfree: (800) 562-3022
Tollfree Notes: TTY now using 711 Washington Relay
Are you familiar with the Washington Area Agencies on the Aging and all the assistance they can provide to you?

These offices provide a number of different services to Washington residents that are 60 years of age and older. The AAAs can assist and offer guidance on nutrition, caregiver support, assistance programs and referrals, ombudsmen assistance, insurance counseling and even transportation.

Find and Contact your local Washington AAA below:

Olympic Area Agency on Aging
Port Hadlock, WA
(360) 379-5064
Northwest Washington Area Agency on Aging
Bellingham, WA
(360) 676-6749
Snohomish County Long Term Care and Aging Division
Everett, WA
(425) 388-7200
Aging and Disability Services (ADS), Seattle/King County
Seattle, WA
(206) 233-5121
Pierce County Aging & Disability Resources
Tacoma, WA
(253) 798-4500
Lewis-Mason-Thurston Area Agency on Aging
Olympia, WA
(360) 664-2168
Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities of Southwest Washington
Vancouver, WA
(360) 735-5720
Aging and Adult Care of Central Washington
East Wenatchee, WA
(509) 886-0700
Southeast Washington Aging & Long-Term Care
Yakima, WA
(509) 965-0105
Yakama Nation Area Agency on Aging
Toppenish, WA
(509) 865-7164
Aging & Long-Term Care of Eastern Washington
Spokane, WA
(509) 458-2509
Colville Indian Area Agency on Aging
Nespelem, WA
(509) 634-2758
Kitsap County Division of Aging and Long-Term Care
Port Orchard, WA
(360) 337-5700

For national organizations, see our list of senior care resources

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