The Washington Aging Statistics & Resource Guide contains key information, links and statistics for senior citizens in Washington. With an aging population and the average cost of care averaging between $30.50 an hour for home care to $9,931 a month for skilled nursing care, Washington is typically less expensive than the national average.  This guide also contains helpful contact information for county offices, Alzheimer’s Disease organizations and government agencies that offer assistance to caregivers and senior citizens. 

Washington Key Statistics

Choosing Long Term Care in Washington

  • Washington Home Care Agencies Directory: The average hourly home care rate in Washington is $30.50, making Washington more expensive than the national average ($22.50) for home care. 
  • Washington Adult Day Care Directory: The average cost of adult day care in Washington is $1,441 per month making Washington less expensive than the national average ($1,625) for adult day care.
  • Washington Assisted Living Directory: The average cost of assisted living in Washington is $5,500 per month making Washington more expensive than the national average ($4,051) for assisted living.
  • Washington Skilled Nursing Directory: The average cost of skilled nursing in Washington is $9,931 per month making Washington more expensive than the national average ($8,517) for skilled nursing.

Washington Senior Services

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

Address: PO BOX 11699, Tacoma, WA 98411-6699

Phone: 1-800-865-7801

Website 

Washington State Plan on Aging

Washington Elder Justice and Advocacy

To report Elder Abuse:

Phone: 1-877-734-6277

Email: apscentralintake@dshs.wa.gov

Fax:  1-833-866-5590

TTY:  1-833-866-5595

Washington Support for Caregivers

Washington Senior Disaster Preparedness

Washington Health Care Fraud

Washington Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Phone: 1-800-562-6028

TTY: 1-800-737-7931

Washington Medicaid Elderly & Disabled Waiver Programme

Address: Cherry Street Plaza, 626 8th Avenue SE, Olympia, WA 98501

Phone: 1-855-682-0787

Fax: 360-507-9234

Washington Medicare and Insurance Counseling

Washington Elderly Nutrition & Wellness

Washington Prescription Assistance

Washington Area Agencies for Aging

Olympic Area Agency on Aging (Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Pacific)

2200 W. Sims Way, Unit 100, Port Townsend, WA 98386

Toll free: 866-720-4863

Local: 360-379-5064

Fax: 360-379-5074

Website

Northwest Washington Area Agency on Aging

Address: 600 Lakeway Drive, Suite 100, Bellingham, WA 98225 

Phone: (360) 676-6749

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Snohomish County Long Term Care and Aging Division

Address: 3000 Rockefeller Avenue, Everett, WA 98201

Phone: 425-388-3411

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Aging and Disability Services (ADS), Seattle/King County

Address: 700 5th Avenue, Suite 5100, Seattle, WA 98104 

Phone: 206-684-0660 

Fax: 206-684-0152 

TTY: 206-684-0702

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Pierce County Aging & Disability Resources

Address: 930 Tacoma Avenue S, Tacoma, WA 98402

Phone: (253) 798-4400

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Lewis-Mason-Thurston Area Agency on Aging

Address: 2404 Heritage Court Southwest Olympia, WA 98502 

Phone: (888) 545-0910

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Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities of Southwest Washington

Address: 201 North East 73rd Street, Vancouver, WA 98665 

Phone: 360-694-8144

Phone: 888-637-6060

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Aging and Adult Care of Central Washington

Address: 270 9th St Suite 100, East Wenatchee, WA 98802

Phone: (509) 886-0700

Fax: (509) 884-6943

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Southeast Washington Aging & Long-Term Care

Address: 7200 West Nob Hill Boulevard, Suite 12, Yakima, WA 98908

Phone: (509) 965-0105

Phone: (877) 965-2582

Fax: (509) 965-0221

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Yakama Nation Area Agency on Aging

Address: 91 Wishpoosh Rd., P.O. Box 151, Toppenish, WA. 98948

Phone: (509) 865-7164

Fax: (509) 865-2098

Website

Aging & Long-Term Care of Eastern Washington

Address: 1222 N. Post Street, Spokane, WA 99201-2518

Phone: (509) 458-2509

Fax: (509) 458-2003

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Colville Indian Area Agency on Aging

Address: 21 Colville Street, Nespelem WA 

Phone: (509) 634-2759

Fax: (509) 634-2793

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Kitsap County Division of Aging and Long-Term Care

Address: 1026 Sidney Avenue, Suite 105, Port Orchard, WA 98366

Phone: (360) 337-5700

Phone: 1-800-562-6418

Fax: (360) 337-5746

Website

Resources

National Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

Washington Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

Alzheimer’s Organizations & Resources

Washington Senior Health Studies

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