Bellevue is the third major city of the Seattle-Tacoma corridor, and it's one of the larger residential communities in the greater Seattle metropolitan area. Home to 148,000 people, more than 14% of Everett's residents are seniors aged 65 and over. Seniors in Everett live in a temperate coastal climate where summers rarely average more than 76 degrees. This is ideal outdoor weather, and seniors who enjoy it can golf, camp or hike the trails around Lake Sammamish.
Seniors are comparatively safe outdoors in Bellevue. The city's crime rate is well below what's typical for similarly large urban areas in the United States. Across all categories, the local rates are up to 30% lower than the crime rate nationwide. Bellevue Botanical Garden and the Glendale Country Club, which are adjacent to each other, welcome seniors for hiking, sporting and generally enjoying the fresh air of the long Pacific Northwest spring and summers.
Seniors in Bellevue pay $5,750 a month, on average, for assisted living, according to the 2018 Genworth Cost of Care Survey. Seniors in the rest of Washington State pay significantly less than this, at an average cost of $5,135. Assisted living elsewhere in the United States costs seniors an average of $4,000 for similar care.
Find the senior living community you're most comfortable in on this list of the 10 best assisted living facilities in Bellevue.
Sunrise of Bellevue
15928 NE 8th Street
Bellevue, WA 98008
Sunrise of Bellevue offers personalized assisted living care in a relaxed, independent setting. Each resident receives an individual service plan for personalized care, and monthly wellness visits from a licensed nurse provide added support. Active seniors can take advantage of the parks, shopping center and movie theater located next door to the community, and on-site activities ranging from fitness and language classes to board game nights are offered daily. We featured Sunrise of Bellevue because it was awarded the Bronze National Quality Award in 2018 by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living, as well as being named Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Senior Living Communities by J.D. Power.
Sunrise of Redmond
15241 NE 20th Street
Bellevue, WA 98007
Sunrise of Redmond is located near Lake Sammamish in northeast Bellevue, and Overlake Medical Center is just a few minutes away. The two-story facility is surrounded by manicured grounds, which include courtyards, gardens and walking paths. Residents choose from studio, one or two-bedroom apartments, and since housekeeping is included, they have plenty of time to enjoy the community. An activity room, library and wellness center are just some of the on-site amenities. At Sunrise of Redmond, meals are prepared from scratch with as many local ingredients as possible, and if seniors want to host family parties, a private dining room is available.
1115 108th Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
Residents of The Bellettini, a luxury retirement community in downtown Bellevue, can spend their golden years in style. Residents can choose from 25 different floor plans, each with high-end features like high ceilings, granite countertops and hardwood-style floors. Every private apartment has Wi-Fi, basic cable, individual climate control and other comforts of home. Residents can take advantage of the community's many unique amenities. They can dine with friends at the facility's Italian restaurant, watch movies in the theater or take an aerobics class in the 24-hour fitness center. Pets are welcome.
Sagebrook Senior Living at Bellevue
15750 NE 15th Street
Bellevue, WA 98008
The warm, welcoming community of Sagebrook Senior Living at Bellevue strives to make seniors feel as though they are living among family. When they enter the facility, residents are greeted by a flood of natural light coming in the large windows. Continuing outside, residents can enjoy the open green space and relax on the patio. Sagebrook's individualized care services ensure each residents' needs are met while encouraging independence. Assistance ranges from help with housekeeping and laundry to medication management, bathing and meal support. Recognizing that seniors' emotional, social and mental needs are just as important as physical ones, the facility offers diverse activities and a full social calendar built around resident hobbies and interests.
Aegis Living of Bellevue
148 102nd Avenue SE
Bellevue, WA 98004
Centrally located and walking distance from Main Street, Aegis Living of Bellevue has a friendly, resort-like atmosphere and offers several levels of care. Trained staff are available 24 hours a day to help assisted living residents with personal care, home health care and other daily activities. The cutting-edge Life Enrichment program offers a wide range of daily activities, including tai chi classes, interactive TED talks, music therapy and art classes. This community also has an in-house medical staff, including registered nurses, primary care physicians, physical and occupational therapists and geriatric psychiatrists. The dining area offers friendly chef-prepared meals with multiple entree choices from seasonally inspired menus, and fresh fruit, snacks and drinks are available all day.
The Gardens at Town Square
933 11th Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
The Gardens at Town Square offers upscale senior living right in the heart of downtown Bellevue. The grand entryway and elegant decor set a tone of luxury that extends throughout the facility. Personal residences are tastefully decorated and equipped with full kitchens, individually controlled heating, accessible showers and emergency call systems. The facility features an array of amenities, such as a swimming pool, fireside lounge, library and full-service beauty salon. A packed social calendar with unique events and activities, including exercise classes, cooking demonstrations, jazz nights and educational lectures, encourages a vibrant lifestyle. Regular outings to musical performances, museums and local restaurants help residents stay connected with the community.
2956 152nd Ave.
N.E. Redmond, WA 98052
Overlake Terrace lets seniors pursue an active lifestyle with the support of 24-hour assisted living and memory care services. Residents keep busy with scheduled daily indoor and outdoor activities, including educational opportunities and outings to local attractions. The facility also hosts religious services for seniors who wish to worship. Overlake Terrace residents enjoy restaurant-style dining with fresh, seasonal dishes that are cooked to order. Seniors can choose a spacious studio, one- or two-bedroom apartment, and companion suites are available. Overlake Terrace has an on-site salon to keep residents looking great and offers shuttle service to appointments. The Overlake Village Mall is just minutes away, providing residents with shopping and dining opportunities.
Emerald City Senior Living
1001 Lake City Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Emerald City Senior Living welcomes seniors into a warm, home-like environment that encourages them to live their happiest, healthiest lives. Care plans are structured to accommodate residents' individual needs and preferences, offering support services, such as medication assistance, help with bathing and incontinence management. Seniors can socialize with fellow residents in the cozy community spaces, including a media room and outdoor patio, or enjoy some downtime in the library or on-site spa. Through the signature Vibrant Life program, seniors create their own schedules. Diverse activities and optional outings allow residents to engage in their favorite pastimes and inspire them to try new things.
Queen Anne Manor
100 Crockett Street
Seattle, WA 98109
Queen Anne Manor blends an upscale environment with friendly, personalized care for a custom assisted living experience. Residents can choose from studios, one-bedroom apartments or penthouses with private balconies, and pets are welcome to join their owners in their new home. The fitness center offers machines and exercise classes for people of all fitness levels, and the dining room provides a variety of fresh, healthy meals. This community offers a full game room with billiards tables, a sitting room with a piano that residents are welcome to use, a media room and a variety of outdoor courtyards and patios.
12215 NE 128th Street
Kirkland, WA 98034
Madison House is located in Kirkland, right across the street from Evergreen Medical Center. Nurses are on-site 24/7 to care for the health needs of seniors who need it. When it comes to apartments, several floor plans are available. Seniors can prepare meals in their in-unit kitchenettes or enjoy fresh air on their private balcony or deck. There are many comfortable common areas to help seniors feel at home. Residents can play billiards in the game room, relax beside the fireplace in the lounge or take a dip in the indoor pool. Meals are served in the elegant dining room, and for quick meals, residents can visit the bistro.