The Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Tacoma, WA

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Tacoma is a thriving port city at the southern edge of the Sea-Tac strip, set in the vast evergreen forest of coastal Washington State. About 216,000 people live in Tacoma, 13% of whom are seniors aged 65 and over. During the warm summer months, when temperatures average in the mid-70s, seniors can get outdoors to enjoy multiple parksworld-class shopping and golf on courses good enough to host the 2015 U.S. Open.

Assisted living in the Tacoma area costs an average of $6,500 a month, according to the 2019 Genworth Cost of Care Survey. This is significantly higher than the national average cost of $4,051. Other senior services in Tacoma are similarly priced above the national average. In-home care in the city costs an average of $6,292 a month and adult day care costs $1,333. Seniors in Tacoma pay an average of $10,489 a month for a semi-private room in a nursing care facility. These prices are consistent with Tacoma's overall cost of living, which is 13% higher than the national average.

Have a look at our list of Tacoma's top 10 assisted living facilities to find the ideal community for you.

The Best Assisted Living Facilities in Tacoma

Solstice Senior Living at Tacoma

Address: 6414 N Park Way, Tacoma, WA 98407
Phone Number: (253) 759-8908
Website: https://solsticeseniorlivingpointdefiance.com

Solstice Senior Living is an independent and assisted living community located on a sprawling 28-acre property adjacent to the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium. Seniors living in the 156-room facility have private kitchens and bathrooms, as well as the option to dine with other residents in the restaurant-style dining hall. Personal care attendants are available for seniors who could use some help with activities of daily living. Residents at Solstice Senior Living get complimentary cable TV and utilities folded into their monthly payment, and common areas on the property include a beauty salon and worship center.

Starting Monthly Cost: $2,099
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Beds: 156

Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.1 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 101

Weatherly Inn Tacoma

Address: 6016 N Highlands Pkwy, Tacoma, WA 98406
Phone Number: (253) 752-8550
Website: https://www.weatherlyinn.com

Weatherly Inn Tacoma is an independent and assisted living facility that also provides Alzheimer's care, located less than a mile from the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. Near the aquarium and zoo, it also provides 24-hour respite care for families. Every apartment at this facility has a private bathroom and free Wi-Fi service provided for residents. Seniors can prepare private meals in their rooms' own kitchenettes, or they can enjoy professionally prepared meals in the shared dining room. Weatherly Inn Tacoma is a pet-friendly community with several shared pets who live in the common areas.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Beds: Not Listed

Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.6 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 73

Charlton Place Assisted Living

Address: 9723 Steele St S, Tacoma, WA 98444
Phone Number: (253) 589-1834
Website: http://www.carepartnersliving.com/charlton-place-retirement-community/senior-living

Charlton Place Assisted Living offers professional in-home care and nursing services to its senior occupants and drafts a senior care plan for every resident. Conveniently located adjacent to the I-5/Highway 512 corridor, Charlton Place provides scheduled transportation to local events, personal activities and medical appointments. Residents can eat three chef-prepared meals a day in the restaurant-style dining room, or they can prepare meals in their own private kitchenettes. Staff are available 24 hours a day, and daily check-in service is provided at no additional charge.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Beds: Not Listed

Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.3 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 3

The Village Senior Living

Address: 4707 S Orchard St, Tacoma, WA 98466
Phone Number: (253) 320-7064
Website: https://www.seniorservicesofamerica.com/senior-living/wa/tacoma/the-village-senior-living

Located across the street from the large Leach Creek green zone, which is ideal for casual strolls and walks with pets, The Village Senior Living offers assisted living, independent living and memory care to seniors in a spacious five-story complex. Meals at The Village can be taken communally in the well-appointed dining room or delivered to residents' own rooms. Independent and assisted living residents can also prepare meals in their own private kitchens. Scheduled transportation is available, and residents can enjoy on-site beauty services and a general store where daily necessities can be bought.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments; Townhomes
Number of Beds: 138

Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 3.5 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 40

The Arbor Rose

Address: 6301 E Q St, Tacoma, WA 98404
Phone Number: (206) 355-5643
Website: http://thearborroseadultfamilyhome.com

The Arbor Rose offers nursing home, Alzheimer's and assisted living care for Tacoma seniors in a safe and modern facility near downtown. Staff provide monitoring and assistance with activities of daily living for seniors who need help with personal needs. Scheduled transportation is available for medical and personal trips outside of the property, and personalized meal preparation is provided for both private and community meal service. Providing both short- and long-term care for seniors with medical needs, including diabetes, The Arbor Rose arranges for regular visits from skilled nurses, physical therapists and podiatrists to treat residents with special needs.

Starting Monthly Cost: $7,000
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments; Condos; Townhomes
Number of Beds: Not Listed

Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.7 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 20

Merrill Gardens at Tacoma

Address: 7290 Rosemount Cir, Tacoma, WA 98465
Phone Number: (253) 235-3826
Website: https://www.merrillgardens.com/senior-living/wa/tacoma/merrill-gardens-at-tacoma

Merrill Gardens at Tacoma hosts independent senior living, assisted living and memory care in its modern three-story complex near Titlow Beach. Residents are provided with restaurant-style dining anytime they like, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., in the spacious community dining hall. Concierge service is provided by the 24-hour facility staff, as are scheduled transportation around town and weekly housekeeping services at no additional charge for most residents. Apartments at Merrill Gardens feature patios or balconies, fully functional kitchens or kitchenettes and a resident call system to keep residents safe. Merrill Gardens is a pet-friendly community.

Starting Monthly Cost: $1,500
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments; Cottages
Number of Beds: 146

Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.3 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 84

Peoples Retirement Community

Address: 1720 E 67th St, Tacoma, WA 98404
Phone Number: (253) 474-1741
Website: https://peoplesretirementshm.org

Peoples Retirement Community provides independent senior apartments, assisted living and memory care in a quiet residential neighborhood adjacent to Tacoma's Swan Creek Park. On-site amenities for assisted living residents include comprehensive transportation, medication management and diabetes care. Weekly apartment cleaning and linen services are available, as is restaurant-style dining in the facility's dining hall. Skilled staff members assist residents with medication management, including diabetes care and injections. Seniors can participate in weekly worship services and a full schedule of community activities that include art classes and fun movie nights.

Starting Monthly Cost: $7,481
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Beds: Not Listed

Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 3.9 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 14

Spring Ridge Assisted Living & Memory Care

Address: 6856 Portland Ave E, Tacoma, WA 98404
Phone Number: (253) 474-1093
Website: https://www.springridgealmc.com

Spring Ridge Assisted Living & Memory Care operates from behind a white picket fence in a handsome one-story complex in a mixed residential/commercial neighborhood. Offering assisted living, memory care and respite care, the community provides residents with three professionally prepared meals a day plus snacks, scheduled transportation in an ADA-compliant facility bus and frequent community events that include movie nights and enrichment classes. The facility's 24-hour staff provide assistance and health monitoring services, as well as weekly housekeeping and linen services. Residents at Spring Ridge have all utilities included in their monthly rates.

Starting Monthly Cost: $6,659
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Beds: Not Listed

Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.1 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 34

Cascade Park Gardens

Address: 4347 S Union Ave, Tacoma, WA 98409
Phone Number: (253) 475-3702
Website: https://www.cascadecares.com

Located between Tacoma Mall and Firs Golf Center, Cascade Park Gardens offers seniors assisted living and memory care in a modern two-story building that's set back from the street. Private and shared rooms have in-suite kitchenettes, cable TV and an emergency call system for residents' safety and comfort. Staff at the facility provide regular housekeeping services and on-call maintenance. Scheduled transportation off-site is provided, as are regular group outings for shopping and recreation. The Cascade Park Gardens facility has an outdoor garden with lighted walking paths and overhead shade, as well as a spacious community dining hall with restaurant-style dining.

Starting Monthly Cost: $3,395
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Beds: Not Listed

Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.1 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 23

Kings Manor

Address: 8609 Portland Ave E, Tacoma, WA 98445
Phone Number: (253) 590-5007
Website: https://www.seniorservicesofamerica.com/senior-living/wa/tacoma/kings-manor

Kings Manor welcomes Tacoma seniors aged 55 and over for assisted living in a three-story villa that is set back from the road by a broad grassy lawn. Staff provide assistance with residents' activities of daily living, such as hygiene and personal care, as well as housekeeping and weekly linen services. The communal dining hall serves three meals a day that may be enjoyed in a community setting or delivered to residents' rooms to be eaten privately. All utilities except for phone service are included in the facility's monthly charge, as is scheduled transportation for medical appointments.

Starting Monthly Cost: $600
Room Types: Studio and One-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Beds: Not Listed

Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.6 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 10

Learn More About Assisted Living in Tacoma

Tacoma is a bustling city of families, seniors and artists set against the scenic grandeur of the Pacific Northwest. Grand vistas and access to first-class shopping and cultural enrichment combine with the city's fine dining and easy access to healthcare to make Tacoma an attractive choice for seniors. Tacoma's independent and assisted living communities offer safe and comfortable homes for thousands of seniors in this cultured, low-crime city.

To learn more about paying for senior care in Tacoma, please visit our city page here.