The type of care you need and where you live greatly affect price. The table below will give you a good idea of how much long-term services cost, if you are to pay out of pocket. Depending on level of care and financial circumstances, you may be eligible for Medicaid services or long-term care insurance may help pay for care.
Long-term services and supports are expensive. For example, one year of nursing home care in Washington State can cost nearly $93,000 for a semi-private room. Although significantly lower in cost, in-home care can also be expensive. One year of care from an in-home care worker for three hours per day can cost more than $20,000.
|Average costs of Long-Term Services and Supports in Washington State*|
|Washington State||In-home Personal Care||Adult Day Services||Assisted Living (Private)||Adult Residential Care||Adult Family Home||Adults foster/care home|
|Hourly Rate||Daily Rate||Monthly Rate||Daily Rate||Daily Rate||Daily Rate|
|Bellingham||Hourly Rate$20||Daily Rate$67||Monthly Rate$132||Daily Rate$155||Daily Rate$158||Daily Rate$230|
|Bremerton Area||Hourly Rate$18.75||Daily Rate$57||Monthly Rate$123||Daily Rate$155||Daily Rate$158||Daily Rate$285|
|Kennewick Area||Hourly Rate$16.88||Daily Rate$67||Monthly Rate$118||Daily Rate$155||Daily Rate$158||Daily Rate$242|
|Longview Area||Hourly Rate$15.63||Daily Rate$120||Monthly Rate$106||Daily Rate$146||Daily Rate$150||Daily Rate$221|
|Mount Vernon||Hourly Rate$18.38||Daily Rate$100||Monthly Rate$153||Daily Rate$146||Daily Rate$150||Daily Rate$264|
|Olympia Area||Hourly Rate$18.75||Daily Rate$126||Monthly Rate$148||Daily Rate$155||Daily Rate$158||Daily Rate$285|
|Seattle||Hourly Rate$17.25||Daily Rate$65||Monthly Rate$156||Daily Rate$160||Daily Rate$164||Daily Rate$276|
|Spokane||Hourly Rate$17.63||Daily Rate$60||Monthly Rate$132||Daily Rate$155||Daily Rate$158||Daily Rate$270|
|Wenatchee||Hourly Rate$17.25||Daily Rate$67||Monthly Rate$139||Daily Rate$146||Daily Rate$150||Daily Rate$220|
|Walla Walla||Hourly Rate$17.25||Daily Rate$50||Monthly Rate$133||Daily Rate$146||Daily Rate$150||Daily Rate$260|
|Yakima||Hourly Rate$17.25||Daily Rate$17||Monthly Rate$148||Daily Rate$155||Daily Rate$158||Daily Rate$258|
|Rest of State||Hourly Rate$17.25||Daily Rate$67||Monthly Rate$132||Daily Rate$146||Daily Rate$150||Daily Rate$250|
|State Median||Hourly Rate$18||Daily Rate$67||Monthly Rate$140||Daily Rate$155||Daily Rate$158||Daily Rate$253|
*The Above costs are averages and may be different in your area. Sources: U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services www.longtermcare.gov and Washington State 2014 Medicaid Rates for Contracted Home and Community Residential Care Services
Seventy percent of people over 65 will need long-term services and supports. There's a good chance they will have to pay for some or all of them.
Washington State’s Community Living Connections (CLC) has tools to help you plan for your long-term services and supports needs. Learn more about:
Washington’s Community Living Connections staff are available to help you explore your options to meet your current needs or create a plan for the future.
Calculate your future long-term services and supports expenses.
Estimate your likely future financial resources