In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Bellingham area, our team of researchers:

  • Sorted through 52 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 9 hours researching assisted living communities in Bellingham
  • Read more than 80 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 10 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of Bellingham is $4,115, which is lower than the state average of $5,500 and the national average of $4,051.

Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner
Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner

Jonathan Frank is a Licensed Social Worker with over 10 years experience working with the geriatric population in a variety of different settings. He received his Masters degree from Rutgers University with a certificate in Aging and Gerontological Services. Additionally, he is a Certified Dementia Practitioner accredited by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Jonathan also has Bachelors degree in psychology and worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for 14 years. His passion lies with the elderly and ensuring they age with dignity.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Bellingham, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 52 communities in the Bellingham area. Trusted Communities spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Bellingham area to allow seniors and their families to find the community that’s right for them. Click through the facilities listed below to read in-depth reviews, what residents are saying, and details such as base pricing, room types, and more.

Brookdale Fairhaven
Assisted Living, Respite, Skilled Nursing
Not Listed
Brookdale Fairhaven is a pet-friendly community situated in a peaceful residential neighborhood that's close to banks, shopping centers and local hospitals. This residence offers three studio apartment floor plans. Trained staff is present 24-hours per day to assist seniors with various care needs, including medication management, bathing and dressing. Residents are equipped with emergency call pendants to call for staff at any time of the day or night. A new list of activities is offered daily and includes bingo, Wii Bowling tournaments and art classes.
What Residents are Saying:
Brookdale Fairhaven is appreciated by loved ones for being a tidy community with caring staff and a warm ambience. One resident's family member writes, "The staff is consistently open, receptive and kind when I have questions. I have utmost respect for them. … The place has a brightness, cleanliness and atmosphere of kindness I deeply appreciate."
4.64 out of 5 stars
(16) Reviews
2600 Old Fairhaven Parkway, Bellingham, WA 98225
Cordata Court
Highgate at Bellingham
Mt. Baker Care Center & Summit Place Assisted Living
Orchard Park Assisted Living
Rosewood Villa Senior Living
Spring Creek By Bonaventure
The Willows Assisted Living
Village Concepts of Sedro-Woolley – Country Meadow Village
Woodway Assisted Living

Our Methodology

It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes stand out. We start by identifying problems and challenges in the senior care industry by gaining insight from conversations with industry professionals, older adults, and those that care for them. Next, our research team led by industry experts apply our data-driven research techniques to understand the magnitude of the challenge and how to overcome it. Finally, we present our findings in easy-to-understand guides and studies and share our actionable results with influencers and caregivers, as well as the general public.

Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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