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

  • Sorted through 42 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 13 hours researching assisted living communities in Gig Harbor
  • Read more than 110 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 Gig Harbor is $5,000, which is lower than the state average of $5,750 and considerably higher than 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 Gig Harbor, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 42 communities in the Gig Harbor area. Institute Trusted Communities

The Assisted Living Research Institute spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Gig Harbor 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 Foundation House
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Companion Suites
Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care
Not Listed
Situated between Seattle and Tacoma, Brookdale Foundation House offers a full spectrum of care with easy access to city amenities. Seniors can select from studio and one- and two-bedroom floor plans, and they can decorate their apartments with all the comforts of home. A skilled staff of caregivers is available for 24-hour support, from providing medication reminders to helping with bathing, clothes selection and grooming. A wide variety of activities allows residents to pursue their own unique interests, whether they want to learn new recipes in a cooking workshop, practice poses in yoga class or get creative with painting and music. Excursions to local shops and restaurants are complemented by social events, such as happy hours, brunches and holiday parties. Restaurant-style meals are crafted around diverse flavors and taste profiles, and amenities feature a pub/sports bar, an art studio, a whirlpool and a fitness center.
What Residents are Saying:
Loved ones mention the kind team and convenient location. "All the staff I have encountered have been exceptionally helpful and friendly. You can tell they really care," one relative says. "We are also grateful that this residence is right next door to Kaiser Permanente ... and she can walk or take the Brookdale shuttle for any appointments. So convenient!"
4.26 out of 5 stars
(48) Reviews
32290 1st Ave. S., Federal Way, WA 98003
GenCare Lifestyle Federal Way
Gig Harbor Court
Harbor Place at Cottesmore
Meridian at Stone Creek
Normandy Park Senior Living
Park Vista by Bonaventure
Penrose Harbor at Heron's Key
The Lodge at Mallard's Landing
Village Concepts of Gig Harbor - Sound Vista VIllage

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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