Washington Oakes Retirement Community - Everett, WA

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  • Physical Therapy Available
  • Occupational Therapy Available
  • Speech Therapy Available
  • Hospice Available
  • Female Residents Only
  • Doctor on Call
  • Nurse on Call
  • Homecare Onsite
  • Dentist Available

Customer Reviews

Place was buzzing with activity, updated, all facilities were clean and organized for next group to utilize. We toured 2 bed/1 bath - very spacious, clean and well thought out (lots of closet space). We liked the storage option for each floor, laundry facilities were clean and dining room was full with laughter while eating a delicious meal. Residents were eager to share their stories of Washington Oakes and 1 resident even took us for a tour of her apartment - beautifully decorated and maintained. This is our choice for our parents. [name removed] (our contact) was wonderful - laughed/joked with the residents, answered all of our questions honestly. All in all a great experience.

Super Close To Moms Doctors

Mom loves living here. The food is wonderful to taste very good. The staff is so friendly and engaging with the residents. We couldn't have asked for a better location it's close to all her doctors and the hospital that she would use. The community is so clean and well maintained. Mom is being well taken care of here.

Chelsia Hart

Local Representative

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your comments on this website.
My staff and I work very hard to keep our residents happy, healthy, engaged and active, and this positive feedback let us know we are doing a good job.
We will continue to do everything we can to keep your mother happy.
Tad Kasuya, General Manager

We did not see much of the people who lived there but it was in the middle of the day. We did see some people playing cards in the game room. It was very nice and clean. Lots of things for the people who lived there to do. Great that there is lots of choices with the meals. One of my favorites.

We did not see much of the people who lived there but very nice and clean. Lots of things for the people who lived there to do. Great that there is lots of choices with the meals. One of my favorites.

They Are Making Dad Happy

My dad loves living in this community. he is having that good of an experience. He loves the food especially, it is great tasting.

Chelsia Hart

Local Representative

Thank you so much for taking the time and making an effort to let us know that your father is enjoying his life here at Washington Oakes. My staff and I take pride in the great service and food we provide for our residents, and satisfied residents and families make it all worthwhile. We will continue to do our best to keep your father happy and healthy, but please reach out if there's ever anything I can assist you with.
Thanks again,
Tad Kasuya, General Manager

Friendly people!

My tour of Washington Oakes Retirement Community went well. The facility was clean and the tour guide was very informative. It was a nice place, just not what I was looking for.

This community offers many and varied activities. It is maintained well and is very clean with no odors. The lunch we had was well prepared and fresh. On a personal level, we both found the paint in the halls of the older section to be very dark. Brighter would have been better but we can live with this.

Megan McDaniel

Local Representative

Thank you for taking the time to come visit us and for taking the time to write a review. We are very pleased that you seem quite satisfied with the cleanliness, activities and cuisine we provide to our residents here at Washington Oakes. We hope that you will choose Washington Oakes as the place to live for yourselves, or your loved ones.
We will do everything possible to maintain the high levels of quality and service you experienced on your recent visit. We are replacing hallway carpet in 2 of our 3 buildings this year, and will likely replace the 3rd building carpet next year. Not always, but sometimes carpet replacement triggers new paint in the hallways. If that does indeed occur, I will request some brighter colors. Thank you again and we hope to see you again soon.
Tad Kasuya, General Manager


Washington Oakes is a WOW! My mother and I were searching for a home for my Aunt and had toured MANY terrific locations. While all of the homes had great qualities, there was just nothing that made us feel like HOME until we walked into Washington Oakes! Robbie is AMAZING and within a few moments we knew that we had found the perfect home for my Aunt.
My Aunt is OVERJOYED with her new home! The residents, the team of outstanding associates and the facility are all welcoming and have embraced not only my Aunt, but our entire family. It is a TREAT to visit and we all look forward to walking through the doors!
I cannot recommend Washington Oakes enough-you truly must visit and you too will see that this is a community that shines above all others!

Take the time to make an informed decision.

My wife and I took on the task of researching places in WA for my mother while she recovered from some medical issues in Tucson AZ. She was currently residing in AZ, but she knew the time had come for her move and live closer to family. And that she would need a place where she could live that could offer monitoring, and assistance, if needed. Although the ultimate decision of where she would now call "home" would be left to her, we decided to visit multiple places and help narrow down the choices of where we felt she would be most happy.
Without naming all the places we visited, let me say, we did visit most...and here's what we found.

All the places were fairly similar regarding room sizes, included meals, services, the way they handled transportation, and activities. There are some things that all places, such as these, are required to offer so, you won't find a lot of differences from one place to another.
Monthly rent can be significantly different at each place.
Also, BEWARE of the dreaded "Community Fee" that you will be required to pay at ALL of these places. Some were as high as $4000.00! Also, there's a difference in how each place may charge for any "assistance services" that may be needed.
Food quality ranged from decent, to really good. They all seemed to offer a well balanced menu, and a good variety for their meals. We took the opportunity to try the meals at most places.
At WA Oakes, I would say their meals were really good!
WA Oakes was certainly competitive when it came down to the cost of rent. And we also found that they included some other benefits, like anytime transportation, without charge. There are some other small, but distinct differences that we liked also.
Regarding the community fee... WA Oakes takes the lead in being a place that doesn't charge an excessive community fee. And part of that fee was offset by the down payment. So kudos to WA Oakes for keeping in mind that, with the sticker shock a lot of people will already feel moving into a new place like this, they don't compound that shock by charging an excessive amount for some made up, ridiculous fee.
Needless to say, my mother has chosen to live at WA Oakes. Although the cost was an important factor initially, it was the "feel" she got from the place, and the people, that ultimately helped her to decide that this is the place she wanted to live.
Here's a nice coincidence...although we never said anything to my mother, after my wife and I spent the time visiting all these places, we both had placed WA Oakes at the top of our list! So we felt good with her choice.
My advice for people who are looking for a place such as WA Oakes....visit as many as possible, whether your looking for yourself or a family member. Obviously, everybody will see, or find something they prefer at one place over another, but I would highly recommend you take the time to visit WA Oakes when you are looking.

My Mom's First Week at Washington Oaks

My mother just recently, this week, moved into Washington Oaks Retirement Community in Everett, WA. She has been met by friendly employees and residents right from the first day. The management has offered and given her help when needed and has made it easier for her to meet others and enjoy the activities. I heard about this retirement community from Katie at A Place for Mom. She was so wonderfully helpful to me when I was upset and confused about what to do for Mom who had just suffered two strokes. She was great in guiding but not pushing me. I bonded with her immediately, yet I have never been able to meet her, as she says her role is to guide behind the scenes. Well, great job, Katie, and to everyone at Washington Oaks. My mom has just been there five days and seems very pleased!

Great facility that works hard to make your family members feel welcome and fit in.

We just moved my mother in and it appears to be a great place. Nice unit, friendly staff, large variety of activities available and a reasonable price in comparison to other places we looked at. She is still adapting to the big change in her life, but we hope she will do well there.

not very happy about the carpet

Mom is enjoying Washington Oakes Retirement Community. My mom only participates in a few activities there but they offer quite a few. Right now I am not very happy about the carpet in mom's room. It needs replacing and seems like no one is doing anything about it. Overall we are happy here but this particular area needs to be addressed.


All of the rooms were like two bedrooms, so like a sitting room and a bedroom. They have a woodshop with saws. They take the residents to ballet and on quality trips. They were the most cost effective community that we toured and I really liked them very much.

Everybody is Smiling

I really like Washington Oakes. I like the people that work there, the management staff, the nursing people, and the medical technicians. The only down side that I can see is they don't have any specialized diets. Other than that it's a great place. I asked about a low fat diet for my father and they said they couldn't really do that but they would print out a list of stuff for him and I will work with my dad on how to eat better. They're very helpful. Everybody there smiles, the people that work there and live there.

My mom and step-dad do not ...

My mom and step-dad do not want to move right now. I did place them on the Washington Oaks Wait List. My hope is they will move here in the next year. Washington Oaks exceeded my expectations in terms of quality of food, energy of the community, caliber of activities, room size and price. If I was older, I would move into Washington Oaks immediately!!!

Good Community

I think it's a great community. It was clean and the staff was friendly. The food was good. We really liked it but our loved one needed a higher level of care then what they could provide. We really like this community and it would have been a good community but we just needed more.

I really like this place. ...

I really like this place. Great woodshop. great facility. Residents and staff seem happy. This would be number one, on my short list, extcept they do not accept medicaid. That is the only draw back I could find.

POsitive experience there a...

POsitive experience there after hip replacement. Not sure if they would take Dad (what is the contingency plan if we need him to be in memory care???)

Emeritus at Silver Lake - Beautiful location, lovely property...

The major plusses [removed] Tall Douglas Firs surround the property, pastoral setting, with paved walk ways perfect for my Dad, using his walker, to get out and touch the earth! Spacious apartments and nice lobby. Friendly staff, but seemed to be short-staffed, or always "running." [removed] Food -- could be improved to include more fresh vegetables and less fried stuff. A little too close to the old school cafeteria. But some residents, my loved one included, have lost their discerning taste buds and don't mind. At least it could be more nutritious. Big [removed] Allowing residents to sleep in the lobby -- especially in their wheel chairs with oxygen tanks. It just presents as a place where people are "parked" for the day, and "we don't care about you," even if that's not true. Also, beware of the "hidden costs" for the extra services. Also, falsely advertised transportation [removed] The bus is always full with people who have reservations for medical appointments. Visits to the spouse at a skilled nursing center near by could not be facilitated as promised. Not much effort is made for social integration and activities.

#1 Selling Point: 'Quality of Fo...

#1 Selling Point: 'Quality of Food and Service.' Property is in renovated 1908 brick school house w/2 other buildings connected by sky bridges. Near Providence Hospt & Rehab facility. Family-setting, but hotel-like. Residents are 'family.' Very connected to local arts scene with live performances 3 - 4 days week in building. 5-day/week RN. Prices, assisted living 'levels' and floor plans are listed. PT, OT, audiologist and podiatrist come in-house. Mom's hearing aids could be managed right there. Before move-in, each apt is re-painted and re-floored. New resident can have a say in colors, flooring type, etc, and can request modifications (to be paid by occupant, such as an island in the kitchen). 2 BR with West sunset view now available.

I love it here. Everyone at WA Oakes...

I love it here. Everyone at WA Oakes is especially cordial and comfortable. I love all aspects of WA Oakes, except the absence of deck/patio.

Like idea of work shop & being able t...

Like idea of work shop & being able to use it with deposit even not living there.

From the Community

When you visit our retirement community in the heart of Everett, you’ll notice something unexpected the minute you walk through the doors. You can see, hear, and feel the energy and vibrancy of our community. The lobby is bustling, people are laughing, and friends are chatting. Some are planning outings to Silver Lake Beach or Jetty Island, while others are grabbing coffee before they go shopping at The Alderwood Mall. Washington Oakes feels like an active community because it is an active community.

Our philosophy of premium customer service translates into an experience that feels more like you’re on a permanent vacation, and less like you’re in a retirement community. The atmosphere is warm, friendly, and inviting—whatever our residents need, our helpful staff is ready to deliver.

At Washington Oakes, we don’t just care for people—we care about people, and want to help our residents get the most out of their retirement. Want to plan a movie night? Invite your family. How about a game of poker? Stack your chips. Dinner in the city sound fun? Hop on the shuttle. Whatever you want to do, whatever your interests are, we can help bring them to life in this next phase of life.

At Washington Oakes, a fun, adventurous retirement is there for the taking. All you have to do is make yourself at home.