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El Dorado West

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1010 SW 134th Street, Burien, WA 98146
Care provided: Assisted Living, Retirement Communities, Alzheimer's Memory Care
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  • Community Information

    El Dorado West is an assisted living facility in Burien, WA. El Dorado West offers activities at their location for residents. These activities generally allow residents to maintain healthy lifestyles by encouraging movement and socializing with their peers.

    Being able to chat with other residents becomes an important part of many peoples' lives and El Dorado West offers common spaces indoors to support that need. The benefit of living in an assisted living community is that making meals can be costly and time consuming process so El Dorado West provides meals for residents.

    Staff is awake and available 24 hours a day so if any emergencies occur no matter the time, there will be someone ready to help. Making sure residents with diabetes monitor their insulin levels is clearly an important task and El Dorado West can help with that task.

    Unique Features

    * Beautiful fireside lounge
    * Fireplace in the dining room
    * Activities and transportation
    * 2 blocks from Highline Senior Center
    * Long-tenured staff
    * Pinochle clubs
    * Putting green
    * Pets allowed
  • Residents


    The minimum age that a resident may be is 55 years old.


    Nurses on Staff
    24-Hour Awake Staff
    Visiting Nurse
    Homecare Onsite
    Visiting Podiatrist
    Visiting Physical Therapist
    Visiting Occupational Therapist
    Visiting Speech Therapist

    Facility Care Level

    Care Level Percentage
    Light Care25%
    Medium Care75%
    Heavy Care0%

    El Dorado West prefers that residents need: light care, medium care

    Additional Services

    Diabetic Care
    The community can help residents monitor their blood sugar but cannot give insulin injections.

    Incontinence Care
    Incontinent residents must be able to manage incontinence themselves. This staff at this community can remind incontinent residents to use the restroom. This community can care for residents with bladder incontinence.

    Non Ambulatory Care
    This community can provide a 1 person assisted transfer for residents who need help transferring, for example, from a bed into a wheelchair.

    Other Care
    This community provides multiple levels of care allowing residents to remain at the community while receiving increasing care.
  • Transportation

    Resident Parking Available
    Complimentary Transportation
    Transportation at Cost
    Property Convenient to Busline


    Allowed Outdoors

    Additional Amenities

    Activities Onsite
    Activities Offsite
    Devotional Services Onsite
    Outdoor Common Areas
    Indoor Common Areas
    Beautician Onsite

    Other Services

    Wheelchair Accessible Showers
    Hospice Available
    Respite Offered
    Aging in Place


    Meals Provided

    Additional info: none

    Activities Provided

    Exercise, games, WII, drives, movies, live entertainment, meals out, happy hour, bingo, bunco, senior center, shopping, men's group
  • Average Room Pricing at El Dorado West

    Room Type Assisted Living
    Studio Averages $1,800 - $2,300 Monthly
    1 Bedroom Averages $2,500 - $3,100 Monthly
    2 Bedrooms Averages $3,200 - $4,000 Monthly
    Disclaimer: The prices, amenities, features and care offered at senior communities are all subject to change; therefore information on this community profile may be out of date. Please note the costs per community are rough estimates; actual costs may vary depending on special offers and discounts, additional fees for services and care, and availability.

    Estimated Fees at El Dorado West

    Fee Type Assisted Living
    Community Fee Averages $500 - $700 One-time
    Respite Fee Averages $100 - $200 Daily
    Buy-In Fee
    High Care Needs Fee Averages $1,800 - $2,300 Monthly
    Medium Care Needs Fee Averages $800 - $1,000 Monthly
    Low Care Needs Fee Averages $200 - $300 Monthly
    2nd Person Fee Averages $600 - $800 Monthly
    Disclaimer: The prices, amenities, features and care offered at senior communities are all subject to change; therefore information on this community profile may be out of date. Please note the costs per community are rough estimates; actual costs may vary depending on special offers and discounts, additional fees for services and care, and availability.

    Paying for care

    Commercial Insurance
    Private pay
    Social Security
    Separate pricing structure for care
    Veteran's benefits

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Nearby Cities

City Distance Number of Facilities Average CostAverage Cost for 1 Bedroom
Burien0 miles1$2,800
Normandy Park2 miles1$3,250
Seattle3 miles20$3,540
Renton6 miles3$2,730
Kent9 miles2$3,170
Mercer Island9 miles3$3,330

General Pricing Information for Burien Assisted Living

Room Type Minimum Cost Average Cost Maximum Cost
1 Bedroom$2,795$2,795$2,795
2 Bedrooms$3,600$3,600$3,600

Community Reviews

Short Stay

reviewed on: 07/28/2017 by Anonymous

We had only placed my dad here for about 2 weeks. From what I observed the community seemed to be clean and smelled fine. The staff was excellent at meal time someone would come and take my dad down to the dining area so he could eat. He never mentioned the food but I ate there once and the food was very good. The layout of the building seemed fine and the temperature was comfortable. The location was good only about 15 mnutes from me.

Good Value for Clean, Safe, Caring Place

reviewed on: 02/11/2020 by Pat and Sherri

The facility was remodeled fairly recently and is lovely. If you are looking for perfection, you are not going to find it here or anywhere else. However, if your expectations are reasonable, you will find a caring staff, both administratively and in the services who try hard to fulfill the needs of residents and almost always succeed. As in almost all of these facilities, the workers tend to be underpaid and overworked. For them, it is a labor of love. Our 91-year old mother moved in almost four years ago and started out as an independent living resident, and transitioned into assisted living care as her Alzheimer's progressed. The residents do sometimes complain about the food, which is along the lines of what you get in a college dormitory, so don't expect to get everything cooked the exact way you want it. But the variety of meals is fine and other food options are available. They have a shuttle bus that regularly takes residents to a variety of department stores and grocery stores every week. There are also field trips available including Mariner's games, parks, occasional restaurants, and other activities. They even have a happy hour every Friday afternoon. There is a daily schedule of activities planned and posted each day for any resident who wishes to participate. Whenever we have made a reasonable request for anything regarding maintenance, food, or billing, they have always tried to accommodate us. The costs that we have experienced throughout this time were very reasonable and it would be hard to find more bang for your buck elsewhere. They have a tough job to do and they do it well.

nice place to stay

reviewed on: 07/11/2017 by Anonymous

nice place to stay and staff very friendly and helpful


reviewed on: 08/12/2017 by Kathy

This place is great.The staff is professional,friendly always and always helpful and competent.The residents are wonderful and I have made several new friends here.The activities are varied ,entertaining and fun.I have enjoyed church services,exercises,games and medical presentations

I don't think they are geared to assist people with Dementia..

reviewed on: 08/07/2015 by Anonymous

My husband has Dementia. I don't think they are geared to assist people with Dementia. That is my only main concern. I also think he spends too much time alone. They don't have any activities for residents with Dementia. They said they would make changes. The food is really good. I had dinner there before. I want my husband home but I think this is as good as it will get. They are suppose to be making changes and I am looking forward to that.

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