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Discover life-enhancing assisted living and memory care services at Empress Senior Living. Here, you’ll find concierge-level care services that focus on the positives of aging, inspiring joy and delivering delight along the way. Through signature wellness programs like PrimeFit Wellness and Opal by Leisure Care® Memory Care, we offer a beyond-the-body approach to senior health that infuses every aspect of community life. Welcome to Empress Senior Living in Laurelhurst, where you’ll redefine yourself as we redefine retirement.

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Life at Empress Senior Living

The life you want and the care you need come together at Empress Senior Living. We deliver life-enhancing assisted living and memory care services that nourish the mind, body, and spirit as residents discover delight, lean into joy, and embrace purpose in a new age of senior living. We pay attention to the details and adjust care services as needs change so that residents know we always have their back – so they can keep putting their best foot forward.

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The Leisure Care Difference

Today's older adults aren't wrapping up their life's journey, they're seeking a new one. And Leisure Care is here to inspire them to embrace joy and purpose in their lives. For nearly 50 years, we've been reimagining and reinventing senior living, making sure older adults have the most fulfilling, rewarding, and productive opportunities possible.

From our hospitality-based care to our signature programming, we take a beyond-the-body approach to well-being that goes beyond the basics because we know you're anything but. We're paying attention, providing new and innovative ways to help seniors rediscover, reinvigorate and occasionally even reinvent themselves.

Learn more about Leisure Care’s approach to senior living
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  • Theater
  • Salon and Barbershop
  • Fitness Center
  • Fireplace
  • Library
  • Bistro
  • Activity & Art Studio
  • Private Dining Room
  • Private Mailboxes
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in Common Areas
  • Outdoor Garden Terrace
  • Courtyard
  • Enclosed Courtyard
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Transportation Services
  • Complimentary Laundry Facilities
  • Guest Parking

Apartment Features

  • Spacious Studio and One-Bedroom Apartments
  • Kitchenettes
  • Patios or Balconies in Select Apartments
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in Apartments
  • Individual Climate Controls
  • Smoke and Alarm System
  • Pet-Friendly


  • Robust Calendar of Daily Activities
  • PrimeFit Wellness
  • Travel by Leisure Care
  • Physical Therapy


  • General Manager
  • Certified Caregivers
  • Health and Wellness Director
  • Health and Wellness Director (RN)
  • Licensed Nurse
  • Visting Dentist
  • Housekeeping
  • Maintenance
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Here, you’ll find food that feeds the soul – and friends that do the same. The two come together in our full-service restaurant, where residents gather to enjoy homemade meals with fresh ingredients on changing menus. We also have a bistro serving snacks, beverages, and trücup coffee throughout the day.

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PrimeFit Wellness

Find peace of mind through an active lifestyle with PrimeFit Wellness. Our beyond-the-body approach to wellness takes health outside the gym and puts it center stage, making it approachable and accessible for residents with varying health goals. Personalized, fun, and engaging, you’ll find wellness and well-being come to life here.

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Floor Plans

Empress Senior Living offers spacious studio and one-bedroom apartment homes licensed for assisted living, and private studios and shared suites licensed for memory care. Assisted living apartments are pet-friendly. Contact us to learn about our different apartment sizes and features.

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Today's senior living offers unprecedented opportunities. One of the first questions that potential residents and families ask is how much those opportunities will cost. Our advisors are here to provide full pricing transparency into our rates and fees and help you navigate paying for senior living.


* Pricing is subject to change. Contact us for details. Rates include lowest level of care.

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Visit Us for a Tour

Better with age, exceptional with us!
Come and see how Empress Senior Living in Seattle, WA, is helping seniors rediscover (and sometimes reinvent) themselves.

Empress Senior Living is conveniently located in the quaint and European-style neighborhood of Laurelhurst in Seattle, WA. Residents enjoy a flat and easily walkable location near Metropolitan Market and the Burke Gilman Trail. Located just one mile from University Village and the University of Washington, Empress Senior Living residents enjoy shopping at boutiques, dining at locally-owned restaurants, and scheduled transportation to nearby Green Lake and Magnuson Park.

Empress Senior Living Reviews

3 Resident and Family Reviews
5 out of 5(3 Comments) *
Love Empress in Laurelhurst! It’s a beautiful facility with wonderful staff and the residents are lovely. I teach weekly classes and we have so much fun! I really recommend this warm and inviting place for your loved ones to live. They take great care of the residents, they keep them busy with a lot of great activities, and have excellent meals. Wonderful location too;
this is the place to live! - Bella J.
The general manager is very friendly, helpful, and intelligent. He has a sense of humor and responds to my needs. In fact, all of management responds to my needs! - U.S. News & World Report Survey 2024
The apartments are clean, new construction, and up-to-date. The staff is positive and caring and communicates well with the community. - U.S. News & World Report Survey, 2024

Music Therapy for Dementia

As dementia progresses, finding effective and non-invasive ways to improve the quality of life for patients becomes increasingly important. One such method is music therapy. According to the American Music Therapy Association, music therapy is “the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional […]


Empress Senior Living Hosts Grand (Re)Opening!

Empress Senior Living has served as your senior living resource in Laurelhurst for two years. Under new management by Leisure Care since September 2023, Empress recently hosted a Grand (Re)Opening to showcase their many amenities and services and celebrate their second anniversary! Learn more about the celebration and how Empress Senior Living can meet your […]

4020 NE 55th Street, Seattle, WA
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