19 Memory Care Facilities near Washington, DC
There are 19 Memory Care Facilities in the Washington area, with 5 in Washington and 14 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Washington is $8,355 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,855. Cheaper nearby regions include Arlington with an average starting cost of $4,451.
To help you with your search, browse the 3 reviews below for memory care facilities in Washington. Better rated regions include Arlington with an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Washington, DC
What to Consider About Memory Care in Washington
The capital city of the United States, Washington, D.C., has a population of over 690,000 people, roughly 12 percent of whom are 65 and over. It's estimated that 15 percent of the senior community is currently living with Alzheimer's disease. The D.C. Office on Aging offers a variety of resources and programs for those with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers. Additionally, the region is home to more than a dozen memory care facilities, with four in the city and another 11 nearby.
- The overall cost of living in Washington, D.C., is considerably higher than that of the rest of the nation. The cost of real estate, in particular, is high, with housing prices more than triple the national average, which may impact the cost of memory care. Healthcare expenses are about 17 percent lower than the national median, making it more affordable for seniors to manage chronic conditions.
- Social Security benefits are not taxable in the District, but other types of retirement income are subject to income tax. The exact amount owed differs based on the amount of income received, relieving some of the financial burden for low-income seniors.
- Washington, D.C., is partly cloudy throughout the year and has warm, muggy summers and very cold winters. The year-round temperature ranges between 29 degrees and 88 degrees, which may be a consideration for seniors who prefer mild temperatures.
- D.C. has a higher crime rate than a majority of U.S. cities with similar population sizes. While a majority of the crime that takes place in the District is property-related, the community also ranks among the highest in the nation for violent crime. Residents have a one in 83 chance of being the victim of a violent crime and a one in 21 chance of being the victim of a property crime. To keep residents safe and prevent wandering, memory care communities have secured entrances and enclosed outdoor common areas.
Paying for Memory Care in Washington
Average Monthly Costs
Cities in District of Columbia
Memory Care costs in Washington start around $8,170 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,964 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Washington and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Washington
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in District Of Columbia page.
More Ways to Pay for Memory Care
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in District Of Columbia page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Washington
Washington and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in a memory care community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
To see a list of free memory care resources in Washington, please visit our Memory Care in District Of Columbia page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Washington
Washington-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in District Of Columbia are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in District Of Columbia page for more information about these laws.