5 Memory Care Facilities in Washoe County, NV
The average cost of memory care in Washoe County is $5,055 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,790.
To help you with your search, browse the 24 reviews below for memory care facilities in Washoe County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Washoe County 3.9 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Washoe County
Washoe County, Nevada, has approximately 466,000 residents, and 16% of them are 65 and older, the age range most likely to have Alzheimer's and other types of dementia. It's estimated that 64,000 seniors across Nevada, including those in Washoe County, may develop Alzheimer's by 2025.
There are five memory care facilities located in Washoe County that offer support to seniors who need help with the tasks of everyday living. These facilities are referred to as residential facilities for groups and are licensed by the state Division of Health, Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance.
- The cost of living in Washoe County is 121, much higher than the national average of 100 and on par with the Nevada average of 120, driven mainly by housing costs. Healthcare costs of 95 match the state average and fall slightly under the national average of 100, so seniors with chronic conditions like Alzheimer's may save a bit on medical costs.
- The families of memory care residents may wish to ask what security measures are in place to protect their loved ones. Washoe County has a violent crime rate of 31.7, compared to the U.S. average of 22.7, and property crime at 38.3 is also slightly higher than the national average.
- On average, the sun shines over Washoe County 251 days a year, 46 more sunny days than the U.S. average. Summer highs in July hit 89 compared to winter lows in January of 23. This wide temperature range could lead to some days of extreme weather, so families of seniors in memory care may wish to inquire about steps taken to keep their loved ones comfortable.
- Washoe County's air quality is 66, a bit better than the U.S. average of 58. Based on new measures called the National Air Toxics Assessment, this analysis measures the risk of respiratory illness and cancer due to air pollution. Seniors with asthma, COPD and other chronic conditions might breathe a bit easier here.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Memory Care in Washoe County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Washoe County start around $5,561 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,850 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Washoe County 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 Washoe County
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Nevada 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 Nevada page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Washoe County
Washoe County 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 Washoe County, please visit our Memory Care in Nevada page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Washoe County
Washoe County-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Nevada are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Nevada page for more information about these laws.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Washoe County
Review of Stone Valley
I've been exceptionally pleased with everything about Stone Valley: the facility, the staff, and the support in the transition of moving my wife there. I couldn't be more pleased with everything. T... Read more
Review of MorningStar of Sparks
MorningStar of Sparks was very clean, and Avery was amazing, informative, and very professional. It was a really nice place, and I would like to go there. The staff, Avery was full of information, ... Read more
Review of Brookdale Reno
I went to Brookdale Reno. The furnishings made you feel like you were visiting a grandma's house. Everything was somewhat outdated. For some people, that would work out well, but for others it migh... Read more