The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Washington County, OR for 2023
The average cost of memory care in Washington County is $5,211 per month. This is lower than the national median of $5,349.
To help you with your search, browse the 59 reviews below for memory care facilities in Washington County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Washington County 4.2 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 10 families in Washington County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Washington County, call (855) 863-8283.
Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Washington County, OR
What to Consider About Memory Care in Washington County
Washington County, located in northwest Oregon along the Columbia River, is home to 529,710 people, 10 percent of whom are seniors aged 65 and older, the vulnerable age bracket for diagnoses of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. There are currently 65,000 people in Oregon living with Alzheimer’s, a number that’s expected to grow by almost 30 percent in the next six years. There are 11 memory care facilities in the county to support this growing demographic.
Memory Care Communities, as they are known in Washington County and the rest of Oregon, are governed by the Oregon Department of Human Services.
- Washington County has warm summers with highs of 80 degrees and cooler winters with temperatures rarely dropping below 35. Although the county gets 43 inches of rain each year, 4 inches more than the national average of 39, it only gets 3 inches of snow annually, much lower than the U.S. norm of 26. The county only has 143 sunny days each year compared to the country's average of 205. Seniors who enjoy participating in supervised outdoor activities might not like living in Washington County.
- Oregon doesn’t tax Social Security income, although it partially taxes pensions and fully taxes retirement savings account withdrawals. Seniors on tight budgets in Washington County might benefit from these tax savings.
- The air quality in Washington County ranks 40 on a scale where 100 represents the best air quality, compared to the national average of 58. Seniors with ailments like COPD, asthma or lung cancer might have a harder time breathing in the county than in other parts of Oregon.
- The cost of living in Washington County is 140.4, more than 40 points higher than the national average of 100. Healthcare ranks lower at 83, but transportation costs are higher at 144. Seniors on fixed incomes might want to take the higher cost of living in the county into consideration when allocating funds toward their memory care budgets.
Paying for Memory Care in Washington County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Washington County start around $5,310 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,525 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Washington 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 Washington County
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Oregon 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 Oregon page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Washington County
Washington 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 Washington County, please visit our Memory Care in Oregon page.
Directory of Winners in the Washington County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Washington County
Washington County-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Oregon are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Oregon page for more information about these laws.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Washington County
Review of Farmington Square Beaverton
My friend has moved into Farmington Square Beaverton. It has a nice setup. There's space for her to walk and interact with the other residents. The food is good. The rooms are small and clean and h... Read more
Review of Edgewood Point Assisted Living
Edgewood Point Assisted Living was a very nice facility and it was reasonably close. I toured the memory care area and the people there were caring, friendly, and very helpful. They answered all my... Read more
Review of Cedar Crest Alzheimer's Special Care Center
My dad seems to be doing pretty well at Cedar Crest Alzheimer's Special Care Center. For the most part, the staff seems attentive. At times, it's kind of hard to figure out who's in charge of certa... Read more