3 Memory Care Facilities in Washington County, UT

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The Wentworth at the Meadows

Provides: Memory Care
950 S 400 East, Saint George, UT 84770
"The Wentworth at the Meadows was good. They were very professional. I like the community, and I really love their memory care unit. It was fantastic. If I have to choose memory care, that's..." More

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Southgate Senior Living

Provides: Memory Care
134 W 2025 S, Saint George, UT 84770
"Our caring staff can provide assistance with everyday tasks or more specialized assistance for those with dementia. Care services and amenities include: Transportation services Both private and..." More

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The Retreat at Sunbrook

Provides: Memory Care
359 North Dixie Drive, Saint George, UT 84770
"Welcome to The Retreat at Sunbrook Assisted Living located in St George Utah. With panoramic views, our location is exceptional. We are located within 1/2 mile of a myriad of restaurants, shopping,..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Washington County

    Located in the southwest corner of the state and a short drive from Las Vegas, Washington County is home to 165,000 residents, 21 percent of whom are 65 years or older. Residents in that age group who have Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia can choose among three memory care facilities in the county.

    These facilities are known as Type 2 assisted living facilities in Washington County, as they are in all of Utah. The Utah Department of Health, Facility Licensing and Certification licenses and regulates them.

    • Washington County has a desert climate that feels more akin to Las Vegas than to most of the rest of Utah. Summer highs average close to 100 degrees, and the area gets more than 250 sunny days per year. However, winter is a real thing in Washington County, with average nighttime temperatures below freezing and an average of seven inches of snow per year. With 79 days that fall within the comfortable range of 70 to 80 degrees, Washington County gives memory care residents plenty of opportunities for supervised time outdoors.
    • The cost of living in Washington County is 11 percent higher than the national average. Residents in the area spend about 12 percent more on healthcare compared to those who live in a typical U.S. city. However, groceries and utilities are priced at or below the national average.
    • Washington County residents who receive Social Security benefits or other forms of retirement income must pay five percent state income tax on these earnings. However, most seniors receive a credit that offsets at least a portion of their state tax liability.
    • The violent and property crime rates in Washington County are 34.3 and 40.5 out of 100, respectively, with 100 being worst. These numbers are slightly higher than the national rates of 31.1 and 38.1. That said, memory care facilities are safe places to live. Most feature guards, cameras, exterior locking doors and other security measures.

    Paying for Memory Care in Washington County

    Average Monthly Costs

    County in Utah

    $6,785.00 Kane County
    $4,921.00 US
    $4,231.00 Washington County

    Memory Care costs in Washington County start around $4,231 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,921 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 Utah 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 Utah 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 Utah 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 Utah are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Utah page for more information about these laws.

    Memory Care near Washington County, UT

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Washington County

    • Review of The Wentworth at the Meadows

      The Wentworth at the Meadows was good. They were very professional. I like the community, and I really love their memory care unit. It was fantastic. If I have to choose memory care, that's definit... Read more

    • Review of The Wentworth at the Meadows

      Our experience with The Meadows Senior Living Community has been good. The living atmosphere, the staff, and the services are good, but they could use more help. The rooms are ample, and my wife is... Read more

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