Bellevue has over 150,000 residents and a senior community that accounts for about 14% of the population. While this senior community is small compared to that of the typical U.S. city, the local rate of Alzheimer’s, a disease diagnosed in about one in nine seniors, is on the rise. The CDC reported that between 2014 and 2018, the number of local Alzheimer’s-related deaths went up by about 8%. This is a little higher than the increase of 6% across all types of deaths during that time frame.  

Currently, there’s no cure for Alzheimer’s, but proper treatment can help seniors with this disease preserve cognitive function and retain their independence for longer. Residential memory care provides specialized treatment and around-the-clock monitoring, offering a practical solution for families and a high quality of life for those with dementia. This guide outlines memory care costs in Bellevue and shows how they compare to other major cities in Washington as well as to other local senior care types. It also summarizes some of the region’s benefits and drawbacks that one should consider before choosing a local memory care facility, as well as an overview of some free and low-cost resources for seniors. 

Memory Care Facilities in Bellevue, WA

2015, 2016

Sunrise of Bellevue

15928 NE 8th Street, Bellevue, WA, 98008

Sunrise of Bellevue is conveniently located in a suburb of Seattle near the local community center, a park and a shopping district that includes fine dining and theaters. Residents appreciate the … (read more)
Sunrise of Bellevue is conveniently located in a suburb of Seattle near the local community center, a park and a shopping district that includes fine dining and theaters. Residents appreciate the … (read more)

Sunrise of Redmond

15241 NE 20th St., Bellevue, WA, 98007

Redmond Senior Living is located in Bellevue, Washington, a short distance from Glendale Country Club, Kelsey Creek Park and Bellevue Square. Relatives note the impressive number of recreational activ … (read more)
Redmond Senior Living is located in Bellevue, Washington, a short distance from Glendale Country Club, Kelsey Creek Park and Bellevue Square. Relatives note the impressive number of recreational activ … (read more)

Patriots Glen Assisted Living & Memory Care

1640 148th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA, 98007

I placed my best friends mother in Patriot Glens Memory Care in April 2017 after researching many options – 2 other care facilities and several "Home for Mom" facilities. I was so impressed with the l … (read more)
I placed my best friends mother in Patriot Glens Memory Care in April 2017 after researching many options – 2 other care facilities and several "Home for Mom" facilities. I was so impressed with the l … (read more)

Sagebrook Senior Living at Bellevue

15750 NE 15th ST, Bellevue, WA, 98008

At Sagebrook Senior Living, we are setting the standard for personalized independence in a community setting. We offer a full spectrum of senior living from independent to assisted living to memory s … (read more)
At Sagebrook Senior Living, we are setting the standard for personalized independence in a community setting. We offer a full spectrum of senior living from independent to assisted living to memory s … (read more)

Silverado Bellevue Memory Care

14428 NE 8th St., Bellevue, WA, 98007

Silverado Bellevue was a good-looking facility. It was brand new and extremely well decorated, but it was too small. Residents had to use a shared bathroom with sliding doors in between. There was a p … (read more)
Silverado Bellevue was a good-looking facility. It was brand new and extremely well decorated, but it was too small. Residents had to use a shared bathroom with sliding doors in between. There was a p … (read more)

Holden of Bellevue

121 112th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA, 98004


The Gardens at Town Square

933 111Th Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA, 98004

The Gardens at Townsquare is an assisted living community in downtown Bellevue, Washington, located minutes away from art galleries, a library, restaurants and shopping centers. Residents can choose f … (read more)
The Gardens at Townsquare is an assisted living community in downtown Bellevue, Washington, located minutes away from art galleries, a library, restaurants and shopping centers. Residents can choose f … (read more)

Aegis Living Bellevue

148 102nd Ave SE, Bellevue, WA, 98004

Aegis of Bellevue is located in Bellevue, Washington, near Wildwood Park and several restaurants. Studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments are available in a variety of layouts to suit different … (read more)
Aegis of Bellevue is located in Bellevue, Washington, near Wildwood Park and several restaurants. Studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments are available in a variety of layouts to suit different … (read more)

The Park at Belle Harbour

2110 116th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA, 98004


Overlake Terrace

2956 152nd Avenue NE, Redmond, WA, 98052

Overlake Terrace is located in Redmond, Washington, a few minutes from Willows Run Golf Complex, Sixty Acres Park and Redmond Regional Library. Relatives say this facility has a number of engaging rec … (read more)
Overlake Terrace is located in Redmond, Washington, a few minutes from Willows Run Golf Complex, Sixty Acres Park and Redmond Regional Library. Relatives say this facility has a number of engaging rec … (read more)

2013

Emerald City Senior Living

9001 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA, 98115

Emerald City Senior Living is located in a quiet neighborhood in Seattle, just minutes away from shopping, restaurants and world-class medical care. Residents and their visitors praise the clean and m … (read more)
Emerald City Senior Living is located in a quiet neighborhood in Seattle, just minutes away from shopping, restaurants and world-class medical care. Residents and their visitors praise the clean and m … (read more)


Peters Creek Retirement, Assisted Living & Memory Care

14431 Redmond Way, Redmond, WA, 98052

My mother moved to memory care about 3 months ago. Her care is very good; the staff are attentive and responsive to her needs and my questions/concerns. There are daily activities that she is encour … (read more)
My mother moved to memory care about 3 months ago. Her care is very good; the staff are attentive and responsive to her needs and my questions/concerns. There are daily activities that she is encour … (read more)

Spiritwood at Pine Lake

3607 228th Ave SE, Issaquah, WA, 98029


Queen Anne Manor Senior Living

100 Crockett Street, Seattle, WA, 98109

Ideally placed in the beating heart of Seattle, Queen Anne Manor offers the very best urban experience for sophisticated seniors. The mission of the community is to offer seniors an environment that f … (read more)
Ideally placed in the beating heart of Seattle, Queen Anne Manor offers the very best urban experience for sophisticated seniors. The mission of the community is to offer seniors an environment that f … (read more)

Sunrise of Mercer Island

2959 76th Avenue SE, Mercer Island, WA, 98040

Sunrise of Mercer Island is in Mercer Island, Washington, close to Mercerdale Park, Interstate 90 and a large shopping plaza. Visitors say residents seem happy, and loved ones compliment the caring, i … (read more)
Sunrise of Mercer Island is in Mercer Island, Washington, close to Mercerdale Park, Interstate 90 and a large shopping plaza. Visitors say residents seem happy, and loved ones compliment the caring, i … (read more)

Empress Senior Living

4020 NE 55th St., Seattle, WA, 98105


Aegis Living Redmond

7480 WEST LAKE SAMMAMISH PARKWAY NORTHEAST, Redmond, WA, 98052


Aegis Living Mercer Island

7445 SE 24th St, Mercer Island, WA, 98040

My husband is a resident of Aegis Living Mercer Island. They’re very caring and the community itself is welcoming. They’re top-notch and it’s very nice. They have a beauty salon and barbershop, a we … (read more)
My husband is a resident of Aegis Living Mercer Island. They’re very caring and the community itself is welcoming. They’re top-notch and it’s very nice. They have a beauty salon and barbershop, a we … (read more)


COVID-19 Rules for Memory Care in Bellevue

Since most COVID-19 rules for Memory Care Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Memory Care in Washington. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Memory Care in Bellevue

Memory care facilities in Bellevue are licensed as assisted living facilities, and they follow guidelines and regulations set by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. The department publishes up-to-date information on disease and infection control measures, licensing requirements for facilities and rules regarding background checks for employees. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Bellevue

  • The affluent city of Bellevue has a high cost of living, which may be a consideration for those with tight long-term care budgets. On a cost-of-living index based on a national score of 100, Bellevue scores 196.5 versus the state score of 118.7. This is mainly due to very high housing costs, but seniors may be able to minimize this expense by living in memory care facilities.  
  • The property crime rate in Bellevue exceeds the national rate, but violent crime is very uncommon in this city. According to recent data from the FBI, violent crime occurred at a rate of 123.2 incidents per 100,000 people compared to respective state and national rates of 379.4 and 293.9. This may provide peace of mind to families moving loved ones to local memory care communities.  
  • With daytime temperatures ranging from 46 degrees in the winter to 76 degrees in the summer, Bellevue is one of the cooler cities in Washington. The city gets about 42 inches of rain and just 5 inches of annual snowfall, which may make travel easy for those visiting loved ones in local memory care facilities  
  • Older adults managing chronic conditions such as dementia have access to a range of affordable health care options. Overlake Medical Center and Clinics, a 349-bed hospital and network of primary care, specialty care and urgent care clinics, is located within the city, and several major hospitals are in nearby Seattle. There are about 308 doctors per capita, 50% higher than the national norm, and health care costs are about 18% cheaper here than in the typical U.S. city. 
  • Washington doesn’t have a state income tax, so seniors in Bellevue only pay federal taxes on their retirement income. Property taxes are consistent with the national average, which may make it financially feasible for some seniors to retain ownership of their homes after moving to memory care.  
  • According to data from the American Lung Association, the air quality in the Bellevue region is poor and may impact the health of those with lung or cardiovascular conditions. Memory care facilities have inside activities year-round, providing enrichment for those who are sensitive to environmental pollutants. 

Paying for Memory Care in Bellevue

In Bellevue, as in the rest of Washington, memory care is available in licensed assisted living facilities. Specialized care costs 20-30% more for specialized dementia services than for standard assisted living. There are no reliable nationwide cost databases that include memory care rates, so we calculated the following memory care rates by adding 25% to the Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey’s assisted living costs. 

The Cost of Care in Nearby Cities 

Seniors in Bellevue pay $8,438 per month for memory care services, which is nearly $1,000 higher than the state median of $7,500 and about $2,800 higher than the national average of $5,625. Bellevue is the costliest place in Washington and among the most expensive places in the United States for care. In Wenatchee, memory care facilities charge $7,188, and in Longview, seniors pay $6,625. In the Spokane region, rates are over $2,000 lower than in Bellevue at $6,110, and in Walla Walla, rates are considerably more competitive at $4,014.  

$8438

Bellevue

$7500

Washington

$5625

The United States

$7188

Wenatchee

$6110

Spokane Area

$4014

Walla Walla

$6625

Longview

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care 

Seniors have several care options in Bellevue ranging in monthly costs from less than $3,000 to nearly $12,000. Nursing homes charge the highest monthly rates of $9,916 for shared rooms and $11,984 for private rooms. Memory care facilities have lower costs that average $8,438, and older adults who don’t need dementia services pay $6,750 for assisted living. Basic home care and specialized home health care costs $6,769, and adult day health care is the cheapest option at $2,600.  

$8438

Memory Care

$6769

Home Care

$6769

Home Health Care

$2600

Adult Day Health Care

$6750

Assisted Living

$9916

Nursing Home (semiprivate)

$11984

Nursing Home (private)

Note: Data for Bellevue was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Seattle Area, was used instead. 

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Bellevue

In Bellevue, there are options for seniors who need financial assistance paying for Memory Care. For more information about other options, who qualifies, and how to apply, Memory Care in Washington page.

More ways to pay for memory care in Washington

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 Washington page.

Free Memory Care Resources in Bellevue

Several resources are available to seniors and families in Bellevue impacted by dementia, including health insurance counseling, financial and legal advisors and long-term care ombudsman. Through the following nonprofit agencies and programs, individuals get support and guidance with finding long-term care options in Bellevue.  

Resource 

Contact 

Description 

(206) 363-5500 

The Washington State Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association oversees educational and supportive programs for seniors and families affected by Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia in the Bellevue region. Through this nonprofit organization, individuals participate in in-person and virtual support groups and early stage activities, and they have access to a 24/7 helpline that provides advice and referrals for resources in the community. 

(360) 725-2300 

The statewide Specialized Dementia Care Program provides dementia services to Medicaid-eligible individuals living in assisted living facilities. Through this program, seniors and families can research participating assisted living facilities in the Bellevue region.

(800) 562-6028 

The long-term care ombudsman visits local memory care facilities to help residents and families understand residents’ rights and what to do if the facility isn’t providing necessary accommodations. The ombudsman can also advocate for residents and investigate concerns regarding abuse, neglect or exploitation.

(206) 684-0660 

Aging and Disability Services is the Area Agency on Aging for the Bellevue region. Through this agency, seniors access information and referral services, support groups and wellness screenings and services.

(206) 448-5757 

Sound Generations is a local nonprofit agency that serves those aged 60 and over. It provides free health insurance options, counseling and civil legal services for seniors, which may help them find ways to pay for memory care services.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Bellevue

Bellevue Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in Washington are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Washington page for more information about these laws.

Laws and regulations for memory care in Washington