33 Memory Care Facilities near Gig Harbor, WA
There are 33 Memory Care Facilities in the Gig Harbor area, with 4 in Gig Harbor and 29 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Gig Harbor is $5,648 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include University Place with an average starting cost of $4,498.
To help you with your search, browse the 65 reviews below for memory care facilities in Gig Harbor. On average, consumers rate memory care in Gig Harbor 4.0 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Federal Way with an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped thousands of families find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Gig Harbor, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Gig Harbor, WA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Gig Harbor
Gig Harbor has a relatively comfortable climate and only receives an average of two inches of snow annually, so senior residents can easily enjoy ample time outdoors. Approximately 110,000 people in Washington state have Alzheimer’s disease, including those residing in Gig Harbor, where 25.3 percent of the city's population is over the age of 65. To accommodate seniors who need memory care services, there are three facilities in Gig Harbor and 13 in surrounding areas such as Tacoma and University Place. In Gig Harbor and the rest of Washington state, some assisted living facilities specialize in caring for residents with dementia, with special requirements in place for the staff and facility grounds.
- The cost of living in Gig Harbor ranks 151.6, which is higher than the U.S. average of 100. Family members who handle finances for seniors in memory care may find the elevated cost of living reflected in areas such as housing, groceries and health care.
- Despite the high living cost, Gig Harbor and the rest of Washington is tax-friendly for seniors because there’s no state income tax. Any income from Social Security benefits, pension payments and withdrawals from retirement accounts is exempt from taxation.
- The violent crime rate in Gig Harbor is 20.9, lower than the national rate of 31.1. Although the property crime rate is higher at 72.5 as compared to the U.S. average of 38.1. Of course, memory care facilities have security measures in place to keep residents safe but it's a good to inquire about them for peace of mind.
- Gig Harbor is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as MultiCare Gig Harbor Medical Park, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Gig Harbor
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Gig Harbor start around $5,623 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,071 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Gig Harbor 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 Gig Harbor
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Washington 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 Washington page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Gig Harbor
Gig Harbor 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 Gig Harbor, please visit our Memory Care in Washington page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Gig Harbor
Gig Harbor-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Washington are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Washington page for more information about these laws.
Other Options in Gig Harbor, WA
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Gig Harbor
Review of Olympic Alzheimer's Residence
I really liked Olympic Alzheimer's Residence. We liked the staff, and the facility was very nice. It was bright and cheerful. Because of COVID, you had to wait in the parking lot before you could g... Read more
Review of Brookdale Harbor Bay
We went to Brookdale Harbor Bay. It's specifically for memory care. We liked it very much. It's a smaller facility, and I think they only have less than 40 residents. The staff seemed very nice, ve... Read more
Review of Olympic Alzheimer's Residence
Alzheimer’s is a devastating disease and having to find a reputable care facility for your loved one is a dauting task. Finding one that not only is extraordinarily professional, but has a staff o... Read more