2 Memory Care Facilities in Grays Harbor County, WA
The average cost of memory care in Grays Harbor County is $2,345 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,800.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Grays Harbor County
Grays Harbor County, located on the Pacific coast of Washington, is home to 72,797 residents, over 11,000 of whom are seniors aged 65 and older. Some of these seniors might be among the 110,000 Washington residents living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, a number that’s expected to grow to 140,000 by 2025. There are two memory care facilities in the county to support that growing demographic, including one in the county’s largest city, Aberdeen, and another in nearby Mccleary.
In Grays Harbor County and the rest of Washington, memory care facilities are referred to as Assisted Living Facilities and are licensed by the Aging and Long-term Support Administration Department of the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services.
- On a scale where 100 represents areas with the best air quality, Grays Harbor County ranks 86, much higher than the national average of 58. The better air quality means that seniors with COPD or asthma might benefit from living in the county.
- The overall cost of living in Grays Harbor County ranks 90.9, much lower than the U.S. average of 100. Healthcare, housing, and transportation expenses drive this difference, which may make the area an ideal location for seniors with tight budgets.
- Washington does not apply taxes to private or public pensions, social security income, or retirement savings account income. Seniors who rely on these types of income may find that they have more money to contribute toward healthcare expenses when living in Grays Harbor County.
- Residents of Grays Harbor County enjoy cooler temperatures ranging from 35 to 72 degrees. Although the area receives 84 inches of rainfall each year compared to the national average of 39 inches, it also gets three inches of snow annually compared to the U.S. average of 26 inches. Seniors with joint conditions like arthritis might find that the precipitation in the county exacerbates their condition.
Paying for Memory Care in Grays Harbor County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Grays Harbor County start around $2,345 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,918 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Grays Harbor 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 Grays Harbor County
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 Grays Harbor County
Grays Harbor 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 Grays Harbor County, please visit our Memory Care in Washington page.
Directory of Winners in the Grays Harbor County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Grays Harbor County
Grays Harbor County-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.