The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Kent, WA for 2023
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There are 29 Memory Care Facilities in the Kent area, with 3 in Kent and 26 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Kent is $5,220 per month. This is lower than the national median of $5,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Federal Way with an average starting cost of $4,881.
To help you with your search, browse the 42 reviews below for memory care facilities in Kent. On average, consumers rate memory care in Kent 4.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Burien with an average rating of 5.0 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 Kent, call (855) 863-8283.
Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Kent, WA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Kent
Situated just to the south of Seattle, Kent is a large city with a population of just over 128,400. Individuals aged 65 and older make up 11 percent of the population, some of whom have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Located in Washington state which has approximately 110,000 individuals with cognitive impairments, Kent has three memory care facilities located within the city limits and eight in nearby locations like Auburn and Federal Way.
Memory care facilities in Kent and the state of Washington are regulated by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS). Due to limited funding, the state contracts with a small number of assisted living facilities to provide a specialized dementia care program for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia who need residential care.
- The city of Kent is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as the Valley Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- The cost of living in Kent is 147.1, which is higher than the state average of 131 and higher than the national average of 100. This may make it difficult for seniors who are paying for memory care to make ends meet.
- In the state of Washington, public and private pension income is not taxed, which leaves more money pay for memory care. However, the state does have an inheritance tax for an estate valued at more than two million.
- Summer average highs in Kent are around 75 degrees, which makes the city ideal for those who cannot tolerate extreme heat. January average lows are around 36 and the city gets around five inches of snow per year. The city also gets about 42 inches of rain per year, which is slightly more than the national average of 39 inches.
Paying for Memory Care in Kent
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Kent start around $5,220 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,745 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Kent 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 Kent
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 Kent
Kent 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 Kent, please visit our Memory Care in Washington page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Kent
Kent-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 Kent, WA
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Kent
Review of The Weatherly Inn -Kent
I went to Weatherly Inn Kent. They're a memory care only facility. I was very interested and very excited about them. It was all good, except for one very specific aspect of thing. My experience wi... Read more
Review of Aegis Living in Kent
We went to see Aegis of Kent. We were favorably impressed with the staff, the philosophy of care, and the visiting policy. They have an open-door policy, where the family gets a code and you can go... Read more
Review of Aegis Living in Kent
My mother is in Aegis Living in Kent. She's in their memory care unit, and they've been fabulous. The staff is wonderful; they're loving and caring. We had to move her in during COVID, and they sen... Read more