53 Memory Care Facilities in King County, WA
The average cost of memory care in King County is $4,871 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include Kitsap County with an average starting cost of $4,343.
To help you with your search, browse the 28 reviews below for memory care facilities in King County. On average, consumers rate memory care in King County 4.1 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 20 families in King County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in King County, call (855) 863-8283.
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Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in King County, WA
What to Consider About Memory Care in King County
King County, situated on the east shore of Puget Sound in west-central Washington has a population of 1,931,249 people. More than 10 percent of these residents are seniors aged 65 and older, some of whom may be among the 110,000 Washington seniors who are living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. There are more than 30 memory care facilities in King County to support these seniors.
In King County and the rest of Washington, memory care facilities are referred to as Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) and are governed by the Aging and Long-term Support Administration Department of the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services.
- King County has poor air quality. On a scale where 100 represents areas with the best air quality, the county has a rank of 29, almost 30 points lower than the national average of 58. Families of seniors with respiratory ailments might want to consider facility options in one of the smaller counties in Washington.
- Seniors living in King County can benefit from Washington’s tax laws since the state does not levy taxes on Social Security income, pensions, or retirement savings account withdraws. Seniors living in the county might find that they have more money to contribute to their facility costs.
- The cost of living in King County is quite high. The county ranks 183.1, more than 80 points higher than the national average of 100. Although groceries and healthcare costs are slightly lower than the national average, housing ranks much higher at 340. Seniors’ families might want to keep the county’s cost of living in mind when preparing their memory care budget.
- On a scale where 100 represents the most dangerous areas in which to live, King County has a violent crime rating of 34.5, only slightly higher than the U.S. average of 31.1, and a property crime rating of 38.1, on par with the national average. The lower crime rates in the county might give seniors’ families peace of mind knowing that their loved one's in care are safe; however, it's still a good idea to ask the staff at prospective facilities about the security measures they take to keep their residents safe.
Paying for Memory Care in King County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in King County start around $4,871 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,057 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in King 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 King 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 King County
King 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 King County, please visit our Memory Care in Washington page.
Directory of Winners in the King County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in King County
King 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.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in King County
Review of El Dorado West
My mother-in-law is moving into El Dorado West. They were very personable, and it was very nice and clean. She is going into the memory care section, and they really explained how they would be abl... Read more
Review of Brookdale Foundation House
My Mom lived at Brookdale Foundation House for a little over two years. She started as independent living, then we changed her to assisted living and in July 2020 we moved her to their memory care ... Read more
Review of Fieldstone Memory Care of Issaquah
After numerous weekly visits beginning in 2019 (prior to the current visit restrictions) with a neighbor who's family chose this community for their Mother, I realized how important the words "qual... Read more