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The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in King County, WA for 2024

The average cost of memory care in King County is $5,943 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,500. Cheaper rated regions include ...

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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.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in

  • 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

Memory Care costs in King County start around $5,862 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,694 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.

Counties in Washington

Mason County

$12,000

Snohomish County

$6,288

Island County

$5,910

King County

$5,862

Pierce County

$5,695

US

$5,694

Kitsap County

$5,689

Thurston County

$5,365

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.

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.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Family member of past resident

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Aegis Living of Issaquah

They serve cold food to residents and do not place people in proper areas when they are coherent and can talk. My family member very able to talk and walk was placed in an area of the facility...

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Leslie

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Ida Culver House Broadview

My father was in memory care at Ida Culver Broadview in the Terrace. He was treated with respect and kindness. He was cared for and attended to for his needs. He was treated with dignity and with...

Provider response

Leslie, thank you for your heartfelt words. We are all grateful for your trust and for the opportunity to share in such a proud, loving life.

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Doug

I visited this facility

Review of Kenmore Senior Living

Kenmore Senior Living was more of a nursing home setup with really long hallways. The room that I looked into was not furnished. It was completely vacant. The hallway seemed clean with nice solid...

Provider response

Thank you for your positive observations about our community. There are many senior living communities from which to choose when looking for a place for a loved one, and we know that we cannot be...

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