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

The average cost of memory care in Kitsap County is $5,689 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,500.

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Kitsap County

Situated on the west shore of Puget Sound, Kitsap County, Washington, is home to more than 250,000 residents, over 13 percent of whom are seniors aged 65 and older, the age bracket in which Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other cognitive impairments typically set in. To support and care for these seniors, there are 10 memory care facilities in Kitsap County.

Assisted Living Facilities, as memory care facilities are referred to in Kitsap County and the rest of Washington, are regulated by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), Aging and Long-term Support Administration Department.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in

  • Kitsap County has a cost of living rank of 126 compared to the national average of 100, with the variance driven by higher transportation and housing costs at 116 and 182, respectively. Seniors’ families with tight budgets might want to take the higher cost of living into consideration before relocating to the county.
  • On a 100-point scale where 1 represents the safest places to live, Kitsap County ranks 36.8 for violent crime and 37.5 for property crime, compared to the national averages of 31.1 and 31.8, respectively. Seniors and their families might want to ask the staff at prospective facilities about safeguards they have in place to keep residents safe.
  • Residents of Kitsap County enjoy a cooler climate. Summer highs reach 75 degrees, with winter lows only dropping to 36. The county receives 32 inches of rain per year compared to the U.S. average of 39 and only sees 153 sunny days annually, more than 50 days less than the national average of 205. Seniors who enjoy spending supervised time outdoors might not enjoy the cloudy, rainy days the county has to offer.
  • Kitsap County seniors may benefit from Washington’s tax laws. Washington doesn’t apply taxes to retirement income including pensions, social security benefits, and retirement savings account income. Seniors on fixed incomes may find that living in the county allows them to have more money to put toward their facility costs.

Paying for Memory Care in Kitsap County

Memory Care costs in Kitsap County start around $5,689 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 Kitsap 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 Kitsap 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 Kitsap County

Kitsap 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 Kitsap County, please visit our Memory Care in Washington page.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Kitsap County

Kitsap 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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Reviewer#RD1215g

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

Review of The Ridge

My husband is at The Ridge. I had home care for him, and they recommended The Ridge, and it is close to where I live, and I have transportation to get there. It is very nice. The people are very...

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Robin

I visited this facility

Review of Brookdale Montclair Poulsbo

Brookdale Montclair Poulsbo was wonderful. I liked it. I liked everything about it, but the area that my husband was going to be in kind of made me sad. It was kind of depressing and I didn't feel...

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Robin

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

Review of Liberty Shores Assisted Living/Harbor House Memory Care

Liberty Shores Assisted Living/Harbor House Memory Care was not too big of a place. It seems like a very friendly place, and they seem to take really good care of the people who are there. The...

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