3 Memory Care Facilities in Oak Harbor, WA
Also serving communities of Stanwood, Port Townsend, Anacortes, Sequim.
The average cost of memory care in Oak Harbor is $6,695 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,790.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Oak Harbor
Located on the northern end of Whidbey Island in the state of Washington, the city of Oak Harbor has a relatively small population of 2,700 seniors. There are two memory care facilities in the city that are capable of caring for seniors with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.
Assisted Living Facilities, the official designation for these memory care facilities, are licensed and regulated by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS). Oak Harbor has few facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness with the nearest major hospital providing brain health and dementia care located in Coupeville.
- Oak Harbor is a safe community with a violent crime rating of 14, which is 17 points below the national average. The property crime rating, 34, is 25 points below the state average. These statistics may give families peace of mind regarding the safety of their loved ones.
- The state of Washington does not collect income tax of any kind. This means seniors in Oak Harbor get to keep more of their social security, pensions and other retirement income. These tax policies may make it easier for families in the state to afford memory care.
- The cost of living in Oak Harbor is 13 points higher than the national average of 100. While housing costs are very high, 74 points above the U.S. average, utilities and healthcare are relatively cheap. Seniors and their families should take the cost of living into consideration when considering a memory care facility in Oak Harbor.
- The air quality in Oak Harbor gets a score of 72 on a scale of one to 100. This is 14 points higher than the average for the United States. While the quality of the air in town is good, families may want to inquire about what type of air filtration systems memory care facilities in the area might use.
Paying for Memory Care in Oak Harbor
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Oak Harbor start around $0 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,855 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Oak Harbor 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 Oak Harbor
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 Oak Harbor
Oak Harbor 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 Oak Harbor, please visit our Memory Care in Washington page.
Directory of Winners in the Oak Harbor Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Oak Harbor
Oak Harbor-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.