5 Memory Care Facilities near Olympia, WA

4 Memory Care Facilities in Olympia, WA

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Brookdale Olympia West

Provides: Memory Care
420 Yauger Way South West, Olympia, WA 98502
"Brookdale Olympia West was a beautiful, excellent place. This would have been my first choice if it had been closer. The residents in the memory care unit were engaged in activities and seemed very..." More

Garden Courte Memory Care Community

Provides: Memory Care
626 Lilly Rd. NE, Olympia, WA 98506
"We went to Garden Courte, and that was fantastic. They were absolutely fantastic. We were with them at least once a month. We go to meetings and stuff that they have there. They were more than..." More

The Hampton Alzheimer's Memory Care C...

Provides: Memory Care
1400 Trosper Road, Olympia, WA 98512
"I think this is a wonderful place that truly cares and does it well. The director and head nurse, along with all the staff, are compassionate, professional and extremely knowledgeable about the..." More

The Magnolia Woods Adult Family Home

Provides: Memory Care
2216 48th Ave SW, Olympia, WA 98512
"My great aunt lived at Magnolia Woods for three years. She arrived there from out of state in very ill health, emaciated and unhappy. Margarita and her staff made her last years comfortable, safe,..." More

1 Memory Care Facility near Olympia, WA

The Cottages of Lacey

Provides: Memory Care
8570 Martin Way E, Lacey, WA 98516
"We chose the Cottages of Lacey for my mother. They were very organized, they had everything well set up, their security was top notch, and the rooms that we saw were very well kept. There were two..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Olympia

    The capital city of Washington, Olympia, is located on the southern edge of the Puget Sound and has 51,600 citizens, including 6,640 seniors, totaling 15.2 percent of the population. 106,644 seniors in Washington have dementia, Alzheimer's or other cognitive medical conditions. The staff at Olympia's seven memory care facilities helps to support seniors with cognitive impairments who are living in the city.

    Assisted living facilities in Washington that have residents with dementia and related conditions are called dementia care facilities. For an assisted living facility to offer dementia care, they must earn an Enhanced Adult Residential Care – Specialized Dementia Care contract. State law requires additional training for staff and administrators so they can better care for seniors with memory care conditions. Also, seniors must be given activities and coordinated care that allows them to continue practicing hobbies and interests while receiving care. Loved ones are included in coordinating individual care plans.

    • Olympia has a very high crime rate, as 95 percent of the cities in the U.S. are safer. Violent crime levels are equal to the national average, and property crime levels are twice that. Loved ones seeking care for a loved one with dementia should take into account the level of security offered at a memory care facility.
    • The cost of living in Olympia is 14 percent higher than the national average, with housing costs contributing the most to increased costs. Housing is 60 percent more expensive than other cities, but health care is 22 percent less expensive in the city. Grocery, transportation and miscellaneous costs are all very near the national average.
    • The tax situation in Washington is positive for seniors living in a memory care facility. Retirement benefits and Social Security income are both untaxed in the state. So, seniors will receive their full benefit amount. The downside is that sales tax in the state is high, so purchases are more expensive.
    • The weather in Olympia is generally cold and wet. There are only 136 sunny days each year. But, summers are mild with average highs in the seventies, so seniors can enjoy the weather in the summer.


    Paying for Memory Care in Olympia

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Washington

    $5,731.00 Gig Harbor
    $4,922.00 Puyallup
    $4,897.00 US
    $4,650.00 Federal Way
    $4,095.00 University Place
    $3,950.00 Olympia
    $3,847.00 Tacoma
    $3,560.00 Auburn

    Memory Care costs in Olympia start around $3,950 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,897 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Olympia 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 Olympia

    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 Olympia

    Olympia 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 Olympia, please visit our Memory Care in Washington page.


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Olympia

    Olympia-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.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Olympia

    • Review of Garden Courte Memory Care Community

      I wouldn't leave anybody at Garden Courte Memory Care Community. We were not impressed. A lot of the clients weren't being cared for and were not getting the help they needed. I feel like they were... Read more

      Rita
    • Review of The Magnolia Woods Adult Family Home

      My great aunt lived at Magnolia Woods for three years. She arrived there from out of state in very ill health, emaciated and unhappy. Margarita and her staff made her last years comfortable, safe, ... Read more

      OlyClair
    • Review of Garden Courte Memory Care Community

      The rooms at Garden Courte Memory Care Community were OK, but they were kind of plain. I was a little disappointed that they weren’t very homey. They had a case of the flu going around, so I couldn... Read more

      Pam215330
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