7 Memory Care Facilities near Olympia, WA
Also serving communities of Tumwater, Shelton, Mccleary, Centralia, Chehalis.
There are 7 Memory Care Facilities in the Olympia area, with 4 in Olympia and 3 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Olympia is $3,000 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,860.
To help you with your search, browse the 31 reviews below for memory care facilities in Olympia. On average, consumers rate memory care in Olympia 3.5 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Lacey with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Olympia, WA
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
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Memory Care costs in Olympia start around $4,148 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,999 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.
Other Options in Olympia, WA
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Olympia
Review of Brookdale Olympia West
We spent 1.5 months working with them to move my father there for care. He is a Medicaid recipient and we were told he could move in and use Medicaid right away. They then completely changed the... Read more
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
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