18 Memory Care Facilities in Pierce County, WA

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Caring Star 2016

The Lodge at Mallard's Landing

Provides: Memory Care
7083 Wagner Way, Gig Harbor, WA 98335
"Perfect fit in Memory Care for my father. I started looking over a year ago and toured many other communities in the Gig Harbor and Tacoma areas multiple times. I kept coming back to The Lodge for..." More

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Caring Star 2019

The Meridian at Stone Creek

Provides: Memory Care
1111 S 376th Main St, Milton, WA 98354
"At The Meridian at Stone Creek, we have created a community in which you can live with complete confidence. As a continuing care campus, we offer independent living, assisted living and memory care..." More

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Brookdale Harbor Bay

Provides: Memory Care
9324 N. Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor, WA 98332
"When I walked in at Brookdale Harbor Bay, it was so cheerful. It's just a beautifully arranged home. I watched the residents there, looked at how they were dressed, how much the staff was spending..." More

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Brookdale Puyallup South

Provides: Memory Care
8811 176th Street East, Puyallup, WA 98375
"My father has been at Brookdale Puyallup South for about a month now. The staff has been great. They specialize in Alzheimer’s care, so I know he is getting the care he needs in a safe place. The..." More

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Olympic Alzheimer's Residence

Provides: Memory Care
3025 14th Avenue NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335
"We couldn't be more thankful to have our dad in this facility. Everyone who works there from the Administrator to the nursing staff to the receptionist are all passionate about their care for our..." More

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Memory Haven Sumner

Provides: Memory Care
5107 Parker Rd, Sumner, WA 98390
"We found Memory Haven Sumner for Mom. I like the concept. It's small and has two cottages with 12 residents in each one. They have enough aides to help out and a nurse on staff. We feel better that..." More

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Caring Star 2018

Merrill Gardens at Tacoma

Provides: Memory Care
7290 Rosemount Circle, Tacoma, WA 98465
"Merrill Gardens at Tacoma is located in Tacoma, Washington across from Sunset Terrace Park on South 19th Street. Our apartment-style community offers all the amenities of a home without the work. ..." More

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Patriots Landing

Provides: Memory Care
1600 Marshall Circle, Dupont, WA 98327
"Patriots Landing is the Pacific Northwest's only retirement community dedicated to serving former military personnel. Our community is defined by both the place and the people who live and work..." More

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Caring Star 2014

The Heritage House

Provides: Memory Care
28833 SR 410 East, Buckley, WA 98321
"The Heritage House is located just off of Highway 410 as you enter Buckley. We offer an active assisted living community, as well as a beautiful, new memory care neighborhood, built specifically..." More

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Caring Star 2016

Silver Creek by Bonaventure

Provides: Memory Care
17607 91st Ave. E., Puyallup, WA 98375
"Life on your termsBonaventure is all about one thing: life on your terms. That's why so many people choose a Bonaventure community after they've looked at the other options. It's also why so many..." More

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Narrows Glen

Provides: Memory Care
8201 6th Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98406
" Assisted Living, Memory Care and Independent Senior Living, in Tacoma, Washington. Make yourself at home at Narrows Glen in Tacoma, Washington. It's a friendly, flexible environment..." More

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Weatherly Inn Tacoma

Provides: Memory Care
6016 N Highlands Pkwy, Tacoma, WA 98406
"Weatherly Inn’s Tacoma location offers full service facilities and programs for retirement and senior living. Weatherly Inn’s Tacoma location offers full service facilities and programs for..." More

The Cottages at Edgewood

Provides: Memory Care
2510 Meridian Avenue E., Puyallup, WA 98372
"The Cottages at Edgewood was nicely laid out in open areas. The kitchen was open, so you can see the meals that they prepare. They had quite a few activities. It was very nice." More

Caring Star 2015

Spring Ridge Assisted Living & Memory...

Provides: Memory Care
6856 E. Portland Avenue,, Tacoma, WA 98404

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Hearthside Manor

Provides: Memory Care
3615 Drexler Drive W, University Place, WA 98466
"Home to a loving staff and administrator that treats their residents like family!" More

The Cottages at University Place

Provides: Memory Care
5417 64th Street West, University Place, WA 98467

Deer Ridge Memory Care

Provides: Memory Care
1515 S Meridian, Puyallup, WA 98371
"Deer Ridge Memory Care Memory Care was founded on the belief that everyone deserves their highest quality of life. We foster that belief with a loving environment, engaging activities, and a..." More

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GenCare LifeStyle at Point Ruston

Provides: Memory Care
4970 Main Street , Tacoma, WA 98407
"Welcome to GenCare and GenCare LifeStyle at Point Ruston, COMING SOON - opening summer 2019! We’re happy you’re here. GenCare LifeStyle at Point Ruston is a retirement community in the heart of..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Pierce County

    Pierce County, Washington is home to 795,225 people, with 11 percent of those residents being seniors aged 65 and older, some of whom may be among the 110,000 Washington residents living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. That number is expected to grow to 140,000 by 2025. There are 16 memory care facilities in Pierce County to support this growing demographic.

    Assisted Living Facilities, as memory care facilities are called in Pierce County and the rest of Washington, are licensed by the Aging and Long-term Support Administration Department of the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services.

    • Pierce County has poor air quality. On a scale where 100 represents areas with the best air quality, the county only ranks 49 compared to the U.S. average of 58. Seniors with COPD, asthma and other respiratory conditions might find that the poor air quality makes breathing difficult.

    • Washington, including Pierce County, does not apply taxes on Social Security, retirement savings account withdrawals or pensions. Seniors living in the county may find that these tax benefits result in more money to allocate toward facility expenses.

    • Pierce County has a cooler climate with a lot of precipitation. July highs only climb to 76 degrees, and January lows rarely drop below 36. The area receives 48 inches of annual rainfall, compared to the U.S. average of 39 inches but only gets 6 inches of snow yearly — 20 inches lower than the national average. With only 139 sunny days each year, compared to the national average of 205, the county might not be ideal for seniors who enjoy spending a lot of time outdoors.

    • The cost of living in Pierce County ranks 127.9 on a scale where 100 represents the U.S. average, with housing being a major factor. Although seniors can expect to pay less than the average for healthcare, the higher cost of transportation will offset those savings.


    Paying for Memory Care in Pierce County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in Washington

    $6,000.00 Cowlitz County
    $4,855.00 US
    $4,651.00 Jefferson County
    $4,538.00 King County
    $4,497.00 Snohomish County
    $4,237.00 Pierce County
    $3,768.00 Kitsap County
    $3,585.00 Thurston County

    Memory Care costs in Pierce County start around $4,237 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 Pierce 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.

    Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Pierce 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 Pierce County

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

    Directory of Winners in the Pierce County Area


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Pierce County

    Pierce 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.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Pierce County

    • Review of Olympic Alzheimer's Residence

      When I went to visit Olympic Alzheimer's Residence I met with the director or the manager, Angie. She was really nice and took me around. I could tell that the Medicaid would be the only concern fo... Read more

      Ocie
    • Review of The Lodge at Mallard's Landing

      Perfect fit in Memory Care for my father. I started looking over a year ago and toured many other communities in the Gig Harbor and Tacoma areas multiple times. I kept coming back to The Lodge for ... Read more

      Wardimus
    • Review of Memory Haven Sumner

      We found Memory Haven Sumner for Mom. I like the concept. It's small and has two cottages with 12 residents in each one. They have enough aides to help out and a nurse on staff. We feel better that... Read more

      PO
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