5 Memory Care Facilities in Skagit County, WA

Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Skagit County, WA

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Where the Heart is Assisted Living an...

Provides: Memory Care
410 Norris Street, Burlington, WA 98233
"Where The Heart Is is a senior living community that provides exceptional Memory Care services to residents with cognitive impairment. Our caregiving staff consists of Dementia care experts..." More

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HomePlace Burlington Memory Care

Provides: Memory Care
210 N Skagit St, Burlington, WA 98233
"My husband is at HomePlace in Burlington, I feel very lucky he is there . The caregivers go out of their way to make him feel special and important. They do great activities including planting..." More

Creekside Continuing Care Community

Provides: Memory Care
400 Gilkey Rd, Burlington, WA 98233

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Lighthouse Memory Care

Provides: Memory Care
3502 K Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221
"Our mother is at Lighthouse. She has been there for about six months, and we are very pleased with the care and concern she is shown. She can be a handful, and the staff is patient and..." More

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Birchview Memory Care

Provides: Memory Care
925 Dunlop Avenue, Sedro Woolley, WA 98284
"My dad moved into Birchview, it's definitely setup for memory care, and it's kind of depressing. However, the facility is beautiful, and they have beautiful grounds. The workers were lovely and..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Skagit County

    Skagit County, nestled in northwest Washington, has a population of 116,901. Just over 16 percent of those residents are seniors aged 65 and older and may be among the 110,000 seniors in Washington living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. There are four memory care facilities in the county to house and support these seniors, with two located in Burlington, and the other two in Sedro Woolley and Anacortes.

    In Skagit County and the rest of Washington, memory care facilities are known as Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) and are overseen by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Aging and Long-term Support Administration Department.

    • Residents of Skagit County enjoy a mild year-round climate with temperatures ranging between 35 and 74 degrees. Sperling’s Comfort Index gives the county a rank of 75 out of 100, much higher than the national average of 54, which suggests that seniors who don’t like heat and humidity will enjoy living in the county.
    • The air quality in Skagit County is good. On a scale where 100 represents areas with the best overall air quality, the county ranks 73 compared to the national average of 58. Seniors with COPD, asthma or other respiratory issues may find that they can breathe easier in the county.
    • Skagit County seniors enjoy tax breaks. Washington does not tax social security income, retirement savings account income or pensions. These tax savings could result in seniors living in the county having more money to spend on their facility costs.
    • On a scale from 1 to 100 where 100 represents the most dangerous areas to live, Skagit County ranks 41.3 for violent crime and 41.4 for property crime, compared to the national averages of 31.1 and 38.1, respectively. Although these crime rates are slightly higher than the national averages, memory care facilities generally have safeguards in place like security cameras and self-locking doors to keep seniors safe.


    Paying for Memory Care in Skagit County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in Washington

    $5,675.00 Island County
    $5,337.00 Snohomish County
    $5,078.00 Whatcom County
    $5,048.00 US
    $4,926.00 King County
    $4,650.00 Skagit County
    $4,343.00 Kitsap County
    $4,300.00 Chelan County

    Memory Care costs in Skagit County start around $4,650 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,048 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Skagit 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 Skagit 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 Skagit County

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

    Directory of Winners in the Skagit County Area


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Skagit County

    Skagit 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 Skagit County

    • Review of HomePlace Burlington Memory Care

      My husband is at HomePlace in Burlington, I feel very lucky he is there . The caregivers go out of their way to make him feel special and important. They do great activities including planting pl... Read more

      caffe
    • Review of Lighthouse Memory Care

      Our mother is at Lighthouse. She has been there for about six months, and we are very pleased with the care and concern she is shown. She can be a handful, and the staff is patient and knowledgeabl... Read more

      JohnRR
    • Review of Birchview Memory Care

      One attendant tried to get my Dad out of bed and dropped him, not once, but twice. Totally unacceptable and ignoring all procedures. He looked like he’d been run over by a logging truck. I would th... Read more

      lorange
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