23 Memory Care Facilities in Snohomish County, WA
The average cost of memory care in Snohomish County is $5,561 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,925. Cheaper nearby regions include Skagit County with an average starting cost of $4,622.
To help you with your search, browse the 57 reviews below for memory care facilities in Snohomish County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Snohomish County 3.9 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include King County with an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Snohomish County, WA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Snohomish County
Situated along the east shore of Puget Sound in west-central Washington, Snohomish County has a population of 713,335. Approximately 10 percent of these residents are seniors aged 65 and older, some of whom may be among the 110,000 Washington residents who are living with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. That number is expected to grow to 140,000 by 2025, creating a need for more memory care facilities in the area. There are 17 such facilities in Snohomish County to care for these seniors.
In Snohomish County and all of Washington, memory care facilities are called Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs). These facilities are licensed and governed by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Aging and Long-term Support Administration Department.
- Seniors in Snohomish County need to watch their budgets carefully. The cost of living in the county ranks 147.4 compared to the U.S. average of 100. Higher transportation expenses might be offset by lower healthcare costs. Housing, however, ranks 250, which might be a deterrent to seniors’ families wanting to live close to their loved ones in care.
- Snohomish County ranks 36.4 for violent crime on a scale where 100 represents the areas with the most crime, compared to the national average of 31.1, and property crime for the area ranks 36.9 compared to the national average of 38.1. Families can rest assured knowing that Snohomish County is a safe place for their loved ones to live.
- The weather in Snohomish County is cool and comfortable with summer highs of 74 and winter lows of 35. The county receives 48 inches of rain each year, almost ten inches more than the national average of 39, and 7 inches of snow annually, nearly twenty less than the state average of 26. Seniors who enjoy warmer weather might not like living in the county.
- Washington applies no taxes to social security income, retirement savings account income or pensions. These tax savings may help seniors living in Snohomish County afford care here.
Paying for Memory Care in Snohomish County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Snohomish County start around $5,478 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,974 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Snohomish 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 Snohomish 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 Snohomish County
Snohomish 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 Snohomish County, please visit our Memory Care in Washington page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Snohomish County
Snohomish 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.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Snohomish County
Review of Pacifica Senior Living Snohomish
My husband received loving care from all staff during his stay in Memory Care. I had peace of mind knowing that his caregivers truly did care about him. The staff turnover rate was minimal durin... Read more
Review of Pacifica Senior Living Lynnwood
I was very impressed with the overall environment at Pacifica. My mother had been living independently with a home health care worker but needed more extensive care. I toured Pacifica and loved the... Read more
Review of Pacifica Senior Living Lynnwood
I have both my wife (who has onset dementia) and my mother-in-law (who is 100) living at the Lynnwood Pacifica Senior Living Complex. They live in one of the memory care cottages and have been ther... Read more