6 Memory Care Facilities in Spokane, WA
The average cost of memory care in Spokane is $5,220 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,925. Cheaper nearby regions include Spokane Valley with an average starting cost of $3,420.
To help you with your search, browse the 6 reviews below for memory care facilities in Spokane. On average, consumers rate memory care in Spokane 4.5 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Rathdrum with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Spokane, WA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Spokane
Located in the abundantly snowy mountainous region of Washington state, Spokane has a population of 213,272, with 13.9 percent of the populace comprised of seniors. The state of Washington has an estimated total of 106,644 people with dementia, Alzheimer's or similar conditions, and Spokane's six memory care facilities help play a role in supporting this segment of the state's senior population.
Washington's memory care facilities have strict requirements to tailor their services to the interests and hobbies of their residents who have dementia or related conditions. They are also charged with coordinating with the client's family to ensure that their loved one has an enjoyable living situation in the facility. Finally, staff and administrators in Washington's memory care facilities must complete special training for treating clients with memory care conditions.
- Crime is a severe problem in the city of Spokane. Even when including the statistics from other large U.S. cities throughout the nation, 99 percent experience less crime. Property and violent crimes in Spokane are two to three times as prevalent than the national average. Neighborhoods in the southeast area of Spokane have less crime than other areas, and generally speaking, outlying neighborhoods are safer. Seniors and their families should make sure that their selected memory care facility has adequate security.
- The air quality in Spokane is generally good to fair, with a "B" rating for ozone and a "C" rating for particle pollution from the American Lung Association. The city does have an average of one "orange-level" day per year, so seniors who have respiratory ailments should check the air quality before spending that day outdoors.
- Taxes in the state of Washington tend to favor seniors, particularly those who receive income from Social Security. The state does not tax income, so seniors can receive their checks without any deductions. Conversely, the sales tax in Washington is among the highest in the nation, so there are some added costs to seniors living in memory care facilities in the state.
- The cost of living in Spokane is three percent lower than the national average, with healthcare a full 18 percent lower, so seniors living in the city can take advantage of savings when it's time for a doctor's appointment.
Paying for Memory Care in Spokane
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Spokane start around $5,521 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 Spokane 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 Spokane
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 Spokane
Spokane 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 Spokane, please visit our Memory Care in Washington page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Spokane
Spokane-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 Spokane, WA
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Spokane
Review of Brookdale Nine Mile
I would recommend Brookdale Nine Mile. I could only see the outside of it because of COVID restrictions, but I saw a video of the inside. It's quite nice. The staff is wonderful. They seem to be we... Read more
Review of Cornerstone Court
I really liked Cornerstone Court, it's really nice. The residents were just watching television during my tour, I didn't see any activities at the time. The rooms were of a moderate size, and the d... Read more
Review of Brookdale Nine Mile
My husband is at Brookdale Nine Mile. It has been good. He is doing much better here. They really know how to deal with dementia patients. There are not a lot of activities geared to men, but they ... Read more