8 Memory Care Facilities in Spokane County, WA
The average cost of memory care in Spokane County is $5,075 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,790. Cheaper nearby regions include Kootenai County with an average starting cost of $3,400.
To help you with your search, browse the 5 reviews below for memory care facilities in Spokane County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Spokane County 4.4 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Kootenai County with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Spokane County
Of the 471,221 residents of Spokane County, Washington, almost 13 percent are seniors aged 65 and older, the age group in which diagnoses of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia become prevalent. With over 110,000 Washington residents living with Alzheimer’s disease, there are six memory care facilities in the county to support these seniors, one of which is located in Spokane Valley and the other five are in the city of Spokane.
In Washington, including Spokane County, memory care facilities are called Assisted Living Facilities. The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Aging and Long-term Support Administration Department licenses and oversees these facilities.
- Spokane County has harsh winters that could make it difficult for family members to visit their loved ones in care between November and March. Although summer highs reach 84 degrees, winter lows drop down to 25. The area receives 43 inches of snow each year, compared to the national average of 26 inches.
- Washington is a tax-friendly state and as such, they don’t apply taxes to pensions, private or public, or to retirement savings account income and Social Security benefits. Seniors living in Spokane County may find that Washington’s tax laws result in them having more funds available to put toward their care expenses.
- On a scale where 100 represents the areas with the best air quality, Spokane County ranks 56, a bit less than the U.S. average of 58. Although the air quality in the county is only slightly lower, seniors with COPD or asthma could find breathing difficult in the county.
- The cost of living in Spokane County ranks 103.1, only three points higher than the national average of 100. Groceries and healthcare also rank lower; however, housing and transportation both rank higher than the average. Seniors and their families who are scouting facilities in the county may want to take the cost of living into consideration.
Paying for Memory Care in Spokane County
Average Monthly Costs
County in Washington
Memory Care costs in Spokane County start around $4,380 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,864 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Spokane 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 Spokane 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 Spokane County
Spokane 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 Spokane County, please visit our Memory Care in Washington page.
Directory of Winners in the Spokane County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Spokane County
Spokane 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 Spokane County
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
Review of Brighton Court
Brighton Court Assisted Living Community was very nice. The rooms were on the smaller side, though. The staff was fine. The lady who gave us the tour was very knowledgeable and answered all our que... Read more
Review of Brookdale Nine Mile
It was kind of confusing to find, but that could only be because I'm a terrible navigator. Everything about the facility once we got there was amazing. The staff was very nice, and accommodating. I... Read more