12 Memory Care Facilities near Tacoma, WA

5 Memory Care Facilities in Tacoma, WA

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


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


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

Caring Star 2015

Spring Ridge Assisted Living & Memory...

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


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

7 Memory Care Facilities near Tacoma, WA

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


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


Mirror Lake Village

Provides: Memory Care
31000 9th PL SW, Federal Way, WA 98003
"Mirror Lake Village is a senior living community located in Federal Way, WA offering independent living cottages, assisted living and memory care. Independent living residents are able to take..." More

Evergreen Park AFH – Redondo

Provides: Memory Care
142 South 295th Place, Federal Way, WA 98003
"I found a home that was overlooking the water -- Evergreen Park. I took a friend with me, and we looked at it four times. Consistently every time we looked at that home, there was good food, and..." 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


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

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Tacoma

    The large city of Tacoma has over 200,000 residents and a senior community of nearly 13 percent of the population. The city is among the largest in Washington, where the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services reports that more than 100,000 people have dementia.

    The Tacoma area has 13 memory care facilities, with three in the city and 10 more in the surrounding region. Memory care facilities in Tacoma are situated within assisted living facilities that specialize in dementia care. These facilities are licensed and monitored by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Aging and Long-Term Support Administration.

    • Washington has no state income tax, meaning that Tacoma seniors do not pay taxes on their Social Security benefits, pensions or withdrawals from retirement accounts.
    • The Tacoma area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as St. Joseph Medical Center and Tacoma General Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
      • While living costs in Tacoma are about 20 percent higher than the national median, they are about 10 percent lower than the state median, making the city relatively affordable for seniors. Seniors pay about 20 percent less on medical expenses here than they would elsewhere in the country, which may help those with chronic conditions like Alzheimer's disease afford specialized care.
      • Sperling's Comfort Index, which scores the comfort of a city's climate based on factors like year-round temperature and humidity levels, rates Tacoma a 79 out of 100 possible points. This is compared to the national average comfort index of 54. Summer highs in this city are in the mid-70s, while winter lows are in the mid-30s. This city may be ideal for seniors who prefer a mild year-round climate.

      Paying for Memory Care in Tacoma

      Average Monthly Costs

      Cities in Washington

      $5,731.00 Gig Harbor
      $5,220.00 Kent
      $4,922.00 Puyallup
      $4,897.00 US
      $4,650.00 Federal Way
      $4,095.00 University Place
      $3,847.00 Tacoma
      $3,560.00 Auburn

      Memory Care costs in Tacoma start around $3,847 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,897 per month.

      It’s important to note that memory care rates in Tacoma 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 Tacoma

      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 Tacoma

      Tacoma 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 Tacoma, please visit our Memory Care in Washington page.

      Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Tacoma

      Tacoma-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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