12 Memory Care Facilities near Tacoma, WA
There are 12 Memory Care Facilities in the Tacoma area, with 5 in Tacoma and 7 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Tacoma is $3,847 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,790. Cheaper nearby regions include Auburn with an average starting cost of $3,560.
To help you with your search, browse the 19 reviews below for memory care facilities in Tacoma. Better rated regions include University Place with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars.
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5 Memory Care Facilities in Tacoma, WA
7 Memory Care Facilities near Tacoma, WA
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
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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.