6 Memory Care Facilities in Thurston County, WA

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Brookdale Olympia West

Provides: Memory Care
420 Yauger Way South West, Olympia, WA 98502
"Brookdale Olympia West was a beautiful, excellent place. This would have been my first choice if it had been closer. The residents in the memory care unit were engaged in activities and seemed very..." More

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Easthaven Villa

Provides: Memory Care
311 Cullens Rd., Yelm, WA 98597
"Easthaven Villa is located on Cullens Road, a quiet, picturesque street that's just a turn off of SR 510/Yelm Highway. We have 52 assisted living studios and 4 one-bedroom assisted living..." More

Garden Courte Memory Care Community

Provides: Memory Care
626 Lilly Rd. NE, Olympia, WA 98506
"We went to Garden Courte, and that was fantastic. They were absolutely fantastic. We were with them at least once a month. We go to meetings and stuff that they have there. They were more than..." More

The Hampton Alzheimer's Memory Care C...

Provides: Memory Care
1400 Trosper Road, Olympia, WA 98512
"I think this is a wonderful place that truly cares and does it well. The director and head nurse, along with all the staff, are compassionate, professional and extremely knowledgeable about the..." More

The Magnolia Woods Adult Family Home

Provides: Memory Care
2216 48th Ave SW, Olympia, WA 98512
"My great aunt lived at Magnolia Woods for three years. She arrived there from out of state in very ill health, emaciated and unhappy. Margarita and her staff made her last years comfortable, safe,..." More

The Cottages of Lacey

Provides: Memory Care
8570 Martin Way E, Lacey, WA 98516

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Thurston County

    Thurston County, located in west-central Washington at the south end of Puget Sound, is home to 252,264 residents, 13 percent of whom are seniors aged 65 and older, the target age group for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia diagnoses. Thurston County has seven memory care facilities to support these seniors located in Olympia, Yelm and Lacey.

    Memory care facilities are known as Assisted Living Facilities in Washington, including Thurston County. These facilities are licensed by the Aging and Long-term Support Administration Department of the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services.

    • With summer highs of 77 degrees and winter lows of 34, the area receives 56 inches of rainfall each year, almost 20 inches more than the national average of 39 inches, and 10 inches of snow annually, compared to the U.S. average of 26 inches. Seniors’ families may want to ensure that their loved one’s room has individual climate controls to help keep them comfortable during the colder winter months.
    • Seniors in Washington don’t pay taxes on retirement income, including Social Security benefits, retirement savings account income or pensions. Seniors in Thurston County may find that their budgets stretch further, providing more money for memory care expenses.
    • The cost of living in Thurston County has a rating of 115.6, slightly higher than the national average of 100. Healthcare is also rated lower at 78, but transportation, groceries and housing all rank higher at 106, 100.4 and 161, respectively. Seniors’ families with tight budgets should take the cost of living in the county into consideration when allocating funds for memory care expenses.
    • On a 100-point scale where one represents the safest areas, Thurston County has a violent crime rate of 39.2, and a property crime rate of 38.8, only slightly higher than the national averages of 31.1 and 38.1, respectively. Although the crime rates are almost on par with the national average, families might want to ask facility staff about the safeguards they have in place to keep their residents safe.


    Paying for Memory Care in Thurston County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in Washington

    $6,000.00 Cowlitz County
    $4,864.00 US
    $4,651.00 Jefferson County
    $4,543.00 King County
    $4,237.00 Pierce County
    $3,768.00 Kitsap County
    $3,585.00 Thurston County
    $2,345.00 Grays Harbor County

    Memory Care costs in Thurston County start around $3,585 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 Thurston 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 Thurston 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 Thurston County

    Thurston 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 Thurston County, please visit our Memory Care in Washington page.

    Directory of Winners in the Thurston County Area


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Thurston County

    Thurston 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.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Thurston County

    • Review of Garden Courte Memory Care Community

      I wouldn't leave anybody at Garden Courte Memory Care Community. We were not impressed. A lot of the clients weren't being cared for and were not getting the help they needed. I feel like they were... Read more

      Rita
    • Review of The Magnolia Woods Adult Family Home

      My great aunt lived at Magnolia Woods for three years. She arrived there from out of state in very ill health, emaciated and unhappy. Margarita and her staff made her last years comfortable, safe, ... Read more

      OlyClair
    • Review of Garden Courte Memory Care Community

      The rooms at Garden Courte Memory Care Community were OK, but they were kind of plain. I was a little disappointed that they weren’t very homey. They had a case of the flu going around, so I couldn... Read more

      Pam215330
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