Located in Washington state just minutes north of the Oregon/Washington border, the city of Vancouver is home to 190,915 people, approximately 30,355 of whom are 65 years of age or older. For people in this age group, Alzheimer’s disease and dementias like it are increasing in prevalence. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Alzheimer’s-related deaths in Vancouver increased by a significant 20.33% from 2014 to 2018, while overall deaths rose by 15.2% over that same period of time.

In Vancouver and across the nation, memory care facilities serve as a long-term living option for seniors who want to take advantage of robust cognitive care to maximize their quality of life in their later years. The following guide examines some of Vancouver’s unique pros and cons for older adults, summarizes pricing data for the city and nearby locations and includes a list of free resources that seniors in the area may find helpful.

Memory Care Facilities in Vancouver, WA

2015

Cogir of Vancouver

10011 NE 118th Avenue, Vancouver, WA, 98682

The staff (both leadership and caretakers) seem to genuinely care about the residents. My family member was wanting to go back home since he was kept so busy with fun activities in memory care. They a … (read more)
The staff (both leadership and caretakers) seem to genuinely care about the residents. My family member was wanting to go back home since he was kept so busy with fun activities in memory care. They a … (read more)

Bonaventure of Salmon Creek

13700 NE Salmon Creek Ave., Vancouver, WA, 98686


Cogir at The Quarry

415 SE 177th Ave, Vancouver, WA, 98683

We offer multiple levels of care including Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care as well as Parkinson’s Care. We have a variety of amenities as well dining options.
We offer multiple levels of care including Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care as well as Parkinson’s Care. We have a variety of amenities as well dining options.

Cogir of Glenwood Place

5500 NE 82nd Ave, Vancouver, WA, 98662


Evergreen Quality Home

304 NW 102nd Street, Vancouver, WA, 98685

Over two years ago, we looked for an adult family home for our mother. She needed 24/7 supervision and help with almost all activities of daily living. The two most important things for us were the … (read more)
Over two years ago, we looked for an adult family home for our mother. She needed 24/7 supervision and help with almost all activities of daily living. The two most important things for us were the … (read more)

The Hampton & The Ashley Inn

1617 SE Talton Avenue, Vancouver, WA, 98683

My mother is at The Hampton and The Ashley Inn. I think it’s ideally sized. It has about 90 people in it in four different pods based on their abilities and capabilities. The larger pod that she lives … (read more)
My mother is at The Hampton and The Ashley Inn. I think it’s ideally sized. It has about 90 people in it in four different pods based on their abilities and capabilities. The larger pod that she lives … (read more)

Brookdale Vancouver Stonebridge

7900 NE Vancouver Mall Dr., Vancouver, WA, 98662

I liked Brookdale Vancouver Stonebridge. It wasn’t so different than the one my mom was in that would cost me to dramatically make that kind of change, but it was very comprehensive and it was large s … (read more)
I liked Brookdale Vancouver Stonebridge. It wasn’t so different than the one my mom was in that would cost me to dramatically make that kind of change, but it was very comprehensive and it was large s … (read more)

Bonaventure of Vancouver

9317 NE 86th St., Vancouver, WA, 98662

I listed 1 star for Boneventure Vancouver Padden Parkway. My Mother was in Memory Care there. There was a total breakdown in the chain of command. The head Manager along with the manager of Memory Ca … (read more)
I listed 1 star for Boneventure Vancouver Padden Parkway. My Mother was in Memory Care there. There was a total breakdown in the chain of command. The head Manager along with the manager of Memory Ca … (read more)

The Hampton at Salmon Creek

2305 NE 129th Street, Vancouver, WA, 98686

My mother will be moving into The Hampton at Salmon Creek memory care. It seemed like they’re well trained and available to the residents when they need assistance. The staff was pretty clear on expla … (read more)
My mother will be moving into The Hampton at Salmon Creek memory care. It seemed like they’re well trained and available to the residents when they need assistance. The staff was pretty clear on expla … (read more)

2015, 2018, 2019

Highgate at Vancouver

9803 NE Hazel Dell Avenue, Vancouver, WA, 98665

Conveniently located just moments away from a thriving local area in Vancouver with numerous restaurants, stores and entertainment venues, is the cozy Highgate Senior Living. Visitors praise the frien … (read more)
Conveniently located just moments away from a thriving local area in Vancouver with numerous restaurants, stores and entertainment venues, is the cozy Highgate Senior Living. Visitors praise the frien … (read more)

2016, 2022

Touchmark at Fairway Village

2911 Southeast Village Loop, Vancouver, WA, 98683

Touchmark at Fairway is located in a cozy community in Vancouver, just moments from the scenic Columbia River. Visitors are impressed by the top-notch facilities, high-quality personalized care and re … (read more)
Touchmark at Fairway is located in a cozy community in Vancouver, just moments from the scenic Columbia River. Visitors are impressed by the top-notch facilities, high-quality personalized care and re … (read more)

Windsor Gardens Memory Care

1602 NE 162nd Ave, Vancouver, WA, 98684

This place is truly special! When it came time to place my mom in a memory care facility, we had a lot of fears. Would she just be left alone in her room, and only be checked on occasionally? Would sh … (read more)
This place is truly special! When it came time to place my mom in a memory care facility, we had a lot of fears. Would she just be left alone in her room, and only be checked on occasionally? Would sh … (read more)

Assurety Senior Care

15608 NE Noble St, Vancouver, WA, 98682


A Place To Call Home

14802 NE 117th Circle, Vancouver, WA, 98682


Harvest Homes

6921 N Roberts Ave., Portland, OR, 97203

I had a tour of Harvest Homes. I had spoken to the administration and some of the staff there. I’ve even talked to some of the residents. My first impression was that it’s a small facility. They serve … (read more)
I had a tour of Harvest Homes. I had spoken to the administration and some of the staff there. I’ve even talked to some of the residents. My first impression was that it’s a small facility. They serve … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Memory Care in Vancouver

Since most COVID-19 rules for Memory Care Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Memory Care in Washington. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Memory Care in Vancouver

The licensing, certification and regulation of memory care facilities in Washington fall to the Aging and Long-Term Support Administration, which is part of the state’s Department of Social and Health Services. Memory care facilities are considered assisted living facilities under state law.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Vancouver

  • In general, the state of Washington has a higher cost of living than the average state in the U.S. On a scale where 100 represents that national average, Washington scores 118.7. On the positive side, Vancouver is slightly cheaper than the rest of the state, scoring a 114.3 overall on that same scale, and its health care costs and utilities rank much lower than average.
  • The Pacific Northwest has a reputation for wet weather and gray skies, and Vancouver reflects it: This city only gets 143 sunny days a year, compared to the national average of 205. Rainfall is slightly above average, with 42 inches of rain per year versus the U.S. average of 38. However, snow is a fairly rare occurrence here; Vancouver averages a mere 3 inches per year. 
  • At 8.4%, sales taxes in this area are nearly 1 percentage point over the national average of 7.3%. However, Washington state has no personal income tax, which can make it a particularly appealing retirement location for seniors.
  • With the bustling city of Portland just over the Columbia River from Vancouver, seniors have near-immediate access to a number of highly respected Oregon hospitals. OHSU, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center and Providence Portland Medical Center are all ranked in the top five of state medical facilities by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Vancouver’s mild temperatures are excellent for seniors who prefer to avoid extremes of hot and cold. High temperatures range from the mid-60s to the low 80s from May to October, and even in the winter months, the low temperatures flirt with freezing but rarely drop below 32 degrees.

Paying for Memory Care in Vancouver

The cost of memory care is about 20%-30% higher than that of assisted living as memory care usually represents an additional level of service for residents of such facilities. We’ve estimated memory care costs as 25% higher than the assisted living costs reported by the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

Regional memory care is quite expensive. Vancouver’s monthly cost of $6,219 is far below the Washington state average of $7,500 but also far above the U.S. average of $5,625. Spokane is just below Vancouver’s costs at $6,110. Walla Walla’s prices are relatively low at $4,014. Seattle tops them all with an estimated monthly cost of $8,438.

$6219

Vancouver

$7500

Washington

$5625

The United States

$8438

Seattle

$6110

Spokane

$4014

Walla Walla

The Costs of Other Types of Senior Care

Vancouver’s other local care options are also quite pricey. Seniors looking to stay in nursing homes face five-digit prices, with $11,777 per month required for a private room and $10,611 for a semiprivate one. Homemaker or home health aide services are nearly $1,000 more expensive than memory care at $7,146. Assisted living, at $4,975, is approximately $1,200 cheaper than memory care. The least expensive option is adult day health care, which carries a cost of $2,708 a month.

$6219

Memory Care

$7146

Homemaker Services

$7146

Home Health Aide

$2708

Adult Day Health Care

$4975

Assisted Living Facility

$10661

Nursing Home (semiprivate room)

$11777

Nursing Home (private room)

Note: Data for Vancouver was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Portland Area, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Vancouver

In Vancouver, there are options for seniors who need financial assistance paying for Memory Care. For more information about other options, who qualifies, and how to apply, Memory Care in Washington page.

More ways to pay for memory care in Washington

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 Vancouver

Seniors living with dementia can take advantage of a number of programs maintained by both private and government organizations. These Vancouver-area programs can help older adults find financial support, make social connections and address concerns about quality of care.

Resource

Contact

Service

(866) 743-5144

Offered and administered by the Washington DSHS, this program is intended to provide funding for memory care for adults in state assisted living facilities. Adults taking advantage of this package receive personalized care plans developed with the help and input of their family members, among other benefits. The DSHS works directly with assisted living facilities to provide this program.

(360) 487-7050

This social hub for Vancouver's older adults offers a wide variety of recreational activities. In addition to painting clubs, knitting clubs, book discussion groups and card games, the Luepke Center holds a popular weekly live-music dance night for seniors.

(800) 562-6028

Ombudsmen are charged with acting as investigators of complaints regarding quality care in assisted living facilities, nursing homes and similar long-term care situations. Such complaints can be filed by any person or group who believes the welfare of residents to be at risk. In addition to helping resolve issues with quality of care, ombudsmen can also work with families to offer advice on choosing facilities best suited to a specific family member's care needs.

(360) 513-5754

This organization offers emotional support for people caring for those with dementia. In addition to running weekly support groups, HOPE also partners with the Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities of Southwest Washington to provide community education about cognitive issues.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Vancouver

Vancouver Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in Washington are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Washington page for more information about these laws.

Laws and regulations for memory care in Washington