Caring.com
Caring.com

(800) 558-0653

The 3 Best Memory Care Facilities in Wenatchee, WA for 2024

Memory Care Facilities in Wenatchee, Washington

4 Results

Filters

4 Results

Sort By

Didn't find what you were looking for?

Caring's Family Advisors are here to help you with questions about senior living and care options.

Call us at (855) 948-3865

What you can do with Caring

  • Search the Caring database

    Quickly search the largest online senior living and senior care directory

  • Read reviews and expert guidance

    Read our authentic consumer reviews and content by experts

  • Speak to a Family Advisor for free

    Guided, expert advice to find the best community or agency for you

  • Take a tour to decide yourself

    We’ll help you book tours or get in touch with local agencies

On this page:

  • Memory Care Facilities in Wenatchee, Washington
  • What to Consider About Memory Care in Wenatchee
  • Paying for Memory Care in Wenatchee
  • Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Wenatchee
  • Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Wenatchee

What to Consider About Memory Care in Wenatchee

The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Aging and Long-Term Support Administration, oversees and licenses all memory care communities in Wenatchee and the rest of Washington. It enforces rules regarding building and grounds requirements, the scope of services facilities must provide and minimum staffing requirements, and it publishes information on residents’ rights.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Wenatchee

 

  • Because Washington doesn’t impose a state income tax, seniors in Wenatchee have more retirement income to put toward local memory care expenses. While sales taxes in Washington are the fourth highest in the nation, the state exempts prescription drugs and food items from taxes, providing significant savings for seniors.

 

  • Chelan County, where Wenatchee resides, ranks in the 50-75 percentile for health outcomes and factors, as well as 15th out of Washington’s 39 ranked counties for general health, indicating access to medical support for memory care residents. The average life expectancy is nearly 2 years beyond the national average at 80.3, and there's a primary care physician per 880 residents compared to the national rate of 1,310. Additionally, the region offers good air and water quality, supporting the comfort of seniors with chronic health conditions.

 

  • Living costs in Wenatchee trend about 1.6% below the national norm, positively impacting the affordability of local memory care services. In general, health care expenses are about 26% below the nationwide average, and residents spend 15% less on housing here than in a typical U.S. city. Although utility costs surpass the national average by 31%, many memory care facilities have all-inclusive pricing to lessen the impact of high energy prices.

 

  • Wenatchee has hot, dry summers with clear skies and daytime temperatures ranging from 78 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Winters are chilly with highs falling between 34 and 45 degrees Fahrenheit, and residents see about 26 inches of annual snowfall. To accommodate various lifestyle and temperature preferences, memory care communities in this region offer a variety of indoor and outdoor activities throughout the week, along with amenities such as fully secured courtyards.

 

  • Wenatchee’s crime rate is high compared to 89% of U.S. communities and about 74% of cities across Washington. More importantly, it has more crime than a typical city of its population size, with about 30 incidents per 1,000 residents. Fortunately, memory care communities promote residents’ safety through secured perimeters, monitored surveillance cameras and security gates, reducing the risk of off-site wandering while tracking on-site activities.

Paying for Memory Care in Wenatchee

Note: Residential memory care is usually offered in assisted living facilities, and in general, memory care rates tend to be 20-30% higher than assisted living rates. No national database currently tracks memory care costs in the United States, so we've estimated the monthly memory care costs listed below by adding 25% to the rates listed in Genworth's 2021 Cost of Care Survey.

Memory care facilities in Wenatchee charge a median monthly rate of $7,188 for specialized care.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

Memory care costs in Wenatchee are commonly about $7,188 per month, which is higher than the national cost of $5,625 but a little lower than Washington’s norm of $7,500. Seniors find more economically priced care in many nearby cities, including Mount Vernon, where monthly fees come in at $6,875. Similarly, in Yakima, memory care facilities charge $6,219 for services, and in Spokane, seniors pay $6,110 for care. On the other hand, Wenatchee may be a cost-effective alternative to Seattle, where seniors pay $8,438 for memory care services.

Wenatchee

$7,188

Washington

$7,500

United States

$5,625

Spokane

$6,110

Seattle

$8,438

Yakima

$6,219

Mount Vernon

$6,875

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

In Wenatchee, memory care communities charge a monthly rate of around $7,188 for care, which exceeds the costs of most other senior care options in the city. Although seniors in nursing homes, which provide intensive personal care and medical services, along with around-the-clock monitoring, pay higher rates of $8,365, other types of care cost less. For example, seniors who live at home and arrange full-time services pay $5,911 for in-home care, an option that includes personal care services and companionship from private caregivers, and home health care, which features skilled nursing services. Additionally, seniors in assisted living pay $5,750 for housing, personal care and meal services, although they don’t have access to memory support.

Memory Care

$7,188

In-Home Care

$5,911

Home Health Care

$5,911

Assisted Living Facility

$5,750

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$8,365

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Wenatchee

In Wenatchee, 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, visit our Memory Care in Washington page.

Financial Assistance 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.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Wenatchee

Wenatchee 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.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Washington

Reviews of Communities Nearby

Memory Care

John

I visited this facility

Review of Blossom Creek

Blossom Creek was a nice place. It's very clean. If I had to put my dad somewhere, they would certainly be a very high consideration. The staff who gave me the tour was awesome. I was a fireman for...

Provider response

Thank you for touring and considering our community. Along with attentive care, giving our residents an active and vibrant lifestyle is at the heart of what we do. Please let us know if you have...

Read more

Memory Care

John

I visited this facility

Review of Bonaventure of East Wenatchee

I wasn't that impressed with Bonaventure of East Wenatchee. They were okay, they weren't bad, but they weren't of the same caliber as the other place. The staff who gave me the tour was awesome....

Read more

Memory Care

Deborah

I visited this facility

Review of Blossom Creek

When a room becomes available, we will be moving my mom to Blossom Creek memory care. The one that we looked at originally was a shared bath and a shared room, and we decided that wouldn't be the...

Provider response

Thank you Deborah for sharing such a detailed review with other families. It really helps to have a personal perspective when choosing the right place for a loved one. We can't wait for your mother...

Read more

Memory Care Facilities near Wenatchee, WA

YakimaEnumclawIssaquahMaple ValleyCovingtonRedmond

Other Options in Wenatchee, WA

Business Owners

Caring.com

Caring.com is a leading online destination for caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. We offer thousands of original articles, helpful tools, advice from more than 50 leading experts, a community of caregivers, and a comprehensive directory of caregiving services.

 

The material on this site is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for legal, financial, professional, or medical advice or diagnosis or treatment. By using our website, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Caring.com

Caring.com is a leading online destination for caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. We offer thousands of original articles, helpful tools, advice from more than 50 leading experts, a community of caregivers, and a comprehensive directory of caregiving services.

 

The material on this site is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for legal, financial, professional, or medical advice or diagnosis or treatment. By using our website, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Our Services

  • Senior Living Directory

  • Senior Care Directory

  • Caregiving Resources

  • Sitemap

  • Terms of Use

  • Privacy Policy


© 2024 Caring, LLC. All rights reserved.