5 Memory Care Facilities near Yakima, WA
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There are 5 Memory Care Facilities in the Yakima area, with 4 in Yakima and 1 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Yakima is $6,672 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,860.
To help you with your search, browse the 7 reviews below for memory care facilities in Yakima. On average, consumers rate memory care in Yakima 4.7 out of 5 stars.
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Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Yakima, WA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Yakima
Yakima is located in the deserts of central Washington and has a population of about 93,700 with seniors at 13.7 percent. 3,622 of them have Alzheimer's disease, while 106,644 seniors across Washington have dementia or similar cognitive difficulties. Yakima's five memory care facilities help support seniors with cognitive impairments.
Assisted Living facilities that care for seniors with dementia in Washington are called dementia care facilities, and they must follow the Enhanced Adult Residential Care – Specialized Dementia Care contract. Administrators and caregivers in facilities are required to receive training on serving seniors with cognitive conditions. Also, seniors living in memory care environments receive care that is tailored to their hobbies and interests, with community activities that match them. The law also requires that the families of seniors are given some oversight over their care.
- The cost of living in Yakima is nearly equal to the national average. Health care costs roughly 20 percent less, housing costs are 13 percent more and grocery costs are about eight percent higher. Finally, transportation and miscellaneous costs are a bit less expensive in Yakima than the national average.
- Yakima has a high crime rate. Property crime is prevalent, with two to three times more crime than the national average. Violent crime is also notably worse. Outlying neighborhoods have less crime than central Yakima, so those areas are safer for seniors than living in the center of the city.
- Washington is particularly welcoming for seniors when it comes to taxes. While the sales tax in the state is high, seniors will save money on their income; the state does not tax retirement or Social Security income.
- Yakima's weather has a comfort score of 71 out of 100, owing to its dry, hot desert conditions from spring through fall. Winters average 20 inches of snow per year; seniors will want to take care during the snowy season to avoid slips and falls.
Paying for Memory Care in Yakima
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Yakima start around $6,672 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,999 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Yakima 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 Yakima
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 Yakima
Yakima 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 Yakima, please visit our Memory Care in Washington page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Yakima
Yakima-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.
Other Options in Yakima, WA
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Yakima
Review of Chandler House
Chandler House was like my mother’s second home. She loved the caretakers there and they loved her as well. I’ll be eternally grateful for the extraordinary manner they cared for her. Thanks to the... Read more
Review of Fieldstone Memory Care
Fieldstone was bigger and definitely designed for Alzheimer's patients. They had a lot of the newer activities. I was impressed with the way it looked. It was set up like a little mall. They can ha... Read more
Review of Chandler House
Chandler House showed a lot of care for my father. They worked with the family very closely on medications. They assist or take care of getting him to and from a doctor. The security and the health... Read more