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If your loved one needs memory care in Seattle, A Place for Mom can help. With 97 memory care facilities in Seattle, we’ll work with you to find the right fit for your family member’s budget, interests, and care needs.
Alzheimer’s care in Seattle incorporates memory care activities and therapies to reduce residents’ confusion and agitation. Seattle memory care also provides security features and supervision, along with trained staff. If you’re considering dementia care in Seattle, know it’s a safe setting for your older relative.
We are also serving Memory Care facilities in surrounding neighborhoods like Capitol Hill, Highline and Wedgewood.
You may also consider nearby communities such as Bellevue, Renton or Medina.
Types of care available in Seattle, WA
I would recommend the community to others for their loved ones. The staff are wonderful and warm to the residents and the family. The communication is wonderful with the staff. The community provides three meals a day with snacks available for the residents. There are cabins for the residents to stay with similar care needed for the residents in the cabin. The food is made in one common area, and then delivered to the individual cabins. The activities director left, and they are currently don't have one. They are trying to replace this position and maintain as many activities as possible during the interim. They have music, crafting, bible study, and movies as some of the activities offered.
The staff at sunrise are a pleasure to work with. They're warm knowledgably, compassionate, kind, my husbands, care and mine are constantly adapting to care for him and his medical conditions. The resident with Alzheimer's is unique and needs individualized care plan. Staff has walked with me through very difficult decisions and transitions into care here at Sunrise. It's a wonderful place.
They're very friendly. I think the staff is good about getting to know each resident. The food is good. They do a pretty good job to offer a variety of dishes, and the flavor profile and preparation is good. They also offer lots of alternative choices, more per day than I've seen at other places. As far as the extra care services, I feel like you have to be extra vigilant to make sure your loved one's care plan is implemented the way you want it to be. Consistency has been lacking lately. Sometimes it's been difficult to get in contact with the overseeing nurse to rectify any issues. Right now I'm not even getting a response from her. It might have something to do with the fact that they haven't had an active director as of the last couple of weeks. But nevertheless, I've been struggling because there's no alternative contact person.
1421 Minor Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
Truewood by Merrill, First Hill is perfect for those who like being near boutique shopping, theaters, concert and lecture halls and much more. This friendly retirement community is in the First Hill neighborhood, where many of Seattle's best known and highest quality medical practices are...
I am very happy to be here at Truewood by Merrill, First Hill and I am greatly enjoying it. I would whole heartedly recommend it has a good buy to all. Plus the location is great. Thank you A Place For Mom...
12505 Greenwood Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98133
Welcome to Ida Culver House Broadview, an Era Living community. Ida Culver House offers a warm, vibrant lifestyle, a vast array of amenities, rich programming, and exceptional Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Secured Memory Care.Located in the Seattle neighborhood of Greenwood, Ida Culver...
Although it took us 12 mins. to find parking for our mid-size SUV, we're so impressed with the beauty of Ida Culver House Broadview -- inside, outside, many quality choices & entertaining spaces for...
4515 41st Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116
At our West Seattle, Washington, Memory Care Community, we believe meaningful moments are important. Called Tribute™, our Memory Care program provides your loved one living with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia with the personalized care they deserve. Quail Park Memory Care Residences of...
What sticks out most about Quail Park is the location, not populated to the max yet, energy of staff in control of a new facility and collegiality of staff.
805 4th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
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At Queen Anne Retirement Community, our exceptional staff, engaging activities, and active social life make our residents happy to call our community home.Queen Anne Retirement Community offers luxurious independent living and assisted living, with stunning surroundings, amazing amenities, and...
Our Activities Director, [name removed] is professional, personable, and full of energy! She is always available......completing all kinds of activities; drives the bus; knows all residents and is always...
9001 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115
Welcome to Emerald City Senior Living, one of the most beautiful and historic buildings in the Queen Anne neighborhood. You’ll find Emerald City located in the upscale upper Queen Anne neighborhood 1 block from Queen Anne Drive with convenient shopping and dining.ASSISTED LIVINGHere at Emerald...
They could work to improve on there staffing especially their nursing team and they could also work on their food portions - need to be more
2200 E Madison Street, Seattle, WA 98112
Our Aegis on Madison property includes some unique features that rival some of the nicest hotels and condominiums in Seattle. Every feature has been carefully designed with the safety and joy of our residents in mind. This is your home, but you may feel like every day you are on vacation. On Top...
We love Aegis Madison. My mother in law is getting excellent care there. The staff is very responsive and the food is great!
2418 NW 56th St, Seattle, WA 98107
We offer senior living in the heart of one of Seattle's most popular neighborhoods, close to the downtown core. Enjoy being part of the historic Ballard neighborhood close to shopping, dining and entertainment. This community is modern yet intimate with a ton of amenities including a theater,...
Merrill Gardens has been great so far, we are happy with our decision. The location is great for our loved one, he loves to walk and he can talk to this nature area close by and sit by the water, he can walk...
620 Terry Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
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Specialized Care:Our community offers Enhanced Assisted Living in our Pearl program. We can help with rehabilitation and are trained in Parkinson's Disease Care. Our Opal program is for those needing a safe memory care environment. We focus on socialization and natural therapies to give our...
One of the things that I love about Murano is because it's a high rise, everything is really easy to access. For my loved one, that type of layout is much easier for her to navigate than long hallways would...
11039 17th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125
North Seattle community offering Memory Care in a purpose built, secure community.Diverse range of gracious amenities, events and activities to enrich mind, body and spiritCharming community with beautifully landscaped courtyard in a quiet, leafy neighborhood close to parks and green spacesNearby...
Cogir is working well for the level of care my mom needs. They check in on her often, most of the time she is plugged in with the group activities. They attend to incontinent needs promptly. The activities...
11030 5th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125
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Conveniently located in the heart of Northgate with easy access to I-5, Northgate Plaza offers high-quality care and an enriched senior living lifestyle within a familiar North Seattle neighborhood. The community is close to the Northgate Mall shops and restaurants as well as public parks, houses...
We chose NorthGate Plaza mainly because of the location and the overall feeling that we got from the salesperson. They have a great maintenance staff and a caring nursing staff. I would recommend this...
100 Crockett St, Seattle, WA 98109
Welcome to Queen Anne Manor Senior Living, one of the most beautiful and historic buildings in the Queen Anne neighborhood. You’ll find Queen Anne Manor located in the upscale upper Queen Anne neighborhood 1 block from Queen Anne Drive with convenient shopping and dining.ASSISTED LIVINGHere at...
It is ideal for parents in need of transition to assisted and memory care, and full-service memory care. It has great staff and location, and is a well managed facility. It is on the more reasonable end of...
5300 24th Avenue Northeast, Seattle, WA 98105
Merrill Gardens at The University provides desirable retirement living near the University of Washington. Take advantage of the University Village outdoor shopping center and tree-lined Burke-Gilman trail; both ideal for strolling and just steps from the front door. Enjoy being close to a...
We went with Merrill Gardens at The University because it seemed like the best fit for my loved one. I would tell others that some locations offer income qualified apartments and some do not which was...
2326 California Avenue Southwest, Seattle, WA 98116
Premium Senior Living in the Vibrant Heart of SeattleThere are a lot of senior living options in the Seattle area. But not many of them look like this. Not many of them feel like this either, as our residents enjoy a resort-style life, exploring creative pursuits, enjoying entertainment options...
We chose Brookdale because we loved the staff immediately, the location was convenient, and also because of the amenities that they offered. They also had a much better care program and are more hands on...
4700 SW Admiral Way, Seattle, WA 98116
A Beautiful Place to LiveWest-Seattle-thumbnail-300x203Nestled near the Admiral District in vibrant West Seattle, our new Capri-style assisted living community is inspired by the sun-drenched Mediterranean. Here, residents will enjoy some of the most breathtaking views of downtown Seattle and the...
This is a marvelous place for your relative to live. This community is absolutely stunning. I truly do like all of the staff members that provide care for my loved one. They have activities like telling...
7125 Fauntleroy Way SW, Seattle, WA 98136
The Kenney is really good. They have people who come in and clean up your house for you if choose, which is helpful. It's sort of like having a family to help you take care of some things you're not able...
2615 Southwest Barton Street, Seattle, WA 98126
There is nothing so dear as family. The Daystar family tree started with the owners and has branched out through the years. Celebrating over 25 Years in West Seattle, we've shared and helped improve the lives of more than 2,500 families! That's a lot of folks that have called Daystar home! At...
When Mom and I toured Daystar we were both drawn to the warmth of the community. Daystar has been vigilant about COVID protocols which I am ever thankful for. While lockdowns have been hard to get through,...
11448 Rainier Ave South, Seattle, WA 98178
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Welcome to The Lakeshore, an Era Living community. The Lakeshore offers a warm, vibrant lifestyle, a vast array of amenities, rich programming, and exceptional Independent Living and Assisted Living care. The Lakeshore is located on the southern shore of Lake Washington with beautiful panoramic...
The Lake Shore is a wonderful retirement facility with a view of Lake Washington that’s simply breathtaking. The staff are all friendly and helpful and professional. It really feels like a wonderful...
2956 152nd Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052
Nestled amongst the tall evergreens of Redmond, Overlake Terrace takes advantage of its suburban surroundings. Our accessible yet scenic location makes our community a wonderful place to call home. Overlake Terrace is dedicated to the belief that mature adults deserve to live in a caring...
Overlake Terrace has just been very welcoming and accommodating. They've been easy to work with. And our family member loves it there. He feels very welcome - the staff always call him by name and make an...
14431 Redmond Way, Redmond, WA 98052
Peters Creek's assisted living options offer personalized assistance, supportive services and compassionate care in a professionally managed, carefully designed, retirement community setting. It's the perfect alternative for seniors who can no longer live on their own at home, yet don't need...
It's not fancy, but it's a good place as far as I can tell. There has been shifting of staff at the top which is a warning flag for me. Housekeepers that do my loved one's room are pure gold! The overall...
17201 15th Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98155
ANDERSON COMMUNITYVibrant Lifestyle * Exceptional Care * Amazing FriendshipsOur goal is to help residents stay active and involved, while supporting independence for as long as possible. Whether you’re a senior looking for a short-term stay or you’d like to settle down with us, we offer a wide...
They made it easy to get her in quickly. I hear the soup is great. My loved one came home with a new haircut and crafts she had made. I think she was happy there.
14 Main Street South, Kirkland, WA 98033
Enjoy all bustling downtown Kirkland offers at Merrill Gardens at Kirkland: a wide range of cultural activities, international cuisine and several parks within walking distance. The Kirkland location is an excellent example of how retirement homes fit into their surroundings and take advantage of...
Merrill Gardens at Kirkland is a good place overall, per all the above ratings I gave. I like that it's located in a nice, beautiful, walkable town!
7810 SE 30th St, Mercer Island, WA 98040
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A new way of life awaits you at Island House Assisted Living. Located near I-90 in the heart of Town Center, our senior living community in Mercer Island, WA raises the bar. With easy access to Seattle and Bellevue, our upscale community offers close proximity to urban delights and serves as a...
The staff at Island House are very accommodating and friendly. They are not overbearing and they allow the residents to have the amount of independence that they need/desire.
1115 108th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
Blaze Your Own Retirement at The Bellettini Retirement Community. With so many choices in dining, health and wellness, travel, social, and philanthropic opportunities, you will make yourself dizzy as you discover all the ways you can enjoy life. Live simply or scale up services as you wish. Work...
Right now there are not that many activities due to COVID, however they are trying their best. The most important thing is that they are keeping us safe. We would recommend this community to those who can...
15928 Northeast 8th Street, Bellevue, WA 98008
In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...
They are amazing. They have been very helpful. The maintenance guy went out of his way to help move my dad in. They made sure the transition went well. They encourage my loved one to engage in the...
12629 116th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034
Aegis Lodge, Kirkland At Aegis Lodge in Kirkland, our residents enjoy the best of all: a wonderful well-trained caring staff and an atmosphere difficult to find elsewhere, surrounded by nature, walking paths and five-star dining but yet close to Evergreen Hospital and Seattle's eastside doctors....
The staff at Aegis Lodge are friendly and responsive. My mom's room in memory care is always tidy, and she feels safe and well cared for. They provide fun, calm activities that are appropriate for memory...
Based on proprietary data from A Place for Mom, the average memory care cost within our network of partners, including associated fees and service fee add-ons, is $6,508 per month. While these costs will change based on location, floor plan, amenities, and additional services, Seattle’s memory care costs around $1,000 more monthly than the national average.
As with most memory care facilities, these communities provide enhanced security and support the unique needs of Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. These services include the following:
The following costs for Seattle facilities are average memory care costs and do not include additional fees or add-ons.
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There are several ways families can pay for memory care through private savings or public assistance. In this section, you will learn more about the different ways people can pay for memory care, from private pay methods to utilizing Medicaid, Medicare, or VA benefits.
For those who want to privately fund memory care, using savings and pension accounts, Social Security benefits, and investment returns are all common options. Some additional ways families can privately pay for memory care include the following:
Washington’s Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) is responsible for regulating memory care facilities, which must be licensed and are regularly inspected to ensure compliance in medication management, safety and security protocols, resident care, and more.
There are two types of facilities for memory care: adult family homes and assisted living facilities. And each type has its own set of requirements.
An adult family home is licensed to provide housing and care for up to six adults in a regular house within a residential neighborhood. In these types of homes, staff members assume responsibility for the well-being and safety of residents. Adult family homes are required to be well-maintained and provide a sanitary and safe environment for residents, and they must ensure staff members receive the necessary training to care for residents. They have to have fire safety and accessibility (for both mobility and communication) measures in place, offer nutritious foods, establish health care procedures for all residents, offer activities, and ensure financial solvency.
To find out more about the license of an adult family home specializing in memory care, you can visit the Washington State DSHS website. From there, you can also look up inspection reports and other records. Just click “advanced AFH search”; search by county, city, or ZIP code; and select “Dementia Care” under “Specific Criteria.”
An assisted living facility is licensed to provide housing and care services to seven or more residents in a home or facility that’s located within a residential neighborhood. Assisted living facilities are required to prioritize residents’ health, safety, and well-being and provide a comfortable, clean, and safe living environment. Staff members have to be fully trained to provide the necessary scope of care and assistance, including emergency medical care and medication administration. Residents in assisted living facilities must receive nutritious meals and ample opportunities for social interaction. These facilities must have systems in place for emergency preparedness and fire safety, and both communication accessibility and financial solvency are required.
To look up licenses, inspections, and other records, visit the Washington State DSHS website. Then click “advanced ALF search”; search by county, city, or ZIP code; and select “Dementia Care” under “Specific Criteria.”
Beyond the above requirements, memory care facilities in Washington have additional specific standards, particularly relating to staffing and staff training. These include the following:
If inspection reports and licenses for memory care facilities are not publicly available via the databases provided above, they can be requested. Families or caregivers can find additional information and resources for Washington memory care laws and regulations via the following resources:
Washington State Department of Health
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Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Washington has scaled back many COVID-19 regulations to better align with guidelines recommended by the CDC. Currently, memory care facilities in Seattle are following guidelines from the Washington State Department of Health’s recommendations for COVID-19 infection prevention in health care settings , as well as the CDC.
Vaccinations. Memory care facilities recommend for residents and staff to be up-to-date on vaccines.
Masking. An N95 mask, or another well-fitted mask, is recommended for staff.
Facility cleanliness. Staff should use dedicated medical equipment if a resident is suspected of having, or has a confirmed case of, COVID-19. Routine cleaning and disinfection, including optimized ventilation and filtration, is also recommended.
Quarantining. For residents with COVID-19, staff should limit movement within the facility to medically essential purposes.
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Seattle’s memory care facilities focus on safety and security while offering residents the opportunity to continue living with a high quality of life.
Memory care facilities in Seattle are secured communities that have been explicitly designed to accommodate people with memory loss. Because of this, 43% of in-network facilities offer enclosed walking spaces. Eighty-five percent of memory care facilities in Seattle also feature amenities including beauty salons, housekeeping, laundry service, and grocery shopping and errands.
There are two distinct types of memory care facilities in Seattle: memory care group homes and facilities that offer a combination of memory care, assisted living, and independent living.
Group homes are residential care facilities that provide a homelike environment for seniors to reside. A family-style alternative to assisted living facilities or nursing homes, group homes are staffed 24/7 and offer residents engaging activities, home-cooked meals, and a sense of community. In Washington, some group homes provide skilled nursing care, as well as assistance with daily living tasks.
Sixty-two of the 99 memory care facilities in A Place for Mom’s Seattle network are group homes. These types of memory care facilities offer a homey, comfortable environment for residents, and they provide a higher staff-to-resident ratio than other types of senior care facilities. Smaller communities like these can be ideal for memory care, as residents are less likely to experience overwhelm and have fewer faces to get used to. Plus, group homes are typically more cost-effective for residents than assisted living facilities or nursing homes.
If you’re looking for a broader spectrum of care as your loved one moves through the next phases of life, facilities that offer a combination of memory care, assisted living, and/or independent living in Seattle might be a good option.
Residents can take advantage of amenities like salons and libraries, as well as on- and off-site activities. These facilities are staffed 24/7 and provide the memory care your loved one needs while also providing varying degrees of additional care depending on residents’ individual needs.
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Seattle has many highly ranked hospitals and clinics in the area, including ones specializing in memory care and geriatric care.
UW Medical Center is regularly ranked as one of the best teaching hospitals in the nation. It currently ranks nationally for its cancer care, nephrology, and urology programs.
Virginia Mason prides itself on taking a patient-centered health care approach and specializes in orthopedic care, cancer, and digestive disorder programs.
Based just 10 miles from downtown Seattle, U.S. News & World Report categorizes this non-profit hospital as high-performing in 13 adult procedures.
Spread across two campuses, Providence Regional Medical Center was awarded the title of Best Seattle Metro Hospital by U.S. News & World Report.
UW’s geriatrics clinic is part of UW Medical Center. It offers a range of services, from primary care to memory care, and prioritizes patients over the age of 75.
With specialists in geriatric psychiatry, geriatric neurology, and geriatric rehabilitation, this clinic (part of the Swedish Medical Center) focuses on the management of chronic conditions.
Seattle’s VA Medical Center provides specific expertise for veterans’ needs and includes geriatric care.
While memory care facilities provide transportation to doctor’s appointments and even chaperones, there are still other options for getting around — especially with the help of a friend or family member.
Seattle has a transit score of 60, based on a scale of 1 to 100, from Walk Score. This score considers how easy it is to get around Seattle using public transport. The availability of public transportation in downtown Seattle is high, and it fans out to other hubs in the greater Seattle area. For people with disabilities, including those with Alzheimer’s and dementia, Access Transportation provides door-to-door transportation services for medical appointments and social outings.
For caregivers or family members, ride-sharing apps are starting to offer services that make it easier to book transportation for people with dementia. For example, GoGoGrandparent book rides on ride-sharing apps for seniors who may not have a smartphone.
Some other transportation options for seniors who are unable to use fixed routes include Via to Transit, which provides door-to-door transportation. Sound Generations offers rides to medical appointments and shuttle services. Reduced-rate community transit is also available for people who are unable to use traditional buses.
Partaking in social activities with friends and loved ones is a great way to keep people with dementia mentally alert and physically strong, which is why activity directors at our partner facilities provide a lot of great in-house options. If friends or family want to take a resident out, Seattle has a number of gardens and attractions that provide an enriching experience for people with dementia.
Seattle Japanese Garden and Volunteer Park Conservatory are both tranquil ways to spend an afternoon. Each has beautiful gardens and rest areas to sit and enjoy the surroundings. Volunteer Park Conservatory, a historic greenhouse, is also enclosed, making it an ideal way to spend a cold or rainy afternoon.
Seattle Parks and Recreation also has a wealth of dementia-friendly activity options. Partnering with organizations in the community, Seattle Parks and Recreation has the Dementia Friendly Recreation Program, which offers ways for people with memory loss to stay engaged in the community through field trips, volunteering, art classes, and exercise groups.
Farrington Court, Kenmore Senior Living and Cogir of Mill Creek are the top-rated Memory Care facilities near Seattle, WA. These Memory Care facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.
The average cost of Memory Care in Seattle is 5,711 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.
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