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10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Seattle, WA

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A city with world-class health care and plenty of community resources for people living with memory loss, Seattle is a great option when looking for a memory care facility for a loved one. Memory care is a good option if a person has Alzheimer’s or dementia, as it can provide services unique to these challenges, including the following:

  • Enhanced security and supervision
  • Memory-enhancing activities
  • Personal care assistance
  • Medication management

Searching for a memory care option for your loved one can be stressful and sometimes complex. In this guide, you will learn about what makes a great memory care facility, what you need to know about paying for memory care, and the activities and amenities available for people in Seattle.

With 99 A Place for Mom partner facilities within a 10-mile radius of downtown Seattle — two-thirds of which are group homes — there are plenty of opportunities to find the right fit for your loved one.

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Really enjoyed my stay. Wonderful staff. Breakfast is served a little to early for me.I really like the varirty of activities. I was at Newcastle 14 days i met a lot of nice people with each of them having...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Find the vibrant home and compassionate care you have been searching for at Regency Newcastle. Our beautiful senior community in Newcastle, Washington, offers Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Respite Care, emphasizing individualized care that enables residents to live as independently as...
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They had a really thoughtful and full welcoming and transition approach. They really took the time to understand what my mom needed, and they have tweaked things along the way based on what she needs. The...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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...
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When we first toured Watermark of Bellevue, shortly after it opened a year ago our response was WOW! It remains that a year later strategically located in downtown Bellevue across from the new light rail...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
THE WATERMARK AT BELLEVUELive a life that inspires you.The Watermark at Bellevue is a thriving Assisted Living and Memory Care community in the heart of beautiful Bellevue, Washington. With our unwavering commitment to crafting environments that foster dignity, respect, and joy, we’ve created a...
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It's a great choice. They are very alert to individual needs.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Located across stunning Lake Washington on the Eastside, our new community will be minutesfrom downtown Bellevue restaurants and shopping, easy access to Highway 520, a short drive tothe Microsoft campus, and only a half-mile from Overlake Medical Center and Clinics.Inspired by the lush nature...
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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!
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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...
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Wyatt House provided me with transitional care for four months following surgery. The staff did a wonderful job coordinating my move from a skilled nursing facility and welcomed me into a comfortable,...
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
With a full spectrum of services, assistance, and rich decorative touches, this house is definitely a home. Wyatt House strikes a lovely balance by providing the most compassionate care in the most comfortable surroundings. So whether enjoying the company of friends in the dining room, or taking...
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My mom is almost 97 and requires increasing assistance and care. I hear when she needs something (e.g., recliner, hospital bed) and am confident that she is receiving good care. I especially like that a...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Aegis of Redmond creates 'home' amidst a bed and breakfast setting where your loved one can live, laugh, and enjoy life while watching the waters of the slough drift by. Life begins again at Aegis of Redmond. Nestled along the Sammamish River and Burk-Gilman Trail, Aegis of Redmond is a senior...
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Our family couldn't be happier with the Empress. After my mom lost her husband of 60 years, the staff & community welcomed her with open arms and helped her settle in. As a family of medical providers, we...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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Our loved one was a resident at Aegis of Shoreline and we had nothing but good experiences during those hard times. This facility was great. The cleanliness and friendliness were great. The quality of care,...
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Assisted Living in Grand Style in North Seattle Nestled in an idyllic, woodsy neighborhood of North Seattle and adjoined to Aegis at Callahan House, our grand Aegis of Shoreline creates an assisted living campus to meet the care needs of all of our residents from light care to two person...
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I moved my older brother there and they made him them happiest and active that he has been in 30 years. The location is wonderful, quiet and so nicely done, but the staff is at another level. So caring and...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
At Sunrise of Redmond, our exceptional staff, engaging activities, and active social life make our residents happy to call our community home.Our lovely community is an assisted living and memory care community located just across Lake Washington from Seattle. We’re close enough to the city to...
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My loved one is a resident at Aegis of Lake Union. Most important is to clearly understand level of staffing. Is there adequate coverage during day and night? It seems like they are not always fully staffed....
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Take in sweeping views of Lake Union and the Space Needle from our extraordinary assisted living and memory care community, located in the very heart of the Emerald City. If you love the vibrancy of Seattle, you will feel right at home here in this urban oasis. Aegis Living Lake Union is the...
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We picked it mainly due to interaction with management when reviewing several facilities and also based on its location. I would definitely recommend evergreen court, staff and management is excellent. It...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Evergreen Court is an assisted living community located in beautiful Bellevue, Washington. It is Seattle's largest suburb, with Lake Washington separating the two. Its name is derived from the French term, 'beautiful view'. When the weather conditions are favorable, you can see the scenic vistas...
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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...
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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...
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The Jefferson House is great. The only thing that is bothering us is that [name removed] seems to go to bed during the day and would stay there indefinitely if no one comes to get him when a new activity ...
Provides: Memory Care
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Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
At Jefferson House Memory Care Community we for supportive partnerships with each family to provide the level of care, compassion and attention your loved one deserves. To facilitate this, we embrace guidance from family members regarding your loved one's special needs and preferences. With our...
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Situated on the crest of Capitol Hill, Fred Lind Manor offers all the excitement of city life amid the sanctuary of a quiet residential neighborhood. Since 1988 Fred Lind Manor has been dedicated to providing seniors with quality care and a vibrant lifestyle supported by a Christ-honoring...
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Memory care staff very caring and helpful.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Horizon House - Live Creatively Horizon House is a vibrant continuing care retirement community located in the heart of downtown Seattle since 1961. Our beautiful campus is home to almost 600 seniors who thrive in place at every age and stage. For those who are seeking an active lifestyle, we...
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Part of the Presbyterian Retirement Communities Northwest family of communities, The Terraces at Skyline is backed by a strong tradition of excellence by a proven leader in senior care. Ideally located in the heart of Seattle's First Hill neighborhood, here you'll find an entire community...
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The Aegis care team is so loving and provides great care to my wonderful friend [name removed]! As much as she did not want to leave her home, this Queen Anne location worked perfectly for her and her family...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
This assisted living and memory care residence offers urban style living for seniors. Residents can walk to Kerry Park, with breathtaking city, mountain and Puget Sound views, and enjoy shopping, restaurants and the arts. Aegis of Queen Anne on Galer offers a choice of one bedroom or studio...
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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...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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...
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Excellent food, very friendly and caring staff, many activities. The grounds are lovely. The building shows its age but is going to be replaced soon. Based on my father's experience, I would recommend Ida...
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Welcome to Ida Culver House Ravenna, an Era Living community. Ida Culver House offers a warm, vibrant lifestyle, a vast array of amenities, rich programming, and exceptional Independent Living and Assisted Living care. Ida Culver House Ravenna is a community of 90 residences, nestled in the...
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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...
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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...
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I would highly recommend this community. The only downside is parking but the staff always greets everyone and knows family members of the residents. Staff is always willing to assist if there is a concern...
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Centered in one of the most vibrant and creative cities in the world, GenCare Lifestyle at Ballard Landmark in Seattle, Washington is one of the area's premiere active retirement and assisted living communities. The neighborhood of Ballard is trendy and unapologetic in its sophistication....
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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...
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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...
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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...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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,...
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We like the location very much, it is very convenient for our family. We like the decor and that it appeals to our loved one - it is like Native American/north - westy vibe which makes her feel very...
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Aegis Living is honored to be warmly welcomed into the Mercer Island community. Whether enjoying the breathtaking mountain and Lake Washington views or visiting Luther Burbank Park, the island is a wonderful place to call home. To seamlessly blend with our natural surroundings, our design was...
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What families are saying about alzheimers care in Seattle

Recent reviews for alzheimers care in Seattle

Brookdale Everett

3.4
It's been fine here. Everyone here is about the same as the other buildings I've lived at. I'm very independent, so everyone pretty much leaves me alone. I'm happy here and feel good here.

Aegis of Kirkland

5.0
I can confidently rate Aegis of Kirkland a 5 out of 5. My brother and I found Aegis to be very clean in all the common areas as well as private areas. The food is excellent, and the staff is compassionate. They have several activities going on throughout the day. There is something that ...
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Ashley Gardens of Bremerton

4.2
Ashley Garden of Bremerton is going okay. My son has adjusted pretty well. I don't understand why he has to pay $25 a month for rubber gloves. It seems like a family plan because it's a smaller facility. Some staff are friendlier than others. I think the care is good. I took in a case of pop ...
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Seattle review score based on 204 family reviews

8.2
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This proprietary review score is based on 204 reviews of 94 Seattle memory care communities. All reviews were submitted in the past two years by verified community residents and family members.
The Seattle review score informs your search by letting you see at a glance how memory care residents and family members rate memory care in your area. Compare review scores in multiple locations to understand how overall satisfaction rates differ from city to city. Based on recent reviews, the maximum possible score is 10.Methodology: How we calculate our city review scores

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Review subcategories for Seattle memory care

When memory care residents and family members submit a review on our site, they rate each community on categories such as cleanliness, activities, meals, and more. The chart below is based on 204 reviews of 94 Seattle memory care communities. This chart helps you compare Seattle resident and family memory care satisfaction rates against national averages. Use it to assess your needs and develop criteria for your own search. If you know that one of these categories is important to you or your loved one, our Senior Living Advisors can help you find communities to match your needs.
Seattle, WA averageNational average
Cleanliness
4.6
4.4
Friendliness
4.6
4.5
Care services
3.9
4.2
Staff
4.5
4.4
Meals & dining
4.0
4.0
Activities
4.1
3.9
Value for cost*
4.1
4.0
0.01.02.03.04.05.0
*Learn more about cost details

Costs of memory care in the Seattle area

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.[01]

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:

  • Medication management
  • Activities designed to improve memory
  • Support with personal care and mobility assistance
  • Around-the-clock supervision

The following costs for Seattle facilities are average memory care costs and do not include additional fees or add-ons.

Average monthly cost of Memory Care in Seattle, WA vs. nearby cities

Seattle, WA
$5,377/mo
$5,335/mo

Average monthly cost of Memory Care in Seattle, WA vs. the state and national average

Seattle, WA
$5,377/mo
U.S. national average
$4,785/mo

Average monthly cost of Memory Care in Seattle vs. other types of senior living

Memory Care
$5,377/mo

Median monthly costs of Memory Care in Seattle, WA by room type

Semi-Private
$4,973/mo
Studio
$4,913/mo
1 Bedroom
$5,721/mo
2 Bedroom
$7,962/mo
Detached Cottage/Bungalow
$10,905/mo

Average cost of Memory Care in Seattle over time

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How people pay for memory care in Seattle

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.

Private pay methods in Seattle

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:

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VA benefits for memory care in Seattle

Veterans can use several local and national resources to support and pay for their time in memory care. While government-organized local veteran programs like King County Veteran Services and the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) provide financial assistance and home modifications for some long-term care services, additional local VA assistance programs exist.

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) has a Seattle chapter that provides support related to VA benefits claims, appeals, transportation, and more. In addition, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion Department of Washington both assist with claims and appeals and also offer other support and advocacy for veterans and their families.

A popular option for families is the Aid and Attendance benefit, which contributes to expenses that improve quality of life. This benefit is in addition to the VA Pension. People who don’t qualify for the Aid and Attendance benefit may be eligible for the Housebound allowance, which helps cover costs associated with in-home health care services. Most of the resources we’ve provided in this guide will be able to help you determine whether a veteran is eligible for either of these benefits.

Applying for VA benefits can be a time-consuming process, so it’s wise to reach out to local resources before applying for benefits.

23955

Number of veterans who live in Seattle

Percentage of Seattle veterans who are 75+, according to the US Census Bureau

Resources for Seattle veterans

Government offices

Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs
1102 Quince St. SE
Olympia, WA 98504
Phone: 1-877-838-7787
Email: benefits@dva.wa.gov

King County Veterans Services Program
Department of Community and Human Services
9725 3rd Ave. NE, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98115
Phone: 206-263-8387
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Veterans organizations

Ballard Eagleson Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3063
2812 NW Market St.
Seattle, WA 98107
Phone: 206-782-8618
Email: adjutant@vfwseattle.org
Hours: Thursday and Saturday, 11 a.m – 3 p.m.

The American Legion Department of Washington
3600 Ruddell Road SE
Lacey, WA 98503
Phone: 360-491-4373
Fax: 360-628-8364

Disabled American Veterans
915 Second Ave.
Room 1040
Seattle, WA 98174
Phone: 206-341-8267
Phone: 1-888-604-0234
Hours (by appointment only): Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and Wednesday, 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

The Seattle Public Library Veterans Services
1000 Fourth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-386-4636
Hours: Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Seattle Medicaid for memory care

In Washington, Medicaid is known as Apple Health and will pay for some memory care costs depending on the resident’s care needs and income. Washington has the Specialized Dementia Care Program, which provides Medicaid funding for people with dementia who can no longer live at home. Services in this program can include the following:

  • Medication management
  • Nursing services
  • 24/7 staffing and supervision
  • Safe outdoor environments to walk securely

For support with necessary in-home care services, families may be able to apply for help through Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waivers, which allow states to use Medicaid funding to support eligible seniors in memory care facilities.

Navigating Medicaid can be tricky, so several local organizations are available to help families navigate the eligibility and claims processes. The Aging and Long-Term Support Administration (ALTSA) is a valuable resource while looking for the right care option. Washington’s local ombudsman is also vital for navigating the complaints and appeals process. To get help determining eligibility for a variety of benefits and programs, Washington’s Community Living Connections (CLC) Network can help.

Seattle resident Medicaid resources

Medicaid assistance

Washington Apple Health (Medicaid)
Cherry Street Plaza
626 8th Ave. SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Phone: 1-800-562-3022
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Aging and Long-Term Support Administration Home and Community Services
1737 Airport Way
S Suite 130
Seattle, WA 98134
Phone: 206-341-7600
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Washington State Long-Term Care Ombudsman
1200 S 336th St.
Federal Way, WA 98003
Phone: 206-623-0816

Medicare memory care coverage in Seattle

Medicare, the federal health insurance program for people over the age of 65, is an option for Medicare beneficiaries with an Alzheimer’s or dementia diagnosis but will only cover certain costs. For example, Medicare doesn’t cover the costs associated with memory care for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia, but it can help pay for other services related to dementia care:

  • Inpatient hospital care
  • Physician’s fees
  • Medically necessary items
  • Short-term nursing care
  • Some care if a person is admitted to a memory care unit

The type of support families can claim will depend on whether a person has Medicare Part A or Part B. Part A generally covers inpatient and home health care. In contrast, Part B covers outpatient services, diagnostics, and some forms of therapy.

The Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) in Washington offer free and confidential assistance with Medicare, while other programs like the Medicare Savings Program can help eligible people with costs related to Medicare fees and deductibles. Note that it is actually administered through the state’s Medicaid program, Apple Health. The Pharmaceutical Assistance Program can help defray prescription drug costs.

Washington residents can also contact their local Social Security Administration and ombudsman for information, advocacy, and support.

Seattle resident Medicare resources

Apply for Medicare

Seattle Social Security Administration
Suite 901
915 Second Ave.
Seattle, WA 98174
Phone: 1-800-772-1213
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Medicare assistance

Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors
1501 N 45th St.
Seattle, WA 98103
Phone: 206-753-4806
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Aging and Long-Term Support Administration
1737 Airport Way S, Suite 130
Seattle, WA 98134
Phone: 206-341-7600
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Washington State Long-Term Care Ombudsman
1200 S 336th St.
Federal Way, WA 98003
Phone: 206-623-0816

Providence ElderPlace (PACE)
4515 Martin Luther King Jr Way S
Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98108
Phone: 206-320-5325
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Understand Washington’s laws and regulations for memory care facilities

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.

Adult family homes in Seattle

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.”

Assisted living facilities in Seattle

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:

  • Staff must be on duty around the clock to care for residents.
  • Additional training is required for staff members providing direct care to residents.
  • Individual care plans, programming, and activities should be available for residents.[03]

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 Department of Health contact information

Washington State Department of Health
111 Israel Road SE
Tumwater, WA 98501
Phone: 800-525-0127
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

COVID-19 regulations for Seattle memory care facilities

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 [04], as well as the CDC.[05]

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Vaccinations. Memory care facilities recommend for residents and staff to be up-to-date on vaccines.

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Masking. An N95 mask, or another well-fitted mask, is recommended for staff.

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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.

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Quarantining. For residents with COVID-19, staff should limit movement within the facility to medically essential purposes.

Get to know memory care in Seattle

210Number of in-network assisted living facilities in market
3.1/5.0 average in-network rating
54% are pet-friendly 
70% offer Hoyer lifts
43% offer an indoor walking space
68% offer an on-site physician (or comparable)
93% offer on-site activities
5414
Number of people we have referred to our in-market communities in Seattle 
82
Average age of resident we have referred to in-market communities in Seattle 
Gender split: 65% female

What to expect from memory care living in Seattle

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 for memory care in Seattle

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.[01] 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.

Facilities that offer memory care, assisted living, and independent living in Seattle

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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92046

Number of seniors over the age of 65 currently living in Seattle

13%

Percentage of seniors 65 and older within the Seattle population

59009

Median annual income for Seattle seniors 65 and older

Health care for seniors in Seattle

Seattle has many highly ranked hospitals and clinics in the area, including ones specializing in memory care and geriatric care.

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University of Washington Medical Center

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.

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Virginia Mason Franciscan Health

Virginia Mason prides itself on taking a patient-centered health care approach and specializes in orthopedic care, cancer, and digestive disorder programs.

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Overlake Medical Center

Based just 10 miles from downtown Seattle, U.S. News & World Report categorizes this non-profit hospital as high-performing in 13 adult procedures.

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Providence Regional Medical Center

Spread across two campuses, Providence Regional Medical Center was awarded the title of Best Seattle Metro Hospital by U.S. News & World Report.

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University of Washington Senior Care Clinic

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.

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Swedish Geriatric Assessment and Consultation Clinic

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.

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Seattle VA Medical Center

Seattle’s VA Medical Center provides specific expertise for veterans’ needs and includes geriatric care.

Transportation for seniors in Seattle

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.[01] 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.

Senior activities in Seattle

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Cogir of Kent, Merrill Gardens at Tukwila 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 $5,377 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

The 94 memory care facilities near you in Seattle, Washington typically provide housing, therapies, and care tailored to those who have Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. To find memory care in Seattle, Washington, browse our detailed listings showing photos, floor plans, amenities, activities, and reviews from real families.

Browse A Place for Mom’s listings for memory care in Seattle, Washington, to take a virtual tour. Our local senior living experts can arrange for a live tour of these communities as well.

The cost of memory care facilities in Seattle, Washington ranges from $1400 to $15620. The average Memory Care cost in Seattle, Washington is $$5,377. Prices often vary based on care provided, amenities, unit size, and more. 

The cost of memory care in Seattle, Washington typically starts at $1400. A Place for Mom’s local, expert senior living advisors can help you find affordable memory care facilities near you and offer advice on how to lower costs and pay for care with VA benefits or public payment options.

References

  1. A Place for Mom. (2022). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

  2. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Veteran Status (S2101) [Data Set]. American Community Survey.

  3. Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), Aging and Long-Term Support Administration. (2015). Compendium of Residential Care and Assisted Living Regulations and Policy

  4. Washington State Department of Health. (2022). Interim Recommendations for SARS-CoV-2 Infection Prevention and Control in Healthcare Settings.

  5. Centers for Disease Control. (2022). Infection Control: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).

  6. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Age and Sex (S0101) [Data Set]. American Community Survey.

  7. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Median Income in the Past 12 Months (in 2021 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars) (S1903) [Data Set]. American Community Survey.

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A Place for Mom. (2022). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

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United States Census Bureau. (2021). Veteran Status (S2101) [Data Set]. American Community Survey.

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Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), Aging and Long-Term Support Administration. (2015). Compendium of Residential Care and Assisted Living Regulations and Policy

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United States Census Bureau. (2021). Age and Sex (S0101) [Data Set]. American Community Survey.

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United States Census Bureau. (2021). Median Income in the Past 12 Months (in 2021 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars) (S1903) [Data Set]. American Community Survey.