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Tucked in the gorgeous foothills of the Rocky Mountains and along the banks of the river that shares its name, Spokane is a sought-after destination for temporary travelers and permanent residents who appreciate grand natural beauty and a cohesive community feel. Located near Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and just a few hours from Oregon, Canada, and the Pacific Coast, the second-largest city in Washington State offers a lot to be excited about.
With its mild weather and excellent senior care facilities, Spokane is an attractive choice for families who want the best memory care for their loved ones. This care type offers a safe environment where residents are supported with dignity and specialized dementia services. A Place for Mom partners with 19 memory care facilities within 10 miles of the downtown Spokane area.
If you’re considering Spokane as a caring home for your senior loved one, then this guide is for you. We’ll discuss the best listings, payment options, valuable resources, laws and regulations, and demographics; we’ll also view some of the best entertainment the city has to offer for memory care seniors.
Types of care available in Spokane, WA
We chose Royal Park because a fellow nurse I knew did visits here and she was impressed with them. I did also like the fact that if care increases, they will still be able to care for him. He has a studio and is is a good size for what he needs. With covid they have not had as many activities provided as they normally do. His main complaint has been the food, he said it is a good menu but a lot of residents do not like the taste and said it is bland. The services have been affected due to some staffing shortages. The caregivers are extremely friendly and helpful. He has improved since being here. Overall, I would recommend them to others looking.
We chose Sullivan Park mainly because they have a 2 year buy in plan where if you do private pay 2 years, then you can apply for Medicaid. They don't keep it secret - other places when we asked would beat around the bush about it. Sullivan Park has a clear policy on that. I like the fact that they keep everything separated. The memory care unit is completely separate from the assisted living side. The administration has been extremely helpful to us. I would recommend Sullivan Park to others.
I visit often, and my loved one is always clean and well taken care of. Her room is clean, and the facility is spotless. The people who take are of her are absolutely delightful. They call me with anything and everything. Sometimes the apologize for calling, but I tell them how much I appreciate hearing from them. When I'm sitting there with my loved one, they ask if we need anything. They are just absolutely delightful. They seem to know what they're doing and are very good at their jobs. They're young people, but I never get the feeling they're there just doing a job. They're very compassionate with the residents, even in difficult situations. They absolutely work it out and are patient beyond belief. They have really good people there. I wholeheartedly recommend them. The medical staff have in-person sit-downs with me to talk about my loved one's medical care, and they call me as well with updates, asking if there's anything I think she needs, or they'll bring up issues that they've noticed. They're constantly tweaking her care as often as needed. They make sure her prescriptions are refilled. They are really on top of all of her medications, and I've had no problems with her care. It's been superb. The Covid situation has probably caused a little stress on the employees, but overall the staff have been great. The food looks good, and It's very well balanced. They've been very good about cutting it up into small pieces so she doesn't choke. My loved one has no complaints and is actually eating and gaining weight back that she had lost before. They have a wonderful activities director. When I'm there, she'll ask me if I need anything. My loved one has done arts and crafts, and they're very patient with her with her physical limitations. But they're still engaging her in activities, and they'll sit and read to her, which is very nice. They do lots of crafts, and I see those hanging outside my loved one's door. I'm thrilled that they're patient enough to involve her even with her physical limitations. That was not the case at another facility she was at previously. I think they're doing a great job and treating her very well. I think the cost is appropriate, and she gets what she pays for. She's well taken care of, they engage her in activities, and I have absolutely no complaints. They're more reasonable than where she was before, and I felt like she got absolutely nothing there. So I've been very pleased. When you walk in, they're are all so friendly. They speak to you on a first name basis and are so helpful. I think it's a great facility.
7310 N. Pine Rock St., Spokane, WA 99208
All five stars. I would tell others that this was the only facility that we even looked at. It was clean and the staff were compassionate. Since moving in they have continued to be very friendly and...
At Avista Spokane, our senior living community, we provide compassionate care in a, neighborhood setting. We develop individual care plans to meet the needs of each resident, and a full-time registered nurse is available 24 hours a day to provide clinical oversight and coordination of care.We...
4503 S Freya St, Spokane, WA 99223
The main thing they do well is keeping their tenants happy, and do well at keeping them engaged. I could say they could improve their intellectual stimulation programs and focusing on memory skills and brain...
Our Approach to Memory Care At Columbia Landing Memory Care, we are committed to enriching the lives of our residents and their families by providing engaging, compassionate care focused on residents with Alzheimer's and other types of dementia. Our team is made up of exceptional people...
3708 E 57th Ave, Spokane, WA 99223
My mom is loving it here. This facility is great. Everything has exceeded our expectations. The staff is so friendly and the residents are great. They take very great care of mom here. It's a more down to...
Our mission is to enhance the life of every person we serve. This is at the core of everything we do – guiding each interaction along the way.At Avamere at South Hill, we are proud to offer a warm and nurturing environment for retired adults. Avamere at South Hill promotes health, friendship, and...
3117 E Chaser Ln, Spokane, WA 99223
We moved my mother into South Hill Village and it has been the best experience! Such caring and compassionate staff, and the accommodations are remarkable! Could not say greater things about South Hill...
Exceptional staff, engaging activities and an active social life are what set us apart from the rest. We offer quality independent living, assisted living, and memory care services for our seniors. Our residents are happy to call our community home, where they can enjoy the beautiful surroundings...
601 South Park Road, Spokane Valley, WA 99212
It was a very easy experience to move our loved one in. They were very friendly and helpful and answered all of our questions. They've been open whenever we've called with more questions, which has bene...
Great Living Needs a Great BackdropYou’ve spent decades taking care of others. Now it’s our turn to take care of you. Our independent living residents live the senior living life that many of them have dreamt of, with hotel-like accommodations, and a whole staff of people to handle your cooking,...
302 E Wedgewood Ave, Spokane, WA 99208
I would give them higher than a 5 if I could on the ratings. My mom is happier than she has ever been here and they have just been phenomenal. The residents and the staff are so friendly. It is perfect for...
3319 E 57th Ave, Spokane, WA 99223
My mother lived at Moran Vista for 8 months and I am very grateful for the wonderful care she received there. I visited often and regularly saw how all staff (medtechs/caregivers to office personnel to...
Moran Vista is a newly expanded senior living community located in the attractive South Hills Moran Prairie area in Spokane, Washington. Our new three-story building offers both Assisted Living and Independent Living apartments. Specialty care for those residents with Alzheimer’s and other kinds...
1110 E Westview Ct, Spokane, WA 99218
The caregivers are personable and make sure my Mom is comfortable. They encourage her to come out of her room to eat and socialize. Mom has continence issues and she is clean and dry no skin issues. The...
North Point Village is a warm and welcoming senior living community in the Spokane Washington area. We’re ideally situated in a beautiful part of the city, close to shopping, dining, and local activities. Our compassionate staff is dedicated to the well-being of our residents, offering assisted...
1308 N Vercler Rd, Spokane Valley, WA 99216
My mom received good care at Brighton Court. The staff were all friendly and helpful. And I thought the facility was very nice.
We invite you to come see for yourself everything happening at Brighton Court Assisted Living and Memory Care. With 25 years of expertise we are conveniently located in the Spokane Valley in Washington State. Brighton Court offers 36 assisted living apartments and a separate secure memory care...
12903 E Mission Ave, Spokane Valley, WA 99216
We give Ridgeview Place 5 stars on everything. It has been a good experience and I feel our loved one is getting good care Thank you! Mom doesn't go to many extra activities and stuff, but she does like the...
Coming Soon in Spring 2016! Ridgeview Place is a newly remodeled senior & assisted living community in Spokane Valley, Washington. We offer thoughtful, compassionate care and stimulating activities that help our residents thrive. Our community offers assisted living and services for memory and...
12016 E Cataldo Ave, Spokane Valley, WA 99206
This facility was wonderful. The staff was great. Cleanliness was good. It's a smaller facility, which was a great fit for my loved one and was what we were looking for. Communication with the family could...
Colonial Court provides the highest standard of advanced care in a home environment with patient, loving nurses and care staff. We offer specialized care for residents with high needs of incontinent care, diabetic services and medication management. Colonial Court also offers a...
12009 E Mission Ave, Spokane Valley, WA 99206
My mom is currently a resident at Pine Ridge Alzheimer's Special Care Center. Honestly, the friendliness of the staff is what made me feel comfortable putting my mom into their care. I also like that they...
520 East Holland Drive, Spokane, WA 99218
The only issues we have had is the billing as they are charging more than what is needed for our loved one. We have had to dispute this with them. They were able to rectify the situation quickly once it...
Fairwinds — Spokane offers spacious apartment homes in a fun and active retirement community. We are very proud to be managed by Leisure Care, who leads the industry in the development and management of elegant retirement communities that are all about Five-Star Fun. At Fairwinds...
5329 West Rifle Club Court, Spokane, WA 99208
The staff is very friendly and caring. We were very confused when we first got there, because no one really met us to introduce us to the team or tell us what would happen after we left our parents there....
A Community that Specializes in YouIf you or your loved one is dealing with memory loss, Alzheimer’s or some other cognitive challenge, you deserve a specialist. And you’ve found one. While other communities provide a wide range of care levels, we specialize in just one: memory care.You’ll find...
1100 N Superior St, Spokane, WA 99202
The jury is still out. HOWEVER, my Mom loves Maplewood Gardens. She's been there roughly two months. We have nothing to judge assisted living by but it seems to be good. It is nice to know that my mom is...
Independent Living and Assisted Living Facilities are in high demand. Finding a senior care facility that you feel good about is important. You’ll want to consider many things, including the facility, the staff, the amenities, and the services provided. When comparing senior living homes...
13013 E Mission Ave, Spokane, WA 99216
This is an open cheerful "home". The staff seem genuine in caring for each residents. There are LOTS of things to do from field trips to bible studies, card games, puzzles, choir and book club)
9626 N Colfax Rd, Spokane, WA 99218
I love Aspen Quality Care, it is just like a big extension of our family. We went with this community because it was smaller and it really does feel like a home with a family. Our loved one is getting...
1724 W Mallon Ave, Spokane, WA 99201
1617 N Calispel St, Spokane, WA 99205
34 E 8th Ave, Spokane, WA 99202
1952 N Granite St, Spokane, WA 99207
1801 East Upriver Drive, Spokane, WA 99207
My Mom lives here currently. As far as the facility is concerned, things are going well. Part of the reason for choosing them was because they offer a continuum of care, regardless of what part of life the...
Riverview Terrace Retirement Community in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, is nestled in the picturesque foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Riverview Terrace is set along the bank of the Spokane river offering a tranquil setting for residents to focus on re-vitalization rather than retirement....
100 E Dalke Ave, Spokane, WA 99208
S 2999 Waterford Dr, Spokane, WA 99203
People here are wonderful...the residents and staff are vibrant and welcoming. Can not imagine a better environment to truly live life! I have lived here for a year and am constantly surprised with all the...
Because choice counts: Waterford on South Hill offers many different living styles to fit everyone’s budget. Choose from a wide selection of homes. Shed the responsibilities and costs of home maintenance while preserving the privacy you desire. At Waterford, quality counts: We invest...
1708 E Nebraska, Spokane, WA 99208
The average cost of senior living in Spokane is 5,181 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Spokane Valley, WA with an average of 6,036 per month.
Planning ahead can better position you to make good choices for your loved one’s care in the future. But if your aging family member needs care now, there are ways to finance the cost of long-term care through a combination of approaches.
Memory care supports the unique needs of seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Memory care communities provide enhanced security, dementia therapies, and spaces designed to prevent wandering. Services in memory care facilities often include:
Based on A Place for Mom’s proprietary data, the average actual cost for memory care is $6,059 per month in the Spokane area. This monthly payment includes all extra add-on fees and associated fees for services including security, meals, and planned activities.
If you’re interested in the average baseline costs without additional fees, please review the graphic below.
Many seniors and their families first turn to private pay options to pay for memory care. If this sounds like something you’re interested in, please note that these personal resources can include savings, pensions, investment returns, Social Security benefits, and any combination of the following:
Memory care is often classified as a subtype category of assisted living care. In Spokane, more than 80% of A Place for Mom partners combine assisted living with memory care. For this reason, we’ll discuss regulations that apply to both of these care types.
In Washington state, all assisted living and memory care facilities must be licensed. This is done by the Aging and Long-Term Support Administration from the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This department also performs full surveys or inspections every 15 to 24 months. An investigation usually includes looking into any resident complaints, holding interviews with staff and residents, and also monitoring the status of the facility’s license, their safety compliance, and the quality of care that they provide to seniors.
For more peace of mind, you can always check the compliance record of the community that you’re interested in. To view their inspection reports, you can use this locator to find the facility and review the information.
Assisted living and memory facilities are required by law to perform background checks on all individuals who apply for a job in their community. Any person who has been convicted of abuse, neglect, abandonment, or exploitation of a vulnerable adult or a minor may not be employed at such facilities.
Furthermore, a sufficient number of trained staff must be on duty every day and night to ensure that residents’ needs are supported at all times. Besides being responsible for the care of all seniors in their community, such facilities must also take security seriously and provide, at the very least, basic services such as housekeeping, laundry, entertainment, nutritious meals, and snacks, and also take care of any special needs an individual may have.
111 Israel Road SE
Tumwater, WA 98501
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
COVID-19 regulations are currently relaxed in Spokane. The city advises people to wear masks in risky social situations and get vaccinated, but it’s not mandatory. However, citizens are asked to follow CDC recommendations for isolation and quarantine when they are positively diagnosed with COVID-19 or suspect that they might have been exposed to the virus.
Vulnerable adult communities, like assisted living and memory care, might keep tighter guidelines in place to protect their residents, staff, and visitors. You can always contact your chosen complex to find out more about their own in-house rules for COVID-19 infection prevention.
Vulnerable residents are encouraged to stay up-to-date with vaccinations.
Wear a mask when vulnerable or exposed to/diagnosed with COVID-19.
Surfaces must be regularly cleaned with a potent disinfectant.
Follow CDC guidelines for affected residents (with supportive staff care).
Number of in-network assisted living facilities in market
Memory care in Spokane is designed to support individuals with memory impairment while also preserving their dignity and ability to enjoy life. In this section, we’ll provide an overview of the different types of facilities in the area, what services and amenities they offer, and why Spokane is a senior-friendly place overall.
In Spokane, A Place for Mom partners with 19 facilities, of which three are stand-alone memory care communities. The remaining facilities combine memory care with other types of arrangements. This often allows spouses with different needs to remain together at the same facility.
Four places combine assisted living and memory care, and nine are adult care homes offering memory care. An adult care home is technically an assisted living facility, just smaller and more home-like in a residential area. The final three communities offer assisted living, independent living, and memory care options on the same campus for those interested in aging in place.
Services and amenities can vary depending on the community. Many of our partners will have some kind of wandering prevention system in place to ensure that residents stay in a safe environment. A majority also have on-site nursing, medication management, 24-hour awake staff, access to hospice, disorientation care, visiting health professionals, and comfortable rooms.
Spokane has a healthy approach to aging. Some citizens claim that the city has never lost its neighborly spirit seeing that so many people are still helpful and friendly in Spokane and the surrounding area.
For older adults, there are many senior centers that cater to all mobility levels and cognitive abilities and encourage seniors to stay social and interested in the world around them. The city is also known for its senior-friendly public transportation options that are perfect for traveling memory care residents and their chaperones.
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Percentage of seniors 65 and older within the Spokane population
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When Spokane residents want top-notch care, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center often tops the list. Ranked as the best hospital in eastern Washington, Providence is a recognized Level II Trauma Center that offers extensive expertise in knee and hip replacement surgeries. The hospital is also nationally acclaimed for its urology department.
Mann-Grandstaff proudly provides health care services to thousands of veterans in Spokane. The center also strives to give the best mental and physical treatments to transgender veterans, and it is committed to providing alternative options to mainstream care, like yoga and acupuncture.
In Spokane, people typically must rely on personal or public transport to run errands. However, for their own safety, seniors in memory care should never use transit without a family member or a caregiver. This is why many senior facilities offer their own transport to residents. About 47% of A Place for Mom partners in Spokane provide complimentary transportation options, while 42% have at-cost transportation for their senior residents.
The city’s extensive public transportation system is a great way for visiting family to get around the city. If you want to take your loved one out for the day, City Bus has 1,700 bus stops and all of their vehicles are ADA-compliant. If your loved one is 65+, they also qualify for discounted fares. Another choice is The City Line buses which are designed to accommodate passengers with wheelchairs and walkers.
Vanpool grants unlimited rides for just $60 a month. They will only greenlight a trip when four people from the same neighborhood book the same or a nearby destination, however. It’s not a bad option for seniors living in a community where several friends and their caregivers might want to go out together.
Seniors in memory care might have limitations and require supervision during trips, but Spokane still has plenty of entertainment options for them, friends, and visiting family. In this section, we’ll look at some amazing senior centers, the best green spots to visit, and where to take your loved one who still appreciates art and history.
Research has shown that green spaces can improve the mood of individuals with dementia. Spokane has several nature-oriented places where seniors can get plenty of opportunities to rest and reflect.
Manito Park is famous for its beautiful miniature gardens. There’s also a restaurant where you can share a good meal with your family member while taking in the green scenery. The exotic Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden offers Japanese-style gardens, bridges, water features, fish, and tranquil pathways. You can also visit the Gaiser Conservatory, a free public greenhouse with rare plants and ever-changing displays. Both places have benches for older adults to rest.
Spokane has a great art scene. Seniors and their caregivers can view a variety of acts at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. For more music, comedy shows, and unique exhibits, there’s also Gonzaga University, where fresh artists and performances are always on the docket. Art-loving seniors can also enjoy a meal at the popular restaurant Steam Plant Square, which doubles as an art gallery.
The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture focuses on the history of the Spokane area and holds fascinating exhibits about the region’s art and storied past. The tour is easy and self-paced, and seniors are welcome to join the museum’s art classes that cater to all cognitive abilities. If you’re looking for more self-paced museum tours, why not visit the Crosby House? Here, fans of Bing Crosby can explore his entire house, view interesting memorabilia, and learn plenty of fascinating facts about the late singer.
The average cost of Memory Care in Spokane is 5,181 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.
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