Cities with Memory Care Communities in Washington

Claremont Senior Living

  2707 Clare Avenue
Bremerton, WA 98310


Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Community

  1301 N Highlands Parkway
Tacoma, WA 98406


Cogir at The Quarry

  415 SE 177th Ave
Vancouver, WA 98683

Sun Terrace Prosser

  2131 Wine Country Road
Prosser, WA 99350


Merrill Gardens at First Hill

  1421 Minor Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101


Merrill Gardens at Burien

  15020 5th Ave SW
Burien, WA 98166


Merrill Gardens at Ballard

  5601 24th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107


Merrill Gardens at Auburn

  18 1st Street SE
Auburn, WA 98002


Peters Creek

  14431 Redmond Way
Redmond, WA 98052


Bonaventure of Lacey

  4528 Intelco Loop SE
Lacey, WA 98503


Bonaventure of East Wenatchee

  50 29th St NW
East Wenatchee, WA 98802


North Creek

  1907 201st Place SE
Bothell, WA 98012

Spring Creek

  223 East Bakerview Road
Bellingham, WA 98226


Auburn Meadows

  945 22nd Street NE
Auburn, WA 98002


Madrona Park

  31200 23rd Avenue South
Federal Way, WA 98003


Brookdale Foundation House

  32290 First Avenue South
Federal Way, WA 98003

Bishop Place

  815 SE Klemgard
Pullman, WA 99163


Regency on Whidbey

  1040 Kimball Drive
Oak Harbor, WA 98277

Overlake Terrace

  2956 152nd Ave. NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Hearthstone Cottage Retirement and Assisted Living

  802 East Mountain View Avenue
Ellensburg, WA 98926


Glenwood Place

  5500 NE 82nd Ave
Vancouver, WA 98662


The Lodge at Mallard's Landing​

  7083 Wagner Way
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Sharon Care Center

  1509 Harrison Avenue
Centralia, WA 98531


Discovery Nursing & Rehab

  5220 NE Hazel Dell Ave
Vancouver, WA 98663


Grays Harbor Health and Rehabilitation Center

  920 Anderson Drive
Aberdeen, WA 98520

Aegis Living Issaquah

  780 NW Juniper Street
Issaquah, WA 98027


Aegis Gardens Newcastle

  13056 SE 76th Street
Newcastle, WA 98056


Aegis Living Bellevue

  148 102nd Avenue Southeast WA
Bellevue, WA 98004


The Sequoia

  825 Lilly Road NE
Olympia, WA 98506


Mountain Meadows

  320 Park Avenue
Leavenworth, WA 98826


Blossom Valley Assisted Living

  1701 Orchard Avenue
Wenatchee, WA 98801


Montclair Park

  1250 NE Lincoln Road
Poulsbo, WA 98370


Avamere at Englewood Heights

  3710 Kern Road
Yakima, WA 98902

Pacifica Senior Living Snohomish

  1124 Pine Avenue
Snohomish, WA 98290

Pacifica Senior Living Lynnwood

  18625 60th Avenue West
Lynnwood, WA 98037


Cascade Valley Senior Living

  8400 207th Place NE
Arlington, WA 98223


Quail Hollow

  221 Torbett Street
Richland, WA 99352


Aegis Living Kent

  10421 SE 248th St
Kent, WA 98030


Aegis at Callahan House

  15100 1st Avenue NE
Shoreline, WA 98155


Discovery Memory Care

  408 W Washington Street
Sequim, WA 98382


Birchview Memory Care

  925 Dunlop Avenue
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284


Garden Courte Memory Care

  626 Lilly Rd NE
Olympia, WA 98506


HomePlace Special Care at Oak Harbor

  171 SW 6th Avenue
Oak Harbor, WA 98277


HomePlace Special Care at Burlington

  210 N. Skagit Street
Burlington, WA 98233


Stonebridge Memory Care Community

  7900 NE Vancouver Mall Dr.
Vancouver, WA 98662


The Ridge

  1501 Tower View Circle Northwest
Silverdale, WA 98383


What is Dementia, Alzheimer’s, & Memory Care?

Memory Care is a long-term residential care option in senior housing that provides specialized, around-the-clock care to older adults living with all types of dementia.  Memory Care, also referred to as Alzheimer’s Care or Dementia Care, may become necessary once cognitive disorders reach a stage that makes living at home or receiving care at home too difficult. It’s common to find a Memory Care unit within an Assisted Living community, often in a specialized building or neighborhood.  Memory Care housing may also be found in a Continuing Care Retirement Community, a Skilled Nursing Facility, Nursing Home or as a standalone entity or community.

Dementia vs Alzheimer’s

Dementia is a broad term applied to a group of symptoms related to a decline in mental function that is severe enough to interfere with daily living.  Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and traumatic brain injuries are all linked to dementia.  Alzheimer’s is a specific brain disorder, and the most common form of dementia, that destroys memory and cognitive skills over time.  Both dementia and Alzheimer’s may result in memory loss, mood swings, speech impairment, confusion/hallucinations and incontinence.

When Might Memory Care be Necessary?

It may be time to look into a memory care community if you’re concerned for your loved one’s health and safety due to one or more of the following issues:

  • Wandering from home or getting lost on familiar routes
  • Forgetting to turn off stoves or other appliances
  • Changes in personality, such as aggression or hostility
  • Misplacing items and forgetting important dates and names
  • Incoherent thoughts and speech
  • Impaired judgment
  • Physical changes, including weight loss, poor hygiene and falls or unexplained bruises
  • Unpaid bills, insufficient or spoiled food in the home, pets and/or housekeeping are neglected
  • Changes in health and behavior that are beyond your family’s ability to manage

What is the Difference between Memory Care and Assisted Living?

Memory Care and Assisted Living communities both providing housing, meals, and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as bathing, dressing, toileting and walking.  However, Memory Care communities offer additional features that are specifically designed to help residents with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, in the following areas:

  • Safety: Memory Care communities typically have locked entrances and exits with keypad codes, door alarms and enclosed outdoor spaces. Staff will also escort residents to and from meals and activities.
  • Layout: Soothing spaces, color-coded walls and common rooms clearly marked with pictures to help reduce confusion.
  • Activities: While both Assisted Living and Memory Care communities both offer activities that encourage socialization, Memory Care communities often include therapies and exercises that help maintain cognitive skills and increase relaxation, such as occupational, art or music therapies. They also have predictable schedules and follow set routines.
  • Staff and Training: The staff in a Memory Care community are trained to manage wandering, and to redirect behaviors common to dementia, such as agitation, confusion, aggression and anxiety. There is 24/7 care, a higher staff-resident ratio and personalized care plans.

A Memory Care community can offer your loved one more independence, engagement, safety and specialized support, along with peace of mind for you.   Begin your search for a Memory Care community using our US map above. Our search results include facility pictures, descriptions, floor plans and pricing where available.

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