Spokane WA

Memory Care Communities Near Spokane, Washington

Spokane, a city with a river running right down it’s center, is a well known destination for those looking to settle down and those looking for a good location for a memory care community. 

Facilities in this area could accept State Medicaid, private payers and long-term care insurance. 

CareAvailability.com has been used by families and care professionals in the Spokane area to find real-time memory care openings and provide a comprehensive list of options for care.

We do all the work for you when it comes to finding the best memory care in and around Spokane. We do extensive research on the facilities and provide you with the most current information and care availability.

About Memory Care In Spokane, WA

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia is a difficult task at home, and it may be time to consider professional memory care. Memory care is one of the specialized types of residential care available in Washington. Memory care facilities provide safe and effective care for individuals diagnosed with a form of dementia or severe cognitive impairment that warrants a locked-down community and specially trained staff. 

Considerations when looking for care in Spokane, Washington

Spokane, seated in the heart of Spokane County Washington, is a lively town with a population of approximately 228,000 people. The city, often referred to as the “gateway to the West” has a growing aging population and a wide range of local senior serving companies to get senior care. The Spokane river flows through the downtown area of this beautiful city. 

Of the 7 schools near Spokane, 4 are four-year private colleges or universities where about 11,661 undergraduate students were enrolled.

Cities near Spokane, Washington with Memory Care

  • Opportunity, WA.
  • Cheney, WA.
  • Post Falls, ID.
  • Rathdrum, ID.
  • Hayden, ID.
  • Sandpoint, ID.
  • Pullman, WA.
  • Moscow, ID.

How To Pay for Memory Care

Memory Care in Spokane can be a surprise expense to a family, especially if the disease comes on suddenly, and having a savings large enough to cover it all isn’t always possible.  The average cost of nursing home care in Washington is $270 per night and can vary depending on the location in the state. 

Health Insurance, such as Medicare, will often not cover the expense related to a long-term stay at a residential memory care facility. However, insurance may cover temporary care provided by a skilled nursing home after an individual with dementia is hospitalized. 

It’s important to note that if your loved-one or yourself is in need of long-term care at a memory facility, it will not be covered by standard health insurance. A person can find coverage for long-term care by having a long-term care insurance policy (linked to future article: What is long-term care insurance?). 

Other means for paying for memory care include: 

  • Long-term care insurance plans
  • Veteran’s Aid & Attendance benefits
  • Private funds
  • Whole life insurance plans
  • Reverse mortgages

How much does Memory Care in Spokane, WA cost?

The average cost associate with care and room & board at an memory care community in Spokane, WA is $6100 / month. 

Why is Memory Care in Spokane, WA so expensive?

The costs associated with memory care can induce panic with the sticker shock effect, but it’s often not discussed as to why it costs $5000+ dollars per month.

The truth is that care, no matter the setting, but especially in nursing homes, requires robust staffing 24/7. The costs of hiring and keeping exceptional caregivers and medically trained staff such as nurses, is very costly. Add in the price of running a medical facility all day and night, pricey medical supplies and needed administrative staff, and you’ve got quite the overhead.

Although the cost can seem overwhelming, it’s smart to look into financial planning for end stage retirement and expected care needs.

Local hospital and healthcare providers in Spokane, WA

  • Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital.
  • Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center.
  • Providence Spokane Heart Institute.
  • Kaiser Permanente Riverfront Medical Center.
  • Deaconess Medical Center.
  • Kaiser Permanente Kendall Yards Medical Office.
  • MultiCare Deaconess Hospital.

Other senior care resources for Spokane, WA

Spokane and the surrounding area are home to a good number of government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors and their families searching for or currently residing in a memory care community.

To see a list of memory care communities in Spokane click here.

FAQs

You can find your local office here: https://www.dshs.wa.gov/altsa/stakeholders/aging-disability-resource-centers-adrcs

You can view all 2 memory care communities located in Spokane by clicking here or using our search.

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