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I. Getting Help

I. How Memory Care Facilities Can Help

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 83% of all caregivers are unpaid family members, relatives, or other friends, and nearly half of all care is for older adults with some form of dementia. Caregiving, especially when it involves Alzheimer’s or dementia, is extremely exhausting and time-consuming, leading many caregivers to feel isolated and overwhelmed.

As a loved one continues to progress through the stages of dementia and his or her cognitive abilities continue to decline, behavioral problems, safety, and general care often become more than one caregiver can handle. This is when it’s important to find extra help, and residential facilities that have specialized memory care programs are often the best solution.

In addition to providing a safe environment, memory care programs seek to delay or halt cognitive decline while providing the opportunity for a social, independent lifestyle.

II. Our Selection Process

To choose the best memory care facilities in Seattle, our team of researchers started by using our unique methodology to develop a list of contenders. We further refined the list in the next phase of our process by completing hands-on research for each one of the companies that we developed. Finally, we compiled online reviews from residents and families and wrote summaries of each facility that made it through our selection process.

Overall, our team:

  • Spent over 18 hours researching memory care facilities in Seattle
  • Read more than 60 reviews written by residents and their loved ones
  • Interviewed 5 representatives from local communities

III. Reviews of the 8 Best Memory Care Facilities in Seattle

Langland House

  • Resident Capacity: 12, there is a waitlist
  • Room Types: 1-Bedroom Apartments, Private Rooms
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Hospice, Respite
  • Base Pricing: $7,500 plus level of care which is $500 per level, $10,500 hospice

Along the northern shores of Seattle in the community of Blue Ridge, and in the heart of Green Lake near North Seattle Community College, the two communities of Langland House provide assisted living and memory care for many local seniors. These dual locations operate on a core philosophy of compassionate care, purposeful living, dignity and independence. In order to provide a high-quality of life, staff members at each location coordinate with therapists, primary care providers and former caregivers to create a daily living program. Social activities are complemented by freshly cooked meals that the residents love. Seniors at both Langland House locations have access to Seattle’s extensive mass transit system, which provides discounts on daily fares and passes. Carkeek and Woodland Park are just minutes away.

What Residents Are Saying

The family member of one resident said, “Langland House is a really great place. The staff there is wonderful, and the director, Nancy Lee does a great job. She always gets right back to me (almost immediately) when I need something. My mom is really happy at Langland House, and I couldn’t ask for anything better.”

Reviews: 5 out of 5 stars; 5 reviews

Phone: (206) 718-1700

Address: 9619 15th Ave. Northwest, Seattle, WA 98117

Web: langlandhouse.com

Maple Leaf Assisted Living and Memory Care

  • Resident Capacity: 14
  • Room Types: Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Private Rooms
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Respite
  • Base Pricing: Shared $3,800, Private $4,500, not including care, services are ala carte, $500 base level of care

Maple Leaf Assisted Living and Memory Care offers seniors the opportunity to socialize through its numerous community spaces, including an activity room, club room, living room and media room. For seniors who prefer to spend time alone, this facility’s apartments include private kitchenettes and bathrooms. When residents don’t want to cook their own food, the restaurant-style dining room provides unique, flavorful menus based on the California Fresh cooking method. This Elevate dining program relies on the experience of a seasoned culinary team to ensure there is something for every senior’s palette. For tenants of Maple Leaf with memory conditions, 24-hour care staff and research-based programming are available. Additionally, family education and support groups are provided to assist families of memory care seniors. A special monthly discount is available for veterans who served at least 90 days of active duty and who meet other requirements.

What Residents Are Saying

Residents of Maple Leaf Assisted Living and Memory Care praise the tasty food and range of activities. A past resident of this facility writes, “Maple Leaf was very nice. It was very easy living there, and I fit in right away. My room was clean and well maintained … The food was delicious … it was a beautiful stay.”

Reviews: 3.9 out of 5 stars; 68 reviews

Phone: (833) 287-7226

Address: 9001 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Web: mapleleafseniors.com

Overlake Terrace

  • Resident Capacity: 150
  • Room Types: Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Companion Suites, Private Rooms, Shared Rooms
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Day Services, Respite
  • Base Pricing: $2,795 per month

Overlake Terrace is a full-service, resort-style community that has a carefully curated, upscale environment to cater to its discerning residents. The community’s common areas are well-maintained with comfortable, high-quality formal decor, such as meticulously pruned plant arrangements and richly upholstered furniture. Food lovers enjoy the facility’s multi-course menu options that are freshly cooked on-site and served in a restaurant-style dining room. The extra amenities are equally plush, with a theater room that comes decked out with a popcorn machine and comfortable sofa chairs, so seniors can enjoy the latest entertainment in a social atmosphere. A specialized Activities Director leads memory care residents in a diverse schedule of engaging past-times such as brain games and physical exercises.

What Residents Are Saying

Reviewers are impressed with the personable staff who take the time to warmly connect with each resident. One resident commented that “they smile, know your names, you go to eat, and they almost know everything you usually order.” Another reviewer mentioned that a staff member “was incredibly patient, answered all our questions.”

Reviews: 4.44 out of 5 stars; 118 reviews

Phone: (425) 883-0495

Address: 2956 152nd Ave. NE, Redmond, WA 98052

Web: stellarliving.com

Patriots Glen Assisted Living & Memory Care

  • Resident Capacity: 71
  • Room Types: Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, Companion Suites
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Hospice
  • Base Pricing: $3,040

Patriots Glen Assisted Living & Memory Care is focused on enriching residents’ health and well-being through individualized care plans that inspire personalized meals, activities and fitness programs throughout the day. After choosing from a variety of healthy breakfast options, memory care residents are led through gentle physical exercises. In the afternoon, residents are encouraged to converse, reminisce and participate in cognitive activities, such as word games and sing-a-longs. To unwind, they often also enjoy sensory-stimulating manicures and aromatherapy during the daily beauty hour. Frequent special events, including visiting live musical entertainment, weekly happy hours and holiday parties add a festive feel, and residents experience the outdoors through scenic bus rides and afternoons spent in the secure courtyard.

What Residents Are Saying
Family members say they appreciate the staff’s quality of care and the excellent food. One reviewer comments, “I cannot imagine a more caring and loving staff that have more than met her every need … Each caregiver treats her like a loving family member. The chef John provides gourmet meals. Patriot’s Glen has been a true home for my mom.”

Reviews: 4.2 out of 5 stars; 52 reviews

Phone: (425) 373-1161

Address: 1640 148th Ave. SE, Bellevue, WA 98007

Web: patriotsglen.com

Queen Anne Manor

  • Resident Capacity: 106
  • Room Types: 1-Bedroom Apartments
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Respite
  • Base Pricing: $4,995 for assisted living, $6,500 for memory care

Queen Anne Manor is a pet-friendly assisted living and memory care facility aiming to promote feelings of safety, comfort and community within an upscale environment. Memory care residents enjoy access to the large, attractive and secure courtyard, fitness center, game room and media room for film viewings. Staff members known as care partners work with each resident to create stimulating personalized activities designed to create moments of success. This includes intergenerational programming and storytelling, recipe preparation, guided meditations and bingo games. The inviting dining room serves seasonal, nutritious California Fresh meals combined with homestyle favorites to appeal to residents’ preferences.

What Residents Are Saying

Reviewers are impressed by the facility’s good food and walkable location surrounded by shops and restaurants. One family member says, “The location is really pretty, wonderful and great tasting dining … If you want a home-like facility with European flair close to all the things you love, this is a great location for you or for your loved ones.”

Reviews: 4.2 out of 5 stars; 56 reviews

Phone: (844) 268-7778

Address: 100 Crockett St., Seattle, WA 98109

Web: queenannemanor.com

The Gardens at Town Square

  • Resident Capacity: 167
  • Room Types: Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care
  • Base Pricing: $4,995 and up plus care, first level of care is $400

The Gardens at Town Square lies in the center of downtown Bellevue, placing residents steps away from world-class galleries, restaurants, and shopping. The integrated campus, which more closely resembles an upscale hotel, contains 167 senior apartments, ranging from studios to penthouse suites. Residents choose from more than 200 Life Enrichment events every month and have access to an on-site Wellness Center, beauty salon and massage therapy studio. In addition to Independent Living and Assisted Living, The Gardens provides memory care in The Terrace to seniors with Alzheimer’s, dementia or other cognitive impairments. Residents live in 26 private and secured studio apartments and receive personalized, compassionate support with the activities of daily living. The Gardens at Town Square is ideally suited for active seniors with partners who require memory care, since The Terrace is just an elevator ride away from the other residential areas.

What Residents Are Saying

In addition to the delicious chef-prepared meals, elegant ambiance and nonstop activities, family members appreciate the staff. One wrote, “My father has been at The Gardens for 2.5 years and loves it. The facility looks like a country club, and the staff is amazing, always friendly, caring and helpful.”

Reviews: 4.5 out of 5 stars; 37 reviews

Phone: (425) 247-0862

Address: 933 111th Ave. Northeast, Bellevue, WA 98004

Web: eraliving.com

The Hearthstone

  • Resident Capacity: 44
  • Room Types: Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Private Rooms
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Respite, Skilled Nursing
  • Base Pricing: Pricing starts at $2233 per month

The Hearthstone provides memory care for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and/or other types of dementia. Nursing staff and caregivers are on-site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to ensure residents receive a high level of individualized care and support. There’s also Life Enrichment staff who plan enjoyable, enriching activities and events for residents and their loved ones. Residents are transported and escorted to medical appointments, and medication management is provided. This facility has optional amenities that can be purchased, including a beauty salon and massage therapy. The Hearthstone has a full-time chaplain on staff to provide spiritual support for residents and their family members.

What Residents are Saying:

Visitors rave about The Hearthstone’s luxurious features. “The Hearthstone was fantastic… The place is very classy, like a 5-star hotel,” says one reviewer. Also receiving praise is the caring, compassionate staff, who are called “truly amazing” by another reviewer. Visitors also commend the range of activities offered.

Reviews: 4.54 out of 5 stars; 34 reviews

Phone: (206) 525-9666

Address: 6720 E. Green Lake Way N., Seattle, WA 98103

Web: hearthstone.org

The Kenney

  • Resident Capacity: 20
  • Room Types: Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Private Rooms, Shared Rooms, Condos, Townhomes, Detached Homes
  • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing
  • Base Pricing: Studio pricing starts at $2,695 per month, with options for 1-bedroom starting at $3,055 and 2-bedroom starting at $4,065.

The Kenney is located in a residential neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, and the mid-century modern decor gives the living areas a clean, elegant vibe. The community offers a variety of housing options and services to allow residents to age in place. Memory care and dementia services are available, and the facility takes a holistic approach to fitness and wellness. Amenities include exercise classes, a modern fitness center and on-site physical and occupational therapy. Residents can enjoy three restaurant-style dining options and choose from a variety of activities, such as gardening or art classes. Nearby Lincoln Park has hiking trails and beach-front walkways for residents to explore with family and friends. The Kenney is located along the C-Line transit system and also offers transportation to errands or appointments.

What Residents Are Saying

Visitors praise the well-maintained grounds and accommodating staff. “The Kenney is a top-notch facility in beautiful West Seattle. The staff is warm and friendly, from the front desk personnel to the serving staff in the dining rooms,” said one visitor.

Reviews: 3.69 out of 5; 17 reviews

Phone: (206) 937-2800

Address: 7125 Fauntleroy Way SW, Seattle, WA 98136

Web: thekenney.org