6 Memory Care Facilities in Amarillo, TX
The average cost of memory care in Amarillo is $4,936 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,790.
To help you with your search, browse the 20 reviews below for memory care facilities in Amarillo. On average, consumers rate memory care in Amarillo 4.2 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Amarillo
Amarillo, Texas, has an estimated total population of 199,826, with 12.7 percent of residents age 65 and older. There are as many as 380,000 Texas residents age 65+ with Alzheimer’s disease, and a portion resides in Amarillo. To accommodate this population, Amarillo has five memory care facilities.
In Amarillo and the rest of Texas, assisted living facilities (ALFs) that offer care for Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia are licensed by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services and must provide a disclosure form detailing services and policies.
- The cost of living in Amarillo ranks at 85.1, lower than the national average of 100. This may mean that memory care costs, transportation, groceries and other expenses are more affordable here than in other Texas cities, such as Houston, where the cost of living is higher.
- Amarillo has a relatively warm climate, with an average of 259 sunny days per year as compared to the U.S. average of 205, so residents of memory care can enjoy the outdoors. The city ranks 58 out of 100 on Sperling’s Comfort Index, while the national average is 54.
- The air-quality ranking in Amarillo is 74 out of 100, while the U.S. ranks at 58. This makes Amarillo a good place for memory care residents with compromised respiratory systems or those who are sensitive to pollution. The data is based on the EPA’s Air Toxics Assessment, which measures pollution risks at a zip code level.
- Amarillo has a violent crime rate of 52.8 and a property crime rate of 63.4. While these figures are higher than the national averages of 31.1 and 38.1, family members of seniors in memory care need not worry because these facilities have stringent security measures in place to ensure the safety of residents and their belongings.
Paying for Memory Care in Amarillo
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Amarillo start around $4,936 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,890 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Amarillo and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Amarillo
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Texas page.
More Ways to Pay for Memory Care
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in Texas page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Amarillo
Amarillo and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in a memory care community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
To see a list of free memory care resources in Amarillo, please visit our Memory Care in Texas page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Amarillo
Amarillo-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Texas are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Texas page for more information about these laws.
Other Options in Amarillo, TX
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Amarillo
Review of The Cottages at Quail Creek
I have had my husband there for 1 1/2 years approx. I am paying for roommate status, but it was really nice for him to have one of the private rooms to himself just because the occupancy was not a... Read more
Review of The Cottages at Quail Creek
I visited The Cottages at Quail Creek for my mom. It was a small community, so it's good. When you walk in you ring the buzzer and they let you in then you immediately go inside the building, and I... Read more
Review of Autumn Leaves of Amarillo
I told my family that when the time comes, they should put me at Autumn Leaves of Amarillo. I would rate them a 20 on everything. They asked me to have a meal there. It's a good community. They hav... Read more