2 Memory Care Facilities in Edinburg, TX
The average cost of memory care in Edinburg is $4,187 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,750. Cheaper nearby regions include Pharr with an average starting cost of $3,400.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Edinburg
Edinburg is part of the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission metro area in the far south of Texas, a state with 380,000 diagnosed Alzheimer's patients. Seniors aged 65 and older comprise over 7 percent of the city's population of 86,000, some of whom will need housing in memory care facilities for dementia or other types of cognitive diseases. Edinburg has one memory care facility and from which to choose and there are six more in the surrounding area.
Some assisted living communities feature a dedicated memory care wing, secure from the main campus and under different state regulations. Edinburg also has several Alzheimer's care-specific facilities whose residents are only admitted with a physician's diagnosis. Alzheimer's and dementia care facilities are considered Type B nursing care in Texas, a legal designation for residents who require overnight supervision and care from certified staff and assistance in an emergency.
Summers near the Texas-Mexico border, where Edinburg is located, are typically long and hot. Memory care residents with certain health conditions may be uncomfortable in the summer as temperatures can reach into the high 90s. Winters are typically mild and snow-free, comfortable for aging joints.
- Texas does not have a state income tax, including tax on income derived from 401K or other retirement accounts, pensions and Social Security benefits. Edinburg families helping loved ones afford memory care may have a bit of extra money in their budget.
- The cost of living in Edinburg is lower than the national average, most notably in the cost of housing, which is slightly over half the rest of the nation. This may be helpful for families on a limited budget as a lower cost of housing may reduce memory care fees due to lower operating costs.
- The Edinburg area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as McAllen Medical Center and the South Texas Health System, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Edinburg
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Edinburg start around $4,187 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,852 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Edinburg 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 Edinburg
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 Edinburg
Edinburg 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 Edinburg, please visit our Memory Care in Texas page.
Directory of Winners in the Edinburg Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Edinburg
Edinburg-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.