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What to Consider About Memory Care in El Paso

In El Paso and the rest of Texas, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission licenses and regulates assisted living facilities that provide memory care to seniors with Alzheimer’s, dementia or other forms of cognitive deficiency. Developing consistent regulations and high standards to keep vulnerable seniors safe within residential settings is reinforced by the Commission with regular inspections.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in El Paso

  • El Paso is well-equipped for seniors requiring medical treatment and/or memory care. Several area hospitals take a multi-disciplinary approach to elder care but have dedicated geriatric departments. Two of the best-regarded facilities are Bienvenir Senior Health, with three campuses across the city and the Hospitals of Providence network with its Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) Unit. The University Medical Center of El Paso also has a geriatric department and ACE unit. Memory Care-specific facilities may be more difficult to access.
  • El Paso has a lower cost of living than many cities in Texas. It scores 81.4 compared to the U.S. average of 100. For seniors who require memory care, average monthly care costs reflect this affordability at $4,688. This is lower than the state average of $4,998 and much lower than the national average of $5,625. 
  • Social Security retirement benefits and all other types of retirement income are tax-free in Texas. Seniors also get a break from historically high property taxes. Locally, the City of El Paso and AARP team up annually to offer free income tax preparation assistance at local senior centers. All of this helps the tax burden for senior residents, but the city cannot be considered tax-friendly for seniors.
  • In El Paso, summers can be hot, with temperatures reaching 100 degrees Fahrenheit and beyond. Winters are typically cold but short. Happily, the region is dry and mostly clear year round. That said, air quality can be poor in El Paso, which has a reputation for having many smoggy days and an air pollution problem.
  • Although it has had higher rates of violent and property crime since the pandemic began, El Paso is a surprisingly safe city to live in, with a violent crime rating of 22.1 and property crime rating of 30.1. This compares with the national ratings of 22.7 and 35.4, respectively. Its proximity to the border with Mexico means there is a high-security personnel presence which likely acts as a deterrent. 

Paying for Memory Care in El Paso, TX

When trying to decide how to pay for memory care, one of the first questions that comes up is "How much does it cost?" With the impact of inflation, it's more important than ever to have up-to-date information when making a financial plan for senior living. To help shed light on real senior living prices, Caring.com has compiled proprietary cost data from its network of more than 75,000 senior living providers to provide insight into the average cost of memory care in El Paso and 86 other cities in Texas.

Inflation's Impact on the Cost of Memory Care in El Paso, TX

In El Paso, the cost of assisted living is projected to rise from $3,080 to $3,668 by 2024. This increase aligns with national trends, as the U.S. average is expected to escalate from $4,863 to $5,792. Texas's overall average cost for assisted living is also anticipated to grow, moving from $3,607 to roughly $3,836. Other cities in Texas, such as Odessa, Dallas and Midlothian, are witnessing a similar upward trajectory. Specifically, the costs in Odessa are projected to go from $3,623 to $4,315, Dallas from $3,329 to $3,965, and a more substantial surge is expected in Midlothian, from $5,068 to $6,036.

Location2022 Cost (Historical)2023 Cost (Current)2024 Cost (Estimated)
El Paso$3,080$3,400$3,668
U.S. Average$4,863$5,369$5,792
Texas$3,607$3,763$3,836
Odessa$3,623$4,000$4,315
Dallas$3,329$3,675$3,965
Midlothian$5,068$5,595$6,036

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

El Paso is in western Texas, right at the border between Texas and Mexico. To the east, the monthly average for memory care in San Antonio is $4,266. However, the monthly average in many other Texas cities is higher than in El Paso. For example, in Dallas, the cost is $5,244, and in Houston, it’s $5,306. Memory care costs are much higher to the north; Amarillo is the most expensive area on this list, averaging $5,750 monthly.

El Paso

$4,688

Texas

$4,998

The United States

$5,625

Dallas

$5,244

San Antonio

$4,266

Houston

$5,306

Amarillo

$5,750

The Costs of Other Types of Senior Living

The cost difference between independent living, assisted living and memory care in El Paso depends on the level of care provided and the services and amenities of individual communities. Independent living costs around $1,694, making it an affordable option for people who can manage their own care needs. Assisted living costs $2,800, while memory care is more expensive at $3,400, offering more specialized services and programs.

Assisted Living

$2,800

Memory Care

$3,400

Independent Living

$1,694

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in El Paso

In El Paso there are options for seniors who need financial assistance paying for Memory Care. For more information about other options, who qualifies, and how to apply, visit our Memory Care in Texas page.

More ways to pay for memory care in TX

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 and Low-Cost Resources for Seniors in El Paso,TX

There are many resources in El Paso,TX that assist seniors in their retirement. Caring.com has compiled information on local organizations, programs and agencies and categorized them into care types for easy reference.

For information about statewide resources and those in nearby cities, go to Caring’s Texas state page.

Area Agency on Aging

Retirees can find support and advice on various senior-related issues from their local Area Agency on Aging. The agency provides advice on topics such as financial assistance programs, in-home care and long-term care planning. It also connects seniors and caregivers with community-based resources.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Rio Grande Area Agency on Aging800-333-7082In Texas, seniors aged 60 and older can access a variety of supportive services through the state's 28 Area Agencies on Aging. These agencies can help with issues including benefits counseling, caregiver education and support and legal counseling, and they can connect seniors to their local Ombudsman program. AAAs can also assist seniors with more practical care concerns, connecting them with local resources, such as meal and nutrition programs, transportation services and respite and in-home care services.

Financial Assistance for Senior Care

El Paso seniors wishing to remain in their own homes can find financial assistance from several local resources. These programs and organizations help retirees cover the cost of services such as home care, property modifications and utilities.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Senior Fund - El Paso County915-533-2434A partnership between the United Way of El Paso County, Rio Grande Area Agency on Aging and the El Paso Times, the Senior Fund helps low-income, elderly individuals access the resources and supplies they need for safe and healthy living. This may include helping to supplement the cost of devices such as hearing aid, home safety modifications, daily care items and senior care kits.

Food Assistance Programs

Local organizations help ensure elderly citizens have a balanced diet and receive essential vitamins and minerals to remain healthy. Through nutrition programs, congregate meals, home-delivered meals and food pantries, these programs help El Paso seniors afford the nutritious food they need.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Nurtition Program Centers - El Paso915-546-8167The county of El Paso makes it easier for older adults to feed themselves by delivering lunchtime meals six days per week. Homebound adults aged 60 and over are eligible, and each meal provides a third of a day's recommended nutritional allowance. Milk comes with each meal, and example dishes include chicken fajitas and turkey stew.

Home Repair and Modifications

Seniors and those with disabilities can access a variety of local resources to help them pay for home repairs and modifications. Programs in El Paso have different eligibility criteria and often assist retirees by providing grants or loans.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Habitat for Humanity - El Paso915-755-6633Habitat El Paso helps seniors living at home with mobility based modifications and home improvements to upgrade the safety and accessibility of their houses. Approved modifications include installation of ramps and safety rails, doorway widening and other mobility upgrades. Improvements to insulation and weatherization are also available at limited or no cost. Other home improvements and upgrades are also available on a case by case basis through licensed local contractors.

Senior Centers

Senior centers in El Paso bring together residents through recreational activities and events. Many also offer advice and support on senior issues, run wellness and nutrition programs, and connect older adults with other resources in the local area.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Adult Day Programs - El Paso915-212-0092The City of El Paso offers adult day programs at 11 senior centers throughout the area. Attendees can take advantage of physical fitness, educational and social activities, including sporting tournaments, holiday celebrations and arts workshops. Nutritious and healthy meals are served each day, and senior dances with live entertainment are hosted regularly.

Senior Engagement

Senior engagement resources and programs in El Paso help older adults remain active and ensure they contribute to the community. Resources include wellness programs, volunteer opportunities, support groups and organizations that help residents connect with the community to live fulfilling lives.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
El Paso THRIVE After 60915-598-0004Individuals looking for senior-relevant information may find the El Paso Seniors Guide of use. It's both a searchable online list and a printed resource; the latter is distributed as a free monthly magazine. The guide covers information such as health care services, senior housing and local events.
Alzheimer's Association West Texas Chapter800-272-3900The El Paso office of this national organization offers educational programs to promote awareness of Alzheimer's disease and dementia and information and referrals to local resources, support groups and care consultations. The 24-hour AA helpline is a national service available to El Paso residents.
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) - El Paso915-212-1685Through the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), seniors aged 55 and older have numerous opportunities to stay active and engaged in their local community. The organization hosts service projects focusing on eight key areas of community need, including education, health futures, veteran affairs, environmental stewardship and disaster services.

Social Security Offices

Social Security offices in El Paso help seniors and disabled people access the benefits they're entitled to. Older adults can contact their local office for information about receiving retirement benefits, disability allowance and Supplemental Security Income.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
El Paso Social Security Office 79901800-772-1213Social Security is a source of income available to retirees and people who can no longer work because of a disability. The money for Social Security comes from a payroll tax levied on employers, employees and self-employed individuals. When you retire, you'll receive monthly payments based on how much you earned when you were working.

Transportation Assistance

Assistance is available for seniors unable to access or use private transportation. These community resources help elderly and disabled residents make journeys in and around El Paso, allowing them to run errands and attend appointments in the local area.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Aging, Disability & Transportation Resource Center - El Paso915-298-7307The Aging, Disability & Transportation Resource Center of El Paso and Far West Texas acts as a comprehensive source of information and assistance to help aging adults and their families make informed decisions about their long-term care options. The organization can direct them to services such as prescription drug assistance, caregiver support, transportation and medication management referrals.

Veteran's Services

El Paso retirees who have served in the U.S. military can find support from local veteran services. These offices and organizations help vets access the benefits they're eligible for and provide advice and information on a variety of issues.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
El Paso Vet Center915-772-0013At the El Paso Vet Center, local veterans can access a range of counseling and referral services. These services are provided free of charge and include education on VA medical and education benefits, assistance with registering for benefits, guidance on housing and home loans and information on locating the proper forms and resources. Veterans can receive counseling for mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, PTSD and anger. Couples and family counseling and grief and bereavement counseling are also available.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in El Paso

El Paso Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in Texas are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Texas page for more information about these laws.

Laws and Regulations for memory care in Texas

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