3 Memory Care Facilities in Ellis County, TX
The average cost of memory care in Ellis County is $4,096 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,781. Cheaper nearby regions include Johnson County with an average starting cost of $3,799.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Ellis County
Ellis County is part of the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex in Northern Texas, which has 3 million residents. This is a state with 380,000 residents diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer's Disease. Ellis County estimates that 11.5 percent of its population has a memory impairment, and of these 164,000 residents, 12 percent are seniors 65 and older who may be especially vulnerable to such diseases.
To care for these folks, Ellis County has nearly 40 memory care facilities that are regulated in Texas by the state's Department of Health and Senior Services. Licensing requires specific training for staff members. These facilities are designated Type B, indicating the need for 24-hour resident supervision and staff assistance for emergency evacuation.
Summers in Ellis County are known for being long and hot with high temperatures reaching well into the 90s. Seniors in memory care who are sensitive to high heat may be uncomfortable. Those with health conditions alleviated by warmer weather may find relief, as winters get little snow and temperatures average in the high 30s.
- Texas does not have a state income tax, which exempts income from Social Security benefits and retirement accounts. Families budgeting for a loved one's memory care may find the extra money helps.
- The overall cost of living in Ellis County is slightly higher than the national average. Housing is 10 points higher, while healthcare is nearly 20. These costs may affect memory care fees; families on a budget may want to take this into account when selecting a facility.
- The Ellis County area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Baylor University Medical Center and Medical City Dallas Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Ellis County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Ellis County start around $4,096 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,855 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Ellis County 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 Ellis County
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 Ellis County
Ellis County 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 Ellis County, please visit our Memory Care in Texas page.
Directory of Winners in the Ellis County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Ellis County
Ellis County-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.