Memory Care Facilities in Erath County, TX
The average cost of memory care in Erath County is $5,270 per month. This is lower than the national median of $5,500.
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2305 W Lingleville Rd, Stephenville, TX, 76401
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Erath County
Erath County, in the state of Texas, has a population of 37,890 residents, 4,779 of whom are seniors aged 65 and older, the primary age group in with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are diagnosed. There are two memory care facilities in the county to support these seniors, both of which are located in Stephenville.
Memory care facilities in Erath County and the rest of Texas are referred to as Assisted Living Facilities and are governed by Texas Health and Human Services.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in
- On a scale where 100 represents the American average, Erath County’s cost of living ranks 85.9. Transportation also ranks lower than the national average, although groceries and healthcare expenses both rank slightly higher than the average at 102.2 and 105, respectively. Housing, however, ranks much lower than the average at 70, which might be a consideration for seniors’ families relocating to the area.
Crime rates in Erath County are slightly higher than the national averages. On a scale where 100 represents areas with high crime, the county ranks 44.4 for violent crime and 49 for property crime compared to the national averages of 31.1 and 38.1. Memory care facilities have safeguards in place to protect residents from crime, but families may still want to inquire about security measures when scouting for facilities in the area.
- Residents of Erath County enjoy summers where highs reach 95 degrees and lows only drop down to 30. Although the area receives less precipitation than average with 34 inches of rain and 1 inch of snow annually, compared to the national averages of 39 inches and 26 inches, it still gets 231 sunny days annually. With all of the sunny days in the county, there may be plenty of time for seniors to participate in outdoor activities.
- Seniors in Erath County benefit from Texas’ tax-friendly policies. No taxes are levied on pensions, both public and private, Social Security income or retirement account withdraws. These tax savings could help seniors keep more money in their wallets to put toward their memory care expenses.
Paying for Memory Care in Erath County
Memory Care costs in Erath County start around $5,270 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,743 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Erath 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.
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Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Erath 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 Erath County
Erath 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 Erath County, please visit our Memory Care in Texas page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Erath County
Erath 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.