4 Memory Care Facilities in Galveston County, TX
The average cost of memory care in Galveston County is $5,363 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,790. Cheaper nearby regions include Harris County with an average starting cost of $5,095.
To help you with your search, browse the 18 reviews below for memory care facilities in Galveston County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Galveston County 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 8 families in Galveston County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Galveston County, call (855) 863-8283.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Galveston County
Galveston County comprises part of the greater Houston, Texas, metro area and is located along the picturesque Galveston Bay. Over 380,000 Texas residents have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or dementia, most of whom are aged 65 and older. Galveston County itself, with 10.3 percent of its 322,000 residents affected by memory care conditions, has nearly 80 memory care facilities to treat these folks.
Memory care facilities in Galveston County, as in all of Texas, are licensed and regulated by the state's Department of Health and Human Services. These "Type B" facilities require staff present to supervise residents around the clock and to assist with emergency evacuations.
Galveston County's weather is characterized by mild winters with no snow and long, hot summers with highs reaching into the 90s. Seniors with health conditions alleviated by warmer temperatures may find relief here. Galveston County may be affected by hurricanes, which some families may want to consider in the event of a memory care facility evacuation.
- The air in Galveston County is some of the poorest in the nation, according to the American Lung Association. This is due to both excess ozone and year-round particle pollution, in addition to periodic particle pollution for nearby Gulf of Mexico oil rigs.
- Galveston County, as part of the greater Houston metro area, is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Houston Methodist Health Center and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Texas does not levy a state income tax, including income received from Social Security benefits and retirement accounts. Families budgeting for a loved one's memory care may appreciate the extra money.
Paying for Memory Care in Galveston County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Galveston County start around $5,648 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 Galveston 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 Galveston 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 Galveston County
Galveston 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 Galveston County, please visit our Memory Care in Texas page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Galveston County
Galveston 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.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Galveston County
Review of Orchard Park at Victory Lakes
It was lunchtime when we visited Orchard Park at Victory Lakes. The food looked good and fresh. The vegetables had good color. They were having spaghetti, and the place smelled very nice. There was... Read more
Review of The Cottages at Clear Lake
The Cottages at Clear Lake was a nice facility, but it's very expensive. It was clean, but it had a little bit of a mold smell. The residents weren't as engaged as in other places. They lock them o... Read more
Review of The Cottages at Clear Lake
I toured the Cottages at Clear Lake. The lady didn't seem ready for me, she wasn't very organized, but she gave me a very good tour of the facility. It seemed odd how the kitchen was in a totally o... Read more