2 Memory Care Facilities in Guadalupe County, TX
The average cost of memory care in Guadalupe County is $5,297 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,790. Cheaper nearby regions include Comal County with an average starting cost of $4,991.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Guadalupe County
Guadalupe County is part of the greater San Antonio metro area, one of the largest metro areas in Texas. This is a state in which over 380,000 residents have been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer's disease, illnesses that affect those 65 and older in particular. Guadalupe County has a senior population numbering 20,000 out of the total of 151,000, 11.7 percent of whom are estimated to be affected by Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia. To house and treat these individuals, Guadalupe County boasts a few memory care facilities, with more in San Antonio proper.
The state of Texas Department of Health and Human Services licenses and regulates memory care facilities. These may either be dedicated, stand-alone memory care facilities, or separate, secure wings of a larger assisted living home.
Guadalupe County weather is characterized by long, hot summers, with highs reaching well into the 90s. Seniors in memory care sensitive to high heat may be uncomfortable here. The mild winters, with rare snow and lows averaging in the 40s, may bring relief to those with respiratory conditions aggravated by cold, wet weather.
- There is no state income tax in Texas, which may benefit families budgeting a loved one's memory care. Social security income and income derived from retirement accounts are also state tax exempt.
Cost of living in Guadalupe County is slightly higher than the national average, at 109 compared to the U.S. baseline average of 100. Housing costs are one reason, at 18 percent over the national average. This may increase the cost of operations, and thus fees, for memory care facilities in Guadalupe County. Healthcare, another important aspect of senior care, is also higher, at 117 compared to 100 across the nation.
- Guadalupe County, as part of the greater San Antonio metro area, is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care, such as Guadalupe Regional Medical Center and University Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Guadalupe County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Guadalupe County start around $5,297 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,869 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Guadalupe 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 Guadalupe 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 Guadalupe County
Guadalupe 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 Guadalupe County, please visit our Memory Care in Texas page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Guadalupe County
Guadalupe 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.