87 Memory Care Facilities in Harris County, TX
The average cost of memory care in Harris County is $5,086 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,795. Cheaper nearby regions include Fort Bend County with an average starting cost of $4,832.
To help you with your search, browse the 112 reviews below for memory care facilities in Harris County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Harris County 4.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Galveston County with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 40 families in Harris County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Harris County, call (855) 863-8283.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Harris County
Harris County encompasses much of the Houston metropolitan area and is one of the most populous areas in Texas. In the state, about 380,000 residents have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or dementia; out of Harris County's population of 4.5 million, 11.4 percent have a memory care condition and will likely need care in one of the county's 1300 memory care facilities.
The state of Texas's Department of Health and Human Services regulates memory care facilities, stipulating certain training for all staff and setting licensing requirements. These can include assisted living communities with a secure wing for memory care residents designed to allow aging in place, or facilities completely dedicated to Alzheimer's care.
Weather in south Texas, including Harris County, is sunny and warm throughout much of the year, although summer highs regularly reach over 90 degrees. Mild winters with no snow may bring relief for those with conditions aggravated by cold weather. Memory care residents sensitive to high heat may be uncomfortable, however.
- Texas does not have a state income tax, so seniors get to keep all monies from Social Security benefits and retirement accounts. Therefore, families helping loved ones afford memory care may have a bit of extra income to work with.
- The overall cost of living in Harris County is slightly higher than the national average; however, Harris County includes some of the state's more expensive neighborhoods. Families on a budget may want to look at individual towns, as higher housing costs may increase operating costs for memory care facilities, and thus the fees for residents.
- Harris County 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.
Paying for Memory Care in Harris County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Harris County start around $5,086 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,905 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Harris 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 Harris 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 Harris County
Harris 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 Harris County, please visit our Memory Care in Texas page.
Directory of Winners in the Harris County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Harris County
Harris 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 Harris County
Review of Heritage Tomball
My mother moved into Heritage Tomball. It's not as expensive as the other ones in the area. The care is OK, and they put her in memory care. She's doing well. It's a huge place, there are people th... Read more
Review of New Haven Assisted Living and Memory Care
The staff at New Haven was really great, but it was still under construction when I visited. And it's going to be more effective than where my dad is currently at. I saw the memory care unit and th... Read more
Review of Autumn Leaves of Cy-Fair
My mother was a resident for a little over 2 years at Autumn Leaves and we both loved it there. She developed a great rapport with her caregivers and enjoyed the activities that she participated i... Read more