6 Memory Care Facilities in Hidalgo County, TX
The average cost of memory care in Hidalgo County is $3,645 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,750.
To help you with your search, browse the 1 review below for memory care facilities in Hidalgo County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Hidalgo County 4.0 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Hidalgo County
Situated along the Mexican border, Hidalgo County is the eighth-most populous county in Texas and is home to 860,000 people, nearly 11 percent of whom are 65 or older. The county's senior residents who have Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia can choose between five memory care facilities.
As is the case in all of Texas, memory care facilities in Hidalgo County are called assisted living facilities (ALFs) and must hold a Type B license from the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services.
- It takes only one word to describe Hidalgo County's climate: hot. The average summer highs are close to 100 degrees, and the area receives 227 sunny days per year. Winters offer some relief, but even in January, the temperature only gets down to about 50 degrees each night on average. The county receives no snow most years.
- Hidalgo County's cost of living is 20 percent lower than the national average, and the area is one of a dwindling number of places in the United States where the average home price remains under $100,000. This could be attractive for family members who want to purchase a home near their loved one in memory care. Healthcare, often the largest expense for memory care residents, costs 15 percent less in Hidalgo County than in the average U.S. city.
- Seniors in Hidalgo County do not pay state income taxes on their retirement benefits, including on their Social Security checks. As a result, memory care residents can put more of their earnings toward high-quality healthcare. However, Texas is known for having some of the highest sales and property taxes in the country.
- On a scale of one to 100, with 100 being worst, Hidalgo County's violent and property crime rates are 58.8 and 56, respectively. These numbers are much higher than the national averages of 31.1 and 38.1. However, memory care residents don't have to worry about safety, as most facilities are outfitted with cameras, guards, locking exterior doors, and other security features.
Paying for Memory Care in Hidalgo County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Hidalgo County start around $3,645 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 Hidalgo 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 Hidalgo 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 Hidalgo County
Hidalgo 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 Hidalgo County, please visit our Memory Care in Texas page.
Directory of Winners in the Hidalgo County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Hidalgo County
Hidalgo 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.
Other Options in Hidalgo County, TX
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Hidalgo County
Review of The Bridges at Mission - Traditional and Alzheimer's Care
Everything at The Bridges at Mission is very acceptable. It's an older building, but they're adding 20 different units, so they're expanding at this point. The staff and the services are just great... Read more