Houston, Texas, is home to an estimated 2.3 million residents, and roughly 11% of the population is of retirement age. These seniors are at risk for Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related disorders. Fatalities related to Alzheimer’s rose by 60.27% between 2014 and 2018 in Houston. During the same time period, the increase in deaths from all causes was just 14.58%, according to data from the CDC. This information is concerning, as a recent study by the Alzheimer’s Association projected that the number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s will increase to 12.7 million by 2050

Luckily, seniors living in Houston have access to a number of excellent memory care facilities that offer comfortable and safe environments. These facilities are staffed 24/7 by caregivers who are specifically trained to care for seniors with cognitive impairments. Trained therapists at the facilities offer a variety of therapies to slow down the advance of dementia. This guide discusses the pros and cons of living in Houston and the costs of memory care and alternative care options. Additionally, it lists resources that may assist seniors and their families living in Houston.

Memory Care Facilities in Houston, TX


2015

Brookdale Cypress Station

303 Lantern Bend Dr., Houston, TX, 77090

We have completed our tour of Brookdale Cypress Station. It was a Saturday, so a lot of the staff that they would normally have weren’t there. I like the look of the facility, and I like the rooms. Ea … (read more)
We have completed our tour of Brookdale Cypress Station. It was a Saturday, so a lot of the staff that they would normally have weren’t there. I like the look of the facility, and I like the rooms. Ea … (read more)

2015

The Solana at Vintage Park

19929 Chasewood Park Road, Houston, TX, 77070


Ella Springs Senior Living Community

16700 Ella Blvd, Houston, TX, 77090

We like Ella Springs Senior Living Community. It’s open, and the people were nice and friendly. The activity director explained to us how he works with the residents as a group, and they try to keep t … (read more)
We like Ella Springs Senior Living Community. It’s open, and the people were nice and friendly. The activity director explained to us how he works with the residents as a group, and they try to keep t … (read more)

2015

Atria Westchase

11424 Richmond Avenue, Houston, TX, 77082

My friend is in Atria Westchase memory care. The staff is incredibly supportive, kind, and caring. They are very efficient. They are very clean. They provide a myriad of activities for the residents. … (read more)
My friend is in Atria Westchase memory care. The staff is incredibly supportive, kind, and caring. They are very efficient. They are very clean. They provide a myriad of activities for the residents. … (read more)


The Buckingham

8580 Woodway, Houston, TX, 77063


Brookdale Champions

14050 Cutten Road, Houston, TX, 77069

I went to Brookdale Champions. It’s a little bit older facility, but it’s very nice. They definitely have a nice layout of isolating the residents together to make it enjoyable for them. They have dif … (read more)
I went to Brookdale Champions. It’s a little bit older facility, but it’s very nice. They definitely have a nice layout of isolating the residents together to make it enjoyable for them. They have dif … (read more)


The Village of River Oaks

1015 S Shepherd, Houston, TX, 77019

I chose The Village of River Oaks. The building was brand new. It’s only four years old, so everything was new. The main thing is they had a big suite available that they gave me the deal on. That was … (read more)
I chose The Village of River Oaks. The building was brand new. It’s only four years old, so everything was new. The main thing is they had a big suite available that they gave me the deal on. That was … (read more)

Morada Cy-Fair

11500 Fallbrook Drive, Houston, TX, 77065

I have visited Morada Cy-Fair, and I thought they were very good for the amount of care that they have. They have independent living, assisted living, and memory care. It’s very well-run. I saw a lot … (read more)
I have visited Morada Cy-Fair, and I thought they were very good for the amount of care that they have. They have independent living, assisted living, and memory care. It’s very well-run. I saw a lot … (read more)

2014

Brookdale Spring Shadows

9889 Kempwood Dr., Houston, TX, 77080

I would try to take my parents to Brookdale Spring Shadows because it was nice and secure. It’s set up like a townhome type environment. Everybody that we met was friendly. The staff was friendly and … (read more)
I would try to take my parents to Brookdale Spring Shadows because it was nice and secure. It’s set up like a townhome type environment. Everybody that we met was friendly. The staff was friendly and … (read more)

Brookdale Memorial Oaks

1414 Sandy Springs Rd., Houston, TX, 77042


Brookdale Willowbrook Place

7450 Willowchase Blvd., Houston, TX, 77070

My mother was in the memory care facility here. I reported them to the state and they were investigated by Texas Health and Human Services. My complaints were substantiated and they were cited for NE … (read more)
My mother was in the memory care facility here. I reported them to the state and they were investigated by Texas Health and Human Services. My complaints were substantiated and they were cited for NE … (read more)

2015

Parkway Place

1321 Park Bayou Dr, Houston, TX, 77077

I am the friend of a Memory Care Resident. I used to work in Senior Care and Housing in Houston and also was an Advisor with A Place for Mom. The Memory Care Unit is under the direction of Miss Oli … (read more)
I am the friend of a Memory Care Resident. I used to work in Senior Care and Housing in Houston and also was an Advisor with A Place for Mom. The Memory Care Unit is under the direction of Miss Oli … (read more)

The Heritage of Cy-Fair

17801 West Rd, Houston, TX, 77095

My dad moved to The Heritage of Cy-Fair. They’re a smaller facility which is better for him. He likes it. The food is good, he says. It’s a big compliment. They’re still working on their activities. … (read more)
My dad moved to The Heritage of Cy-Fair. They’re a smaller facility which is better for him. He likes it. The food is good, he says. It’s a big compliment. They’re still working on their activities. … (read more)

The Village of the Heights

1407 Studewood, Houston, TX, 77008


The Heritage of Clearlake

14225 Crescent Landing Dr, Houston, TX, 77062

It was excellent, the staff was excellent, and it seemed very nice. The rooms were spacious and nice. It was a nice facility.
It was excellent, the staff was excellent, and it seemed very nice. The rooms were spacious and nice. It was a nice facility.

Light Heart Memory Care – Webster

910 Kingsgate Lane, Houston, TX, 77058

Booked consultation from the website, toured the facility, and was pleasantly surprised. Clean, caring staff and engaging activities for the residents.
Booked consultation from the website, toured the facility, and was pleasantly surprised. Clean, caring staff and engaging activities for the residents.

Auberge at Cypresswood

10225 Cypresswood Dr., Houston, TX, 77070

Auberge at Cypresswood was very nice. When I visited, they were just finishing up lunch. They had a big dining area. Everybody was busy. After lunch, they did other activities. It looked very well-o … (read more)
Auberge at Cypresswood was very nice. When I visited, they were just finishing up lunch. They had a big dining area. Everybody was busy. After lunch, they did other activities. It looked very well-o … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Memory Care in Houston

Since most COVID-19 rules for Memory Care Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Memory Care in Texas. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Memory Care in Houston

The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) regulates long-term care providers, including memory care facilities in Houston and across the state of Texas. The department issues licenses to care facilities and ensures they are following all state and federal regulations by conducting regular inspections. Facilities must follow all regulations listed in the terms of their license. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Houston

  • Data shows that violent and property crime rates are higher in Houston than in the average U.S. city. Seniors who live in memory care facilities can rest assured that they are safe, as these facilities have full-time staff, 24/7 security systems and secure entrances. 
  • Houston has warm summers and mild winters with no snow. The city experiences an average of 204 days of sunshine per year. The climate is fairly wet with around 53 inches of rain per annum, which is higher than the U.S. average of 38 inches. 
  • There are more than 85 hospitals in the greater Houston area. Seniors have easy access to medical care no matter which section of the city they reside in. Houston Methodist Hospital and Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center both have specialist Alzheimer’s units. Both of these hospitals also offer a wide range of medical services to suit the needs of seniors. 
  • The cost of living in Houston is lower than in the average U.S. city. Budget-conscious seniors may be attracted to the lower cost of memory care and health care services in Houston. Seniors living in Houston may have more money to spend on activities in the city.
  • The air quality in Houston is higher than the U.S. average and meets the World Health Organization’s standards for healthy air quality. However, the city does have low-quality tap water. Seniors living in memory care facilities should have access to filtered or bottled water, which is safe to drink. 

Paying for Memory Care in Houston

Note: Residential memory care is usually offered in assisted living facilities, and in general, memory care rates tend to be 20-30% higher than assisted living rates. No national database currently tracks memory care costs in the United States, so we’ve estimated the monthly memory care costs listed below by adding 25% to the rates listed in Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey.

In Houston, the average senior pays $5,306 per month for memory care. This is approximately $300 more than the Texas state average of $4,998. Costs in Houston are lower than the national median of $5,625.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

The most expensive city for memory care in Texas is Victoria, which has a monthly average cost of $7,000 — almost $1,700 more than Houston. The typical senior in the least expensive city of Texarkana pays just $3,463 per month, while those in the state capital of Austin pay an estimated $6,681 each month. Waco and San Angelo are both among the most affordable options in the state, at $3,500 and $3,750, respectively. 

$5306

Houston

$4998

Texas

$5625

The United States

$7000

Victoria

$3463

Texarkana

$6681

Austin

$3500

Waco

$3750

San Angelo

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Adult day care is the least costly option for senior care in Houston at an average of $1,099 per month. Assisted living is the next most affordable option with a typical monthly cost of $4,245. Seniors opting to stay at home pay an average of $4,576 for home care or home health care. The most expensive option is nursing home care at around $5,262 for a semiprivate room.

$1099

Adult Day Care

$4245

Assisted Living

$4576

Home Care

$4576

Home Health Care

$5262

Nursing Home Care (semiprivate room)

$5306

Memory Care

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Houston

In Houston, there are options for seniors who need financial assistance paying for Memory Care. For more information about other options, who qualifies, and how to apply, Memory Care in Texas page.

More ways to pay for memory care in TX

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 Houston

Seniors living in Houston can access a number of resources to support them in their golden years. The services listed below may be of use to seniors in memory care communities and their family members.

Resource

Contact

Service

(800) 272-3900

The Houston and Southwest Texas chapter of the Alzheimer's Association provides consultations and support groups for seniors and their caregivers. It runs an early stage intervention program to help slow the progress of Alzheimer's in the early stages of the disease. In addition, it hosts fundraisers for Alzheimer's research. 

(713) 500-9931

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman program advocates on behalf of seniors in long-term care communities such as memory care facilities. Seniors and their family members who are unhappy with the level of care provided can register a complaint with the ombudsman. The complaint will be investigated and a resolution reached with the providers. 

(713) 552-0420

Amazing Place hosts support groups and educational lectures for family members and caregivers. Additionally, it runs adult programs for seniors with memory loss disorders.

(512) 241-0420

Alzheimer's Texas is a nonprofit organization that offers educational programs, consultations, respite care and early-stage engagement programs. It runs a 24/7 helpline to provide support and assistance to seniors and their family members or caregivers.

(713) 441-1150

The Nantz National Alzheimer's Center is a world-renowned Alzheimer's research center. It runs trials to help slow the progression of the disease and improve the lives of seniors with Alzheimer's. 

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Houston

Houston Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in Texas are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Texas page for more information about these laws.

Laws and Regulations for memory care in Texas