2 Memory Care Facilities in Lee County, TX

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Lamplight of Fort Myers

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1896 Park Meadows Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33907
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    What to Consider About Memory Care in Lee County

    Lee County covers a sprawling area of Texas, located between the state capital of Austin and College Station. In Texas, over 380,000 residents have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or another memory ailment, and in Lee County itself, an estimated 10 percent of the 17,000 residents are affected by some form of dementia. To treat and house these individuals, many of whom are in the vulnerable 65 and older demographic, there are three memory care facilities in Lee County. 

    The Texas Department of Health and Human Services licenses and regulates memory care facilities, including those that are part of a larger assisted living campus and the stand-alone facilities exclusively dedicated to Alzheimer's and dementia treatment. 

    • Summers in Lee County are long and hot, with temperatures in July and August frequently in the high 90s. Mild winters with little snow may bring relief to seniors with health conditions aggravated by colder weather, although those sensitive to higher temperatures may be uncomfortable living here. 
    • There is no state income tax in Texas, which may mean extra funds for families budgeting for memory care. Income from Social Security benefits and retirement accounts is also exempt from a state tax levy.  
    • Cost of living in Lee County is lower than the national average, at 86 compared to a standard of 100. The biggest difference here is housing costs, averaging 72 to the baseline measurement of 100. Lower housing costs may mean lower operating costs for memory care facilities, something that families on a tight budget may appreciate. Healthcare costs are approximately 20 percent lower for Lee County residents. 
    • Lee County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as the Seton Smith Regional Hospital and Lee Memorial Hospital - Giddings, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

    Paying for Memory Care in Lee County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in Texas

    $5,538.00 Brazos County
    $5,404.00 Travis County
    $5,297.00 Guadalupe County
    $5,063.00 Hays County
    $4,931.00 Williamson County
    $4,855.00 US
    $3,722.00 Bell County
    $3,087.00 Lee County

    Memory Care costs in Lee County start around $3,087 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 Lee 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 Lee 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 Lee County

    Lee 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 Lee County, please visit our Memory Care in Texas page.

    Directory of Winners in the Lee County Area

    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Lee County

    Lee 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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