3 Memory Care Facilities in Mclennan County, TX

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Brookdale Lake Brazos

Provides: Memory Care
3801 Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Waco,...
"My first impression of Brookdale Lake Brazos is that everybody is nice and the people are helpful. If I have a situation or something, I ask them about it and they're able to help; they're very..." More

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Sodalis at Waco

Provides: Memory Care
4308 North 19th Street, Waco, TX 76708
"My husband suffers from Parkinson ’s disease and dementia and has been a resident at Sodalis Waco since July 2017. I cannot say enough wonderful things about the current administrative staff and..." More

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Stoney Brook Assisted Living & Memory...

Provides: Memory Care
151 Royal Lane, Hewitt, TX 76643
"Stoney Brook is fairly new, clean, and has really nice employees! Everything is priced ala carte so if your relative needs help w/meds, bathing, dressing, transfers into/out of a wheel chair, etc…..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Mclennan County

    McLennan County centers around the city of Waco in central Texas, just west of the busy Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. In the state of Texas, over 380,000 residents have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia, affecting the 65 and older demographic particularly. In McLennan County, 14 percent of its population of 246,000 are seniors aged 65 and older. Out of this number, 14 percent have been diagnosed with dementia. To house and care for these residents, McLennan County is home to four memory care facilities. 

    In the state of Texas, including McLennan County, memory care facilities are licensed and regulated by the state's Department of Health and Human Services. This includes both stand-alone memory care facilities and those secure and separate wings that are part of a larger assisted living community. 

    • Weather in central Texas, where McLennan County is located, is known for long, hot summers. While July and August highs can reach into the 90s, lows in the wintertime are generally in the high 30s. Seniors sensitive to high heat may be uncomfortable outdoors here, but those who have health conditions that are alleviated by warmer weather may find relief.  
    • Texas does not have a state income tax. This includes exemption of income derived from Social Security benefits and retirement investments. Families helping budget for a loved one's memory care may appreciate the extra income. 
    • Cost of living in McLennan County is lower than the national average. Using a base of 100, Mclennan comes in at 85.3. Healthcare costs, important to seniors, are 15 percent lower than the average. Housing costs are even lower, at 75 compared to 100. Lower housing costs may mean lower operating costs for memory care facilities, which may mean that fees for residents are lower too. 
    • McLennan County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care, such as Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Hillcrest and the Veterans Administration Medical Center - Waco, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.


    Paying for Memory Care in Mclennan County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in Texas

    $5,511.00 Hamilton County
    $4,931.00 Williamson County
    $4,863.00 US
    $4,272.00 Hood County
    $4,260.00 Mclennan County
    $4,096.00 Ellis County
    $3,799.00 Johnson County
    $3,722.00 Bell County

    Memory Care costs in Mclennan County start around $4,260 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,863 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Mclennan 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 Mclennan 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 Mclennan County

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

    Directory of Winners in the Mclennan County Area


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Mclennan County

    Mclennan 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.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Mclennan County

    • Review of Brookdale Lake Brazos

      My first impression of Brookdale Lake Brazos is that everybody is nice and the people are helpful. If I have a situation or something, I ask them about it and they're able to help; they're very per... Read more

      Rodney
    • Review of Sodalis at Waco

      My husband suffers from Parkinson ’s disease and dementia and has been a resident at Sodalis Waco since July 2017. I cannot say enough wonderful things about the current administrative staff and c... Read more

      Linda Lampert
    • Review of Sodalis at Waco

      My mom has been a resident at Sodalis for the past 2 years ever since the unexpected death of her husband. My brothers and I live out of town and we knew we needed to find a place we trusted and f... Read more

      Luanne M
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