The 3 Best Memory Care Facilities in Mission, TX for 2023
There are 4 Memory Care Facilities in the Mission area, with 1 in Mission and 3 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Mission is $4,500 per month. This is lower than the national median of $5,395. Cheaper nearby regions include Mcallen with an average starting cost of $3,000.
To help you with your search, browse the 7 reviews below for memory care facilities in Mission. On average, consumers rate memory care in Mission 4.5 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Mcallen with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped thousands of families find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Mission, call (855) 863-8283.
Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Mission, TX
The Bridges at Mission
The Gardens at Brook Ridge Assisted L...
Biltmore Assisted Living
Barcelona Assisted Living
What to Consider About Memory Care in Mission
Mission, Texas, is a safe suburb in the far south of Texas, part of the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission metro area. The state estimates that there are over 380,000 diagnosed Alzheimer's patients. Nearly 12 percent of Mission's 83,000 residents are seniors aged 65 and older, many of whom may need care in one of the city's handful of memory care facilities. While some assisted living communities offer a separate, secure memory care wing, other facilities in Misson are exclusively dedicated to Alzheimer's and dementia care.
Both the memory care wings and the standalone facilities are subject to specific state regulations, including specialized staff training. Alzheimer's and dementia care facilities are considered Type B nursing care in Texas, a legal designation for residents who require overnight supervision, care from certified staff and assistance in an emergency.
Weather in Mission is characterized by mild winters with no snow, which may alleviate some medical conditions. Summers are long and hot, with dry air, which may be uncomfortable for some seniors in memory care who are sensitive to high heat.
- Texas does not have a state income tax, although property taxes and sales taxes are higher than many other states. This may not affect seniors in memory care. Income from Social Security and retirement investments are also exempt from state taxation, which may mean that seniors on a budget have a bit more money to afford memory care.
- The cost of living, especially housing costs, is lower in Mission than the national average. This may make memory care here more affordable as housing costs can affect the operating costs for many facilities.
- The Mission area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as McAllen Medical Center and the South Texas Health System, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Mission
Average Monthly Costs
Cities in Texas
Memory Care costs in Mission start around $4,500 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,580 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Mission 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 Mission
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 Mission
Mission 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 Mission, please visit our Memory Care in Texas page.
Directory of Winners in the Mission Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Mission
Mission-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 Mission, TX
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Mission
Review of The Bridges at Mission
We chose The Bridges at Mission. My mom is already a resident there. They have been excellent so far. I've talked to the administrator several times and she's been very helpful. I have no qualms wi... Read more
Review of The Bridges at Mission
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
8 Things to Do When You First Learn Your Loved One Has Alzheimer's
Practical steps you can take when you're wondering, "Where do I start?" Let reality sink in. Whether you've suspected the diagnosis for ages or it's come as a shock, absorbing the reality a...
10 Signs It Might Be Time for Memory Care
Unlike many health conditions, which tend to develop or at least come to light all at once, dementia comes on gradually, and the signs can be confusing and easy to miss -- or misunderstand. And the...
8 Red Flags That an Alzheimer's Caregiver Needs a Break
Stress and burnout are the most common problems for those who care for someone with Alzheimer's disease. And, in turn, caregiver stress -- the emotional strain of tending to a loved one -- is one o...
Memory Care vs. Assisted Living
About seven in 10 adults over 65 will require long-term care at some point in their lives, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. If your parents or other aging loved on...
Memory Care Checklist: What to Look for, What to Ask
Choosing the right residential care facility is hard, and choosing the right memory care facility is even harder. Here are some questions to ask to help make the decision easier. As with any resid...
- How to Find the Alzheimer's Care Facility That is Right for You
Paying for Memory Care: 7 Things to Know
A relatively new alternative to at-home care for someone with dementia is a residential community that specializes in dementia care. Known as "memory care" or "Alzheimer's care," such housing is in...