6 Memory Care Facilities near Pharr, TX
There are 6 Memory Care Facilities in the Pharr area, with 1 in Pharr and 5 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Pharr is $3,400 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include Mcallen with an average starting cost of $2,950.
To help you with your search, browse the 3 reviews below for memory care facilities in Pharr. Better rated regions include Edinburg with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Pharr, TX
What to Consider About Memory Care in Pharr
Pharr, part of the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission metropolitan area, is located deep in the south of Texas. This is a state with over 380,000 diagnosed Alzheimer's and dementia patients, many of whom reside in specialized memory care facilities. Pharr's population is just under 80,000, 12 percent of whom are seniors 65 and over, a portion of whom may need to transition into one of the city's memory care facilities. Some of these facilities are independent, dedicated dementia care homes while others are part of a larger assisted living campus, separate and secured.
These facilities are regulated by the Department of Health and Human Services and licensed according 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.
- Pharr's climate consists of long, hot summers and mild winters. While the warmer air may help seniors in memory care who have health conditions alleviated by warmer temperatures, those with sensitivity to high heat may be uncomfortable. The mild winters may ease sore joints.
- Property taxes and sales taxes are higher in Texas than the rest of the nation because Texas has no state income tax. Seniors budgeting for memory care may find the extra money helps, and may not be affected by the property and sales taxes.
- The cost of living in Pharr is lower than the rest of the country, especially housing costs, which are less than half the national average. This may affect seniors in memory care, as low housing costs may result in lower boarding fees for the facilities.
- The Pharr 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 Pharr
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Pharr start around $3,400 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,048 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Pharr 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 Pharr
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 Pharr
Pharr 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 Pharr, please visit our Memory Care in Texas page.
Directory of Winners in the Pharr Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Pharr
Pharr-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.