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The 5 Best Memory Care Facilities in San Angelo, TX for 2024

 

 

San Angelo, TX, has a substantial senior population, with approximately 15% of residents (or 14,850 residents) being older adults. Unfortunately, an increasing number of these individuals are facing health concerns such as Alzheimer's disease. According to CDC data, the percentage of Alzheimer's deaths in San Angelo grew by over 50% between 2016 and 2020. This is greater than the all-cause mortality rate, which increased by about 41% in the same time span. The good news is, dementia care can help.

Memory care facilities provide safe environments where residents can receive ongoing support. In addition to health care services, these communities offer secure housing, cognitive therapies and memory-enhancing activities such as reminiscing groups. The result is increased quality of life for the patient and peace of mind for their loved ones.

This guide will explore memory care in San Angelo, reviewing everything from pros and cons to costs and available resources. 

 

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What to Consider About Memory Care in San Angelo

Regulations regarding memory care in San Angelo are determined by the state's Health and Human Services Commission.  Assisted living facilities that provide memory care in Texas fall under a category called "Type B ALFs." As long as the staff is properly licensed, these facilities can provide limited nursing services.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in San Angelo

 

  • San Angelo is home to several health care facilities, including hospitals, nursing centers and senior living communities. There are almost 200 physicians per 100,000 people, which is similar to the national average. 
  • Compared to state and national costs, the cost of living in San Angelo is below average. On a 100-point index, San Angelo ranks at 80.4 while Texas ranks at 94.2. It's worth noting that general health costs are above average at 121.1, however, housing and transportation expenses are lower. 
  • On a 10-point comfort scale, San Angelo earns a 5.8 for its weather. With temperatures reaching above degrees, summers can be uncomfortable. On the bright side, the rest of the year is fairly temperate, and winters are warm compared to other American cities. 
  • San Angelo ranks an impressive 100/100 for water quality and 70/100 for air quality, both of which are higher than the national average of 58/100. And, compared to Texas and the nation as a whole, San Angelo residents have lower air-quality-related health risks; on a 100-point scale, San Angelo ranks below 20 for air-quality-related respiratory illnesses, while the nation has a score of almost 40. 
  • Property crime rates in San Angelo have a 58.9/100 ranking, which is higher than the national average of 35.4/100. However, San Angelo ranks lower in terms of violent crime with a score of 21.3 compared to the national average of 22.7.
  • Texas does not require residents to pay income tax. The state also offers tax benefits to assist with property costs, which may help homeowners save money as they transition to a memory care facility. 

 

Paying for Memory Care in San Angelo

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.

On average, memory care in San Angelo costs $3,750 per month. 

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

Compared to state and national costs, the cost of memory care in San Angelo is relatively low. It's $1,248 less than the Texas average and $1,875 less than the national average. Costs are also lower than those of nearby cities. For example, Odessa and Midland memory care costs are $5,498 and $5,986, respectively. Memory care in Abilene averages a bit lower at $4,311, but this amount is still over $500 more expensive than costs in San Angelo. 

San Angelo

$3,750

Texas

$4,998

United States

$5,625

Odessa

$5,498

Midland

$5,986

Abilene

$4,311

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

When measured against other care types, memory care costs in San Angelo fall somewhere in the middle of the spectrum. Memory care is more expensive than assisted living, which costs around $3,000 per month. However, it's about $778 less expensive than in-home care and home health care. The most expensive option is nursing home care, with a semi-private being $1,071 more expensive than memory care.

Memory Care

$3,750

In-Home Care

$4,528

Home Health Care

$4,528

Assisted Living Facility

$3,000

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$4,821

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in San Angelo

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Texas page.

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Texas

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 San Angelo

San Angelo 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 San Angelo, please visit our Memory Care in Texas page.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in San Angelo

 

San Angelo 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.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Texas

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Review of The Springs Memory Care

I toured the Springs Memory Care and I liked the people there. I was very impressed with the place. The staff was all very knowledgeable. I had the chance to eat there and the food was excellent....

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Greg

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Review of The Springs Memory Care

I toured the Springs Memory Care. When I first got there, they gave me an in-depth briefing of what services they deliver, the point at which they are no longer capable of providing care, and kind...

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Greg

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Review of Baptist Retirement Community

Baptist Retirement Community was a very nice facility. They offered semi-private rooms. What I liked about the semi-private rooms is that the area that you're in is separated from your roommate by...

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