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What to Consider About Memory Care in San Antonio

In San Antonio, memory care facilities are licensed as Type B assisted living facilities, and they’re monitored and regulated by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services. This agency ensures a high standard of care by enforcing compliance with rules regarding staffing and staff training, building requirements and scope of care.  

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in San Antonio

  • San Antonio is one of the cheaper places to live in Texas, which may appeal to seniors and families with budgetary considerations. Costs for groceries, utilities and housing are lower here than in the typical U.S. city and may drive down long-term residential care costs.  
  • San Antonio is a Dementia Friendly America community and is listed on the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. This indicates that the local government has put initiatives in place to make it a safe, comfortable community for older adults and those with Alzheimer’s.  
  • Texas doesn’t have a state income tax, meaning that older adults don’t pay taxes at the state level for any type of retirement income. This may provide significant cost savings for those relocating from other states and leave more money available for long-term care.
  • Health care is accessible and affordable in San Antonio and may benefit those living with chronic conditions, such as dementia. On average, medical costs are 9% below the national median, and there are 231 doctors per capita versus the national rate of 210. San Antonio is also home to three of the top-ranked hospitals in the state, including Methodist Hospital-San Antonio, Baptist Medical Center and University Hospital – San Antonio.  
  • San Antonio’s property and violent crime rates are considerably higher than state and national medians, which may make residential memory care a good option for those who would otherwise live alone. Per capita, property crime occurred at a rate of 4,324 occurrences in 2018 compared to the state and national respective rates of 2,391 and 2,110. The violent crime rate was 709 versus 419 for the state and 379 for the nation.  
  • Temperatures in San Antonio tend to be warmer than most of the cities in the state with highs between 63 and 96 degrees, and the city sees virtually no snow. While this may be good for those who rely on mobility aids or prefer warm temperatures, the city’s high humidity levels may be a consideration for those with respiratory issues.  

Paying for Memory Care in San Antonio, TX

When trying to decide how to pay for memory care, one of the first questions that comes up is "How much does it cost?" With the impact of inflation, it's more important than ever to have up-to-date information when making a financial plan for senior living. To help shed light on real senior living prices, Caring.com has compiled proprietary cost data from its network of more than 75,000 senior living providers to provide insight into the average cost of memory care in San Antonio and 86 other cities in Texas.

Inflation's Impact on the Cost of Memory Care in San Antonio, TX

Due to inflation, accessing memory care in San Antonio is getting more expensive. Between 2022 and 2023, average costs increased by 10.4%, going from $3,147 monthly to $3,475 & projected to reach $3,749 in 2024. Despite the increase, costs in San Antonio are 54.5% lower than the U.S. average. In Austin, average costs increased from $3,256 to $3,595. Dallas residents pay an average of $3,675 monthly, an increase from $3,329. The cost of memory care in Houston rose from $3,291 per month to $3,633. By 2024, costs are expected to rise 19.1%.

Location2022 Cost (Historical)2023 Cost (Current)2024 Cost (Estimated)
San Antonio$3,147$3,475$3,749
U.S. Average$4,863$5,369$5,792
Texas$3,607$3,763$3,836
Austin$3,256$3,595$3,878
Dallas$3,329$3,675$3,965
Houston$3,291$3,633$3,919

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

San Antonio’s memory care costs are among the most competitive in the state, with older adults paying $4,266 per month on average for care. This is considerably lower than the respective state and national medians of $4,998 and $5,625. In Texarkana, rates are even lower at $3,463. In Odessa, seniors pay $5,498, and in the Austin area, care costs are the highest surveyed in the state at $6,681.  

San Antonio

$4,266

Texas

$4,998

The United States

$5,625

Odessa

$5,498

Texarkana

$3,463

Austin Area

$6,681

The Costs of Other Types of Senior Living

Memory care is one of the most expensive senior living options in San Antonio, averaging $3,475 per month. Assisted living is slightly more affordable at $3,066 per month. Independent living is one of the least expensive options, with average monthly costs of $2,250. The total cost of care depends on several factors, such as a senior's budget, personal preferences and the level of assistance required.

Assisted Living

$3,066

Memory Care

$3,475

Independent Living

$2,250

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in San Antonio

In San Antonio there are options for seniors who need financial assistance paying for Memory Care. For more information about other options, who qualifies, and how to apply, Memory Care in Texas page.

More ways to pay for memory care in TX

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 and Low-Cost Resources for Seniors in San Antonio,TX

There are many resources in San Antonio,TX that assist seniors in their retirement. Caring.com has compiled information on local organizations, programs and agencies and categorized them into care types for easy reference.

For information about statewide resources and those in nearby cities, go to Caring’s Texas state page.

Food Assistance Programs

Local organizations help ensure elderly citizens have a balanced diet and receive essential vitamins and minerals to remain healthy. Through nutrition programs, congregate meals, home-delivered meals and food pantries, these programs help San Antonio seniors afford the nutritious food they need.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Meals on Wheels - San Antonio210-735-5115For older adults, regular hot meals can be the difference between feeling healthy and vibrant or lethargic and tired. Proper food boosts the immune system and is essential for the elderly and those with health care needs. Meals on Wheels is operated by a network of friendly volunteers, with the aim of providing nourishing, nutritious food for those in-need. In addition to meal services, recipients get a check-in from a kind individual. This can give peace of mind to relatives and caregivers who aren't able to stop by and visit their loved ones daily

Free Used Medical Equipment

Due to the high cost of purchasing new medical equipment, several organizations in San Antonio collect lightly used medical devices such as wheelchairs, ramps and walkers and distribute them to local seniors and residents in need.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Project MEND Medical Equipment Reuse Program210-223-6363Operating in San Antonio, TX, Project MEND's Medical Equipment Reuse Program assists seniors and other individuals living with a disability or illness in South Texas. The program provides free sanitized and refurbished medical equipment, including wheelchairs, walkers and bath aids. In addition to providing medical equipment reuse services, the organization offers financial aid with assistive technology and medical equipment repairs.

Many organizations offer free or low-cost legal services to San Antonio seniors. Older adults can access advice on issues such as estate planning, living wills and power of attorney. Some firms also act as long-term care ombudsmen, advocating for the rights of seniors in senior living communities.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid - San Antonio Office833-329-8752Texas RioGrande Legal Aid is a nonprofit organization that provides free legal assistance and representation for older adults in Kerrville and the surrounding region. It has licensed legal professionals who specialize in reviewing assisted living contracts, navigating South Carolina's power of attorney laws and submitting applications for public benefits.
Long-Term Care (LTC) Ombudsman - San Antonio800-252-2412The Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman, a division of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, protects the rights and quality of life of seniors living in assisted living facilities. More than two dozen long-term care ombudsmen serve 28 regions across the state; two ombudsmen serve the San Antonio area, specifically. Although residents ultimately decide on the ombudsman's level of involvement, long-term care ombudsmen visit assisted living facilities to tell residents about their rights, identify and fix gaps in facilities' services and receive and investigate complaints.

Senior Centers

Senior centers in San Antonio bring together residents through recreational activities and events. Many also offer advice and support on senior issues, run wellness and nutrition programs, and connect older adults with other resources in the local area.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Northeast Senior Assistance (NESA)210-967-6372NESA is a nonprofit that helps seniors at no charge. To be eligible, an individual must have limited or no capacity to find car transportation on their own, be 60 years of age or older, and live in northeast San Antonio. NESA handles tasks such as grocery shopping and delivery and small home repairs. It also transports seniors to appointments and facilitates socialization events.
City of San Antonio Senior Services800-272-3900The City of San Antonio's Senior Services department runs San Antonio's senior centers. Its website offers vital information to seniors, such as listing online classes about chronic disease self-management and other senior-oriented topics.
Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer's and Neurodegenerative Diseases210-450-9960The Glenn Biggs Institute features a diverse team of caregivers and health care professionals who help older adults and families make informed decisions regarding dementia care. It hosts supportive programs, such as Virtual Gentle Yoga, free online support groups and Memory and Music activities, along with educational programs, including the South Texas Alzheimer's Conference and Dialogue on Dementia.

Senior Engagement

Senior engagement resources and programs in San Antonio help older adults remain active and ensure they contribute to the community. Resources include wellness programs, volunteer opportunities, support groups and organizations that help residents connect with the community to live fulfilling lives.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Dementia Friendly San Antonio210-343-5334Dementia Friendly San Antonio is a nonprofit program that connects seniors and families with information, education and support. It's an outreach resource that helps area residents access community-based services, such as medical trackers and durable medical equipment loans, and it hosts support groups for informal caregivers.
Alzheimer's Association San Antonio and South Texas Chapter800-272-3900The San Antonio and South Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association administers numerous programs and services for area residents affected by dementia. Through this chapter, seniors and families can participate in early-stage engagement programs, support groups and community fundraising events. The organization also has a 24-hour helpline staffed with master's-level clinicians and field experts who provide emotional support and guidance on how to access community-based services.

Social Security Offices

Social Security offices in San Antonio help seniors and disabled people access the benefits they're entitled to. Older adults can contact their local office for information about receiving retirement benefits, disability allowance and Supplemental Security Income.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
San Antonio Social Security Offices800-772-1213Social Security is a source of income available to retirees and people who can no longer work because of a disability. The money for Social Security comes from a payroll tax levied on employers, employees and self-employed individuals. When you retire, you'll receive monthly payments based on how much you earned when you were working.

Veteran's Services

San Antonio retirees who have served in the U.S. military can find support from local veteran services. These offices and organizations help vets access the benefits they're eligible for and provide advice and information on a variety of issues.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
San Antonio Northeast Vet Center210-650-0422The San Antonio Northeast Vet Center offers confidential mental health services for veterans in the San Antonio area. Experienced professionals provide one-on-one appointments, couples counseling and telehealth visits for post-traumatic stress disorder, grief and anxiety. Ensuring veterans experience a seamless transition into civilian life, the center also helps veterans access VA benefits while connecting them with a variety of local support groups and resources.
San Antonio Northwest Vet Center210-688-0606Veterans and their families can find professional help and support at San Antonio Northwest Vet Center. Counseling sessions are available for veterans who may be dealing with PTSD, anxiety issues and depression. Counseling services are also provided for veterans or service members who may be going through divorce, loss of a family member or sexual-related trauma. Additionally, the center can connect veterans with employers and job training resources and issue referrals for suicide prevention and addiction treatment.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in San Antonio

San Antonio 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.


Laws and regulations for memory care in Texas

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