3 Memory Care Facilities in Shelby County, TX
The average cost of memory care in Shelby County is $5,125 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,750. Cheaper nearby regions include Nacogdoches County with an average starting cost of $4,862.
To help you with your search, browse the 2 reviews below for memory care facilities in Shelby County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Shelby County 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Shelby County
Shelby County has a population of 25,448 people with over 15 percent of those residents being seniors aged 65 and older, the primary age group in which people are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia. In Texas, there are currently 880,000 seniors living with Alzheimer’s, and that number is expected to grow by almost 29 percent by 2025. To support that growing demographic, there are three memory care facilities in Shelby County.
Memory care facilities are known throughout Shelby County and the rest of Texas as Assisted Living Facilities and are regulated by Texas Health and Human Services.
- The air quality in Shelby County ranks 55 out of 100 on a scale where 100 represents the areas with the best air quality, compared to the national average of 58. While that’s not a huge gap, seniors with asthma, COPD or other respiratory issues might experience difficulty breathing.
- Shelby County seniors get tax breaks. The state of Texas does not tax social security income, pensions or income from retirement savings accounts. Seniors may find that these tax savings result in more money available to allocate toward memory care services and facility expenses.
- The overall cost of living in Shelby County ranks 81.1 on a scale where 100 represents the U.S. average. Families who wish to relocate to the area to be closer to their loved one in care might appreciate the housing costs, which rank lower than the average. Groceries and transportation expenses are also lower than the average, but healthcare ranks higher at 111.
- Shelby County has a comfortable climate with summer highs of 94 degrees Fahrenheit and winter lows rarely dropping below 35. Sperling’s Comfort Index gives the county a score of 61 out of 100, slightly higher than the national average of 54. Seniors with joint pain may be more comfortable living in Shelby County than in other Texan communities.
Paying for Memory Care in Shelby County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Shelby County start around $5,125 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,852 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Shelby 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 Shelby 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 Shelby County
Shelby 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 Shelby County, please visit our Memory Care in Texas page.
Directory of Winners in the Shelby County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Shelby County
Shelby 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.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Shelby County
Review of Brookdale Dogwood Creek
My mother is a resident of Brookdale Dogwood Creek. The staff is very friendly. I feel like they're taking care of her because she's always dressed appropriately and seems happy when I visit. They ... Read more
Review of Ave Maria Home
Ave Maria Assisted Living is very nice. The staff was attentive and caring. The grounds look very nice, it's a clean, and a good place. My mother had a room there; it was just a bedroom with no sho... Read more