23 Memory Care Facilities in Travis County, TX
The average cost of memory care in Travis County is $5,431 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,925. Cheaper nearby regions include Hays County with an average starting cost of $4,879.
To help you with your search, browse the 39 reviews below for memory care facilities in Travis County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Travis County 4.5 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Hays County with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 14 families in Travis County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Travis County, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Travis County, TX
What to Consider About Memory Care in Travis County
Travis County centers around the capital of Texas, Austin. Texas is a state with over 380,000 of its residents diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or another memory condition. In Travis County itself, 11.4 percent of a population of 1.2 million are affected with dementia or Alzheimer's. These diseases are especially prevalent in the 65 and older demographic. To care for these folks, Travis County has memory care facilities, both secure wings of assisted living campuses and separate, stand-alone memory care homes.
The Texas Department of Health and Human Services regulates and licenses memory care facilities. These are considered "Type B," a designation that indicates the need for staff assistance of residents in an emergency and overnight supervision needs.
- Travis County is located in central Texas, an area with weather characterized by long, hot summers with highs in the 90s and mild winters with rare snow. January lows rarely drop below the mid-30s. Seniors in memory care who have health conditions alleviated by warmer weather may find relief here, but the stifling summer heat may be uncomfortable for others.
- There is no state income tax in Texas, including income from Social Security benefits and retirement accounts. Families budgeting for a loved one's memory care may appreciate the extra money.
- The cost of living in Travis County is about 25 percent higher than the national average. The high cost of housing, at close to double the rest of the country, accounts for this. High housing costs may increase operating costs for memory care facilities. Families considering relocating to the Austin area for a loved one's memory care may want to look more closely at individual suburbs if they have a tight budget.
- Travis County, as part of the greater Austin metro area, is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Seton Healthcare and St. David's Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Travis County
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Memory Care costs in Travis County start around $5,504 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,999 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Travis 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 Travis 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 Travis County
Travis 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 Travis County, please visit our Memory Care in Texas page.
Directory of Winners in the Travis County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Travis County
Travis 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 Travis County
Review of Arden Courts of Austin
My husband entered Arden Court 3-6-2020. It was one week before the COVID quarantine. I have not been able to visit for 4 months. The staff has been so helpful to keep me updated about his care. We... Read more
Review of Pecan Ridge Memory Care
My husband is in Pecan Ridge Memory Care. The atmosphere is nice and feels more like a family home instead of an institution. The people have been very nice and very helpful. They've done their job... Read more
Review of Brookdale Beckett Meadows
I like Brookdale Beckett Meadows very much. It was very nice. They had a resident dog there. It seemed good. The staff was awesome. I saw some activities. They had a place where you can fold laundr... Read more