Victoria County is located along the Gulf Coast of Texas, centering around the city of Victoria, near Houston. It's estimated that 380,000 residents in the state of Texas have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or dementia, illnesses that are particularly prevalent in the vulnerable 65 and older demographic. In Victoria County, 14,000 out of a population of 92,000 are seniors in this age range; out of that number, 13 percent have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia. To care for these people, Victoria County has two memory care facilities.
The Texas Department of Health and Human Services regulates and licenses memory care facilities. These can either be dedicated, stand-alone facilities or separate, secured wings of an assisted living home designed to allow aging in place.