5 Memory Care Facilities near Waco, TX
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There are 5 Memory Care Facilities in the Waco area, with 4 in Waco and 1 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Waco is $4,292 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include Temple with an average starting cost of $4,050.
To help you with your search, browse the 8 reviews below for memory care facilities in Waco. On average, consumers rate memory care in Waco 4.7 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped thousands of families find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Waco, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Waco, TX
What to Consider About Memory Care in Waco
Waco is a college town situated along I-35 in east-central Texas, a state with more than 380,000 people living with Alzheimer's disease. The city has a population of over 136,000, nearly 12 percent of whom are seniors. In addition to offering a variety of resources for seniors and families who have been affected by dementia, the Waco area has four memory care facilities. Two of these facilities occupy their own building and are dedicated solely to dementia care, while the other two are housed within Type B assisted living facilities.
- According to the American Lung Association, McLennan County rates a C for ozone pollution, and Waco ranked 94 out of 227 metropolitan areas for high ozone days. The city's air quality may be a consideration for seniors, particularly those who have asthma, COPD or cardiovascular disease.
- Waco is an affordable city, which may appeal to seniors on a tight budget. Overall, living expenses average about 20 percent below both state and national averages. Healthcare expenses come in about 10 percent below the state average and 15 percent below the nationwide average. This may ease the financial burden of managing a chronic condition like Alzheimer's disease for seniors who are relocating to the area.
- With 230 sunny days annually and just 1 inch of yearly snowfall, Waco's climate may appeal to seniors who enjoy being outdoors. Summers in this city are hot and humid, with July highs near 95 degrees, and winters are cold and windy, with lows in the mid-30s.
- Crime rates in Waco are high relative to state and national averages, which may be a consideration for families transferring their loved ones to a local memory care facility. On a scale of one to 100, with one representing low crime, the city's the violent crime rate is 43.2, which is higher than the respective state and national averages of 32.9 and 31.1 but lower than the regional average of 47.1.
Paying for Memory Care in Waco
Average Monthly Costs
Cities in Texas
Memory Care costs in Waco start around $4,292 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,043 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Waco 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 Waco
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 Waco
Waco 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 Waco, please visit our Memory Care in Texas page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Waco
Waco-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.
Other Options in Waco, TX
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Waco
Review of Brookdale Lake Brazos
I've been living in Brookdale Lake Brazos. If somebody from Dallas is coming down this way, that would be great. This is not a bad place at all. It's right by the river and the people are nice. Of ... Read more
Review of Arbor House Assisted Living in Waco
My mom is in a memory care place called Arbor House. I have not been able to interact with her, I just know through reports, and she is adapting well. That's what we're looking for, that she will b... Read more
Review of Brookdale Lake Brazos
My first impression of Brookdale Lake Brazos is that everybody is nice and the people are helpful. If I have a situation or something, I ask them about it and they're able to help; they're very per... Read more