In Weatherford, where those aged 65 and over account for nearly 18% of the population of 31,000 people, Alzheimer’s disease is increasingly becoming a public health crisis. Data from the CDC indicates that between 2014 and 2018, while the total death rate went up by about 17%, Alzheimer’s-related deaths saw an uptick of more than 41%. This reflects national trends, with the Alzheimer’s Association showing that between 2000 and 2019, Alzheimer’s-related deaths increased by 145%. Fortunately, seniors and families in the Weatherford region have access to high-quality medical care and information and referral services to help them navigate dementia-related issues.  

Weatherford is also home to numerous memory care facilities where residents obtain specialized care and around-the-clock monitoring. These facilities implement dementia-informed social and recreational programs to keep residents engaged, and they have advanced security features to prevent wandering. This guide provides more information on memory care in Weatherford, including how much services cost and options seniors may have for paying for care. It also highlights some benefits and drawbacks of living in this city and some local nonprofit programs and services available to those affected by dementia.

Memory Care Facilities in Weatherford, TX

West Fork at Weatherford

980 Hilltop Drive, Weatherford, TX, 76086

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Martin Crest

1818 Martin Drive, Weatherford, TX, 76086


ClearFork Assisted Living and Memory Care

178 Crown Pointe Blvd., Willow Park, TX, 76087

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COVID-19 Rules for Memory Care in Weatherford

Since most COVID-19 rules for Memory Care Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Memory Care in Texas. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Memory Care in Weatherford

In Weatherford, memory care facilities are licensed as Type B assisted living facilities, and they comply with guidelines set by Texas Health and Human Services. This department ensures a high standard of care through annual and unannounced inspections, and it investigates reports of substandard care. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Weatherford

  • Weatherford’s overall cost of living is roughly on par with the national average but about 10% higher than the state median, which may be a consideration for those with limited budgets. Transportation and housing costs are relatively high here, but seniors may be able to save money by transitioning to residential care.  
  • Property crime occurs in Weatherford at about the same frequency as in the nation as a whole, but violent crime is uncommon and may provide peace of mind to those moving loved ones to local memory care. On a 100-point crime index, the city rates 34.8 for property crime compared to the national rate of 35.4 and 8.6 for violent crime versus 22.7 nationally.  
  • Daytime temperatures in Weatherford range from 56-95 degrees, providing plenty of opportunities to enjoy therapeutic outdoor activities such as birdwatching and gardening. The city sees about 35 inches of annual rainfall but only about an inch of snow, which may benefit those who rely on mobility aids.  
  • There is about half the number of doctors per capita in Weatherford than in the typical U.S. city, and health care costs are about 18% higher than the national median. However, Medical City Weatherford, a 103-bed full-service hospital, is located in the city proper, and there are over a dozen hospitals within a 30-mile radius. Local nonprofit agencies can help older adults find specialized care for chronic conditions such as dementia. 
  • There’s no state income tax in Texas, which may provide significant cost savings for retirees and leave more money in the bank for memory care costs. Sales and property tax rates are among the highest in the nation, but living in residential facilities may enable seniors to avoid these living costs.  

Paying for Memory Care in Weatherford

While memory care services are typically provided in assisted living facilities, they cost about 20-30% more than standard services due to increased licensing requirements. No nationwide authoritative data sources provide memory care cost data, so we calculate the following estimates by adding 25% to assisted living rates in the Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey.  

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities 

In Weatherford, memory care facilities charge $5,244 for services. While this is a couple hundred dollars higher than the state rate of $4,998, it’s affordable compared to the national median of $5,625. Seniors in Waco pay considerably less per month with local care fees averaging $3,500. In Houston, monthly rates are a little higher than in Weatherford at $5,306, and in Odessa, seniors pay $5,498. The McAllen area is among the costliest cities in Texas for memory care, with facilities in this city charging approximately $6,063 per month.  

$5244

Weatherford

$4998

Texas

$5625

The United States

$3500

Waco

$5306

Houston

$5498

Odessa

$6063

McAllen Area

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care 

In general, Weatherford is an affordable city for senior care. The cheapest option, adult day health care, comes in at $1,517 per month, and those who obtain care in their own homes pay $4,862 for basic home care and specialized home health care. Assisted living, which provides residential care for those without cognitive impairments, is more affordable at $4,195, and memory care is a little over $1,000 higher at $5,244. Nursing home residents pay $5,627 for shared rooms and $8,460 for private accommodations.  

$5244

Memory Care

$4862

Home Care

$4862

Home Health Care

$1517

Adult Day Health Care

$4195

Assisted Living

$5627

Nursing Home (semiprivate)

$8460

Nursing Home (private)

Note: Data for Weatherford was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Dallas Area, was used instead. 

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Weatherford

In Weatherford, 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 Memory Care Resources in Weatherford

Seniors and families in Weatherford can obtain support, information and referrals from numerous nonprofit agencies and government programs. Through the following resources, individuals in this city can access benefits counseling, help with obtaining community-based dementia services and emotional support and guidance.

Resource

Contact 

Description 

(800) 272-3900 

The North Central Texas chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association offers a full range of specialized services to Weatherford area residents affected by dementia. It operates a 24-hour helpline seniors and families can call for one-on-one emotional support, advice and referrals. It also facilitates support groups and early-stage engagement programs throughout the region.

(800) 272-3921 

The North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging has health insurance options counselors who provide free advice and assistance to Medicare-eligible individuals. The agency houses the long-term care ombudsman program, which advocates for those in memory care. It also has information and referral specialists who connect seniors with programs and services in the community. 

(817) 594-6332 

Legal Aid of Northwest Texas is staffed with licensed legal professionals who provide free civil legal advice for those aged 60 and over. Through this agency, seniors and families get help with resolving issues related to memory care, including problems with intake and discharge procedures, billing errors and inadequate care. The agency also advocates for seniors with Social Security and veterans’ benefits overpayment.

(800) 252-9240 

Seniors in Weatherford obtain free, confidential advice and assistance through the statewide Medicare counseling program. Through the helpline, seniors and families get answers to questions regarding original Medicare, private Medicare options and eligibility for Medicaid. Advisors can also help individuals understand medical bills, resolve billing errors and dispute denied health insurance claims. 

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Weatherford

Ashland Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in Oregon 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