With over 1.4 million residents, San Antonio is among the most populous cities in Texas. It has a relatively young population, with only 12% of residents aged 65 and over. However, its senior community is projected to grow considerably in the coming years. Currently, seniors represent the region’s fastest-growing demographic. Unfortunately, the CDC shows that the rate of Alzheimer’s, which results in one in three deaths in seniors, has grown in step with the senior population. Between 2014 and 2018, the number of Alzheimer’s-related deaths in the San Antonio region increased by about 70%. By comparison, the total death rate went up by less than 15%. This disease accounted for a higher percentage of deaths in 2018 (8.7%) versus 2014 (5.9%).  

While there’s currently no cure for Alzheimer’s, residential memory care is key to a high quality of life for many with this diagnosis. These facilities feature unique layouts that minimize confusion and support independence, and they’re staffed with highly trained caregivers who provide around-the-clock supervision. This guide covers local memory care costs and highlights agencies and programs that can help families pay for expenses. It also outlines some of the benefits of obtaining care in San Antonio and some things to consider before making the move.  

Memory Care Facilities in San Antonio, TX

2015, 2016, 2017, 2021, 2022

Seasons Alzheimer’s & Assisted Care (Nacogdoches Road)

15170 Nacogdoches Rd, San Antonio, TX, 78247

Seasons Alzheimer’s & Assisted Care was really elegant. They were really nice. They were beyond my expectations. The staff who assisted me during the tour was very informative and very convincing. … (read more)
Seasons Alzheimer’s & Assisted Care was really elegant. They were really nice. They were beyond my expectations. The staff who assisted me during the tour was very informative and very convincing. … (read more)

2016, 2017, 2018, 2021, 2022

Seasons Alzheimer’s & Assisted Care (Old Tezel Road)

8245 Old Tezel Rd., San Antonio, TX, 78250

My father in law stayed there for a month. On admission he was on hospice and was extremely ill. Upon discharge he was alert, oriented and ambulatory. Their care was compassionate and all of the staff … (read more)
My father in law stayed there for a month. On admission he was on hospice and was extremely ill. Upon discharge he was alert, oriented and ambulatory. Their care was compassionate and all of the staff … (read more)

2013, 2014

Brookdale N. Fredericksburg Road

9505 Fredericksburg Road, San Antonio, TX, 78240

When I toured Brookdale N. Fredericksburg Road it smelled really bad and it was also really small. I don’t think that they’re memory care people had a lot of room to walk around and the hallways are n … (read more)
When I toured Brookdale N. Fredericksburg Road it smelled really bad and it was also really small. I don’t think that they’re memory care people had a lot of room to walk around and the hallways are n … (read more)

Adante Assisted Living

2739 Cembalo Blvd, San Antonio, TX, 78231


Brookdale Hamilton Wolfe

5331 Hamilton Wolfe Rd., San Antonio, TX, 78229

My mother is at Brookdale Hamilton Wolfe. It is assisted living and memory care. She needs memory care because she has dementia, but she also is on hospice. She gets additional care for her kidney fai … (read more)
My mother is at Brookdale Hamilton Wolfe. It is assisted living and memory care. She needs memory care because she has dementia, but she also is on hospice. She gets additional care for her kidney fai … (read more)

2015, 2016, 2022

Blue Skies of Texas

5100 John D. Ryan Blvd, San Antonio, TX, 78245

We truly feel so lucky we found Blue Skies Freedom House (memory care). We had no idea our time remaining with my father in law would be so short but through all our challenges the Blue Skies communit … (read more)
We truly feel so lucky we found Blue Skies Freedom House (memory care). We had no idea our time remaining with my father in law would be so short but through all our challenges the Blue Skies communit … (read more)

The William Senior Living

9203 Cinnamon Hill, San Antonio, TX, 78240



The Gardens of Castle Hills

1207 Jackson Keller Rd, San Antonio, TX, 75034

My father moved into Ventura Hills. They have very nice people, they’re very accommodating, eager to help out in any way they can, and it’s just an overall great facility. They’re doing everything the … (read more)
My father moved into Ventura Hills. They have very nice people, they’re very accommodating, eager to help out in any way they can, and it’s just an overall great facility. They’re doing everything the … (read more)

Sodalis San Antonio

6849 Crestway, San Antonio, TX, 78239


2013

Brookdale Medical Center Kingsley

9000 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX, 78240

One of the hardest things I’ve EVER had to do was to leave my husband, of 38 years, in a nursing facility. He started off in the Assisted Living section mainly because I believe I was in denial of hi … (read more)
One of the hardest things I’ve EVER had to do was to leave my husband, of 38 years, in a nursing facility. He started off in the Assisted Living section mainly because I believe I was in denial of hi … (read more)

2021

The Etta at Shavano Park

4096 DeZavala Rd., San Antonio, TX, 78249

I was pretty impressed with The Etta at Shavano Park. When I got to the building, they actually had a little sign with my name on it welcoming me in. Once I entered, it just seemed really spacious. Th … (read more)
I was pretty impressed with The Etta at Shavano Park. When I got to the building, they actually had a little sign with my name on it welcoming me in. Once I entered, it just seemed really spacious. Th … (read more)

2015, 2016

Pipestone Place

2104 Pipestone Dr, San Antonio, TX, 78232

My dad moved into Pipestone Place Assisted Living. It was nice and homey, and the owner is there. We did not meet many of the staff, but they’ve been there for a while, many years, and that was also a … (read more)
My dad moved into Pipestone Place Assisted Living. It was nice and homey, and the owner is there. We did not meet many of the staff, but they’ve been there for a while, many years, and that was also a … (read more)

Brookdale Oakwell

3360 Oakwell Court, San Antonio, TX, 78218

Brookdale Oakwell is located in San Antonio, Texas, a short drive from North Star Mall, The Quarry Golf Course and Sunset Memorial Park. Visitors note the wide selection of recreational activities ava … (read more)
Brookdale Oakwell is located in San Antonio, Texas, a short drive from North Star Mall, The Quarry Golf Course and Sunset Memorial Park. Visitors note the wide selection of recreational activities ava … (read more)

Red Oak Memory Care

13311 Cassia Way, San Antonio, TX, 78232

"Where do I begin… It’s hard to express how pleased and impressed I am with Red Oak Memory Care. After searching for a facility in the San Antonio area for my elderly father who had recently broken … (read more)
"Where do I begin… It’s hard to express how pleased and impressed I am with Red Oak Memory Care. After searching for a facility in the San Antonio area for my elderly father who had recently broken … (read more)

2021

Blue Skies of Texas East

4917 Ravenswood Drive, San Antonio, TX, 78227


2022

Franklin Park Alamo Heights

230 W Sunset Rd, San Antonio, TX, 78209

My sister in law and I went and toured Franklin Park Alamo Heights. They had complete accessibility with the COVID, where I could see my husband every day versus some of the other facilities, I could … (read more)
My sister in law and I went and toured Franklin Park Alamo Heights. They had complete accessibility with the COVID, where I could see my husband every day versus some of the other facilities, I could … (read more)

Landon Ridge Alamo Ranch Assisted Living and Memory Care

11349 Alamo Ranch Parkway, San Antonio, TX, 78253

My mother is at Landon Ridge Alamo Ranch. I’d like to see some cushions on the wooden patio chairs outside because they are kind of hard for all those old people. I hardly ever see anybody sitting on … (read more)
My mother is at Landon Ridge Alamo Ranch. I’d like to see some cushions on the wooden patio chairs outside because they are kind of hard for all those old people. I hardly ever see anybody sitting on … (read more)

Sodalis at Stone Oak

25690 Wilderness Oak, San Antonio, TX, 78261


2014

Arden Courts of San Antonio

15290 Huebner Road, San Antonio, TX, 78231

Arden Courts of San Antonio have different painted rooms and an activity center. The people and the staff that I know there have been very kind. They have a lot of amenities like exercise for the resi … (read more)
Arden Courts of San Antonio have different painted rooms and an activity center. The people and the staff that I know there have been very kind. They have a lot of amenities like exercise for the resi … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Memory Care in San Antonio

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 San Antonio

In San Antonio, memory care facilities are licensed as Type B assisted living facilities, and they’re monitored and regulated by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services. This agency ensures a high standard of care by enforcing compliance with rules regarding staffing and staff training, building requirements and scope of care.  

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in San Antonio

  • San Antonio is one of the cheaper places to live in Texas, which may appeal to seniors and families with budgetary considerations. Costs for groceries, utilities and housing are lower here than in the typical U.S. city and may drive down long-term residential care costs.  
  • San Antonio is a Dementia Friendly America community and is listed on the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. This indicates that the local government has put initiatives in place to make it a safe, comfortable community for older adults and those with Alzheimer’s.  
  • Texas doesn’t have a state income tax, meaning that older adults don’t pay taxes at the state level for any type of retirement income. This may provide significant cost savings for those relocating from other states and leave more money available for long-term care.
  • Health care is accessible and affordable in San Antonio and may benefit those living with chronic conditions, such as dementia. On average, medical costs are 9% below the national median, and there are 231 doctors per capita versus the national rate of 210. San Antonio is also home to three of the top-ranked hospitals in the state, including Methodist Hospital-San Antonio, Baptist Medical Center and University Hospital – San Antonio.  
  • San Antonio’s property and violent crime rates are considerably higher than state and national medians, which may make residential memory care a good option for those who would otherwise live alone. Per capita, property crime occurred at a rate of 4,324 occurrences in 2018 compared to the state and national respective rates of 2,391 and 2,110. The violent crime rate was 709 versus 419 for the state and 379 for the nation.  
  • Temperatures in San Antonio tend to be warmer than most of the cities in the state with highs between 63 and 96 degrees, and the city sees virtually no snow. While this may be good for those who rely on mobility aids or prefer warm temperatures, the city’s high humidity levels may be a consideration for those with respiratory issues.  

Paying for Memory Care in San Antonio

Seniors in San Antonio obtain residential dementia services in specially licensed assisted living facilities. On average, memory care costs 20-30% more than standard assisted living services due to increased staffing, staff training and facility requirements. No senior care cost surveys include memory care fees, so the following rates are based on assisted living rates in the Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey, with a 25% increase.  

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities 

San Antonio’s memory care costs are among the most competitive in the state, with older adults paying $4,266 per month on average for care. This is considerably lower than the respective state and national medians of $4,998 and $5,625. In Texarkana, rates are even lower at $3,463. In Odessa, seniors pay $5,498, and in the Austin area, care costs are the highest surveyed in the state at $6,681.  

$4266

San Antonio

$4998

Texas

$5625

The United States

$5498

Odessa

$3463

Texarkana

$6681

Austin Area

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care 

Despite its specialized services, memory care is one of the most affordable senior care types in San Antonio. The only types of care that are cheaper are assisted living at $3,413 monthly and adult day health care at $856. Basic homemaker services and specialized home health aide services cost $4,576. Semiprivate rooms in nursing homes cost $5,232 monthly, and private rooms cost $6,935.  

$4266

Memory Care

$3413

Assisted Living

$4576

Homemaker Services

$4576

Home Health Aide

$856

Adult Day Health Care

$5232

Nursing Home (semiprivate)

$6935

Nursing Home (private)

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in San Antonio

In San Antonio 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 San Antonio

Seniors and families in San Antonio can contact numerous local agencies and programs for assistance with long-term care planning, including help with researching local memory care facilities and finding options for paying for care. The following resources include nonprofit organizations and government agencies that advocate for those in memory care, provide legal and financial counseling and help seniors and families connect with local support groups.  

Resource 

Contact 

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(800) 272-3900 

The San Antonio and South Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association administers numerous programs and services for area residents affected by dementia. Through this chapter, seniors and families can participate in early-stage engagement programs, support groups and community fundraising events. The organization also has a 24-hour helpline staffed with master’s-level clinicians and field experts who provide emotional support and guidance on how to access community-based services.

(210) 343-5334 

Dementia Friendly San Antonio is a nonprofit program that connects seniors and families with information, education and support. It’s an outreach resource that helps area residents access community-based services, such as medical trackers and durable medical equipment loans, and it hosts support groups for informal caregivers.

(210) 450-9960 

The Glenn Biggs Institute features a diverse team of caregivers and health care professionals who help older adults and families make informed decisions regarding dementia care. It hosts supportive programs, such as Virtual Gentle Yoga, free online support groups and Memory and Music activities, along with educational programs, including the South Texas Alzheimer’s Conference and Dialogue on Dementia.

(210) 477-3275 

(866) 231-4922 

The local Area Agency on Aging connects seniors and families with legal professionals and financial counselors to help them navigate issues related to dementia. It also houses the State Health Insurance Assistance Program, which provides free Medicare counseling and benefits screening for older adults.

(800) 252-2412 

The statewide long-term care ombudsman works on behalf of those in memory care to ensure a high standard of living. The ombudsman helps residents and families understand their rights and can resolve issues related to substandard care.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in San Antonio

San Antonio Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in Texas 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