Memory care residents playing with some sort of wooden block puzzle

      According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 380,000 Texans aged 65 and older were living with Alzheimer’s Disease as of 2018, and it’s predicted that this number will increase by 28.9% by the year 2025. Across the U.S., there are more than 5 million Americans living with the disease and each year, almost one in three seniors who die each year has Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia.

      Memory care facilities provide those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia with care that is tailored to their unique needs. Memory care can take place in its own facility, or as part of a designated wing of another residential care community. Staff members of memory care units or facilities undergo specialized training in caring for those with memory impairment, and the facilities often coordinate social activities and schedules specifically for the needs of those living with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

      This guide will cover the cost of memory care in Texas, financial assistance options for paying for memory care, free memory care resources in the state, and a directory of memory care facilities in Texas.

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      III. Free Memory Care Resources in Texas

      I. Paying for Memory Care in Texas

      The Cost of Memory Care in Texas

      Because of the specialized staff training and resources required to provide high-quality memory care, memory care typically costs more than other types of residential care. On average, memory care will cost 20-30% more than assisted living.

      The average monthly cost of assisted living in Texas is $3,750 per month, which is about $300 less than the national monthly average of $4,051. Assuming that the cost of memory care is an average of 25% more than assisted living, seniors and their families can expect to pay an approximate cost of $4,688 per month for memory care in Texas.

      The cost of memory care varies between different cities throughout the state. For example, the average monthly cost of assisted living in Houston is $3,750, while in the Dallas area it’s $400 more at an average of $4,150. In Austin, the cost is considerably higher at an average of $5,395 per month. Keeping in mind that these prices are for assisted living, it’s reasonable to assume that the cost of memory care may be as much as $1,000 to $2,000 more per month.

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      Texas Medicaid Programs for Memory Care


      The STAR+PLUS Medicaid waiver provides care to seniors aged 65 and older, as well as adults with disabilities. The program provides participants with reimbursements for the cost of residential memory care, as well as services such as physical and occupational therapy and transitional assistance services for seniors who are transitioning from a higher or lower level of care.

      • Who is Eligible:Seniors who wish to receive benefits under the STAR+PLUS waiver must be at least 65 years old and financially eligible for Texas Medicaid. As of 2019, the household income limit for an individual was $24,731 per year, while the limit for a couple was $33,482. Additionally, seniors applying for STAR+PLUS must medically require long-term care.
      • How to Apply: To apply for STAR+PLUS or to learn more about this waiver program, seniors or their representatives can contact their local Area Agency on Aging or visit Your Texas Benefits online. This is not an entitlement waiver, which means that seniors may have to be placed on a waiting list before they’re eligible to receive benefits.

      Community First Choice (CFC) Waiver

      The CFC waiver provides seniors living in a home care, assisted living, or memory care setting with personal care and assistance with activities of daily living. In the interest of promoting independence, it also provides services that are intended to help the beneficiary care for themselves whenever possible.

      • Who is Eligible: The CFC waiver is available to seniors aged 65 and over who are financially eligible for Medicaid and who require an institutional level of care.
      • How to Apply: Seniors who wish to apply for the CFC waiver can apply online at Your Texas Benefits or contact 2-1-1 for assistance. Those who wish to learn more about the program can also contact their local Area Agency on Aging. This waiver is an entitlement program, which means that any person who is eligible can start receiving benefits as soon as they’re approved.

      Non-Medicaid Financial Assistance Programs for Memory Care in Texas


      PACE is an all-inclusive care program that helps seniors access all healthcare services within the same network. The program provides personal care services, as well as medical care and prescription medications. While it’s designed to help seniors avoid institutionalization, it does cover the cost of memory care or nursing home care for those who truly need it and continues to provide services regardless of whether or not a participant lives at home or in a care facility.

      • Who is Eligible: There are no financial eligibility requirements for PACE and the cost of the program is determined by a sliding scale. Individuals with little to no income may receive PACE services at no charge. To qualify for PACE, seniors must require a nursing-home level of care and be at least 65 years of age. This program is only available in certain parts of the state, including El Paso, Lubbock and Amarillo.
      • How to Apply: Seniors can find out if they’re eligible for PACE by contacting their local Area Agency on Aging or calling 2-1-1.

      More Ways to Pay for Memory Care

      In addition to the state programs mentioned above, those looking for resources to finance memory care may consider:

      • Long-Term Care Insurance: Depending on the policy details, long-term care insurance may be used to pay for memory care services. It’s best to sign up for a policy early, as coverage will likely be denied if one already has long-term care needs. More information about the intricacies of long-term care insurance can be found at
      • Reverse Mortgages: Reverse mortgages allow some homeowners to take out a loan as an advance from the eventual sale of their primary residence. This can be a good way to fund memory care in the short-term, but the loans will need to be paid back after the sale of the home. The most commonly used type of reverse mortgages for seniors is the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage, which is the only reverse mortgage insured by the federal government.
      • Veterans Benefits: The Department of Veterans Affairs offers several programs that veterans and their spouses may use to cover health care needs such as memory care. More information about these programs can be found on the VA website.
      • Life Insurance: Some life insurance policies allow policyholders to cash out their policy before a qualifying death. There may be some downsides to accessing a life insurance benefit early, so be sure to read more about the process.

      II. Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Texas

      Memory Care Regulation

      In Texas, assisted living facilities that provide memory care to seniors with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia are officially classified as Type B assisted living facilities. All ALFs in the state are licensed and regulated by the Health and Human Services Commission.

      Facility Scope of Care

      In Texas, all ALFs and memory care facilities can provide assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, and mobility. Assistance with medication administration may be provided, as long as the staff is licensed in medication administration. Limited skilled nursing services may be provided in ALFs and memory care facilities, including care coordination, medication administration/supervision and special care in the event of illness or emergencies.

      In Type B ALFs, care may be provided to residents who have been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease, provided they are not permanently bedridden. Additional services may be provided, including:

      • Transportation
      • Entertainment and activities
      • Meals and snacks, which must meet residents’ dietary needs

      Admission Requirements

      Memory care facilities in Texas may not admit residents whose needs can not be met by their staff unless a licensed home health agency is supplementing that resident’s care. Residents of memory care facilities may not be permanently bedridden. If an ALF is classified as Type B, meaning that it’s permitted to provide specialized memory care to residents, it may admit residents who require the assistance of caregivers in emergency situations, including evacuation, and who require mobility assistance.

      Care Plan Requirements

      In all ALFs in Texas, including memory care facilities, licensing requirements state that new residents must be provided with a service plan within 14 days of admission. This service plan must include detailed information regarding nursing services and any special care that the resident receives, including medication administration.

      Medication Management Requirements

      Memory care facility staff in Texas are permitted to provide assistance with medication administration to residents, provided they hold a current Medication Aide license and are acting under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse. Assistance may consist of help with opening packaging, monitoring doses and providing medication reminders. In the event a resident is unable to take medication on their own, licensed staff may provide direct assistance.

      Facility Requirements

      In Texas, memory care facilities may not assign more than four residents to a single room and no more than half of the units within a facility may be occupied by more than two residents. Each resident must have a minimum of 80 square feet of personal space in shared rooms, and single rooms must be a minimum of 100 square feet. Restrooms may be communal but must be gender-specific and there must be at least one restroom per every six residents. All restrooms must contain at least one shower, one toilet, and one sink.

      Staffing Requirements

      In Texas, there is no law that states a required staff to resident ratio in ALFs or memory care facilities; however, all facilities must have at least one manager on duty at all times who is in charge of overseeing staffing and ensuring all residents’ needs are met. Each facility must ensure that it employs enough staff to maintain order, safety and cleanliness within the facility at all times and provide assistance in emergency situations, including evacuation. Additionally, facilities must ensure they keep enough staff on duty at all times to assist residents with their needs, serve meals and provide housekeeping and laundry assistance.

      Medicaid Policy

      Texas Medicaid provides two waiver programs that may cover the cost of care for eligible seniors — the STAR+PLUS program and the Community First Choice waiver. To receive Medicaid waiver benefits in Texas, seniors must reside in a Type B ALF and require a nursing level of care.

      Reporting Abuse

      The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services manages a Texas Abuse Hotline, which accepts reports of abuse in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and memory care facilities. The hotline accepts reports between the hours of 7 am and 7 pm Monday through Friday. Reports can be made by calling 800-252-5400. Non-urgent matters can be reported online at the Texas Abuse Hotline website.

      III. Free Memory Care Resources in Texas

      Alzheimer’s Disease Program1-800-242-3399This state-funded program aims to increase awareness of Alzheimer’s Disease and connects seniors and caregivers with useful resources.
      Alzheimer’s Texas512-241-0420Alzheimer’s Texas is a state-funded organization that provides a variety of services to individuals with dementia and their caregivers. These services include education, caregiver training, memory screenings and respite care.
      Alzheimer’s Association – Capital of Texas chapter512-592-0990The Alzheimer’s Association provides support groups, education and other resources to individuals who’ve been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease and their caregivers.
      Texas Health and Human Services – Aging Department855-937-2372Texas Health and Human Services’ Aging Department acts as an advocate for seniors who are receiving long-term care. It provides a wide range of services, including respite care, Medicaid/Medicare assistance and caregiver support.
      AGE of Central Texas512-451-4611AGE of Central Texas offers a variety of support services to seniors and caregivers, including the Memory Connections program, which is a support group that’s specifically tailored to meet the needs of those with early-stage Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of early-stage dementia.
      211 Texas2-1-1211 is a social service hotline that connects citizens to programs across the state, including supports for those with dementia and their caregivers. The program is administered by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services.

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      Dementia, and specifically Alzheimer’s, is a serious, growing problem. In fact, 1 out of every 10 adults over the age of 65 has Alzheimer’s dementia. As San Antonio’s senior population continues to grow (17% growth between 2013 and 2017), so does the concern about aging and the risk of cognitive impairment.

      In San Antonio, the number of deaths for those 65 and older caused or partly caused by Alzheimer’s disease rose 104% between 2013 and 2017. To put that in perspective, the number of deaths from all causes for that same age group only increased by 7%, showing that Alzheimer’s is a growing concern in the region. Overall, the percentage of seniors’ deaths related to Alzheimer’s is higher than the rest of the nation (7.36% in San Antonio vs. 6.46% in the U.S.).

      To help families and caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s or other forms of cognitive impairment find the support and care their loved ones need, we applied our unique methodology and spent dozens of hours researching senior living communities in San Antonio. In addition to an overview of the communities’ best features, this guide highlights the best memory care facilities in the city, and gives information about pricing, types of care provided, residents’ reviews, and more.

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      III. Reviews of the 19 Best Memory Care Facilities in San Antonio

      I. How Memory Care Facilities Can Help

      According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 83% of all caregivers are unpaid family members, relatives, or other friends, and nearly half of all care is for older adults with some form of dementia. Caregiving, especially when it involves Alzheimer’s or dementia, is extremely exhausting and time-consuming, leading many caregivers to feel isolated and overwhelmed.

      As a loved one continues to progress through the stages of dementia and his or her cognitive abilities continue to decline, behavioral problems, safety, and general care often become more than one caregiver can handle. This is when it’s important to find extra help, and residential facilities that have specialized memory care programs are often the best solution.

      In addition to providing a safe environment, memory care programs seek to delay or halt cognitive decline while providing the opportunity for a social, independent lifestyle.

      II. Our Selection Process

      To choose the best memory care facilities in San Antonio, our team of researchers started by using our unique methodology to develop a list of contenders. We further refined the list in the next phase of our process by completing hands-on research for each one of the companies that we developed. Finally, we compiled online reviews from residents and families and wrote summaries of each facility that made it through our selection process.

      Overall, our team:

      • Spent over 42 hours researching memory care facilities in San Antonio
      • Read more than 150 reviews written by residents and their loved ones
      • Interviewed 12 representatives from local communities

      III. Reviews of the 19 Best Memory Care Facilities in San Antonio

      San Antonio, TX

      Adante Assisted Living

      • Resident Capacity: 160
      • Room Types: Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Private Rooms
      • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care
      • Base Pricing: Assisted Living starting at $3,950 per month, Memory Care starting at $6,000 per month and Independent Living starting at $3,090 per month.

      Adante’s large campus in San Antonio features an independent living neighborhood and a separate assisted living and memory care community. Whether living in beautifully furnished assisted living apartments or a private studio with half bath in the secured memory care facility, residents enjoy 24-hour access to care with a self-determined level of privacy and independence. The Sagora Pathways memory care program includes an individualized culinary program, Dining with GRACE, in which residents choose their meal from two options at their table. Chatting with care associates while pleasant music plays make mealtimes a special daily event for residents. Personalized music programming, life skills programs and health and wellness programs are all tailored to the needs and preferences of residents. The compassionate caregivers and familiar surroundings that engage the senses create a calming, soothing environment for residents that helps to decrease anxiety.

      What Residents Are Saying

      Reviewers frequently mention the community’s beautiful amenities, cleanliness and loving caregivers. One wrote, “Our family moved our parents into Adante Assisted Living approximately four years ago. Adante is a very nice and clean assisted living home. We are very pleased with the respect and care the staff shows to their residents.”

      REVIEWS: 4.5 out of 5 stars; 85 reviews

      PHONE: (210) 493-0103

      ADDRESS: 2739 Cembalo Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78231


      Arden Courts of San Antonio

      • Resident Capacity: 20
      • Room Types: Private Rooms, Shared Rooms
      • Care Provided: Memory Care
      • Base Pricing: $5,100 plus cost of care

      Arden Courts of San Antonio provides personalized care for residents living with Alzheimer’s and related dementias. The community design of four self-contained houses, creates a familiar homelike environment, encouraging independence. Residents freely move around the campus at will, strolling along the large backyard’s paved walking paths that use color-coded visual cues as wayfinders. Each house has its own living room, kitchen and dining room, which fosters intimate, family-style mealtimes. Residents typically enjoy private bedrooms and baths and are welcome to bring their own furnishings for added comfort. Structured programs support residents through the disease process, and those in the later stages receive nurturing namaste therapy, which is a loving touch technique that also stimulates the senses. While residents are always closely monitored by the specially trained staff, they rarely feel restricted.

      What Residents Are Saying

      Families of residents are quick to praise the knowledgeable staff and beautifully landscaped grounds. One person wrote, “I have had several loved ones at Arden Courts. The staff is loving, caring and very responsive to my loved ones’ wants and needs. They understand dementia and that it can affect each person differently. No cookie-cutter care here. Individualized care plans for each resident.”

      REVIEWS: 4.1 out of 5 stars; 23 reviews

      PHONE: (210) 408-9100

      ADDRESS: 15290 Huebner Rd., San Antonio, TX 78231


      Autumn Grove Cottage Stone Oak

      • Resident Capacity: 16
      • Room Types: Private Rooms
      • Care Provided: Memory Care, Hospice
      • Base Pricing: $5,000

      Autumn Grove Cottage Stone Oak is tucked away in a wooded park teeming with wildlife. It offers assisted living and memory care in several Houston locations and two facilities in San Antonio. Residents and their families can take leisurely strolls in the backyard through the park-like setting, which offers a walking path with beautiful trees, or relax on the brightly colored patio furniture enjoying the pleasant, sunny weather. The small facility has 16 private bedrooms and focuses on maintaining a homey atmosphere where residents can comfortably age with dignity and well-being. With a high staff-to-resident ratio of 3 to 16, each resident receives the personalized daily assistance they deserve. Various activities, including art therapy, games, exercising, discussion groups and light and aroma therapies, keep community members busy and help improve the residents’ cognitive functioning.

      What Residents Are Saying

      Most reviews mention the fantastic care given by staff members to loved ones. One family member is convinced that her mom, suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, really appreciated the staff’s help, compassion and dedication. Another review from a relative of a resident remarked, “I know each time I leave, my dad is loved, cared for, well fed, clean, SAFE and HAPPY!!!”

      REVIEWS: 4.01 out of 5 stars; 24 reviews

      PHONE: (210) 853-5567

      ADDRESS: 20718 Stone Oak Pkwy., San Antonio, TX 78258


      Autumn Leaves of Stone Oak

      • Resident Capacity: 16
      • Room Types: Studios, Companion Suites, Private Rooms, Shared Rooms
      • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Respite
      • Base Pricing: Memory care starting at $6,300 per month

      All residents at the Autumn Leaves at Stone Oak assisted living memory care facility receive care from nurses, managers and office staff specifically trained in dementia care. The building has wide hallways, natural light and an enclosed courtyard designed with residents’ comfort and safety in mind. Staff offices are placed among resident living areas to accompany the open-door policy and help residents feel at home. The family-run and owned community focuses on a personalized Life Engagement program and hosts frequent parties and special occasions for residents and their loved ones in the dining room. Residents are encouraged to create art, exercise and participate in games and continuing education programs designed to simultaneously stimulate brain function, decrease anxiety and promote feelings of purpose and joy.

      What Residents Are Saying

      Reviewers compliment Autumn Leaves at Stone Oak’s knowledgeable and conscientious staff. One family member says, “They are very caring and always show concern even in difficult situations. My father likes the food and the people who care for him. The staff works very hard to provide activities that are uniquely beneficial, and they work hard to engage families.”

      REVIEWS: 4.4 out of 5 stars; 68 reviews

      PHONE: (210) 497-5200

      ADDRESS: 20271 Stone Oak Pkwy., San Antonio, TX 78258


      Avalon Memory Care – Mystic Park

      • Resident Capacity: 16
      • Room Types: Companion Suites, Private Rooms
      • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Memory Care
      • Base Pricing: Memory care starting at $6,300 per month

      Avalon Memory Care provides a safe home-like environment for people with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and cognitive impairments. There’s a strong focus on tailoring each resident’s therapeutic program to their specific physical, emotional and social needs. This supports self-esteem and dignity while enabling the resident to resume as many daily tasks as possible. The facility is a large ranch-style home with customized security and fire protection systems in which residents enjoy spacious private or semi-private rooms. Walls and shelves are filled with their own family treasures to reinforce positive memories. A secured patio and large backyard let residents walk safely, and the sunshine-filled shared spaces are beautifully appointed with luxurious furnishings. An experienced, well-trained staff, many of whom are Certified Nurses Assistants, provides customized care. Social and recreational activities include baking, gardening, crafting, art and music. Avalon provides continuous communication with residents’ loved ones and physicians as needs or functioning change.

      What Residents Are Saying

      In addition to praise for the comfortable home-like environment, family members with loved ones at Avalon express heartfelt gratitude for the knowledgeable, compassionate staff. One said, “When you walk into Avalon, you can tell that the staff and management really care about the residents. It’s a smaller community, so they treat everyone as if they are family. They take the time to learn about each resident’s needs, and they tailor the care to each individual resident.”

      REVIEWS: 4 out of 5 stars; 14 reviews

      PHONE: (888) 445-2590

      ADDRESS: 8615 Mystic Park, San Antonio, TX 78254


      Bader House

      • Resident Capacity: 24
      • Room Types: Private Rooms
      • Care Provided: Memory Care
      • Base Pricing: $5,700

      Bader House in San Antonio, Texas, boasts over 20 years of experience in caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease and is manned with a well-trained staff that administers personalized programs to suit individual needs. The facility’s layout is not based purely on architectural principles but on an understanding of how people with Alzheimer’s live from day to day, providing a place that looks and feels like a real home. The living area features recliners for comfortable socialization around the fireplace, while a large open window offers visual access to the kitchen, helping bring back memories of home cooking. Each of the private rooms has a unique door design, helping the residents recognize their own rooms. Allowing residents to care for house pets or do gardening activities within the large backyard adds to the homelike atmosphere. While Bader House lets its residents live as freely as they’ve been used to, it provides a safe, secure community where families can confidently entrust their loved ones.

      What Residents Are Saying

      On one online review, a daughter says she appreciates that her mom feels loved, safe and secure and has gained friends at Bader House, while on another site, a reviewer mentioned the availability of therapists and the good job they’re doing. The management team also got a favorable review, cited for providing the utmost Alzheimer’s and memory care within the Shavano Park area.

      REVIEWS: 4.71 out of 5 stars; 17 reviews

      PHONE: (210) 408-1002

      ADDRESS: 3411 Paesanos Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78231


      Blue Skies of Texas

      • Resident Capacity: 428
      • Room Types: Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Detached Homes
      • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Hospice, Respite, Skilled Nursing
      • Base Pricing: $5,604 for assisted living, $5,406 for memory care

      Blue Skies of Texas is nestled in a quiet neighborhood in San Antonio’s Far West Side. The inclusive retirement community offers independent living, assisted living and memory care. Memory care residents live in cozy households with no more than eight other seniors to encourage socialization. Each household has access to a secure outdoor courtyard. Residents can take advantage of the facility’s many amenities, which include a fitness center, dining room and bistro. The community’s staff has memory care expertise, and to help residents stay healthy, the community offers wellness programs and support groups. Seniors can join one of the facility’s many clubs, such as the art club, bird club or garden club. Special activities for memory care residents include pet therapy and visits to the community’s childcare center.

      What Residents Are Saying

      Reviewers speak highly of the facility’s staff. A friend of a resident says, “The staff was great and treated the residents very well.” Visitors are also impressed by the community’s security measures. “My father could go walking or take a walk on the grounds, and he would have a GPS necklace,” says one reviewer.

      REVIEWS: 4.7 out of 5 stars; 65 reviews

      PHONE: (210) 677-8666

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


      Brookdale N. Fredericksburg Road

      • Resident Capacity: 20
      • Room Types: Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, Private Rooms
      • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Memory Care
      • Base Pricing: Shared $2,405+, Private $3,435, Community fee is $2,000 and can be broken up into three payments. Services are ala carte and care costs are capped at $1,765

      Brookdale North Fredericksburg sits in an urban section of northwest San Antonio. It offers residents and loved ones peace of mind via a 24-hour security system and an emergency response system in every room. Residents receive housekeeping services and transportation to appointments, and the facility provides a wide range of activities, including group community trips, ice cream socials, arts and crafts and board games. The facility offers three meals a day planned by a professional dietitian in accordance with residents’ needs and cooked in-house. Amenities encourage residents to pursue several interests and include a game room, piano, walking paths and computer area.

      What Residents Are Saying

      Loved ones say that the facility is roomy and in great condition, and the living areas are “very clean, nice, and well-kept.” Family members praise the staff members’ positive demeanor and attention to detail, noting that “they handled everything very well while I was away.” Visitors comment favorably on the activities director, saying that she “brings a breath of fresh air to all the residents by keeping them engaged physically & mentally!”

      REVIEWS: 3.93 out of 5 stars; 152 reviews

      PHONE: (844) 523-3014

      ADDRESS: 9505 Fredericksburg Rd., San Antonio, TX 78240


      Colonial Gardens San Antonio

      • Resident Capacity: 36
      • Room Types: 1-Bedroom Apartments, Private Rooms
      • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Day Services, Respite
      • Base Pricing: $4,500 for memory care

      Colonial Gardens San Antonio is located in the Oakwell Farms section of northwestern San Antonio. The facility focuses on maximizing quality of life for residents and helping them feel as independent as possible. The community offers several activities with an emphasis on spiritual and mental health, including daily meditation, religious services, family get-togethers and walks in the garden. Amenities include a fruit and vegetable garden and a full-service beauty salon, which provides daily services to all residents. Private dining rooms are available for special occasions, and meals are prepared on site with fresh vegetables from the facility’s garden whenever possible. Residents are encouraged to inform chefs of their favorite meals so they can be included on the menu.

      What Residents Are Saying

      Residents and loved ones appreciate the property’s commitment to providing spiritual services and find the facility clean and cozy. Staff members earn praise for their understanding demeanor and are described as “very compassionate and easy to work with.” One reviewer also says, “The facility feels more like a home than assisted living.”

      REVIEWS: 3.98 out of 5 stars; 36 reviews

      PHONE: (210) 826-6594

      ADDRESS: 3017, 10 Lynn Batts Lane, San Antonio, TX 78218


      Isle at Watercrest Dominion

      • Resident Capacity: 34
      • Room Types: 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments
      • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care
      • Base Pricing: $3,500 1-bedroom + bathroom with no shower

      Discovery Village At Dominion is a sprawling campus in San Antonio with two distinct communities: an independent living neighborhood and a separate assisted living and memory care neighborhood.

      Active seniors can find an array of recreational activities and high-end amenities along with elegant apartment homes and world-class dining. Seniors who require support with activities of daily living are assisted by the 24-hour professional health and wellness team while also enjoying a luxurious lifestyle that includes concierge services and daily events. For those with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, Discovery Village provides personalized care that celebrates small successes and focuses on strengths with the Exploration of Discovery memory care program. Nutrient-dense gourmet meals are paired with “Food on the Run” for residents who frequently wander, ensuring optimal nutrition. Noncompetitive activities that are free from failure and match residents’ attention spans foster a sense of control and personal success that helps to restore dignity and independence.

      What Residents Are Saying

      “It’s not only a beautiful facility, the staff has been amazing! They have bent over backwards to adjust us to the transition. More importantly, every caregiver we have interacted with has been kind, compassionate, gentle and patient with Mom and Dad.”

      REVIEWS: 4.5 out of 5 stars; 41 reviews

      PHONE: (210) 907-7110

      ADDRESS: 6906 Heuermann Rd., San Antonio, TX 78256


      Elmcroft of Windcrest

      • Resident Capacity: 16
      • Room Types: 2-Bedroom Shared Apartments with kitchenettes and shared shower bath
      • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Respite
      • Base Pricing: $4,270 all-inclusive

      Elmcroft of Windcrest, which is conveniently located near restaurants, shops and hospitals, provides assisted living and memory care in San Antonio. The single-story facility creates a homelike atmosphere by encouraging residents to decorate their rooms and even bring their pets. Its on-site amenities include a library, post office and beauty shop. Each resident receives a customized activity schedule through the Vitality Club, and residents may sing their favorite hymns, create art projects or perform chair exercises. Memory care residents are encouraged to continue participating in their favorite hobbies, such as gardening and crafts. Through the unique Second Wind Dreams program, residents can check items off their bucket lists. The fully trained staff includes memory care personnel and on-call physicians.

      What Residents Are Saying

      Reviewers compliment the facility for its varied activities, with one visitor noting “the residents all get to choose their own schedule and activities, according to their abilities and interests.” The facility also receives praise for its comfortable rooms, which one reviewer says are “clean, fresh and smell nice.”

      REVIEWS: 4.2 out of 5 stars; 122 reviews

      PHONE: (210) 946-4994

      ADDRESS: 6849 Crestway Dr., San Antonio, TX 78239


      Franklin Park TPC Parkway

      • Resident Capacity: 111
      • Room Types: 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Private Rooms, Townhomes
      • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care
      • Base Pricing: $2,295 for independent living, $3,495 for assisted living, $5,495 for memory care

      Franklin Park TPC Parkway is located in the Stone Oak neighborhood of northern San Antonio. This community places a high emphasis on activities and offers unique daily schedules for residents at all three levels of care. Activities are plentiful and include bingo, movie nights, Zumba classes and religious services. The facility also offers a wide range of amenities, among them a hair and nail salon, library, game room and arts and crafts center. All residents are issued a wireless emergency response pendant that allows them to contact staff should the need arise, and residents are welcome to bring small pets with them. The facility’s kitchen prepares meals on-site from scratch, and residents can reserve a private dining room for special occasions.

      What Residents Are Saying

      Residents appreciate having a separate bedroom from their living area and say the rooms are “very nice … they’re kept up very well.” Loved ones praise the condition of the facility and its upbeat atmosphere. The staff members earn special recognition and loved ones say, “Everybody is very welcoming and friendly.”

      REVIEWS: 4.1 out of 5 stars; 134 reviews

      PHONE: (210) 483-9999

      ADDRESS: 21802 Encino Commons, San Antonio, TX 78259


      Heritage at Westover Hills

      • Resident Capacity: 84
      • Room Types: Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Companion Suites
      • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Respite
      • Base Pricing: Assisted living starting at $1,995 per month. Memory care starting at $3,970 per month

      One of San Antonio’s newest assisted living and memory care communities, Heritage at Westover Hills offers a progressive, person-centered approach to senior living. Amenities and programs are personalized, acknowledging each resident’s interests and level-of-care needs, and focuses on keeping them involved and thriving in all aspects of social life. The daily schedule includes a wide variety of opportunities for cultural, vocational, environmental and intergenerational pursuits. The community is thoughtfully designed to feel like a neighborhood, combining apartment-style living with tranquil courtyards, walking paths and a resident garden to encourage friendships. This holistic approach to senior wellness extends to the Traditions memory care program, which provides meaningful life engaging activities and secure care for residents with Alzheimer’s and dementia, promoting feelings of comfort. Heritage at Westover Hills is a pet-friendly community.

      What Residents Are Saying

      Residents and family members appreciate the convenient location and welcoming atmosphere of Heritage at Westover Hills. One online reviewer says, “it’s a wonderful, state-of-the-art facility with caring and kind employees. This place feels like a dream home.”

      REVIEWS: 3.76 out of 5 stars; 42 reviews

      PHONE: (833) 873-8733

      ADDRESS: 4315 Rogers Rd., San Antonio, TX 78251


      Memory Care of Westover Hills

      • Resident Capacity: 64
      • Room Types: Studios, Shared Rooms
      • Care Provided: Memory Care, Respite
      • Base Pricing: Starting at $4,000 per month

      Memory Care of Westover Hills is located in San Antonio, Texas, and offers memory care for seniors. Two of the goals of the facility are to maximize the functional independence of residents and to encourage them to participate in activities that foster social engagement, such as exercise classes and bingo games. Residents also participate in arts and craft classes along with spiritual and faith-based activities.The facility features walking paths and a beauty salon along with a fitness center and billiards lounge, and spa and massage therapy are offered.

      What Residents Are Saying

      Family members of residents and visitors to the facility note that the rooms are clean and the personnel is organized and friendly. Visitors describe the facility and grounds as beautiful. One visitor said in a review, “Beautiful facility and grounds! Excellent Management and Staff!” Pet therapy is also offered and appreciated by family and friends of residents.

      REVIEWS: 4.5 out of 5 stars; 15 reviews

      PHONE: (210) 802-6653

      ADDRESS: 10910 Town Center Dr., San Antonio, TX 78251


      Poet’s Walk San Antonio

      • Resident Capacity: 62
      • Room Types: Studios, Companion Suites
      • Care Provided: Memory Care
      • Base Pricing: $5,000

      Driven by its motto, “Caring with a Commitment to Quality,” Poet’s Walk provides a person-centered approach while applying innovative, state-of-the-art programs to create a holistic memory care environment. As part of the Spring Hills Memory Care Community, this facility in San Antonio, Texas, works to create a positive culture and ensures the total commitment of everyone involved through the Company, Associates, Residents, Expectations (C.A.R.E.) program. Personalized care and monitoring is designed using the Healthsense system, a modern technology that provides precise data about each resident’s behavioral patterns. Additionally, the PointClickCare’s Point of Care technology and the Electronic Medication Administration Record system allows nurses and caregivers to be more accurately responsive to residents’ needs. While employing technology in its memory care approach, Poet’s Walk provides its residents with a healthy, caring environment that encourages peer socialization, recreation and quality time with loved ones and even with pets.

      What Residents Are Saying

      A daughter mentioned through an online review that the system at Poet’s Walk allows the staff to identify the memory care needs of the residents. Another relative noticed that her mom’s life has a purpose again since she’s having fun with new friends she met at the community. Another reviewer appreciates the facility’s designated Family Ambassador, whom they can easily contact for information and updates regarding their loved one.

      REVIEWS: 4.82 out of 5 stars; 34 reviews

      PHONE: (210) 465-1386

      ADDRESS: 5438 Presidio Pkwy., San Antonio, TX 78249


      Sodalis at Garden Ridge

      • Resident Capacity: 46
      • Room Types: Private Rooms
      • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Respite
      • Base Pricing: Assisted living starting at $3,325 per month. Memory care starting at $4,675 per month

      Nestled in the verdant hill country north of San Antonio, Sodalis at Garden Ridge is an intimate, homelike facility for seniors seeking assisted living and memory care services. The community is intentionally small to facilitate a very personalized, dignified experience for residents. The laid-back country setting offers lush lawns, mature shade trees and plentiful wildlife viewing opportunities. Residents enjoy spacious private rooms and baths. They share large communal spaces, including a living room with fireplace, dining room, patio and exercise area. A high staff-to-resident ratio and 24-hour support ensures residents with dementia receive attentive, compassionate care. An innovative exercise and wellness program combines with technology enhancement programs and a specialized culinary program to help keep memory care residents physically active, mentally stimulated and nourished with mind-healthy recipes. An enthusiastic full-time engagement director orchestrates bridge and bingo games, live music and entertainment, dancing and walking clubs.

      What Residents Are Saying

      “Clean” and “comfortable” are words frequently used to describe Sodalis at Garden Ridge. Families appreciate the warm, homey environment and the peaceful country setting. One reviewer wrote, “My mom is in Sodalis. It’s very good, and we like it. Everybody is super nice and seems to really care about the residents.”

      REVIEWS: 4.32 out of 5 stars; 29 reviews

      PHONE: (210) 651-6377

      ADDRESS: 19095 FM 2252, San Antonio, TX 78266


      Sodalis at Stone Oak

      • Resident Capacity: 65
      • Room Types: Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, Shared Rooms
      • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Respite
      • Base Pricing: Assisted living starting at $2,850 per month. Memory care starting at $4,000 per month.

      Sodalis at Stone Oak is a smaller, people-focused community providing 24-hour assisted living and memory care as well as short-term respite care in an elegant yet comfortable setting. Its intimate size is coupled with a high staff-to-resident ratio and a compassionate, intelligent staff that aims to give skilled, highly personalized care suited to each resident’s specific needs. Memory care residents enjoy intentionally-designed, attractive and secure outdoor spaces with brightly cushioned chairs and sunny indoor community gathering rooms. Residents’ unique interests inspire daily activities facilitated by the full-time engagement director that include walking clubs, live music and memory enhancement programming. The internet cafe, bar area and luxurious living room provide ample space for socializing, and a culinary team serves flavorful, nutritious meals in the tastefully decorated dining room.

      What Residents Are Saying

      Reviewers praise Sodalis at Stone Oak’s kind, accommodating staff and excellent food. One resident’s family member says, “From day one the entire staff has been there to help and assist with any special needs or accommodations. The food has been exceptional, and they’ve worked with us on the special diet needs (no seasonings). We are thankful every day that we found this home for our loved one.”

      REVIEWS: 3.85 out of 5 stars; 34 reviews

      PHONE: (210) 960-7235

      ADDRESS: 25690 Wilderness Oak, San Antonio, TX 78261


      Stone Oak Care Center

      • Resident Capacity: 20
      • Room Types: 1-Bedroom Apartments, Companion Suites, Semi-Private Rooms in Memory Care
      • Care Provided: Memory Care, Skilled Nursing
      • Base Pricing: Skilled nursing style semi-private studio apartments are $4,920

      Stone Oak Care Center is located by North Central Baptist Hospital in northern San Antonio. It places an emphasis on social bonds and offers several activities to further them, including arts and crafts, bowling, gardening and outings in the community. The facility provides Wi-Fi to help residents stay connected, and several amenities encourage socialization, including an ice cream parlor, a gazebo with a pond and a gym designed for senior citizens. Residents have the option of enjoying meals in the privacy of their rooms or in the dining area, and meals are prepared in accordance with both local cuisine and residents’ preferences.

      What Residents Are Saying

      Residents and loved ones appreciate Stone Oak’s senior-friendly atmosphere, which includes wide hallways and an emphasis on cleanliness. Staff members earn praise for their treatment of residents and are described as “nothing but caring and compassionate.” One reviewer notes, “They cared for our father as if he was a member of their own family.”

      REVIEWS: 3.5 out of 5 stars; 37 reviews

      PHONE: (210) 481-9000

      ADDRESS: 505 Madison Oak Ave., San Antonio, TX 78258


      The Forum at Lincoln Heights

      • Resident Capacity:28 Private Memory Care Rooms
      • Room Types:1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Private Rooms
      • Care Provided: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Respite, Skilled Nursing
      • Base Pricing: $2,794 for independent living, $4,154 for assisted living, $5,264 for memory care

      The Forum at Lincoln Heights is a full-service Five Star Senior Living facility emphasizing quality of life and engagement through unique, well-run activities, 16 acres of manicured grounds with numerous lifestyle amenities and a Bridge to Rediscovery Montessori-based memory care program. The program’s focus is to provide individualized attention for each resident, and to utilize recreational and occupational therapy to keep them engaged. Residents can also enjoy the on-site amenities – they can view films in the theater, get a manicure in the beauty salon or participate in a beer brewing, sign language or bible study class. In the large, upscale dining room, a culinary team serves meals that incorporate fresh, healthy ingredients and recipes designed by celebrity Executive Chef Brad Miller.

      What Residents Are Saying

      Reviewers rave about The Forum at Lincoln Heights’ caring staff and excellent food. One family member writes, “The staff is proactive, highly responsive and always ready to help. I get questions answered quickly and my family member looks younger and healthier… I have lunch there nearly every Sunday and have yet to experience a bad or even mediocre meal.”

      REVIEWS: 4.6 out of 5 stars; 78 reviews

      PHONE: (210) 824-2314

      ADDRESS: 311 W Nottingham Dr., San Antonio, TX 78209