Page Reviewed / Updated - July 08, 2020
The cost of memory care in San Antonio is considerably more affordable than many other areas of the United States. Memory care generally costs 25% more than standard assisted living and according to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2019, assisted living in the Alamo City is the same as the Texas state average of $3,750 per month, which is less expensive than the national average of $4,051. Average monthly rates for memory care are about $1,000 higher in San Antonio, Texas and the U.S.:
San Antonio’s estimated memory care cost of $4,688 is nearly $400 lower than the national average. The higher level of care provided to seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia typically involves a higher staff-to-resident ratio, greater expertise and specialized training for caregivers, 24-hour supervision and enhanced monitoring, security and emergency response systems.
To help you find the right San Antonio, TX, senior community for your loved one, look into our top 10 memory care facilities to see what sets them apart in the Alamo City. Most of our selections are single-story communities that accommodate memory care residents in ground-floor units.
15170 Nacogdoches Road
San Antonio, TX 78247
The Nacogdoches location of Seasons Alzheimer's & Assisted Care is in the vicinity of Comanche Lookout Park and conveniently situated next to Express ER San Antonio. We recommend this facility for those who prefer a small community setting. While it has a minimum staffing ratio of one caregiver for every five residents, it accommodates licensed physical therapy, home health and hospice care arrangements for clients who require extra support. In addition to providing specialized nutrition and hydration programs for residents, Seasons offers family and caregiver support.
9505 Fredericksburg Road
San Antonio, TX 78240
Brookdale N. Fredericksburg Road is one of our top picks for its person-centered approach to Alzheimer’s and dementia care. This 120-bed assisted living community has 25 licensed beds for memory care. Its large central courtyard has covered sitting areas, safe walking paths, raised garden beds and a greenhouse for residents' outdoor enjoyment. The Clare Bridge memory care program at Brookdale N. Fredericksburg Road has its own structured calendar of activities, offering residents therapeutic experiences through exercises and games, creative arts, music, color therapy and poetry reading.
2739 Cembalo Boulevard
San Antonio, TX 78230
For seniors who prefer resort-style living, we recommend Adante Assisted Living & Memory Care. This Sagora Senior Living community boasts an upscale neighborhood setting in North Central San Antonio, has multiple secured courtyards and shares the same campus as Adante Independent Living. Its Sagora Pathways program features Cherished Connections, a holistic approach to memory care that celebrates each resident’s individuality. The community provides a friendly, calming environment, employs validation and redirection techniques and offers a variety of relaxing and stimulating activities.
9203 Cinnamon Hill Drive
San Antonio, TX 78240
The William Assisted Living and Memory Care's innovative approach to Alzheimer’s and dementia care is why it made our top 10 list. Memory care residents are given around-the-clock support, compassionate care and customized engagements that are amenable to each person’s ever-changing state and needs. The facility’s purposeful common areas provide calm, quiet spaces as well as opportunities for social interaction. Its dedicated calendar of activities for memory care residents includes daily exercises, outdoor strolls, brain games, sing-alongs and happy hours.
9000 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78240
We included Brookdale Medical Center Kingsley among our top memory care providers for its convenient proximity to various health care facilities in Northwest San Antonio. This 136-bed facility includes 27 private studio and alcove apartments for memory care. Its Clare Bridge approach to Alzheimer’s and dementia care gives residents a sense of purpose and belonging. Memory care residents are given gentle guidance, visual reminders and a structured routine to encourage self-direction. The dedicated calendar of activities for memory care residents includes B-Fit exercises, arts and crafts, music, cooking classes and aromatherapy.
21802 Encino Commons
San Antonio, TX 78259
As a luxury senior community, Franklin Park TPC Parkway allows residents to indulge in carefree lifestyles. We included this independent living, assisted living and memory care community in our top 10 list for its sophisticated amenities and person-centered approach to Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Through the Refreshing Waters Memory Care program, residents are given empathy and validation, and their unique abilities are recognized. They thrive in a purpose-built environment and have access to the facility’s on-site chapel, full-service salon and secure courtyard.
3360 Oakwell Court
San Antonio, TX 78218
Offering all the comforts of home that give residents a sense of belonging, Brookdale Oakwell is one of our top recommendations for Alzheimer’s and dementia care. This pet-friendly assisted living and memory care facility in the peaceful Oakwell Farms neighborhood has two central courtyards for safe outdoor strolling and sitting. Other amenities include an on-site clinic and full-service salon/barbershop. Brookdale Oakwell’s dedicated calendar of activities for memory care residents includes karaoke, story reading, arts and crafts, baking classes and color therapy.
6849 Crestway Drive
San Antonio, TX 78239
The warm, elegant environment of Elmcroft of Windcrest makes this assisted living facility one of our top choices for memory care. This pet-friendly Eclipse Senior Living community has a modern, ranch-style home setting with a central courtyard, sun room and multiple indoor gathering spaces. The dedicated Chronicles memory care neighborhood is staffed by compassionate caregivers who respect the residents’ dignity, capabilities and personal preferences. Elmcroft’s Vitality Club program at Chronicles features therapeutic activities such as meditation, cooking, gardening, hand massages and scenic drives.
5438 Presidio Parkway
San Antonio, TX 78249
For families who want to constantly keep in touch with their loved ones, Poet’s Walk San Antonio is our memory care community of choice. Its Family Engagement platform provides a private portal that allows families to see their loved ones’ specific activities, view their latest photos and videos and engage in two-way communication. This 70-bed facility’s C.A.R.E. Flowers philosophy identifies residents as different types of flowers, based on their cognitive capabilities, to enable positive interactions.
25690 Wilderness Oak
San Antonio, TX 78261
Sodalis at Stone Oak offers luxurious amenities in a secure, tranquil setting, which is why we highly recommend this pet-friendly community. This 66-bed modern assisted living facility has private studio and shared suites that accommodate up to 21 memory care residents. Each resident is given 24-hour support and personalized care based on a tailored care plan that is adjusted to the individual’s changing needs. Personal transportation to doctor’s appointments is provided up to twice monthly.