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Page Reviewed / Updated – July 08, 2020
The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in San San Antonio, CA
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: $4,688
- Texas: $4,688
- U.S.: $5,064
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.
Seasons Alzheimer's & Assisted Care
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.
- 16-bed homelike setting with private and semiprivate rooms
- Activities include games, music, volunteer programs and special events
Brookdale N. Fredericksburg Road
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.
- Life skills and enrichment boxes available 24 hours a day
- Private studio, alcove and one-bedroom apartments
Adante Assisted Living & Memory Care
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.
- Dining with Grace individualized dining program for memory care residents
- Personalized life skills stations that encourage movement and interaction
The William Assisted Living and Memory Care
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.
- Teepa Snow’s GEMS approach to memory care
- Therapeutic life stations that create safe, stimulating yet manageable environments
Brookdale Medical Center Kingsley
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.
- 24-hour access to life skills and enrichment boxes
Franklin Park TPC Parkway
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.
- On-site medical, dental and podiatry clinic
- Memory care activities include bingo, creative arts, music, gardening and happy hours
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.
- Clare Bridge memory care program focused on preserving residents’ sense of self
- Life skills and enrichment boxes accessible 24/7
Elmcroft of Windcrest
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.
- 435 square foot two-bedroom suites accommodating 16 memory care residents
- Best Friends approach to memory care
Poet’s Walk San Antonio
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.
- Noninvasive daily resident monitoring through the Signature Trends program
- PAW (Pets Are Welcome) Program for therapeutic animal companionship
Sodalis at Stone Oak
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.
- Memory care activities include chair exercises, bingo, creative arts, sing-alongs and carnival games
- Beauty treatments offered weekly at the on-site barber shop and spa-like salon