Seniors in Texas pay an average of $3,988 per month for assisted living, which is less than the national average of $4,300 per month. Those who can’t afford that cost on their own may qualify for Medicaid’s STAR+PLUS Waiver, which provides payments for medical and non-medical care within the facility.
The State of Texas also offers a Community Care for Aged/Disabled (CCAD) program for those that don’t qualify for Medicaid but require nursing home level care. This covers some non-medical personal care services that take place in an assisted living community.
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The caring staff at Morada strives to meet the individual needs of each resident. The facility offers a variety of fitness classes to encourage seniors to maintain strength and balance, and a culinary staff customizes meals to meet dietary needs. To stay socially healthy, residents play games in the activity center, take walks together outside, and enjoy meals together in the dining room. Apartments have emergency call buttons and wide doorways to accommodate wheelchairs, and wellness checks are performed regularly.
Cost begins around $3,000 per month.
New Haven, San Angelo
Residents of New Haven enjoy a variety of activities onsite as well as organized outings for luncheons, museum visits, and scenic bus tours. The facility’s unique layout allows each room to open to a central kitchen and common area — meaning no one has to navigate down long hallways to grab a snack or socialize. To enjoy the sunshine, there is a patio and gazebo outside, along with sunrooms for those who prefer to stay inside. Church services are available on campus.
Cost begins at $3,700 per month.
Christian Care Community and Services, Allen
This Christian Care Community is located in one of Texas’ safest cities. The nonprofit community offers help with daily living tasks, medication reminders, and weekly housekeeping services. Seniors stay social and active by chatting with friends during walks and taking scheduled trips to local attractions. A 24-hour attendant is on duty for emergency response, and physician house calls are available. A secure memory care facility is onsite if needs change.
Cost begins at $4,250
Mirador, Corpus Christi
Located along the Gulf Coast of Texas, Mirador offers resort-style living with access to 24/7 assistance. A dedicated activity staff plans classes such as water aerobics and yoga, organizes shopping trips into town, and conducts games that keep seniors entertained. Medication monitoring and assistance are provided, and a nursing staff is onsite 24/7. All suites have a two-way emergency call system, and regular wellness checks are performed each day.
Cost begins at $4,600 per month.
The Villages of Dallas, Dallas
Residents of The Villages receive high-quality care and live in roomy, pet-friendly apartments. Active seniors can walk with friends through manicured walking paths or participate in one of the many fitness classes offered. Regularly scheduled outings into Dallas allow seniors to enjoy all the local cuisine, seasonal events, and multiple attractions the city has to offer. A nurse is on call 24 hours a day, and a full-time in-house therapy team is dedicated exclusively to The Villages of Dallas.
Cost begins at $4,530 per month.
Good Samaritan Society – White Acres, El Paso
Good Samaritan Society is located close to many restaurants, shops and grocery stores, allowing residents to exercise their independence during regular chauffeured outings. There’s an exercise room, woodworking shop, beauty salon, and arts and crafts studio on campus, as well as a beautiful outdoor swimming pool. A chapel with weekly worship services is onsite, and memory care and skilled nursing services are available as needs progress.
Cost begins at $2,750 per month.
Fleurdleys Assisted Living, Fort Worth
Fleurdleys is a family-owned facility that provides Christian care for just 13 seniors at a time. A certified staff offers 24-hour help with activities of daily living and medications, and bathrooms are equipped with safety equipment. Residents enjoy group activities such as educational lectures and church visits. The facility is licensed by the State of Texas Department of Aging & Disabilities.
Cost begins at $4,100 per month.
Bedford Residence, Houston
Bedford Residence provides all-inclusive services for a low flat rate. Customized meal plans and activity programs allow seniors to receive personalized care that meets their lifestyle needs. From walking groups to quiet card games, there’s always something social happening, and a gardening program offers opportunities to grow and harvest favorite vegetables. Bedford Residence is owned by a registered pharmacist, ensuring that all residents’ medications are managed appropriately.
Cost begins around $3,139 per month.
The Healthcare Resort of Plano
The Healthcare Resort of Plano offers hospitality-focused care in a facility that looks like a 5-star hotel. Residents enjoy on-demand dining, a pub for happy hour, a fully equipped and staffed gym, and beautiful suites. Professional medical assistance is available as needed, and friends and family are always welcome to visit.
Cost begins around $3,500 per month.
Discovery Village at Dominion, San Antonio
Discovery Village at Dominion is a pet-friendly community featuring walking paths, secure courtyards, and beautifully manicured gardens. A 24-hour care staff offers assistance with daily living tasks, while an activity director keeps residents busy with social events, games, clubs, and outings. Onsite wellness and therapy centers are available for keeping residents active, and pain management services are available. Assisted living residents live in close proximity to the nursing station and dining hall.
Cost begins around $4,000 per month.