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Cost of Texas Assisted Living Facilities

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of assisted living in Texas is $3,545 per month.

The monthly base rate for Texas assisted living is typically higher when compared to neighboring states. Texas is also less expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for a one-bedroom assisted living unit in Texas. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

Louisiana$3,010
Arkansas$3,063
Oklahoma$3,345
New Mexico$3,500
Texas$3,545
U.S.$3,600

Much of the information above was adapted from the National Center of Assisted Living 2010 Regulatory Review.

Researching Texas Assisted Living? Ask these questions:

  • What terms does Texas require to be disclosed to you prior to making a decision?
    Texas may require the base price, payment schedule, services included in that rate and other items to be disclosed in writing - be sure to find out.
  • What is the Scope of Care offered?
    Find out the minimum services the facility MUST provide to you, as required by Texas. These may include 24-hour supervision, types of meals, medical attention, etc.
  • What are the admission requirements to live at the facility?
    Each state is different; find out what the age and physical health requirements are for this specific facility as well as facilities in Texas. Determine if the type of care you need is offered by the individual facility.
  • Will the facility complete an assessment and create a care plan for the resident?
    Texas probably requires an initial evaluation and the creation of a care plan - be sure to find out exactly what the facility offers.
  • Ask about the handling of medication in the facility?
    There are sure to be specific requirements in Texas - ask how the facility handles administering your medication.
  • Does the facility offer rooms and other areas that meet or exceed those required by Texas?
    Texas will have a minimum size of rooms, a limit to number of people per room, and even requirements as to privacy of available bathrooms - make sure you ask.
  • Does the facility offer the available required staff?
    Make sure the facility staffs the proper professionals, as Texas requires. These may include an administrator and caregivers, as well as round-the-clock staff.
  • Is memory care offered?
    Find out of the facility is licensed to be able to handle dementia or Alzheimer's care in Texas.
  • Are Medicaid waivers available for Texas for this specific facility?
    If you are unable to cover the costs, find out if the facility may offer a Texas Medicaid Waiver. You can also research at hhs.texas.gov.

Helpful Texas Assisted Living Resources

Do you have a question about licensing or regulations of assisted living facilities in Texas? Questions about licensing and regulations are handled at the state level. You can contact the Texas licensing and regulatory agency at:
Department of Aging and Disability Services
hhs.texas.gov
(512) 438-3161
Do you want to report an issue or have a dispute with a senior living facility in Texas? Your local Texas long-term care ombudsman can help resolve disputes and offer assistance in your long-term care decisions. You can contact them at:
Long Term Care Ombudsman of Texas
dads.state.tx.us
Tollfree: (800) 252-2412
Are you aware of all the Texas health-based programs available to you? Your Texas Health Department can be a great resource. Contact them at:
Department State Health Services- Facility Licensing Group & Regulartory Licensing Unit
Local: (512) 458-7111
Are you familiar with the Texas Area Agencies on the Aging and all the assistance they can provide to you?

The Texas AAAs (Area Agency for the Aging) are very helpful. These offices can provide guidance to those 60+ in Texas regarding elder abuse, caregiver support, insurance counseling, transportation and much more.

Find your local Texas AAA below:

Area Agency on Aging of the Panhandle
Amarillo, TX
(806) 331-2227
South Plains Association of Governments-Area Agency on Aging
Lubbock, TX
(806) 762-8721
Area Agency on Aging of North Texas
Wichita Falls, TX
(940) 322-5281
Ark-Tex Area Agency on Aging
Texarkana, TX
(903) 832-8636
East Texas Area Agency on Aging
Kilgore, TX
West Central Texas Council of Governments- Area Agency on Aging
Abilene, TX
(325) 793-8417
Rio Grande Area Agency on Aging
El Paso, TX
(915) 533-0998
Area Agency on Aging of the Permian Basin
Midland, TX
(432) 563-1061
Area Agency on Aging of the Concho Valley
San Angelo, TX
(325) 223-5704
Area Agency on Aging of the Heart of Texas
Waco, TX
(254) 292-1837
Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area
Austin, TX
(512) 916-6062
Brazos Valley Area Agency on Aging
Bryan, TX
(979) 595-2800
Area Agency on Aging of Deep East Texas
Jasper, TX
(409) 384-7614
Area Agency on Aging of Southeast Texas
Beaumont, TX
(409) 924-3381
Golden Crescent Area Agency on Aging
Victoria, TX
(361) 578-1587
Area Agency on Aging of the South Texas Development Council
Laredo, TX
(956) 722-3995
Area Agency on Aging of the Coastal Bend
Corpus Christi, TX
(361) 883-3935
Lower Rio Grande Valley Area Agency on Aging
Weslaco, TX
(956) 682-3481
Area Agency on Aging of Texoma
Sherman, TX
(903) 813-3575
Area Agency on Aging of Central Texas
Belton, TX
(254) 770-2330
Middle Rio Grande Area Agency on Aging
Carrizo Springs, TX
(830) 876-3533
North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging
Arlington, TX
(800) 272-3921
Community Council of Greater Dallas, Dallas Area Agency on Aging
Dallas, TX
(214) 871-5065
Tarrant County Area Agency on Aging
Fort Worth, TX
(817) 258-8082
Houston-Galveston Area Agency on Aging
Houston, TX
(713) 627-3200
Harris County Area Agency on Aging
Houston, TX
Alamo Area Agency on Aging
San Antonio, TX
(210) 362-5200
Bexar Area Agency on Aging
San Antonio, TX
(210) 362-5200

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