When it comes to assisted living, Texas is a great choice for you or your loved one. The Lone Star State’s warm temperatures, rich history, and blend of cultures attract tourists from all over the world and make Texas an ideal retirement destination. Visit the art museums in Houston, catch a Cowboys game in Dallas, experience the Alamo in San Antonio, or see a show in Austin, the “Live Music Capital of the World.” The phrase “everything is bigger in Texas” turns out to be true: With several of the largest cities in the country, as well as plenty of wide-open space, there’s truly something for everyone here.
Currently, A Place for Mom partners with over 1,200 senior living communities in Texas that provide assisted living. Our Senior Living Advisors can provide you with a list of assisted living communities in Texas to help you find the ideal fit for your needs and budget.
The median monthly cost of assisted living in Texas is about $3,800, according to Genworth.
Assisted living communities are regulated by the Texas Department of Human Services/Aging and Disability Services. Public access to assisted living records and violations history in Texas is rated as high. You can use the state’s provider locator to research the violation history of an assisted living community.
In Texas, assisted living means a community for residents who need routine assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). Services at assisted living communities include but are not limited to: housing, nutritional meal service, arrangement of health care appointments, transportation, respite care, social activities, and help with ADLs. ADLs include but are not limited to: bathing, dressing, eating, walking, physical transfer, giving medications, or helping residents give themselves medications. In Assisted Living Type A, residents need only minimal assistance and do not require overnight supervision, whereas residents of Assisted Living Type B communities require more than minimal assistance.
Overall, the cost of living in Texas is considered to be more affordable than the national average. All index scores are based on a scale with the national average set at 100.
About 13% of Texas’s population are seniors. In the 2016 presidential election, Texas leaned conservative. However, many of its counties with larger cities — like Houston, Dallas, and Austin — tend to be more progressive.
Given Texas’s size, its regions have different climate classifications, so weather patterns vary across the state. The central, northern, and eastern sections of Texas have a humid subtropical climate. Much of the state’s southern border with Mexico along the Rio Grande has a hot semi-arid climate, whereas the northernmost area of the state — the “Texas Panhandle,” which is part of the Great Plains region of the U.S. — has a cold semi-arid climate. A small section in the far western corner of the state has a cold desert climate. Despite the different climate classifications, Texas overall has warmer temperatures than much of the country. The eastern section of the state is more humid with higher precipitation, whereas the western parts are much drier.
Moderate air quality means that those who are sensitive to particulates in the air should limit the amount of time they spend on outdoor exertion.