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Assisted Living in Texas

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OVERALL STATE RANK

Overview of assisted living in Texas

Assisted living facilities in Texas offer room and board and personal care services. Facilities are classified as large when they serve 17 or more residents and are classified as small when they serve 16 or fewer residents.[01] The median cost of assisted living in Texas is $4,700 per month or $56,400 annually, according to A Place for Mom’s internal data on assisted living facilities.[02]
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Assisted living state rankings report

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Overall state ranking out of 50

State scorecard

How we determine rankings

Our 2023 state ranking for assisted living uses A Place for Mom’s proprietary data collected from our community partners. First, we sorted through our metrics and grouped them into three pillars that are key in a quality assisted living experience. We weighted these pillars differently based on insights from our senior living experts. Then, we used these categories and their weighting to determine how each state ranks. 

Read our full methodology

Top ranked Texas cities for assisted living overall

Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Texas

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Broadmoor Court

2601 E. Villa Maria Road, Bryan, TX 77802
10
Review Score
71 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Tricia P - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

The staff at broadmoore took great care of our mom and are now caring for our dad. Lines of communication are always open, the staff is always friendly and courteous and the care givers go above and beyond!...

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The Waterford at Corpus Christi

5813 Esplanade Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78414
10
Review Score
99 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Arabella L - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

I enjoy having things to do with my grandma we get to play bingo and sometimes I win when I win. It makes my grandma very happy. It’s our time when we get to be together and have fun and laugh. Sometimes I...

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Arden Courts A ProMedica Memory Care Community in San Antonio

15290 Huebner Rd., San Antonio, TX 78231
10
Review Score
55 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Erin - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

We literally were scrambling for a spot and you guys found them for us and [name removed] the sales rep helped w everything from papers to renting a hospital bed and all of them stayed late to receive us.We...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Dallas

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Garland Serenity Home

4626 Candlestick Dr, Garland, TX 75043
10
Review Score
16 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
DHB - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Garland. Serenity home is located in a peaceful neighborhood, conveniently located near I 30 and George Bush Freeway. The atmosphere is very homelike and pleasant with contemporary furnishings. The staff...

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Sunrise at Hillcrest

13001 Hillcrest Road, Dallas, TX 75240
9.9
Review Score
62 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Misty A - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Sunrise on Hillcrest is a top quality Assisted Living with the most caring and compassionate staff. Very soon after moving my Grandmother to Sunrise on Hillcrest, they all became an extension to our family.

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Iris Memory Care of Turtle Creek

3611 Dickason Ave, Dallas, TX 75219
9.8
Review Score
44 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Bruce Edwards - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

We have dealt with [name removed] from the beginning and she is so amazing. She’s very interested in helping and she did ans actuallY still does. She is always texting pictures of our cousin and letting us...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Houston

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The Bradford Memory Care

19414 Atasca Oaks Dr, Humble, TX 77346
10
Review Score
23 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

The Bradford has met all of our expectations thus far - it is a great place. Compared to others, the atmosphere is very light and airy by the way that it is designed. When you walk in everything it well...

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Novellus Kingwood Assisted Living and Memory Care

2401 Green Oak Drive, Kingwood, TX 77339
9.8
Review Score
84 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Cynthia W - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

My husband lived at Novellus Kingwood from October 2023 until his death on December 10, 2023. He had good care while he was there. The staff are all amazing and loving. I would recommend this facility to...

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Atria Westchase

11424 Richmond Avenue, Houston, TX 77082
9.8
Review Score
93 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Ample security measures for the residents (without them feeling like they are jailed!) A very pleasant and secure area outside area for a daily stroll to get some fresh air. Lovely common areas. My friend...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Katy

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Carriage Inn at Katy

1400 Katy Flewellen Rd, Katy, TX 77494
9.9
Review Score
82 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

5 stars for every single category. The staff there are very kind and compassionate. They cater to every need that my husband has, and he is very disabled. They make sure every detail, for my husband...

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WoodCreek Bend Memory Care

1820 Woodcreek Bend Ln, Katy, TX 77494
9.6
Review Score
43 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

The only organized activity I observed was Bingo once a week. Also, the outside enclosed courtyard was locked. An employee had to put in a code to let someone out, and then a code again to let them back in....

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Atria Cinco Ranch

24001 Cinco Village Center Blvd, Katy, TX 77494
9.4
Review Score
76 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Glenn - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Yes, I would recommend to others. My mom and dad are happy at The Atria, and I am assured they are secure and well-looked-after. I would say it is a very good place to entrust your love ones. It was...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Fort Worth

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Sunrise of Fort Worth

6151 Bryant Irvin, Fort Worth, TX 76132
10
Review Score
86 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Allyson G - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

I can't even begin to tell you how happy I was to find Sunrise! From the time I made my first call to the community, through the signing of documents to entrust them with my loved one....Elated! The entire...

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Colonial Gardens - Fort Worth

6939 River Park Circ, Fort Worth, TX 76116
9.9
Review Score
174 reviews
Janelle - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

If you are looking for somewhere for your loved one dealing with dementia to live, look no further. Colonial Gardens is the PERFECT place. The staff here truly care. Your family member will feel loved and...

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Brookdale Tanglewood Oaks

2698 South Hulen Street, Fort Worth, TX 76109
9.9
Review Score
40 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Tabitha - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

My family and loved ones who reside here have received the upmost thoughtful care even in trying times. Everyone here is very kind and go out of their way to help a family through life’s transitions.

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Cost of assisted living in Texas

The median monthly cost of assisted living in Texas is $4,700 per month, according to A Place for Mom’s proprietary data. This falls in the middle of costs for A Place for Mom’s partner communities in Texas, which range from $3,400 to $6,300 monthly.[02]

The cost of an assisted living community depends on the type of care a resident needs. Round-the-clock supervision and monitoring along with general care needs are typically covered in the monthly cost and may include:

  • Assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as bathing and dressing
  • Meals and snacks
  • Medication management
  • Social activities and events

A specialty care community for individuals living with dementia will usually cost more. While memory care facilities usually provide the same general care services as a standard assisted living community, they also include additional services and safety features specific to dementia care.

In Texas, there may be other factors that affect the cost of assisted living including:

  • Location
  • Floorplans and the size of resident dwellings
  • Specialty gourmet meals
  • Luxury features and amenities

Many qualified seniors use Medicare, Medicaid, private health insurance, and/or veteran’s benefits to help reduce the costs of medically necessary care in assisted living.

Compare costs of Texas vs. the national average

Average monthly costs

Texas

$4,471/mo

US National average

$4,526/mo

Compare costs of assisted living vs. nearby states

Average monthly costs

Texas

$4,471/mo

Oklahoma

$4,350/mo

Louisiana

$3,873/mo

Arkansas

$3,982/mo

Mississippi

$3,489/mo

Compare costs of assisted living in Texas vs. nearby cities

Average monthly costs

Texas

$4,471/mo

Dallas, TX

$4,520/mo

Austin, TX

$5,282/mo

Compare costs of assisted living vs. other senior care types in Texas

Average monthly costs

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Paying for assisted living in Texas

Every family’s financial situation is unique, so the earlier you assess your aging loved one’s finances and set a budget, the more choices you’re likely to have. Additionally, if you’re planning to use Medicare or Medicaid to cover medical expenses while living at an assisted living community, understand that applications and spend-down periods may take some time, making planning ahead essential.

Numerous families blend private and public funds to cover the expenses of assisted living. For a comprehensive look at how to long-term care, refer to our complete guide to paying for long-term care.

Private pay options may include money from a savings account, pension payments, or retirement accounts. Many families use a combination of private pay options to pay for assisted living.

Assisted living requirements and regulations in Texas

The Texas Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) categorizes assisted living facilities, referred to as ALFs in Texas, as a Type A or Type B facility. Residents of Type A facilities are able to follow directions in an emergency and don’t require overnight assistance. Type B facility residents require assistance with emergency evacuations and supervision overnight.[01]

Assisted living facilities in Texas are inspected at least once every two years and inspection reports can be viewed using the Long-term Care Provider Search. To use the search tool follow these steps:

  • Chose location or provider name at top of search box
  • Enter city, county or zip code
  • Choose type of assisted living facility type from type of care drop down menu
  • Scroll to find desired facility

In addition to inspecting the building to ensure that the facility is physically safe for residents, HHS also checks the facility complies with state laws and regulations which include the following:[01]

  • Staff qualifications and compliance with background checks
  • Management of the facility
  • Records of resident health assessments
  • Facility is providing proper care and services
  • Room capacity
  • Medication management and administration procedures

Let our care assessment guide you

Our free tool provides options, advice, and next steps based on your unique situation.

Ease of access to Texas assisted living records

We developed a system to rate each state on how easy – or difficult – it is to find important assisted living records and reports, and compiled tips to help you in your search.

States with the most transparent records allow you to look up important information about each assisted living facility online, including inspections, complaints, survey results, violations, capacity, and whether the facility accepts Medicaid.

Access to Texas assisted living records: High

Public access to assisted living records and reports for the state of Texas is high. Key findings that informed this rating include:

  • Texas has a robust database that is searchable by city, county, and zip code.
  • Texas’ state website lists the number of substantiated complaints dating back three years, and provides access to specifics of investigations and inspections occurring within the last year.
  • Texas has fallen recently in ranking due to the database not receiving an update in some time.

How we arrived at our Texas rating

We developed a standard methodology for state data collection and evaluation, and we based our rating primarily on the objective, state-specific accessibility criteria outlined in these questions:

1.   Are licensed assisted living communities listed online in any form? Yes

2.   If Yes to #1, is the information updated frequently? Yes

3.   If Yes to #1, is the list of licensed communities searchable? No

4.   Does the state post inspections, complaints, survey results, or violations online? Yes

5.   If Yes to #4, is the information updated frequently (within 90 days)? No

6.   If Yes to #2 and #4, is the enforcement information included in the same place as licensed communities? No

7.   If Yes to #4 and No to #6, are violations and inspections searchable at all? No

8.   Is information about special licensing for care shown? No or N/A

9.   Is capacity shown? Yes

10. Are payment types shown (e.g., Medicaid, private pay)? Yes

11. Is the administrator/contact name shown? Yes

12. Can the state fine a facility? Yes

13. What is the frequency of inspections? [Every 24 months]

14. Does the website include pricing of facilities? No

References

  1. Assisted Living Facility Licensing Act. (2021). Health Facilities § 247.001

  2. A Place for Mom. (2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

  3. Texas Health and Human Services. (2022). STAR+PLUS, STAR+PLUS Client FAQs.

  4. Texas Health and Human Services. (2023, June 1). Appendix IX, Medicare savings program information.

  5. Texas Health and Human Services. (2023). Medicare.

Top cities in Texas for assisted living

8.7
San Antonio, TX
95 facilities
8.6
Austin, TX
47 facilities
8.5
Fort Worth, TX
42 facilities
8.3
Dallas, TX
81 facilities
8.2
Katy, TX
24 facilities
7.5
Houston, TX
104 facilities

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