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10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Houston, TX

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As the largest city in Texas, Houston is home to many seniors and a range of assisted living facilities. The city draws in retired seniors with its diverse senior living scene, while its stunning parks, cultural activities, and top-rated medical centers serve as an added bonus. Houston’s senior-friendly urban sprawl offers choices for retirees. A Place for Mom partners with 31 assisted living facilities throughout the most popular neighborhoods within downtown Houston’s 10-mile radius.

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Assisted Living
Assisted Living
Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Average starting price $X,XXX/month
Nursing Homes
Nursing Homes
Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.
Average starting price $X,XXX/month
Memory Care
Memory Care
Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Average starting price $X,XXX/month
Independent Living
Independent Living
Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Average starting price $X,XXX/month
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Residential Care Home
Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
Average starting price $X,XXX/month
Senior Apartments
Senior Apartments
Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Average starting price $X,XXX/month
Home Care
Home Care
Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.
Recent reviews of Assisted Living in Houston, TX
4.3 / 5.0

The staff is great, if you can afford the community it is beautiful. The community is flexible and accommodating and the community has gone above and beyond. Communication is great and they keep us well informed and updated. I have the cell numbers of everyone and they are all very quick to call and...

4.7 / 5.0

The atmosphere is positive at Serenity Garden. As small as the staff is they work hard. The room was great for our loved one. The food was good. I initially saw board games, and I didn't see them on return visits. The community did try to get the residents involved in different exercise

4.6 / 5.0

Very welcoming staff and community. They have learned the names of my brothers and my children and they greet us by name whenever we show up. They treat my mother and us with kindness, dignity, and respect. The food has been wonderful - good variety and nice quality.We really liked the size of this ...

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99 Photos available
88 Floor plans available
9.8
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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...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Atria Westchase is an assisted living and memory care community Houston, Texas. Houston is an exciting city located in Harris County, and it is widely known for its diversity, its arts and theatre scene and its recreational amenities. Whether you are planning a weekend trip to Houston or...
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9.8
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I am very impressed with Light Heart Memory Care- Webster. The place is always clean. It feels clean and fresh. It's not a fancy place like some of the others, but the ratio of patients to caregivers is so...
Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Care Homes: Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
Light Heart Memory Care consists of facilities that are all run on an identical model which is:1. All Light Heart Memory Care facilities are licensed and Alzheimer’s certified. They are located in Clear Lake, Pearland, Sagemont and Webster. All our converted homes are spacious, large and have...
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1111 Photos available
77 Floor plans available
9.7
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68 reviews
9.7
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68 reviews
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Mom has commented on the friendliness of the staff. Also on the overall positive atmosphere of the place. She has been impressed with the frequency of cleaning and how often someone just pops in to see how...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Embark on the best years of your life at Village on the Park. Enjoy active senior living at its finest and discover active senior living at its finest! Our convenient location in Northwest Houston is within easy reach from downtown Houston, Galleria and the 290 corridor. Imagine a spacious...
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9.7
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96 reviews
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Our Experience with Ella Springs was amazing in that the employees were always polite and understanding of the needs of our family member. We highly recommend Ella Springs to anyone looking for care of their...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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22 Photos available
9.6
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21 reviews
9.6
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Overall excellent, mom is mostly happy there but does sometimes gripe about service now being fast enough... given that she's VERY demanding. The staff i have met there are very nice... my mom doesn't like...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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88 Photos available
44 Floor plans available
9.5
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59 reviews
9.5
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We picked this community because it was close to home, activities to keep him busy and it was feasible with our budget. It is nice. People are friendly and they keep you informed of your loved ones' care.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
There’s a lot for you to love here.With both assisted living and memory care, at our community, you’ll have the care you need, when you need it. For memory care residents, we offer a program, also known as Clare Bridge. Rooted in “a person-centered approach,” our memory care program helps our...
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55 Photos available
77 Floor plans available
9.5
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33 reviews
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I would say that I wished I would have moved her there sooner. Picked Heritage because it was smaller, the workers were all extremely friendly to everyone and they the manager worked within our budget.
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
You can trust that your loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia at The Heritage of Clear Lake assisted living memory care in Houston, Texas. We focus exclusively on memory care, providing care that's based on the most up-to-date research, for our residents with Alzheimer's or dementia.At The...
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88 Photos available
33 Floor plans available
9.5
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49 reviews
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Here the environment is great. I saw both but things that brought satisfaction to me and my family. I would like to thank the staff for always showing up when dad needed assistance with anything and always...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Go do the things you love, and let us help with the rest.If you’re looking to redefine your independence with a little extra help, our senior living community with both assisted living and memory care could be the right fit for you. Here you’ll have the care you need when you need it. Plus,...
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1010 Photos available
11 Floor plan available
9.5
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59 reviews
9.5
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I give a 5 for all now but in the beginning it was quite confusing regarding medication administration. They kept messing up and could have potentially caused a medical emergency. We visit each week and the...
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Redefine your independence with extra help with the little things. At our assisted living community just outside of Houston, we can help out with things—like simple housekeeping and meals—and with more involved activities, such as bathing, getting dressed and managing medications. Here you can...
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1414 Photos available
1111 Floor plans available
9.2
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From the executive director to the leaders, everyone sincerely loves their work here and continuously displays it. When you walk through the front door, a smiling face greets you with " How are you or Can I...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
The Best That Senior Living Has to OfferIt’s time to discover what luxury senior living can look like. Trade cooking, cleaning and chores for a life surrounded by interesting things to do and interesting people to do them with. Our community is located in Houston, Texas and provides personalized...
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Photo of Brookdale Champions
1010 Photos available
66 Floor plans available
9.2
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44 reviews
9.2
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I would like to add a comment about [name removed] that works for your company. She has always gone above and beyond in helping us place Mom when we have needed it. The compassion and care she has always...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Here you get to define your day every day.If you’re living a mostly independent lifestyle, but you could use an extra hand with some of your day-to-day activities, Brookdale Champions in Houston with both assisted living and memory care could be right for you. Enjoy a carefree lifestyle when you...
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1313 Photos available
44 Floor plans available
9.2
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9.2
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Hey if you are looking for a place for your love once this this the place they will do your laundry you will have housekeeper you will have breakfast, lunch, and dinner and we also have happy hour activities
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Reunion Court of Clear Lake is located on the south eastern side of Houston Texas less than 12 miles from Galveston Bay. We are in a quiet neighborhood overlooking Sylvan Rodriguez Park. Reunion Court of Clear Lake offers assisted living for those seniors needing help with daily activities and...
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2020 Photos available
2121 Floor plans available
9.2
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72 reviews
9.2
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72 reviews
5 star
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The overall experience so far has been a 5. I have been very happy with the Belmont Village Hunters Creek community, and there has been no problems whatsoever. I would recommend this community to other...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Our Memorial-area community offers residents an active lifestyle in an ideal location. Conveniently situated minutes from the Galleria and just a short drive from the Texas Medical Center, residents have easy access to premier shopping, dining and entertainment, along with world-class medical...
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9.2
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13 reviews
9.2
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I really appreciate how much support they give to the family members of the residents - counsel, encouragement, regular communication about activities, medication refills, and daily life of residents. [name...
Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Care Homes: Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
Where Your Family Becomes OursFairbanks Court is a unique residence option for seniors who require assistance ranging from basic mobility and supervision to full Memory Care. Located just North of Spring Branch and just West of Oak Forest, we're conveniently accessible from highway 290 or from...
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9.1
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56 reviews
9.1
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We picked this community because of the size and layout of rooms, cleanliness and friendliness of staff.Excellent experience and very helpful staff.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
The Shores at Clear Lake understands the importance of community, and we invite you to join ours.Nestled in beautiful Clear Lake, Texas with our warm and inviting Mediterranean-style building, The Shores at Clear Lake Senior Living offers resort-style accommodations with exceptional and...
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1010 Photos available
88 Floor plans available
9.0
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We are very satisfied with everything. Staff understands the emotions of the home finding process. They made us feel at ease. Morningstar has prices that were comparable to places didn't offer the same level...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Houston seniors deserve the very best. If you are looking for the most exceptional assisted living Houston offers, we invite you to consider the contemporary styling of MorningStar Assisted Living and Memory Care at River Oaks, in the Upper Kirby District. MorningStar provides residents with...
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88 Photos available
9.0
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96 reviews
9.0
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96 reviews
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The community is an older building; however, they do a good job at keeping it clean. The bathrooms smell nice. My loved one's room was clean. I would highly recommend Morada Cy-Fair to others for their...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
At Morada Cy-Fair we offer senior living designed to meet the needs of seniors at various life stages ranging from independent living to assisted living and a SHINE® memory care community. We are located less than an hour from downtown Houston and about an hour from Galveston. Our residents enjoy...
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9.0
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12 reviews
9.0
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12 reviews
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I am so glad that I chose Loving Care Cottages. The staff is amazing. They are kind, compassionate, and attentive. They go above and beyond to make sure that my mother is comfortable and happy. The facility...
Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Care Homes: Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
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77 Photos available
77 Floor plans available
8.8
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31 reviews
8.8
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31 reviews
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Heritage of Meyerland is a good facility for a fair price. It is exactly what my loved one needs at this time. The room she has in memory care is a perfect size for what she needs. It has a private...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
You can trust that your loved one with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia is in good hands at The Heritage of Meyerland assisted living memory care in Houston, Texas. We focus exclusively on memory care, providing care that's based on the most up-to-date research, for our residents with...
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88 Photos available
22 Floor plans available
8.8
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69 reviews
8.8
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69 reviews
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The business manager answered all of our questions and was able to provide an excellent care plan for my mother. I highly recommend.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
You get to define your day every day.If you’re living a mostly independent lifestyle, but you could use an extra hand with some of your day-to-day activities, our senior living community could be right for you. With both assisted living and memory care, you’ll have the care you need when you need...
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1818 Photos available
1414 Floor plans available
8.8
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87 reviews
8.8
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87 reviews
5 star
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I recently moved my mom into an apartment here and she is doing so well! She is making friends and is feeling like she is a part of a community. She LOVES the food. The care givers have been responsive and...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
The Farrington at Tanglewood is a prominent senior living community in Houston, Texas that offers assisted living and memory care services. Houston is a family-friendly city that is home to several museums, eclectic shopping, and diverse dining choices. There is something for everyone to enjoy in...
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8.6
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141 reviews
8.6
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141 reviews
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Very nice, flexible and caring staff! Made moving easy, they worked with us even my mother needed to move in. Staff willing to step up for extra care when needed. Leadership remains available for both the...
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
At Braeswood Estates we acknowledge that every individual requires different levels of care at varying points of their lives. We are dedicated to providing specialized care specifically tailored to each resident’s unique needs throughout the aging experience. Our levels of care include assisted...
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8.5
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13 reviews
8.5
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13 reviews
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The staff at Autumn Years Assisted Living Facility are very professional, friendly, and accommodating. The facility is extremely clean. It's the closest place to home we found.
Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Care Homes: Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
Improving the Quality of Life of Our Elderly Loved Ones Here at Autumn Years, we are dedicated to providing comfort, security, and quality daily living for our elderly residents. Our Personal Assisted Living facility offers a home-like environment and a cheerful family-like atmosphere for our...
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77 Photos available
8.5
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8 reviews
8.5
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8 reviews
5 star
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My mother spent 3 years here. They were so good to her. She had memory problems and the caregivers were patient and very knowledgeable about mom's diagnosis of dementia. She had Vascular Dementia. Our doctor...
Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Care Homes: Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
Light Heart Memory Care consists of facilities that are all run on an identical model which is:1. All Light Heart Memory Care facilities are licensed and Alzheimer’s certified. They are located in Clear Lake, Pearland, Sagemont and Webster. All our converted homes are spacious, large and have...
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Nice place. Change of managers here was not handled well. It's been a bumpy ride for weeks now. I'm sure things will settle down soon. We picked this community because of the location, cost, friendly folks,...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
The Village of Meyerland is an assisted living community that is located in the wonderful, of Houston, Harris County, Texas. This community offers the most beautiful assisted living spaces in the Houston area. The Village of Meyerland prides itself on social communication and interaction. You can...
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Costs of assisted living in the Houston area

The cost of assisted living in Houston varies depending on the selected neighborhood, preferred floor plan, and required level of care. The median rent cost, not including any added care or amenities, was $5,355 per month at partner assisted living facilities within a 10-mile radius of downtown Houston — according to A Place for Mom’s 2022-2023 proprietary data.

Below, you’ll find figures that represent baseline cost averages and don’t necessarily reflect total move-in costs, add-ons, and fees.

Average cost comparisons near Houston, TX

Average monthly costs

Houston, TX

$4,629

How people pay for assisted living in Houston

There are several ways a person can pay for assisted living, so it’s important to maximize options by planning early. Many families use a mixture of private methods and public sources to finance assisted living costs. In this section, we’ve compiled a variety of methods and resources to help you pay for assisted living in Houston.

Private pay methods in Houston

Private pay methods are usually considered first when families begin crafting a payment plan for assisted living. Your loved one’s methods will depend on their financial situation and can include the following:

  • Personal income and savings. Seniors can combine their savings accounts, investments, Social Security benefits, pensions, and more to cover assisted living costs.
  • Health savings accounts. A health savings account, also known as an HSA, is a tax-free personal savings account that can be used to cover health care costs. If your loved one has an HSA, they may use it to cover assisted living costs.
  • Proceeds from selling a house. A moving senior might be selling their house, resulting in freed-up cash that could be used to fund assisted living costs.
  • Reverse mortgages. Selling a house may not be an option for some seniors. In that case, a reverse mortgage can help free up some cash for assisted living.
  • Life insurance policies. Some life insurance policies can be sold, surrendered for cash, or borrowed from to fund assisted living.
  • Long-term care insurance. Long-term care insurance policies can help cover assisted living care costs, such as assistance with activities of daily living, physical therapy, skilled nursing care, and more. However, many policies vary on what they cover, so it’s crucial to contact your policy provider to learn what is covered.

It’s also noteworthy that Texas is one of the few U.S. states without a personal income tax, saving seniors from tax burden on their Social Security benefits and other retirement income.[01,02] And, if a senior’s medical expenses total more than 7.5% of their adjusted gross income, they may be tax-deductible on federal tax returns.

Veterans benefits for Houston seniors
59735

The number of veterans who live in Houston, according to the U.S. Census Bureau

Approximately 45% of Houston veterans are 65+, according to the U.S. Census Bureau

Houston is a part of Harris County, Texas’ largest county, making it home to the largest veteran population in Texas. The Harris County Veterans Services Department benefit advisors can advise and assist veterans with a number of services — applying for pensions and benefits, processing VA claims, filing appeals, and more.

If a veteran senior qualifies for a VA pension, the senior can use those funds for assisted living. Additionally, disabled veterans may also be entitled to added benefits like the Aid and Attendance on top of their pension, which can be used to fund any costs associated with assisted living.

Resources for Houston veterans

2929 McKinney St.
Houston, TX 77003
Phone: 281-876-6600
Email: vsdinfo@harriscountytx.gov

6900 Almeda Road
Houston, TX 77030
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Amazing Soldiers is a nonprofit program dedicated to providing resources and reliable services to veterans in need of support or assistance.

3880 Greenhouse Road, Suite 409
Houston, TX 77084
Phone: 346-900-4551
Email: amazingsoldiers16@gmail.com

TVC advocates for veterans, their families, and their surviving spouses in Texas. They offer eight programs dedicated to helping veterans obtain benefits, file claims, and more.

Houston Medicaid for assisted living

In Houston, most seniors who receive Medicaid get their coverage through STAR+PLUS — Texas’ managed care program specifically for adults who have disabilities and/or are 65 or older. In order for STAR+PLUS to cover health care and long-term care costs in an assisted living facility, the facility must be licensed and certified by Texas Health and Human Services (commonly referred to as HHS).

Additional medical and nonmedical assisted living services can be covered through Home and Community Based Services (also known as HCBS) — STAR+PLUS’ Medicaid waiver program that can be used in assisted living facilities contracted with a resident’s managed care provider. This HCBS waiver enables individuals to reside and receive care in a residential setting like an assisted living community rather than an institutional setting like a nursing home.

Medicaid’s Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) program can help cover costs for the following types of assisted living services:

  • Personal care
  • Medical supplies
  • Adaptive aids, such as eyeglasses, hearing aids, orthotic devices, and orthopedic shoes
  • Nursing services
  • Respite care
  • Physical, occupational, and speech therapies [03]

 

Texas Health and Human Services assesses an individual’s need for the HCBS program when they apply for Medicaid. To qualify for HCBS, seniors must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be 65 years of age or older.
  • Require an institutional level of care.
  • Earn less than $2,523 per month individually or $5,046 as a couple.[04]

 

Note that not all Houston assisted living facilities qualify as an HCBS setting. In order to qualify, assisted living facilities must be integrated in a greater community and provide the following opportunities for interested residents:

  • Seek work or volunteer
  • Engage in local community life
  • Control their own resources and finances
  • Receive services in the community
Medicare coverage for Houston assisted living

Medicare is a federal program that provides health insurance to adults 65+ and individuals with disabilities. It doesn’t cover room and board costs in assisted living facilities, but it can help cover some medically necessary care costs at an assisted living facility.

Below, you’ll find Texas programs that can help you save on Medicare deductibles and fees, as well as help you apply for Medicare:

 

Part A covers hospital stays, care in a skilled nursing facility, hospice care, and some home health care services. Part B covers certain doctors’ services, outpatient care, medical supplies, and preventative services.

To qualify for the savings program, seniors must meet certain income requirements.

Houston resident Medicare resources

An ombudsman advocates for assisted living residents’ rights and helps families learn about assisted living options and payment methods.

Greg Shelley, Harris County Long-Term Care Ombudsman
6901 Bertner Ave., Suite 624
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 715-500-9930
Email: Gregory.K.Shelley@uth.tmc.edu

More information on Medicare coverage

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Visit the federal Medicare website

Dual Medicare and Medicaid coverage in Houston

Texas residents who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid can receive dual coverage through one Medicare-Medicaid Plan (MMP). This program is called the Dual Eligible Integrated Care Demonstration Project, commonly known as “the Demonstration.”

The Demonstration strives to improve service coordination, enhance quality of care, eliminate cost shifting between Medicare and Medicaid, and reduce costs for both the Texas and federal governments.

Eligibility criteria for the Demonstration includes the following:

  • Have Medicare Parts A, B, and D, and receive full Medicaid benefits.
  • Be enrolled in the STAR+PLUS program for a minimum of 30 days.

 

Dual-eligible individuals should be automatically enrolled and may choose to opt out of the Demonstration after they receive a letter notifying them of their enrollment. For additional information, email Managed_Care_Initiatives@hhsc.state.tx.us.

Understand Texas laws and regulations for assisted living facilities

In the state of Texas, all assisted living facilities must be licensed by Texas Health and Human Services (also known as HHS) in order to operate and house residents.

Texas Health and Human Services refers to assisted living facilities as ALFs and categorizes them into two types — A and B. Type A ALFs provide care to residents who don’t require routine attendance overnight and are capable of following directions in emergency situations. Type B ALFs care for residents who require nighttime attendance and assistance for evacuation during emergencies.[05]

All licensed assisted living facilities must pass a life safety code, physical plant inspection, and health inspection before they are officially licensed. After the initial inspection, facilities are inspected at least once every two years. The life safety code is used to ascertain whether the facility is built to safely house residents, and the health inspection helps confirm that a facility is equipped to protect residents’ health.[06]

Texas Health and Human Services inspections check for the following in a facility and more:

  • Sufficient staff-to-resident ratios
  • Compliance with employee background checks
  • Management of the facility
  • Facility construction
  • Implementation of safety and emergency features
  • Protection from hazardous areas
  • Documented reports of fire drills, systems, checks, etc.[06]

To access a licensed assisted living facility’s most recent inspection report and general facility information, visit the Texas Health and Human Services Long-term Care Provider Search. To request any information not found on the site, email RSLTCR.RecordsMgmt@hhsc.state.tx.us.

Additional information and resources

Texas Health and Human Services contact information

4601 W. Guadalupe St.
Austin, TX 78751
Phone: 512-424-6500
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

COVID-19 regulations for Houston assisted living facilities

Houston itself doesn’t have any COVID-19 regulations in place for assisted living facilities; however, the Harris County Public Health Department provides COVID-19 updates and general information regarding testing, vaccines, and more.

For the state, Texas Health and Human Services (also known as HHS) developed a COVID-19 response plan for assisted living facilities. They regularly provide updates through COVID-19 FAQs to help facilities stay up to date with practices.

HHS requires assisted living facilities to develop their own policies and procedures regarding masks, social distancing, and additional protocols for personal protective equipment (PPE) to help ensure resident safety. They must also allow all residents to have visitors, as it is a resident right.

Texas COVID-19 guidelines include the following:

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Vaccinations. COVID-19 vaccinations are voluntary for residents and not required for visitors.

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Masking. Residents and visitors aren’t required to wear masks unless indicated in the facility’s infection control policies and procedures.

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Facility cleanliness. Frequently touched surfaces must be disinfected often, alcohol-based hand sanitizers must be available, and sinks must be well-stocked with soap and paper towels.

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Staff safety. Staff must wear personal protective equipment when necessary and follow infection control policies and procedures during an outbreak.

Care and amenities of assisted living in Houston, Texas

241Number of in-network assisted living facilities in market
3.4/5.0 average in-network rating
45% of these communities offer memory care services
80% of these communities have an on-site physician (or comparable)
71% of these communities offer on-site exercise classes
71% of these communities offer interest clubs for residents

3781

Number of people referred to Houston assisted living partners by A Place for Mom in 2022

81

The average age of referred residents in Houston

57% of referred residents were female

Unique assisted living features in Houston

Houston’s population of 2.2 million is quickly rising and contributing to the growth of the aging population because many seniors prefer to remain close to their families. Houston seniors often seek assisted living options in neighborhoods close to their loved ones. Luckily, the city has no shortage of options. From luxury communities downtown to traditional communities in suburban neighborhoods, seniors have a range of options to choose from. Check out some unique Houston, Texas, assisted living features below.

Robust on-site amenities and activities

Due to high temperatures in Houston, many residents prefer to have as many on-site activities, amenities, and conveniences as possible. Our in-network communities do a great job of this, as many of them offer everything from beauty salons and fitness centers to theaters and libraries. Texas regulations hold assisted living communities to a high standard, as they require communities to provide weekly social programming. Many communities take this a step further and provide a rotating calendar of events and activities on a monthly basis.

On-site medical care services

Many Houston families and residents feel safer when care is available on site. Especially when an on-site medical director oversees care plans and an on-call doctor is available to attend to any urgent needs. Approximately 35% of our in-network communities have an on-site medical director, while 80% of them have an on-call doctor. Several communities also have visiting dentists, nurses, and physical, occupational, and speech therapists. These visits are covered by Medicare when medically necessary for residents.

Cultural and religious accommodations

More than half of our in-network communities employ staff members that speak at least one other language, with Spanish being the most popular one. A small number of our Houston partner communities also employ staff fluent in sign language, Mandarin, and French. Additionally, several communities enable residents to practice their faith by offering a place of worship, devotional services, religious study groups, or visiting chaplains. Some communities are even faith-based, enabling seniors to reside and practice their faith with like-minded individuals.

Assisted living in the surrounding Houston suburbs

As seniors age, many of them prefer to move away from Houston traffic. Luckily, there are several suburbs nearby with a range of assisted living options. In recent years, Sugar Land and Katy have become some of Houston’s most popular suburbs and retirement destinations. These suburban cities come with a lot of open space, enabling seniors to live in large, nationally recognized, and award-winning assisted living communities that house unique amenities and multiple care types under one roof.

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Unfamiliar with Houston? Highlights for seniors

277960

Number of 65+ seniors in Houston, according to the U.S. Census Bureau

33%

Percentage of 65+ Houston seniors that speak a language other than English at home

34%

Percentage of 65+ Houston seniors who have a disability

76%

Percentage of 65+ seniors that are not in the workforce

Health care for seniors in Houston

Houston is a health care hub for veterans and seniors. The city is home to two nationally ranked hospitals and the top-ranked hospital in Texas. Take a look at some information on the top hospitals in Houston:

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Houston Methodist Hospital

Houston Methodist Hospital is the No. 1 hospital in Texas and Houston, according to U.S. News and World Report. It nationally ranks in 10 specialties, including No. 22 in the nation for geriatrics, No. 11 for orthopedics, and No. 15 in neurology.

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Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center is the No. 2 hospital in Houston, and it nationally ranks in six specialties, including No. 43 in the nation for geriatrics, according to U.S. News and World Report.

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Memorial Hermann Hospital

Memorial Hermann Hospital is No. 3 in Houston, and it’s high performing in seven specialties, including diabetes, orthopedics, and cardiology, according to U.S. News and World Report.

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MD Anderson Cancer Center

MD Anderson is the No. 1 cancer center in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report. It’s the largest cancer center in America and is also nationally ranked in geriatrics, diabetes, and urology.

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Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center is a popular veteran hospital in Texas. It is known for offering a wide array of services, including health, legal, and caregiver resources.

Transportation for seniors in Houston

Assisted living facilities are home to seniors with a range of mobility needs. Some seniors are wheelchair users or require transfer assistance, while others just need some safety accommodations like grab bars, ramps, etc. To accommodate these various needs, most assisted living facilities provide their own complimentary transportation, at-cost transportation services, or easy access to public options.

Houston public transportation options include METRO, which offers buses, rails, and paratransit services to Harris County residents. Another option is RIDES, offered through Harris County Transit, for residents who aren’t able to access METRO services. RIDES service is provided to qualifying individuals with disabilities and 65+ adults.

For active seniors who’d like to explore Houston with friends and families, the following scores from WalkScore may be useful. They’re each out of 100 and are based on Houston’s public density, walking routes, transportation services, biking trails, and more:

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47

Walk Score

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36

Transit Score

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49

Bike Score

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Senior activities in Houston

As Texas’ largest city, the saying “everything’s bigger in Texas” stands true in Houston. The city expands over 426,000 acres and is home to a large number of attractions and activities. Because mobility levels and interests vary in assisted living residents, we’ve compiled a range of activities suitable for a variety of seniors below.

  • Museums. Seniors interested in lifelong learning will love Houston’s selection of museums. One of Houston’s top attractions is Space Center Houston, where adults can learn about the wonders of space exploration and view historic artifacts. Other museums include Houston Museum of Natural Science and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. All of these museums provide accommodations and resources for individuals with disabilities.
  • Theaters. Seniors who enjoy cultural activities and events love the Theater District in downtown Houston. It spans 17 blocks and houses several of Houston’s performing arts centers, where seniors can attend plays, ballets, symphonies, and more.
  • Outdoor activities. Nature-loving seniors can enjoy visits to the Houston Zoo or Houston Botanic Garden, where they can view flora and fauna from around the world. Both the zoo and garden are wheelchair accessible. The Houston Parks and Recreation Department also maintains several parks, trails, tennis courts, and pickleball courts for active seniors to enjoy.
  • Shops and restaurants. There are an abundance of malls to shop and foods to try in Houston. From antique malls to designer boutiques, the Houston shopping scene has it all. Known as the Cultural Capital of the South, Houston is also a fantastic foodie scene. You can even browse Houston dining options based on any food preference — cuisine, location, dietary restrictions, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

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The average cost of Assisted Living in Houston is 4628.93 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

References

  1. TurboTax. (2022, December 1). States with the lowest taxes and the highest taxes.

  2. Fritts, J. (2020, August 9). Does your state tax social security benefits? Tax Foundation.

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

  4. Texas Health and Human Services. (2016, March 1). A-3300, Home and Community-Based Services waiver programs. In Medicaid for the Elderly and People with Disabilities Handbook.

  5. Texas Health and Human Services. (2022).Assisted living facilities (ALF).

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

  7. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Population 65 years and over in the United States (S0103) [Data Set]. American Community Survey.

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TurboTax. (2022, December 1). States with the lowest taxes and the highest taxes.

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Fritts, J. (2020, August 9). Does your state tax social security benefits? Tax Foundation.

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

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Texas Health and Human Services. (2016, March 1). A-3300, Home and Community-Based Services waiver programs. In Medicaid for the Elderly and People with Disabilities Handbook.

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Texas Health and Human Services. (2022).Assisted living facilities (ALF).

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

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United States Census Bureau. (2021). Population 65 years and over in the United States (S0103) [Data Set]. American Community Survey.