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104 Assisted Living Facilities near Houston, TX

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.

To help you wade through the abundance of assisted living options, we’ve scored Houston assisted living facilities using our 20+ years of experience in the senior living industry, data on senior living facilities across the country, and feedback from families like yours. We’ve also collected information on our partnered communities in Houston to compile this guide on local assisted living costs, payment methods, facility regulations, local senior-friendly activities, and more.

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Recent reviews of Assisted Living in Houston, TX
The Tradition - Woodway in Houston, TX

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 text back and they listen to feedback. I would recommend this community to others

Clayton Oaks Living in Richmond, TX

Clayton Oaks Living is a very good facility, and the care services are great. From what we have seen the meals and dining services look good we have not seen otherwise. We also think the value for cost is fair.

Serenity Gardens Friendswood

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

The Tradition - Woodway

6336 Woodway Dr., Houston, TX 77057

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It was a little bit of a rocky start in the beginning but the friendliness of the staff members have been very good. We assume the meals are great because our loved one has gained a decent amount of weight....

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

Good Living Community Care

5715 & 5719 Dolores St., Houston, TX 77057

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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We chose Good Living Community Care because of the convenient location and they worked really hard to get my dad into dialysis. The room sizes here were pretty good for what he needed. As assisted living, I...

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Providing You with home-like Community Nursing Care. Welcome to Good Living Community Care, your Community nursing care and Assisted living that provides a homelike environment structured with compassionate staff dedicated to enhancing the quality of life. Taking a pick at our range of our...

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The Cottage of Spring Branch

1842 Hollister Road, Houston, TX 77080

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My mom was at The Cottages for 6 months before she passed away last July. We couldn’t have found a better place for her. She had advanced dementia that my father and I had been dealing with for about two...

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

The Cottage of Spring Branch is licensed by the state of Texas in assisted living and certified in Alzheimer’s care and related dementia care. Our trained staff is geared specifically for the challenges that Alzheimer’s and related dementia present. We take pride in offering senior care that is...

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Holly Hall

2000 Holly Hall St, Houston, TX 77054

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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I have lived at Holly Hall for five years, in Independent Living. It is a friendly, caring community, and I highly recommend it.

Provides: Assisted Living

Founded in 1949, Holly Hall Retirement Community is a Christian, non-profit, Retirement Community concerned for the physical, psychological, social and spiritual well-being of each of its residents. Holly Hall, a full service retirement community, offers living accommodations ranging from...

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The Tradition - Buffalo Speedway

9339- B Buffalo Speedway, Houston, TX 77025

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17 reviews

We have had a very good experience so far with The Tradition, we have heard no complaints for our loved one about the meals and dining. We have heard the activities are very good and we would recommend this...

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

The Tradition-Buffalo Speedway is now open! Situated inside the Loop (Interstate 610) convenient to the Texas Medical Center, the Museum District, entertainment venues such as the NRG Stadium, and shopping. A rental community with no buy-in fee, The Tradition-Buffalo Speedway offers a 222-unit...

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Brazos Towers

4141 S Braeswood Blvd, Houston, TX 77025

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

Full service, non-profit, CCRC. Offering 183 independent living condos; 25 assisted living one bedrooms; 8 memory care studios and 37 skilled nursing and rehabilitation (private rooms available); Medicare certified.Submission of completed applications and approvals needed prior to...

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Cottage Grove Living

7441 Coffee St, Houston, TX 77033

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My grandmother-in-law was only at Cottage Grove Living for about a month, but during that time. We found the community to be a wonderful place, and she was very happy there. The staff and the owners were...

Provides: Assisted Living

The Buckingham

8580 Woodway Dr, Houston, TX 77063

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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This review is specifically for the assisted living and skilled nursing sections of The Buckingham, The Plaza. I believe they do a great job at both levels of care, although the longterm nursing is...

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Best Personal Care Facility LLC

7741 Tanglewilde St, Houston, TX 77036

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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1 review
Provides: Assisted Living

Best Personal Care provides a warm and inviting environment in a luxurious, residential home in southwest Houston within walking distance of a beautiful park, neighborhood churches and a buddhist temple. At Best Personal Care, our mission is to enrich the lives of our residents and their...

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Brookdale Memorial Oaks

1414 Sandy Springs Road, Houston, TX 77042

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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41 reviews

My first impression of Brookdale was that it is great value for the money, and the location is only minutes away from me. It is a superb facility, the sales lady who we met with on our initial tour was very...

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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If you’re living a mostly independent lifestyle, but you could use an extra hand with some of your day-to-day activities, we can help.With both assisted living and Alzheimer’s and dementia care on one campus, at our senior living community in Houston, Texas, you’ll have the care you need when you...

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Heritage Memory Care At Eldridge Parkway

1725 Eldridge Pkwy, Houston, TX 77077

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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7 Floor plans available
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19 reviews

The staff was great and they check our loved on 24 hours a day. Communication was great between the staff and our family. They would always contact us before we contacted them and the value we felt was...

Provides: Memory Care
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Overview of The Heritage at Eldridge Parkway, Houston, TexasAt The Heritage at Eldridge Parkway, we provide a variety of community amenities. Our purpose-built community offers the benefit of individualized care; every aspect of the community is designed to cater to the particular needs of its...

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Windermere Estates Senior Living

11246 Fallbrook Dr, Houston, TX 77065

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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107 reviews

There are a few things that could some improvements, but they are taking really good care of our loved one. The current staff members are wonderful, we just love them. We really get good communication from...

Provides: Assisted Living
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Windermere Estates offers engaging and personalized care focused on the uniqueness each resident and provide services best suited to their individual needs. We are conveniently located in northwest Houston. Since 1995 when our first community opened, we have offered a full range of personalized...

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Apex Oaks at Cypress Assisted Living and Memory Care

13702 Wimbledon Oaks Dr, Houston, TX 77065

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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We moved our mother 4 years ago to Apex Oaks. I want to express my gratitude and appreciation to the ladies of this fine company. They welcomed her with open arms and made her feel at home. They cared for...

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Apex Oaks Assisted Living & Memory Care strives to redefine senior living with professional care and an environment where the welcome never fades.We are nestled in a cozy, quiet neighborhood in Northwest Houston, Texas. Our community has ~20,000 square feet of living space with a private...

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Avalon Memory Care - Cypress Creek

9922 Grant Rd, Houston, TX 77070

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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3 Floor plans available
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9 reviews

Avalon Memory Care did everything even the impossible, the care givers were literally so caring towards our loved one. They went out of their way, and above and beyond their regular responsibilities. We...

Provides: Memory Care
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At AVALON, we set ourselves apart from other residences with the level of care and compassion we show to our residents. Our care is unique in that we treat our residents as people with individual needs rather than grouping them as 'those with dementia.' After all, a lack of cognitive ability...

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The Watermark at Houston Heights

1245 W 18th St, Houston, TX 77008

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
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Where elegant living meets dazzling Houston skyline views.WHERE EVERY DAY IS WELL SPENTModern residences elevate your lifestyle.At The Watermark at Houston Heights, the days can flow in many ways – ramped up with activity, relaxed and full of quiet moments, or the perfect blend of both....

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Cullen Residence Hall (The Center Houston)

810 Marston Dr., Houston, TX 77019

Provides: Assisted Living

Houston - Arad Senior Care 1

1612 W Clay St, Houston, TX 77019

Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

Houston - A Senior Moment 1

2312 La Branch St, Houston, TX 77004

Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

Sparrow Assisted Living

7414 Jensen Drive, Houston, TX 77093

Provides: Assisted Living

The Hallmark Senior Living

4718 Hallmark Dr, Houston, TX 77056

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1 review
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Tender Care Assisted Living 1

15139 Grand Vista, Houston, TX 77083

Tender Care Assisted Living has been unbelievably accommodating to all of our special needs and requests, and we have had a lot. The staff is really caring. They have wonderful people there that will do...

Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

Truly Converted

7225 Edmont Ln, Houston, TX 77088

Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

House of Matthews Two 7

8025 West Montgomery Rd., Houston, TX 77088

Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

Houston - Arad Senior Care 2

5410 Windswept Ln, Houston, TX 77056

Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

Anthology of Tanglewood

502 Bering Dr, Houston, TX 77057

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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:

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

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

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.

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

Get to know assisted living in Houston, Texas


Number 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


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


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


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

Percentage of 65+ Houston seniors that speak a language other than English at home, according to the U.S. Census Bureau


Percentage of 65+ Houston seniors who have a disability, according to the U.S. Census Bureau


Percentage of 65+ seniors that are not in the workforce, according to the U.S. Census Bureau

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:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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:


Walk Score


Transit Score


Bike Score

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

The Bradford Memory Care, Wood Glen Court and Novellus Cypresswood Assisted Living and Memory Care are the top-rated Assisted Living facilities near Houston, TX. These Assisted Living facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.

The average cost of Assisted Living in Houston is 4,555 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

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

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

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

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

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