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San Antonio is often listed as a hot retirement destination on many “Best Cities for Retirement” lists. The city’s relatively low cost of living, warm weather, walkable downtown, and abundance of health care options make it a popular choice for retirement. Plus, the range of senior living options enables seniors to age in place. With 46 assisted living facilities to choose from in A Place for Mom’s network alone, seniors in San Antonio can easily find the most suitable option for their care needs.
In this guide to San Antonio assisted living, we use our 20+ years of experience in the senior living industry to help your senior loved one find their ideal assisted living community. We’ve used proprietary data to bring you information on local costs, how seniors pay, local assisted living features, senior demographics, and senior-specific resources and activities. With this hyperlocal data and helpful information, we can help you narrow your options. Below, you’ll be able to navigate assisted living communities by what matters most to you — highest overall ratings, affordability, dining options, amenities, services, and more.
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It has been a good experince. It's a nice place, and my loved one is pretty content. I picked this community because of the cleanliness, it's smaller in size and close to home.
While she lived in this care home, my mom felt at home. She was well cared for. She was clean and well kept and felt good about getting her hair and nails done. She really enjoyed all the meals and snacks, and she really loved all the offered activities. It really helps that [name removed] is an experienced nurse because she better understands how to assess issues, implement a course of action, and then reassess. [name removed] stayed on top of mom’s medications and communicated well with mom’s PCP so to ensure the medication was appropriate and working well. It turns out that with previous providers mom was taking a lot of unnecessary medication with debilitating side effects. I am so grateful [name removed] picked up on it and intervened. Mom was a lot more functional and interactive after that. This adult care home really promotes quality of life and that made my mom enjoy life once again. I really appreciate that mom had a lot of companionship with all the staff and other residents.
Visited several senior communities about 2 years ago with a "Senior" friend (88 YO). When we visited Adante, we both were quite impressed and loved it immediately. The price for a one bedroom apartement was the least expensive of all we visited. Our friend decided to go into Adante Independant Living where she has been for two years. The experience during those two years was exceptional (positve, pleasant, beautiful, good food, friendly people). Recently our friend reached the point where she needed some exta assistance so we encouranged her to move to Adante Assisted Living - same campus different building. From the beginning, we knew this was an excellent decision. The people at Adante Assisted LIving, from the Managing staff to the individual care givers, were MORE than kind and accommodating. To give a rating of 5 stars is NOT enough. The attention to our friend has been over and above expectations! She is curently getting settled in and getting ready for their beautiful Candlelight Christmas Dinner with the "assistance" of the Adante Staff. Did I say "Over and Above?" You bet!!
15290 Huebner Rd., San Antonio, TX 78231
From the moment we visited, we knew Arden Courts was the right fit. The staff is caring and very friendly. My mom calls Arden Courts 'home.'
For nearly 25 years, Arden Courts Memory Care has catered to the special needs of individuals with memory loss. Staffed by specially trained caregivers, Arden Courts cares for individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Each community features home like common areas,...
1207 Jackson Keller Rd, San Antonio, TX 78213
Overall we've had a great experience with The Gardens of Castle Hills. All of the staff are very caring except for one of the PCAs. Once I told the director about it though, she was much nicer.
Ventura Hills is located in a quiet neighborhood in San Antonio, Texas. We are very close to the North Star Mall as well as to Olmos Basin Park, both of which provide popular outings for our residents.We provide personalized care in a nurturing environment. Individual care plans are developed for...
19110 Huebner Rd, San Antonio, TX 78258
Landing at Stone Oak is a wonderful memory care community. Their Montessori-style approach is refreshing, and it's clear that they prioritize safety above everything. The customizable care they provide for...
Here at The Landing at Stone Oak, our mission is to create the perfect blend of comfort, care, and empowered living. We believe that we are simply a small chapter in your loved one's journey, and are here to help assist in creating a supportive, and caring environment. By partnering with your...
575 Knights Cross Dr, San Antonio, TX 78258
My mom lives at The Haven and The Laurels in Stone Oak. I usually visit my mom once a week and every time I am there I find the staff friendly and helpful. The Activity Director, [name removed], is an angel....
Nestled in the heart of one of San Antonio's most desirable and beautiful areas, The Laurels in Stone offer relaxed resort-style assisted living. The atmosphere is welcoming and gracious, including beautifully appointed rooms and amenities you'd come to expect from an exceptional senior living...
8103 North Hollow, San Antonio, TX 78240
Very caring staff mgt does everything in their power to make life good for daily living. Excellent food, great transportation, activities offer something for everyone. One department lacks good leadership.
Villa de San Antonio, a Kisco Senior Living Community, is ideally located in the medical center area of San Antonio, close to world-class health services, thriving businesses, the University of Texas Health Science Center and convenient shopping and entertainment venues. The Villa de San Antonio...
8700 Post Oak Ln, San Antonio, TX 78217
I picked this community because, It is closer, overall, to my old house, my sister's assisted living community, and my son's home. I could see, immediately, that the residents of this community are, mostly,...
The Inn at Los Patios is a skillful blend of elegant privacy and bustling community life for active independent and assisted living adults. Combining a spectacular wooded setting in a prestigious northeast location with striking design and craftsmanship, The Inn is San Antonio's most...
6960 Pembroke Rd, San Antonio, TX 78240
We are very impressed having a well educated and licensed nurse in the home. Mom’s always busy doing something that she likes: dominos, crochet, painting, singing, and getting all prettied up for onsite...
About Us:We are Pecan Views Senior Care and we strive for excellence in care and compassion. We have a beautiful newly constructed facility in the medical center offering 6 private rooms in a home like setting. Meals are home cooked and made to taste for each resident. Snacks are also provided...
4096 De Zavala Road, San Antonio, TX 78249
I appreciate all the activities offered, exercise programs, the comfortable accommodations,how clean the facility and my loved ones room is! The total first impression of the entire home outside and in was...
Our pet-friendly community in San Antonio, Texas, offers both assisted living for seniors needing a little help with day-to-day activities and memory care for those who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or another type of dementia.As an assisted living resident at our community, you’ll relish...
13303 Jones Maltsberger Road, San Antonio, TX 78247
From my first tour 8 months ago, to today, I have nothing but praise for this facility and all the wonderful folks that keep my 102 year-old mother comfortable, safe, and happy which became impossible for me...
Our home-like, inviting assisted living community in culture-rich San Antonio, Texas, is close to numerous shopping and dining options, as well as fascinating local attractions, such as the historic Alamo and the world-famous San Antonio River Walk. Our community offers spacious private...
10 Lynn Batts, San Antonio, TX 78218
We picked this community, the size. I wanted a small community for my mother so she could have more one on one. The staff and office personnel seemed sincere. I would say go here. I really didn't get to...
Colonial Gardens in San Antonio promotes a living center that is dignified, and does not strip the independence away from a senior. Memory care can be very complicated. We provide a senior living environment that can provide the safety and security that a senior suffering with memory problems...
311 W Nottingham Dr,, San Antonio, TX 78209
This is the best place! My aunt [name removed] loves it there, the food is amazing , staff it wonderful they cater to all your needs. She has lived here for the past 3 year and has met so many new friends.,...
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5331 Hamilton Wolfe Road, San Antonio, TX 78229
It has been good for my mom. People are friendly and seem to care a lot. The food is good. We picked this community because of the price, rate lock, and location.
Join us at our upscale assisted living community, also offering Alzheimer’s and dementia care services, in the extraordinary, historic and culture-rich city of San Antonio, Texas, that makes retirement a luxurious experience. Your fine living includes well-appointed, cozy common areas, a spacious...
10107 Military Dr W, San Antonio, TX 78251
They did not have enough staffing for care services. Evening patient supervision was minimal. Not enough care staff with medical qualifications. If you had even 40 residents at $[removed] a month, I...
For the best memory care for your loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia in the San Antonio area, consider Cedar Ranch at Westover Hills assisted living and memory care community. We focus exclusively on memory care, providing care that's based on the most up-to-date research, for our residents...
6906 Heuermann Road, San Antonio, TX 78256
Discovery Village @ Dominion is a very nice place. The staff & caregivers are very courteous & accomodating. They've gone the extra mile to help my loved one feel comfortable in making the transition to...
Experience the warmth, elegance and choices that surround you at Discovery Villages at Dominion, a luxurious continuing care senior community located minutes from the Dominion, San Antonio's most elite community. Discovery Villages at Dominion is dedicated to a hassle-free living environment in...
10506 Wayward Dr, San Antonio, TX 78217
A loving and warm atmosphere is the most important thing that we looked for when we’re were making such a difficult decision to place our loved one. After our visit and conversation with the administration...
Carol Ann’s Home opened the doors of its first location in October of 2008. We were interested in providing a different type of care than what was currently available to seniors in our community. I believe seniors deserve to live and be cared for in home environment where they feel comfortable...
5996 Whitby Road, San Antonio, TX 78240
Our loved one is currently a resident at Brookdale Medical Center Whitby. The staff is always friendly and helpful. They had us attend lunch with them before we made decisions. The meals are exceptional and...
Our assisted living community offers an engaging social life that will pull you away from the TV and into card and board games, happy hour socials, art and other creative projects, lively meals, fitness classes and fun outings. We’re located close to numerous churches, hospitals, shopping and...
18323 Sonterra Place, San Antonio, TX 78258
The facility was very clean and the staff was amazingly pleasant not to mention helpful and professional. Very wonderful place for a loved one needing some level of assistance. I would recommend to others.
Franklin Park Sonterra is an up-scale senior living community. It is composed of 150 Independent Living apartments, 52 Assisted Living apartments and a two-story Clubhouse with numerous resident amenities. Currently under development with an opening scheduled for Spring 2010. Owned by Aubra...
14706 Hidden Glenwoods, San Antonio, TX 78249
Our loved one and family have had a great experience with Senior Haven Assisted Living. The staff and director are extremely compassionate, attentive, and loving. The community is always clean when we...
Senior Haven Assisted Living strives to provide a caring a loving home-like environment for every resident. Our goal is to provide the highest level of personal attention to the physical, emotional and social needs of all residing in our care home. We are a licensed care home who has been in...
3360 Oakwell Court, San Antonio, TX 78218
The director and staff always return my calls and they are always aware of what is happening. Everything is good They accepted both skilled nursing and memory care residents. I would recommend it.
At our community, offering both assisted living and Alzheimer’s and dementia care services, we’re all about making life as engaging, enjoyable and seamless as possible. As an assisted living resident at our San Antonio, Texas, community, you’ll enjoy a busy social calendar and a life of...
21802 Encino Commons, San Antonio, TX 78259
Like every new home, it took my wife a week or 2-3 to adjust to new surroundings and new staff. TPC handled it very well and helped her settle in. She was only there about six months before her sudden...
Franklin Park Stone Oak is in San Antonio, Texas and is a beautiful assisted living community in the heart of the city. We are in a convenient and incredibly secure area where residents can enjoy a variety of the amenities that we offer. Visiting hours are convenient throughout the day so that...
9505 Fredericksburg Road, San Antonio, TX 78240
I hope I do not need this level of care but in the future if I do, I want to be at Brookdale N. Fredericksburg community. What our family likes the most about this community is the level of care and...
Retirement is the time to indulge yourself and re-ignite some of those passions that got left by the wayside throughout the years. Our community, located in a quiet residential neighborhood just 20 minutes from the historic and culture-rich downtown of San Antonio, Texas, offers assisted living...
5034 Newforest Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229
My loved one is currently a resident at New Forest Haven in Independent Living and overall the experience has been very good for her so far. The staff and the residents are all so very nice and helpful. The...
Voted Top Senior Living Communities in the Nation 6 years in a row! Our personalized approach to Independent Living & Assisted Living allows residents, staff and other health care professionals to develop a service plan that meets the individual needs of each resident. Our pet friendly community...
8627 Lakeside Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78245
5 across the board except housekeeping. I found my parents' apartment needing more attention, e.g. bathroom sink, kitchen floor needed to be swept. There is only one licensed nurse (LPN) for about 60...
Grandview of Westover Hills-Serving the San Antonio and the surrounding communities, Grandview of Westover Hills offers Assisted Living and Memory care in the ideal environment for active seniors, as well as those who need a little extra help with daily care. We work with a variety of local...
5438 Presidio Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78249
I would tell a friend that the staff is what I'm impressed with. Very attentive and interacts with the residents. We picked this community because of the staff. I would recommend to others.
Poet’s Walk was purpose-built for residents with memory impairments. The entire community is secure and shaped in a rectangle figure 8. This design gives residents the freedom to explore. Our community also has 2 inner courtyards and one outer courtyard. Residents enjoy this freedom of going...
14595 Nacogdoches Road, San Antonio, TX 78247
The staff endeavors to assure the transition is smooth as this change is confusing and upsetting. They work hard to help them accept a "new family" setting, demostrating care and affection.
For those with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, our community, located in historic and dynamic San Antonio, Texas, offers a safe, home-like environment and exceptional memory care. And you get the peace of mind knowing that our staff is on-site 24 hours a day, seven days a week.Our...
The cost of assisted living in San Antonio depends on many factors — location, floor plan, amenities, and your loved one’s required level of care. The median rent for partner assisted living communities is $3,635 per month in San Antonio, according to A Place for Mom’s 2022-2023 proprietary data. This figure doesn’t include the cost of any service or amenity add-ons.
This price is higher than the average rent in San Antonio, but you’ll find that it’s for good reason. The cost accounts for rent as well as utilities and the following services and amenities, depending on your loved one’s chosen community and needs:
Below, you’ll find average starting costs for San Antonio assisted living before the cost of care and additional fees:
There are several means to pay for assisted living in San Antonio. Most families and seniors start their financial planning by looking at private income sources and insurance policies. They also turn to federal and state programs, such as the Veteran Affairs (or VA), Medicaid, and Medicare, to help offset some medical and assisted living costs. Here’s an in-depth look at some payment methods.
Your loved one’s available private pay methods depend on their current financial situation.
Keep in mind, long-term care insurance policies vary drastically on what they can cover. It’s best practice to consult with your policy provider to learn what assisted living costs are covered under your plan.
Also, the state of Texas has no personal income tax, meaning seniors don’t have to worry about paying additional taxes on their Social Security and/or pensions.[02,03]
Your loved one can use their income resources, such as savings, Social Security benefits, retirement pensions, and investment returns, to cover assisted living costs. Or, they can use a combination of the following:
In Texas, all assisted living facilities must be licensed and certified 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 Type A and Type B. Type A ALFs house residents who don’t require routine attendance and are capable of following directions in an emergency situation. On the other hand, Type B ALFs provide care to residents who require nighttime attendance and assistance for evacuation during emergencies.
All Texas ALFs must pass a life safety code, physical plant inspection, and health inspection before they are officially licensed. The life safety code examines a facility’s ability to safely house residents, while the health inspection can help ascertain whether it’s equipped to protect resident health. After an initial inspection, facilities are inspected at least once every two years. During an inspection, Texas Health and Human Services checks for the following in an ALF:
The general public can use the Long-term Care Provider Search to access each licensed assisted living facility’s most recent inspection report and general facility information. To request any additional information not found on the site, email RSLTCR.RecordsMgmt@hhsc.state.tx.us.
4601 W. Guadalupe St.
Austin, TX 78751
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5. p.m.
The city of San Antonio doesn’t have any COVID-19 regulations in place for assisted living facilities; however, the city offers regular updates and resources on its City of San Antonio COVID-19 website. Visitors are allowed on-site at assisted living facilities, but they must follow any protocols set forth by the community. Facilities are currently required to develop their own infection prevention and control measures regarding masks, physical distancing, and additional protocols for personal protective equipment (PPE) to help ensure resident safety during any active serious infection and/or outbreaks.
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San Antonio has an increasing senior population. In fact, the 60+ population is projected to grow by approximately 20% by 2040. The city aims to accommodate this aging population and has implemented a Senior Services Strategic Plan to evolve senior support services. This plan outlines efforts to rebrand city senior centers, expand medical services, and generally support local seniors. You’ll also find that San Antonio has expanded its senior living scene, especially the assisted living market, to accommodate seniors’ care needs and unique lifestyles. See what our in-network San Antonio assisted living communities have to offer:
When searching for senior living, many seniors look to age in place. Luckily, this is made easy with our in-network assisted living communities as they offer tiered levels of care. Seniors with minimal assistance needs can move in to the independent living unit and then transition to assisted living once their care needs increase. And, if memory impairments arise, many in-network communities also offer a secured memory care unit, suitable for individuals with dementia and memory loss.
Most partnering communities even provide on-site nursing care, including medication management, hospice care, and rehabilitative care. These services enable seniors to receive care within a comfortable setting, as many of these services can be provided within the resident’s unit or in an on-site clinic.
Seniors account for over 40% of the veterans in San Antonio. That is precisely why many of our in-network assisted living communities find ways to recognize and celebrate veterans. Many communities have a memorial wall in their lobby or common areas to commemorate veteran residents’ years of service.
Communities are also known to go all-out for Veterans Day celebrations. Many will host a well-planned barbecue, party, or a multitude of events. The city of San Antonio also hosts many Veterans Day celebrations, which can be enjoyed during scheduled outings or while visiting with friends or loved ones.
Many seniors choose San Antonio for their retirement due to its year-round, warm weather and access to the glorious Texas Hill Country terrain, including beaches, woodlands, and caverns. In the summer, temperatures tend to get high, but that’s no problem for seniors living at our in-network assisted living communities. Our partner communities are one step ahead of the southern heat. They provide indoor and outdoor accommodations with comfortable levels of AC.
Some communities provide amenities like shaded pools, patios, and walking paths, while others provide a wide array of indoor activities. Some indoor activities and amenities include on-site game rooms, movie theaters, fitness centers, lounges, and more. So, on days when venturing outside isn’t an option, there’s plenty to keep anyone entertained on-site.
Religion is very important to many seniors, so many of our in-network communities try to provide a peaceful, devotional space for residents to practice their respective faiths. Some communities even have an on-site chapel, a Bible study group, and visiting pastors. If a large number of residents practice the same faith, a community may even partner with a local religious leader who will host on-site devotional services.
Assisted living near San Antonio allows for more peace and quiet. Seniors from around the area are likely to stick to their favorite locales when searching for a community. Some of the most popular affluent assisted living options can be found towards the outskirts of San Antonio, including Stone Oak and Alamo Heights. These suburban areas reflect similar city amenities to San Antonio, with a range of shopping centers, restaurants, and other attractions. Local senior residents can explore museums, sample wine at wineries, and visit historic sites. Suburban areas also tend to have less congestion and more open spaces, allowing for more parks, golf courses, and scenic walking trails.
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Percentage of San Antonio seniors 65+ that speak a language other than English at home, according to the U.S. Census Bureau
Approximate percentage of San Antonio seniors 65+ with a disability, according to the U.S. Census Bureau
San Antonio has many health care options for seniors and veterans. Learn more about some of the city’s top-rated medical care facilities:
This hospital is the largest and most robust military health care organization in the U.S. It serves military service members, veterans and their families, and civilian emergency patients. It is known for its exceptional patient-centered care and for treating combat causalities and trauma victims.
The average age of seniors entering San Antonio assisted living facilities is 81, so their safest, most ideal mode of transportation is likely not the public transit system. To minimize any safety risk while getting residents from place to place, 84% of our San Antonio partner assisted living communities offer their own at-cost or complimentary transportation service.
If your senior loved one is more on the independent side or if you’re a visiting family member looking to take them around downtown, you may want to look into VIA Metropolitan Transit options, including buses, ride share, and paratransit services throughout the city. Seniors ages 62+ can ride for only a quarter Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and receive free rides on Saturday and Sunday. Seniors must obtain a VIA Reduced Fare ID to receive their senior discounts.
These scores from WalkScore might also prove useful to understand the area. Keep in mind that this data reflects downtown, not the entire city. Each score is out of 100 and is based on downtown’s public density, transportation system, walking and bike routes, and other city information:
San Antonio is the ideal retirement destination for seniors seeking a little bit of everything. From museums and parks within San Antonio to Texas Hill Country and coastal beaches within two hours of the city — seniors and their families can enjoy a variety of Texas landscapes and activities. Take a glimpse at some favored senior activities:
Many of our in-network assisted living communities in San Antonio also take residents on outings and day trips. Outings include visits to local parks, museums, and performing arts theaters, among other attractions that match residents’ interests. Note that many of these local San Antonio attractions offer accommodations for individuals with disabilities, so be sure to inquire with the attraction when planning a visit.
Arden Courts A ProMedica Memory Care Community in San Antonio, Bulverde Assisted Living and Brookdale San Marcos North are the top-rated Assisted Living facilities near San Antonio, 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 San Antonio is 4,263 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.
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