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Assisted Living in Texas

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OVERALL STATE RANK

Overview of assisted living in Texas

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

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Overall state ranking out of 50

State scorecard

How we determine rankings

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

Read our full methodology

Top ranked Texas cities for assisted living overall

Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Texas

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Arbor House of Waco

2418 Marketplace, Waco, TX 76711
10
Review Score
43 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Art Hansen - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Our moms stay at arbor house has been wonderful. The staff and employees are very aware of the needs of each individual and are quick to respond to their needs. My family highly recommend this assisted ...

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Broadmoor Court

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

Broadmoor Court is just the place I was looking for! The staff is kind, courteous, approachable, and dedicated to caring for Mom and Dad. The safety and well-being of the residents are a top priority. There...

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The Waterford at Corpus Christi

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

I feel this is the best place for my mom. She loves it here and calls it home. Real family feel due to staff. Cleanliness "4" due to what I believe is not enough staff for cleaning. Additional staff needed.

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Dallas

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Brookdale Lake Highlands

9715 Plano Road, Dallas, TX 75238
9.9
Review Score
58 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Debra K - I live or lived in this community

I have enjoyed living at Brookdale since I moved in. The employees are nice and respectful. I enjoy activities like bingo and book club. Looking forward to some field trips soon.

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Iris Memory Care of Turtle Creek

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

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

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Brookdale Farmers Branch

13505 Webb Chapel Road, Farmers Branch, TX 75234
9.7
Review Score
39 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I live or lived in this community

I am thankful for the many people of the staff who work hard at making this facility a happy & safe home for residents. Thank you all!

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Houston

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The Bradford Memory Care

19414 Atasca Oaks Dr, Humble, TX 77346
9.8
Review Score
26 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
William - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Have already recommended to a friend and he moved his family member to the Bradford. Staff is great and they really work at engaging residents.

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Atria Westchase

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

My loved one is currently a resident at Atria Westchase and overall the experience at this facility has been very good for her. The cleanliness and friendliness are great. The staff is also great. The care...

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Novellus Kingwood Assisted Living and Memory Care

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

They are all fantastic. [name removed], the Director, is amazing. She runs a tight ship. She and the staff were very responsive and care deeply for the residents. The residents are all lovely and because...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Katy

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Carriage Inn at Katy

1400 Katy Flewellen Rd, Katy, TX 77494
9.7
Review Score
86 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Wintress O - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Overall I would recommend this place. They have very nice rooms, a clean facility, and the head staff are all very solid and seem to care. The food is really good. Some of the nurses are through agencies...

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Atria Cinco Ranch

24001 Cinco Village Center Blvd, Katy, TX 77494
9.6
Review Score
79 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Mildred B - I'm a current/former resident or client

I have made many special friends here. Everyone is so nice and helpful. There is a feeling of love here unlike other places I have been. The facilities are very warm and it feels like home. I love it here....

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WoodCreek Bend Memory Care

1820 Woodcreek Bend Ln, Katy, TX 77494
9.4
Review Score
45 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

A smaller facility so attention from caregivers is pretty good. Food could be better. Disinfection could be more frequent. Staff is helpful. Cost is reasonable. My loved one seems ok with everything. Overall...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Fort Worth

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Sunrise of Fort Worth

6151 Bryant Irvin, Fort Worth, TX 76132
9.9
Review Score
89 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

So far Sunrise has been a good fit for my friend. Not perfect but so far it's working for us. My friend has made several reliable and dependable friends with staff. They periodically come to check on her and...

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Christian Care Communities and Services Fort Worth

5100 Randol Mill Road, Fort Worth, TX 76112
9.9
Review Score
16 reviews
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

My loved one is currently a resident at Christian Care Communities and Services Fort Worth and the experience has been great for him. He is loving it there, it is just what he needed. Based on our...

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Brookdale Tanglewood Oaks

2698 South Hulen Street, Fort Worth, TX 76109
9.8
Review Score
47 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

The registration process was great! The staff went out of their way to stay in touch with us and guide us through the process. The nurse is very proactive with us and helped us to get all his meds set up...

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Cost of assisted living in Texas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Compare costs of Texas vs. the national average

Average monthly costs

Texas

$4,599/mo

US National average

$4,536/mo

Compare costs of assisted living vs. nearby states

Average monthly costs

Texas

$4,599/mo

Oklahoma

$4,363/mo

Louisiana

$3,926/mo

Arkansas

$4,067/mo

Mississippi

$3,501/mo

Compare costs of assisted living in Texas vs. nearby cities

Average monthly costs

Texas

$4,599/mo

Dallas, TX

$5,061/mo

Houston, TX

$4,633/mo

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

Average monthly costs

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Paying for assisted living in Texas

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

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

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

Assisted living requirements and regulations in Texas

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ease of access to Texas assisted living records

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

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

Access to Texas assisted living records: High

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

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

How we arrived at our Texas rating

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9.   Is capacity shown? Yes

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

11. Is the administrator/contact name shown? Yes

12. Can the state fine a facility? Yes

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

14. Does the website include pricing of facilities? No

References

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

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

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

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

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

Top cities in Texas for assisted living

8.8
Austin, TX
47 facilities
8.7
San Antonio, TX
93 facilities
8.2
Fort Worth, TX
42 facilities
8.2
Dallas, TX
79 facilities
8.2
Katy, TX
24 facilities
7.5
Houston, TX
103 facilities

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