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With its 300 days of sunshine, wide selection of enticing restaurants and food trucks, and robust live entertainment scene, Austin is an exciting choice for retiring seniors. The city has launched many initiatives to become senior-friendly and has even increased its local senior living and nursing home options.

Nursing home is often used as a catch-all term for a breadth of senior living facilities. However, a nursing home level of care is actually a specialized type of care involving skilled nursing services. This care level offers the highest level of medical observation outside of a hospital and is ideal for seniors who require 24-hour medical attention, hospice care, or rehabilitative services.

If you or your senior loved one doesn’t require 24-hour skilled nursing care but does need support with activities of daily living, assistance with medication, or memory care, an assisted living or memory care facility is an ideal setting. A Place for Mom partners with 28 of these senior care facilities within a 10-mile radius of Austin’s downtown. These facilities provide personal care, supportive services, personalized activities, and social programming to help seniors lead healthy, engaging lifestyles. Most of these Austin assisted living and memory care facilities also offer on-site skilled nursing services to their current residents.

In this guide to Austin nursing homes, you’ll learn how skilled nursing facilities compare to senior care facilities. You’ll be able to compare local average costs, ways people pay, and state facility regulations. You’ll also find a wealth of information on what Austin senior care facilities are like, data and features of our partner communities, and local senior-friendly activities and resources.

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Photo of Brookdale North Austin
1010 Photos available
44 Floor plans available
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9.9
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101 reviews
9.9
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101 reviews
5 star
44%
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27%
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The facility is not too large and therefore, I think there is a greater level of care. Everyone who works there, including the manager chips and to help when needed. The have won several awards over the...
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.
A Wonderful RetirementWhen you decide to call our assisted living and memory care community home, you can rest assured you are in good hands. With personalized care plans tailored to meet your specific needs, spacious and cozy accommodations and common areas and a variety of health and wellness...
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1818 Photos available
88 Floor plans available
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9.7
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42 reviews
9.7
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42 reviews
5 star
71%
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12%
3 star
7%
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I have lived here for more than two years and they have been very good years. They are all like family to me and are very helpful I would highly recommend this place to you. The food is delicious! Move here.
Provides: Assisted Living, 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.
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.
A Full and Rich LifeNestled within a quiet residential neighborhood, you may be surprised to discover a vibrant senior living community full of residents determined to embrace the golden years with newfound energy and excitement. Our continuing care retirement community (CCRC) provides multiple...
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1717 Photos available
9.6
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66 reviews
9.6
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66 reviews
5 star
57%
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36%
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5%
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The folks that work at Parsons House are caring and thoughtful. I know that my father is safe and comfortable. The location is close by so we can visit whenever we need to or easily pick Dad up for...
Provides: Assisted Living, 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.
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.
Parsons House Austin is a licensed Type A Assisted Living by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services. At Parsons House Austin, we offer a variety of community features. We love to accommodate visiting guests, meals included. Dining includes restaurant-style dining, private dining rooms...
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1616 Photos available
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9.5
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51 reviews
9.5
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51 reviews
5 star
66%
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It is very nice. It is comparable to living in a 5 ?? hotel. The staff is friendly except for the people who are at the front desk. My loved one picked this place because it is nice, always clean, food is...
Provides: Assisted Living, 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.
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.
No one deserves to spend their retirement drowning in chores like cooking, cleaning and raking leaves. You should have every opportunity to invest in quality relationships, participate in life-giving activities and enjoy soul-nourishing meals in an elegant, restaurant-style dining room surrounded...
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1818 Photos available
2020 Floor plans available
9.5
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57 reviews
9.5
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57 reviews
5 star
64%
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28%
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5 for all. We lost mom in November and could not have been better supported and loved and cared for until the end. I never felt any anxiety as I left the parking lot after a visit. I absolutely trusted them...
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.
Belmont Village West Lake Hills opened their doors in the spring 2014. The three-story Texas Hill Country-style community hosts 141 private apartments and a full continuum of lifestyle and support, including Assisted Living, Memory Care and Belmont's range of signature, award-winning programs...
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9.5
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34 reviews
9.5
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34 reviews
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Honestly, My experience with Auberge was so refreshing. The facilities were really inviting and invigorating. My mom had felt really cooped up in her previous memory care facility and complained constantly...
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.
The Auberge at Onion Creek is an Assisted Living and Memory Care Community specially designed to serve the needs of individuals living with Alzheimer's disease, dementia and other forms of memory loss as well as those living with Parkinsons, Traumatic Brain Injury and Strokes. Every day we make...
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Photo of Brookdale Northwest Hills
1414 Photos available
33 Floor plans available
9.5
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39 reviews
9.5
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39 reviews
5 star
55%
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My mother is currently a resident at Brookdale Northwest Hills and the experience has been great. I am very happy with Brookdale Northwest Hills. This facility is a good fit for my mother and it is very...
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.
Time to ThriveWhen you decide to make our assisted living and memory care community your new home, you have the opportunity to redefine independence. Without the burden of things like cooking, cleaning up and maintaining a house, you are free to enjoy all the comforts of home, complete with...
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9.4
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25 reviews
9.4
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25 reviews
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They are a bit short staffed on weekend right now and can struggle a bit to keep up with demands as the higher needs residents take priority but still overall very clean. The staff is so kind and caring and...
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.
For over 25 years, Arden Courts - ProMedica 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...
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Photo of Anointed Senior Living Austin
77 Photos available
9.4
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26 reviews
9.4
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26 reviews
5 star
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Pecan Ridge Memory Care is a well designed facility. The staff is experienced with memory care residents. They try their best to engage and stimulate the senior residents. The 2 dining rooms are comfortable...
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 is in good hands at Anointed Senior Living Austin. 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. Call us to schedule a visit and to...
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Photo of Tech Ridge Oaks N. Austin
2727 Photos available
22 Floor plans available
9.4
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29 reviews
9.4
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29 reviews
5 star
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We moved our mother from another community and the experience and care has been remarkable my mother is so happy and at peace now.
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.
Life is about more than where you live — it’s about how you live it. At Tech Ridge Oaks Assisted Living and Memory Care, we want to rewire expectations when it comes to senior living options. We offer sophisticated, well-appointed apartments and comfortable common areas in a setting of casual...
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Photo of Sodalis AustinCommunity card badge
1515 Photos available
55 Floor plans available
9.2
Review score
154 reviews
9.2
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154 reviews
5 star
64%
4 star
16%
3 star
10%
2 star
6%
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Sodalis is an old building, but they do well keeping it up. I have watched the cleaning process when people move out, and have been pleased with the process, as well as the daily cleaning. The staff members...
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.
We are continuing to admit new Residents, where possible and appropriate, to help residents and families in need. We will do all we can to help those who are in need of our services now and always.We are now offering Virtual Tours of our communities via FaceTime, Zoom and Google Duo. If you’re...
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Photo of Juniper Village at Spicewood Summit
88 Photos available
44 Floor plans available
9.1
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31 reviews
9.1
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31 reviews
5 star
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The front office staff at Juniper Village at Spicewood Summit is friendly and calm The care staff nursing is great, but some of the day to day care staff do not perform up to expected standards with brief...
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.
Full Schedules, Full HeartsAfter spending decades taking care of other people, it’s time to sit back, relax and let someone else handle the chores so you can do more of the things you love. No more washing dishes, raking leaves or doing the laundry. We’ll take care of all the household chores so...
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Photo of Asher Point Senior Living of Austin
1616 Photos available
77 Floor plans available
9.0
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83 reviews
9.0
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83 reviews
5 star
35%
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2 star
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My loved one is currently a resident at Asher Point Senior Living of Austin and the experience at this facility has been great for her so far, even with new ownership. Based on our experience, I would...
Provides: Assisted Living, 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.
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.
Asher Point Senior Living of Austin provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment.Situated atop a hill within a sprawling, landscaped woods, Renaissance-Austin is centered around a stunning, 2-acre park. You'll love our peaceful, wooded grounds and enjoy easy access to...
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8.9
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19 reviews
8.9
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19 reviews
5 star
37%
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My brother in law was quite ill in the final stage of cancer when we moved him to SOCO Village. He was not mobile and required the highest level of care available. He was also a bit paranoid because of his...
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.
SoCo Village Is Not “Your Grandma’s Retirement Home”Just like our forward-thinking city, we work harder than anyone to create a warm, welcoming and upbeat place for seniors and families to stay, visit, and have a good time.Always look fantastic with dressing, bathing, and grooming assistance....
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Photo of Parmer Woods at North Austin
1616 Photos available
99 Floor plans available
8.6
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61 reviews
8.6
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61 reviews
5 star
55%
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My sister likes the Parmer Woods at North Austin facility. there are times however when the staff is slow to respond to her call, but overall she is happy being there ad we would recommend the community to...
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.
Parmer Woods at North Austin is a senior living community located in Austin, Texas, just north of the Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park. We offer both assisted living and memory care. Our memory care is designed as a one-story neighborhood, while the assisted living building is two stories. Both...
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1616 Photos available
66 Floor plans available
9.9
Review score
43 reviews
9.9
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43 reviews
5 star
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3 star
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At Isle at Cedar Ridge, every day is a new opportunity for happiness and health. The range of activities, the focus on wellness, and the constant companionship make this place more than a residence—it's a...
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.
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1212 Photos available
88 Floor plans available
9.6
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38 reviews
9.6
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38 reviews
5 star
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I have been a resident for about one and a quarter years. There have been a number of problems due to weather and equipment failures. In all cases management made an exceptional effort to keep us fed and as...
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.
Care Today, Care TomorrowLocated on a quiet campus of landscaped grounds and gardens in the heart of Texas hill country, you can enjoy everything from personalized care plans and luxury dining to resort-style amenities and an abundance of activities, programs and events without ever leaving the...
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2828 Photos available
8.3
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40 reviews
8.3
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40 reviews
5 star
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We like Sodalis Oak Hill a lot. The recent turnover is a bit concerning but Mom seems very happy there and we feel very comfortable having her there. I definitely 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.
At Sodalis Oak Hill, residents experience a smooth transition to community care. Two stories of senior living apartments overlook the spacious inner courtyard, where residents can stroll along the paved walking paths in the fresh air. In this community, seniors reside in a suburban Texas...
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1818 Photos available
55 Floor plans available
8.2
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37 reviews
8.2
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37 reviews
5 star
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This is the second time I’ve written a review for Ledgestone. The first review was written after my husband had been in Memory Care for 3 months. It has now been over a year that my husband has been in...
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.
Nestled within the abundant green vistas of historic Dripping Springs, our assisted living community offers seniors the cozy conveniences of life with personalized luxury.At Ledgestone Senior Living, we offer a variety of flexible lifestyle options with specialized programs for assurance and...
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1414 Photos available
11 Floor plan available
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8.2
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34 reviews
8.2
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34 reviews
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They run a clean facility. The staff were all extremely friendly. The care services were on point. They had a lot of activities. For what my loved one was paying, it was plenty of activities and people to...
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.
How Will You Spend Your Days?If you want to exchange the burden of household chores like cooking, cleaning and maintenance for a lifestyle rich in friendships, exciting events and personalized care plans, our assisted living community in Lakeway, Texas is ready to welcome you in with open arms....
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77 Photos available
99 Floor plans available
8.0
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2 reviews
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I would tell others to just be involved. The staff truly want and welcome family at anytime!! They have lots of activities offered. The residents are out and about- and encouraged to not sit in their...
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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Photo of Lavender Springs
55 Photos available
8.0
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Mother loves the care and attention she gets on a daily basis. It is a small facility with a fantastic staff to resident ratio. Everyone in the facility is very kind and compassionate. She went from being...
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.
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1818 Photos available
7.9
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65 reviews
7.9
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65 reviews
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My dad has lived at the Pavilion for about two years now and he always marvels at how fortunate he is to be in such a wonderful place. The staff are all very caring and kind and take very good care of him....
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.
The Pavilion at Great Hills Assisted Living & Memory Care community has a little something for everyone. Located in beautiful North Austin hill country, we are near three major hospitals, numerous shopping centers including two miles from the Arboretum, theaters, museums, great restaurants,...
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Photo of Village on the Park Onion Creek
2222 Photos available
66 Floor plans available
7.7
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37 reviews
7.7
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37 reviews
5 star
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If a friend asked me, I would say several residents did not like the food. My mom hated 95% of the food. And food / cooking had been one of her passions. The community is kind and welcoming and I think the...
Provides: Assisted Living, 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.
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.
Village on the Park - Onion Creek is an independent living - assisted living community located in Austin, TX. Austin is located in Travis County and is home to just over 912,000 people. Austin is a fun city where residents can enjoy dancing, shopping, going out to great restaurants, going to...
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We have had a great experience here and my mom is very comfortable. Their activity program is amazing. The activities have actually increased since the lock-down, so they are keeping the residents very busy...
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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Costs of nursing homes in Austin, Texas

Nursing homes, sometimes known as skilled nursing facilities, tend to have higher costs than assisted living communities. This is because they provide 24-hour medical care and oversight. That said, the average monthly cost of a private room in an Austin skilled nursing facility is $8,973 per month — significantly higher than assisted living and memory care monthly costs.[01]

If your senior loved one doesn’t require a nursing home level of care, you should look into assisted living or memory care options. The median monthly rent for an Austin assisted living community is $5,280, and for a memory care community, it is $6,260 a month, according to A Place for Mom’s 2022-2023 proprietary data.[02]

Here’s an overview of amenities and services typically covered by monthly rental baselines at the senior care communities in our Austin network:

  • A dining plan with three meals and snacks daily
  • On-site amenities (fitness centers, pools, craft centers, libraries, movie theaters, courtyards, etc.)
  • On-site activities (interest clubs, game nights, holiday parties, fitness classes, reminiscence therapies, etc.)
  • Day trips to local attractions and events
  • General maintenance and landscaping

Seniors may have to pay additional fees for the following on-site amenities and services at some of our Austin senior care community partners:

  • Personalized care services (assistance with activities of daily living, medication administration, catheter care, specialized memory care, etc.)
  • Pet rent and additional occupant fees
  • Room service and special meal accommodations
  • Housekeeping and laundry services
  • Beauty salon and barbershop services
  • Transportation services

Average monthly cost of Nursing Homes in Austin, TX vs. nearby cities

Austin, TX
$5,313/mo

Average monthly cost of Nursing Homes in Austin, TX vs. the state and national average

Austin, TX
$5,313/mo
$4,739/mo
U.S. national average
$4,778/mo

Average monthly cost of Nursing Homes in Austin vs. other types of senior living

$5,323/mo
Nursing Homes
$5,313/mo

Median monthly costs of Nursing Homes in Austin, TX by room type

Semi-Private
$4,685/mo
Studio
$5,340/mo
1 Bedroom
$6,023/mo
2 Bedroom
$7,253/mo
Detached Cottage/Bungalow
$9,277/mo

What families are saying about nursing homes in Austin

Recent reviews for nursing homes in Austin

SoCo Village in Austin, TX

3.6
My loved one was previously a resident at SoCo Village and the overall experience was okay. It is a newer facility, however, it is in a busy intersection part of the city and there were lots of homeless around so it didn't feel completely safe when my loved one ventured off from SoCo. There ...
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Parmer Woods at North Austin

4.9
We are thrilled with Mom's move to Parmer Woods! Having just moved her from out of state, our experience at her first community was less than desirable. Parmer Woods is exactly what I was looking for. She has done more in her first 2 weeks than 2 1/2 months at her previous community. The ...
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Sodalis Austin

3.8
The medical Director, the executive Director, the sales Director and the receptionist were always very welcoming and available anytime I needed them. The only thing that was a little slow was that sometimes when my dad pushed the button on his pendant, it took longer than we expected.

How people pay for a nursing home in Austin, Texas

Most seniors and families use a mixture of private funds and public health insurance programs to pay for their nursing home or senior care. Depending on your senior loved one’s personal history and current situation, they may be eligible for some of the most common public support methods — VA benefits, Medicare, or Medicaid. In this section, you’ll find an overview of the private and public methods you may want to utilize for senior care in Austin.

Private pay methods in Austin

Families and seniors typically build private funds over their lifetimes, and most families use more than one private resource to pay for nursing homes or senior care communities. Here are some common income sources used by families:

  • Personal income sources. These private income sources include savings accounts, retirement pensions, investment returns, and more. Any and all of these can be combined to cover the cost of a senior care community.
  • Selling a house. Seniors moving into a nursing home or senior care community are often looking to downsize, resulting in the sale of their house. A house sale could free up some cash to help your loved one pay for senior care.
  • Reverse mortgage. If selling your senior loved one’s house isn’t a feasible option, a reverse mortgage might be. This option can allow your loved one to borrow from their home’s equity to cover some senior care community costs.
  • Health savings accounts (HSA). Depending on a senior’s personal history, they may have opened a health savings account or HSA. If your senior loved one has an HSA, they may use their accumulated funds to pay for medically necessary care services within a nursing home or senior care facility.
  • Life insurance. If your senior loved one is enrolled in a life insurance plan, they may be able to sell, surrender, or borrow from their policy to pay for senior care.
  • Long-term care insurance. When approaching retirement, some seniors purchase a long-term care insurance policy to help offset their future senior care costs. If your senior loved one has long-term care insurance, you may want to check with their policy provider to see what it may cover at a senior care community.
  • Social Security benefits. If your senior loved one is a former worker or a dependent of a former worker, they may qualify for some Social Security benefits. The most common is Social Security Retirement (SSR), which provides a monthly check to your loved one after they retire.
Veterans benefits for nursing homes in Austin
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Number of veterans who live in Austin

Roughly 39% of Austin veterans are 65+.

Can veterans benefits pay for nursing homes or senior care communities?

If you or your senior loved one is a veteran, veterans benefits may help cover long-term care and senior living costs, like nursing homes and senior care communities. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers senior veterans and their surviving spouses various pensions and benefits. The Aid and Attendance benefit is especially helpful for disabled senior veterans as it can be added to an existing VA pension to pay for anything that improves quality of life — which could include a nursing home or senior care facility.

How does one qualify for veterans benefits?

If you’re at all unsure about you or your loved one’s eligibility for VA benefits, it’s in your family’s best interest to reach out to a local Veterans Service Organization (VSO) before beginning the application process. VSOs are VA-vetted and help senior veterans or their surviving spouses obtain their entitled benefits. VSOs help successfully file claims or appeal a denied claim. In Austin, some senior care facilities even partner with local veteran programs to help ensure that seniors obtain their entitled benefits.

Resources for Austin veterans

Find a Veterans Service Organization (VSO) in Austin

Travis County Veterans Services Department
5325 Airport Blvd.
Austin, TX 78751
Phone: 512-854-9340
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (By appointment only)
Virtual contact: Veterans services contact form

Texas Veterans Commission (TVC)
1700 N. Congress Ave., Suite 800
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-475-2395

Find a regional branch of national veteran organizations

Regional Disabled American Veterans (DAV) office
VA Regional Office — One Veterans Plaza
701 Clay Ave.
Waco, TX 76799
Phone: 254-299-9932
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Medicaid for Austin nursing homes

Medicaid is a joint state and federal program that provides health insurance to individuals with limited income and resources. In Texas, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (or the HHSC) runs the state’s Medicaid programs, with STAR+PLUS being the most popular among seniors.

STAR+PLUS Medicaid program

STAR+PLUS is the state’s managed care program for seniors 65+ and individuals with disabilities. This program covers basic health care services and some skilled nursing services through agencies that’ve been licensed and certified by the HHSC. For seniors to receive Medicaid within a nursing home or skilled nursing facility, they must meet income requirements and have an approved medical necessity. A medical necessity means their need for full-time nursing services must be confirmed and provided by a licensed nurse within a nursing facility.

Medicaid only covers room and board at Medicaid-contracted nursing facilities, which A Place for Mom doesn’t partner with. If your senior loved one doesn’t require a nursing home level of care, they might be better suited for a senior care community, such as an assisted living or memory care community. Keep in mind, Medicaid doesn’t cover rent at senior care facilities; however, it may cover some nursing services provided within the facility if seniors apply and qualify for the following Medicaid waiver.

Home and community based services (HCBS) waiver

If your senior loved one doesn’t require 24-hour care services within a nursing home, they may benefit from Medicaid’s home and community based services (or HCBS) waiver program. When a senior applies for Medicaid, the HHSC assesses their need for the HCBS program. The waiver can be used anywhere a senior calls home, meaning it can be used in an assisted living or memory care facility that contracts with the senior’s managed care provider. The HCBS program enables seniors to receive care within a residential setting, as opposed to an institutional setting commonly found in nursing homes.[04]

The home and community based services (or HCBS) waiver program can help cover the following services:[05]

  • Personal care
  • Medical supplies
  • Dental services
  • Adaptive aids, such as eyeglasses, hearing aids, orthotic devices, and orthopedic shoes
  • Nursing services
  • Respite care
  • Cognitive rehabilitation therapy
  • Physical, occupational, and speech therapies

To qualify for the home and community based services waiver, seniors must meet the following requirements:[06]

  • Be 65 years of age or older
  • Require an institutional level of care, typically found in a nursing home
  • Have a monthly income of less than $2,742 individually or $5,484 as a couple

Not all Austin senior care facilities qualify as an HCBS setting, so be sure to check with each prospective community if you plan to use Medicaid to pay for care services. Qualifying facilities must do the following:[04]

  • Be integrated into a greater community
  • Provide opportunities for interested residents to seek work or volunteer
  • Help an interested senior engage in local community life
  • Allow the senior to control their personal resources
  • Allow the senior to receive Medicaid care services

Austin has many Medicaid resources throughout the city. Below, you’ll find some search tools that can help you access local Medicaid services, find websites to learn more about Medicaid, and apply online. The HHSC also offers numerous programs through their local area agencies on aging for seniors 60+, as well as other long-term care programs for low-income seniors and seniors with a disability.

Austin resident Medicaid resources

Find a Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) office
Medicare coverage for Austin nursing homes

Medicare is a federal program that provides health insurance to adults 65+ and individuals with disabilities. It covers skilled nursing care costs with Medicare-contracted nursing homes for a limited time. In Texas, Medicare may fully cover up to 20 days in a Medicare-certified nursing home or skilled nursing facility and partially cover up to 100 days. Medicare is no longer responsible for payments after the 100-day limit.[07]

Here’s a brief overview of what Medicare can cover along with some programs that can help your loved one save on Medicare costs and apply for benefits:

  • The Texas Medicare Savings Program helps cover some Medicare Parts A and B deductibles, premiums, copayments, and/or coinsurance. 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 preventive services. Seniors must meet certain income requirements to qualify for this program.
  • The Kidney Health Care program covers costs for some treatments, surgeries, medicines, and premiums for Texas residents with end-stage renal disease.
  • The Texas Legal Services Center houses the Health Information, Counseling, and Advocacy Program and the Legal Hotline for Texans, which both offer Medicare assistance to eligible seniors.

Below, you’ll find Medicare applications and a services search to help you find a Medicare office in Austin. For additional assistance with your eligible benefits and enrollment, you can contact your local long-term care (LTC) ombudsman. An ombudsman advocates for the health care rights of assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing facility residents. They also help families learn about senior care options and payment methods.

Families can also reach out to the Capital Area Council of Governments, which helps local seniors access the long-term care they need. It provides assistance programs, benefits counseling, long-term care coordination, caregiver support, and referrals to aging Austin residents.

Austin resident Medicare resources

Social Security Administration (SSA)
Texas Legal Services Center (TLSC)

The Legal Hotline for Texans
Phone: 800-622-2520, ext. 3
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG)

Long-term care ombudsman
Clement “Pete” Moreno, managing local ombudsman at the AAA of the Capital Area
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744
Phone: 512-916-6054
Email: cpmoreno@capcog.org

Understand Texas laws and regulations for nursing homes

In Texas, all senior care facilities — nursing home, assisted living, and memory care facilities — are licensed and regulated by Texas Health and Human Services (also known as HHS or HHSC). Facilities must be licensed before they start providing housing and care services to residents. Furthermore, if a nursing home or senior care facility wishes to accept Medicaid or Medicare, it must be certified by the HHS to do so.

Here’s a summarized list of licensing and certification requirements for Texas nursing homes and senior care facilities:

Resident admission processes

  • Using a doctor’s order, skilled nursing facilities must craft a person-centered care plan for each resident. Care plans must account for each resident’s dietary, therapeutic, social, psychological, and daily care needs.
  • In assisted living and memory care facilities, a similar procedure must be followed except they are not required to use a doctor’s order for care plans. They’ll usually use family’s guidance, which might include a physician’s recommendations. For memory care facilities, there must be a specialized admissions process in place to confirm a resident’s need for memory care services.

Management and staffing requirements

  • Texas nursing homes and skilled nursing units are required to have licensed nurses, certified nursing assistants, nurse aids, and registered nurses on staff. All nursing facilities must also meet specific staff-to-resident ratios: one on-site nurse for every 20 residents at all times.
  • Assisted living facilities must have an on-site, full-time manager to oversee the facility’s day-to-day operation. These managers are required to complete at least one 24-hour assisted living management course alongside their staff.
  • Memory care facility managers and staff members must continually participate in specialized memory care training in order to remain a licensed memory care facility.

Safety and health standards

  • A certified skilled nursing facility in Texas must meet design, construction, and equipment standards that support the health and safety of residents, staff, and visitors. Each nursing facility must have safety equipment and emergency procedures for accidents, fires, or power outages.
  • Both assisted living and memory care facilities are required to have similar processes in place. Furthermore, memory care facilities must have measures in place to prevent residents from harming themselves or wandering. All facilities must also allow for safe access to fresh air and common areas for activities.
  • Memory care facilities must designate an activities director to encourage socialization among residents. It’s required for the director to tailor activities based on each individual’s abilities. These directors are also responsible for arranging special equipment that enables all residents to participate in activities.[08,09]

Senior care facility inspections

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission performs inspections on all skilled nursing, assisted living, and memory care facilities. These inspections take place approximately every two years and check for a facility’s compliance with Texas’ life safety code and health code.[10]

The health code and life safety code require nursing homes and senior care facilities to regulate the following:[10]

  • Sufficient staff-to-resident ratios
  • Employee background checks
  • Management of the facility
  • General construction of the facility
  • Implementation of safety and emergency features
  • Protection from hazardous areas
  • Documentation of fire drills, system checks, etc.

You can access a licensed community’s most recent inspection report and general facility information through the Texas Health and Human Services’ Long-term Care Provider Search. You can also email rsltcr.recordsmgmt@hhsc.state.tx.us to request any information not found on the site.

Nursing home reviews

In an effort to continually enhance the quality of care provided in Texas nursing homes, the Health and Human Services Commission implemented a Quality Monitoring Program (or QMP) to monitor nursing facilities with a history of deficiencies. These QMPs are conducted by nurses, pharmacists, and dieticians that may recommend changes to policies or procedures, conduct staff trainings, offer technical assistance, and educate staff about evidence-based best practices during their visits to facilities.

Families can also visit the federal Medicare website to compare and contrast local nursing home ratings, staffing practices, and overall quality of Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing homes.

Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC or HHS) 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 Austin nursing homes

There are currently no COVID-19 regulations specific to Austin nursing homes or senior care facilities. However, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission does require all facilities to set their own infection prevention and control measures to prevent the spread of common diseases and infections, including COVID-19. The measures may include guidance on the community’s hygiene practices, disinfection and sterilization techniques, use of personal protective equipment (PPE), safe injection methods, and physical distancing requirements.

Because communities set their own regulations, it’s best to check with your prospective community to see what measures are taken to protect residents against common infections and COVID-19. You can also visit the COVID-19 in Austin page on the city website to see regular updates regarding risk levels, testing, vaccinations, and more.

What to expect from nursing homes in Austin

The city of Austin has taken many initiatives to become more aging-friendly for current and future seniors. One of the biggest initiatives includes enacting Age-Friendly Austin. This action plan addresses eight areas that influence the health and quality of life for local seniors:

  • Civic participation and employment
  • Communication and information
  • Community support and health services
  • Housing
  • Outdoor spaces and buildings
  • Respect and social inclusion
  • Social participation
  • Transportation options

Austin also offers a selection of robust skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities for seniors that require nursing services around the clock. And, for seniors who don’t require round-the-clock medical care, Austin offers many other senior care community options. In fact, seniors can find specialized communities for their unique care needs with options like assisted living and memory care.

Read on to see how our partner senior care facilities in Austin are accommodating seniors’ unique lifestyles and care needs.

On-site nursing services accommodate seniors’ medical needs

In Austin, 75% of our partner assisted living and memory care communities offer on-site nursing care services.[02] These services include wellness checks where on-site licensed nurses can monitor vitals, monitor and administer medications, and help manage common health conditions inside the resident’s unit. This offers an additional safety net for seniors and families who want to avoid the stresses of relocation in the later stages of life when more medical attention may be required.

Additionally, a select few of our partner senior care communities offer a skilled nursing unit on-site. Skilled nursing units offer a range of 24/7 medical services, including but not limited to the following:

  • Cardiac care
  • Diabetes care
  • Disease management
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Pain management
  • Physical, occupational, and speech therapies
  • Post-surgical care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Hospice

Multi-tiered levels of care to support various care needs

Austin senior care facilities are committed to helping seniors age gracefully in place. To do so, they offer multiple levels of care on-site — most often independent living, assisted living, and memory care. In fact, almost all of our partner senior care facilities in Austin offer at least two care types on the same campus, e.g., independent living and assisted living or assisted living and memory care. This multi-tiered approach minimizes the stress of moving for seniors, as residents are able to remain in the community even if their care needs increase. It also enables senior couples with different care needs to age together.

Seniors often enter a senior care facility at the lowest level of care — independent living. The purpose of independent living is not care, but to eliminate the stress of homeownership and to provide convenient services, such as restaurant-style dining, housekeeping, laundry, and transportation. Seniors in assisted living benefit from the same services but also receive personal care services, such as assistance with their activities of daily living and medication management. Memory care residents receive even more specialized assistance with dementia-specific care. This care type includes assisted living personal care services along with behavior management and specialized therapies to help manage common dementia symptoms in residents experiencing memory loss.

A range of amenities and activities for all mobility levels

Seniors and families often associate nursing homes and senior living communities with boredom and a lack of freedom. However, that’s far from the case at our partner communities. Austin nursing homes and senior care facilities offer a diverse range of amenities and activities to keep senior residents healthily engaged and active. Austin skilled nursing facilities offer a smaller range of activities due to limited mobility levels among most residents. You’ll find assisted living and memory care communities generally have more robust activity schedules.

Some of the most common activities in nursing home facilities can include the following:

  • Arts and crafts classes
  • Church services
  • Cooking lessons
  • Group games
  • Ice cream socials
  • Music nights with local musicians

Some of the most common activities in Austin assisted living and memory care communities include the following:

  • Art and cooking classes
  • Brain-stimulating activities and puzzles
  • Devotional services
  • Fitness classes (tai chi, strength training, chair yoga, water aerobics, etc.)
  • Game nights (card games, board games, trivia, bingo, etc.)
  • Group outings (museum trips, picnics at local parks, dining at local restaurants, etc.)
  • Interest clubs (walking club, book club, etc.)
  • Life-long learning classes and educational lectures
  • Reminiscence activities (activities that enable dementia patients to recall cherished memories)
  • Singing (choir groups, singalongs, karaoke, etc.)
  • Happy hours and holiday parties
  • Live music

Seniors are also free to use on-site amenities whenever they’d like. Some of the most common on-site amenities at our partner Austin senior care communities include the following:

  • Arts and crafts centers
  • Common areas and lounges
  • Enclosed courtyards or secure walking paths
  • Game rooms
  • Gardens with raised garden beds
  • Libraries and/or business centers
  • Life skill stations (interactive replicas of familiar environments for dementia patients)
  • Movie theaters
  • On-site bars or pubs
  • On-site bistros or cafes
  • On-site fitness centers
  • Swimming pools
  • Therapeutic whirlpools

Austin nursing homes services and amenities

These charts highlight some of the many care, dining, and entertainment offerings available in Austin nursing homes communities. They don’t represent all possible services and amenities available at assisted living communities in Austin, but support comparisons against nationwide offerings. Our Senior Living Advisors can help you find communities that fit your preferences.

Availability of select care services in Austin nursing homes

Nursing homes communities offer a variety of care services and visiting health care providers to meet seniors’ health needs. The chart below shows the percentage of nursing homes partners in Austin that offer these care services compared to the percentage of partners that offer them nationally.
Austin, TXNational
Full medication management
Full medication management
69.2%
2.4%
Doctor on call
Doctor on call
69.2%
9.5%
24-Hour awake staff
24-Hour awake staff
92.3%
26%
Diabetic care
Diabetic care
88.5%
26.6%
*Visiting health care professionals
*Visiting health care professionals
76.9%
9.7%
Home care agency on-site
Home care agency on-site
48.1%
0.8%
Non-ambulatory care
Non-ambulatory care
90.4%
22.8%
Respite or short term stays
Respite or short term stays
65.4%
7%
Hospice available on-site
Hospice available on-site
65.4%
17.3%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%
*Including nurse, dentist, OT, PT, speech or podiatrist

Availability of select dementia care services in Austin nursing homes

Our community partners provide many services to keep residents with dementia or other memory concerns safe and engaged. Below, take a look at what percentage of Austin Nursing Homes partners offer the selected dementia care services compared to the percentage of partners nationally.
Austin, TXNational
Dementia behaviors care
Dementia behaviors care
65.4%
3.8%
Specialized memory care training for staff
Specialized memory care training for staff
55.8%
0.2%
Secured community and/or wander guard
Secured community and/or wander guard
67.3%
5.4%
Memory care only community
Memory care only community
23.1%
1.2%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Availability of select dietary accommodations in Austin nursing homes

Nursing homes communities help seniors maintain a balanced diet by accommodating their health needs, allergies, and other restrictions. Below you’ll find the percentage of Austin partners making specific dietary accommodations for seniors compared to the percentage of assisted living partners making those accommodations nationally.
Austin, TXNational
Nutritionist / dietician
Nutritionist / dietician
40.4%
0.5%
Low / no sodium
Low / no sodium
51.9%
1.4%
No sugar
No sugar
48.1%
1.4%
Vegetarian
Vegetarian
51.9%
3.5%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Availability of select dining options in Austin nursing homes

Our nursing homes communities know that seniors want top-quality meals and options for how they dine. The chart below indicates the percentage of Austin communities that offer dining options to their discerning residents compared to our partners nationally.
Austin, TXNational
Professional chef
Professional chef
50%
0.2%
Restaurant style dining
Restaurant style dining
63.5%
0.4%
Room service
Room service
53.8%
0.4%
Anytime dining
Anytime dining
26.9%
0.7%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Availability of select programs and activities in Austin nursing homes

Senior living communities offer a variety of programming to keep seniors socially, mentally, and physically vibrant. The chart below shows what percentage of partnered nursing homes communities in Austin offer the selected activities, amenities, and programs compared to the percentage of partners nationwide.
Austin, TXNational
Activity director
Activity director
65.4%
0.4%
Pet-focused programs
Pet-focused programs
48.1%
0.2%
Community service programs
Community service programs
50%
0.3%
Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities on-site
75%
6.4%
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
65.4%
0.4%
Outings / off-site activities
Outings / off-site activities
71.2%
6.5%
Piano or organ
Piano or organ
59.6%
0.4%
Arts and crafts center
Arts and crafts center
57.7%
0.2%
Educational speakers / life long learning
Educational speakers / life long learning
53.8%
0.3%
Clubs / games / karaoke
Clubs / games / karaoke
67.3%
0.4%
Live performances
Live performances
63.5%
0.4%
Dances
Dances
51.9%
0.2%
Fitness center
Fitness center
44.2%
0.3%
Fitness classes
Fitness classes
65.4%
0.4%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

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Unfamiliar with Austin? Highlights for seniors

93,861

Number of seniors 65+ currently living in Austin

28%
Approximate percentage of Austin seniors 65+ with at least one disability
$38,096

Average annual retirement income for Austin seniors 65+ in 2021[03]

300

Average number of sunny days per year in Austin[11]

Health care for seniors in Austin

Austin offers a wealth of health care options for seniors and their families. There are several medical centers throughout the city. Check out this section for some information on Austin’s top-rated medical centers.

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St. David’s Medical Center

St. David’s Medical Center is the No. 1 hospital in Austin and it nationally ranks No. 37 in rehabilitation, according to U.S. News and World Report. The hospital offers 426 beds for acute care and 64 beds for rehabilitation. It’s also home to the internationally renowned Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute and St. David’s Neuroscience and Spine Institute.

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Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin

Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin is the No. 2 hospital in Austin, according to U.S. News and World Report. This medical center offers a comprehensive Level 1 stroke center and Level IV trauma center. It also offers multiple locations in Austin and Round Rock.

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St. David’s South Austin Medical Center

St. David’s South Austin Medical Center is the No. 3 hospital in Austin, according to U.S. News and World Report. This medical center is the south campus of St. David’s Medical Center — the No. 1 hospital. It’s nationally accredited for its oncology program, and it offers 368 beds for acute care. It also offers a Level II trauma center to treat patients in critical condition.

Transportation for seniors in Austin

While it’s not necessary for seniors in skilled nursing facilities to travel for care, more mobile seniors may benefit from on-site transportation services available at senior living communities. As a matter of fact, 85% of our partner assisted living and memory care facilities in Austin offer complimentary and/or at-cost transportation services to their residents.[02]

Seniors without access to on-site transportation services may also utilize the city’s public transportation options designed just for seniors. The citywide public transportation system, CapMetro, offers buses, rail lines, shuttles, and more across Austin. CapMetro offers a Reduced Fare ID (RFID) Card specifically for seniors 65+ and individuals with disabilities. The card is available to purchase for $3 and offers half-priced fares to seniors.

Note: If using public transportation, seniors with immediate care needs should always be accompanied by a caregiver — whether that’s a community caregiver or a visiting loved one.

Seniors enrolled in Medicaid may also benefit from the statewide medical transportation program offered by Texas Health and Human Services. This program offers seniors rides to doctors’ appointments, pharmacies, hospitals, or any place that accepts Medicaid. If using this service, it’s still important that seniors with immediate care needs are accompanied by a caregiver, which may also be provided by Medicaid.

Senior-friendly activities in Austin

Austin hosts a wide variety of activities to live up to its slogan — “Keep Austin weird.” Most nursing home residents aren’t able to leave the facility due to their high level of care needs, so nursing facilities often host on-site activities and events to entertain residents.

However, some assisted living and memory care residents might have a little more mobility, enabling them to explore what the city has to offer. That said, senior living residents often enjoy community-planned outings. Read on for some outings favored by Austin’s seniors.

  • Austin Public Library. This library has several branches scattered throughout Austin. They offer myriad events and interest groups for locals — including art classes, movie discussions, cooking demonstrations with samples, poetry readings, and more. The central library also displays themed art and history exhibitions. At the central library, seniors can discover new books, enjoy a coffee or snack in the cafe, or spend an afternoon at the rooftop garden with friends.
  • Bullock Texas State History Museum. This museum encompasses all things Texas. It houses famed state artifacts, historic exhibits, and cultural events. The museum has also taken on many initiatives to be accessible and offers wheelchairs for check-out, accessible routes, open captioning, descriptive listening devices, transcripts, and English- and Spanish-guided tours.
  • Austin food trucks. Austin is known for its numerous food trucks scattered throughout the city offering competitively delicious eats. There are even dedicated parks for visitors and residents to gather and eat from these food trucks. Families can savor tasty eats from around the world within one park. It’s also a great way to get outside and enjoy some fresh air.
  • The Texas Capitol. Texas’ capitol building is known to be one of the most distinguished capitols in the U.S. It boasts stunning design features and architecture. Seniors can soak up information about the state and capitol’s history by exploring exhibits, viewing artifacts, and roaming historic rooms used in the past. The Texas Capitol also offers wheelchairs for check-out, accessible routes, and guided tours to help all visitors absorb the rich history, regardless of their abilities.
  • Live music in Austin. The city is deemed the “Live Music Capital of the World” due to its wide range of musical events and venues. Seniors and locals alike attend concerts of all kinds, symphonies, and theatrical performances. You can browse the linked guide based on location, genre, pricing, and more to help you find the most relevant live music options for your tastes.

Frequently Asked Questions

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The average cost of Nursing Homes in Austin is $5,313 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

References

  1. Genworth. (2021). Cost of care survey.

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

  3. United States Census Bureau. (2023). Austin city, Texas.

  4. Texas Health and Human Services. (2022). Home and community based services (HCBS).

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

  6. Texas Health and Human Services. (2023, March 1). Appendix XXXI, Budget reference chart. In Medicaid for the Elderly and People with Disabilities Handbook.

  7. Texas Health and Human Services. (2012, September 1). H-7000, Medicare and co-payment. In Medicaid for the Elderly and People with Disabilities Handbook.

  8. Nursing Facility Requirements for Licensure and Medicaid Certification, Texas Administrative Code § 554 (1995 and rev. 2021).

  9. Licensing Standards for Assisted Living Facilities, Texas Administrative Code § 553 (2021).

  10. Assisted Living Facility Licensing Act, Health Facilities § 247.001 (1991 & rev. 1999).

  11. City of Austin. (2020). About the city of Austin.

  12. U.S. News and World Report. (2022). Best hospitals in Austin, TX.

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1.

Genworth. (2021). Cost of care survey.

2.

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

3.

United States Census Bureau. (2023). Austin city, Texas.

4.

Texas Health and Human Services. (2022). Home and community based services (HCBS).

5.

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

6.

Texas Health and Human Services. (2023, March 1). Appendix XXXI, Budget reference chart. In Medicaid for the Elderly and People with Disabilities Handbook.

7.

Texas Health and Human Services. (2012, September 1). H-7000, Medicare and co-payment. In Medicaid for the Elderly and People with Disabilities Handbook.

8.

Nursing Facility Requirements for Licensure and Medicaid Certification, Texas Administrative Code § 554 (1995 and rev. 2021).

9.

Licensing Standards for Assisted Living Facilities, Texas Administrative Code § 553 (2021).

10.

Assisted Living Facility Licensing Act, Health Facilities § 247.001 (1991 & rev. 1999).

11.

City of Austin. (2020). About the city of Austin.

12.

U.S. News and World Report. (2022). Best hospitals in Austin, TX.