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The average cost of assisted living in the city is $5,190 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the city, as well as financing options to pay for it. You’ll find in-depth information on 35 assisted living facilities in Austin and 30 in surrounding areas.
Offering many living options and services, The Pavilion at Great Hills is an excellent assisted living and memory care provider that is conveniently close to local amenities.
Renaissance Austin is centered around a stunning, two-acre park atop a hill. You’ll love our peaceful, wooded grounds and enjoy easy access to all the sites and sounds of Austin.
Horizon Bay Round Rock is a premier retirement community for seniors seeking the conveniences and amenities of assisted living or memory care combined with the cozy feel of home.
At Elmcroft of Austin our residents enjoy the freedom of choosing their own agenda and activities, while feeling secure in knowing that we are always there to provide assistance.
In a residential area of north Austin near several parks and shops, Brookdale Spicewood Springs provides a wide range of personalized assisted living and nursing care.
Brookdale Northwest Hills, located near Austin’s Bright Leaf Preserve, promotes independence while offering assisted living and memory care in a comfortable, secure community.
Located atop Austin’s hills, nestled among acres of trees, Brookdale Westlake Hills offers exceptional amenities and convenience to dining, shopping, and abundant services.
Enjoy the ultimate in retirement living. Brookdale Gaines Ranch offers impeccable service and convenience to Austin’s great shopping, dining and exciting entertainment.
Just north of the Arboretum Shopping Center, Brookdale North Austin provides quality assisted living and memory care in a safe, welcoming and conveniently located community.
_________________________________ Our community holds 111 residents that need assisted living and specialized memory care, our team of assisted living professionals are trained to meet our residents every need. We make sure to treat our residents with the respect and dignity…
The Village at The Triangle offers a comprehensive range of senior living options under one roof. Whether you plan to downsize from your current home, live closer to the conveniences and amenities of central Austin, or want to continue enjoying…
Grace House Priorities Offer More Value We are committed to creating an environment for seniors filled with love, peace, and contentment while providing a superior level of service. This level of service is achieved by maintaining an industry-high staff-to-resident ratio.…
The Collinfield House is dedicated to providing unparalleled Assisted Living care to the aging in Austin, Texas. We have beautiful and lush living spaces that serve to both relax and engage – truly a warm, family environment. At The Collinfield…
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Tech Ridge Oaks is an engaging senior living community. Each day residents enjoy fellowship, activities, and interaction with a passionate team of caregivers. Passion is our purpose and it’s what makes us different. Life is to be enjoyed, cherished, and…
The Village on the Park at Onion Creek offers beautiful apartment homes and cottages with comprehensive services and amenities all in close proximity to the best that Austin has to offer. But what makes us special is our community. More…
As the premier continuing care community in Austin, Texas, you'll find all the resort-style amenities and services, including a traditional Life Care contract, you need to retire in comfort and security.
We offer all the comforts of living at home — and more. Our 26 unit licensed assisted living facility provides a loving, cheerful and safe environment. Assisted living is the new senior housing alternative to nursing home placement for those…
A residential senior care home is an ideal alternative to large facilities, providing a home atmosphere with more one on one direct care and attention to needs. At Silvey Manor we have made it our aim to provide senior residents…
Located in southwest Austin and part of a golf course with some nearby shopping, this Southwest motif building is full service. They have kind staff, exercise rooms equipped very well, and even a small store. They have hosted professional meetings and are eager to satisy their clients by providing a range of service fr...Read more The Plaza at Querencia reviews
After having a bad experience at another facility we moved our father to Querencia skilled nursing. We can't say enough good things about the care, understanding and one on one attention our father gets there. We were so traumatized from the experience at the previous place and mis- treatment he received. The staff a...Read more The Plaza at Querencia reviews
I felt right at home at Brookdale North Austin. This community has a restaurant dining style and very tasty food choices that are prepared fresh and offer residents a variety of options. Every room and hallway that I passed was very well maintained. Staff members were here and there, but they all seemed to care about t...Read more Brookdale North Austin reviews
The outside of this facility looks like a lush green wonderland. Brookdale North Austin has such amazing landscaping it’s hard not to be impressed. There are plenty of walking paths at this facility with cute little shrubs and bushes along the way. There’s even a gazebo surrounded by well-manicured plants. I find the o...Read more Brookdale North Austin reviews
This place really is unprofessional and not fit for my mother. I recently had my mother in there for about a month her cholesterol is off the charts she has gained weight and medicine was not distributed properly. The caregivers are very sweet lady's except one they recently hired who wasn't really all there herself an...Read more Brookdale Beckett Meadows reviews
Brookdale Beckett could use some improvement when it comes to the staff and the perception of the staff. The staff seems withdrawn and distant, but are willing to help if directly asked. The community is pretty clean and it the residents don't seem to be neglected, so the quality of care is good. The activity and menu ...Read more Brookdale Beckett Meadows reviews
According to Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care study, Austin’s average monthly cost for assisted living is $5,190. This makes it significantly more expensive than the national average of $4,000 and the state average of $3,795. Austin is one of the most expensive cities in the state for assisted living, alongside major metropolitan areas like Dallas ($4,350) and Odessa ($4,605). Other metro regions in Texas are comparatively inexpensive, including Texarkana ($2,265) and Longview ($3,100).
Cost of Assisted Living Comparison Chart
The type of care needed always influences the cost of care, and Austin is no exception. Unlike most areas, nursing home care in Austin is only slightly more expensive than assisted living, with semiprivate rooms averaging $5,323 per month. Home health services tend to be more affordable than assisted living options — about $1,000 to $1,100 less per month, depending on the extent of the services needed. When choosing between home care and assisted living services, consider the added expenses of rent, utilities, food and upkeep of your home. With assisted living services, monthly fees typically include these expenses.
Cost of Homemaker/Home Health Aide Comparison Chart
In Austin, Medicaid provides medical assistance for qualified candidates. Adults may qualify if they are 65 years of age or older, have disabilities or take part in the Medicaid Buy-In program. The state’s Medicaid program covers services such as doctor’s visits, prescriptions, hospital care, vision care, dental care and lab/X-ray charges. To qualify for Medicaid, seniors must have an annual household income below $24,037 for individuals or $32,591 for couples. Seniors with a higher income may qualify for the Buy-In program, which requires monthly payments. To sign up for Medicaid, you can call 877-541-7905.
In Texas, managed care organizations operate Medicaid. STAR+PLUS is the state’s primary managed care program for seniors. Members receive Medicaid health coverage and access to long-term services, including primary home care, assisted living, respite care and adaptive aids. Austin is part of the program’s Harris Service Area. Seniors in this area are eligible for medical plans from Amerigroup, Molina Healthcare of Texas and UnitedHealthcare Community Plan. For comprehensive long-term care, Texas also offers waiver programs, which are explained in more detail below.
HCBS STAR+PLUS Waiver
In Texas, the HCBS STAR+PLUS waiver covers assisted living support. This program offers high-level benefits for seniors with complex health needs. Because STAR+PLUS offers this waiver, medical care providers, such as Amerigroup and UnitedHealthcare, coordinate these services. Primary care providers — usually doctors, nurse practitioners or physician’s assistants — work with service coordinators to determine eligibility. Once seniors are deemed eligible, their waiver services are authorized by the local Texas Health and Human Services STAR+PLUS support unit, as only state agencies can approve or deny waiver services.
The HCBS STAR+PLUS Waiver, or SPW, is the category of Medicaid eligibility for assisted living services. Seniors who have SPW benefits also have coverage for dental services, adaptive aids, medical equipment/supplies, physical therapy and nutritional services.
For more information on the HCBS STAR+PLUS waiver, seniors should contact their primary care provider or designated service coordinator. They can also call the Austin branch of the HHS at 1-855-839-3237.
Deaf Blind with Multiple Disabilities
Waiver seniors who have a diagnosis of deafblindness and one additional condition may be eligible for the DBMD waiver. This program is a component of the state’s intellectual and developmental disability services, and the local IDD authority (LIDDA) coordinates support for eligible seniors. The program provides people with community-based services, residential options, behavioral support and specialized therapies. Assisted living benefits are available, as are adaptive aids, audiology, orientation training, language therapy and case management.
For more information on the DBMD waiver, individuals can call the local Aging and Disability Resource Center at 1-855-937-2372.
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission, or HHSC, provides seniors with information about benefit programs like Medicare and Medicaid. The HHSC offices provide in-depth resources on the available health care services, and the community partners are computer assistance sites that help seniors navigate YourTexasBenefits.com.
HHSC Benefits Office
1601 Rutherford Ln., Austin, TX 78754
Hope Medical Clinic
8101 Cameron Rd., Ste 101, Austin, TX 78752
Gethsemane Lutheran Church
200 West Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78752
The Houston-Galveston Area Agency on Aging provides crucial services for Austin seniors. The agency promotes health and independence among the city’s senior population, and it acts as an advocate for seniors in assisted living facilities. At the north satellite office, Austin seniors can find resources on a variety of services, ranging from emergency response to vision to hearing assistance.
North Satellite Office
701 North Loop 336 E., Suite 109, Conroe, TX 77301
Eligible veterans living in the Austin area may qualify for assistance from the Department of Veterans Affairs. There are several VA offices in Austin, including the Austin Vet Center and the Austin Outpatient Clinic.
Austin Vet Center
2015 S. I.H. 35, Southcliff Bldg., Suite 101, Austin, TX 78741
Austin Outpatient Clinic
7901 Metropolis Drive, Austin, TX 78744
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