45 Assisted Living Communities in Austin, Texas
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 45 Assisted Living Communities in Austin and several in surrounding areas.
- Assisted living: $5,190
- Nursing home semiprivate room: $5,323
- In-home care: $4,099
- Adult day health services: $1,408
Assisted Living Facilities near Austin, Texas
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Reviews of Assisted Living Facilities in Austin
May 18, 2021
I visited The Heritage at Hunters Chase and they were really great. I saw some of the seniors in action. I saw them taken to get snacks with the staff and the custodians helping them. They were courteous and friendly. The residents were being given respect. It was nice. The staff were soft-spoken and very caring.The lady I toured with was Audrey. She was so friendly, she took the time, and she even called back. The room I saw was a 1-bedroom but it had a half wall, so you could see an alcove. Since it's for two people it would have worked. I noticed that the facility was very clean, too.
March 19, 2021
I'm moving into the Atria at the Arboretum. I didn't get to have a meal there because of COVID, but I made the tour, and I chose a very nice apartment. I'm looking forward to the move. The staff who showed us around was very pleasant and very informative. I appreciated the atmosphere that I saw. Everything was very clean, bright, and homey. I like the courtyard, and as I went up to the fourth floor where my room will be, I enjoyed the view. I appreciate the amenities. I was especially interested in the food. I would have liked to have sampled a meal, but that wasn't possible. I talked to the director who came out and met me, and I told him that was one of the concerns that I had. That's one of the reasons that I was making the move, but they assured me that it was going to be great. I hope and I think it will be. I think it's classy. I love the neighborhood that it's in. I just felt very comfortable. The staff was very open and answered our questions. The carpet in the apartment that I saw was very clean and bright, and the appliances were new. It was just a very pleasant experience. Everyone I met was very pleasant.
February 15, 2021
It's been a month and a half since I have moved into The Clairmont. It's a very nice place. The hitch is all this COVID quarantine thing that we're all in. Nobody is allowed to do anything. Austin is completely on lockdown, so we are as well. I like my studio very much, it is lovely, and it's a good size. The grounds here are very nice, and the food is good. I am very pleased with it, but the biggest reason we chose this place is because it's the closest place to my daughter. The staff is very friendly here. There's no activity at the moment, but it's got nothing to do with The Clairmont. They normally have those, but we've been under quarantine since I got here. They have a beauty shop here where I had my haircut, and they did a good job. They have an exercise room with lovely equipment. The grounds are very nice. I have two little dogs and I have walked the grounds with them quite a bit. They're very friendly to animals here. They also let me paint my studio, so I had it with the color I wanted and I thought that was very nice. I'm very bad with names, but the staff here seems to know all of the residents. The residents also seem to know all of the staff. It's a very friendly community. The food is a little bland, but then it's for seniors, so I just add spices to it. It's well-cooked though, and it has a good variety.
January 14, 2021
I have visited and toured Brookdale North Austin. The feel was very good, everybody seemed happy, and very friendly. It was very nice. The rooms were small, but they were adequate. They answered all my questions. I was happy with the tour. I saw this place in the morning, so they were just gathering around the front area, but have no actual activity at that time. They have a nice outside area, a patio, some places to sit. The rooms were adequate, but I have seen bigger and nicer rooms. And I think it is an older facility.
October 21, 2020
I am resident of The Clairmont. I feel at home here. It's a very friendly place, and you get all your meals served. Your room is cleaned once a week. They have a lot of activities. I do not do too much of the activities; I am not well enough. But they have a lot of activities, they have a bus, and they go places. They have been doing bridge and all sorts of things, musicals, and they're bringing people in and everything. It's very nice. I like it. The room I have now is a studio. I was in an apartment, but I've got a studio now and I like it very much. My courtyard is beautiful. We have a patio and there is a beautiful courtyard with flowers. It is so cool. They have a beauty salon. There are plenty of activities, but it is independent living, and the food is very good. You get three meals a day. It comes with the lease, you know, the food. The place is very clean, and if somebody moves, they redo the rooms completely; new flooring, cabinets, and everything.
September 14, 2020
Brookdale North Austin looked OK and I know it has a good reputation, but it didn't have that outside entrance, and it would've been hard for my husband. He still drives, but even if we had to go pick him up, it would be too far of a walk from the room to the outside where the cars are. One of our priorities was mobility, and then the second one was to be close to where three of the kids live. The location would've been fine for us, but the mobility was the issue. I saw the outside and we looked in the window of the unit, but I couldn't go in. The person that showed me around was very nice. It's just on Duval on the main street. It's like a motel, and it's a little bit overpriced.
March 28, 2020
We've been fairly happy with The Heritage at Hunters Chase. We're pretty happy with the staff and the response to our concerns. It's very clean and they have a lot of activities. My friend loves the dining room. She has a 1-bedroom apartment, a nice large bathroom, and it's very roomy and lovely. They have studios as well, which were nicer and roomier than the other facilities we looked at. The dining room is lovely. They have a series of classes, and they bring in professors and teachers from outside. They have daily exercise classes, bingo, and movies. The residents seem quite proactive. There's a beautiful courtyard, and it's very secure.
October 30, 2019
My aunt is at The Heritage at Hunters Chase. I was impressed by how I was given the tour and everything else they did in the very beginning. They highly recommend that she go down to the dining room for both lunch and dinner. It's a nice place, they have nice people, and they're doing good things. The food is pretty good. For locations that have to cook food for a lot of people they do a good job.
October 7, 2019
Brookdale North Austin had an older feel to it. I know a person who lives there, and she has a nice sized room, but it doesn't have any kitchen facility in it. It's just a room with a bathroom. I saw the dining area, but everything looked a little older. It has a really nice outside area with big trees that you can walk around. The facility looked clean.
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Assisted Living Costs in Austin
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
Care Cost Comparison
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
Cost of Homemaker/Home Health Aide Comparison Chart
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Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Austin
Medicaid in Texas
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.
Other Financial Assistance Programs for Assisted Living
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.
Assisted Living Resources in Austin
Texas Health and Human Services Benefits Offices and Community Centers
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
Area Agency on Aging of the Houston-Galveston Area
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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