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The average cost of assisted living in the city is $3,863 per 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 10 assisted living facilities in Conroe and 30 in surrounding areas.
The Cost of Senior Care in Conroe, TX
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This facility seems a little understaffed. When I visited Elmcroft of Rivershire, there didn't seem to be enough staff on duty. However, the residents didn't appear neglected.The location is in a great area, not in the city, but close enough to drive in to shop or dine if you want. The entire place appeared clean and I...Read more Elmcroft of Rivershire reviews
I visited Elmcroft. The staff is very helpful and very friendly, but I didn’t feel they had enough staff for the 70 people living there. The facility was really nice and the people were friendly. They had a lot of two-bedroom apartments because most of their suites and studios were used for the memory care area. They h...Read more Elmcroft of Rivershire reviews
I liked the location of Elmcroft of Rivershire, the rooms themselves, and the fact that they had a really solid memory care unit, which is what my mom needs. I liked the activities that they had and the way they seemed to treat their folks. We did a lot of research on places and looked at all kinds of reviews. That’s t...Read more Elmcroft of Rivershire reviews
The staff in Elmcroft of Rivershire is very friendly and thorough in taking us though the place. They showed us the rooms. Even when somebody was living in there, the people were willing to allow us to come in and view the rooms. The community is very warm and welcoming. I was impressed that once a month, there would b...Read more Elmcroft of Rivershire reviews
Elmcroft of Rivershire's options seemed more limited than other places. We were greeted very well by the staff and they gave us a tour of the facility. The rooms had a bath area, refrigerator, and microwave. I feel the presentation overall wasn't as finished though. They had a calendar that showed various things they w...Read more Elmcroft of Rivershire reviews
At $3,863 per month, the average monthly cost for assisted living in Conroe is just $68 over the Texas average ($3,795) and $137 less than the countrywide median of $4,000. Assisted living rates are similar in some southern Texas cities, including Beaumont ($3,900) and College Station ($3,995), but the cost trends upward in Killeen ($4,053) and Victoria ($4,370). Austin has the highest price statewide at $5,190, while farther down the Gulf Coast in Corpus Christi, assisted living averages only $2,975 per month.
Note: Cost data for senior care in Conroe wasn’t available, so data for the nearest surveyed city, Houston, was used.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas
Geographic location has a major influence on the price of senior care, but the type of care chosen is also a key factor. In Conroe, the average monthly rate for assisted living is almost three times the cost of adult day health services ($1,300). Skilled, 24-hour care in a nursing home averages $5,095 per month, which is over $1,200 more expensive than assisted living.
For $3,909 and $4,099, respectively, seniors can receive care services at home from a homemaker or home health aide. While these rates seem fairly comparable with the cost of assisted living, seniors who choose in-home care are still responsible for expenses, such as utilities, groceries, property taxes and upkeep. Housing and food-related expenses are usually included in assisted living fees under room and board.
Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart
The Medicaid program that provides free health care to low-income, low-resource Americans is a jointly funded initiative of the federal and state governments. Each state adapts and manages its own Medicaid program to best meet the needs of its residents within a framework of federal regulations.
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission administers the Medicaid program that provides health care for 4.5 million state residents, including pregnant women, children, disabled and blind people and the elderly. In Texas, Medicaid services are delivered through state-approved managed care providers.
Texas residents who meet Medicaid’s eligibility guidelines receive a number of vital health care services, including doctor and specialist visits, emergency, inpatient and outpatient hospital care, X-rays, labs and other diagnostic tests, prescriptions, nonemergency medical transportation, ambulance services and long-term care in a nursing home.
Qualifying for Medicaid
To qualify for Texas Medicaid for long-term care, Conroe residents must be U.S. citizens or legal residents and:
All sources of income count toward the Medicaid eligibility limits, but some resources are excluded, including personal belongings, household furnishings and effects, an irrevocable burial trust, one car and a primary home worth up to $585,000.
Seniors who meet the income and asset limits of the Supplemental Security Income program automatically qualify for Texas Medicaid and are enrolled when they apply for SSI through the Social Security Administration.
When the spouse of an applicant doesn’t need coverage, their income is excluded. Based on Medicaid rules to avert impoverishment of a community spouse, the non-applicant may also be awarded up to $3,160.50 of their spouse’s monthly income and 50% of jointly owned assets up to $126,420.
Conroe seniors who exceed the Medicaid income limits but meet all other qualification criteria can reduce their monthly earnings by establishing a Qualified Income Trust. Excess income gets deposited into the trust each month, and it no longer counts toward the limit. Funds can only be withdrawn by the account’s designated trust agent and used to pay Medicaid-approved medical and care expenses.
Applying for Medicaid
Seniors in Conroe can contact Your Texas Benefits helpline at (877) 541-7905 or apply for Medicaid online.
STAR+PLUS Waiver Program
Seniors who require long-term care but want to avoid nursing home admission can apply for the Texas Medicaid STAR+PLUS waiver. Those approved for the program are enrolled in a managed care plan that provides comprehensive medical and long-term care services and supports. All the medical services offered through Texas Medicaid are included, along with care coordination and other services necessary to meet the enrollee’s care needs, which may include:
Applicants must be assessed to verify their need for a nursing-home level of care and enrolled in Medicaid with full benefits. Additional program-specific eligibility criteria must be met, including enrollment in Medicaid, receiving SSI benefits and residing in a nursing home.
Conroe residents can contact the Houston-Galveston Area Agency on Aging at (713) 627-3200 to learn more about the STAR+PLUS program or apply.
Optional State Supplementation
Conroe residents eligible for SSI benefits and living in assisted living facilities can qualify for an additional $60 benefit each month through the Optional State Supplementation program. These funds can be spent on room and board or other care-related expenses.
Seniors and disabled adults can contact the Social Security Administration at (800) 772-1213 to apply for SSI and Texas OSS benefits.
Community Care for the Aged and Disabled
The federally-funded Community Care for the Aged and Disabled program can provide needed assistance to Texas seniors at risk of nursing home placement. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age to qualify and need help on a daily basis because of disability or functional impairment. Anyone receiving similar services through Medicaid can’t qualify. Single applicants are limited to $2,313 in monthly income and $5,000 in assets. For married co-applicants, the limits are $4,626 and $6,000, respectively.
The services offered through CCAD vary based on a participant’s living situation. In an assisted living setting, it provides personal care, help with activities of daily living and 24-hour supervision. Participants need to contribute to their care costs by paying the room and board portion.
For more information about the CCAD program or to apply, Conroe residents can contact the Houston-Galveston AAA at (713) 627-3200.
The Montgomery County Veterans Services office helps veterans identify state and VA benefits they’re entitled to and offers assistance completing and filing applications. The VSO also offers these services at the Conroe VA clinic and East Montgomery County Senior Center by appointment. Senior veterans can access a range of medical services, including primary care, occupational and physical therapy, audiology, optometry, podiatry and general diagnostics at the local VA clinic.
Montgomery County Veterans Services
2247 N. First St., Ste. 219, Conroe, Texas 77301
Conroe VA Clinic
690 S. Loop 336 W., Ste. 300, Conroe, TX 77304
In addition to its meal delivery program, Meals on Wheels of Montgomery County also operates the Senior Rides bus transportation program, which provides free rides for County residents aged 60 and over and disabled adults. Rides to medical appointments, grocery stores, religious services or other destinations can be scheduled Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Senior Rides Transportation Program
1202 Candy Cane Ln., Conroe, TX 77301
Lone Star Legal Aid offers no-cost legal assistance to low-income Conroe seniors and disabled adults. Those who meet the eligibility requirements may receive assistance with a wide range of civil legal issues, including concerns with public benefits, elder abuse and exploitation, guardianship, long-term care advocacy, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, creating wills, powers of attorney and advance directives.
Lone Star Legal Aid
412 W. Lewis St., Conroe, TX 77301
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