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The average cost of assisted living in the city is $3,863 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 6 assisted living facilities in League City and 30 in surrounding areas.
The Cost of Senior Care in League City, TX
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Regal Estates of League City is a beautiful retirement community that provides accommodations and amenities for seniors seeking both independent living and assisted living.
My Dad lived at Regal Estates for 6 months. I visited 2 other facilities before deciding on Regal Estates. It was the most loving and caring facility in the Clear Lake area. The rooms were nice and clean as was the overall facility. They were able to place my Dad in a downstairs room close to the dining room. My husban...Read more Regal Estates of League City reviews
Regal Estates is clean, modern, and nicely decorated for a comfortable feeling like home. The staff seemed attentive and I saw a few interacting with residents and laughing. I visited on a beautiful day and was able to see one resident being pushed in his wheelchair around the community getting a chance to take in the ...Read more Regal Estates of League City reviews
My Mom has lived at Regal for 2.5 years. She now has to move to a memory care facility and I will miss the fine folks and care at Regal. The environment is well maintained, the staff is wonderful and very attentive to the needs of their residents. Very responsive. I recommend this facility highly. Mom was happy at...Read more Regal Estates of League City reviews
Regal Estates of League City looked like a very good place for me. They had a lot of activities. It's a nice place to stay and it's in a nice area. The rooms looked spacious and nice, with big closets and restrooms. The staff seemed to be OK. The residents we saw hanging around the hallway and they seemed happy. They h...Read more Regal Estates of League City reviews
The Crossings was a complete center which had independent living, assisted living, memory care, and skilled care. It was new, very attractive, and they were run by the Methodist Community. I tried the food and it was very good. They had off-center bus trips to supermarkets and medical appointments. There were washers a...Read more The Crossings reviews
At $3,863 per month, the average price of assisted living in League City falls between the state average of $3,795 and national average of $4,000. Prices are comparable in nearby Beaumont ($3,900) and Tyler ($3,800) and slightly higher in College Station ($3,995) and Victoria ($4,370).
Statewide, assisted living costs range from below $2,300 in El Paso ($2,250) and Texarkana ($2,265) to over $5,000 in Austin ($5,190).
Note: Senior care cost data wasn’t available for League City, so data for the closest city, Houston, was used.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas
Senior care costs are based on the number of service hours, the location and level of care that’s provided. At $5,095 per month, semiprivate nursing home care is the most expensive option in League City because this type of care involves around-the-clock supervision in a state-licensed nursing facility.
44 hours per week of in-home services are $3,909 for a homemaker and $4,099 for a home health aide. Assisted living, which includes accommodation, meals and most day-to-day living expenses, such as home maintenance and utilities, costs $3,863 per month.
Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart
Medicaid is the nationwide health coverage program that pays for essential medical services for needy seniors, children and people with disabilities. It’s funded by the federal and state governments and administered by each state.
Every Medicaid plan must include mandatory benefits, such as physician services, X-rays and lab tests, hospital services and long-term care in a nursing facility. States may choose to fund additional benefits through Medicaid waivers and plans that may include rehabilitation therapy, case management, prescription medications, vision care and prosthetics.
In Texas, Medicaid plans are administered through a number of managed care organizations, and plan availability varies between counties. Medicaid members must be U.S. citizens or qualified immigrants, have a valid Social Security Number and live in Texas full time.
To qualify for long-term Medicaid coverage which includes home and community-based services, seniors must also need at least 30 days of non-stop care in a nursing facility and meet income and asset criteria.
Medicaid Income and Asset Limits
Each Medicaid applicant can earn up to $2,313 per month in income, and own up to $2,000 in assets ($3,000 per couple).
Income includes wages, investment dividends, alimony payments and money earned through most other sources, such as operating a small business. Some specific types of VA pension income is exempt, including VA Aid and Attendance and Housebound benefits.
Countable assets include all cash and bank account balances, stocks and real estate with the exception of a home that’s the principal residence of the applicant and/or their spouse valued at no more than $585,000.
If only one spouse in a married couple needs long-term Medicaid coverage, special income and asset rules apply to the non-applicant (community spouse). The income of the community spouse isn’t factored when calculating Medicaid eligibility, and the applicant may be able to reduce their declared income by transferring up to $3,160.50 per month to the community spouse under the minimum monthly needs allowance rule.
The community spouse may also keep up to $126,420 worth of the couple’s joint assets, in addition to the marital home and one vehicle, under the community spouse resource allowance rule.
STAR+PLUS Home and Community-Based Medicaid Waiver
STAR+PLUS is a Texas Medicaid managed care nursing-home diversion program for seniors who require the level of care normally provided in a nursing home setting. This home and community-based Medicaid waiver provides funding for community-based services and supports that are delivered in an assisted living environment and assigned based on the medical needs of each participant.
Every STAR+PLUS plan offers:
Some plans also offer value-added services, such as enhanced dental and vision care.
League City is located in the STAR+PLUS Harris service area, which is served by three managed care plans — Amerigroup, United Healthcare Community Plan and Molina Healthcare of Texas. Upon receipt of the STAR+PLUS approval packet by mail, participants have 15 days to choose a managed care plan, otherwise, they’re assigned a plan and primary physician.
To learn more about Medicaid, STAR+PLUS and QITs, contact the Health and Human Services Commission office at (888) 337-6377.
Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefits and Housebound Allowance
VA Aid and Attendance Benefits and Housebound Allowance are two regular VA pension top-up programs that provide eligible vets and survivors with extra cash benefits that can be used to finance assisted living.
Aid and Attendance pays a maximum annual pension of $22,577 to veterans without dependents and $26,766 for veterans with one dependent. The maximum annual pension for survivors who qualify for Aid and Attendance is $14,509 without dependents and $17,309 with one dependent.
For Aid and Attendance, applicants must meet at least one of the following criteria:
For the Housebound Allowance, vets and survivors must have a permanent disability that limits them to their home most of the time.
Housebound Allowance provides a maximum annual pension of $16,540 to veterans without dependents and $20,731 for veterans with one dependent. The maximum annual pension for survivors is $11,095 without dependents and $13,893 with one dependent.
Note: Applicants cannot combine benefits from Aid and Attendance and Housebound.
For more information and assistance with the application process, contact Galveston County Veterans Services at (409) 766-2448.
Elderlife Financial Assisted Living Bridge Loan
Seniors planning a move into an assisted living setting often need access to cash in order to cover move-in costs and monthly care fees while waiting for their benefits to begin paying or home to sell.
Elderlife Financial’s assisted living bridge loan is designed to provide short-term funding that can be used to help finance a move into an assisted living community.
Structured as a 12-month line of credit, assisted living loan approval is based on the credit rating of the applicant or applicants, and up to six people can be listed on the loan application. If approved, seniors usually have access to the funds within 24 hours and money from the loan can be sent directly from the lender to the assisted living provider.
For more information, contact Elderlife Financial Services at (888) 228-4500.
VA health care, including primary, women’s health and prosthetic services, is available at the Galveston County VA Clinic, which is affiliated with the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in nearby Houston.
Veterans, dependents and survivors can contact Galveston County Veterans Services to learn and apply for local, state and federal VA programs and benefits.
Galveston County VA Clinic
3828 Avenue N., Galveston, TX 77550-6614
Galveston County Veterans Services
9850 Emmett F. Lowry Expy., Texas City, TX 77591
Seniors unable to use the regular transit system due to disability can register for Island Transit’s Dial-A-Ride program, which provides low-cost, door-to-door rides throughout the county.
Galveston County operates 3 community centers for seniors that operate daily congregate meal programs, transportation and regular wellness and health screening clinics.
County of Galveston – Senior Services
722 Moody Ave., Galveston, TX 77550
3115 Market St., Galveston, TX 77550
League City seniors aged 55 and older can participate in free yoga classes, Zumba gold workouts, line dance lessons and beginner watercolor painting groups through the League City Parks and Recreation Department. Seniors aged 60 and older can also enjoy a free hot lunch each weekday.
City of League City – Parks and Recreation
300 W. Walker St., League City, TX 77573
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