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The average cost of assisted living in the city is $3,200 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 15 assisted living facilities in Lubbock and 1 in surrounding areas.
The Cost of Senior Care in Lubbock, TX
Raider Ranch in Lubbock is a luxurious, well-appointed residential living community that caters to active seniors as well as those requiring assisted living or memory care.
Brookdale Shadow Hills is a senior community in west Lubbock offering exceptional assisted living care and services in a supportive and family-oriented atmosphere.
By providing a comfortable, home-like living situation that is safe for seniors, Mackenzie Place ensures that our residents are able to live their lives to the fullest.
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I visited Brookdale Remington Park right before lunch. The residents were just finishing up an exercise type activity and they were all smiling and looking like they enjoyed themselves. The staff was upbeat, outgoing, and attentive. This community is spacious, clean, and decorated nicely. I left before lunch was served...Read more Brookdale Remington Park reviews
Brookdale Shawdow Hills is a smaller community, but sometimes good things come in small packages. The staff that spoke to me and gave me a tour were friendly and knowledgeable. They were not only knowledgeable about their community, but about their residents, types of healthcare, and their competitors also. I didn't ge...Read more Brookdale Shadow Hills reviews
Brookdale Shadow Hills is very pleasant and well-maintained. The staff is very helpful and friendly. My mother feels very comfortable there. The staff makes sure to keep her involved in activities. It is a much smaller community. There are 4 wings, and each wing has 10 to 15 rooms. They do have cottages outside for tho...Read more Brookdale Shadow Hills reviews
Raider Ranch is a unique community. I overheard some of the residents say that they were getting ready to play a round of golf and others saying they were meeting on one of the common areas to socialize. Many of the staff members were kind, but a few of them didn't even acknowledge me. The offer a variety of activities...Read more Isle at Raider Ranch reviews
We moved into Raider Ranch 2 weeks ago. It's very nice and it's in a property that is fairly big, but not really huge to be too impersonal. They have an indoor and outdoor pool, hot tub, gym, library, and pool room. I'm not yet participating in any activities, though. The cleaning crew was very efficient and I'm happy ...Read more Isle at Raider Ranch reviews
At an average monthly cost of $3,200, assisted living prices in Lubbock are below the state ($3,795) and national ($4,000) averages. Prices are higher in neighboring areas, such as Amarillo ($3,700), Odessa ($4,605) and Midland ($4,183).
Statewide, costs in the most expensive city, Austin ($5,190), are more than double assisted living prices in El Paso ($2,250), which has the lowest care costs in Texas. Costs in many areas are close to the state average, including Houston ($3,863), Abilene ($3,868) and College Station ($3,995).
The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas
Nursing homes are usually the most expensive senior care service due to the level of medical care they provide, and that’s true in Lubbock where a semiprivate nursing home room is $4,958 per month. This price includes meals, accommodations and around-the-clock skilled nursing care for fragile seniors and adults with disabilities.
Seniors who want to hire in-home help can expect to pay $3,600 per month for either a homemaker or home health aide, and $704 for adult day health services outside the home on weekdays. Assisted living costs are lower at $3,200 per month, and this price includes room and board.
Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart
Low-income seniors, children and people with disabilities may qualify for basic health care coverage through Medicaid, the nationwide government health plan. Medicaid is administered by each state, and mandatory benefits include hospital services, doctor’s visits, X-rays, transportation to care, home health services and nursing facility care.
States may also opt to fund optional benefits that may include vision and dental care, case management, physical therapy, hospice care and community-based services. In Texas, the Medicaid program is delivered through managed care organizations. By law, every county must offer at least two Medicaid providers, and enrollees can usually pick their own plan.
Qualifying for Medicaid
In Texas, seniors aged 65 and older who collect Supplemental Security Income benefits automatically qualify for basic Medicaid benefits.
To qualify for Medicaid-funded long-term care services, seniors must:
Most, but not all, assets are counted by Medicaid. One vehicle, a life insurance policy worth $1,500 or less and a residence owned and occupied by the applicant and/or their spouse is exempt as long as that residence has an assessed value of $585,000 or less.
STAR+PLUS Medicaid Nursing Home Diversion Program
Seniors aged 65 and older with Medicaid coverage who need the level of care normally provided in a nursing home may qualify for STAR+PLUS, a Texas Medicaid managed care program.
STAR+PLUS funds community-based long-term care services to let frail seniors age in place in an assisted living facility rather than be placed in a nursing home. The goal of STAR+PLUS is to provide Medicaid participants with personalized services that allow them to maintain as much independence as possible without compromising on safety or wellness.
By law, each STAR+PLUS managed care plan must include all mandatory Medicaid benefits, and also:
Individual STAR+PLUS plans may also offer value-added services, such as enhanced dental care, discounts on health and wellness programs and extra vision care.
Seniors in Lubbock can receive STAR+PLUS services through Superior Health Plan or Amerigroup. If seniors don’t select a provider within 15 days of being accepted into STAR+PLUS, they’ll be automatically enrolled in one of these two plans.
To learn more about Texas Medicaid and the STAR+PLUS program, contact the Health and Human Services Commission office at (888) 337-6377.
Program of All-Inclusive Care of the Elderly
Lubbock seniors aged 55 and older who qualify for placement in a nursing facility and would prefer to remain in a community-based setting, such as assisted living, may be candidates for the Program of All-Inclusive Care of the Elderly.
PACE is a managed care program that provides seniors with the medical and nonmedical services they need to avoid institutionalization. PACE is free for seniors who have full-scope Medicaid coverage, and seniors can also participate on a private-pay basis.
PACE services are delivered through a multidisciplinary team of health professionals that include primary care physicians, registered nurses, therapists, nutritionists, social workers and home health aides. Each PACE participant completes an in-depth assessment to identify their unique needs, and services are assigned with the goal of improving the overall health and wellness of each participant.
Most services are performed at the PACE center, an adult day health center equipped with an outpatient medical clinic, therapy rooms, recreational spaces and a cafeteria. Participants are provided with door-to-door transportation to the PACE center and community-based services.
For more information, contact Silver Star, the Lubbock PACE program, at (806) 740-1500.
Elderlife Financial Assisted Living Bridge Loan
Seniors who need interim financing to cover moving costs may utilize Elderlife Financial’s assisted living bridge loan. Structured as an open line of credit with a term of 12 months, this bridge loan is designed for seniors waiting for benefit approval or the sale of their home.
There are no application fees, and loan applications are processed over the phone in about 15 minutes. Because this loan is unsecured, applicants must have a high credit score.
If approved, seniors can have money sent directly from the lender to their assisted living provider. Monthly payments are interest only, and the entire balance can be paid off at any time.
For more information, contact Elderlife Financial Services at (888) 228-4500.
The City of Lubbock’s Parks and Recreation Department operates three community and senior centers and two adult activity centers. All five centers offer a daily low-cost hot lunch program that includes door-to-door transportation and recreational activities.
Copper Rawlings Community and Senior Center
213 40th St., Lubbock, TX 79404
Mae Simmons Community and Senior Centers
2004 Oak Ave., Lubbock, TX 79404
Maggie Trejo Supercenter
3200 Amherst St., Lubbock, TX 79415
Seniors aged 65 and older qualify for discounted fares on Citibus, the municipal public transit service. Seniors who cannot use the fixed routes due to disability can register for CitiAccess, an on-demand, ADA-compliant curbside service.
Lubbock Meals on Wheels operates a pet program to help seniors feed their companion animals. MOW also delivers holiday meals, emergency meals, current reading materials and a birthday surprise to seniors who are housebound and/or isolated.
801 Broadway Ave., Lubbock, TX 79401
Lubbock Meals on Wheels
2304 34th St., Lubbock, TX 79411
The Lubbock VA Clinic offers outpatient primary and specialty care services to eligible vets, and comprehensive hospital services are available at the nearby Thomas E. Creek VA Medical Center in Amarillo.
Veterans and survivors can contact the Lubbock American Legion to learn about VA entitlements, connect with other vets and get help filing VA benefits claims.
Lubbock VA Clinic
6014 Ave. Q S. Dr., Lubbock, TX 79412-3700
American Legion Post #575
6628 66th St., Lubbock, TX 79401
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