Search for Texas Assisted Living and Alzheimer's Care by Price

They say everything is bigger in Texas but that doesn’t include the cost of assisted living residences. With a state average of $2,800, it’s easy to find a residence for a loved one. It’s no wonder people love retiring to the Lone Star State.

Affordable residences are spread all over the state. The Big Bend region might not have many facilities, but the ones there are just $2,300 a month. Residences in the Panhandle range from $2,000 to $2,800, while the South Plains has residences that cost as little as $2,200 a month, although some go up to $2,800.

Those who love coastal living can stay in the Gulf Coast area without breaking the bank. The region has residences for as low as $2,000 or as high as $5,200, making it easy to find something that fits the patient’s budget and needs.

Even Dallas-Fort Worth is affordable, with most residences sitting in the range of $2,200 to $2,700 a month.

In order to operate in Texas, assisted living residences must get a license from the state. The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services provides facilities with A or B licenses. The license received is based on the residents’ abilities to evacuate the assisted living facility.

Facilities that only house those who are physically and mentally capable of evacuating without help during an emergency can get a Type A assisted living license. Everyone in the residence must be able to follow directions without help for the facility to maintain that license.

Type B assisted living facility licenses are for facilities that house those who need help evacuating. In addition, residents might need help transferring to and from a bed and require attendance while sleeping. Facilities must have a Type B license to house Alzheimer’s patients.

Residents of Type A facilities that lose physical or cognitive function must move to a Type B facility. Residents of a Type A facility can exhibit some physical and mental disturbances, but once it gets to the point that they cannot evacuate themselves, they need to transfer.