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Page Reviewed / Updated – January 13, 2024

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Abilene, TX, is a mid-sized city with about 127,000 residents, including a senior population of 13%. Local retirees can benefit from the city’s low cost of living, which ranks about 20 points cheaper than the U.S. norm.

The city’s average cost of assisted living is also low at $3,185 per month compared to $4,459 nationally. Furthermore, residents pay zero state taxes on all types of personal income, making Abilene a financially viable location for many seniors.

This guide details the cost of assisted living in Abilene compared to other cities in Texas. It also explores the impact of inflation on local senior care and provides free resources to help seniors living in Abilene.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Abilene, TX

When determining how to finance Assisted Living, it’s essential to first know the expense involved for your loved one to join a reputable community. With the ongoing increase in costs, having current information is crucial when budgeting for senior care. To help highlight the influence of inflation on senior living expenses, has collected cost data from its extensive network of over 75,000 senior living communities. This data represents the average cost of Assisted Living in Abilene and in 128 other cities in Texas.

Inflation & the Cost of Assisted Living in Abilene, TX

Inflation has had a significant impact on the price of assisted living in Abilene. From 2022 to 2023, care prices increased by 10%, and rates are projected to reach $3,430 by 2024. Similarly, nationwide rates experienced a 10% uptick during the same period. Assisted living is also becoming more expensive in other Texas cities, underlining the importance of careful financial planning. Dallas saw prices increase by 10% between 2022 and 2023, as did Houston and Austin. The statewide average climbed by a more modest 6%, but rates are still expected to reach $3,481 in 2024.


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The Cost of Other Types of Care in Abilene, TX

The price of senior care depends on services and amenities. At $2,154 per month, independent living is among the cheapest options as it provides the lowest level of support for seniors who aren’t reliant on caregivers. On the other hand, assisted living offers daily help with personal care, making it costlier at $3,185. Finally, memory care, offering high-level monitoring and security for seniors coping with dementia, is one of Abilene’s most expensive options at $4,968.

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Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Abilene, TX

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Other Ways to Pay for Assisted Living in Abilene, TX

Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For additional information and planning, read our comprehensive guide to paying for senior care in Texas.

Rules and Regulations for Assisted Living Facilities in Abilene, TX

Assisted Living Communities in Abilene are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined by the state. For an overview of those rules and regulations, see the information below. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.

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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Abilene, TX

Lyndale Senior Living

Located on the outskirts of Abilene, Lyndale Senior Living is ranked in our top 10 assisted living facilities because it offers seniors a great place to enjoy their independence while receiving high-quality assistance from caring staff. There are lots of fun activities, including tailgate parties, movie nights, Wii gaming and happy hour. As well as having lots of common areas for recreational activities, Lyndale has a library, games room, coffee bistro and beauty salon and barbershop. There are many floor plans to choose from, including those with efficiency kitchenettes.

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  • Weekly housekeeping and laundry service
  • Full-time nursing and care associates

The Covenant Place of Abilene

Covenant Place of Abilene assisted living works with each resident to create and implement an individual care plan based on their specific needs. Programs such as wellness, walking and balance classes and specialized diets are all part of meeting this goal. The cozy studio and one-bedroom apartments are all outfitted with emergency call buttons, separate thermostats and wide doorways to accommodate wheelchairs and scooters. The facility features an activity center for cards and games, a library, a beauty salon, a lounge and a private dining room for family events.

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  • Exercise programs and classes
  • Personal laundry service and laundry facilities

Chisholm Place Assisted Living Community

Seniors living in Chisholm Place appreciate the warm family feeling and lovely outdoor spaces where they can enjoy fresh air and sunshine. The studio and one-bedroom apartments have generous storage spaces, and each room has a kitchenette with a microwave, although three meals are provided daily. Residents are paired with a Dedicated Resident Care Partner who quickly learns each individual's needs and preferences. The library has some computer stations for those wishing to browse, and there is a robust activity program designed around residents' wishes.

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Highland Assisted Living

Highland Assisted Living promotes itself as "a special place for special people." Their specific population is any adult with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, compulsive disorder or other mental illness who needs some assistance with daily living. Many activities are available for residents to enjoy, including volleyball games, horseshoes, group walks and movies. The atmosphere is family-like but secure. Medication supervision is provided.

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Melissa's Assisted Living and Senior Home

Melissa's is a private home that also provides in-home Christian services for seniors as well as assisted living, respite care and hospice care. The facility has a very home-like atmosphere and caring staff who can help residents with housekeeping services, transportation, laundry and cleaning.

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Hoyt Place

Hoyt Place in Sweetwater is situated about a 40-minute drive from Abilene and provides another option for seniors looking to maintain independence with some assistance. The community provides stimulating activities including tai chi, movie nights and a baking club as well as outdoor events like gardening, cookouts and picnics. This community was ranked in our 10 best assisted living facilities because it is pet-friendly.

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  • Integrated emergency call system in each apartment
  • Transportation provided to medical appointments

Redstone Park

For seniors who relish a small-town feel and enjoy discovering local businesses and activities, Redstone Park in Brownwood might be the answer. The staff at this assisted living community believes activities that enrich social, physical and mental stimulation help keep people young, so residents can participate in book clubs, tai chi and yoga and computer or cooking classes. All meals include fresh fruits and vegetables.

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The Chatfield

The Chatfield in Brownwood offers seniors a caring environment combined with a wide range of fun activities. Residents can enjoy art classes, discussion groups, dancing, movies, gardening and bingo games. They can also participate in activities away from the facility because the Chatfield helps arrange transportation for shopping, banking and other outings. All suites have one bedroom, but there is also a central living room, a covered front porch for enjoying even rainy days outside and a common dining room for meal service.

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  • Housekeeping and trash removal can be arranged
  • Each room has satellite or cable TV

Lyndale San Angelo Senior Living

Lyndale San Angelo values the safety of its assisted living residents and is the only facility in a 45-mile radius to have QuietCare, an advanced motion sensor technology that alerts staff to falls and other irregular activities. The facility offers a Dining for Wellness Education program plus a variety of great activities like billiard tournaments. There's a spacious library, fitness center and beauty salon.

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  • Weekly laundry and housekeeping
  • Bus available for unscheduled outings on weekdays (small fee)

New Haven Assisted Living

It's easy for residents of New Haven to enjoy the community of San Angelo because there are plenty of organized outings for luncheons, theater and museum visits and scenic bus tours. We ranked this facility in our top 10 because of its unique layout. Long hallways have been eliminated so each private suite opens to a central kitchen and common room. There are sunrooms, a gazebo and a patio for enjoying nature.

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  • Church and prayer services are available
  • All suites are private and have a kitchenette