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Page Reviewed / Updated – July 6, 2022

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Austin is the capital of Texas and a member of the AARP Age-Friendly Network, indicating that it has a range of benefits for retirees. While its overall cost of living is high compared to the typical U.S. city, exceeding the national average by about 20%, the city has affordable health care, and residents don’t pay state income taxes on retirement income, which may leave more money in the bank for assisted living expenses. Assisted living rates in Austin come in at $5,345 per month. To help qualified older adults afford care, income-based programs such as the STAR+PLUS Waiver are available. 

This guide provides more information on ways to pay for assisted living in Austin and highlights agencies and programs that help older adults make informed decisions regarding their care. It also provides details on rules assisted living facilities in Austin follow and an overview of the best assisted living facilities in the region.  

The Cost of Assisted Living in Austin, TX

The 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey reports that assisted living facilities in Austin charge $5,345 per month for services, making it a relatively expensive city to obtain care in. By comparison, the statewide median rate is $3,998, and nationally, assisted living facilities charge an average of $4,500 per month. 

Assisted living rates vary considerably throughout Texas. Texarkana is the most affordable place to obtain care, with rates coming in over $2,500 lower than in Austin at $2,770 per month. In San Antonio, care costs are higher but still affordable at $3,413, and in Killeen, older adults pay $4,217. Victoria has the highest surveyed rates in the state at $5,600. 

  • Austin: $5,345 
  • Texas: $3,998 
  • United States: $4,500 
  • Killeen: $4,217 
  • San Antonio: $3,413 
  • Victoria: $5,600 
  • Texarkana: $2,770 

The Cost of Other Types of Care in Austin, TX 

Older adults in Austin pay $ $5,345 per month for assisted living, making it among the costlier care types in the city. Only nursing home care, which provides personal and medical care in an institutional setting, is more expensive at $5,931 per month for shared rooms and $8,973 for private accommodations. Older adults who obtain personal care at home pay $5,196 for both in-home care and specialized home health care. The cheapest option is adult day health care at $1,517 per month. 

  • In-Home Care: $5,196 
  • Home Health Care: $5,196 
  • Adult Day Health Care: $1,517 
  • Assisted Living Facility: $5,345 
  • Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room): $5,931 
  • Nursing Home Facility (private room): $8,973 

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Austin, TX

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Other Ways To Pay for Assisted Living in Austin, 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.

Free Resources for Seniors in San Antonio, TX

The Austin region has a range of resources to help older residents make the most of their retirement income and access affordable long-term care. The following table highlights the top agencies and programs in the area to help seniors make informed decisions.




Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area 

(512) 916-6000 

The Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area serves disabled individuals and those aged 60 and over through a range of support programs. Seniors can call the agency for information and referrals for community-based services and programs that may supplement or complement what they obtain through assisted living, including medical equipment loans, prescription drug assistance and public benefits options counseling. The agency also contains the region’s long-term care ombudsman program, in which individuals can call for information on residents’ rights, options for paying for long-term care and how to report substandard care.
Austin Vet Center  (512) 416-1314   The Austin Vet Center provides free, confidential assistance to veterans and their families to help them access the benefits and services they’re entitled to. It provides referral services for veteran connections to help qualifying individuals learn about veterans’ home eligibility criteria and VA medical benefits and enrollment. It also hosts workshops and classes for lifelong enrichment, including woodworking workshops, knitting classes and stained glass workshops.   
Aging Services Council of Central Texas 

(512) 593-2269 

The Aging Services Council of Central Texas supports healthy aging through various initiatives, including the Social Inclusion Task Force, which provides technology and training to older adults to help them maintain social connections. It also publishes guides to help older adults find transportation services in the Austin region and understand available long-term care options.
AGE of Central Texas 

(512) 451-4611  

AGE of Central Texas is a nonprofit organization that provides a range of social and recreational activities and supportive services for older adults in the region. It has a health equipment lending program that provides free, no-time-limit durable medical equipment loans. It also has a computer lab and senior centers and wellness sites throughout the region. 
Texas Legal Services Center

(512) 477-6000 

The Texas Legal Services Center provides free civil legal services to older adults in Austin and the surrounding region. It has licensed legal professionals who provide benefits screenings and assistance with obtaining public benefits, which may help seniors pay for assisted living services. 

Rules and Regulations for Assisted Living Facilities in Austin, TX

Assisted Living Communities in Austin 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 Austin, TX

Legacy Oaks of South Austin

Legacy Oaks of South Austin offers resort-style amenities in a lush, well-appointed environment. Seniors at Legacy Oaks are encouraged to live as independently as possible by staff, who offer 24/7 assistance with activities of daily living. Community amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness room and Zen courtyard, movie theater and art room, full-service salon and numerous outdoor spaces for get-togethers and casual visits. Staff at Legacy Oaks of South Austin provide weekly housekeeping, laundry and linen services for assisted living residents. On-site physical therapy is available for residents who need help recovering from illness, injury or operations. Community groups organize events at Legacy Oaks that include Art Throb painting and sculpture classes, the Green Thumb gardening club and Ageless Grace chair aerobics classes.

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Brookdale Round Rock

Brookdale Round Rock helps keep its assisted living residents safe with a daily check-in system and 24-hour security. Each unit in the community has a keypad entry unit that prevents unauthorized access, and an emergency call system in each room lets residents call for help from any room in their homes. Seniors who live in the assisted living community at Brookdale Round Rock have unlimited wireless internet throughout the building, as well as concierge service for day-to-day assistance. An on-site fitness center, therapy room and clinic help keep residents healthy. Other site amenities include game rooms and billiards, a well-stocked library and theater, as well as an arts and crafts studio where residents can take lessons from local teachers.

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Sunland House

Sunland House offers assisted living in both private and semi-private rooms with 24-hour staff who are always awake and available if needed. Caregivers on staff provide assistance to residents with activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing and other personal care tasks. Staff at the community can assist residents with medication monitoring and preparation, and kitchen staff prepare three nutritious meals a day in the gourmet-style community kitchen. Healthy snacks are also available throughout the day. Meal plans are prepared for each resident that take individual diet needs into account, and physical and recreational activities are planned for every resident to participate, regardless of physical limitations or mobility levels. Sunland House staff organize daily social and recreational activities.

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Brookdale Westlake Hills

Brookdale Westlake Hills residents have a choice of floor plans for private and semi-private assisted living units, each protected by a keypad entry and 24-hour security system. Emergency alert systems inside each unit help keep residents safe, as does a daily check-in system by community staff. Wi-Fi access is available throughout the community apartments and common areas, which include a beauty shop and health clinic. Seniors at Brookdale Westlake Hills can shop for daily must-haves at the general store, where toiletries and other personal items are available for sale. All residents have access to a community concierge service, on-site library, billiards table and theater, which frequently hosts community movie nights.

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The Village at The Triangle

Located in Austin's upscale Triangle neighborhood, The Village at The Triangle has a heated indoor saltwater pool for residents, social clubs and community-wide parties and dance evenings. Seniors can work out in the downstairs fitness center, practice yoga in the private studio or host a barbecue at one of the community's many outdoor grilling stations. Rooms at The Village have floor-to-ceiling windows, polished quartz countertops and spacious walk-in showers with grab bars for safety. Rooms also have emergency call systems for residents who need immediate assistance. Meals can be prepared in the private kitchen in each room, or they may be enjoyed with the community in the restaurant-style dining room.

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  • Activities include movies, exercise and music 
  • Regular wellness checks

Austin North Assisted Living

Austin North Assisted Living offers spacious rooms with fire alarms, sprinklers and other safety equipment to help keep residents safe. Residents may rent a unit at Austin North on a stable month-to-month basis, with no lease or deposit. Living rooms, bathrooms and hallways are designed with extra space to accommodate walkers, wheelchairs and other mobility devices, and a hydraulic lift apparatus is on-site to assist residents with limited mobility. Staff are available to help residents with activities of daily living, including discreet personal care, 24 hours a day, and a staff RN is also available around the clock. Community staff can assist residents with medication preparation and monitoring that follows the residents' personal care plans.

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Elmcroft of Austin

Elmcroft of Austin maintains 24-hour security and highly-trained caregivers to help look after residents at any hour they need assistance. Staff at Elmcroft coordinate the details of each residents' personalized care plan with healthcare providers, and they work with families to develop a customized care plan to look after all residents' needs. Staff assist residents with activities of daily living, as well as plan daily social events and evening entertainment in the community's handsomely decorated common rooms. Residents at Elmcroft can take their meals privately, in their own units, or together in the restaurant-style dining room. This single-story community is laid out with wide hallways and easy-to-navigate corners for seniors with walkers or wheelchairs.

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Ledgestone Senior Living

The certified care staff at Ledgestone Senior Living are available to residents at all hours, as are security and emergency response staff for residents' safety. Seniors at Ledgestone share multiple outdoor recreation spaces, including a Zen garden, community garden and landscaped walking paths around the community. Residents have inclusive access to the on-site salon, fitness room and movie theater, as well as to classes held in the community's art room, library and club room. Physical therapy is provided onsite for seniors who need professional rehab services after inpatient care in the hospital, or who are recovering from an illness or injury. Staff assist with both activities of daily living and with scheduling group outings for shopping and recreation.

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Brookdale Beckett Meadows

Brookdale Beckett Meadows residents live in spacious assisted living units with a sophisticated 24-hour security and keyless entry system. Each unit at Beckett Meadows has its own alarm and fire suppression system, as well as an emergency call system that summons help in minutes. Seniors and their guests at Brookdale Beckett Meadows have 24-hour access to the Wi-Fi signal that covers nearly the entire property, and front desk concierge service is available at no additional charge for residents. Seniors who need to leave the community for shopping or for medical appointments may book a ride through the Brookdale scheduled transportation service, though sundries are for sale at the onsite store and beauty services are provided at the full-service community salon.

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Brookdale North Austin

Brookdale North Austin's private and semi-private rooms all have individual fire suppression and alarm systems, emergency call buttons, keyless entry systems and convenient grab bars to help keep residents safe in their homes. Video monitoring of the community is provided by the site's 24-hour security. Small pets are welcome at Brookdale North Austin. Scheduled transportation is available for residents' medical appointments and shopping trips, and Wi-Fi is available throughout the community grounds. Residents can attend to many outpatient needs at the on-site clinic, while physical and occupational therapy are provided in the community's therapy rooms. Multiple game rooms, walking paths, a theater and beautifully landscaped grounds welcome residents and their guests for recreation and healthy exercise.

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