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Page Reviewed / Updated – October 7, 2022

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Older Texans looking for an affordable coastal area may find Corpus Christi a desirable retirement spot. The Sparkling City by the Sea costs 17% below the national cost of living index and 11% lower than Texas. Aside from cheap housing and affordable basic goods, health care costs virtually on par with the national average. Assisted living in Corpus Christi averages $3,388 per month, lower than both the Texas and nationwide figures.

The Lone Star State further benefits Corpus Christi seniors with 0% income tax — Social Security benefits, pensions and retirement account withdrawals are all tax-free. In addition, groceries and prescription and over-the-counter medicines are exempt from sales tax, and there are no estate or inheritance taxes.

In addition to providing a list of the best assisted living facilities in Corpus Christi, TX, this guide provides an overview of the cost of assisted living in Corpus Christi, as well as average costs for other types of care. Additionally, find a list of free and low-cost services that provide seniors with a variety of assistance in their communities.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Corpus Christi, TX

Corpus Christi is among the cheapest areas in South Texas when it comes to assisted living, at $3,388 per month, according to Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey. It’s $1,112 lower than the U.S. median, $610 below the Texas average and almost as affordable as San Antonio, which only costs $25 less. Nearby inland areas from Corpus Christi are more expensive, particularly Victoria, which costs seniors $2,112 more monthly. McAllen also costs more, by $1,462, while Brownsville is $612 more.

  • Corpus Christi: $3,388
  • Texas: $3,998
  • United States: $4,500
  • Victoria: $5,600
  • San Antonio: $3,413
  • McAllen: $4,850
  • Brownsville: $4,000

The Cost of Other Types of Care in Corpus Christi, TX

Corpus Christi’s average assisted living cost of $3,388 is considered more cost-effective than either in-home care or home health care, which cost $3,623 per month. Adult day health care is the cheapest care type at $696 and is suitable for those who have family caregivers at home. Seniors who require institutional care may find nursing home care with semiprivate-room accommodations affordable at $5,233 per month compared to private-room arrangements which cost double at $10,555.

  • Assisted Living Facility: $3,388
  • In-Home Care: $3,623
  • Home Health Care: $3,623
  • Adult Day Health Care: $696
  • Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room): $5,233
  • Nursing Home Facility (private room): $10,555

Garden Estates of Corpus Christi

In addition to its weekly housekeeping services, Garden Estates of Corpus Christi offers its residents daily tidying in each of the spacious and well-appointed rooms. Community staff are available 24 hours a day to assist residents with medication reminders and monitoring, emergency response and assistance with activities of daily living, such as personal hygiene, dressing and household chores. Scheduled transportation is available to residents for medical and personal trips within a limited radius around town, while staff at the community schedule group events such as games, movie nights and trips to local eateries. Classes available at Garden Estates include chair yoga, water aerobics and balance exercises, such as tai chi. Pets are welcome at Garden Estates of Corpus Christi.

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Villa of Corpus Christi Northwest

Villa of Corpus Christi Northwest maintains a full calendar of activities for its residents, including scheduled outings and shopping trips. Transportation to and from medical and personal appointments is available, though staff also provide complimentary shopping services for residents. Once a week, the community is visited by a professional hairstylist, and worship services are provided in the on-site chapel every Sunday. New residents have their choice between several generous floor plans, as well as between furnished, semi-furnished and unfurnished rooms. The beautifully decorated common areas of the community include an open porch, where residents and guests can sit and enjoy the coastal Texas sunshine, and interior common areas are always festively decorated for the holidays.

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Brookdale Trinity Towers

Residents at Brookdale Trinity Towers are protected by a 24-hour security system that includes video monitoring of common areas and rapid response in case of emergencies. Each room at Brookdale has its own call system in case help is needed, as well as a keyless entry system to help keep rooms secure. Pets are welcome at Brookdale Trinity Towers, and residents can pick up must-have sundries at the community's general store. A strong Wi-Fi signal carries wireless internet to every room in the community, and concierge service is available for residents who need assistance. Residents of Brookdale Trinity Towers can recover at home from illness, injury and medical procedures with daily therapy sessions and unrestricted access to the on-site fitness center. 

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The staff caregivers at Mirador Retirement Living offer residents 24/7 assistance with activities of daily living, such as personal hygiene, dressing, grooming and discreet personal care. Medication monitoring and assistance are also provided free of additional charge. Each room at Mirador has a built-in call system for summoning staff in an emergency, with an integral microphone and speaker for two-way calling. Licensed nursing staff are on duty 24 hours a day, and assisted living residents get priority admission to the memory care and skilled nursing wings of the community if needed. Mirador staff manage a full schedule of activities for residents, which includes regular Bible study groups, shopping excursions into town, fitness classes with personal trainers and ballet/modern dance classes. 

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The Waterford at Corpus Christi

Residents of The Waterford at Corpus Christi experience a luxurious resort-style lifestyle in a spacious and well-appointed assisted living community. Staff are on duty 24 hours a day to assist residents with activities of daily living, while at meal times the kitchen staff prepare three nutritionally balanced meals a day. Communal meals at The Waterford are served in the large, elegant dining room, though private spaces are also available for more intimate meals. Snacks are available all day. Residents have access to a regular program of educational and recreational events, such as lectures, classes and movie nights. Scheduled transportation is available, as are a public computer area, activity center and spacious lounge area with a big-screen TV. Small pets are welcome at The Waterford.

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Villa of Corpus Christi South

The beautifully decorated common areas of Villa of Corpus Christi South are alive daily with community scheduled events, such as classes, group games and groups of residents gathering for planned outings, which are supervised by staff. Scheduled transportation is available off-site, though shopping and errand services are provided at no additional charge by community staff. Manicurist and hairstylist services are provided at Villa of Corpus Christi South once a week, as are therapy sessions and visits from members of the local community. Seniors who stay in one of the decorated suites can lounge together in the fireplace-adorned living room or eat together in the spacious dining hall. A baby grand piano is also available for any resident who knows, or who wishes to learn, how to play it.

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Holmgreen Center at Brookdale Trinity Towers

All the rooms at Holmgreen Center at Brookdale Trinity Towers are kept safe by keyless entry systems and a 24-hour security team that offers rapid response and video monitoring of all common areas. Emergency alert systems and fire sprinklers in each room also help keep residents safe. Residents and their guests can both access the community's strong Wi-Fi signal throughout the grounds, and complimentary concierge services are available for all residents. Transportation services are available with advance notice for medical and personal trips. Residents who need physical, occupational or mental health therapy have access to private therapy rooms, and an on-site general store offers easy access to shopping for daily necessities. Regular worship services are provided in the chapel.

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Elan Corpus Christi Assisted Living & Memory Care

Elan Corpus Christi Assisted Living & Memory Care offers pet-friendly apartments with personal alert systems and rapid emergency response as needed for residents. Bible study is available in the on-site chapel, and prayer groups visit with residents in their rooms when convenient. Art classes are offered in the community art studio, and themed events are hosted in common areas, such as the garden courtyards and the solarium. Regular movie nights are organized in the media room, where a variety of clubs meet on a regular basis. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the community. Certified care staff provide 24/7 supervision and care for residents during regular community events and scheduled outings together.

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Viera Assisted Living

The grounds of Viera Assisted Living are adorned with multiple landscaped courtyards and winding walking paths where seniors and their guests can enjoy the fresh sea air of Corpus Christi. Indoors, health and wellness activities include regular fitness classes and aquatics programs in the community pool and fitness center. Recreational activities are arranged in the private salon, on-site pub, theater and game rooms, while meals are offered in both the communal dining area and the private dining rooms. A licensed nurse is available at Viera Assisted Living 24 hours a day, and certified caregiver staff are on hand to assist residents with medication reminders, monitoring and preparation. All basic utility services are covered under Viera Assisted Living's inclusive monthly rate.

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Brookdale Corpus Christi

Brookdale Corpus Christi residents have access to free Wi-Fi and complimentary concierge services as needed, as well as unrestricted access to the site fitness center and game rooms. Therapy is provided on site by licensed professionals, and basic outpatient medical needs can be addressed in the site medical clinic. Shopping, errand and pharmacy assistance are provided by staff, as are beauty services in the community salon. Residents at Brookdale are kept safe in assisted living units with keyless entry systems, 24-hour security and an emergency alert system in each room. Spiritual services are provided in the chapel, while residents and their guests can relax in the community lounge, library, theater and other communal recreation areas. Brookdale Corpus Christi is a pet-friendly community.

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