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Page Reviewed / Updated – July 7, 2022

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Seniors living in Houston benefit from a number of comparatively affordable living costs. Residing in Houston costs inhabitants an average of 3.5% less than it does individuals in the rest of the country. Housing in the city is also more affordable as the average cost of buying a home is $220,000. Other Texans pay an average of $243,600, and the average U.S. citizen pays $291,700 to purchase a home. Assisted living in Houston costs an average of $4,245 per month, compared with the state average of $3,998 and the U.S. average of $4,500.

Houston has a median household income of $45,728 a year, a little less than the U.S. average of $53,482. While the city also has a higher unemployment rate of 8.0% compared with the U.S. average of 6.0%, job growth is on a positive trend and has shown an increase of 3.2% over the past year.

This guide covers average monthly care costs in Houston as well as resources that are available to seniors.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Houston, TX

According to Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey for 2021, assisted living care in the city costs seniors $4,245 per month. Houston’s monthly assisted living costs are $247 higher than the state’s costs but $255 lower than national costs, with U.S. citizens paying an average of $4,500 for assisted living services. Austin is $1,100 higher at $5,345. Dallas has the region’s third-highest median of $4,195, while El Paso on the state’s far western border charges seniors $3,750 for assisted living care. San Antonio has the region’s lowest assisted living cost of $3,413 monthly.

  • Houston: $4,245
  • Texas: $3,998
  • United States: $4,500
  • Dallas: $4,195
  • San Antonio: $3,413
  • Austin: $5,345
  • El Paso: $3,750

The Cost of Other Types of Care in Houston, TX

Assisted living is the second-most affordable type of care compared to other care types. In-home care services cost seniors $4,576 a month, $331 more than the cost of assisted living services. Home health care, which includes in-home care with some health services, averages the same cost of $4,576. Seniors requiring a lower level of nonresidential care such as adult day health care can expect to pay around $1,099 per month. Individuals in need of more intensive care will pay an average of $5,262 monthly for a semiprivate room in a nursing home and an additional $2,494 for a private room.

  • In-Home Care: $4,576
  • Home Health Care: $4,576
  • Adult Day Health Care: $1,099
  • Assisted Living Facility: $4,245
  • Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room): $5,262
  • Nursing Home Facility (private room): $7,756

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Houston, TX

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Other Ways to Pay for Assisted Living in Houston, 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 Houston, TX

Seniors in Houston can access a wide variety of services to help them research local assisted living communities, find financial assistance and connect with community-based services.




Harris County Area Agency on Aging (832) 393-4301 The Harris County Area Agency on Aging offers social services to seniors, including its Long-Term Care Ombudsman program that advocates for a high level of care in long-term care facilities. The organization also provides benefits counseling made available through federal funding.
Texas Health and Human Services (855) 937-2372 Texas Health and Human Services has a range of services that assist seniors by ensuring their well-being. The organization assists seniors in accessing services that provide information on state benefits and legal rights. It also locates assisted living community care and nursing home care and advocates for those residing in assisted living facilities.
Harris County Vet Center

(281) 537-7812

Senior U.S. military veterans are able to qualify for benefits that include pensions and health care. Two veterans’ programs also provide monetary support to those who are eligible for VA pension benefits, including seniors who need assistance with activities of daily living and those residing in a nursing home.
Aging & Disability Resource Center

(855) 937-2372

Older adults who have medical issues and disabilities and need assistance with the tasks of daily living can access long-term care services made available by this organization. These services are available to seniors in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Transportation services for medical appointments are also available.
Texas Health Information, Counseling and Advocacy Program

(800) 252-9240

This program provides health care for seniors across the state, assisting them in identifying funding for assisted living facility care. It also provides seniors with information on Medicare benefits and assisted living and nursing home insurance.

Rules and Regulations for Assisted Living Facilities in Houston, TX

Assisted Living Communities in Houston 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 Houston, TX

St. Dominic Village

St. Dominic’s Village provides high-quality, faith-based elder care to those with memory problems, or who are able to live in moderate independence. This facility offers short-term rehab, long-term care, skilled nursing, assisted living, and independent living. Residents spend time together with various planned activities, or at services held in the Catholic chapel. The ever-growing calendar of events is available in the facility’s quarterly newsletter as well as its website, making it easy for prospective residents to get a feel for the activities offered.

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  • Faith-based facility
  • Memory care, short-term rehab, and skilled nursing available

Copperfield Estates

Residents of Copperfield Estates enjoy a variety of social activities on the beautiful grounds and have many opportunities to enjoy their days on campus or on an outing. Busy seniors are free to utilize the computer room and Wi-Fi as well as the activities rooms, games and billiards rooms, and on-site gym. There is also a salon and barber that provide quality beautician services to residents for a small fee. This pet-friendly community also has a wide network of walking paths, a patio, four dining rooms, a library, and a handsome community fireplace.

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Holly Hall Retirement Community

This Christian retirement community features assisted as well as independent living in spacious private apartments, complete with large living rooms, full baths, closets, and access to 24-hour maintenance and personal care services.  Holly Hall provides a constantly shifting calendar of activities, including resident favorites such as twice weekly dominoes and bridge groups, tai-chi and other exercise programs, ice cream socials, and weekly shopping trips. Residents are welcome to join the group for a monthly dinner outing, and there is also a men's group that meets once a month. Catholic and Christian services are offered that include weekly worship and Bible study and Catholic mass.

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  • Private apartments with 24 hr personal care services
  • Catholic & Christian services incl. weekly worship, Bible study, and Catholic mass

The Village of River Oaks

The Village of River Oaks provides all-inclusive assisted living services including medication management, customized levels of assistance, weekly housekeeping and laundry services, and access to highly-trained medical staff including physical, occupational, and speech therapists. Scheduled transportation provides weekly and monthly outing opportunities to social butterflies, and there is a myriad of fitness and activities programs for those who prefer to have fun within the village. The roomy apartments include fine design details and large walk-in closets, and the facility has a front desk concierge service happy to help residents with handling package deliveries or arranging outings.

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  • Physical, occupational, and speech therapists
  • Front desk concierge service

The Abbey at Westminster Plaza

The Abbey at Westminster Plaza is a three-story building set on a lavish eight-acre campus, complete with a home theatre, sunrooms, a  courtyard with walking paths, and various lounges. Each floor has its own country kitchen, and various activity spaces and exercise rooms are peppered throughout the facility. This privately owned, family-run community has provided top-tier assisted living services to Houston’s aging population for over 60 years. The comfortably sized apartments are equipped with state-of-the-art technology that helps residents maintain wireless contact with health and security staff, and all apartments have individual security systems.

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Bedford Residence Assisted Living

Bedford Residence provides all-inclusive assisted living services, facilitated in spacious private and semi-private suites, for a low flat rate dependent on the level of care needed. Health and personal care services are administered to residents in need of all levels of care, including hospice, and the customized meal and activities programs are designed for a variety of lifestyle needs. There are exercise and walking groups, gaming get-togethers, and a variety of religious activities like choir and prayer meets. The gardening program is available to residents of all capabilities, offering opportunities from simply walking through the gardens with a friendly aide to helping grow and harvest flowers and vegetables.

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Embark at Willowbrook Park

Embark at Willowbrook Park maintains a philosophy providing the highest quality lifestyles for residents that want to remain active and enjoy their later years in their chosen communities. The activities here are expertly crafted to incorporate mind, body, and spirit into the creative process and provide residents the opportunity to thrive through their favorite hobbies. Restaurant-style dining is offered, and the gourmet menu is customizable for residents with special dietary needs. The facility features an exercise center with an outdoor heated pool and a jacuzzi spa. Another reason we included Embark at Willowbrook Park in our rankings is its gorgeous campus, complete with several walking paths that wind around manicured grounds, community gardens, a putting green, and a waterfall pond.

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  • Restaurant-style gourmet dining
  • On-site amenities incl. heated pool, jacuzzi, and putting green

Rosemont Personal Care Home

The caring staff at Rosemont Personal Care Home provides aging residents with high-quality assisted living services up through the end of life. This is a smaller residential home, or micro-community, with a close-knit lifestyle that offers a more family-like experience than larger facilities. Residents are treated to three home-cooked meals a day, a rotating calendar of activities, and regularly scheduled outings to attractions around Houston. This facility accepts private pay residents as well as many types of health insurance to help pay for personal care services.

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Atria Cy-Fair

The Atria at Cy-Fair has a wide selection of floor plans for its private apartments, all of which include all-inclusive personal care services in addition to weekly housekeeping and linen services. The 24-hour maintenance and healthcare staff is always available to help residents with any needs that may arise, and transportation is provided for those that enjoy shopping trips and other outings, as well as to take residents to scheduled appointments. We featured Atria at Cy-Fair in our rankings because of the superb dining choices, featuring in-house gourmet chefs and local produce, as well as a changing menu that may be customized for residents with dietary restrictions. The full activities calendar keeps residents busy with a shifting selection of hobbies and social events throughout the year.

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  • Transportation provided for appointments & outings
  • Wide selection of private apartment floor plans

The Gardens at Spring Shadows

The Gardens at Spring Shadows stands out for its amenities. Residents enjoy a luxurious lifestyle in the heart of Houston, complete with landscaped courtyards to walk, gym rooms and pools, and a gorgeous putting green. There are two large dining rooms with a rotating gourmet menu. The community room is available for resident meetings and impromptu activities, and there are numerous scheduled activities and groups available for residents to connect with others who share their interests. The multi-level facility has roomy elevators, beauty salons, a library, and many entertainment areas. Residents also have access to a handy on-site post office with US and community mailboxes.

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  • Extensive entertainment areas and activities
  • Luxurious amenities incl. Pool, landscaped courtyard and putting green