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Those 65 and over comprise 7.9% of the population of Round Rock, which is conveniently located just 19 miles from Austin, Round Rock, TX, and offers a safe environment with a high level of resident satisfaction. A 2018 citizen survey revealed that residents feel that Round Rock's quality of life was 18% above the average for Texas and 11% more than the national average. With several blocks on the National Register of Historic Places, Round Rock's walkable downtown core reflects the area's Old West history.
Old Settlers Park provides outdoor activities such as barbecuing, playing horseshoes and walking on the many trails. Summers in Round Rock are warm with an average daytime high of 95 degrees in July, and winters are mild with average January lows of 38 degrees.
Note: Information for Round Rock was not available, so data from the nearest city, Austin, was used.
Check out our list of the top 10 assisted living communities in Round Rock to see if any are right for you. Additionally, find out more about the cost of assisted living in Round Rock and what financial assistance programs are available.
2700 Sunrise Road
Round Rock, TX 78665
Located just several short blocks from Old Settlers Park, Court at Round Rock is a pet-friendly community offering studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. Dining options include shared meals in the restaurant-style dining room. room service or preparing something in the in-room kitchens. A private dining room is available for small celebrations. Amenities include an on-site beauty salon and barbershop, a fitness room, a billiards room, a TV room and resident transportation. Outdoor patio and garden areas provide opportunities for residents to enjoy the outdoors.
4301 Crestridge Drive
Round Rock, TX 78681
Located between Southwest Regional Park and Preserve and Avery Ranch Golf Club, A Touch of Home Assisted Living is a small, pet-friendly facility that offers an intimate living experience. We included this community in our top 10 because of its serene setting in the countryside on over an acre of land. Residents enjoy access to raised garden beds where they can grow flowers, vegetables and herbs, fruit trees, a walking trail, a swimming pool and a children's play area for when the grandchildren come to visit. This family-owned community is for women only.
4155 Teravista Club Drive
Round Rock, TX 78665
Franklin Park at Round Rock features well-designed social nooks throughout the facility, a senior-friendly fitness center, a salon and barbershop, resident transportation and patio and garden areas. Residents can choose between studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom or three-bedroom apartments with kitchenettes or full kitchens. Companion suites are also available, and small pets are welcome here. On-site dental, medical and podiatry visits provide convenient access to health care. Residents also enjoy attractive outdoor areas that include a community barbecue and grill. Nutritious meals prepared using fresh ingredients are available in the restaurant-style dining room.
2300 Louis Henna Boulevard
Round Rock, TX 78664
Doublecreek Assisted Living and Memory Care provides a homelike living environment designed for ease and comfort. Staff is available 24 hours a day, and residents have access to an on-site library, a beauty salon and barbershop, a fitness club and a restaurant-style dining room where guests are welcome to join them for meals. A private dining room is available for special occasions, and residents also have the option of preparing meals in their in-room kitchenettes. This pet-friendly facility has studio and one-bedroom apartments as well as companion suites.
8005 Cornerwood Drive
Austin, TX 78717
Situated in the Brushy Creek neighborhood in Round Rock, Brookdale Round Rock offers easy access to Austin and neighboring Georgetown. Residents enjoy a full range of on-site activities, including gardening, tai chi, arts and crafts, games, music, educational lectures and discussion and off-site excursions to local attractions and events. This community offers studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments with kitchenettes. Health services include medication management, an on-site nurse, physical therapy and hospice care.
5310 Duval Road
Austin, TX 78727
Brookdale North Austin offers a peaceful, homelike setting designed with serenity and comfort in mind. This community is pet-friendly and offers studio and one-bedroom apartments along with companion suites. Dining room meals are prepared by a culinary chef, and a registered dietitian is on staff to ensure that the nutritional needs of residents are met. Other on-site amenities include a beauty salon and barbershop, a fitness room and patio and garden areas.
7230 Wyoming Springs Drive
Round Rock, TX 78681
Tastefully decorated common areas, freshly prepared delicious and nutritious meals and close proximity to a major hospital combine to earn The Rose at Round Rock a place in our top 10. Available activities include hiking on nearby trails, gardening, arts and crafts, Wii sports and yoga. Residents can also visit the on-site fitness and computer rooms, attend an educational lecture or join a book club. Residents also have access to occupational therapy, physical therapy, medication management and psychiatric care. Residents have the option of one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments equipped with kitchens and companion suites. Guests are allowed at meals and can stay overnight.
11819 Pavilion Boulevard
Austin, TX 78759
The Pavilion at Great Hills provides full-spectrum senior care services in a nurturing environment. Staff is on duty 24 hours a day, medication management is available and residents have access to 24-hour emergency response systems. The pet-friendly studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments are all equipped with individual heating and air conditioning controls. The dining room staff prepares fresh, seasonal cuisine three times a day, and residents also have kitchens in their apartments. A private dining room is available for celebrations and other special occasions. Scheduled transportation is available for medical appointments and local shopping venues.
11279 Taylor Draper Lane
Austin, TX 78759
Peacefully situated in an oak grove with 100-year-old towering trees and a well-designed courtyard, residents of Renaissance-Austin and their pets enjoy a gorgeous outdoor environment. This community is also close to two upscale shopping centers, restaurants and movie theaters. Complimentary scheduled transportation is available four days per week for medical appointments, shopping trips and other outings. The restaurant-style on-site dining room features professionally prepared meals using fresh, local ingredients whenever possible along with a well-stocked buffet. There are two libraries, a large fitness center, a billiards room, a card room and a multipurpose room that's used for exercise classes and for the facility's continuing education series.
12151 Hunters Chase Drive
Austin, TX 78729
Residents of The Heritage at Hunters Chase enjoy a holistic approach to wellness designed to provide personalized care plans that treat the whole person. On-site skilled nursing, physical therapy and medication management are available to residents. This facility also features a concierge medical program where residents are seen by doctors and other health care professionals in the privacy of their own homes. Residents have access to a full schedule of carefully curated activities and outings, including crafting, educational programs and visits to local attractions and events. This community has studios, one-bedroom apartments and companion suites.
All levels of senior care are more expensive in Round Rock when compared to Texas as a whole, with adult day care costing almost double the state average. According to the Genworth 2018 Cost of Care Survey, nursing homes and in-home services in the area are priced similarly to the state averages, yet assisted living is almost $1,500 a month more expensive.
Note:Data on the average cost of senior care wasn't available for Round Rock, so the data for the closest city, Austin, was used.
Round Rock is the most expensive area in Texas for assisted living. The average monthly cost is $5,190 a month, which is over $1,000 higher than the state average and all nearby areas.
The cheapest assisted living can be found in Longview at an average of $3,100 a month. Houston is the most affordable major city in Texas for this level of care, with an average cost only slightly higher than the state average at $3,863 a month.
In-home care in Round Rock has an average monthly cost of $4,099, which is higher than anywhere else in the state. However, the difference in price from area to area is negligible in most cases, with the exception of Waco where home care costs about $600 less a month.
Other than Round Rock, the most expensive area for in-home care is Longview, although the difference between the two is only around $50 a month. The cheapest areas for this level of care are Waco at $3,432 a month and San Antonio at $3,718.
The cost of adult day care in the area is $1,408 a month, which is almost double the state average of $758. This puts Round Rock alongside Dallas, also with an average cost of $1,408 a month, as the most expensive areas for adult day care services in Texas.
Abilene is the least expensive area in the state for this level of care, with an average monthly cost of $618, followed by Longview and San Antonio at $813 and $867 a month, respectively.
Nursing home care in Round Rock has the highest cost of all areas in the state at an average of $5,323 a month. This is comparable to major cities, such as Dallas and Houston with averages of $5,064 and $5,095 a month, respectively.
The cheapest areas for nursing homes in Texas are Longview and Waco with averages of $3,954 and $4,380 a month, respectively.
Seniors and disabled people with low income can receive assistance paying for certain types of long-term care and health-related services from the federal government in the form of Medicaid. Residents can also take advantage of additional Medicaid programs at the state level, such as the HCBS waiver available in Texas, which is explained below.
Texas Medicaid is available for seniors (aged 65+), people with disabilities and adults caring for a child. Applicants must meet the financial eligibility requirement, which is a maximum income of $24,037 a year for an individual or $32,591 a year for a couple as of 2019. However, anyone applying based on disability may be eligible to participate in the buy-in program if their income exceeds the normal limit.
Seniors who are already receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) from the federal government will automatically qualify for Medicaid for people who get SSI.
Services available at low or no cost through Texas Medicaid include doctor visits and prescription drugs, lab fees, hospitalization and dental care. Depending on circumstances, applicants may also receive long-term care services in their own home, a nursing facility or mental health treatment center.
In Texas, nursing home care is considered an entitlement for anyone eligible for Medicaid, which means all members are guaranteed federal and state assistance to pay for their stay. Medicaid assistance to cover home health services is also an entitlement.
Seniors in assisted living facilities are not automatically entitled to receive help from Medicaid to pay for services. In this case, Texas residents should apply for the STAR+PLUS managed care program and the related HCBS waiver which may remove the federal restrictions on Medicaid paying for assisted living services. However, there is generally a waiting list to receive assistance after qualifying for these programs.
To apply for Medicaid in Texas, visit the Your Texas Benefits website and fill out the required forms, which can be printed and mailed or submitted online. Alternatively, visit a local Community Partner in-person to begin the application process or call 1-877-541-7905 to get help from Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) staff.Find out more about the available services and programs in our Texas Medicaid guide.
HCBS STAR+PLUS Medicaid Waiver
As noted above, most state Medicaid programs will not directly provide financial help to pay for assisted living facilities, including Texas Medicaid. However, if eligible for a waiver, Texas residents can receive help to pay for various services provided in assisted living facilities.
The only relevant waiver for seniors in Texas is the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) STAR+PLUS Waiver. This waiver combines the various community-based assistance programs that had been in place until late 2014. Although the main goal of this waiver program is to allow seniors to remain living in their own home for as long as possible, it also helps to pay for certain aspects of care in an assisted living facility.
Applicants for this waiver must be eligible for Medicaid and assessed as needing a nursing home level of care for medical reasons. There is no fee to participate in this waiver program.
Services available under the HCBS STAR+PLUS waiver include in-home and adult day care, personal assistance and emergency response, meal deliveries and medical supplies. Assisted living and nursing services are also covered to varying extents, as well as short-term respite for caregivers.
This waiver is not an entitlement program, which means applicants may be placed on a waiting list to receive services. Priority is given to applicants who are already enrolled in Medicaid and currently living in a Medicaid-funded nursing home. It is important to get the application process started as soon as possible to ensure a smooth transition.
Applications for this waiver can be made online via Your Texas Benefits. Printable forms are also available to submit by mail. Alternatively, applicants can call (877) 782-6440 to begin the process.
Read more about this program in our Texas STAR+PLUS Medicaid Waiver guide.
Community First Choice (CFC)
This is a state-run Medicaid program for seniors who are not living in residential facilities. For example, seniors living in their own home or with a caregiver. If successful in applying for the HCBS waiver above, seniors will also qualify for the Community First Choice (CFC) program.
CFC provides services and support, such as assistance with activities of daily living (personal assistance), education to help seniors care for themselves (habilitation) and emergency response. This is an entitlement program, which means that all eligible residents will receive services without being placed on a waiting list.
To apply for the CFC program, visit the Your Texas Benefits website to create an account or update an existing account. Seniors can also contact their local Area Agency on Aging for help, which is the Capital Area branch for all residents of Williamson county. The aging services and information hotline can be reached at (512) 916-6062.
Read more about this program in our Community First Choice guide.
Community Care for Aged and Disabled (CCAD)
CCAD is a state-run program administered by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). The goals of this program are similar to Community First Choice, in that it aims to prevent seniors from being placed in expensive nursing homes prematurely when more affordable alternatives are available.
Services available under the CCAD cover adult foster care, day activity and health care, emergency response, meal delivery, in-home care, as well as residential care, including assisted living facilities.
Applications for the CCAD can be made via the Your Texas Benefits website either by submitting online or printing and mailing an application form.
Read more about this program in our Texas Community Care for Aged and Disabled guide.
Optional State Supplement (OSS)
Seniors who live in, or are planning to move to, a Medicaid-funded facility in Texas should explore the possibility of receiving state-funded Optional State Supplement (OSS) payments. These payments are made to eligible residents in addition to the federally-funded Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments.
OSS is considered an entitlement for anyone receiving SSI who is living in a Medicaid-funded nursing facility. However, OSS payments can also be used to pay some of the costs associated with assisted living and mental health facilities.To apply for OSS payments, visit SSA.gov and create an account. You can also contact a Social Security Office to begin the process. The closest office for Round Rock residents is in Georgetown and can be reached on 1-877-531-4699.
|Round Rock Housing Authority||(512) 255-9159||There are currently 100 units under the control of the local housing authority which provides low-income housing opportunities to those who qualify, including seniors.|
|Red Hills Villas||(512) 828-4175||This apartment complex participates in the federally-funded Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program which provides affordable rentals to low-income seniors.|
|Round Rock Oak Grove||(512) 255-0816||These apartments on Westwood Drive are also covered under the LIHTC program, which means the federal government sets the maximum allowable monthly rent.|
|Main Street Square Apartments||(512) 388-3577||This apartment complex has 99 units on two floors. It is a participant in the LIHTC program to assist low-income residents of all ages.|
|Chisholm Trail Apartments||(512) 255-7122||This community has 50 units, all of which are at ground level, and is only available for residents who qualify for Section 8 or 221 programs.|
|Trinity Place Apartments||(512) 244-0366||Residents aged 62 or older, and the disabled, who qualify for Section 8 or 202 programs may be able to find affordable housing here.|
For additional information and planning, please read our comprehensive guide to paying for senior care in Texas.