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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Temple, TX

Temple, Texas, is located in the central part of the state in a metro area that includes Killeen and Waco. The Texas Hill Country and other natural attractions make great destinations for day trips and help make Temple an attractive destination for retirees.

This warm, sunny city has a senior population of about 1 in 7 that can benefit from the area's low cost of living and stable economy. Plus, the lack of a state income tax means seniors don't pay any Social Security Income tax. 

The community has plenty to offer residents for shopping and entertainment choices. The Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum has a wealth of displays for locomotive enthusiasts, and the Lions Junction Family Water park may be a fun excursion with visiting family. Temple is also home to world-class health care, such as the Baylor Scott and White Medical Center. The proximity of many major Texas metro areas, like Dallas-Fort Worth, San Antonio, and Austin gives Temple seniors plenty of options for day trips and touring other Texas cities. 

Assisted living fees in Temple can vary by facility, averaging about $3,716 per month. Some facilities have an inclusive rate, while others have a base rate with special services available for a little extra money, as needed. The monthly cost for assisted living in Temple is slightly higher than nearby Waco, at $3,590, although notably lower than Austin, which averages $5,395 per month. These figures come from the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2019. 

Note: Information for Temple was not available, so data from nearby Killeen, was used.

Check out our list of the top 10 assisted living facilities in Temple.

Garden Estates of Temple

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5320 205 Loop
Temple, TX 76502
(254) 770-1017

Garden Estates is centrally located in Temple, close to shopping centers and pharmacies. Transportation for errands and medical care is provided by the facility. Trained, compassionate workers are ready to lend a hand day or night with daily living needs and escorts to meals or group activities. Here, seniors may book an appointment at the beauty parlor or participate in a group fitness class to look and feel their best. Three tasty meals are served daily, with coffee and beverages available throughout the day. Cozy common areas are created with small nooks for those who wish to quietly relax with a book or crossword. 

  • Garden and outdoor patio
  • Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments

Elmcroft of Cottonwood

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3002 Jack Rabbit Road
Temple, TX 76502 
(254) 778-2222

We've added Elmcroft to our list for its specialty programs for the elderly. These are designed to enrich the mind, body and spirit. The Walking Tall program helps seniors maintain their mobility and flexibility while understanding the risks that can lead to a fall. With the Second Wind Dreams®, residents have a chance to fulfill a lifelong dream or pursue a new goal. To nourish the body, the culinary team creates healthy meals suited to the nutritional needs of each resident. The Vitality Club seeks to develop activities and games that fit the personalities of Elmcroft residents, encouraging socialization and lifelong learning.

  • Attentive staff available 24-7
  • Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments; companion suites

Brookdale Western Hills

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3902 West Adams Avenue
Temple, TX 76504
(844) 696-7081

Life at Brookdale means something new each day, whether it's a community celebration, a group outing to Temple or an exciting Bingo night. Residents here are provided three hot meals each day, including dietary exceptions like low-salt or diabetic-friendly. Participating in group activities is an option for many, but for those who simply wish to quietly relax, the covered porch lined with rocking chairs is an excellent spot as is the cozy library with its serene fireplace. Certified caregivers lend assistance with personal grooming and managing medication day and night as needed. There is a skilled nurse available during business hours. 

  • Transportation provided
  • Pet-friendly community 

Wildflower Place

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706 Red Coat Drive
Temple, TX 76504
(254) 239-0458

Seniors at Wildflower Place receive compassionate care in vibrant, warm surroundings. The grounds live up to the name, with a lovely courtyard and garden area. From meals served in the elegant dining room to housekeeping, linen services and apartment maintenance, residents here have all their needs met. A busy social calendar includes games, arts and crafts, exercise classes and group outings and gives everyone something to look forward to. This is a pet-friendly community, with a private garden where residents can enjoy a cup of coffee, walk their dog or gather for friendly conversation. Friendly caregivers are available to help with mobility, bathing and grooming and dressing. 

  • Studio and one-bedroom apartments
  • Skilled nurse on staff

Stoney Brook of Belton

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500 River Fair Blvd
Belton, TX 76513 
(254) 831-9082

Stoney Brook is perched on a hill allowing residents to enjoy panoramic scenic views of the surrounding area. Large picture windows in the dining room enhance the dining experience, with hot meals prepared fresh on-site. Residents who need special dietary accommodations, such as low-sugar or vegetarian, have options. Seniors here have the peace and quiet of their private apartments and access to the benefits of community living, from attentive staff and skilled nursing care to a friendly community of their peers. Different activities, like music, visiting lecturers or card games, are planned daily. There is a nurse on-call 24 hours a day. 

  • Coffee shop, TV room, and beauty parlor
  • Indoor spa for relaxation

Home Away From Home

4309 Lone Star Trail
Temple, Texas 76502
(254) 334-4203

Home Away From Home is on our list of top 10 assisted living facilities in Temple partially due to its smaller, intimate cottage setting and its team of caregivers passionate about caring for the elderly. Multiple levels of care allow residents to age in place in a familiar community. Meals are prepared in the community kitchen and served family-style in the dining room. Although the community is located in a quiet residential neighborhood, it's just minutes away from Baylor Hospital and several shopping centers. 

  • Staff to resident ratio of 1:3
  • Transportation provided

The Rosewood Retirement Community

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5700 East Central Texas Expressway
Killeen, Texas, 76543
(254) 690-6169

Assisted living at Rosewood allows seniors to enjoy their golden years without the stresses of homeownership and upkeep. A pleasant community with around-the-clock care, Rosewood has received many high reviews from residents and their families. Routine apartment checks are available on request, and staff members assist with grooming and bathing, getting dressed or bathroom needs. Three hot meals are served daily, with snacks available 24-7. Transportation is provided for errands and medical appointments, as well as in-house prescription delivery and coordination of doctor's appointments. Light housekeeping is provided, and a community laundry room lets residents wash their clothes anytime.

  • Daily social events and Saturday and Sunday church services
  • Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments 

Arbor House of Waco

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2418 Marketplace Dr.
Waco, TX 76711
(254) 294-8672

Arbor House assisted living is located in Waco, just a short drive from Temple. The community has special services and programs that allow freedom and independence with dignified assistance from caregivers where needed. Seniors may choose to gather outside in the flower-filled courtyard or pursue a favorite hobby. Each resident has a personal care plan tailored to their needs and are free to choose how to spend their days. A busy social calendar with community celebrations and group trips offers plenty of opportunities for socialization. Each resident has a wireless pendant to request emergency assistance

  • Three homemade, nutritious meals each day, with snacks and drinks available throughout the day
  • Scheduled transportation to medical visits, shopping or other errands

Brookdale Lake Brazos

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3801 Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
Waco, TX 76708
(254) 203-5430

Brookdale is located in Waco, about a half hour's drive from Temple. The community has plenty of amenities to meet residents' needs without leaving home, including a beauty/barbershop, coffee shop, library and fitness center. Group activities are scheduled throughout the day to help residents meet new friends and pursue their favorite interests. Residents here may enjoy spending plenty of time outside on the community's 11 wooded acres, nestled against the banks of the Brazos River. For those who prefer the indoors, comfortable common areas are the perfect spot to unwind with a book. 

  • Party space for private celebrations
  • VA Benefits consultation and financing advice provided as needed

The Delaney at Lake Waco

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2121 W. Highway 6
Waco, TX 76710
(254) 845-7935

We like The Delany assisted living community because of its comprehensive services for the elderly. Compassionate care and assistance with daily living needs allow residents to retain their independence in a safe, secure area. The trained health and wellness team works with each individual to determine the right course of care. Each private apartment is equipped with senior safety in mind, with grab rails and walk-in showers in the bathrooms and an emergency call button. Hot meals are served daily, or seniors can choose to cook in their own kitchens. A community room with a big-screen TV and a fireplace is the perfect space for cozy relaxation. 

  • Varied wellness programs 
  • Nurse on-site 24 hours