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Page Reviewed / Updated – July 18, 2022

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Seniors considering an assisted living community in Tyler, Texas, are sure to appreciate the low cost of living (COL). The Rose Capital of America has an overall COL score of 82.8, with many individual scores — including transportation (80.9) and grocery (92.9) — below national and Texas scores. In addition, there are multiple local programs in Tyler that can help residents keep expenses manageable.

Whether one of Tyler’s 105,995 residents plans to stop by a medical facility as a patient, an employee or a volunteer, there are multiple options to consider. Although Tyler’s health score (101.9) is higher than the corresponding state score (95.4), there’s only a minor difference from the national average (100). The city’s monthly assisted living median ($3,863) is, however, noticeably lower than other medians around the state. 

Continue reading through this guide for more about how the assisted living comparisons differ, along with additional information about balancing costs with life enjoyment in Tyler.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Tyler, TX

Only a $135 difference separates the monthly assisted living medians of Tyler ($3,863) and Texas ($3,998), but the $637 gap between the city and the national median ($4,500) is more significant. Out of the five cities below, San Antonio ($3,413) is the least expensive. Dallas ($4,195) and Houston ($4,245) are each under $400 more than Tyler, but Austin is a considerable $1,482 more at $5,345.

  • Tyler: $3,863
  • Texas: $3,998
  • United States: $4,500
  • San Antonio: $3,413
  • Dallas: $4,195
  • Houston: $4,245
  • Austin: $5,345

The Cost of Other Types of Care in Tyler, TX

All the following available cost medians of senior care options in Tyler fall below their corresponding national medians, and assisted living ($3,863) is the least expensive of the available estimates for Tyler. According to the stats below, it’s even less than remaining at home and opting for in-home care or home health care (both $4,376). There’s a $624 difference between the medians for assisted living and a semiprivate room at a nursing home facility ($4,487), but a more sizable gap with the $5,612 cost for a nursing home facility private room. The difference, however, between the latter and its national monthly median equivalent ($9,034) is a massive $3,422.

  • In-Home Care: $4,376
  • Home Health Care: $4,376
  • Adult Day Health Care: N/A
  • Assisted Living Facility: $3,863
  • Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room): $4,487
  • Nursing Home Facility (private room): $5,612

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Tyler, TX

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

Many programs throughout Tyler help seniors retain as much money as possible while still enjoying the many benefits of living in the city. They range from free transportation services to educational programs and senior advocacy.




Tyler Transit (903) 533-8057 Seniors aged 65 and up who want a discount for riding a Tyler Transit bus can buy a Tyler Transit Half Fare ID card and pay only half the regular cost. The offer also extends to individuals with disabilities and those who have Medicare. Documentation is required to buy the ID card. 
Tyler Senior Center (903) 597-0781 The Tyler Senior Center on Garden Valley Road is open most weekdays to individuals who are 55 and up. Lunch is free courtesy of Meals on Wheels. Activities at this senior center include painting and bridge and provide assisted living residents a chance to get out and socialize away from their community.
The University of Texas at Tyler 

(903) 566-7000

Located on University Boulevard, The University of Texas at Tyler offers the chance to audit classes or take a specific number of credit hours for free. Qualifying seniors must be 65 and up.
Tyler Public Library

(903) 593-7323

The Tyler Public Library on South College Avenue has many services seniors can access, including the computer lab and a notary. There are also various special programs, including a book club and lectures.
Area Agency on Aging of East Texas Ombudsman Program

(800) 442-8845

Located in Smith County, Tyler falls under the jurisdiction of the Area Agency on Aging of East Texas Ombudsman Program. It makes sure those who are 60 and up and reside in a long-term care facility are treated fairly and with respect and are getting the care they require and deserve.

Rules and Regulations for Assisted Living Facilities in Tyler, TX

Assisted Living Communities in Tyler 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 Tyler, TX

Atria Willow Park

Atria Willow Park is an assisted living facility in the heart of Tyler, minutes from shops and restaurants. The facility sits on three acres of park-like grounds, and its outdoor amenities include a putting green where golfers can practice and walking trails where residents can stretch their legs and enjoy the fountain and gardens. The dedicated caregivers provide assistance with the activities of daily living, and a registered nurse is on duty at all times. From sharing a drink at Happy Hour to relaxing in the lovely indoor atrium, there are plenty of options for seniors to spend their day. The community also has a shuttle to transport residents to appointments and local businesses. 

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  • Fitness classes available
  • Gourmet cuisine served in restaurant-style dining room

Atria Copeland

Atria Copeland is located close to Southside Park, where residents can spend the day when loved ones visit. The grand front entrance boasts a fountain, and the beautiful gardens provide a place for seniors to enjoy the outdoors. Offering both assisted living and independent living, the community has compassionate caregivers who understand seniors' preferences and cater to their needs. The beautiful surroundings and hospitality of the staff earn Atria Copeland a place on our list of the top 10 assisted living facilities in Tyler. 

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  • Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments and cottages available
  • Full calendar of events includes educational and entertainment options

The Hamptons in Tyler

The Hamptons in Tyler offers assisted living, independent living and memory care. This continuum of care allows seniors to age in place when they need extra help with daily tasks. Individual apartments include kitchenettes. Resort-style amenities include a beautiful dining room, an Internet cafe and a movie theater. Multiple courtyards contain landscaping and water features to promote relaxation while residents are outdoors. Private and companion suites meet the needs of couples and individuals.

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Azalea Trails

Azalea Trails is located close to Rose City, offering shopping and dining destinations for fun day trips. The community has studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments with mini-blinds for comfort and full-size appliances in the included kitchenette. Three daily meals, as well as laundry and housekeeping services, give seniors the time they need to enjoy their favorite activities. Licensed nurses and caring staff members help residents with eating, bathing and hygiene while encouraging as much independence as possible. 

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Brookdale Tyler East

Brookdale Tyler East offers a full range of residential senior care that includes independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing. The community is located near houses of worship, a park and a lake, and there are many amenities at the facility that make life easier for seniors. Activities change on a rotating basis, and seniors give input for new classes and events. Studio and one-bedroom apartments with companion suites are available.

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Garden Estates of Tyler

Garden Estates of Tyler is located near a large shopping retailer and several restaurants, giving residents easy options for a day out on the town. The community offers assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing. Personalized care plans ensure that each senior receives the assistance they need. This continuum of care and the compassionate, responsive staff are two of the reasons we included this community on our list of the top 10 facilities in Tyler. Each apartment has an emergency response system, so help is near at hand. The cooking staff provides three daily meals of seasonal cuisine, and scheduled transportation is available.

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  • Wellness programs provide opportunities to stay fit, socialize and participate in cultural events
  • Beauty and barbershop on-site

Prestige Estates

Prestige Estates is down the street from a local church, restaurants and other businesses. Common areas are decorated in traditional styles and feature posh furnishings. Registered nurses are available day and night, and licensed caregivers provide assistance with medication management, toileting and incontinence care. Weekly housekeeping and laundry services are available, and residents have emergency call systems in their rooms for assistance should they need it. The caring staff also conducts safety checks. A variety of floor plans are available for studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, and companion suites are also available.

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  • Transportation available for medical appointments
  • Security gate for added safety

Villa Of Tyler

At Villa of Tyler, residents receive assisted living services in a homey environment with plenty of services and amenities. Residents can read to their heart's content, thanks to public library services and books and movies available on-site. A central living area has a large-screen TV and plush seating, so residents can watch their shows in comfort. The facility has a beauty salon and barbershop for residents who want to refresh up their hairstyles. Each month, the activities calendar changes to provide variety and fun times. Activities include exercise groups, discussion groups, art classes, community outings and gardening.

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Meadow Lake Senior Living

Meadow Lake Senior Living is on Tyler's south side, five miles from downtown attractions. The community is located close to Tyler Pounds Regional Airport, which may be convenient for visiting relatives. In-room amenities include a kitchenette and walk-in showers. Weekly housekeeping and linen services help keep the rooms tidy. Residents choose each meal from a variety of dishes, and the on-site ice cream parlor is a great place to get the occasional treat. Dedicated staff provide medication management and help with the activities of daily living. Spacious suites with security and safety features are provided for resident comfort and peace of mind.

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  • Three meals a day plus snacks
  • A country store, private courtyard and other amenities

Wesley Partners Senior Living

Wesley Partners Senior Living provides residential care to seniors, who live in spacious suites designed for comfort and security. Each apartment has safety features, such as wheelchair-accessible bathrooms and emergency call systems. Residents can enjoy three meals a day plus snacks in the formal dining room, or they can eat in the privacy of their own apartment. Caregivers and nurses provide assistance with the activities of daily living, such as eating, hygiene, personal care and medication management. The warm environment and loving staff members make this one of the best assisted living facilities in the Tyler area.

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