Victoria, Texas, is located in the "Golden Crescent" region, a two hour drive from Houston, Austin, Corpus Christi and San Antonio. This mid-sized town is situated just inland from the Gulf of Mexico, with balmy weather year-round. Seniors who seek a warmer climate for retirement may enjoy the lack of snow and ice, and the opportunities for outdoor activities at Riverside Park. Victoria offers easy access to major highways in Texas and is close to both the Houston and Austin international airports, allowing family and friends to easily travel for visits.
Victoria has a much lower cost of living than the larger surrounding cities, and about 15 points lower than the national average. This, in addition to proximity to world-class health care at facilities such as DeTar Healthcare System, may make Victoria an optimal choice for retirees.
Assisted living costs in Victoria are higher than some of the larger cities nearby, averaging $4,450 per month according to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2019. Nearby Houston, for example, averages $3,750 per month for assisted living, while in Corpus Christi, the average cost is $3,639. The state capital of Austin averages much higher at $5,395 per month.
We've compiled a list of the top 10 assisted living communities in Victoria to help you or a loved one decide on your new home.
Greatwood Homes of Victoria
9606 Zac Lentz Parkway
Victoria, TX 77904
Modern retirement living is curated with the comfort and specific needs of seniors in mind at Greatwood Homes. The community offers independent living, assisted living and memory care all on the same campus, allowing seniors to age in place in a familiar home. Each resident receives an individualized care plan, including 24-hour staff assistance with mobility and personal care needs, and specialized dementia care. Nutrition is essential for the health of the elderly, and to ensure that each resident is well-fed, three hot meals, with dietary accommodations considered, are prepared each day.
Elmcroft of Victoria
411 East Larkspur Street
Victoria, TX 77904
High praise from residents and staff and the all-inclusive aspect of the community, meaning that resident's costs won't change as their needs change, are the reasons we've included Elmcroft on our list. Seniors here receive assistance when they need it, around the clock, with special care taken for those who need redirection and medication reminders or management. Amenities including a beauty parlor, fitness center and library invite socialization and relaxation. Fresh, chef-designed meals are prepared for each meal, with snacks and beverages available throughout the day.
1303 North John Stockbauer Drive
Victoria, TX, 77901
Choosing retirement at Vitality Court means days of fun and laughter in one of many different hobby clubs or group activities, and a nurturing environment with caring staff available 24 hours a day. In fact, the reasons we've chosen this facility are the low staff-to-patient ratio and excellent reviews from families and residents. Delicious meals are served restaurant-style in the high-ceilinged community dining room. Vitality Court offers spacious apartments that give seniors the independence and privacy they desire, along with the safety and care they may require.
3360 Oakwell Court
San Antonio, TX, 78218
Assisted living residents at Brookdale Oakwell enjoy a full social calendar and around-the-clock care from professional aides. Living here can help ease the burden of independent home ownership, while providing light medical attention and supervision. Fresh, chef-prepared meals are offered three times each day, although residents can cook in their own kitchens if they choose. The private apartments, either studios or companion suites, are all equipped with mobility enhancements such as grab bars and emergency alert systems. A skilled nurse is also on staff during business hours.
1915 North Wharton Road
El Campo, TX 77437
Prairie Village is an assisted living community centrally located in El Campo, close to one of the main highways through town as well as a city hospital. This is one of the reasons the facility is on our list, along with the accessible apartments with emergency call features and 24-7 awake staff. This community has a game room that's popular for gathering around a card tournament, casual conversation over arts and crafts or weekly bingo night. Prairie Village is a faith-based community, with chaplain services available.
Garden Estates of Corpus Christi
2709 Cimarron Boulevard
Corpus Christi, TX 78414
Kindness, attentive care 24 hours a day, and a comfortable, upscale atmosphere are the reasons we've chosen Garden Estates as part of our list. Residents here may live in independent living apartments, with housekeeping services and delicious meals provided, or the assisted living wing, which offers the same amenities plus 24-hour assistance with mobility and daily living activities for those who need a little extra help. There are a variety of activities to fill the days for retirees here, from hobby groups and book clubs to fitness classes and off-site group trips.
Brookdale Corpus Christi
6410 Meadowvista Drive
Corpus Christi, TX, 78414
A welcoming, high-ceilinged TV room, complete with a popcorn machine, is one of the favorite gathering spots for seniors at Brookdale Corpus Christi. Other reasons this community is on our list include its rich social calendar filled with games, hobby groups, fitness classes and quiet book clubs. This is an all-inclusive senior living facility that provides delicious, freshly made meals served three times a day, along with linen, laundry, housekeeping and maintenance services in the private apartments. Off-site group trips are scheduled on a regular basis, and transportation is provided for residents.
Brookdale Trinity Towers
101 North Upper Broadway
Corpus Christi, TX, 78401
A large community may be the best choice for retirees who wish to enjoy a full social calendar, and the opportunity to make new friends, and that's what Brookdale Trinity Tours delivers. From the delicious, restaurant-style meals with plenty of options to the welcoming common rooms for easy conversation,Brookdale Trinity Towers offers numerous amenities to make life enjoyable. The assisted living facility offers 24-7 awake staff to help residents with grooming, mobility and personal hygiene, as well as medication management and reminders as needed. Accommodations include wheelchair-accessible apartments.
The Viera Senior Living
3010 Airline Road
Corpus Christi, TX 7841
The Viera is centrally located within Corpus Christi, perfect for visiting family and friends to come for dinner or an overnight stay. World-class medical care is close by, although The Viera also offers skilled nursing care on a regular basis. Professional caretakers are staffed around the clock to help residents with mobility, grooming or incontinence needs. A professional dietician oversees the three fresh meals prepared each day, and each resident's dietary needs are accommodated. A full social schedule, including organized games, hobby groups and off-site activities, helps residents make new friends.
Elan Corpus Christi Assisted Living & Memory Care
5441 Lipes Boulevard
Corpus Christi, Texas 78413
Seniors who live at Elan are able to age in place, and transition from assisted living to memory care as their needs change. This may be a relief to residents and their families, and that's why we've included this facility on our top ten list. Three fresh, hot meals, housekeeping and laundry services are provided. Caretakers are also on hand around the clock to assist residents who need a bit of extra help with mobility or personal care. There are plenty of activities scheduled as well, including music, guest speakers, games and hobby groups.