Bryan, a city with a population of 86,866, is in northeast Texas just 10 miles from the larger city of College Station. Due in part to  proximity to Texas A&M University, the senior population in Bryan is a low 11.3% — 5.5% less than the national average. Bryan plays host to St. Joseph Regional Hospital, noted by U.S. News & World Report for excellent work in treating heart failure. Area seniors can expect to pay an average of $4,429 monthly for home care, as reported by Genworth Financial. Those who need specific kinds of professional medical support but still wish to age in place should choose home health care instead.

Below we’ve compiled a comprehensive directory of every home care provider in the Bryan area – complete with services offered and reviews from families who’ve actually used the service. In addition to our in-depth provider listings, we’ve compiled resources to help seniors and their families to access all the tools they need to age in place safely and gracefully.

Directory of Home Care Services in Bryan, TX

2019, 2020, 2021

Right at Home Bryan/College Station, TX

3644 Coppercrest Dr, Suite 102, Bryan, TX, 77802

They do a lot for me, and it really helps me. They take me places when I need to go, like the doctors. They check me into them. They come in, help me get into my walker, and take me places.
They do a lot for me, and it really helps me. They take me places when I need to go, like the doctors. They check me into them. They come in, help me get into my walker, and take me places.

Home Instead – Bryan, TX

1908 Greenfield Plaza, Bryan, TX, 77802

Home Instead provides me assistance with ADL’S, meal prep, household chores ie. cleaning bathroom, emptying dishwasher, putting grocery delivery away, vacuum as neeeded, companionship as I live alon … (read more)
Home Instead provides me assistance with ADL’S, meal prep, household chores ie. cleaning bathroom, emptying dishwasher, putting grocery delivery away, vacuum as neeeded, companionship as I live alon … (read more)

Senior Helpers – Bryan / College Station, TX

9415 Whitney Lane, College Station, TX, 77845

Senior Helpers contacted us almost immediately (really quickly), and it was great. We hired them. They are providing services for us. We’ve been using them for about a month now. I was very happy with … (read more)
Senior Helpers contacted us almost immediately (really quickly), and it was great. We hired them. They are providing services for us. We’ve been using them for about a month now. I was very happy with … (read more)

Century Home Care Partners – College Station, TX

4912 Augusta Circle, College Station, TX, 77845

CENTURY HOME CARE is Senior Home Care That Comes to You. Our services are for anyone that needs a little extra help day to day in the Bryan / College Station, Texas area. <p></p> Century Home Care a … (read more)
CENTURY HOME CARE is Senior Home Care That Comes to You. Our services are for anyone that needs a little extra help day to day in the Bryan / College Station, Texas area. <p></p> Century Home Care a … (read more)

Open Arms Home Care – Jewett, TX

520 S. Broadway Street , Jewett, TX, 75846

Services include: <p></p> <li>Transportation to appointments</li> <li>Laundry/change linens</li> <li>Prepare nutritious meals</li> <li>Medication reminders</li> <li>Empty all trash/assist with p … (read more)
Services include: <p></p> <li>Transportation to appointments</li> <li>Laundry/change linens</li> <li>Prepare nutritious meals</li> <li>Medication reminders</li> <li>Empty all trash/assist with p … (read more)

Brazos Home Care

1135 N Earl Rudder Freeway, STE 102, Bryan, TX, 77803

Brazos Home Care provides non-medical, private duty services to clients throughout the Brazos Valley. Family and Aggie-owned, we offer home care that helps enhance our client’s overall well-being with … (read more)
Brazos Home Care provides non-medical, private duty services to clients throughout the Brazos Valley. Family and Aggie-owned, we offer home care that helps enhance our client’s overall well-being with … (read more)

Homewatch CareGivers – Bryan, College Station, TX

4121 State Highway 6 S, College Station, TX, 77845

Our clients have many different reasons for requiring care, and so we strive to provide services tailored to their individual needs and circumstances. When you trust the highly qualified team at Ho … (read more)
Our clients have many different reasons for requiring care, and so we strive to provide services tailored to their individual needs and circumstances. When you trust the highly qualified team at Ho … (read more)

Comfort Keepers – College Station

244 Southwest Parkway East , College Station, TX, 77840

We used Comfort Keepers at one time. They offer a lot of different services, but we were using their in-home assistance where they help with the cooking and the cleaning. They had one caregiver, Josef … (read more)
We used Comfort Keepers at one time. They offer a lot of different services, but we were using their in-home assistance where they help with the cooking and the cleaning. They had one caregiver, Josef … (read more)

East Texas Home Health

14046 MAIN STREET, Chester, TX, 75936


Heavenly Angels Home Care

1706 EAST 29TH SUITE #101, Bryan, TX, 77802


Interim HealthCare of Bryan, TX

2801 E 29th St., Suite 109, Bryan, TX, 77802


Lily Home Health Inc

234 MEYER STREET, SUITE P, Sealy, TX, 77474



Paying for Home Care in Bryan, TX

The Cost of Home Care in Bryan, TX

Bryan’s average monthly cost for home care is about $150 less than the Texas average and about $500 less than the U.S. average. Texas’ lowest average prices for home care are in cities deep south, such as Brownsville. El Paso, located in West Texas, is also notably cheaper than the Texas average. In Dallas, prices are roughly $100 under the national average. In Texas capital Austin, home care prices are higher than both state and U.S. averages. 

$4429

Bryan

$4576

Texas

$4957

The United States

$5196

Austin

$3623

El Paso

$2860

Brownsville

$4862

Dallas

The Cost of Home Care vs. Other Senior Care Options in Bryan, TX

Genworth’s 2021 survey doesn’t contain price data for adult day health care in Bryan, but in markets where it exists, it’s most often the least expensive option available. A home health care service is roughly $150 more expensive per month than a home care service. The monthly cost of assisted living care is barely shy of $4,000. Nursing home-level care can be provided for a relatively low price of $4,715 per month, which is 41% below the U.S. average of $7,908. 

$4429

Home Care

$4572

Home Health Care

$3998

Assisted Living

$4715

Nursing Home Care (semiprivate room)

Note: Data for Bryan was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, College Station, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Home Care in Bryan, TX

Given the high cost of in-home care, many people use one or more forms of financial assistance to cover the expenses. Below, we explain some of the most common sources of financial help for paying for in-home care. If none of these options are available to you, you can reach out to your Area Agency on Aging or Aging and Disability Resource Center to learn about local resources.

  • Long-Term Care Insurance: Long-Term Care Insurance covers expenses related to senior care, including in-home care. Depending on the policy type, beneficiaries may receive a cash payment to use towards long-term care or reimbursement for qualifying long-term care expenses. Note that there are limitations- typically a maximum benefit of $150 per day- and exact coverage terms vary depending on the exact policy, so always check the details.
  • Medicare: Medicare does not cover in-home care because it is classified as custodial, or non-medical, care. However, some Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans, which offer expanded benefits, may cover in-home custodial care.
  • Medicaid: Medicaid coverage of in-home care varies between different states because it is not a federally mandated benefit. Currently, all states cover some in-home care either through their standard Medicaid or a waiver program. The specific coverage rules are set individually by each state.
  • Veterans’ Benefits: The Aid and Attendance benefit is a monthly cash payment that beneficiaries can use to pay for senior care, including in-home care services. To qualify for A&A, Veterans must already receive the VA pension and meet several additional requirements, including needing assistance with the activities of daily living.Contact the Department of Veterans Affairs to learn more.
  • Reverse Mortgages: Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs) are federally insured loans that are available to homeowners age 62 and over. Reverse mortgages allow you to access a portion of your home’s equity in cash, tax free. Many seniors use reverse mortgages to finance their care expenses, including in-home care. Note that although there are no monthly payments due on reverse mortgage loans, borrowers do have to repay the loan once the last surviving homeowner passes away, moves, or sells the home.

Free & Low-Cost Home Care Resources in Bryan, TX

Older adults in Bryan can work with these organizations and programs to find assistive technology for use around the home, get hot meals delivered to their doorsteps, save money on their property tax bills and more. 

Resource

Contact

Service

(512) 451-4611

This organization's Health Equipment Lending Program provides open-ended loans for safety and mobility equipment. The inventory on offer includes canes, walkers and rollators, as well as shower transfer benches and railings. AGE also provides incontinence supplies at no cost.

(979) 823-2203

This nonprofit provides home-delivered meals for Bryan residents who are at least 60 years of age and unable to leave their homes or cook for themselves. It's also the contact point for the state's Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program, which helps seniors and low-income residents pay their heating bills.

(800) 252-9121

This senior-specific exemption works by adding $10,000 to the base $40,000 property tax exemption that all Texas residents receive on their primary residences. Texas seniors, therefore, may exempt the first $50,000 of their primary residence's value when computing their property tax obligation. 

(512) 475-3800

The TWAP helps state residents increase energy efficiency in their homes. It can pay for replacing or repairing HVAC systems, adding weather insulation to attics and walls and otherwise updating homes in ways that help reduce energy bills.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between in-home care and home health care?


The former focuses on personal care and assistance with basic tasks, while the latter is intended for clients who are living with advanced medical conditions that need monitoring and treatment. Home health care is performed by medical professionals and is hence usually more expensive than basic-level home care. In-home care doesn’t require clinical training and is often performed by family members, social workers and volunteers.

What is the average cost for in-home elderly care in Bryan?


The average cost of basic in-home care is $4,429 per month, per 2021 data collection by Genworth Financial. Home health care averages $4,572 a month. These prices are roughly $150 below the monthly average in Texas and approximately $500 below the monthly average nationwide. They may vary depending on the exact suite of services required. 

What should I look for in a good home care agency near me in Bryan?


Highly qualified caregivers who have undergone background checks and get positive reviews from previous clients are the backbone of a good home care agency. Bryan seniors can turn to Texas Health and Human Services for some assistance in finding and researching in-home care agencies that serve the area. As of 2022, approximately 14 home care agencies and 10 home health agencies are in the area, some of which provide both services.

What is in-home respite care?


The “respite” in in-home respite care refers to the primary caregiver’s schedule. Working as a primary caregiver can be a round-the-clock job in some care situations. Respite care helps primary caregivers find personal time to see to their own needs. It’s distinct from adult day health care, which also offers respite care but does so in a group community environment such as a public library or senior center. Getting to these kinds of facilities is not always possible for primarily homebound seniors.

What is private pay home care?


This refers to paying for home care without going through long-term care insurance or Medicaid waiver programs. While it does cut down on complicated paperwork and doesn’t require approval, it doesn’t involve any subsidies and hence can be very expensive. Medicare doesn’t directly cover non-medical home care services, but the Texas STAR+PLUS managed care program allows seniors to use Medicaid funds to pay for nursing-home level care at home.