The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Alvin, TX for 2023
There are 12 Assisted Living Facilities in the Alvin area, with 5 in Alvin and 7 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Alvin is $2,400 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,855. Cheaper nearby regions include Angleton with an average starting cost of $2,000.
To help you with your search, browse the 75 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Alvin. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Alvin 4.9 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Deer Park with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped thousands of families find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Alvin, call (855) 863-8283.
Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Alvin, TX
Caring Country Cottage Assisted livin...
Evening Star Personal Care Home
Alvin Memorial Gardens
Kozy Korner Assisted Living
Laboring With Loved Ones Personal Car...
Orchard Park at Victory Lakes
Trinity Oaks Of Pearland
Thomas Manor Senior Living
Lakehouse On Dixie
Six Palms Assisted Living
Brawner Sunset Haven,L.L.C
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Alvin
Alvin, TX, is a southern suburb of Houston with just over 24,000 residents. The city's rapid growth from a small whistle-stop on the Southern Railroad has diversified the local economy and culture, and now Alvin supports 14 local assisted living communities within its borders. These facilities offer seniors help with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as bathing, personal care and taking some medications, as well as emergency response and communal meals.
In Alvin and all of Texas, residential care facilities are regulated by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services, which conducts site inspections and takes feedback from residents and family members about health and safety, quality of care and independent living issues in local assisted living properties.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Alvin
Alvin's weather can be touchy. Tropical Storm Claudette, which blew through in 1979, set the record for most rain in the United States in 24 hours when it dropped 43 inches on Alvin in a single day. When the weather is normal, highs here average 91 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer and 42 degrees in winter. Absent a hurricane, Alvin generally gets 54 inches of rain a year.
Alvin's cost of living is manageable for most seniors with solid retirement income. Groceries here cost up to 14 percent less than the national average, while transportation costs are 7 percent cheaper. Health care is close to national rates, at about 1 percent higher than the rest of the country.
- There's no income tax on wages or retirement income in Texas, though the state's sales tax runs between 6.25 and 8.25 percent on most purchases. Drivers pay a 20 cent gas tax on every gallon, which somewhat accounts for the higher cost seniors pay for rides here.
Crime in Alvin is about two-thirds the national average. Violent crimes are especially uncommon here, which makes outings fairly safe for independent seniors.
- As part of the larger Houston metro area, Alvin is connected to the surrounding communities through the vast Houston METRO network of buses and trains. Seniors who need a lift can board METRO buses and trains at a discount with valid ID, and curb-to-curb paratransit service is available for one-off trips if booked in advance.
- The Alvin area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Assisted Living in Alvin
Average Monthly Costs
Cities in Texas
Assisted Living costs in Alvin start around $2,400 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.
It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Alvin and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Alvin
Low- and no-income seniors in Alvin may be able to get help paying for assisted living through the state's Medicaid waiver. This program, called STAR+PLUS, requires Medicaid enrollment with no share of cost.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Texas page.
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Texas page.
Free Assisted Living Resources in Alvin
Alvin and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
To see a list of free assisted living resources in Alvin, please visit our Assisted Living in Texas page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Alvin
Alvin-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Texas are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Texas page for more information about these laws.
Assisted Living near Alvin, TX
Other Options in Alvin, TX
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Alvin
Review of Evening Star Personal Care Home
We put my mother in Evening Star Personal Care Home LLC. We liked the way it felt. This feels like a home and not a medical facility. Their rooms are kind of like all of them that I've been to. The... Read more
Review of Evening Star Personal Care Home
My mother was a resident of Evening Star Personal Care Home. It was good. They had double occupancy rooms and private rooms with adequate space to meet the residents' needs. The staff members were ... Read more
Review of Caring Country Cottage Assisted living/ Personal Care Home
My husband is a resident at Caring Cottage. We just love this home. The staff are so loving and caring and always ready to answer your questions. Ronnie's room is very pleasant. Great meals are pr... Read more
11 Signs It Might Be Time for Assisted Living
The decision to help an aging adult move out of a current home is a complex one -- both emotionally and practically. Above all, you want the person to be safe and well. How can you all feel more co...
Nursing Home, Assisted Living, or Independent Living?
The first step to finding the best senior housing for your loved one is to understand what type of care facility is the best fit. There are six main types of residential elder care options: _[Inde...
- Assisted Living or In-Home Care?
- Assisted Living Checklist: What to Look for, What to Ask
- Cost of Assisted Living
How to Pay for Assisted Living
As you're weighing senior care options for your loved one, cost is likely a top factor. The good news? Depending on what care your loved one needs, assisted living can be much more affordable than ...
How Levels of Care Affect Assisted Living Cost
If you're shopping for assisted living, you'll need to familiarize yourself with the levels of care, as the monthly rate for assisted living will depend on the level of care that the resident requi...
- Tips on Moving to Assisted Living