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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Amarillo, TX for 2024

Our comprehensive listings and authentic reviews in Amarillo, TX below include 15 Assisted Living facilities with 96 reviews. On average in Amarillo, residents and their loved ones rate Assisted Living options 4.4 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Amarillo

Assisted living facilities in Amarillo and across the state of Texas are overseen by Texas Health and Human Services. The office issues licenses and ensures that facilities are following all rules and regulations by carrying out planned and unscheduled inspections. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Amarillo

  • The cost of living in Amarillo is 14% lower than the national average. This means that seniors have additional funds available to enjoy a comfortable retirement and to partake in the many cultural and outdoor activities in the area. 
  • Seniors who like watching spectator sports such as football, baseball and basketball will find plenty of live matches to attend and teams to support in Texas. 
  • Texas is tax-friendly towards retirees. Social Security income and all other forms of retirement benefits are tax-free in the state. However, Texas does have some of the highest property and sales taxes in the country. 
  • Amarillo has one of the highest crime rates in the nation and is rated as safer than just 5% of U.S. cities. The majority of crimes committed in the city are property crimes. However, seniors can feel safe as most assisted living communities in the city have 24/7 security systems, gated access and camera systems in place for the safety of residents.
  • The city of Amarillo has an average of 259 days of sunshine each year, which is above the U.S. average of 205 days. This gives seniors more sunny and warm days to get outside and enjoy exploring all the parks in the area. The winters in the city tend to be mild and this reduces heating costs. Seniors will need to account for cooling costs during the warm summer months.
  • Seniors won’t run out of things to do in Amarillo. The city is known for its vibrant cultural district that’s home to art galleries, theaters and historic buildings. In addition, the city offers a range of excellent restaurants and coffee shops where seniors can socialize with family and friends. 

Paying for Assisted Living in Amarillo

According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2021, the average monthly cost of assisted living in Amarillo is $4,600. The average cost in Texas is $3,998 per month and the median monthly cost across the United States is $4,500.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

At $4,600 per month, Amarillo is one of the more expensive cities for assisted living in Texas. The cheapest option is Texarkana, which has a monthly average cost of $2,770. At the other end of the scale, Victoria is the most expensive city in the state with the average senior in the city paying $5,600 for assisted living. The capital city of Austin has a monthly median cost of $5,345.

Amarillo

$4,600

Texas

$3,998

The United States

$4,500

Texarkana

$2,770

Victoria

$5,600

Austin

$5,345

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

In addition to assisted living, seniors in Amarillo have access to a choice of senior care options. At $1,408 per month, adult day care is the cheapest option, and it’s ideal for seniors who only require care during the working week. Home services and home health care services work best for those wanting to remain in their own homes. Both these options have an average monthly cost of $4,052. Nursing home care costs $5,140 for a semiprivate room and $6,342 for a private room per month.  

Home services

$4,052

Home health care services

$4,052

Assisted living

$4,600

Adult day care

$1,408

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$5,140

Nursing home (private room)

$6,342

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Amarillo

The expenses associated with assisted living are understandably a significant concern for many seniors. Fortunately, financial aid is available for seniors who qualify. Texas’s Health and Human Services Commission operates a Medicaid program called STAR+PLUS. For eligible seniors who are at least 65 years of age or disabled, STAR+PLUS offers an alternative to nursing facility placement and may pay for assisted living services.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Texas page.

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities in Texas

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 Amarillo

The Amarillo area has a number of free resources and activities that are offered by nonprofits and government departments for the benefit of seniors. These services include wellness programs, recreational activities and access to information. Some services are aimed at seniors in assisted living and those who are considering making the move to a facility. 

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Amarillo Wesley Community Center(806) 372-7960The Amarillo Wesley Community Center runs a senior citizens program from Monday to Friday for seniors aged 55 and older. There is no cost involved to take part in any of the activities at the center and free transport is provided. Activities offered include pot lucks, field trips, games, exercise classes and a sewing club. Weekly blood pressure monitoring and basic health checks are available.
Amarillo Senior Citizens Association(806) 374-5500The Amarillo Senior Citizens Association is a non-profit organization that aims to improve the quality of life of seniors in the area. Congregate lunches are offered from Monday to Friday to provide nutrition and social engagement for seniors. Free medical check-ups are scheduled throughout the year that may include eye tests, hearing tests, blood glucose screenings and blood pressure checks. Daily activities provided include bridge, quilting, exercise classes, games, pool tournaments and educational lectures.
Area Agency on Aging of the Panhandle(806) 372-3381The Area Agency on Aging of the Panhandle is a government agency that advocates on behalf of seniors in the region. Services offered include congregate meals, home-delivered meals, minor home repairs or modifications, personal assistance and legal assistance. Benefits counseling is provided for those applying for Medicaid or Medicare. Legal ombudsman services are offered to protect the rights of seniors in long-term care facilities such as assisted living communities and nursing homes.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Amarillo

Amarillo Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities in Texas are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Texas page for more information about these laws.



Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Texas

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I toured Trustwell Living at Plum Creek Place. I especially liked the lady that I talked with. I think it had to do too with the place. The room that was available at the time would have been the...

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Review of Bristol Park Amarillo

I toured Bristol Park Amarillo. It was OK. It was nice, and this had to do with the location of the two rooms available. My father has a window that faces the west, and the sun shines in on him...

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