9 Assisted Living Facilities in Amarillo, TX

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Brookdale Medi Park West

Provides: Assisted Living
7404 Wallace Blvd, Amarillo, TX 79106
"I was at Brookdale Medi Park West for about an hour. It was very informative. The lady who greeted me was very cordial and gave me a very good tour of the whole place. She also gave me the pricing..." More

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Brookdale Sleepy Hollow

Provides: Assisted Living
7401 Seville Drive, Amarillo, TX 79121
"Brookdale Sleepy Hollow & the staff are wonderful. From the directors down to the nursing & housekeeping they are all always cheerful and involved with the residents. They all give..." More

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Heartis Amarillo

Provides: Assisted Living
1610 Research, Amarillo, TX 79124
"The people at Heartis Amarillo were very friendly. It's a cheerful community and there were a lot of amenities. They have a lot of opportunities for the residents, like a hairdresser, and some..." More

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The Legacy at Town Square

Provides: Assisted Living
9700 Hillside Road, Amarillo, TX 79119
"Amarillo’s Concierge Senior Living Community Located on Hillside Drive, just west of Soncy Road, is Amarillo’s most luxurious and rustic senior living community, The Legacy at Town Square. We..." More

Craig Retirement

Provides: Assisted Living
5500 West 9th Avenue, Amarillo, TX 79106
"We visited The Craig because all of our doctors were there. It's exactly what we had hoped for because it has independent cottages/duplexes that are really nice, plus a central building where we..." More

Park Place Towers

Provides: Assisted Living
1300 S. Harrison, Amarillo, TX 79101
"The staff of Park Central Amarillo is very nice. When my friend moved in, everything was clean with new carpet and fresh paint. Her living room is really huge, but the kitchen is not that big, and..." More

Dr Winfred And Elizabeth Moore Assist...

Provides: Assisted Living
400 SW 14th St, Amarillo, TX 79101
"We went to check out the Dr Winfred And Elizabeth Moore Assisted Living Center on the advice of a friend, while in the area looking for places for our uncle to live. The buildings resemble a modern..." More

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Plum Creek Place

Provides: Assisted Living
6800 Plum Creek Drive, Amarillo, TX 79124
"Plum Creek Place is assisted living. I was very impressed with everything the marketing director told us, and so we made the decision to come here. She seems very confident, reassuring, and willing..." More

The Harrington

Provides: Assisted Living
401 S W 12th, Amarillo, TX 79101
"We moved to Harrington 3 weeks ago. We have a 2-bedroom apartment with 2 baths. We liked it. The staff treat us really well. The food is excellent, and we have a different menu at different times..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Amarillo

    The city of Amarillo, sometimes called the "Yellow Rose of Texas," is home to a growing population of seniors. Altogether, persons age 55 or older make up 23.2 percent of Amarillo's residents. For those thinking about moving into an assisted living facility, there are at least nine to choose from within Amarillo's city limits. They are licensed by Texas Health and Human Services as one of two different types of ALFs, depending on who they serve. Type A facilities provide care for residents who don't require regular overnight attendance and are able to follow directions in emergency situations. By contrast, Type B facilities care for residents who need night time attendance, can't follow emergency instructions and require assistance to evacuate. Both types of facilities offer personal care services in homey settings. 

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Amarillo

    • Compared to the rest of the nation, Amarillo's climate is unusually sunny. It averages 259 sunny days per year (the U.S. median is only 205). The city has hot summers, with highs in the 90s, and cold winters, with lows often in the 20s.

    • Amarillo is an affordable city for seniors, with a cost of living 16.7 percent below the national average.

    • Seniors' retirement income is tax-free in Amarillo because Texas has no state income tax.

    • Public transportation options for seniors in Amarillo are limited. Amarillo City Transit is the city's primary provider. According to a study released in 2017, ACT received a "failing grade" on availability, reliability and efficiency. In an effort to improve its transit system, Amarillo added more routes beginning in August 2018.

    • Amarillo offers a variety of attractions for people of all ages. For example, assisted living facilities may choose to offer residents outings to local shops, restaurants, museums or the Amarillo Botanical Gardens.

    • The Amarillo area is home to world-class medical facilities, including BSA Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.


    Paying for Assisted Living in Amarillo

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Texas

    $4,000.00 US
    $3,533.00 Amarillo
    $2,800.00 Clovis

    Assisted Living costs in Amarillo start around $3,533 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 Amarillo 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 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.

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    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

    Amarillo 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 Amarillo, please visit our Assisted Living in Texas page.


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Amarillo

    Amarillo-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.

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    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Amarillo

    • Review of Heartis Amarillo

      The people at Heartis Amarillo were very friendly. It's a cheerful community and there were a lot of amenities. They have a lot of opportunities for the residents, like a hairdresser, and some real... Read more

      Ann
    • Review of Brookdale Sleepy Hollow

      I visited Brookdale Sleepy Hollow and would rate them a zero. The lady who showed us around was very unfamiliar with everything they were doing. We asked her questions, and she didn't even know how... Read more

      M.E.
    • Review of Plum Creek Place

      Plum Creek Place was very nice. I liked that it's all one level, and she has easy access to smoking, but the room layout was not good. The people were very friendly. Read more

      Linda

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