9 Assisted Living Facilities in Amarillo, TX
The average cost of assisted living in Amarillo is $3,533 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,400.
To help you with your search, browse the 58 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Amarillo. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Amarillo 4.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Canyon with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
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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
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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.
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.
Other Options in Amarillo, TX
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
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
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