5 Assisted Living Facilities near Belton, TX
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There are 5 Assisted Living Facilities in the Belton area, with 2 in Belton and 3 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Belton is $3,695 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Temple with an average starting cost of $2,976.
To help you with your search, browse the 77 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Belton. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Belton 4.4 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Georgetown with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
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Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Belton, TX
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Belton
Belton is located on the famous Chisholm Trail and borders Stillhouse Hollow Lake, one of the few places in Central Texas where seniors can boat, fish, or relax near the water. Aging citizens of nearly all activity levels can be found in Belton's seven licensed assisted living communities, where in addition to room and board they get emergency response and help with activities of daily living (ADLs). The Texas Department of Health and Human Services classes these properties as Type A long-term care facilities, where staff assist senior residents with dressing, grooming and taking some medications.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Belton
Weather in Belton can be rough for seniors with COPD or asthma in the winter when average lows dip to 35 degrees Fahrenheit and the air gets dry. Summer highs average 94 degrees in August, however, and humidity rises to 100 percent on many days.
- Housing is very affordable in Belton, and other costs are similarly low. Seniors who shop for their own groceries pay around 16 percent less here than the national average, while health care costs are just 92 percent the national rate.
- Texas charges no state-level income tax on wages and retirement income. Seniors who shop do have to pay the sales tax of between 6.25 and 8.25 percent for most purchases, however, and a 20 cent gas tax on every gallon can raise the cost of transportation around town.
- Between 2014 and 2016, crime in Belton dropped by one-third, from just above the national average to significantly less. Seniors who enjoy outdoor activities in the warm summer evenings here are considerably safer than in typical American cities of the same size elsewhere.
Hill County Transit operates the HOP, a local bus service in Central Texas. Riders on HOP buses can choose a fixed-route bus to regularly serviced locations, while riders with disabilities are able to schedule a special transit service that provides curb-to-curb rides for medical office visits and personal trips to shops and private homes.
- The Belton area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Cedar Crest Hospital & Residential Treatment Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Assisted Living in Belton
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Belton start around $3,695 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 Belton 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 Belton
Low-income seniors who need help paying for assisted living costs may be eligible for Texas' STAR+PLUS Medicaid waiver program. This benefit helps control costs by diverting seniors with no share of cost away from nursing homes and into assisted living communities.
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 Belton
Belton 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 Belton, please visit our Assisted Living in Texas page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Belton
Belton-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.
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Belton
Review of Luvida Memory Care
My wife has been a resident at luvida for four years. Took me a long time to realize my love was never coming home. It was because of Janet and the staff that helped me get a grip on my reality. I ... Read more
Review of Stoney Brook of Belton
My mother will be moving into Stoney Brook of Belton. A big part of our decision is the location. I live in Belton, as does another one of my sisters. So, my mom's got two daughters here, and her d... Read more
Review of Stoney Brook of Belton
Stoney Brook of Belton was beautiful and very spacious. The food was really good, and the price was the lowest that we looked at. They also have memory care there. The staff who gave us the tour wa... Read more