2 Assisted Living Facilities in Canton, TX
Also serving communities of Wills Point, Mineola.
The average cost of assisted living in Canton is $2,895 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,420. Cheaper nearby regions include Athens with an average starting cost of $2,713.
To help you with your search, browse the 23 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Canton. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Canton 4.8 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Kaufman with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Canton
The tiny town of Canton is located roughly 60 miles east of Dallas, Texas. Its claim to fame is First Monday Trade Days, the largest flea market in North America. While the population swells at the beginning of the month, every other day the 3,500 residents, over 21 percent of which are seniors over 65, enjoy peaceful small-town life. There's plenty for seniors to do like fishing in the Mill Creek Reservoir or enjoying light exercise in the Walking Capital of Texas. There are 22 assisted living facilities in Canton, regulated by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services. This agency designates two levels of assisted living. Type A facilities house residents able to evacuate on their own in an emergency, while Type B facilities serve residents who need overnight care and would need direction in case of an evacuation.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Canton
Weather in Canton means long, hot summers and mild winters. July high temperatures average 93 degrees, and January lows are around 36. This type of weather pattern may not be comfortable for seniors sensitive to heat.
- Canton's quality of air is rated a 59, even with the U.S. average of 58. According to the American Lung Association, those with respiratory conditions may be at risk for air quality lower than 50. Water quality in Canton is 100, compared to the national average of 55.
- The cost of living in Port Arthur is 91.2, compared to a U.S. average of 100. Grocery and health care costs are slightly higher than the average; however, housing is 20 percent lower, which may make assisted living a little less expensive for seniors.
- Violent crime rates in Port Arthur are roughly two-thirds lower than the national average, while property crimes, including petty theft and burglary, are a bit higher. Seniors are advised to use caution and secure their belongings, especially during times with a heavy tourist influx.
- Texas has no state income tax, meaning that retirement income and social security benefits are not subject to taxation. This may benefit seniors budgeting for assisted living; however, Texas has some of the highest property and sales taxes in the nation.
- The Port Arthur area is home to world-class medical facilities, including CHRISTUS Trinity Medical Health Park Canton in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Assisted Living in Canton
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Assisted Living costs in Canton start around $2,895 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 Canton 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 Canton
The Texas Department of Health and Human Services provides limited financial assistance for seniors who need help with assisted living costs. The STAR+PLUS program is open for those who are on Medicaid or Medicare, or who are entitled to SSI income. It serves specific areas of the state, providing an alternative to nursing facility placement and covering the cost of assisted living.
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 Canton
Canton 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 Canton, please visit our Assisted Living in Texas page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Canton
Canton-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 Canton
Review of Country Place Senior Living of Canton - Pine
The rooms at Country Place Senior Living of Canton - Pine were too small and none of my furniture would fit. The facility was very nice and very clean and the salesperson was very helpful. They had... Read more
Review of Country Place Senior Living of Canton - Mulberry
Country Place Senior Living of Canton - Mulberry was not a locked down facility. The first night my wife was there, we all thought everything was going to be OK. The next morning, I got a call beca... Read more
Review of Country Place Senior Living of Canton - Mulberry
Excellent care, excellent food. Read more