College Station is a vibrant city of about 120,000 residents. While it has a very small senior community that makes up less than 7% of its population, the city has numerous amenities that make it a great retirement destination. The city has a warm climate, providing plenty of opportunities to enjoy outdoor amenities, and a low cost of living and the lack of state income taxes may make it a sustainable option for those with fixed incomes. 

College Station also supports its older population through access to a range of long-term care options, including assisted living facilities. These facilities provide housing, meals and housekeeping services, along with curated recreational activities to keep residents busy. Many facilities accommodate pets, and some have on-site amenities, such as libraries, hair salons and swimming pools. This type of care is relatively affordable in College Station, with the Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey disclosing that local facilities charge $3,998 for services. This is equal to the state average and low compared to the national median.

This guide provides more information on assisted living costs in College Station, along with an overview of resources that can help seniors find and pay for residential care.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in College Station, TX

The Waterford at College Station

1103 Rock Prairie Rd, College Station, TX, 77845

The Waterford at College Station in College Station, Texas, is situated in an area of the city where entertainment, dining and shopping are plentiful. Residents enjoy attending highly rated college sp … (read more)
The Waterford at College Station in College Station, Texas, is situated in an area of the city where entertainment, dining and shopping are plentiful. Residents enjoy attending highly rated college sp … (read more)

Bluebonnet Place

3601 Victoria Avenue, College Station, TX, 77845

BlueBonnet Place is located in College Station, Texas, and offers several levels of care and activity in an independent setting. Visitors to this facility mention its spaciousness, attractive rooms, n … (read more)
BlueBonnet Place is located in College Station, Texas, and offers several levels of care and activity in an independent setting. Visitors to this facility mention its spaciousness, attractive rooms, n … (read more)

Sodalis College Station

3211 Harvey Road, College Station, TX, 77845

Sodalis College Station was a nice place, facility, and everything. It’s more simplified, more or less like home. We took some pictures of it, and my mother liked that better than the other ones that … (read more)
Sodalis College Station was a nice place, facility, and everything. It’s more simplified, more or less like home. We took some pictures of it, and my mother liked that better than the other ones that … (read more)

Peach Creek Assisted Living

1488 Stokes Circle, College Station, TX, 77845

The country setting is beautiful. My grandpa loves watching the deer and birds. The food taste great and the staff really take care of the residents.
The country setting is beautiful. My grandpa loves watching the deer and birds. The food taste great and the staff really take care of the residents.

The Langford at College Station

1851 Carroll Fancher Way, College Station, TX, 77845

The Langford at College Station is located in College Station, Texas, minutes from Spring Creek Greenbelt and down the road from Baylor Scott & White Medical Center. The facility is made up of con … (read more)
The Langford at College Station is located in College Station, Texas, minutes from Spring Creek Greenbelt and down the road from Baylor Scott & White Medical Center. The facility is made up of con … (read more)

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Parc at Traditions

3095 Club Dr., Bryan, TX, 77807

Parc at Traditions is located in Bryan, Texas, just minutes from the Brazos River, golf courses and one of the largest colleges in the country, Texas A&M. Both residents and visitors speak highly … (read more)
Parc at Traditions is located in Bryan, Texas, just minutes from the Brazos River, golf courses and one of the largest colleges in the country, Texas A&M. Both residents and visitors speak highly … (read more)

Isle at Watercrest Bryan

4091 Eastchester Drive, Bryan, TX, 77802

Isle at Watercrest Bryan is located in Bryan, Texas, near University Drive and Hudson Creek Alzheimer’s Special Care. The facility offers companion suites and studio apartments with a variety of comfo … (read more)
Isle at Watercrest Bryan is located in Bryan, Texas, near University Drive and Hudson Creek Alzheimer’s Special Care. The facility offers companion suites and studio apartments with a variety of comfo … (read more)

Carriage Inn – Bryan

4235 Broonville Rd, Bryan, TX, 77802

Carriage Inn – Bryan is an assisted living facility located in peaceful Bryan, Texas. Described as spacious with a hotel and resort quality by residents and visitors, the facility offers studio, one- … (read more)
Carriage Inn – Bryan is an assisted living facility located in peaceful Bryan, Texas. Described as spacious with a hotel and resort quality by residents and visitors, the facility offers studio, one- … (read more)

Broadmoor Place

2601 East Villa Maria Road, Bryan, TX, 77802

Broadmoor Place in Bryan, Texas, offers varying levels of support and social activities based on residents’ needs. Accommodations are spacious, clean and inviting for comfortable, independent lifestyl … (read more)
Broadmoor Place in Bryan, Texas, offers varying levels of support and social activities based on residents’ needs. Accommodations are spacious, clean and inviting for comfortable, independent lifestyl … (read more)

Dansby House Inc

703 Dean, Bryan, TX, 77803

Dansby House Inc. is located in a northern neighborhood of Bryan, Texas, just minutes from Highway 6, lakes and shopping centers. Visitors write warmly about the facility’s kind, caring staff and the … (read more)
Dansby House Inc. is located in a northern neighborhood of Bryan, Texas, just minutes from Highway 6, lakes and shopping centers. Visitors write warmly about the facility’s kind, caring staff and the … (read more)

Crestview Methodist Retirement Community

2505 E Villa Maria Rd, Bryan, TX, 77802

Crestview Retirement Community offers nursing homes, independent living and assisted living in Bryan, Texas. The facility is located near College Station and Carter Creek Parkway. The spacious grounds … (read more)
Crestview Retirement Community offers nursing homes, independent living and assisted living in Bryan, Texas. The facility is located near College Station and Carter Creek Parkway. The spacious grounds … (read more)

St Joseph Manor

2333 Manor Dr, Bryan, TX, 77802

St Joseph Manor is located in downtown Bryan, Texas, partway between Bryan and College Station. Loved ones praise the kindness and effort of the employees to help disabled residents feel welcome. Resi … (read more)
St Joseph Manor is located in downtown Bryan, Texas, partway between Bryan and College Station. Loved ones praise the kindness and effort of the employees to help disabled residents feel welcome. Resi … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in  College Station

Since most COVID-19 rules for Assisted Living Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Assisted Living in Texas. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Assisted Living in College Station

In College Station, as well as in the rest of Texas, assisted living facilities follow rules set by Texas Health and Human Services. Seniors can refer to the agency’s Assisted Living Facility Information brochure to learn more about the types of facilities available in the state and the levels of care each facility type provides. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in College Station

  • Texas’ lack of state income taxes may make it easier for older adults in College Station to afford long-term care expenses. Sales and property taxes are high compared to other states, but seniors may be able to avoid these expenses by transitioning to assisted living. 
  • The College Station region is home to some of the leading hospitals in the state, including Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – College Station and St. Joseph Health College Station Hospital. Health care costs, such as dental services and hospitalizations, are about 8% less here than in the nation as a whole, which may benefit those managing ongoing conditions. While there are only 184 doctors per capita, about 12% lower than the national average, many assisted living facilities have visiting physicians to ensure consistent care for residents. 
  • College Station ranks as one of the warmer places to live in Texas, with daytime average temperatures ranging from 61 degrees in the winter to 97 degrees in the summer. The city sees about 40 inches of annual rainfall and virtually no snow, and summers tend to be very muggy. To keep residents comfortable, many assisted living facilities have individual climate control in residents’ quarters.
  • On a 100-point crime index, College Station’s property crime ranking is consistent with the national rate at 33.1, but the local violent crime rate is considerably lower at 12.7, providing peace of mind to those moving to this city for long-term care. To keep residents safe in the community, assisted living facilities typically arrange group outings for local events and shopping trips. 
  • College Station’s overall cost of living is about 7% below the national median and on par with the state average, which may enable older adults to maintain their standard of living throughout retirement. Transportation, groceries and utilities are affordable here compared to a typical U.S. city, but housing prices exceed state and national medians. Assisted living may be a good alternative to living alone for those with personal care needs.  

Paying for Assisted Living in College Station

Assisted living facilities in College Station charge $3,998 per month for care.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities 

In College Station, seniors in assisted living pay $3,998 for monthly services, which is equal to the Texas median and about $500 lower than the national average of $4,500. Care costs are fairly consistent with rates in other major cities throughout the state, although seniors may save a few hundred dollars per month by seeking care in Abilene, where residents pay $3,449, or in Texarkana, where fees are among the lowest in the state and nation at $2,770. In Victoria, rates are among the highest in Texas, exceeding College Station’s assisted living costs at $5,600 per month. 

$3998

Round Rock

$3998

Texas

$4500

United States

$5600

Victoria

$3449

Abilene

$2770

Texarkana

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Long-term care is generally affordable in College Station, with assisted living being among the most economical options at $3,998 per month. Rates for adult day health care, which provides a comparable level of care in a daytime community setting, aren’t available for College Station, but in Texas, fees for this type of care average $769 per month. Seniors who live at home pay $4,429 for home care and $4,572 for home health care, and nursing home care is the costliest option at $4,715. 

$4429

In-Home Care

$4572

Home Health Care

$3998

Assisted Living Facility

$4715

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in College Station

The STAR+PLUS program in Texas may provide financial assistance for eligible seniors who need help paying their assisted living costs. Applicants must qualify financially and functionally, and there is a cap on the number of people accepted into the program. In Brazos County, members of STAR+PLUS must choose Superior HealthPlan or UnitedHealthcare as their health coverage plans.

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 College Station

Seniors in College Station get information, support and social opportunities through numerous local agencies and programs, including city-based recreational programs, the local Area Agency on Aging and the Brazos County Senior Citizens Association. Through these resources, seniors can get the advice they need to make informed decisions regarding their long-term care options.  

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Contact 

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(979) 595-2806  

The Area Agency on Aging provides free information and services to College Station residents aged 60 and over. It provides benefits counseling to help older adults determine the public benefits and entitlements they qualify for, and it administers evidence-based programs to help older adults improve their health. 

(979) 595-2800, ext. 2021 

RSVP is a volunteer organization that provides exclusive opportunities to those aged 55 and over. Seniors can contact the Brazos Valley Regional Office to learn more about local opportunities, which may include volunteering in schools, helping communities develop Disaster Preparedness programs and helping qualified families enroll in supplemental food programs. 

(979) 361-4360  

 

The Brazos County Veterans Service Office helps veterans and their families obtain the benefits and programs they’re entitled to, including those that can help cover assisted living costs. The office can also help veterans connect with community-based services and resources, such as prescription drug assistance and durable medical equipment loans.  

(979) 822-6873  

The Brazos County Senior Citizens Association, Inc., is a local nonprofit organization that hosts educational, social and recreational activities for seniors. Through this organization, seniors participate in quilting sessions, birthday luncheons and table games. The facility is located in Bryan, just 3 miles from College Station, and it’s wheelchair-accessible.  

(979) 764-6371  

College Station’s Senior Adult Programs include various social and recreational activities for those aged 55 and over. These activities are hosted at three facilities throughout College Station and include arts and crafts classes, book clubs and fitness classes. To participate, seniors may pay a modest daily or annual fee. 

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in College Station

College Station 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