The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Converse, TX for 2023
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There are 40 Assisted Living Facilities in the Converse area, with 2 in Converse and 38 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Converse is $3,111 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,875. Cheaper nearby regions include Seguin with an average starting cost of $2,700.
To help you with your search, browse the 209 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Converse. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Converse 4.1 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Schertz with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Converse, TX
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Converse
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, fully one-third of Converse, TX, or 23,000 residents, have moved there since 2010. Seniors are a big part of the migration into this Old West suburb of San Antonio, with 46 assisted living communities springing up here to offer seniors a home where they can get help with activities of daily living (ADLs). These range from personal care, such as dressing and meal prep, to more vigorous chores like cleaning and laundry. The Texas Department of Health and Human Services regulates assisted living in Converse and all of Texas as a Type A long-term care option. The department publishes guidelines and conducts inspections to ensure high quality of care and staff training.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Converse
- Converse shares its weather with nearby San Antonio, where winter lows average close to 39 degrees Fahrenheit, and the air gets dry enough in winter to pose a challenge for seniors with breathing issues like COPD or asthma. Summer highs in the region rise to 95 degrees, with 33 inches of rain falling mainly in spring and fall.
The cost of living in Converse is manageable for most seniors, even on a fixed income. Groceries in this part-rural town cost about 16 percent less than the average price elsewhere. Health care is also cheaper, but not by much. Aging citizens with chronic health issues pay close to 97 percent the average cost here.
- Wages and retirement income are not subject to income tax in the state of Texas, though the government does impose sales taxes of between 6.25 and 8.25 percent on most purchases. Seniors who drive also pay 20 cents a gallon toward the state gas tax.
Crime rates in Converse are slightly lower than the national rates in most categories. In the violent crime categories seniors are most vulnerable to, rates are up to one-third lower than the national average.
- Transportation in Converse is, for residents without private cars, largely in the hands of VIA Metropolitan Transit, which runs fixed-route buses through the area. Seniors and riders with disabilities get disocunt fares on VIA, and dial-a-ride services can be booked a day or so in advance.
- The Converse area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Northeast Methodist Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Assisted Living in Converse
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Converse start around $3,111 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 Converse 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 Converse
Help is available for low-income seniors paying for assisted living through the state's STAR+PLUS Medicaid waiver program. This plan helps Texas seniors who cannot afford the monthly cost of residential care.
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 Converse
Converse 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 Converse, please visit our Assisted Living in Texas page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Converse
Converse-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 Converse
Review of Esplanade Gardens
I went over to Esplanade Gardens. They were high quality. I was able to talk to some of the tenants there and everybody seemed really happy there. The dining facility was beautiful. I like that pla... Read more
Review of Esplanade Gardens
Esplanade Gardens was welcoming from the moment you arrived. The grounds and the facility itself were beautiful. The entrance was somewhat grand and I was very impressed with the staff. The dining ... Read more
Review of Esplanade Gardens
Esplanade Gardens has a very adequate amount of staff. They allowed us to have our dog and they have done an excellent job in giving my wife's meds. They have a full-time nurse here during the day,... Read more