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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Corpus Christi, TX for 2024

Our comprehensive listings and authentic reviews in Corpus Christi, TX below include 16 Assisted Living facilities with 145 reviews. On average in Corpus Christi, residents and their loved ones rate Assisted Living options 4.39 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Corpus Christi

In Corpus Christi and the rest of Texas, assisted living facilities are licensed and regulated by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Its website has a brochure explaining the different kinds of facilities in Texas, who they serve and the services each provides. It also has information about the rules and regulations long-term care facilities are expected to follow.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Corpus Christi

  • With three locations across the city, Christus Sphon is the largest hospital system serving Corpus Christi. U.S. News and World Report rated this hospital as “High Performing” in several disorders and procedures. It provides a full range of surgical, urgent care, imaging and telehealth services, which allows seniors to talk to a doctor without leaving their home.
  • Residents can ride the Corpus Christi Regional Transit Authority bus system to many destinations throughout the city. It offers a reduced-fare pass for people over 60, Medicare members and those with disabilities. All buses are equipped with wheelchair lifts and ramps.
  • Corpus Christi’s cost-of-living index is 83.1, measured against the U.S. average index of 100. Median home prices are quite low compared to the state and national averages, and residents pay less for groceries (92.1) and transportation (79.7). Health care (101.1) and utilities (101.1) are slightly more expensive, though.
  • Texas does not charge income tax, which means that Social Security benefits and other kinds of retirement income aren’t taxed. However, sales taxes can be fairly high. Corpus Christi has a sales tax rate of 8.25%.
  • Corpus Christi has very comfortable winter weather, with zero inches of snowfall annually and an average low of 48 degrees in January. Temperatures reach an average high of 93 degrees in July, and the city gets 223 days of sunshine per year compared to the national average of 205.
  • The city’s residents can enjoy excellent air quality, making it a good place to live for seniors with respiratory illnesses. Its air quality index is 81 out of 100 (national average is 58). Water quality is also high with an index of 77 (national average is 51).
  • Property and violent crime rates are higher than the state average, which makes Corpus Christi safer than only 6% of other U.S. cities. Crime is generally higher in neighborhoods closer to the bay. The Tierra Grande area, located on the south side of the city, has lower crime overall.

Paying for Assisted Living in Corpus Christi, TX

When trying to decide how to pay for assisted living, one of the first questions that comes up is "How much does it cost?" With the impact of inflation, it's more important than ever to have up-to-date information when making a financial plan for senior living. To help shed light on real senior living prices, Caring.com has compiled proprietary cost data from its network of more than 75,000 senior living providers to provide insight into the average cost of assisted living in Corpus Christi and 134 other cities in Texas.

Inflation's Impact on the Cost of Assisted Living in Corpus Christi, TX

With inflation running high, many aspects of life have become more expensive, including senior care. Assisted living in Corpus Christi has become more expensive since 2022. Rates have risen by approximately 9%, from $2,937 to $3,218. Residents may see costs go up even further within the year to $3,466.

As inflation has impacted costs across the nation, Corpus Christi remains an affordable option compared to the national average ($4,459). While rates in cities like San Antonio ($3,066) and Austin ($2,914) are lower in 2023, Corpus Christi is less expensive than the Texas average ($3,312).

Location2022 Cost (Historical)2023 Cost (Current)2024 Cost (Estimated)
Corpus Christi$2,937$3,218$3,466
U.S. Average$4,070$4,459$4,802
Texas$3,134$3,312$3,481
San Antonio$2,799$3,066$3,302
Houston$3,539$3,877$4,175
Austin$2,938$3,218 $3,466

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Corpus Christi assisted living costs $3,388, which is $610 less than the Texas average of $3,998 and $1,112 less than the national average of $4,500. It’s one of the most affordable places for assisted living in South Texas. Prices in Victoria are much higher at $5,600, and in Brownsville, rates average $4,000. To the south in McAllen, prices go up to $4,850. San Antonio’s rates are similar to Corpus Christi’s at $3,413.

Corpus Christi

$3,388

Texas

$3,998

The United States

$4,500

Victoria

$5,600

Brownsville

$4,000

McAllen

$4,850

San Antonio

$3,413

The Costs of Other Types of Senior Living

Seniors may notice that pricing often varies for different types of senior living. Rates are typically based on the scope of services provided, amenities and accommodations, and can be higher if specialized programming or enhanced medical services are offered. As such, independent living is the least expensive option ($2,788). Assisted living and memory care are similarly priced, though memory care is a bit more expensive at $3,300 per month, compared to $3,218.

Assisted Living

$3,218

Memory Care

$3,300

Independent Living

$2,788

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Corpus Christi

Some senior citizens count on Community Care for Aged and Disabled to help pay for assisted living, but there might also be other options available. 

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Texas page.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living 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 and Low-Cost Resources for Seniors in Corpus Christi,TX

There are many resources in Corpus Christi,TX that assist seniors in their retirement. Caring.com has compiled information on local organizations, programs and agencies and categorized them into care types for easy reference.

For information about statewide resources and those in nearby cities, go to Caring’s Texas state page.

Area Agency on Aging

Retirees can find support and advice on various senior-related issues from their local Area Agency on Aging. The agency provides advice on topics such as financial assistance programs, in-home care and long-term care planning. It also connects seniors and caregivers with community-based resources.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Area Agency on Aging of the Coastal Bend800-252-9240In Texas, seniors aged 60 and older can access a variety of supportive services through the state's 28 Area Agencies on Aging. These agencies can help with issues including benefits counseling, caregiver education and support and legal counseling, and they can connect seniors to their local Ombudsman program. AAAs can also assist seniors with more practical care concerns, connecting them with local resources, such as meal and nutrition programs, transportation services and respite and in-home care services.

Financial Assistance for Senior Care and Senior Living

Whether living in their own home or in a senior living community, Corpus Christi seniors can find financial assistance from numerous local resources. These organizations help residents cover some of the costs associated with in-home or long-term care and connect them with other helpful community-based resources.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Texas Health and Human Services855-937-2372Texas HHS provides a range of services to older Texans who require long-term assistance. HHS staff can connect seniors with personal care, medical assistance, transportation and other services. Some programs are available to anyone 60 and older, while others have eligibility requirements based on income or need.
Nueces County Community Action Agency361-883-7201The local Community Action Agency operates several programs that support older adults' financial stability. Through this organization, seniors can obtain case management services, which may help them find affordable in-home care. It also administers a weatherization and utility assistance program, and it has a home preservation and modification program.

Home Repair and Modifications

Seniors and those with disabilities can access a variety of local resources to help them pay for home repairs and modifications. Programs in Corpus Christi have different eligibility criteria and often assist retirees by providing grants or loans.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Minor Home Repair Grant - Corpus Christi361-826-3010Homeowners in Corpus Christi may be eligible for free home repairs to make their houses safer or more comfortable. This typically comes in the form of a grant, and monies may be used to replace doors or windows, installing weather sealing and insulation, or make structural corrections to the home for safety. Other repairs can include fitting the home for handicapped or wheelchair accessibility or minor HVAC repairs. Some roofing, plumbing, and electrical repairs may also be completed. Recipients must be 62 or older or have a qualifying disability, own and reside in the home and meet certain income guidelines.

Senior Centers

Senior centers in Corpus Christi bring together residents through recreational activities and events. Many also offer advice and support on senior issues, run wellness and nutrition programs, and connect older adults with other resources in the local area.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Greenwood Senior Center361-826-1368One of eight centers managed by the Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation Department, Greenwood Senior Center offers programs that help mature adults thrive and remain engaged in their community, such as the meal program and senior companion program. The center serves adults 50 and older.
Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation361-826-2322Retirees can find recreational activities and social services at one of several senior centers located throughout Corpus Christi. Programs vary by senior centers but may include fitness classes, health education, congregate meals, legal aid and health insurance counseling.

Senior Engagement

Senior engagement resources and programs in Corpus Christi help older adults remain active and ensure they contribute to the community. Resources include wellness programs, volunteer opportunities, support groups and organizations that help residents connect with the community to live fulfilling lives.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Dementia Friends361-232-5150South Texas Catholic hosts free informational sessions and caregiver support groups for Corpus Christi families living with dementia. Dementia Friendly Champions Training engages community members to alleviate isolation and reduce the social stigma of cognitive decline while supporting individuals recently diagnosed with dementia. Care Provider Training includes a Virtual Dementia Tour and deals with caring for a loved one with mid- to late-stage Alzheimer's.
Senior Companion Program (SCP) - Corpus Christi361-826-3154The Senior Companion Program assists seniors who want to stay independent in their own homes by matching them with volunteer companions who will assist them with basic tasks. The volunteers are all over the age of 55 and provide much needed social interactions for homebound seniors. Services offered include assisting with the tasks of daily living, grocery shopping, playing games, social activities and taking clients to medical appointments.

Social Security Offices

Social Security offices in Corpus Christi help seniors and disabled people access the benefits they're entitled to. Older adults can contact their local office for information about receiving retirement benefits, disability allowance and Supplemental Security Income.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Corpus Christi Social Security Office 78415800-772-1213Social Security is a source of income available to retirees and people who can no longer work because of a disability. The money for Social Security comes from a payroll tax levied on employers, employees and self-employed individuals. When you retire, you'll receive monthly payments based on how much you earned when you were working.

Veteran's Services

Corpus Christi retirees who have served in the U.S. military can find support from local veteran services. These offices and organizations help vets access the benefits they're eligible for and provide advice and information on a variety of issues.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Corpus Christi Vet Center361-854-9961The Corpus Christi Vet Center serves veterans and service members in the community through comprehensive support services, including counseling for a range of issues. Couples and families can try counseling together, while those suffering from grief and bereavement, anger, trauma, PTSD or depression can attend individual or group counseling. The professional, highly trained team provides services for those facing homelessness and addiction or seeking veteran connections in the community, and transition counseling helps returning service members adapt to the changes.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi 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

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Review of Villa South Assisted Living & Memory Care

I chose Villa South Assisted Living & Memory Care for Dad because they have memory care. The management and staff were very engaging and took a healthcare-centric point of view on it. The room's...

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Ben, thank you for your thoughts on Villa South. We are delighted to have your Dad as part of our community!

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Review of Brookdale Corpus Christi

My dad stayed at Brookdale Corpus Christi for three months. The facility was good but the care was not good. It started on charges that they weren't providing this or that. They were giving them...

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We take your comments seriously and are committed to providing quality care and services to our residents and their families. Our management team has reviewed these concerns and we wish to assure...

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Review of Villa Northwest Assisted Living

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