Corpus Christi is an attractive coastal city that offers seniors balmy winter weather, a low cost of living and many free programs. Besides the climate, Corpus Christi draws retirees in with its easy access to outdoor recreation and some of the best hospitals in South Texas. It was rated number 10 on CNBC’s “Top Southern Cities in the U.S. for Retirement” list thanks to its natural beauty and affordable median housing prices. Corpus Christi is home to 317,863 people, and almost 14% of them are aged 65 and older.

The average monthly cost of assisted living in Corpus Christi is $3,388, which is lower than the national average and Texas as a whole. Assisted living provides room and board, housekeeping, social activities and help with activities of daily living. It can be a good choice for people who struggle with living alone or don’t want the responsibility of maintaining their own home.

This guide includes an overview of assisted living in Corpus Christi, prices compared to nearby cities and other types of care and local resources for older adults.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Corpus Christi, TX

Garden Estates of Corpus Christi

2709 Cimarron Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX, 78414

Garden Estates of Corpus Christi is located on a quiet street, just a short walk away from an abundance of cafes, restaurants, shops and the Post Acute Medical Specialty Hospital. The attentive staff … (read more)
Garden Estates of Corpus Christi is located on a quiet street, just a short walk away from an abundance of cafes, restaurants, shops and the Post Acute Medical Specialty Hospital. The attentive staff … (read more)

2014, 2015, 2016

Brookdale Corpus Christi

6410 Meadowvista Dr., Corpus Christi, TX, 78414

Residents and their loved ones describe Brookdale Corpus Christi as an amazing facility with a great staff that is caring and knowledgeable. Located in the heart of Corpus Christi, Texas, this senior … (read more)
Residents and their loved ones describe Brookdale Corpus Christi as an amazing facility with a great staff that is caring and knowledgeable. Located in the heart of Corpus Christi, Texas, this senior … (read more)

Brookdale Trinity Towers

101 North Upper Broadway, Corpus Christi, TX, 78401

Brookdale Trinity Towers is a senior living facility located in Corpus Christi, Texas, and it offers amenities such as a library, fitness center, on-site banking, 24-hour security and an outdoor swimm … (read more)
Brookdale Trinity Towers is a senior living facility located in Corpus Christi, Texas, and it offers amenities such as a library, fitness center, on-site banking, 24-hour security and an outdoor swimm … (read more)

2022

The Waterford at Corpus Christi

5813 Esplanade Drive, Corpus Christi, TX, 78413

The Waterford at Corpus Christi is located in a thriving area of Corpus Christi, just a short walk away from numerous cafes and restaurants, shops and the CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital. The facility is well … (read more)
The Waterford at Corpus Christi is located in a thriving area of Corpus Christi, just a short walk away from numerous cafes and restaurants, shops and the CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital. The facility is well … (read more)

Villa Northwest Assisted Living

2822 Robby Street, Corpus Christi, TX, 78410

We’re interested in Villa Northwest Assisted Living because it’s a very small place but the people there love their patients. The patients look healthy, they’re moving around and they have their freed … (read more)
We’re interested in Villa Northwest Assisted Living because it’s a very small place but the people there love their patients. The patients look healthy, they’re moving around and they have their freed … (read more)

St Gabriel of Corpus Christi

7245 McArdle Road, Corpus Christi, TX, 78412

We chose St. Gabriel of Corpus Christi for my mother. She loves it. I like the staff. They do a very good job taking care of their residents. She enjoys the food that they provide. The facility is ver … (read more)
We chose St. Gabriel of Corpus Christi for my mother. She loves it. I like the staff. They do a very good job taking care of their residents. She enjoys the food that they provide. The facility is ver … (read more)

The Viera Senior Living

3010 Airline Road, Corpus Christi, TX, 78414

I had an in-person tour with The Viera Senior Living. It was really good. In-person is always better. Everything looked nice, new, and modern. The staff were really nice and professional. They gave us … (read more)
I had an in-person tour with The Viera Senior Living. It was really good. In-person is always better. Everything looked nice, new, and modern. The staff were really nice and professional. They gave us … (read more)

Villa South Assisted Living & Memory Care

4834 Yorktown Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX, 78413

I didn’t get to go into the memory care unit of Villa South Assisted Living & Memory Care during my visit because they said somebody had COVID, so I couldn’t go in there even though I was vaccinat … (read more)
I didn’t get to go into the memory care unit of Villa South Assisted Living & Memory Care during my visit because they said somebody had COVID, so I couldn’t go in there even though I was vaccinat … (read more)

Mirador

5857 Timbergate Drive, Corpus Christi, TX, 78414

The Plaza at Mirador is a sprawling, gorgeous residential facility in Corpus Christi, Texas, located next to South Padre Boulevard and its many entertainment, shopping and medical centers. Visitors re … (read more)
The Plaza at Mirador is a sprawling, gorgeous residential facility in Corpus Christi, Texas, located next to South Padre Boulevard and its many entertainment, shopping and medical centers. Visitors re … (read more)

Elan Corpus Christi Assisted Living & Memory Care

5441 Lipes Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX, 78413

I toured Elan in Corpus Christi. It’s very new, very elegant, and upscale. They had really tight security as far as people coming in and out, having to go to a computer, and wearing a badge. It’s extr … (read more)
I toured Elan in Corpus Christi. It’s very new, very elegant, and upscale. They had really tight security as far as people coming in and out, having to go to a computer, and wearing a badge. It’s extr … (read more)

Wooldridge Place Nursing Center

7352 Wooldridge Road, Corpus Christi, TX, 78414

Wooldridge Place Nursing Center is in the South Side area of Corpus Christi, Texas, and is just minutes from major hospitals. Family members commend the warm, respectful staff who provide exceptional … (read more)
Wooldridge Place Nursing Center is in the South Side area of Corpus Christi, Texas, and is just minutes from major hospitals. Family members commend the warm, respectful staff who provide exceptional … (read more)

Alameda Oaks Nursing Center

1101 South Alameda Street, Corpus Christi, TX, 78404

Perfectly set in the picturesque bay-side city of Corpus Christi, Texas, Alameda Oaks Nursing Center is an assisted living facility focusing on inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation. Residents enjoy … (read more)
Perfectly set in the picturesque bay-side city of Corpus Christi, Texas, Alameda Oaks Nursing Center is an assisted living facility focusing on inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation. Residents enjoy … (read more)

Caraday of Corpus Christi

202 Fortune Dr, Corpus Christi, TX, 78405

TRISUN Care Center Corpus Christi is an assisted living facility located in the center of Corpus Christi, Texas, and is within easy reach of the city’s international airport. Family members attest t … (read more)
TRISUN Care Center Corpus Christi is an assisted living facility located in the center of Corpus Christi, Texas, and is within easy reach of the city’s international airport. Family members attest t … (read more)

Trisun Care Center-river Ridge

3922 W RIVER DR, Corpus Christi, TX, 78410

Trisun is an excellent facility but it’s expensive. The staff working there is very good. The food is very good. They have bingo, painting and exercises.
Trisun is an excellent facility but it’s expensive. The staff working there is very good. The food is very good. They have bingo, painting and exercises.

Holmgreen Center at Brookdale Trinity Towers Skilled Nursing

317 N Carancahua St, Corpus Christi, TX, 78401

The facility itself is ok. The leadership needs an overhaul. They will contact you when necessary. But you can never get help or information when you need it. from them. Daily staff help seems wi … (read more)
The facility itself is ok. The leadership needs an overhaul. They will contact you when necessary. But you can never get help or information when you need it. from them. Daily staff help seems wi … (read more)

Wellbeing Assisted Living

625 Meadowbrook Drive, Corpus Christi, TX, 78412


Trisun Care Center – Coastal Palms

221 Cedar Dr, Portland, TX, 78374

My father was in The pavilion for a few days before he passed away. They have physical therapy in a small room, and there were several people there.
My father was in The pavilion for a few days before he passed away. They have physical therapy in a small room, and there were several people there.

COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Corpus Christi

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 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

According to the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, the average cost of assisted living in Corpus Christi is $3,388.

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.

$3388

Corpus Christi

$3998

Texas

$4500

The United States

$5600

Victoria

$4000

Brownsville

$4850

McAllen

$3413

San Antonio

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors who can live safely at home with a bit of help may want to consider home care, which costs $3,623 per month. Home health care includes medical services such as wound care and speech therapy, and it’s the same cost. The most affordable option is adult day health care for only $698. A semiprivate nursing home room costs an average of $5,323. This type of care is best for people who need a high level of security and supervision, such as those with severe physical or cognitive impairments.

$3623

Home Care

$3623

Home Health Care

$698

Adult Day Health Care

$3388

Assisted Living

$5323

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

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 Assisted Living Resources in Corpus Christi

Seniors can get help and information through a wide range of free resources across Corpus Christi and Nueces County. Some of the resources available may include educational classes, health insurance counseling, financial aid programs and tools to inform assisted living residents of their rights.

Resource

Contact

Description

(800) 252-9240

AAA of the Coastal Bend provides care coordination, Medicare benefits counseling, caregiver support and door-to-door transportation to medical appointments and other destinations throughout Nueces County. Residents can also get an eligibility screening for a variety of public benefits programs aimed at low-income seniors. Other resources offered include the Medication Management Program, which teaches people how to avoid dangerous drug interactions, and the Matter of Balance fall prevention program.

(361) 888-0820

The Nueces County Veterans Services office helps seniors apply and submit the correct documentation for eligible benefits. Veterans who received a denial can request a service officer to file an appeal with the VA on their behalf. Officers can also provide information about discounts for veterans, burial benefits and the VA Outpatient Clinic located in Corpus Christi.

(361) 946-5467

The ombudsman for Nueces County works to resolve complaints and problems with long-term care facilities when residents are unable to get a satisfactory resolution. Issues handled include facility cleanliness, disputes with staff, billing issues and neglect. By law, reports of serious abuse will be forwarded to Adult Protective Services and/or Regulatory Services of Texas DHHS.

(361) 826-3136

RSVP matches seniors with volunteer opportunities based on their interests and skills. Seniors can join one of Nueces County's 35 Volunteer Stations to help with food distribution, wellness education, transportation and other needs. Volunteers receive supplementary insurance while serving, training and access to special events throughout the year. This program is open to anyone aged 55 and up.

(361) 826-2322

Retirees 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.

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