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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Deer Park, TX for 2024

Deer Park is a city in Harris County that’s part of the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown metro area. An estimated 12.3% of its population of 33,474 are aged 65 and older. The city offers seniors a dense suburban environment that’s less than 25 minutes from Houston’s downtown area and a network of parks suitable for exploring nature, watching a game or simply relaxing in the sunshine. It’s also home to several boutiques and Battleground Golf Course.

For some, aging makes daily tasks difficult, which can be frustrating for independent-minded seniors. Assisted living offers a way for them to remain independent while also having their meals prepared and rooms cleaned while knowing help is always on hand, should they need it. Figures published in the 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey show that placement in an assisted living community in Deer Park costs around $4,750. This is significantly higher than the state average of $3,998 and the national average of $4,300.

This guide covers senior living costs in more detail, in addition to the benefits and drawbacks of residing in Deer Park. It also provides a list of useful resources for seniors and their families.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Deer Park

The Texas Health and Human Services department is ultimately responsible for ensuring standards in assisted living facilities in Deer Park. It has the authority to issue and revoke licenses. To help with enforcement, it delegates some work to the relevant Area Agency on Aging, which for Deer Park is Harris County.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Deer Park

  • Crime statistics never make good reading, but they do give an impression of a community. For property and violent crime, Deer Park is safer than average. Sperling’s Best Places uses a scale of 1 (low crime) to 100 (high crime). On the property crime scale, it places Deer Park at 27.8, compared to a U.S. average of 35.4. The figure for violent crime is also favorable at 13.6 compared to 22.7. 
  • If 100 is the national average for cost of living, Deer Park comes in at a favorable 96.3. Although this is above the state average of 93.9, it’s worth remembering that the southern regions of Texas are typically more expensive than the rest of the state. Additionally, costs for health care in Deer Park are lower than the state and national averages.
  • Deer Park’s location between Houston and Baytown ensures its seniors have easy access to many excellent medical facilities. Houston Medical Center and Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center are less than half an hour away. Both centers are nationally ranked in multiple adult specialties by U.S. News & World Report.
  • The American Red Cross, working with the City of Deer Park, provides a free transportation service for medically impaired seniors and those who cannot drive. It’s a curb-to-curb service, and seniors can use it for non-emergency journeys such as routine medical appointments.
  • The weather in Deer Park can be hot and humid, which may be uncomfortable for seniors with breathing issues. However, the winter months typically see lows of 45 degrees Fahrenheit, which can be more pleasant. In the summer months, highs of 93 degrees are common. 
  • The water quality in Deer park is at 37 (with 100 being the best). This is below average, as is the air quality, which stands at 50. The national averages of both are 55 and 58, respectively. However, the city’s figure for the EPA’s Superfund pollution clean-up program is 94 — well above the national average of 87.

Paying for Assisted Living in Deer Park

Assisted living costs can change from city to city, so it’s worth comparing them if families aren’t rooted to a specific location. It’s also worth comparing costs for other types of senior care if an alternative to assisted living is possible.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

At $4,750, costs in Deer Park are above those of the state, at $3,998, and the country, at $4,300. The city’s costs are at the midpoint for this part of Texas. Beaumont and Austin are more affordable, with costs of $3,590 and $4,250, respectively. However, in College Station, it’s common to pay $5,355, while in Victoria, costs are higher, at $5,525.

Deer Park

$4,750

Texas

$3,998

The United States

$4,300

Beaumont

$3,590

Victoria

$5,525

Austin

$4,250

College Station

$5,355

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors who are mobile can get adult day health care in Deer Park for around $1,138, which is the most affordable form of care. Homebound adults can get home and home health care for the same cost of $4,290, while seniors better served in an assisted living facility can expect to pay in the region of $4,750 for accommodation and care. Since nursing homes offer the most intensive levels of care, costs are naturally greater. A semiprivate room averages at $5,627, while seniors in private rooms pay $7,635.

Home care

$4,290

Home health care

$4,290

Adult day health care

$1,138

Assisted living

$4,750

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$5,627

Nursing home (private room)

$7,635

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Deer Park

The Texas Department of Health and Human Services can help seniors find assisted living homes in Deer Park, Texas, within their budget and that provide the level of care they require. Those with Medicaid, Medicare or SSI income, may be eligible for assisted living financing. The STAR+PLUS 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.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Deer Parks

More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

sWhile 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 Deer Park

There are many resources available in Harris County for seniors and families considering assisted living. The following are some examples of how the city and county can help.

ResourceContactService
Long-Term Care Ombudsman(713) 500-9931The purpose of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman is to advocate for the rights of seniors in assisted living facilities in Harris County. Ombudsmen are volunteers who represent the Texas Health and Human Services department. Their role includes educating seniors about their rights and pursuing resolutions with facilities if a senior makes a complaint. The ombudsman can also investigate complaints made by others and provide families with information about assisted living facilities on their shortlists.
VA Aid and Attendance Benefits and Homebound Allowance(800) 827-1000The VA Aid and Attendance benefit and Homebound Allowance are monthly payments made to U.S. military veterans and their spouses. The payments are included in the VA pension to be used to cover some of the care costs of the recipients. To be eligible, seniors must already be in an assisted living facility or getting home health care from a qualified provider. To determine eligibility, vets can use the free tool on VeteranAid.org.
E.M. Maxwell Adult Center(281) 478-7276The E.M Maxwell Adult Center is a place for seniors to join in an array of activities that provide them with physical and mental stimulation, in addition to being somewhere they can socialize with friends. There are craft classes that teach ceramics and oil painting, and fitness classes, including chair volleyball. For a donation of $2 per meal, the center also serves hot lunches on weekdays.
Benefits Counseling Program(832) 393-4301The Benefits Counseling Program is a series of free services offered to Harris County residents aged 60 and over. Counselors can help seniors enroll in Medicare plans, explain the pros and cons of various plans and provide information about private health care insurance. The counselors will not try and sell insurance as their purpose is to assist seniors. They can also counsel low-income seniors who may be eligible for Medicaid.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Deer Park

Deer Park-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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Deer Park

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Dinorah

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I didn't find Sodalis Deer Park welcoming. It was very business-oriented. When you're trying to do something like this, you need somebody who's more caring for what we're going through, which I...

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Alfred

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Review of Sodalis Deer Park

Sodalis Deer Park was nice and the rooms were nice. The staff looked knowledgeable and I enjoyed the tour. The dining area looked nice and clean. The place was in excellent shape.

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Leslie

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