Assisted Living in Greenville
Harrison House6400 Jack Finney Boulevard, Greenville, TX
Colonial Lodge Assisted Living and Alzheimer's Care3600 Stanford Street, Greenville, TX
At A Glance
There are 2 assisted living communities in the city and surrounding suburbs to choose from. The average cost of assisted living in Greenville is $3,380 per month, according to the latest estimates from Genworth.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Greenville
The 25,500 people who call Greenville, TX, home are living in what used to be the heart of cotton country in Texas, as well as Audie Murphy's old hometown. Both of these distinctions are commemorated at the combined Audie Murphy/Cotton Museum in Greenville, which has benches and outdoor spaces for local seniors to pass a hot afternoon. Aging citizens in Greenville also have three licensed assisted living communities to choose from, all of which are regulated by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services. This body monitors conditions and carries out inspections in Greenville's long-term care homes, where staff provide 24-hour emergency response for seniors, as well as help with normal activities of daily living (ADLs) such as bathing and personal care.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Greenville
Winter lows in Greenville average 33 degrees Fahrenheit overnight in December, which calls for a space heater in most seniors' rooms. Summer highs average 98 degrees in July and August, which is a good time to stay indoors with the air conditioner. Greenville gets 45 inches of rain in a typical year.
- Greenville can be an affordable place to live in some respects, but seniors who don't have enough health insurance might find it an expensive place to retire. Groceries, for instance, are around 5 percent cheaper here than the average nationwide, and transportation is only 93 percent the national median. Health care, however, averages up to 23 percent more expensive in Greenville, which can be an issue for seniors with chronic health conditions like diabetes.
- Texas doesn't impose an income tax on wage earners and retired seniors, which helps make income from a 401(k) go a lot further. There is a sales tax of between 6.25 and 8.25 percent, however, and seniors who drive are on the hook for the 20 cent gas tax.
Crime in Greenville is relatively high, compared with rates across the country. The situation has been getting better since 2002, however, when the property crime rate was double what it fell to in 2017.
- Aging citizens in Greenville who need a ride can get around using Senior Center Resources and Public Transit service from almost anywhere in the region. This service offers fixed-schedule bus service and specialized senior transport, which can help seniors make scheduled medical office visits or more mundane day trips into town.
- The Greenville area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Hunt Regional Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Assisted Living in Greenville
Average Monthly Costs
Cities in Texas
Assisted Living costs in Greenville start around $2,495 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 Greenville 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 Greenville
Texas' STAR+PLUS program helps seniors on Medicaid cover much of the cost of assisted living. Eligibility requirements apply, so it's best to ask a county intake worker for information.
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 Greenville
Greenville 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.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Greenville
Greenville-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.