Assisted Living in Katy
Sunrise of Cinco Ranch21939 Cinco Ranch Boulevard, Katy, TX
Colonial Oaks Senior Living at Katy21601 Provincial Blvd, Katy, TX
Carriage Inn - Katy1400 Katy-Flewellen Dr, Katy, TX
Evergreen Cottages - Bridgewater Cottage21715 Bridgewater Village Dr., Katy, TX
The Legacy at Falcon Point1520 Katy Gap Road, Katy, TX
Caydance Assisted Living24802 Kingsland Blvd, Katy, TX
Tuscany Living Villas28019 Norfolk Trail Court, Katy, TX
Bethel Place23330 Allister Court, Katy, TX
Agape Heritage Home II20334 Memorial Pass Dr, Katy, TX
Comfy Home Personal Care - Saddlebrook21819 Hollow Field Lane, Katy, TX
At A Glance
There are 22 assisted living communities in the city and surrounding suburbs to choose from. The average cost of assisted living in Katy is $4,033 per month, according to the latest estimates from Genworth.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Katy
Nobody knows who first planted the sugar cane that grows like a weed around Katy, Texas, but seniors on a hike can cut a stalk of it and have something sweet to chew on while they're enjoying the sunny days in Katy. This suburb of Houston is home to 41 assisted living communities, where aging citizens get help performing their activities of daily living (ADLs). These include bathing, meal prep and taking some medications, in addition to 24-hour emergency response for falls or medical issues.
In Katy, and in all of Texas, assisted living facilities are called residential care facilities. They are overseen by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services, which conducts regular inspections for living conditions and quality of care issues.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Katy
- Katy is a suburb of Houston, and the two cities share much of their weather. Summer highs in Katy average 93 degrees Fahrenheit, while winter lows dip to 43 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool air of Katy's winters can be an issue for seniors with COPD or asthma, so it helps to have a space heater and humidifier in the bedroom.
Cost of living in Katy is manageable for most seniors. Aging citizens who shop for their own groceries pay an average of just 84 percent the national rate, while health care here costs around 97 percent what it does elsewhere in the country.
- There's no income tax in Texas, and seniors on a fixed income get a break on their SSI, Social Security and earnings from 401(k)s. The state does impose a sales tax that runs between 6.25 and 8.25 percent, however, and aging citizens who still drive must pay 20 cents a gallon for the state gas tax.
Crime in Katy, TX, is very close to national averages for similar categories. While property crime and theft are an issue here — albeit less of an issue for seniors in assisted living communities — violent crime rates are generally low.
Katy Area Ride Service offers rides to area seniors who need a lift into town or over to the larger Houston area nearby. Transfers to other services are available, and seniors over 60 qualify for discount fares on most rides. This service is intended for adults with challenged mobility, but wheelchair access is not guaranteed. It's best to call ahead.
- The Katy area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Assisted Living in Katy
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Katy start around $4,033 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 Katy 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 Katy
Katy's aging citizens can get help paying for assisted living through the state's STAR+PLUS Medicaid waiver program. To qualify for the plan, seniors must be eligible for Medicaid with no share of cost, and have been referred for nursing home care in the past.
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 Katy
Katy 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 Katy
Katy-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.