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The 5 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Kerrville, TX for 2024

Kerrville is an age-friendly city in southern Texas known for its museums, parks and age-friendly recreational amenities. It has over 24,000 residents and a senior community that makes up over a quarter of the population, promoting the need for high-quality long-term care solutions. Its low cost of living, combined with the lack of state income taxes, make it an affordable option for many, and warm weather and minimal crime may appeal to active seniors.

Kerrville has several assisted living facilities to accommodate older adults who need daily support but don’t have extensive medical needs. These facilities provide housing and meals, along with personalized care services, housekeeping and transportation. Residents can enjoy social and recreational programming, and many facilities have on-site amenities, such as theaters, swimming pools and libraries. In Kerrville, monthly assisted living fees average $3,413, which is very low compared to the respective state and national norms of $3,998 and $4,500.

This guide provides more details on assisted living costs in Kerrville and outlines some of the benefits and drawbacks of moving to this city. It also highlights common ways residents pay for long-term care.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Kerrville

Assisted living facilities in Kerrville must be licensed through the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. This government agency licenses two types of facilities, including those that provide evacuation assistance and nighttime attendance and those that are for residents who don’t need around-the-clock care or help to evacuate in an emergency.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Kerrville

  • Kerrville ranks on the AARP Age-Friendly Network, indicating that it’s a favorable option for retirees. The region ranks well for its range of age-friendly transportation options, its walkable neighborhoods and the strong local economy, providing the environment many seniors are seeking for retirement.
  • Peterson Regional Medical Center, a not-for-profit community-based medical facility, is located in Kerrville and offers high access to outstanding health services. Health care expenses are about 17% lower than the national average, saving seniors money on hospitalizations and doctor’s office visits, and there are about 234 doctors per capita. This may reduce local seniors’ wait times to see primary care providers and specialists.
  • Texas’ lack of state income taxes may make Kerrville an attractive option to retirees with limited resources. Property and sales tax rates are high, but living in an assisted living community may let older adults avoid some of these expenses.
  • In Kerrville, the overall cost of living is 10 percentage points below the national norm and five points below the state norm on a 100-point index. While local housing prices are high compared to state norms, seniors may save money on groceries and transportation, making living costs affordable for many in residential care.
  • Historically, violent crime rates in Kerrville have been well below state and national norms, with data from the FBI showing that the number of deaths per capita in Kerrville is about 50% lower than the state norm. Property crime rates have been trending downward for the past two decades, and in 2019, they were about half the statewide norm. This may contribute to a safe environment for older adults.
  • Kerrville has a warm climate, and the city gets about 222 sunny days annually and some type of precipitation 79 days out of the year. The fall, winter and spring months are comfortable with moderate temperatures, although summers are hot with daytime highs in the 90s. Seniors who are sensitive to heat have access to indoor social and recreational activities in local assisted living communities, and many facilities have amenities such as swimming pools.

Paying for Assisted Living in Kerrville

In Kerrville, seniors pay $3,413 per month for assisted living.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Kerrville is an affordable option for older adults seeking assisted living, with monthly care costs coming in among the lowest in Texas at $3,413. This is lower than the statewide average of $3,998 and the national median of $4,500. In College Station, rates are on par with the statewide norm, and in Austin and Victoria, rates are much higher at $5,345 and $5,600, respectively. Seniors seeking lower rates may consider Laredo, where monthly fees come in at $3,388.

Kerrville

$3,413

Texas

$3,998

United States

$4,500

Austin

$5,345

Victoria

$5,600

Laredo

$3,388

College Station

$3,998

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living is among the most economical long-term care options in Kerrville at $3,413. Seniors who wish to receive care in their homes may opt for in-home care or home health care, which average $4,576. Nursing homes charge even more, with monthly rates starting at $5,232. Adult day health care is the only option that is more affordable at $856 monthly.

In-Home Care

$4,576

Home Health Care

$4,576

Adult Day Health Care

$856

Assisted Living Facility

$3,413

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$5,232

Note: Data for Kerrville was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, San Antonio, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Kerrville

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 Kerrville

Seniors in Kerrville have access to a large network of specialists, advisors and experts who can help them navigate age-related issues, such as planning for current and future care needs, paying for assisted living expenses and finding community-based health and wellness services. Through the following table, older adults can get an overview of some of the top resources in the Kerrville region that serve current and prospective assisted living residents. 

ResourceContactService
Area Agency on Aging(866) 231-4922The local Area Agency on Aging can help older adults determine what services they need and assist them with planning for long-term care needs. It also provides screenings for state, federal and veterans’ benefits and can help older adults submit applications for those that may cover assisted living expenses.
Kerr County Veterans Service Office(830) 792-2203The county’s Veterans Service Office can provide information and referrals for veteran-specific programs in the Kerrville region, including transportation services, financial assistance and social clubs. While the office isn’t part of the VA, it can help older veterans file applications for pensions and Aid and Attendance benefits.
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid(833) 329-8752Texas RioGrande Legal Aid is a nonprofit organization that provides free legal assistance and representation for older adults in Kerrville and the surrounding region. It has licensed legal professionals who specialize in reviewing assisted living contracts, navigating South Carolina’s power of attorney laws and submitting applications for public benefits.
Dietert Center(830) 792-4044Dietert Center has activities and programs for older adults of all levels of ability, helping seniors maintain an active social life. It has a regular congregate meal program, and it operates a durable medical equipment loan program. The center also provides volunteer opportunities for seniors.
Kerrville Senior Services(830) 257-8000Kerrville Senior Services connects older adults in the city with community-based programs and services, including transportation, long-term care options counseling and veterans programs. It publishes a city-specific guide with contact information for advocacy organizations, social activities, entertainment and fraud prevention.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Kerrville

Kerrville 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.

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Review of River Point of Kerrville

River Point of Kerrville did not have anything available when I visited. They have a waiting list. I met the nurse on staff and she was very friendly and nice. The lady that showed me around was...

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Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us, Margaret. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you will visit us again soon!

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Review of Brookdale Kerrville

We would have chosen Brookdale Kerrville but it is not a skilled nursing facility and that's the only reason we didn't because I loved Brookdale. I loved the staff, and I loved the number of...

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Review of Brookdale Kerrville

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