35 Assisted Living Facilities near Lockhart, TX
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There are 35 Assisted Living Facilities in the Lockhart area, with 2 in Lockhart and 33 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Lockhart is $2,600 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,400.
To help you with your search, browse the 191 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Lockhart. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Lockhart 3.7 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Kyle with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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2 Assisted Living Facilities in Lockhart, TX
33 Assisted Living Facilities near Lockhart, TX
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Lockhart
Lockhart is the "Barbecue Capital of Texas," and a small suburb of the state's actual capital, Austin. This area has plenty of activities for seniors including outdoor trails, museums, and other entertainment, and plenty of shopping areas. There are three assisted living facilities to accommodate the town's 65 and older demographic, 14 percent of the population of 13,000 and a further 35 communities in the greater Austin area.
Lockhart's assisted living facilites, as in all of Texas, are regulated by the Department of Health and Human Services and licensed based on residents' ability to evacuate the facility in an emergency and whether nighttime assistance is necessary. Type A facilities house residents able to evacuate independently in an emergency, while Type B facilities' residents require staff assistance and direction in emergency situations.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Lockhart
Weather in Lockhart is hot and dry, with long summers and mild winters. July temperatures average in the mid-90 degree range and January lows in the mid-30s. Those who find warm weather helpful for health conditions are comfortable here; whereas, seniors sensitive to high temperatures will probably be uncomfortable.
- Texas has no state income tax, which includes retirement income and social security benefits. This can leave seniors with more money for daily expenses, however, the sales tax and property tax rates are among the highest in the nation.
Cost of living in Lockhart is on par with the national average. Housing costs, 20 percent lower than the U.S. average, could make assisted living fees cost less here than in other Austin suburbs, as the lower housing fees may reduce operating costs.
Crime rates in Lockhart are close to the national average, with violent crime ranking 32 on a scale of one to 100 (one being the safest) and property crimes close to 40. Seniors are advised to take precautions and secure their persons and property.
- Lockhart, as part of the greater Austin area, is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, meaning that its elected leadership “has made the commitment to actively work toward making their town, city or county a great place for people of all ages,” according to AARP.
- The Lockhart area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Seton Lockhart Family Health Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Assisted Living in Lockhart
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Lockhart start around $2,550 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 Lockhart 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 Lockhart
Through Texas' STAR+PLUS program, seniors who receive Medicaid or Medicare benefits, or SSI income, may be eligible for services provided in an assisted living community.
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 Lockhart
Lockhart 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.
To see a list of free assisted living resources in Lockhart, please visit our Assisted Living in Texas page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Lockhart
Lockhart-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.
Other Options in Lockhart, TX
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Lockhart
Review of Bois D'Arc Assisted Living in Lockhart
My mom is really happy at 1017 Bois D'Arc Assisted Residence. It's a clean place and everybody there seems happy. Everything is great and couldn't be any better. It's also a lot better than where s... Read more
Review of Golden Age Home Assisted Living
Golden Age Home Assisted Living was very rundown. It's nice on the outside, but as soon as you open the front door the smell was very musty, very damp, and had a moldy type smell. All the walls wer... Read more
Review of Bois D'Arc Assisted Living in Lockhart
We found Bois D Arc after my Mother was at an assisted living home in Kyle Tx for 2 years. I had visited 4 homes in Austin Tx before choosing the Kyle home. We decided to move Mom to Lockhart to ... Read more