The birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll legend Buddy Holly, Lubbock is situated in the northwestern part of Texas in the world’s largest cotton-growing region. The city has a population of approximately 257,140 with about 30,340 being senior citizens. Lubbock has become a regional health care hub thanks to Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and other state-of-the-art hospitals. With its low cost of living and comfortable climate, Lubbock is an ideal destination for active, cost-conscious seniors.

Assisted living facilities provide personalized senior care in a residential setting. Services typically include help with bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, housekeeping, laundry and meals. Assisted living is for older adults who can no longer live on their own but don’t require 24-hour medical care. Lubbock seniors pay a monthly average of $3,950 for assisted living, which is $550 less than the national average of $4,500.

This guide provides information regarding assisted living in Lubbock. Read on to learn more about the benefits and drawbacks of retiring in the city as well as the types and average costs of senior care, financial assistance programs and other ways to pay. Free local resources available to seniors and assisted living laws and regulations are also included.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Lubbock, TX

2021

Isle at Raider Ranch

6806 43rd St, Lubbock, TX, 79407

Isle at Raider Ranch is a full-service senior living facility located on a 32-acre gated campus in Lubbock, Texas. The facility offers independent living, assisted living and memory care options. Resi … (read more)
Isle at Raider Ranch is a full-service senior living facility located on a 32-acre gated campus in Lubbock, Texas. The facility offers independent living, assisted living and memory care options. Resi … (read more)

2020

The Legacy at South Plains

10711 Indiana Avenue, Lubbock, TX, 79423

The Legacy at South Plains is a senior assisted living and memory care facility located in Lubbock, Texas. The facility offers medication management as well as grooming, dressing, showering and transf … (read more)
The Legacy at South Plains is a senior assisted living and memory care facility located in Lubbock, Texas. The facility offers medication management as well as grooming, dressing, showering and transf … (read more)

2020, 2022

Carillon Senior Living

1717 Norfolk Ave, Lubbock, TX, 79416

The Carillon Senior Living facility has been located on the West Side of Lubbock, Texas, for over 40 years. It is near Texas Tech University and several shopping areas. The facility offers a wide rang … (read more)
The Carillon Senior Living facility has been located on the West Side of Lubbock, Texas, for over 40 years. It is near Texas Tech University and several shopping areas. The facility offers a wide rang … (read more)

Vitality Living Shadow Hills

110 Frankford Ave, Lubbock, TX, 79416

Vitality Living Shadow Hills was wonderful. It’s where I was looking to move my parents because I was impressed with that place. It was very quaint like a colonial type of place. I fell in love with i … (read more)
Vitality Living Shadow Hills was wonderful. It’s where I was looking to move my parents because I was impressed with that place. It was very quaint like a colonial type of place. I fell in love with i … (read more)

2015

Brookdale Remington Park

5301 66th Street, Lubbock, TX, 79424

At Brookdale Remington Park, residents and visitors describe private and semi-private rooms as spacious and up-to-date, with plenty of safety features. This Lubbock, Texas-based facility offers an out … (read more)
At Brookdale Remington Park, residents and visitors describe private and semi-private rooms as spacious and up-to-date, with plenty of safety features. This Lubbock, Texas-based facility offers an out … (read more)

Mackenzie Place

8609 Boston Avenue, Lubbock, TX, 79423

Mackenzie Place is nestled in southern Lubbock, conveniently located close to Highway 87, and just a stone’s throw from numerous dining and shopping options and the beautiful Earl Crow Park. Residents … (read more)
Mackenzie Place is nestled in southern Lubbock, conveniently located close to Highway 87, and just a stone’s throw from numerous dining and shopping options and the beautiful Earl Crow Park. Residents … (read more)

MountainTop Home Care and Assisted Living

4609 30th Street, Lubbock, TX, 79410

MountainTop Home Care and Assisted Living is situated near Kastman Park in the beautiful city of Lubbock, Texas. Residents and visitors cite the friendly staff members and clean living environment as … (read more)
MountainTop Home Care and Assisted Living is situated near Kastman Park in the beautiful city of Lubbock, Texas. Residents and visitors cite the friendly staff members and clean living environment as … (read more)

Brookdale Monterey

5204 Elgin Ave, Lubbock, TX, 79413

I visited Brookdale Monterey and I liked it a lot. The only problem is my dad has more medical issues and tends to pull out his catheter, so it would be a problem in this assisted living community. I … (read more)
I visited Brookdale Monterey and I liked it a lot. The only problem is my dad has more medical issues and tends to pull out his catheter, so it would be a problem in this assisted living community. I … (read more)

Angel’s Arms Assisted Living

3305 38th Street, Lubbock, TX, 79413

Nicely decorated, fresh and bright rooms, nature walks and daily exercise are some of the things that visitors and residents are raving about at Angel’s Arms Assisted Living. Bingo, card tournaments, … (read more)
Nicely decorated, fresh and bright rooms, nature walks and daily exercise are some of the things that visitors and residents are raving about at Angel’s Arms Assisted Living. Bingo, card tournaments, … (read more)

Beehive Assisted Living

2105 W Loop 289, Lubbock, TX, 79407

I chose the BeeHive Homes of Lubbock for my father. He’s been there four days but he passed away Monday. They met my needs and they’re very caring. My mom is there too. Her room is efficient. And she … (read more)
I chose the BeeHive Homes of Lubbock for my father. He’s been there four days but he passed away Monday. They met my needs and they’re very caring. My mom is there too. Her room is efficient. And she … (read more)

The Porch Swing Assisted Living

3315 55th St, Lubbock, TX, 79413

Our visit at The Porch Swing was very nice. The people that were there seemed happy. What stood out for me was the owners and how dedicated and caring they were for the residents. This place was reall … (read more)
Our visit at The Porch Swing was very nice. The people that were there seemed happy. What stood out for me was the owners and how dedicated and caring they were for the residents. This place was reall … (read more)

Wedgewood South

9812 Vinton Ave, Lubbock, TX, 79424

We selected Wedgewood South and my parents are doing well there. They have music, people come and play instruments, movie nights, and bingo nights. Their room is very comfortable. They have a TV room, … (read more)
We selected Wedgewood South and my parents are doing well there. They have music, people come and play instruments, movie nights, and bingo nights. Their room is very comfortable. They have a TV room, … (read more)

Wilshire Place Senior living

6410 Erskine St, Lubbock, TX, 79416


Tanglewood Village

5501 34th St, Lubbock, TX, 79407

Tanglewood Village, nestled in southern Lubbock, Texas alongside U.S. Route 62, is right across the street from a scenic park. Visitors who’ve toured the 14-bed facility enjoy its cozy, homelike feel … (read more)
Tanglewood Village, nestled in southern Lubbock, Texas alongside U.S. Route 62, is right across the street from a scenic park. Visitors who’ve toured the 14-bed facility enjoy its cozy, homelike feel … (read more)

The Phoenix House

3319 35th St, Lubbock, TX, 79413

We went to see The Phoenix House in Lubbock while we were there scouting out assisted living facilities for our aunt. It looked well tended from the exterior. The interior rooms are all lovely — fro … (read more)
We went to see The Phoenix House in Lubbock while we were there scouting out assisted living facilities for our aunt. It looked well tended from the exterior. The interior rooms are all lovely — fro … (read more)

Southhaven Assisted Living

4613 66th Street, Lubbock, TX, 79414

I have put my parents at SouthHaven Assisted Living, and it’s wonderful. My parents are very close to the staff; any need we have, they take care of it. Mother needed a lot of care at first, but she … (read more)
I have put my parents at SouthHaven Assisted Living, and it’s wonderful. My parents are very close to the staff; any need we have, they take care of it. Mother needed a lot of care at first, but she … (read more)

Wilshire on 4th

6502 4th St, Lubbock, TX, 79416

nursing and wonderful customer service, care facility like no others.enrich lives, there are different program for changing needs.operations are very good and caring staffs.i really enjoyed when i go … (read more)
nursing and wonderful customer service, care facility like no others.enrich lives, there are different program for changing needs.operations are very good and caring staffs.i really enjoyed when i go … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Lubbock

Since most COVID-19 rules for Assisted Living Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Assisted Living in Texas. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Lubbock

Assisted living facilities in Lubbock are governed by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. The office is responsible for licensing assisted living facilities throughout the state. Regular and unannounced inspections are conducted to ensure that facilities comply with state rules and regulations.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Lubbock

  • The city averages about 7 inches of snow each year with January being the snowiest month. Summer high temperatures range from the 70s to 80s. July is the hottest month with an average high of around 92 degrees, which makes it one of the cooler cities in Texas. Active seniors can enjoy outdoor activities during the summer, as there are very few days when the humidity becomes unpleasant.
  • Lubbock’s cost of living is lower than the state and national average. Compared to the state as a whole, Lubbock offers approximately 26% lower housing costs and 30% lower transportation costs. Seniors can typically afford a more comfortable retirement with these savings.
  • Lubbock has one of the shortest daily commute times in the United States. The city has a one-way commute time of about 16.4 minutes. The national average is about 26.4 minutes each way.
  • Property and violent crime rates are much higher in Lubbock than the state average. However, this doesn’t mean that retirees have to live in fear or feel unsafe. Most assisted living communities offer 24-hour video surveillance along with other security features.
  • There are plenty of activities for Lubbock seniors to do. The city offers a flourishing arts and cultural district, a lively music scene in every genre, eclectic food and BBQ joints and many historical sites. The Lone Star State has excellent outdoor attractions with stunning nature trails and wildlife viewing areas, great fishing spots and beautiful lakes, parks and canyons.

Paying for Assisted Living in Lubbock

According to Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey, assisted living in Lubbock costs an average of $3,950 per month. The average monthly cost in Texas is $3,998, and the national median is about $4,500 per month.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

At $3,950 per month, Lubbock is slightly lower than the Texas median and among the state’s most budget-friendly cities for assisted living. Abilene has an average monthly cost of $3,449 that offers greater affordability. San Angelo is the least expensive option at approximately $3,000 per month. The average cost in Odessa is much higher at $4,398. One of the state’s most expensive cities is Amarillo at $4,600 per month.

$3950

Lubbock

$3998

Texas

$4500

The United States

$4600

Amarillo

$4398

Odessa

$3449

Abilene

$3000

San Angelo

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Lubbock seniors have a variety of other long-term care options besides assisted living. Older adults who prefer to remain in their own homes can choose between homemaker and home health aide services since they both cost around $4,576 monthly. Seniors who only need weekday supervision can pay $731 for adult day health care, which is the most affordable choice. Seniors requiring a more intensive level of care that nursing homes provide will pay the highest monthly rate of $5,475 for a semiprivate room or $7,239 for private accommodations.

$4576

Homemaker Services

$4576

Home Health Aide

$731

Adult Day Health Care

$3950

Assisted Living Facility

$5475

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$7239

Nursing home (private room)

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Lubbock

For many seniors, the costs associated with assisted living are a major concern. Fortunately, financial aid is available for those who qualify. Texas’ Health and Human Services Commission operates a Medicaid program called STAR+PLUS. For eligible seniors who are at least 65 years of age or disabled, STAR+PLUS offers an alternative to nursing facility placement and may pay for assisted living services.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Texas page.

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities in Texas

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 Lubbock

There are many resources available for Lubbock seniors who live in or are considering moving into assisted living communities. Local government agencies and nonprofit organizations offer a range of free services, including benefits counseling, wellness programs, care services and recreational activities.

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Contact 

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(806) 762-8721

The Area Agency on Aging of the South Plains provides information and a variety of services to seniors and those who care for them. Resources include benefits counseling, information about the long-term care ombudsman, family caregiver support, care coordination and supplementary services. Information specialists are available to provide referrals for available programs and services.

(888) 388-6332

The Texas Health Information, Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) provides information, legal advice, referrals to other agencies and health insurance counseling to seniors age 60 or older. HICAP counselors can answer questions about Medicare, long-term care insurance, prescription drug assistance programs, Medicaid and other insurance programs. There's no charge for these services.

(806) 775-2678

There are six senior centers in Lubbock: Hodges Community Center on University; Maxey Community Center on 30th Street; Copper Rawlings Community and Senior Center on 40th Street; Mae Simmons Community and Senior Centers on Oak Avenue; Maggie Trejo Supercenter on Amherst and Lubbock Adult Activity Center on 19th Street. The centers offer a wide range of educational, social and recreational programs, including various classes, meals, programs, arts and crafts, games and special events.

(888-388-6332)

Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) provides a variety of services for older adults and family caregivers. HHS representatives help eligible seniors receive care in their homes, offer information about state and federal benefits, protect seniors' legal rights and advocate for residents in assisted living facilities or nursing homes. They direct seniors to the appropriate long-term care services and give family caregivers the necessary tools to provide proper care.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Lubbock

Lubbock-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 Texas