Situated along the Comal and Guadalupe Rivers just north of San Antonio, New Braunfels is a fast-growing city that’s home to nearly 100,000 residents. While less than 10% of the people here are aged 65 and older, New Braunfels has plenty of qualities that are appealing to seniors, including warm weather, low taxes and access to quality health care. CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital has a convenient central location. 

Assisted living facilities in New Braunfels provide long-term care for seniors who need some help with their daily activities. These communities are not for seniors who are fully independent, nor are they for seniors who need high levels of medical care and round-the-clock supervision. Seniors in New Braunfels pay approximately $3,413 per month for assisted living, which is less than the national and statewide averages. 

This guide compares the cost of assisted living in New Braunfels with other cities and other types of senior care. It also provides details about the positive and negative aspects of life in the city and includes resources available to seniors and their families. 

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in New Braunfels, TX

Brookdale New Braunfels

2457 Loop 337, New Braunfels, TX, 78130

Brookdale New Braunfels is located New Braunfels, Texas, directly off of Highway 337 and near Landa Park. Visitors appreciate the dining room with private areas for when residents have guests, and the … (read more)
Brookdale New Braunfels is located New Braunfels, Texas, directly off of Highway 337 and near Landa Park. Visitors appreciate the dining room with private areas for when residents have guests, and the … (read more)

2019

Élan Westpointe

2140 Independence Drive, New Braunfels, TX, 78132

Élan Westpointe offers assisted and independent living options in New Braunfels, Texas, near the serene neighborhood of Oak Run. Family members have said the facility looks like a hotel in the mounta … (read more)
Élan Westpointe offers assisted and independent living options in New Braunfels, Texas, near the serene neighborhood of Oak Run. Family members have said the facility looks like a hotel in the mounta … (read more)

The Blake at New Braunfels

220 Creekside Crossing, New Braunfels, TX, 78130

I went yesterday and visited The Blake at New Braunfels. I like it, so for right now, that is my first choice. It was very new. Just the aesthetic of it, it was really pretty. As soon as I got there, … (read more)
I went yesterday and visited The Blake at New Braunfels. I like it, so for right now, that is my first choice. It was very new. Just the aesthetic of it, it was really pretty. As soon as I got there, … (read more)

Rio Terra Retirement

2294 E. Common Street, New Braunfels, TX, 78130

Rio Terra Retirement is situated in New Braunfels, Texas, and offers a variety of housing options for those 55 and older, from studios to two-bedroom apartments. Companion suites and cottages are also … (read more)
Rio Terra Retirement is situated in New Braunfels, Texas, and offers a variety of housing options for those 55 and older, from studios to two-bedroom apartments. Companion suites and cottages are also … (read more)

2013

Pinnacle at Eden Hill

631 LAKEVIEW BLVD, New Braunfels, TX, 78130

Edenhill Communities is located in a quiet, secluded area in New Braunfels, Texas, not far from Comal River, Landa Parkand and a selection of shops and restaurants. Visitors are impressed by the frien … (read more)
Edenhill Communities is located in a quiet, secluded area in New Braunfels, Texas, not far from Comal River, Landa Parkand and a selection of shops and restaurants. Visitors are impressed by the frien … (read more)

Gruene Senior Living

1820 E. Common St, New Braunfels, TX, 78130

Located close to Interstate 35 in New Braunfels, Texas, Gruene Senior Living is a short drive from Stones and Bones Museum and numerous casual dining restaurants. Visitors appreciate this facility’s h … (read more)
Located close to Interstate 35 in New Braunfels, Texas, Gruene Senior Living is a short drive from Stones and Bones Museum and numerous casual dining restaurants. Visitors appreciate this facility’s h … (read more)

Oaktree Assisted Living

1750 W State Highway 46, New Braunfels, TX, 78132

Oaktree Assisted Living is located in New Braunfels, TX, near the Oak Run neighborhood. The area offers a quiet place to relax during retirement while still being close to conveniences such as local s … (read more)
Oaktree Assisted Living is located in New Braunfels, TX, near the Oak Run neighborhood. The area offers a quiet place to relax during retirement while still being close to conveniences such as local s … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in New Braunfels

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 New Braunfels

Texas’s Health and Human Services agency is responsible for overseeing assisted living facilities in New Braunfels. Specific laws affecting these facilities are located in Texas Administrative Code Titles 26 and 40 and in Texas Health and Safety Code Title 4.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in New Braunfels

  • The overall cost of living in New Braunfels is nearly identical to the national average but 6.4% higher than the average for Texas. The area is a bit more expensive than its neighboring cities, San Antonio and San Marcos, but significantly less expensive than the Austin metro area to the north. 
  • Since Texas does not have any income tax, seniors in New Braunfels can put more of their income from Social Security and retirement benefits toward health services and long-term care. The sales tax in the city is 8.25%, which is the maximum amount for municipalities in Texas. 
  • New Braunfels has mild winters and very hot summers, with average temperatures in July and August reaching the mid-90s. Fortunately, there are 226 days of sunshine per year and below-average rainfall totals for the United States. 
  • Rates of violent crime in New Braunfels are low compared to both state and national averages. Property crime rates in the area are a bit higher than the national average but a lot lower than rates in nearby San Marcos. 
  • There are 153 physicians per 100,000 residents in New Braunfels, 57 less than the national average. Despite this low number, city seniors are close to many great medical facilities and hospitals, including Resolute Health and New Braunfels Regional Rehabilitation Hospital

Paying for Assisted Living in New Braunfels

The median price for assisted living facilities in New Braunfels is $3,413 per month. This information comes from the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

New Braunfels has some of the least expensive assisted living costs in the state of Texas. Among the major cities in the state, only El Paso has similar affordability, with a median price of $3,750. In Austin, the state capital, assisted living communities have some of the highest prices in the state: $5,345 per month on average. The two largest cities in Texas, Dallas and Houston, are similarly priced at $4,195 and $4,245, respectively.

$3413

New Braunfels

$3998

Texas

$4500

United States

$5345

Austin

$4195

Dallas

$3750

El Paso

$4245

Houston

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living is an affordable type of senior care compared to other options in New Braunfels. However, adult day health care costs much less at $856 per month, but it does not offer full-time room and board. Both in-home care and home health care in New Braunfels have a median rate of $4,576 per month, about $1,100 more than assisted living. Semiprivate rooms in nursing facilities in the city have an average price of $5,232 per month, making them the most expensive senior care option.

$4576

In-Home Care

$4576

Home Health Care

$856

Adult Day Health Care

$3413

Assisted Living Facility

$5232

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

Note: Care cost data for New Braunfels was not available, so data for the closest city, San Antonio, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in New Braunfels

Qualifying seniors that reside in an assisted living facility in New Braunfels have access to two programs that may help cover nursing care and personal care services. These programs include the Star+Plus Waiver and the Community First Choice Waiver.

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 New Braunfels

The following resources in New Braunfels connect seniors with community services, social activities, benefits counselors and other useful programs. These resources are provided by government agencies and private organizations. 

Resource

Contact

Description

(210) 699-5040

Run out of the Frank M. Tejeda VA Outpatient Clinic in San Antonio, this VA benefits office helps veterans apply for benefits, file claims and get referrals to helpful community services. Veterans and surviving spouses can use pensions to help pay for assisted living. Disabled veterans may be eligible for Aid & Attendance benefits to pay for additional support services. 

(210) 477-3275

Families in New Braunfels can access free programs and services beneficial to older adults through the Alamo Area Agency on Aging. It offers care coordination, benefits counseling, nutrition support and health and wellness programs. One of its most important services for seniors in assisted living is the ombudsman program. Its volunteers investigate reports of abuse and advocate for the rights of residents.

(830) 629-4547

This 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization aims to enrich the lives of seniors in New Braunfels through programs and services available at the Comal County Senior Center and other locations in the region. Seniors can enjoy live music, fitness classes, game tournaments and excursions to local destinations. Congregate breakfast and lunch are available Monday through Friday. 

(210) 223-6363

The New Braunfels Evening Lions Club runs a durable medical equipment loan closet that can be used by anyone who is unable to afford their own. The only requirement is to show a prescription from a doctor. Deliveries of equipment are made to the New Braunfels Food Bank every Tuesday. This loan program is made possible by contributions from Project MEND.

(833) 329-8752

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid gives free legal assistance to seniors in New Braunfels who can't afford to hire an attorney. This pro bono organization works in several practice areas that relate to seniors in assisted living, including fair housing, public benefits, individual rights, subsidized housing and financial exploitation. Free legal clinics in San Antonio are available to veterans. 

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in New Braunfels

New Braunfels 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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Texas