2 Assisted Living Facilities in Orange, TX

2 Assisted Living Facilities in Orange, TX

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Sabine Place

Provides: Assisted Living
5301 Meeks Drive, Orange, TX 77632
"My aunt and uncle had lived in Sabine House at one time. We are considering this place again for my aunt who has early stages of dementia. Everything was wonderful about this place. It was built in..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Orange

    Orange, Texas, is the easternmost city in the state, located along the Gulf of Mexico. It's known as the home of the Stark Museum of Art, which has one of the largest collections of Western American art. The population is 19,000, with 16 percent seniors aged 65 and older. To care for these seniors, Orange has four assisted living facilities, with another 11 nearby, regulated by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services. This agency designates two levels of assisted living. Residents in a Type B facility require overnight supervision and staff assistance in case of an emergency, while Type A residents are more independent and mobile. 

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Orange

    • Orange weather is hot and dry, with long summers and short winters. July high temperatures average 91 degrees Fahrenheit, and January lows are around 41 degrees. The breezes from the Gulf help reduce some of the effects of the heat, but seniors who are sensitive to high heat may be uncomfortable. Orange residents are also at risk during hurricane season. 

    • The South East Texas Transit agency provides door-to-door transportation for residents in Orange and the surrounding rural areas. SETT rides are arranged by appointment. Seniors and those with a qualifying disability may qualify for reduced fares. 

    • The cost of living in Orange is 78, compared to a U.S. average of 100. Housing prices are more than 60 percent less than the national average, although health care and grocery costs are on par with the U.S. average. 

    • The violent crime rate of Orange is nearly double the national average, while property crime is two-thirds higher. Seniors are advised to use caution and secure their belongings. 

    • Texas has no state income tax, meaning that retirement income and Social Security benefits are not subject to taxation. This means more money available for assisted living expenses. Seniors on a budget should be aware that Texas has some of the highest rates in the nation for sales tax and property taxes. 

    • The Orange area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Memorial Hermann Baptist Orange Hospital in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Orange

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Texas

    $4,000.00 US
    $3,257.00 Beaumont
    $3,180.00 Port Arthur
    $3,050.00 Lake Charles
    $3,030.00 Orange
    $2,900.00 Sulphur

    Assisted Living costs in Orange start around $3,030 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 Orange 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 Orange

    The Texas Department of Health and Human Services can help seniors find assisted living homes within their budget and level of care they require. Seniors receiving Medicaid or Medicare benefits, or those with SSI income, may be eligible for assisted living financing. The STAR+PLUS serves specific areas of the state, providing an alternative to nursing facility placement and also covers the cost of assisted living. 

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

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    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 Orange

    Orange 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 Orange, please visit our Assisted Living in Texas page.

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Orange

    Orange-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.

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    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Orange

    • Review of Sabine Place

      My aunt and uncle had lived in Sabine House at one time. We are considering this place again for my aunt who has early stages of dementia. Everything was wonderful about this place. It was built in... Read more

    • Review of Sabine Place

      The staff at Sabine House was absolutely the best during my grandma stay. She was a Caner patient for 2 years until she passed away and in that entire time she stayed in this facility she never onc... Read more

    • Review of Sabine Place

      We visited the Sabine House assisted living facility while searching for a place for our aunt to live in the region. The outer area looked very nicely maintained. The grounds offered easy access f... Read more

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