2 Assisted Living Facilities in Palestine, TX
Also serving communities of Crockett.
The average cost of assisted living in Palestine is $2,812 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,425.
To help you with your search, browse the 7 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Palestine. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Palestine 4.1 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Athens with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Palestine
Palestine is a small town located in East Texas, home of the Texas State Railroad state park, an interactive steam locomotive experience. This small town is 110 miles from Dallas, the closest metro area. Palestine has a population of 18,000, 15% of whom are seniors aged 65 and older. As this group ages, many will need to transition into assisted living. To accommodate them, Palestine is home to two assisted living facilities.
Assisted living facilities are regulated by the Texas Department of Health and Senior Services. Licenses are based on the level of care residents require. Assisted living facilities are considered Type A facilities, meaning that residents are able to evacuate without assistance in an emergency and do not require overnight supervision.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Palestine
East Texas weather, where Palestine is located, means long hot summers and mild winters. Seniors in assisted living who have health conditions aggravated by cooler weather may enjoy living here, although those sensitive to high heat may be uncomfortable.
- Palestine has a lower cost of living than the rest of the country, at 79 compared to the national average of 100. Housing costs, at half the national average, account for this. Lower housing costs may mean assisted living fees are cheaper, as the facilities have lower operating costs. Seniors budgeting for memory care may want to keep this in mind.
Crime rates in Palestine are notably higher than the national average. Violent crime rates are 43 compared to the rest of the country's 22.7, while the property crime rate, including car break-ins and petty theft, is 52.8 compared to the U.S. average of 35.4.
- Texas has no state income tax, including income derived from Social Security benefits and retirement accounts. Seniors budgeting for memory care may find the extra money helpful.
- Palestine is home to world-class medical facilities, including Palestine Regional Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Palestine is served by GoBus, a public transportation system serving the counties of East Texas. Trips are reservation-based and must be booked in advance. However, military and veterans ride for free, while seniors may be eligible for reduced fares.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Palestine
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Palestine start around $2,647 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 Palestine 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 Palestine
The Texas Department of Health and Human Services provides placement and partial financial assistance for Palestine seniors who need help with assisted living costs. This program is called STAR+PLUS and is open to those receiving Medicare, Medicaid or SSI income. Not every area of the state is covered, and the program may not offset the entire cost of assisted living care.
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 Palestine
Palestine 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 Palestine, please visit our Assisted Living in Texas page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Palestine
Palestine-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.
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Palestine
Review of Brookdale Palestine
We visited Brookdale Palestine. We were interested in a studio, but they were extremely small. I couldn’t see how you could put a chair or my mother's full-size bed in there. It looked clean. We we... Read more
Review of Dogwood Trails
We saw Dogwood. It seemed to be very nice, clean, and updated. It was not an older establishment. We were interested in a studio, which was a very small place, but it was nice and adequate. By just... Read more
Review of Brookdale Palestine
Brookdale Palestine was a nice place. It was clean and well maintained. Everybody was really nice. Read more