2 Assisted Living Facilities in Paris, TX
The average cost of assisted living in Paris is $2,995 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,420.
To help you with your search, browse the 12 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Paris. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Paris 4.7 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Sulphur Springs with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Paris
Like the cities of the same name in Tennessee and France, the city of Paris, TX, has an Eiffel Tower, albeit one that's just 65 feet tall. Like the world's biggest cowboy hat, it's one of the attractions seniors from Paris' two assisted living communities can take family and friends to see on a warm summer afternoon.
In assisted living facilities (ALFs), aging citizens get room and board for a monthly fee, as well as help with activities of daily living, such as dressing and personal care. In Paris, and all of Texas, ALFs are regulated by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services, which also inspects facilities for quality of care and staff training.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Paris
- The weather in Paris, TX, ranges from hot and dry to hot and humid in summer, with average July highs of 97 degrees Fahrenheit. Winter lows average 32 degrees, which can present some issues for seniors with COPD or other breathing trouble. Paris gets about 47 inches of rain a year, a bit more than most of Texas.
- The cost of living in Paris is low by national standards. Seniors who buy their own groceries pay 7 percent less than the national average here, while health care costs are about 3 percent less than the national rate.
- Texas charges no income tax at all, though a sales tax runs between 6.25 and 8.25 percent for most items. The state charges a 20 cent gas tax on each gallon, which raises the cost of driving for seniors who have a car.
Crime in Paris is half again as high as the typical national rate. This is mostly property crime, which seniors in assisted living communities have less need to worry about. Violent crime is not significantly higher here than elsewhere in the nation.
West Texas Opportunities, Inc. operates the semi-private TRAX system for public transportation in Paris. This network provides scheduled service to most of the more heavily trafficked areas of town, as well as pre-scheduled non-emergency medical transportation for wheelchair-bound and mobility-challenged riders. Travel planners at assisted living communities can often schedule trips with TRAX days in advance for scheduled medical appointments.
- The Paris area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Paris Regional Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Assisted Living in Paris
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Assisted Living costs in Paris start around $2,995 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 Paris 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 Paris
Low- and no-income seniors who need help paying for assisted living can apply for the state's STAR+PLUS waiver program. This benefit diverts aging citizens from expensive nursing homes and into more affordable assisted living. Seniors must qualify for Medicaid to apply.
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 Paris
Paris 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 Paris, please visit our Assisted Living in Texas page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Paris
Paris-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 Paris
Review of Spring Lake
I liked Spring Lake because it was clean and they had good activities. It wasn't super big because lots of people overwhelm my mother. The rooms were very nice, roomy, and looked well cared for. Th... Read more
Review of Spring Lake
My dad has moved into Spring Lake. It has been very nice and very pleasant. There are always smiling people ready to help. They empty the garbage two or three times a day so there's never a smell, ... Read more
Review of Spring Lake
The staff are very friendly, always smiling & making Dad feel welcome. He is gaining weight, eating well & getting hydrated. These were all issues when he was living alone & 200 miles a... Read more