44 Assisted Living Facilities near Pasadena, TX
With an average cost of $3,648 in Pasadena, it’s often difficult to find assisted living communities that provide high-quality care at an affordable price. At Caring.com, our mission is to make this process as smooth and painless as possible, and we’ve helped many families along the way.
This guide provides everything you need to quickly compare communities and narrow your search, including 11 unique reviews from residents and our comprehensive database that gives pricing, amenity information, photos and more on the 4 facilities in Pasadena.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Pasadena, TX
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Pasadena
At least two songs have been recorded that refer to the northern Houston suburb of Pasadena, TX, as "Pasa-gets-down-dena," in honor of the drop-of-the-cowboy-hat approach this town takes toward scheduling public dances, shindigs and assorted other Country-themed get-togethers. Seniors from the area's 75 assisted living communities are welcome to attend these events, and many local communities schedule at least occasional trips for the whole group, health permitting.
Assisted living in Pasadena, and the rest of the state, is regulated by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services, which regularly inspects facilities to ensure quality of care and living standards are observed. Seniors who live in these communities have 24-hour emergency response and room and board, plus staff assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as dressing and taking some medications.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Pasadena
- Weather in Pasadena is the same as the weather in neighboring Houston. Winter lows average 44 degrees Fahrenheit, while highs average 93 degrees in summer. The warm temperatures can be challenging for seniors who go out in the hottest part of the season.
- Seniors in Pasadena can save somewhat on the items they buy. Groceries here cost 84 percent the typical cost elsewhere, while health care is 3 percent cheaper for seniors in town.
- Aging citizens' retirement funds are safe from state-level taxation in Texas, which charges no income tax on its residents. There is a sales tax, however, of between 6.25 and 8.25 percent of the price of most goods. Drivers pay 20 cents extra at the pump because of the state's gas tax.
Crime in Pasadena almost perfectly tracks the national rates in general, though the town is a little high in property crimes and low in the violent crimes seniors need to be wary of.
Harris County Transit (HCT) currently handles public transportation for the Pasadena area, though plans to restore a local carrier have been slowly creeping forward since 2016. Seniors on HCT ride at a discount with valid ID, as do riders with disabilities.
- The Pasadena area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Bayshore Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Assisted Living in Pasadena
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Pasadena start around $3,622 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 Pasadena 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 Pasadena
Help with the cost of assisted living is provided by the state of Texas through the STAR+PLUS Medicaid waiver program. This benefit helps low-income seniors cover some or all of the monthly expense of residential 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 Pasadena
Pasadena 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 Pasadena, please visit our Assisted Living in Texas page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Pasadena
Pasadena-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 Pasadena
Review of The Reserve at Pasadena
The Reserve at Pasadena probably needed a little bit of updating, but the people were nice. The rooms were spacious and the staff I met were very pleasant. They made a meal for me and the food was ... Read more
Review of The Reserve at Pasadena
Lisa was so pleasant and informative. We greatly appreciated not feeling pressured. One of my sisters and I visited the facility and then later my sister and Mom visited. The facility was very n... Read more
Review of The Park At Bay Area
The Park At Bay Area was one of the top places for me. They might need to have a few more employees, but other than that, it was very nice. I toured both assisted living and memory care and it was ... Read more