The 5 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Pharr, TX for 2023

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There are 9 Assisted Living Facilities in the Pharr area, with 1 in Pharr and 8 nearby.

The average cost of assisted living in Pharr is $2,900 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,750.

To help you with your search, browse the 38 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Pharr. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Pharr 4.8 out of 5 stars. has helped 5 families in Pharr find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Pharr, call (855) 948-3865.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Pharr

Pharr, Texas, is a vibrant part of the Rio Grande Valley. It features plenty of activities, both indoor at one of several museums, or outdoor, at the local zoo or on walking trails near the river. The city of Pharr has a population of nearly 80,000; seniors aged 65 and older comprise 11.4 percent. To manage the assisted living needs of those seniors, Pharr has 17 facilities, with a further 49 nearby. 

The Texas Department of Health and Human Services licenses assisted living facilities, issuing the license and determining regulations for facilities based on two levels of care. This is based on residents' physical and mental ability to evacuate the facility in an emergency and whether the residents require overnight care and supervision. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Pharr

  • Pharr weather is hot and humid, tropical, with breezes from the nearby Gulf of Mexico. July high temperatures averaging 97 degrees Fahrenheit and January lows around 49 degrees. Pharr may be uncomfortable for seniors whose health conditions are aggravated by high temperatures.  

  • The cost of living in Marble Falls is 78, compared to the U.S. baseline of 100. The main difference is due to housing prices, as Pharr homes are an average of half the national average. This may make a difference in housing costs for seniors in assisted living, as well. Both grocery costs and healthcare are a little more than 10 percent under the national average. 

  • The city's violent crime rate is 30.7 out of 100, while the U.S. average is 31.1. However, the property crime rate in Pharr is higher than the national average, at 55.2 versus 38.1. Seniors are encouraged to use caution, as property crimes can range from petty theft to larceny. 

  • Pharr is serviced by the Valley Metro, a bus service facilitated by the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council. Those 60 and older, disabled individuals and veterans are eligible for reduced fares. 

  • The Pharr area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Rio Grande Regional Hospital and The McAllen Heart Hospital hospital branches, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

  • Air quality in Pharr scores a 77, which is much better than the U.S. average of 58. The moisture in the air, as well as the overall cleanliness, may help seniors with respiratory conditions breathe easier. 

Paying for Assisted Living in Pharr

Assisted Living costs in Pharr start around $2,900 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 Pharr 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.

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Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Pharr

The Texas Department of Health and Human Services can help seniors find assisted living homes in Pharr, Texas, as well as determine eligibility for financial assistance paying assisted living costs.  Those with Medicaid, Medicare or SSI income, may be eligible through the STAR+PLUS program. It 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.

Financial Assistance 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 Pharr

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

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Pharr

Pharr-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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Texas

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