Located on Texas’s Gulf Coast, Port Arthur has a long history deeply rooted in its oil refining heritage. The local climate aligns with the surrounding region, featuring long, hot summers and short, mild winters, with annual temperatures ranging from 46 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Just 20 miles from Beaumont and 90 miles from Houston, the city offers access to plentiful amenities and attractions, including hospitals, places of worship, shops and an active senior center. Individuals aged 65 and older account for approximately 13.2% of the city’s population of around 55,500.
Port Arthur has several assisted living facilities suitable for seniors who can’t live independently and enjoy residing in a communal setting. Such facilities provide assistance with day-to-day activities and enrichment programs, and rates usually include meals and domestic tasks. Port Arthur’s seniors typically pay about $4,372 monthly for assisted living, which is more than the state average but less than the national average.
This guide compares regional assisted living costs and local rates for other care types. It also covers ways to pay for long-term care and has a table of valuable support organizations.