18 Assisted Living Facilities near Porter, TX
There are 18 Assisted Living Facilities in the Porter area, with 3 in Porter and 15 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Porter is $2,900 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,400. Cheaper nearby regions include Highlands with an average starting cost of $2,500.
To help you with your search, browse the 98 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Porter. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Porter 4.6 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Bellaire with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.
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3 Assisted Living Facilities in Porter, TX
15 Assisted Living Facilities near Porter, TX
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Porter
The town of Porter, Texas, is a small community considered part of the Houston metro area. A quieter area, Porter is still close enough to Houston's city center to provide entertainment, shopping, access to public transportation and medical care. Many seniors enjoy the shopping and dining options along the waterway or visits to the newly opened Glade Cultural Center.
There are seven assisted living communities in Porter and nearly 100 in the greater Houston area. These facilities are regulated by the Texas Department of Health and Senior Services, which bases licenses 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 Porter
Weather along the Gulf Coast, where Porter is located, means long, hot summers and winters with no snow. Seniors who are sensitive to the heat may not enjoy living here, although the warmer winters are a respite for aging joints. July average high temperatures are 96 degrees and average January lows are 44.
- The cost of living in Porter is 105.1, compared to a U.S. average of 100. Healthcare and grocery costs are slightly lower than the national average; however, housing is slightly higher. Assisted living fees here may be less than other suburbs in the Houston metro area as lower housing costs may influence operating costs.
Crime rates in Porter are close to the national average. While violent crimes are slightly higher, property crimes, including petty theft and car break-ins, are lower.
- Porter is part of the Houston's Metro public transportation system, which operates throughout the city and suburbs. Seniors and those with a qualifying disability may be eligible for reduced rates.
- Porter, as part of the greater Houston area, is home to world-class medical facilities, including Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Methodist hospital branches, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Porter, as a suburb of Houston, is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, meaning that its elected leadership “has made the commitment to actively work toward making their town, city or county a great place for people of all ages,” according to AARP.
Paying for Assisted Living in Porter
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Porter 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 Porter 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 Porter
The Texas Department of Health and Human Services provides placement and partial financial assistance for seniors who need help with assisted living costs. The STAR+PLUS program is open to those receiving Medicare, Medicaid or SSI income. It serves specific areas of the state, providing an alternative to nursing facility placement and covering the cost of assisted living.
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 Porter
Porter 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 Porter, please visit our Assisted Living in Texas page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Porter
Porter-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 Porter
Review of Caring Hands Assisted Living, LLC
I currently have my mother in Caring Hands and she likes it and I feel very happy with the choice. It is a small residential home that has a maximum capacity of about 15 residents, both in priva... Read more
Review of Loving Comfort Senior Care
I was very pleased with Loving Comfort Senior Care. It was very nice, and if I had to choose one,it would probably be this one. What stood out to me was that it was friendly and clean, and the peop... Read more
Review of Caring Hands Assisted Living, LLC
terrible! I’m so disgusted with this place. Everything seems fine at first, that’s how they get your money! They forgot to give my loved one their medication, they never change her, they don’t come... Read more