The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in San Marcos, TX for 2023
There are 13 Assisted Living Facilities in the San Marcos area, with 3 in San Marcos and 10 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in San Marcos is $3,633 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,870. Cheaper nearby regions include Lockhart with an average starting cost of $2,300.
To help you with your search, browse the 71 reviews below for assisted living facilities in San Marcos. On average, consumers rate assisted living in San Marcos 4.4 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Kyle with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 5 families in San Marcos find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in San Marcos, call (855) 863-8283.
Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in San Marcos, TX
What to Consider About Assisted Living in San Marcos
San Marcos, a city in the Austin metropolitan area, has been growing rapidly since 1950. In 2013, Business Insider ranked San Marcos at the ninth spot on its "10 Most Exciting Small Cities in America" list. Additional features of San Marcos that senior citizens may find attractive include its three assisted living facilities, with another six in nearby towns like Kyle and Wimberley. These facilities generally provide assistance with daily living activities, such as eating and grooming, and they are licensed and regulated in Texas by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in San Marcos
San Marcos’s climate rates 70 out of 100 for comfort, since it has a large number of sunny days with low humidity. The summer heat may be a concern for seniors who spend time outdoors, as the average high temperature in July is 95 degrees Fahrenheit. The average low temperature is about 39 degrees in January.
The overall cost of living in San Marcos is 13 percent below the national average and 3 percent below the Texas average, making it a more affordable location for seniors on a budget. Housing is particularly inexpensive, at 22 percent below the national average. All other living expenses, including groceries and utilities, are also below the state and national averages.
The crime rate in San Marcos is 22 percent above the national average and has increased by 8 percent each year. However, the rate of violent crime is 19 percent lower than average for Texas. The prevention of property crime should therefore be the highest priority for seniors in San Marcos.
San Marcos Transit operates wheelchair-accessible buses along seven routes Monday through Friday, with stops at popular locations like Walmart and Springtown Mall. Seniors pay half fare.
San Marcos has an array of community resources for seniors, including activities sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department for seniors 50 and over. The Game Day Club plays cards and board games at the San Marcos Activity Center every Monday except holidays. Other regular programs include adult education, health checks and social activities.
The San Marcos area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Central Texas Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Assisted Living in San Marcos
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in San Marcos start around $3,633 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 San Marcos 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 San Marcos
Seniors may be eligible for financial assistance for assisted living through the Texas Community Care for the Aged / Disabled program and the STAR+PLUS program.
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 San Marcos
San Marcos 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 San Marcos, please visit our Assisted Living in Texas page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in San Marcos
San Marcos-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.
Other Options in San Marcos, TX
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in San Marcos
Review of Sage Spring Senior Living
Sage Spring Senior Living was gorgeous. It was nice. I loved the amenities that they have for the seniors. The lady during the tour was very nice. She gave me all the information that I needed. It'... Read more
Review of Brookdale San Marcos North
I didn't like Brookdale San Marcos North. It was a little bit older and the price was just way too much. They had a lot of different amenities, which was good. The lady that I talked to was incredi... Read more
Review of Sage Spring Senior Living
I was only able to tour the assisted living at Sage Spring Senior Living. They didn't have the memory care unit opened up for tours because they had some COVID patients. The place was very clean an... Read more