6 Assisted Living Facilities near Temple, TX

4 Assisted Living Facilities in Temple, TX


Garden Estates of Temple

Provides: Assisted Living
5320 205 Loop, Temple, TX 76502
"We are more than happy with Garden Estates of Temple. It's warm, welcoming, and well-appointed, and the staff is unbelievable. I can't say enough good things about it. My dad enjoys the social..." More

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Elmcroft of Cottonwood

Provides: Assisted Living
3002 Jack Rabbit Road, Temple, TX 76502
"The apartments at Elmcroft of Cottonwood were more like closets. They were small compared to what my parents are accustomed to in their home. The staff was friendly. The grounds were immaculate...." More

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Brookdale Western Hills

Provides: Assisted Living
3902 West Adams Avenue, Temple, TX 76504
"One of the places that I visited that I really liked was Brookdale. The staff seemed to be on top of everything. It was a little bit more expensive, but I thought if my mother would have been..." More


Wildflower Place

Provides: Assisted Living
706 Red Coat Drive, Temple, TX 76504
"I thought Wildflower House was very nice. The people there were very compassionate, and we were very happy. The rooms were great, and they had two kinds of rooms. One was just a room, and the other..." More

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Stoney Brook of Belton

Provides: Assisted Living
500 River Fair Blvd, Belton, TX 76513
"Stoney Brook of Belton was beautiful and very spacious. The food was really good, and the price was the lowest that we looked at. They also have memory care there. The staff who gave us the tour..." More

Luvida Memory Care

Provides: Assisted Living
2400 Piazza Drive, Belton, TX 76513
"Mom is at Luvida memory Care, and so far, it's wonderful. They were very caring, emphatic, and very helpful. I have her in a shared room, but currently it's just her. Her room is very nice. The..." More

Assisted Living near Temple, TX

Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Temple

  • Review of Elmcroft of Cottonwood

    The apartments at Elmcroft of Cottonwood were more like closets. They were small compared to what my parents are accustomed to in their home. The staff was friendly. The grounds were immaculate. Th... Read more

  • Review of Garden Estates of Temple

    We went to Garden Estates of Temple and the grounds were very impressive. The buildings were well maintained, both inside and out. The woman who showed us around was very knowledgeable and was frie... Read more

  • Review of Elmcroft of Cottonwood

    Elmcroft of Cottonwood is a very comfortable and friendly community. My mother says the food is excellent, and she is very happy with all the people. It's not real large, so the staff members know ... Read more

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Temple

The city of Temple, TX, was not actually named after a church, but rather Bernard Moore Temple, a railroad executive who picked the area as a major stop on the busy rail line to Austin. Seniors from the six assisted living communities in Temple can get a discount pass to the Railroad & Heritage Museum in Temple, which occupies the site of the former main rail terminal downtown.

Aging citizens in Temple's residential care communities generally get room and board for their monthly payments, as well as help with their activities of daily living (ADLs), such as bathing and meal preparation. Properties in Temple, and elsewhere in Texas, are regulated by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services, which inspects for health and safety and quality of care for residents.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Temple

  • Temple gets warm, humid summers that can be difficult for seniors with COPD or asthma when daily highs average 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Winter lows average 35 degrees, and the area gets 36 inches of rain a year, mostly in the spring and fall.

  • Temple's aging citizens can go a long way on their retirement income. Shopping for groceries here, for example, is about 16 percent cheaper than is the average nationwide, while health care costs run to just 92 percent of the average price in America.

  • Texas gets by with a statewide sales tax of between 6.25 and 8.25 percent on most purchases. Seniors who shop for themselves have to pay this, plus a 20 cent per gallon gas tax, but there's no income tax on the state level. This is good news for seniors on a fixed income from IRAs, 401(k)s and pensions.

  • Temple is just slightly better in its crime rates than most places in the United States. Rates for property crime here are slightly under the national average, while crimes that most affect seniors, such as robbery and assault, are significantly lower.

  • Transportation in and around Killeen County is in the hands of the Hill Country Transit District (HCTD), known locally as "the HOP." This service runs buses from Temple to Killeen and back, and seniors over 60 get a discount with valid ID. 

  • The Temple area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

Paying for Assisted Living in Temple

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in Texas

$4,454.00 Georgetown
$4,000.00 US
$3,987.00 Round Rock
$3,747.00 Leander
$3,695.00 Belton
$2,918.00 Temple
$2,868.00 Waco

Assisted Living costs in Temple start around $2,918 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 Temple 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 Temple

Texas administers the STAR+PLUS Medicaid waiver program for aging citizens who could use help making monthly payments for assisted living. Seniors must be enrolled in Medicaid with no share of cost to qualify.

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 Temple

Temple 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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Temple

Temple-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.