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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Tyler, TX for 2024

Our comprehensive listings and authentic reviews in Tyler, TX below include 14 Assisted Living facilities with 136 reviews. On average in Tyler, residents and their loved ones rate Assisted Living options 4.22 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Tyler

Assisted living communities in Tyler and in Texas are licensed and regulated by the Health and Human Services Commission. Laws and regulations covered by this commission include elder rights and treatment, access to care, coordination of services, room and board and health and safety.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Tyler

  • UT Health is rated one of the top performing hospitals in Tyler, according to U.S. News and World Reports. The hospital handles six adult procedures, including cardiac procedures, surgery, weight control and emergency services. Tyler ContinueCare Hospital is a long-term acute care hospital that also services the needs of seniors who have multisystem complications.
  • Violent crime in Tyler is lower than the national average. Assisted living communities also provide increased security to help residents feel safe and secure.
  • Seniors who are sensitive to the cold may find Tyler a comfortable place to live. The city only gets around an inch of snow per year but offers approximately 218 sunny days. July highs are around 93 degrees and January lows are approximately 36 degrees. Summers are hot and humid while winters are short and mild.
  • Seniors on a budget can experience a low cost of living in Tyler. The city is less expensive than both the state and national averages. Groceries, housing, utilities and transportation all cost less in Tyler than Texas as a whole and within the nation.
  • Administered by the Texas Department of Transportation, Tyler Transit offers rides for the elderly and individuals with disabilities. All rides must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance and are available for errands, medical appointments, shopping and sightseeing.

Paying for Assisted Living in Tyler

Assisted living communities in Tyler cost seniors around $3,863 per month, according to Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey. The median cost throughout the state of Texas is slightly higher at $3,998, and the national average is around $4,500 per month.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Compared to other cities in Texas, Tyler has one of the lowest rates for assisted living, at $3,863. San Antonio and El Paso are two cities that have a lower cost, at $3,413 and $3,750. Dallas residents pay approximately $4,195, and those in Odessa pay around $535 more than those in Tyler.

Tyler

$3,863

Texas

$3,998

The United States

$4,500

Odessa

$4,398

El Paso

$3,750

Dallas

$4,195

San Antonio

$3,413

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living is just one option for long-term care in Tyler. Seniors who want to stay in their own homes while still receiving the care they need may opt for homemaker services, which provides nonmedical support, or a home health aide, which offers skilled nursing. Both cost around $4,376 per month. Seniors who don’t need to be in a hospital but still require the highest level of care may choose a nursing home. Semiprivate rooms are around $4,487 per month, and a private room is around $5,612.

Homemaker Services

$4,376

Home Health Aide

$4,376

Assisted Living Facility

$3,863

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$4,487

Nursing home (private room)

$5,612

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Tyler

Texas operates a Medicaid waiver program called STAR+PLUS for seniors who need help with the cost of assisted living. Low-income seniors must meet eligibility requirements to apply.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Texas page.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living 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 Tyler

Tyler has many resources for seniors who are considering moving into an assisted living facility. These programs and services address everything from meals and transportation to insurance counseling. 

ResourceContactService
Tyler Senior Center(903) 597-0781The Tyler Senior Center provides a selection of classes and activities for seniors ages 55 and older. These activities include dominoes, board games, oil painting, fitness classes, dancing, bingo and singing. The center also schedules regular outings into the community.
Area Agency on Aging of East Texas1-800-442-8845The Area Agency on Aging coordinates and implements services for seniors in East Texas who are 60 and older. These services include benefits counseling, caregiver support, care coordination, information and referrals, nutrition and transportation.
Texas Long-Term Care Ombudsman(877) 323-6466The long-term care ombudsman advocates for seniors in long-term care communities to improve the quality of life and quality of care. The ombudsman listens to complaints against communities, informs residents of their rights, protects the safety and welfare of individuals, helps match seniors with the best assisted living community that suits their needs and frequently visits long-term care facilities to ensure they are maintaining state standards.
East Texas Aging and Disability Resource Center(855) 937-2372The ADRC connects seniors with available programs and services from community partners in their area. They offer referrals to long-term care communities, assist with transportation and provide information on behavioral health issues.
Smith County Veterans Service Office(903) 590-2950The veterans service office helps men and women who’ve served in the military locate and receive benefits and compensation they are entitled to receive. The office can also help veterans apply for those benefits, assist with healthcare, counseling and housing and can help families with military burial information and survivor’s benefits.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Tyler

Tyler Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities 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

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Chris

I visited this facility

Review of Azalea Trails Assisted Living & Memory Care

The tour with Azalea Trails Assisted Living & Memory Care went very well. I was very pleased with the layout, all the amenities that were offered, and how they treated their guests. It was pretty...

Provider response

We are so happy to hear you had such an enjoyable experience on your recent tour with us Chris. We take pride in treating each resident with care while providing a comfortable atmosphere for...

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Garrett

I visited this facility

Review of Brookdale Tyler East

Brookdale Tyler East was very pleasant and very nice. Everybody was very professional. The facility was beautiful. The staff was very friendly. It was a smaller facility, so there wasn't a whole...

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Wayne

I am/was a resident of this facility

Review of The Hamptons of Tyler Senior Living

We have recently moved into The Hamptons of Tyler Assisted Living and Memory Care. This place is first class, top of the line. Our apartment is nice and well-maintained. The staff has been very...

Provider response

Thank you for sharing your experience at The Hamptons of Tyler Senior Living, Wayne! We're delighted to hear that you find our community first class and top of the line. We take pride in...

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