Victoria, Texas, is located near the Gulf of Mexico, between Houston and San Antonio. With a population of 67,000, Victoria is large enough that residents can have access to plenty of shopping and entertainment destinations, including the Texas Zoo, yet small enough to retain a small-town way of life. The city has pleasant temperatures year-round and is close enough to the Gulf for day trips to the beach. With no state income tax in Texas and a lower than average cost of living, Victoria may be a very attractive place for retirees seeking assisted living. 

Assisted living communities are a bridge between living independently at home and residence in a nursing home facility. These homes provide meals and help with many of the tasks of daily living and personal care. Seniors have small private apartments designed for ease of mobility. Different activities are scheduled on-premises for residents to engage in favorite activities and meet new friends. 

This guide covers the benefits and drawbacks of living in Victoria, plus some free resources for seniors and their families. We also offer an introduction to assisted living in Victoria, including an analysis of costs for senior care. 

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Victoria, TX

Morada Victoria

9606 NE Zac Lentz Parkway, Victoria, TX, 77904

The staff are excellent and my dad loves them. They have always been great with him and us. He loves the different activities and always says the food is GREAT!
The staff are excellent and my dad loves them. They have always been great with him and us. He loves the different activities and always says the food is GREAT!

Sodalis Victoria Assisted Living

411 East Larkspur, Victoria, TX, 77904

When we did the tour of Sodalis Victoria Assisted Living, it was the first time we are going into one of these; we don’t have anything to compare it to. The hostess was extremely graceful, full of inf … (read more)
When we did the tour of Sodalis Victoria Assisted Living, it was the first time we are going into one of these; we don’t have anything to compare it to. The hostess was extremely graceful, full of inf … (read more)

Vitality Court

1303 N John Stockbauer Drive, Victoria, TX, 77901

I did a tour of Vitality Court. It was the assisted living that they showed us, where the memory care unit was. It’s more restrictive and everything else, so we didn’t look at anything with that. They … (read more)
I did a tour of Vitality Court. It was the assisted living that they showed us, where the memory care unit was. It’s more restrictive and everything else, so we didn’t look at anything with that. They … (read more)

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

120 David Wade Dr, Victoria, TX, 77902

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is situated on 400 acres of natural woodland with wildflowers and wildlife in Victoria, Texas. Visitors describe the facility is as serene and families say that res … (read more)
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is situated on 400 acres of natural woodland with wildflowers and wildlife in Victoria, Texas. Visitors describe the facility is as serene and families say that res … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Victoria

The Texas Department of Health licenses and regulates assisted living communities in Vicotria, as In all of Texas. Facilities are designated Type A or Type B depending on services offered, and each must comply with separate rules. Regular inspections and verification of staff credentials are required for assisted living homes to obtain and retain licensure. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Victoria

  • The cost of living in Victoria is about 15 points lower than the U.S. median, 85.4 compared to 100. Health care costs are a little higher than average, 108.5, but housing costs are substantially less, just 65.9 compared to 100 for the US overall. Lower housing costs may mean that operating costs for some Victoria assisted living communities are less, too. 
  • Texas seniors receive a homestead tax exemption and a property tax deferral, which can help offset a tax bill, even if property owners live in an assisted living home. Plus, Texas doesn’t have a state income tax, including no taxes on retirement income or Social Security. 
  • Victoria’s weather is quite pleasant. The city has long, warm summers and 41 inches of rainfall each year, with 202 days of sunshine. July high temperatures are 94 degrees. Winters are mild, with no snow and January lows of 43 degrees. 
  • Air quality in Victoria is better than average, 66/100 compared to the national average of 58/100. Water quality is a little lower than average, though, 52/100 compared to 55/100. 
  • Seniors in Victoria should take precautions with their property in Victoria, as property crime rates here are significantly higher than the national average, 50.6 compared to 35.4. Violent crime rates are a little lower, 21.4 compared to 22.7. 

Paying for Assisted Living in Victoria

The cost per month for assisted living in Victoria is much higher than the average for the state of Texas, $5,525 compared to $3,998, and much higher than the US average, too, which is $4,300 per month according to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Victoria’s monthly assisted living fees are much higher than other south Texas cities. Houston is the closest, averaging $4,750 per month. Brownsville and Corpus Christi, two coastal cities closer in size to Victoria, are considerably less, $3,433 and $3,260 per month, respectively. San Antonio, one of the largest cities in the state, averages $3,599 per month. 

$5525

Victoria

$3998

Texas

$4300

The United States

$4750

Houston

$3599

San Antonio

$3260

Corpus Christi

$3433

Brownsville

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living isn’t the only type of elder care choice seniors in Victoria have. Adult day health care, which offers many of the same services as assisted living, may be a good choice for seniors who only need assistance during the weekday at $975 per month. Nursing home accommodations may best serve people who need significant assistance or have ongoing medical concerns, and they average $5,353 for a semiprivate room and $9,505 for a private one. Home health care and homemaker assistance services, both of which average $3,956 per month, help seniors aging in place at home maintain their independence. 

$3956

Homemaker Services

$3956

Home Health Aide

$975

Adult Day Health Care

$5525

Assisted Living Facility

$5353

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$9505

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Victoria

The Texas Department of Health and Human Services can help seniors on a limited income with placement in an assisted living center that suits their level of care. Seniors on Medicaid or Medicare, or those receiving SSI income or VA benefits, may also qualify for partial payment of their assisted living fees.  This occurs through the STAR+PLUS serves specific areas of the state, with benefits that include partial payment for assisted living or nursing home care. 

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

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities 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 Victoria

Victoria provides several free and low-cost resources for seniors and their families and caregivers. Some of these agencies can help individuals or couples file for government financial assistance and medical care, while others seek to improve the overall quality of life for the Victoria elderly.

Resource


Contact


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Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman


(877) 787-8999


The state office of the long-term care ombudsman advocates for the needs of residents of long-term care communities. Representatives can help families find the right fit for assisted living and work through the application process, including finding financial assistance to pay for care. They can also take complaints filed by residents of these communities and investigate them, referring them to another government agency for resolution if necessary.


Victoria County Veterans Service Office


(361) 582-5810


Military veterans and surviving spouses and dependents can receive help filing claims through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs here. VA representatives can help vets apply for the Aid & Attendance benefit, which can help pay for senior care.


Golden Crescent Area Agency on Aging (AAA)


(361) 578-1587


The regional agency on aging administers several support programs for area seniors. Meal delivery services and help with meal preparation are provided, plus limited transportation for seniors who need it. The AAA also helps fund local senior citizens centers, where seniors can gather and socialize. Health screenings and seminars about issues that affect the elderly, such as fraud prevention, signs of a stroke, how to spot elder abuse and the early warning signs of dementia are also scheduled throughout the month. 


Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Victoria

Victoria-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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Texas