12 Assisted Living Facilities near Waco, TX

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Waco, TX

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Caring Star 2013

Brookdale Lake Brazos

Provides: Assisted Living
3801 Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Waco,...
"We have a family member at Lake Brazos. She loves it! She loves the social activity and her room is very nice. She loves the staff and they are very good to her. It's a great place for Leslie..." More

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The Delaney at Lake Waco

Provides: Assisted Living
2121 W. Highway 6, Waco, TX 76710
"My mom has moved into The Delaney at Lake Waco. It has been great. They provide good food and have crafts that she can do. They have friendly staff. It has all been good. My mom's apartment is a..." More

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Heartis Waco

Provides: Assisted Living
5317 Speegleville Road, Waco, TX 76712
"Heartis is the friendliest place I've visited. There's quite a unity among the residents. Most in assisted living are very independent and come and go as they please. The activity programs are..." More

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Caring Star 2012

Brookdale Lakeshore

Provides: Assisted Living
1700 Lakeshore Drive, Waco, TX 76708
"The staff and the people that live at Sterling House of Waco were warm and friendly. A lot of them have dementia, but those that could communicate and interact were friendly. We had gone for..." More

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Arbor House Assisted Living in Waco

Provides: Assisted Living
2418 Marketplace Dr, Waco, TX 76711
"Arbor House of Waco is more convenient for my family so that's where my husband is. I can't recommend them highly enough. They're all very caring, everybody knows them by name, and if I have a..." More

Thompson Home

Provides: Assisted Living
484 Manchaca Pl, Waco, TX 76705
"We decided to stop in at the Thompson Home assisted living facility since we were in the Waco area, looking at other facility options for our uncle. the grounds looked well-tended as we drove up...." More

Donna Berry Community Home

Provides: Assisted Living
514 Concorn Way, Waco, TX 76705
"We decided to check out the Donna Berry Community Home while in Waco looking for a suitable place for our uncle. The grounds looked like they were well tended. We could see around the back that..." More

Ridgecrest Retirement and Healthcare

Provides: Assisted Living
1900 HWY 6 W, Waco, TX 76712
"While in Waco looking at assisted living facilities, we visited Ridgecrest Retirement Limited. From the moment we arrived, we could see that this was a well-tended facility. The staff was..." More

Providence Village

Provides: Assisted Living
300 East Highway 6, Waco, TX 76712
"I liked Saint Elizabeth Place, and I think my mother liked it, too. We looked at their efficiency apartment, and she liked it because the bedroom had a little nook with a door, so it can be closed..." More

Bluebonnet Health Services ...

Provides: Assisted Living
2020 N. Valley Mills , Waco, TX 76710

Bentley House Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
500 North Hewitt Drive, Hewitt, TX 76643
"This facility is like no other senrior care facility I have ever visited. Bentley House specializes in caring for alzheimer's and dementia patients. The furnishings are nice. The staff works hard..." More

The Village at Providence Park

Provides: Assisted Living
300 State Highway 6 Access, Woodway, TX 76712
"The independent living area rooms were very nice. His apartment had two bedrooms and a separate living area with a small kitchenette. The apartment was unfurnished which allowed him to keep most..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Waco

    Waco, TX, has been called "Athens on the Brazos" since the 19th century, when Baylor University was founded here. Today, Baylor operates Lifelong Learning, a program of adult education that seniors from the city's 13 assisted living communities are welcome to join. Residential care in Waco and all of Texas falls under the regulatory umbrella of the Texas Department of Health and Human Services, which splits facilities into types A and B. Assisted living, where senior residents get room and board, plus help with activities of daily living (ADLs) like dressing and meal prep, are classed as Type A, where the emphasis is on maximizing seniors' independence and freedom.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Waco

    • Waco is deep in the heart of Texas, where winter lows average 35 degrees Fahrenheit and summertime highs average 96 degrees. The shift from hot to cold can happen overnight, so seniors with COPD should have both air conditioning and a space heater. 36 inches of rain fall here each year, which can kick up allergens in spring and cause some issues for seniors with asthma.

    • Prices in Waco are generally very reasonable. Groceries, for instance, cost only around 81 percent here what they do elsewhere in the nation, while seniors who pay their own medical bills can usually get by with 11 percent lower costs in Waco. Transportation is a little more expensive, however. Costs here average 1 percent higher than rates across the country.

    • There's no income tax in Texas, but the state does charge sales tax between 6.25 and 8.25 percent on most items. A 20 cent gas tax affects aging citizens who drive, and it slightly elevates the cost of bus and taxi service for those who don't.

    • Crime is around 20 percent higher in Waco than is common for other cities in America. Much of this is theft and other (somewhat) petty crime. Serious crime, including crimes against seniors, are either average or slightly below here, depending on the specific category.

    • Waco Transit handles bus service in and around the city. Riders with mobility issues and disabilities can be accommodated on all WT vehicles, and senior riders get discount fares with a valid transit ID.

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

    Paying for Assisted Living in Waco

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Texas

    $4,000.00 US
    $3,695.00 Belton
    $3,575.00 Corsicana
    $3,303.00 Waco
    $2,913.00 Temple
    $2,795.00 Copperas Cove
    $2,459.00 Cleburne

    Assisted Living costs in Waco start around $3,303 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 Waco 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 Waco

    Texas seniors who qualify for Medicaid may get help paying for assisted living through the STAR+PLUS benefit plan. This is a waiver program that picks up some or all of the cost of assisted living for low-income residents.

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

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    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 Waco

    Waco 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 Waco, please visit our Assisted Living in Texas page.

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Waco

    Waco-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.

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    Assisted Living near Waco, TX

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Waco

    • Review of Ridgecrest Retirement and Healthcare

      If I could give less than a star I would. Please Do Not put your loved one here. Mom would not be in her room due to having surgery, I would go in to get her clothes and food wrappers would be in... Read more

    • Review of Brookdale Lake Brazos

      We have a family member at Lake Brazos. She loves it! She loves the social activity and her room is very nice. She loves the staff and they are very good to her. It's a great place for Leslie t... Read more

    • Review of Ridgecrest Retirement and Healthcare

      My mother and step father live in Ridgecrest and they are supposed to track her blood sugar as she's a long time type 1 diabetic. Early this week, they allowed her blood sugar to get down to 37. ... Read more

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