12 Assisted Living Facilities in Waco, TX

Also serving communities of Woodway, Hewitt, Clifton.

Brookdale Lake Brazos

3801 Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Waco, TX
Located conveniently near central Waco, TX, Brookdale Lake Brazos is a full-service assisted living community. Residents rave about the courteous, experienced staff, who is helpful and welcoming. The facility provides various services inclu... (read more)
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The Delaney at Lake Waco

2121 W. Highway 6, Waco, TX
Conveniently located in Waco, TX, The Delaney at Lake Waco offers top-quality, spacious apartments with various sizes and floor plans. Residents rave about the myriad of amenities available on-site including a full-service salon, well-equip... (read more)
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Arbor House of Waco

2418 Marketplace Dr, Waco, TX
Arbor House of Waco is a full-service assisted living community conveniently located in Waco, Texas. Residents appreciate the experienced, courteous staff and the inviting, secure atmosphere. Arbor House of Waco has a wide variety of unique... (read more)
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Brookdale Lakeshore

1700 Lakeshore Drive, Waco, TX
Brookdale Lakeshore is situated in the charming city of Waco, Texas, and is just minutes away from Waco Lake, shopping centers and medical facilities. Loved ones and residents continuously give the community high marks for it's caring, help... (read more)
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Heartis Waco

5317 Speegleville Rd, Waco, TX
Heartis Waco is a senior living community near Lake Waco. This cozy facility is praised for having friendly staff who make everyone feel welcome. Visitors are impressed by the real feeling of community and the independence of residents. The... (read more)
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Thompson Home

484 Manchaca Pl, Waco, TX
Thompson Home is located in a quiet, cozy area of Waco. Visitors praise the well-maintained facility which provides residents with high-quality dining options, common areas for relaxing and clean rooms sure to make one feel at home. Residen... (read more)
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Donna Berry Community Home

514 Concorn Way, Waco, TX
Donna Berry Community Home is an assisted living community located in the heart of Waco, Texas. The staff is kind, cheerful and courteous, and they go out of their way to provide personalized care for their residents. The cleanliness and ac... (read more)
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Ridgecrest Retirement Center

1900 HWY 6 W, Waco, TX
Ridgecrest Retirement Center is located a short hop away from the center of Waco, Texas, close to the shores of Lake Waco. Visitors note the facility's comfortable environment, from the spacious and personally decorated rooms to the care an... (read more)
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Providence Village

300 East Highway 6, Waco, TX
Providence Village is an assisted living facility located just miles outside of Waco, Texas, right near the smaller city of Woodway. There are a variety of living options available, from studios to large one-bedroom suites. The ample space ... (read more)
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Bluebonnet Health Services

2020 N. Valley Mills , Waco, TX
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Bentley House Assisted Living

500 North Hewitt Drive, Hewitt, TX
Tammie Stephens: "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 to help their resident's live the most no... (read more)
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The Village at Providence Park

300 State Highway 6 Access, Woodway, TX
Betty9971650: "I was very impressed that The Village was really big. It was like living in a big high rise in New York City. The only thing I didn't like about it was it was a little bit impersonal. Otherwise, it was very nice as far as size of the apart... (read more)
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At A Glance

There are 12 assisted living communities in the city and surrounding suburbs to choose from. The average cost of assisted living in Waco is $2,868 per month, according to the latest estimates from Genworth.

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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
$3,495.00 Corsicana
$3,195.00 Cleburne
$2,868.00 Waco
$2,835.00 Temple
$2,400.00 Hico

Assisted Living costs in Waco start around $2,868 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.

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.

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.