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  • Nursing Home Facilities in Abilene, Texas
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  • Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Abilene, Texas
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Nursing Home Costs in Abilene, Texas

Semiprivate nursing home rooms in Abilene cost an average of $4,380 per month. Private rooms carry a monthly average price of $5,247.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

Comparing semiprivate room rates on an average monthly basis, Abilene fares well versus the country, Texas and nearby cities. Abilene’s average cost, $4,380, is thousands of dollars less than the national average for nursing home care, which is $7,756. The gap is smaller but still noticeable between Abilene and Texas as a whole: The statewide average is $5,019.

As for neighboring cities, San Angelo and Wichita Falls are $109 and $122 more expensive each month than Abilene, respectively. Lubbock, at $5,293, and Killeen, at $5,191, are even pricier in comparison.

Abilene

$4,380

Texas

$5,019

The United States

$7,756

San Angelo

$4,489

Lubbock

$5,293

Wichita Falls

$4,502

Killeen

$5,191

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

When it comes to choosing a living arrangement, comparing the prices of different types of senior care may be helpful. In Abilene, assisted living facilities charge a median monthly rate of $3,750. Meanwhile, both home care and home health care providers cost an average of $3,813 per month. Individuals who reside in semiprivate nursing home rooms pay an average of $4,380 per month, and for a private room, the analogous rate is $5,247.

Home care

$3,813

Home health care

$3,813

Assisted living

$3,750

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$4,380

Nursing home (private room)

$5,247

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Abilene, Texas

Many seniors and their families use some form of financial assistance to help them pay for nursing care. The main options available are Medicare, Medicaid, and veterans benefits. These programs can be complicated, especially when it comes to benefit terms. Below, we give a brief overview of how these programs may be used towards paying for skilled nursing care.

  • Medicare: Medicare will typically cover all skilled nursing costs for the first 20 days of one’s stay in a nursing home and a portion of the costs until day 100. After 100 days in a skilled nursing facility, Medicare will not cover any part of the cost of the stay. While this is adequate when short-term care is needed, those in need of long-term care will need to either pay out-of-pocket or use another source of financial assistance.
  • Medicaid: Medicaid covers most of the costs of living in a skilled nursing facility for those who qualify. Care, room, and board are covered with no time limit, but residents may be charged for extras like specially prepared food or cosmetic services. Medicaid eligibility standards are strict and complex, so not all seniors are eligible for Medicaid benefits.
  • Veterans Benefits: Veterans receiving a VA pension may also be eligible for the Aid and Attendance benefit administered by the VA. Aid and Attendance is a monthly allowance that beneficiaries may use to pay for their long-term care, including skilled nursing care.

If these options aren’t available to you, check if your loved one has long-term care insurance or contact your Area Agency on Aging to ask about any local financial assistance programs for seniors.

Free Resources for Seniors in Abilene, Texas

Below are several senior-focused resources available to Abilene’s older population. Certain offerings make it easier for individuals living at home to continue doing so, letting them wait longer before making the move to a higher level of care. Other services can make such transitions more navigable when they do occur.

ResourceContactService
Meals on Wheels Plus(325) 672-5050
Meals on Wheels Plus offers five home-delivered meals per week to homebound seniors who are 60 years of age or older. Meals are delivered on weekdays, except for certain holidays, between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. The meals are available on a long-term basis or on a shorter timeline — while someone recovers from a hospital visit, for instance. Pet food and groceries are available as well.
West Central Texas Area Agency on Aging(325) 793-8417
The WCTAAA assists seniors through many services. Its Local Ombudsman Program is staffed by individuals who advocate on behalf of residents of long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes. They also provide advice to said residents and assist with complaint resolution. Other offerings from the WCTAAA include a program that provides meals and transportation and one that counsels older adults on Medicare benefits.
West Central Texas Aging and Disability Resource Center(1-855) 937-2372
Seniors may look to the WCTADRC for a variety of types of information. The WCTADRC can refer clients to additional resources free of charge, and it identifies appropriate services. Advocacy is also available. The WCTADRC supports clients throughout all of its application processes. 
Taylor County Veterans Services(325) 674-1328The Veterans Service Office helps older military veterans fill out forms and file claims. Specific areas in which it can help include claims for disability and pensions, aid and attendance and Veterans Administration loans. Burial benefits are another area of focus. The office also helps veterans’ dependents and surviving spouses. The number at left is for the Taylor County office; in Jones County, seniors may call (325) 823-3812. 

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Tao

I am/was a resident of this facility

Review of Brightpointe At Lytle Lake

The food is bad and there was never enough condiments on the tray. Two male nurses were outstanding. The other nurses were slow and had a non-caring attitude. It was a long wait to get medicine and...

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Michelle Mickey

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Silver Spring

My mother received care for two weeks at Silver Springs through their Rehab care & it was outstanding. The staff was excellent & so caring & attentive. Our family highly recommends this facility.

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Linda

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Mesa Springs Healthcare Center

My mother moved into Mesa Springs Healthcare Center. It's a nursing home. It seems like they're shorthanded just like any place these days. But the people that are there, I do like. The nurses and...

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