Featuring a comfortable climate, Abilene is home to 123,420 people, many of whom are older adults. Just over 13% of the city’s residents are seniors 65 years of age or older. Abilene offers access to care from Hendrick Health, which counts rehabilitation and cancer care among its specialties. Additionally, Abilene contains relatively affordable nursing homes. The average Abilene nursing home charges $4,380 per month for a semiprivate room. In the United States as a whole, the corresponding figure is $7,756, per the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey

Nursing home residents receive high levels of attention, and care is provided by staff members who are typically on hand around the clock. Professionals such as licensed nurses and therapists are commonly available. Because of their extensive services, nursing homes tend to charge more in comparison to other providers of senior care. Older adults for whom very high levels of care are unnecessary may want to consider assisted living or home health care instead, both of which are not as costly as nursing homes on average.

This guide takes a comparative look at senior care costs. Then, it provides Abilene resources that elderly adults may find helpful.

Directory of Nursing Homes in Abilene, TX

Wesley Court Senior Living

2617 Antilley Road, Abilene, TX, 79606

Wesley Court Methodist Retirement Community is a senior living provider in Abilene, Texas, located near Kirby Lake. Relatives describe the facility as clean, and they highlight its great location. The … (read more)
Wesley Court Methodist Retirement Community is a senior living provider in Abilene, Texas, located near Kirby Lake. Relatives describe the facility as clean, and they highlight its great location. The … (read more)

Silver Spring

1690 N Treadway Blvd, Abilene, TX, 79601

Depending on the roommate you have, the rooms could feel small at times if you share a room with a resident who has a lot of belongings. The staff is good at judging what your character is like and th … (read more)
Depending on the roommate you have, the rooms could feel small at times if you share a room with a resident who has a lot of belongings. The staff is good at judging what your character is like and th … (read more)

Wisteria Place Senior Living & Memory Care

3202 S. Willis, Bldg. A, Abilene, TX, 79605

Wisteria Place Assisted Living was one wing of a huge facility. The rooms were tiny, and the place was pretty dirty. The custodian was great. She showed us around and gave us a full tour. They had one … (read more)
Wisteria Place Assisted Living was one wing of a huge facility. The rooms were tiny, and the place was pretty dirty. The custodian was great. She showed us around and gave us a full tour. They had one … (read more)

Mesa Springs Healthcare Center

7171 BUFFALO GAP RD, Abilene, TX, 79606

My dad moved into Mesa Springs Retirement Village in May. It’s very clean. The staff is exceptionally nice, and they’re very willing to work with dad in whatever care he needs. They have been very ope … (read more)
My dad moved into Mesa Springs Retirement Village in May. It’s very clean. The staff is exceptionally nice, and they’re very willing to work with dad in whatever care he needs. They have been very ope … (read more)

Coronado Nursing Center

1751 N 15TH ST, Abilene, TX, 79603

I brought my loved one here after a horrible experience with another nursing home. I was scared since we had such bad care before. Everyone there was amazing. They called and kept me updated, loved my … (read more)
I brought my loved one here after a horrible experience with another nursing home. I was scared since we had such bad care before. Everyone there was amazing. They called and kept me updated, loved my … (read more)

The Oaks at Radford Hills

725 MEDICAL DR, Abilene, TX, 79601

The rooms are awful. The bathroom had holes in it. They do not check the patients enough. One of the nurses told my brother to shut up. Food was terrible. I would not take any of my family there again … (read more)
The rooms are awful. The bathroom had holes in it. They do not check the patients enough. One of the nurses told my brother to shut up. Food was terrible. I would not take any of my family there again … (read more)

Windcrest Alzheimers Care Center

6050 HOSPITAL DR, Abilene, TX, 79606

Love the way rooms open up to a central gathering area, doesn’t feel isolated like the ones with long halls.. Staff not entirely perfect, but some are jewels! Specifically, CNA Sammie who always respo … (read more)
Love the way rooms open up to a central gathering area, doesn’t feel isolated like the ones with long halls.. Staff not entirely perfect, but some are jewels! Specifically, CNA Sammie who always respo … (read more)

Northern Oaks Living & Rehabilitation Center

2722 OLD ANSON RD, Abilene, TX, 79603

Awful. They are so focused on regulations that their patients suffer. They will not let physicians prescribe the right medicines because they tell them it can’t come to "their" facility. Do not send y … (read more)
Awful. They are so focused on regulations that their patients suffer. They will not let physicians prescribe the right medicines because they tell them it can’t come to "their" facility. Do not send y … (read more)

Care Inn of Abilene

4934 S 7TH ST, Abilene, TX, 79605

Care Inn was depressing. They’ll show you around. I don’t even know how they get by with this. They’ve taken all the beds out and made a bed with PVC pipes and mattress that’s about six inches … (read more)
Care Inn was depressing. They’ll show you around. I don’t even know how they get by with this. They’ve taken all the beds out and made a bed with PVC pipes and mattress that’s about six inches … (read more)



Brightpointe At Lytle Lake

1201 Clarks Dr, Abilene, TX, 79602


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.

$4380

Abilene

$5019

Texas

$7756

The United States

$4489

San Angelo

$5293

Lubbock

$4502

Wichita Falls

$5191

Killeen

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.

$3813

Home care

$3813

Home health care

$3750

Assisted living

$4380

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$5247

Nursing home (private room)

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.

ResourceContact Service
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) 674-1328 The 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.