A community-centered suburb immediately west of Houston, the tri-county city of Katy offers seniors both small-town charm and easy access to big-city conveniences. Its attractive parks, historic downtown and festive events are perfect for the city’s warm climate. With over 3,000 or about 14.1% of the residents aged 65 and older, Katy takes conscious efforts in providing livable communities for aging in place. Nursing home care is considered affordable at $5,627 per month, and the city has an average cost of living. Aside from Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, there are plenty of nearby hospitals in Houston for accessing quality medical care.

For seniors who require 24-hour skilled care but not hospitalization, nursing homes may be a viable long-term care option. Nursing facilities are staffed by licensed health professionals who can provide rehabilitation therapy and other forms of specialized medical care. Such high levels of care make nursing home care the most expensive option in most cities, including Katy. Subject to clinical evaluation, seniors may receive intermittent skilled nursing in alternative care arrangements such as home health care and assisted living.

This guide offers helpful information about nursing home care in Katy, its related costs and some local resources related to long-term care.

Directory of Nursing Homes in Katy, TX

The Grace Care Center of Katy

23553 W. Fernhurst Drive, Katy, TX, 77494

I spoke to a person in this facility, 88 yoa, asking for help, using the call button, nurses didn’t want the button to be used, took it away and slapped the patients hand to get the button from the … (read more)
I spoke to a person in this facility, 88 yoa, asking for help, using the call button, nurses didn’t want the button to be used, took it away and slapped the patients hand to get the button from the … (read more)

Sterling Oaks Rehabilitation

25150 Lakecrest Manor Dr, Katy, TX, 77493

i went with a friend to visit her mom Apri5,2021i couldnt believe my eyes her mom stunk so bad , blisters every where ,her bed was filthy i nfigured better care in this beautiful place .the help is h … (read more)
i went with a friend to visit her mom Apri5,2021i couldnt believe my eyes her mom stunk so bad , blisters every where ,her bed was filthy i nfigured better care in this beautiful place .the help is h … (read more)

Spanish Meadows Nursing & Rehab

1480 Katy Flewellen Road, Katy, TX, 77494

I put my mother in Spanish Meadows February 3, 2020 they started off taking care of her real good cause we Stayed on them She started getting better I am looking better when they close everything do … (read more)
I put my mother in Spanish Meadows February 3, 2020 they started off taking care of her real good cause we Stayed on them She started getting better I am looking better when they close everything do … (read more)

Heritage Park Of Katy Nursing And Rehabilitation

6001 George Bush Dr, Katy, TX, 77493

My family member was admitted here by another member of our family and it was not great when she got there three years ago. Two summers ago they started making changes and slowly the horrible staff we … (read more)
My family member was admitted here by another member of our family and it was not great when she got there three years ago. Two summers ago they started making changes and slowly the horrible staff we … (read more)

Legend Oaks Healthcare & Rehabilitation

21727 Provincial Boulevard, Katy, TX, 77450

If I could give ZERO stars I would! I am warning you to NEVER leave a loved one at this facility. Just about every nurse and nurse’s aid has the most hostile attitude toward people. I absolutely … (read more)
If I could give ZERO stars I would! I am warning you to NEVER leave a loved one at this facility. Just about every nurse and nurse’s aid has the most hostile attitude toward people. I absolutely … (read more)

Oakmont Healthcare and Rehab Center of Katy

1525 Tull Drive, Katy, TX, 77449

As far as the nursing staff goes at Oakmont, some are good and some are not. My mother-in-law was there for nine days, and if we hadn’t pushed the issue of them sending her to the hospital, she woul … (read more)
As far as the nursing staff goes at Oakmont, some are good and some are not. My mother-in-law was there for nine days, and if we hadn’t pushed the issue of them sending her to the hospital, she woul … (read more)

Solera at West Houston

2101 Greenhouse Road, Houston, TX, 77084

My mom was at Solera at West Houston for rehab. The place was very nice, well put together, and beautiful inside, but I didn’t really think that the attention that Mom needed at the time sufficed. I d … (read more)
My mom was at Solera at West Houston for rehab. The place was very nice, well put together, and beautiful inside, but I didn’t really think that the attention that Mom needed at the time sufficed. I d … (read more)

The Oaks at Brookshire

710 HWY 359 S, Brookshire, TX, 77423


Nursing Home Costs in Katy, Texas

Private-room nursing home care in Katy costs $7,635 per month, while the semiprivate room option averages $5,627.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

Nursing home care in Katy costs around $600 more than the state average, but it’s cheaper than the United States median by over $2,100. The average costs for nursing home care in semiprivate accommodations were used for amount comparisons.

As part of Greater Houston, Katy is among the most expensive areas for nursing home care in the Texas Gulf Coast region. The Beaumont area is the most affordable option in the region, costing nearly $400 less than Katy and somewhat comparable to Austin in Central Texas. Victoria and Corpus Christi are both less expensive than Katy by approximately $100 to $300.

$5627

Katy

$5019

Texas

$7756

The United States

$5262

Beaumont Area

$5353

Victoria

$5519

Corpus Christi

$5201

Austin

Note: Data for Katy was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Houston, was used instead.

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors and their families can weigh the costs of different senior options based on the appropriate level of care needed. Nursing home care has a $2,000 difference between private and semiprivate accommodations, while home care and home health care have comparable costs at $4,290, based on a 44-hour weekly schedule. Assisted living at $4,750 is the second-most expensive option after nursing home care, but its costs cover accommodations, meals and 24-hour supervision. Adult day health care is the cheapest option at $1,138, with its nonresidential setting and limited scope of care.

$4290

Home care

$4290

Home health care

$1138

Adult day health care

$4750

Assisted living

$5627

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$7635

Nursing home (private room)

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Katy, 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 Katy, Texas

Because Katy is a tri-county area, the city is served by a large number of contracted senior service providers that support aging in place. The below free resources may offer assistance with long-term care arrangements, as well as alternative options to nursing home care.

ResourceContactService
Harris County Area Agency on Aging and Houston-Galveston Area Agency on Aging(832) 393-4301 for HCAAA(713) 627-3200 for H-GAC AAAThe two Area Agencies on Aging that serve Katy’s 60+ seniors provide similar services, such as information and referrals, care coordination, in-home services, health and nutrition programs and caregiver support. Both AAAs also provide free Medicare benefits counseling under the Health, Information, Counseling and Advocacy Program and administer the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program for residents of nursing homes and other senior care facilities.
Care Connection ADRC and Texas Gulf Coast ADRC(855) 937-2372The Aging and Disability Resource Centers for Harris County and the Houston-Galveston area assist Katy seniors and their families in navigating programs and services that meet their long-term care needs. Referrals and options counseling services may be related to public and private benefits, housing, caregiver respite, senior transportation and nursing home transitions. Care Connection ADRC can also provide specialists who assist eligible veterans with the Veteran-Directed Care Program.
Meals on Wheels for Greater Houston and Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels(713) 533-4900 for Harris County(281) 633-7049 for Fort Bend and Waller CountiesIn addition to providing home-delivered meals to eligible Katy seniors, Interfaith Ministries’ Meals on Wheels for Greater Houston also provides breakfast, weekend meals and aniMeals on Wheels pet food. Fort Bend Seniors delivers hot, frozen and emergency shelf-stable meals and may also offer case management and information/referral services to homebound seniors.
Katy Christian Ministries Social Services(281) 391-9623Serving low-income Katy residents regardless of religious background or affiliation, KCM offers financial and food assistance and help obtaining Medicare, Medicaid, Harris County Gold Card and other benefits through its Health Benefits Access Program.
Catholic Charities Senior Program(713) 874-6588 for Harris County(281) 202-6200 for Fort Bend CountyThe Senior Program of Catholic Charities Galveston-Houston provides comprehensive in-home assessments, health and welfare monitoring, community referrals and social enrichment opportunities to 60+ seniors in Katy who live alone or are alone most of the day. These services are performed by case managers, field specialists and licensed social work professionals.