Longview has a population of 81,631 people, 14.7% of whom are senior citizens. There is a robust array of high-quality health care options in the area, including the Longview Regional Medical Center, which is rated high-performing in the treatment of COPD by U.S. News. The area has low nursing home costs compared to state and national averages. According to Genworth’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey, a semiprivate room in a Longview nursing home costs an average of $4,091 per month, and a private room is a little more expensive at $5,323.

Nursing homes are designed for seniors who need high levels of supervision and medical assistance around the clock. They generally have skilled nurses and highly trained aides available 24/7 to help with medication, personal care and mobility. As such, nursing home care tends to be more expensive than other types of care. However, seniors who don’t require the level of care that nursing homes provide may be able to save money by looking for assisted living or home health care options that fit their care needs.

This guide offers a breakdown of the cost of nursing homes and other types of care in Longview. It also provides a free senior resource guide.

Directory of Nursing Homes in Longview, TX

Haven Care Nursing and Rehabilitation

111 Ruthylnn Drive, Longview, TX, 75605

This is a smaller, older nursing home so it is not as ‘pretty’ as some of the other local facilities but the staff is what makes the difference. They have many employees that have been there a long t … (read more)
This is a smaller, older nursing home so it is not as ‘pretty’ as some of the other local facilities but the staff is what makes the difference. They have many employees that have been there a long t … (read more)

Summer Meadows

301 Hollybrook Drive, Longview, TX, 75601

As the primary caregiver for a senior neighbor/friend who fell and broke her hip, the challenges arising from the Covid pandemic have been more numerous than I can count. When my neighbor was unable … (read more)
As the primary caregiver for a senior neighbor/friend who fell and broke her hip, the challenges arising from the Covid pandemic have been more numerous than I can count. When my neighbor was unable … (read more)

Clairmont Longview

3201 N FOURTH ST, Longview, TX, 75605

The physical therapist are to busy playing on their laptop and cellphones to give you the attention they be giving you
The physical therapist are to busy playing on their laptop and cellphones to give you the attention they be giving you

Treviso Transitional Care

1154 E Hawkins Pkwy, Longview, TX, 75605

My stepfather had diabetes, and the food was not appropriate for him. He also found it unappetizing. Some of the staff members were excellent, such as the receptionist and the head nurse. The patie … (read more)
My stepfather had diabetes, and the food was not appropriate for him. He also found it unappetizing. Some of the staff members were excellent, such as the receptionist and the head nurse. The patie … (read more)

Pine Tree Lodge Nursing Center

2711 Pine Tree Rd, Longview, TX, 75604

When my wife was admitted she suffered from memory loss and prone to falling. I had no idea what to expect but due to the diligence of the staff her memory loss and ability to navigate without assista … (read more)
When my wife was admitted she suffered from memory loss and prone to falling. I had no idea what to expect but due to the diligence of the staff her memory loss and ability to navigate without assista … (read more)

Highland Pines Nursing Home Ltd

1100 N 4Th St, Longview, TX, 75601

If I could give Highland Pines NO stars, I would. ABSOLUTELY THE WORST PATIENT SERVICES EVER! The staff is not professional and does not attend to the patients until you complain. They do not have … (read more)
If I could give Highland Pines NO stars, I would. ABSOLUTELY THE WORST PATIENT SERVICES EVER! The staff is not professional and does not attend to the patients until you complain. They do not have … (read more)


Whispering Pines Lodge I

2131 Alpine Road, Longview, TX, 75601

My father had been in Whispering Pines Lodge after surgery. I had mixed feelings about it, the people there were very nice, the nurses and staff were doing everything they can, but they have so many p … (read more)
My father had been in Whispering Pines Lodge after surgery. I had mixed feelings about it, the people there were very nice, the nurses and staff were doing everything they can, but they have so many p … (read more)




The Willows of Kilgore

1901 WHIPPORWILL, Kilgore, TX, 75662

Today I needed help with my Mother. She became some one that needed around the clock care. Thank you for those that eased my worries and took the weight off my shoulders. Got the coverage she needed, … (read more)
Today I needed help with my Mother. She became some one that needed around the clock care. Thank you for those that eased my worries and took the weight off my shoulders. Got the coverage she needed, … (read more)


Nursing Home Costs in Longview, Texas

A semiprivate room in a Longview nursing home costs an average of $4,091. A private room is more expensive at $5,323 per month.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

Comparing the costs of semiprivate nursing home rooms across the nation, costs in Longview are more affordable than the state average of $5,019. Costs here are also significantly lower than the U.S. average of $7,756 per month.

Longview has some of the lowest nursing home costs in the state. Nearby Texarkana is slightly more expensive at $4,730. Costs in Dallas, a major Texas city, are even higher at $5,171 per month. Capital city Austin has an average cost of $5,201, and in Houston, the cost of a semiprivate nursing home room averages $5,627 per month.

$4091

Longview

$5019

Texas

$7756

The United States

$4730

Texarkana

$5171

Dallas

$5201

Austin

$5627

Houston

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Nursing home care is the most expensive type of long-term care in Longview, where a semiprivate room averages $4,091 and a private room averages $5,323. Other types of care are more affordable, including assisted living, which averages $3,995 per month. Seniors may also consider homemaker or home health aide services if they would like to remain in their homes, which both average $3,619. Adult day health care is the least expensive care option at $737 per month.

$3619

Home care

$3619

Home health care

$737

Adult day health care

$3995

Assisted living

$4091

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$5323

Nursing home (private room)

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

Seniors in Longview can make use of the following free resources. This list includes services that may help seniors remain comfortable in their homes, as well as some that can help with long-term care planning and placement.

ResourceContact Service
Area Agency on Aging of East Texas(903) 218-6500

This organization helps adults stay healthy and comfortable as they age with a variety of programs and services, including care coordination, caregiver support and health insurance counseling. A Day Activity and Health Service program provides a medically supervised environment for socialization and enrichment, and a health maintenance initiative provides access to services, such as dental care and emergency response systems. Seniors can also access transportation, nutrition and adult protective services here. 
Meals on Wheels of East Texas(903) 593-7385Volunteers at this nonprofit deliver hot, nutritionally balanced meals each day. As well as nutrition, these visits provide socialization and help ensure senior safety at home. A pet food program is available, as are heavily discounted liquid nutritional supplements.
Senior Circle Center by Longview Regional Medical Center(903) 232-3878Adults aged 50 and up can participate in an array of programs designed to promote health and wellness. Educational seminars offer information on nutrition and meal planning, medication management and personal care. Fitness workshops include tai chi, line dancing, sports and low-impact exercise classes.
Elder Options of TexasOnline onlyThis resource center connects seniors with trusted local resources for in-home and long-term care. Seniors can also access legal assistance, transportation services and care advocacy. Caregiver support, prescription assistance programs and senior moving services are also available here.