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The 5 Best Nursing Homes in Lufkin, TX for 2024

Angelina County’s seat of Lufkin, Texas, is a small community of only 34,074 residents with an estimated 15% of them being seniors aged 65 and older. Seniors in the city enjoy a Texan-specific mostly warm climate and a low cost of living. Older adults may be interested to know the area has several quality hospitals such as St. Luke’s Health Memorial Hospital and the Woodland Heights Medical Center. The Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey reports the cost of nursing homes in Lufkin cost at around $4,487 per month, making the city particularly affordable for seniors looking into long-term care options.

Nursing homes are also known as skilled nursing facilities and provide the highest level of senior care available outside of a hospital. Facilities offer both long-term care and short-term rehabilitation services. Residents receive 24/7 nursing care, supervision and assistance with daily living tasks such as bathing and dressing. Older adults who don’t require round-the-clock care might consider less costly options such as assisted living or in-home care.

This page compares nursing home costs with other areas in the state and with other types of care available. We’ve also listed several resources for people who are either considering a nursing home placement or are already residing in one.

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Nursing Home Costs in Lufkin, TX

The median monthly cost for a semiprivate room in a Lufkin nursing home is $4,487, while the average rate for a private room is $5,612.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

A nursing home resident in Lufkin pays on average $4,487 each month, making the city less expensive than the Texas median of $5,125 and substantially more affordable than the country’s average of $7,908. In nearby Longview, seniors pay $305 less than in Lufkin for nursing home care, while on the Arkansas state line, in Texarkana, nursing home rates are $349 higher. Costs in the cities of Sherman ($5,171) and Dallas ($5,627) are well above Lufkin. 

Lufkin

$4,487

Texas

$5,125

The United States

$7,908

Longview

$4,182

Texarkana

$4,836

Sherman

$5,171

Dallas

$5,627

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

If family members are unsure about the decision to place a senior loved one into a nursing home, it might help to look into the rates for other available types of care in Lufkin. Older adults who need help with some day-to-day tasks but would prefer to continue living at home may opt for an in-home caregiver which costs around $4,376 each month. Assisted living facilities offer residential care at a cost that’s $624 lower than the average price for a semiprivate room in a nursing home. 

Home Care

$4,376

Home Health Care

$4,376

Adult Day Health Care

0

Assisted Living Facility

$3,863

Nursing Home (semiprivate room)

$4,487

Nursing Home (private room)

$5,612

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Lufkin, TX

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 Lufkin, TX

Seniors in Lufkin have access to several assistance programs. Some of these may help seniors who are nursing home residents, while others might help them delay the need to move into one. 

ResourceContactService
The Deep East Area Agency on Aging Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program(409) 384-7614The ombudsman is an advocacy initiative created to protect the rights and welfare of seniors who reside in long-term care facilities. Residents get assistance from their local ombudsman when they need to file a complaint or register a concern about their facilities. Volunteers with the program work with seniors, their family members and their residential units to ensure care levels are up to state regulations.
The Aging and Disability Resource Center(855) 937-2372This service is delivered locally by the Area Agency on Aging. Older adults can contact the ADRC for assistance in identifying nearby services they qualify for. The ADRC can connect callers to helpful programs such as Medicare Low-Income subsidy, Medicare Savings Programs and the Special Nutrition Assistance Program.
Angelina County Meals on Wheels (936) 634-4179Meals on Wheels is a program that can help homebound seniors delay the transition to a nursing home by providing them with the nutrition they need. The Angelina County Senior Center provides this service at a low cost or free of charge, based on the individual's circumstances.
The Area Agency on Aging of Deep East Texas Benefits Counseling(409) 384-7614Trained and certified benefits counselors with the Area Agency on Aging can help seniors and their family members navigate the benefits system. Seniors aged 60 and older and Medicare beneficiaries can get help understanding topics such as Social Security, Medicare, long-term care insurance and Veterans Benefits. Counselors can advise and assist seniors with the application process.
Angelina County Veterans Services Office(936) 639-3833Lufkin seniors who served in the U.S. Armed Forces and their family members can receive assistance from the county’s Veterans Services Office. Older adults can receive assistance in applying for benefits and pensions their services entitle them to and can get access to veteran-specific healthcare options.

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I am currently a resident. I love this place. The building is very nice and very clean. There are gardens, a chapel, little cafes and a couple of lunchrooms. Everyone's goal is the care of...

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Very good facility with some excellent staff. I am paying for this service out of my pocket as my insurance quit and I really like some of the staff. They take good care.

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