Northeast of San Antonio, sits the pleasant city of New Braunfels. It’s home to approximately 90,000 residents, of which 14.8% are aged 65 and over. The city’s wealth of medical facilities factor in its attraction for seniors, such as the PAM Speciality Hospital, which focuses on rehabilitating patients with long-term acute conditions, and the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital with its specialist stroke care services. Another factor is the city’s attractive nursing home costs. The 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey notes that a semiprivate room costs $5,338 per month on average, which is substantially lower than the national average of $7,756.

Nursing homes provide a high level of care and attention to seniors who cannot be supported in their own homes. They typically offer skilled nursing services 24 hours a day while enabling seniors to live as independently as possible within a safe environment. As a consequence of this level of care, nursing homes tend to cost more than other senior care services, such as assisted living and home health care.

This guide’s purpose is to provide examples of the costs of care communities in New Braunfels and some local resources that can benefit seniors.

Directory of Nursing Homes in New Braunfels, TX

2013

Pinnacle at Eden Hill

631 LAKEVIEW BLVD, New Braunfels, TX, 78130

Edenhill Communities is located in a quiet, secluded area in New Braunfels, Texas, not far from Comal River, Landa Parkand and a selection of shops and restaurants. Visitors are impressed by the frien … (read more)
Edenhill Communities is located in a quiet, secluded area in New Braunfels, Texas, not far from Comal River, Landa Parkand and a selection of shops and restaurants. Visitors are impressed by the frien … (read more)

Sundance Inn Health Center

2034 SUNDANCE PARKWAY, New Braunfels, TX, 78130

Having to select a "step-down" facility for a family member with little notice, I had limited time to research facilities, and was also faced with the issue of most local facilities experiencing curre … (read more)
Having to select a "step-down" facility for a family member with little notice, I had limited time to research facilities, and was also faced with the issue of most local facilities experiencing curre … (read more)

Kirkwood Manor

2590 LOOP 337 N, New Braunfels, TX, 78130

My sister is at Kirkwood Manor. The place looks very nice and clean, and it does not have any odor. I’ve been in some that are really bad. My sister was not happy when she was put in a 14-day quaranti … (read more)
My sister is at Kirkwood Manor. The place looks very nice and clean, and it does not have any odor. I’ve been in some that are really bad. My sister was not happy when she was put in a 14-day quaranti … (read more)

Colonial Manor Care Center

821 US HWY 81 W, New Braunfels, TX, 78130



Nursing Home Costs in New Braunfels, Texas

Semiprivate rooms in New Braunfels’ nursing homes average at $5,338, while private rooms are slightly higher at $6,737.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

Using the average monthly costs of semiprivate rooms in nursing homes as a guide, the figure of $5,338 for New Braunfels is substantially less expensive than the average city across the U.S. However, it is above the average for Texas at $5,019 per month. 

The residents of New Braunfels and Victoria’s nursing homes have similar costs, with only a $15 difference. Care in Austin is $137 cheaper than in New Braunfels at $5,201 per month. Costs escalate in Houston at $5,627, and in Laredo, nursing home care is $624 higher than in New Braunfels at $5,962 monthly.

$5338

New Braunfels

$5019

Texas

$7756

The United States

$5353

Victoria

$5627

Houston

$5201

Austin

$5962

Laredo

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Nursing home costs in New Braunfels can be substantial at $5,338 and $6,737 for semiprivate and private rooms.. It’s worth comparing them to other options, particularly if the family isn’t sure if a nursing home is an appropriate environment for their loved one at this stage in their life. The most affordable option is adult day health care at $795. Assisted living at $3,599 is the next cheapest option. Home care comes in next at $4,290, with home health care averaging $4,385. 

$4290

Home care

$4385

Home health care

$795

Adult day health care

$3599

Assisted living

$5338

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$6737

Nursing home (private room)

Note: Data for New Braunfels was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, San Antonio, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in New Braunfels, 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 New Braunfels, Texas

Below is a list of resources for New Braunfels seniors living at home to delay nursing home placement until the time is right. Seniors and their families will find information on nutrition, socialization and exercise programs as well home repair and maintenance. There is also a resource to help seniors transition to long-term care in a nursing home.

ResourceContactService
Comal County Senior Citizens Foundation(830) 629-4547This facility runs a wealth of programs and activities for seniors. It can help seniors develop their fitness and well-being through a series of exercise programs and classes focusing on healthy nutritional habits. It is also a place for seniors to socialize, attend live events by local musicians, and join trips to the Lucky Eagle Casino. 
Wilson County Senior Wellness Center(830) 629-4547From its location next to the Wilson County Show barn, this service provides free meals for the over 60s, Monday to Friday, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. It’s an opportunity to mingle with other seniors and make new friends. The center also provides a meals-on-wheels service for homebound seniors. Donations are welcome but not compulsory. 
AniMeals & More(830) 629-4547This service is available to seniors aged 60 and over who are homebound. In addition to delivering food for their pets, it can assist with veterinary services. 
Home Repair(830) 629-4547This program is funded by the City of New Braunfels grant for the Minor Home Repair Program and administered by the Comal County Senior Citizens Foundation. If the senior resides in the house, is 63+ and lives within HUD income limits, they may be eligible for assistance with small repairs to their home.
New Braunfels Food Bank(830) 327-6010The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) provides USDA food for income-eligible seniors aged 60+ who live at home. The service also provides nutritional guidance for seniors at risk of malnutrition. Additionally, qualifying seniors can purchase fresh vegetables and fruits at the senior farmers’ market using SFMNP vouchers.
Bexar County Area Agency on Aging(210) 477-3275The Bexar County Area Agency on Aging serves seniors in the San Antonio area, including in New Braunfels. Resources include counseling on Medicare benefits and entitlements for those aged 60 and over, referrals to appropriate agencies for information and assistance, care coordination to help seniors manage their health care needs and ombudsman services for seniors residing long-term care facilities.