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COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in San Antonio

For assisted living communities, COVID-19 rules and regulations are typically set at the state level. You can view specific rules on our guide to assisted living in TX. These rules change often, and many communities have policies in place that go above and beyond what’s required by the state, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more.

How to Pay for Assisted Living in San Antonio

Compared to the state and national average, seniors living in San Antonio pay less for their assisted living services where the monthly median costs are $3,413.

Assisted Living in San Antonio vs. Nearby Cities

The $3,413 it costs for assisted living in San Antonio is far cheaper than most other nearby cities. Only Corpus Christi, 145 miles to the south, is lower in price at $3,388. In Houston, prices are higher at $4,245, and in the state’s capital, Austin, they’re even more expensive at $5,345. Costs in Victoria are among the highest in the area at $5,600.

  • San Antonio: $3,413
  • Texas: $3,998
  • National: $4,500
  • Austin: $5,345
  • Victoria: $5,600
  • Houston: $4,245
  • Corpus Christi: $3,388

Assisted Living vs. Other Types of Care in San Antonio, TX

From simple daily tasks to higher levels of care, there are several alternatives to assisted living in San Antonio. Homemaker and home health aide services are two options. Both cost $4,576 and are ideal for seniors who prefer to age in place while receiving help with household tasks, such as cleaning and cooking, or personal care. However, home health aides also offer medical assistance. Supervision during the day is available through adult day health care for $856, where older adults receive health and therapeutic services while caregivers take a break. Seniors can get a higher level of care at nursing homes where a semiprivate room in San Antonio charges $5,232 per month.

  • Assisted Living: $3,413
  • Homemaker Services: $4,576
  • Home Health Aide: $4,576
  • Adult Day Health Care: $856
  • Nursing Home (semiprivate room): $5,232

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in San Antonio

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Other Ways to Pay for Assisted Living in San Antonio

Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about your options for making assisted living more affordable, visit our guide to Assisted Living in San Antonio.

Free and Low-Cost Assisted Living Resources for Seniors in San Antonio

There are various free and low-cost resources available to seniors living in San Antonio. They offer advice and information on several topics, such as benefits, opportunities for recreation, elder law, health services and more relating to senior living.

Resources Contact Description
San Antonio Senior Centers 210- 207-6000 San Antonio is home to 10 comprehensive senior centers. On weekdays, the centers are open 8 hours per day and offer nutritional, wellness and educational services to seniors aged 60 and over. Furthermore, the city provides seniors with seven part-time nutrition sites, where they can enjoy a midday meal and participate in wellness activities for four hours each day during the week. These sites offer arts and crafts, dance, computer classes, exercise classes, a library and a therapeutic pool.
Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) 800- 252-9240 The Bexar Area Agency on Aging is one of Texas’ 28 area agencies, serving San Antonio’s seniors. AAA provides information on senior law and rights, housing, wellness, and nutrition, as well as a variety of programs and services aimed at improving the lives of its senior citizens. These include preventive health and fall prevention, medication management, nutrition education and caregiver support.
Veterans Affairs 844- 698-2311 Veterans in San Antonio can access their benefits and get advice on housing and education services through the Veterans Affairs online portal. Users can check their claims, upload documents, view their payment histories, track their appeals and apply for education benefits. Furthermore, its services allow vets to track prescriptions, communicate with health care teams and schedule appointments with physicians.
Office of the Independent Ombudsman For State Supported Living Centers 877- 323-6466 The Independent Ombudsman For State Supported Living Centers can help seniors and their families in San Antonio with various issues. Residents of state-supported living facilities have a right to protection, and the Ombudsman advocates by investigating complaints, tracking abuse, neglect and exploitation, and referring issues that fall outside the scope of the agency’s expertise.
VeteranAid 866- 584-7191 Many veterans often are unaware of or have limited knowledge of the VA Aid and Attendance Benefit, which pays directly for assisted living. Navigating the application process can also be challenging. VeteranAid is a free resource that guides veterans and their families through determining which benefits they qualify for. There is also information on how to apply, costs and reviews of eligible communities in the area.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in San Antonio

Assisted Living Communities in San Antonio are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined by the state. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.

Laws and regulations for assisted living in Texas

The Top Assisted Living Communities in the San Antonio Area

In order to find the top assisted living communities in the San Antonio area, our team of researchers:

  • Sorted through 83 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 31 hours researching assisted living communities in San Antonio
  • Read more than 664 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 21 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of San Antonio is $3,413, which is lower than the state average of $3,998 and considerably lower than the national average of $4,500.

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Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)
Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)

Christina is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) who is passionate about seniors and their families. Along with her staff, Christina works hands-on with each client to find the best solutions for the challenges that often come with aging.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in San Antonio, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 83 communities in the San Antonio area.

Our Methodology

It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes stand out. We start by identifying problems and challenges in the senior care industry by gaining insight from conversations with industry professionals, older adults, and those that care for them. Next, our research team led by industry experts apply our data-driven research techniques to understand the magnitude of the challenge and how to overcome it. Finally, we present our findings in easy-to-understand guides and studies and share our actionable results with influencers and caregivers, as well as the general public.

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Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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