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COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in The Woodlands

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 The Woodlands

The cost of assisted living in the Woodlands is $4,245 per month, while the state average is $3,998 and the national average is $4,500 per month.

Assisted Living in The Woodlands vs. Nearby Cities

Assisted living in The Woodlands is $247 higher than the state average and $255 less than the national average. Victoria is the most expensive city in the state at $5,600 monthly, which is $1,355 more than The Woodlands. In the state capital, Austin, assisted living costs $5,345 and is $1,100 more than The Woodlands’ average. The most affordable city is Texarkana, with an average of $2,770. Assisted living is $1,475 more here than in The Woodlands.

  • The Woodlands: $4,245
  • Texas: $3,998
  • National: $4,500
  • Victoria: $5,600
  • Austin: $5,345
  • Texarkana: $2,770

Assisted Living vs. Other Types of Care in The Woodlands, TX

In the Woodlands, assisted living costs $331 less than homemaking and home health aide services, which both have an average of $4,576 per month. Adult day health care is about 76% less than the cost of assisted living, with an average of $1,009. Nursing home fees start at $5,262, with a difference of $1,017 compared to the cost of assisted living.

  • Assisted Living: $4,245
  • Homemaker: $4,576
  • Home health aide: $4,576
  • Adult day health care: $1,009
  • Nursing home: $5,262

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in The Woodlands

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Other Ways to Pay for Assisted Living in The Woodlands

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 The Woodlands.

Free and Low-Cost Assisted Living Resources for Seniors in The Woodlands

For families looking for assisted living and other long-term care services, the Texas Gulf Coast Aging & Disability Resource Center offers referral and application assistance for long-term care social benefits. Additionally, current residents can reach out to the local long-term care ombudsman through the Houston-Galveston Area Agency on Aging.

Resource Contact Description
The Houston-Galveston Area Agency on Aging (AAA)  (800) 437-7396 The Houston-Galveston AAA serves a dozen counties, including Montgomery. Seniors can find information and referral assistance for various types of personal care services and caregiver respite services, including vision and hearing care. Qualifying individuals can apply for in-home personal care services, as well as home safety repairs and modifications.
Texas Gulf Coast Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) (855) 937-2372 The Texas Gulf Coast Aging & Disability Resource Center provides long-term care assessments, where seniors and families can learn how to improve daily living and plan for the future. Serving 12 counties, including Montgomery, the ADRC is part of the No Wrong Door System that streamlines eligibility and application processes for statewide and federal benefits related to long-term care.
Montgomery County Veterans Services (936) 539-7842 Working with a network of local and nationwide healthcare providers in the VA system, the Montgomery County Veterans Services educates veterans about local resources and recognized Veterans Service Organizations. Veterans can find assistance with applying for and maintaining federal and state benefits, as well as pensions.
Texas Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (713) 993-4533 Certified by the state, ombudsmen advocate for the health and wellbeing of seniors residing in assisted living and other long-term care facilities. After thoroughly investigating complaints, ombudsmen meditate with staff to resolve any issues, no matter how small. The volunteer-based program offers educational resources for residents and can help families search for local assisted living facilities.
Medicare Benefits Counseling (800) 437-7396 Medicare Benefits Counseling, provided by the Houston-Galveston AAA, offers free and unbiased assistance to seniors and their families. The program can help seniors compare and apply for insurance policies, including supplemental and long-term care coverage options. Low-income families can find financial aid to cover out-of-pocket costs for assistive devices and other medical supplies.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in The Woodlands

Assisted Living Communities in The Woodlands 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 The Woodlands Area

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

  • Sorted through 57 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 15 hours researching assisted living communities in The Woodlands
  • Read more than 455 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 10 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 The Woodlands is $4,245, which is higher than the state average of $3,998 and 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 The Woodlands, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 57 communities in the The Woodlands 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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