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

  • Sorted through 49 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 9 hours researching assisted living communities in Waco
  • Read more than 105 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 8 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 Waco is $3,590, which is considerably lower than the state average of $3,750 and the national average of $4,051.

Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner
Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner

Jonathan Frank is a Licensed Social Worker with over 10 years experience working with the geriatric population in a variety of different settings. He received his Masters degree from Rutgers University with a certificate in Aging and Gerontological Services. Additionally, he is a Certified Dementia Practitioner accredited by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Jonathan also has Bachelors degree in psychology and worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for 14 years. His passion lies with the elderly and ensuring they age with dignity.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Waco, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 49 communities in the Waco area. Trusted Communities spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Waco area to allow seniors and their families to find the community that’s right for them. Click through the facilities listed below to read in-depth reviews, what residents are saying, and details such as base pricing, room types, and more.

Arbor House of Waco
Studios, Companion Suites
Assisted Living, Memory Care
Not Listed
Located 45 minutes north of Austin, Arbor House provides personalized support to assisted living residents and compassionate care in a secure community for those with memory loss. Private studios or two-room suites, each equipped with a call button or medical alert pendant, make it easy for residents to summon a Care Friend nurse for assistance 24/7. Yoga classes, walking groups and personalized exercise programs help seniors stay active and fit. Live entertainment, shopping excursions and dining out in local restaurants help create an engaging, fulfilling lifestyle in this fun, upscale community.
What Residents are Saying:
Reviewers think staff members are very friendly. One says, "I just moved my mom into Arbor House of Waco. The staff was so nice and helpful in the moving process. Mom is loving all of her new friends and the staff. It is beautiful and the rooms are big. So glad we found Arbor House."
4.29 out of 5 stars
(50) Reviews
2418 Marketplace Dr., Waco, TX 76711
Brookdale Lake Brazos
Brookdale Lakeshore
Heartis Waco
Providence Village
Ridgecrest Retirement and Health Care
Stoney Brook of Hewitt
The Delaney at Lake Waco

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.

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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