Assisted Living in Katy, Texas
Katy is a small city approximately 30 miles west of Houston, Texas, with a population just under 20,000, of whom 12.8% are those 65 years and older. Katy has a mild climate with lows that are rarely below freezing and highs in the summer well below 100 degrees. The local area has plenty for seniors to do. Local museums include the Katy Heritage Society Railroad Museum, which has train-related exhibits, and the Katy Heritage Museum. The Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center features water aerobics and other fitness classes.
Assisted living in Katy costs $3,750 on average, although prices may vary depending on the services offered, location and amenities. There are 17 assisted living communities in the Katy vicinity and an additional six more nearby in the greater Katy area.
Paying for Assisted Living in Katy, Texas
The Cost of Assisted Living in Katy
The average monthly cost of assisted living in the Houston area, of which Katy is a part, is the same as the average cost in the state of Texas, which is $3,750. Assisted living costs in the Houston area are $301 less than the $4,051 national average. The costs in the neighboring state of New Mexico are much higher and average $4,100, while the average costs in Louisiana are only $100 less. Oklahoma is slightly lower than that, and Arkansas is substantially cheaper.
There is a wide variation of assisted living costs in other Texas cities. Further west, the monthly median cost of assisted living care in College Station is $4,163, while Dallas is $4,150. The Beaumont area is $4,395 while Corpus Christi, also along the gulf coast, is $3,639. Prices tend to be lower further from the gulf coast in some inland cities such as Waco ($3,590) and San Antonio ($3,750), while costs are greater in some inland cities, such as Austin ($5,395).
Note: Data for Katy was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Houston, was used instead.
Katy Assisted Living Financial Assistance
STAR+PLUS is a managed Medicaid care program for Texas that operates the Assisted Living Waiver (ALW) for seniors who need financial assistance with covering the costs associated with assisted living. STAR+PLUS helps seniors 65 and older who reside in Katy and meet certain income requirements to pay part of the monthly cost for assisted living. Eligible seniors can opt for assisted living rather than a more costly nursing care facility and apply their benefits to a participating assisted living facility.
Learn more about the ALW, the eligibility requirements and application process by visiting our Assisted Living in Texas page.
Katy Assisted Living Resources
|Harris County Area Agency On Aging||(832) 393-4301||The Harris County Area Agency on Aging, whose parent agency is the City of Houston Health and Human Services Department, serves the needs of adults 60 years and older throughout Harris County. The agency is funded by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services and provides services such as Meals on Wheels and runs various senior centers throughout the county.|
|Harris County Veteran Services Offices||(281) 876-6600||The Harris County Veteran Services Offices assists veterans, dependents and survivors with information and applications for available qualifying benefits that may be used toward assisted living services. Their website includes a comprehensive resource directory to find assistance with a multitude of seniors’ needs.|
|Department of Veteran Affairs||(281) 578-4600||This office helps veterans and eligible loved ones apply for benefits. This office is conveniently located for seniors who reside in Katy.|
|City of Katy Senior Services||(281) 391-4837||The Senior Services Department for the City of Katy coordinates activities and programs for active seniors and features the Fussell Senior Citizen Center built in 2012. The senior center activities calendar shows scheduled activities such as bridge, jewelry making and knitting as well as online classes.|
|RIDES||(713) 313-1765||RIDES is a specialized transportation service offered by Harris County that is available to residents in Katy. RIDES is a subsidized curb-to-curb transportation program for eligible customers and participating agencies that allows them to purchase services at a significant discount. RIDES offers regular taxi service as well as shared rides.|
Katy Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Assisted living communities located in Katy must comply with laws and regulations for the state of Texas that govern health and safety standards as well as medication, staffing and accommodations. The Texas Department of Health and Human Services oversees licensing and regulation of assisted living communities for the state of Texas. Visit our Assisted Living in Texas page to learn more about applicable laws and regulations.