Seniors in New Braunfels who no longer wish to live alone may consider moving to an assisted living community. The care these facilities offer isn’t for those who need daily medical services, but it does help with activities like grooming, dressing and medication management. The Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey discloses that assisted living residents in New Braunfels pay $3,413 per month for housing and services, which is well below state and national averages.
Continue reading to learn more about how local care costs compare to rates in other cities and to learn how to pay for care.
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1. Rio Terra Retirement
2294 E. Common Street, New Braunfels, TX, 78130
Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living
Hundreds of thousands of American seniors utilize assisted living, a figure that is only growing. For these seniors, assisted living combines residential housing,assistance in daily activities, and some healthcare. These communities also strive to provide an atmosphere that is comfortable and engaging for their residents… Read More >
COVID-19 Rules and Restrictions for Assisted Living in New Braunfels
COVID-19 restrictions and rules for Assisted Living Facilities are typically set by the state – to see the rules in your state, you can read our guide to Assisted Living in Texas. Keep in mind that there may be other policies that communities put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.
Paying For Assisted Living in New Braunfels
Assisted living facilities in New Braunfels charge an average monthly rate of $3,413.
The Cost of Assisted Living in New Braunfels
New Braunfels is one of the most affordable places in the state and nation for assisted living, with facilities charging an average of $3,413 monthly for services. This is nearly $600 below the state norm of $3,998, and it’s about $1,100 lower than the national average of $4,500.
The United States
In New Braunfels, seniors in assisted living facilities pay an estimated $3,413 for services. Few Texas cities have lower care costs, but you may find more economical rates in San Angelo, where the monthly average is $3,000. In Wichita Falls, rates are about $100 higher than in New Braunfels ($3,505), and in Dallas, care costs come in at $4,195. Seniors pay $4,372 in Beaumont and $5,345 in Austin.
Note: Data for New Braunfels was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, San Antonio, was used instead.
How to Get Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in New Braunfels
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
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:
Life Insurance Policy
Long-Term Care Insurance
For more information about your options for making assisted living more affordable, visit our guide to Assisted Living in Texas.
The New Braunfels Senior Center is a favorite gathering spot for city residents aged 50 and older. Members can participate in an array of social, educational and recreational activities, including various games, common-interest clubs, computer classes, first-aid training, exercise sessions and water aerobics. The Center features a fitness center and heated outdoor pool, and the staff coordinates health and wellness checks and organizes fun group outings and trips.
Senior veterans and their family members can contact the Comal County Veteran Services office for assistance with obtaining state and federal benefits related to their military service. CCVS staff can help seniors file for medical benefits, disability compensation, VA pensions and top-up programs, such as Aid and Attendance and the Housebound Allowance.
The Alamo Area Agency on Aging serves Comal and 11 surrounding counties. The Agency provides New Braunfels residents aged 60 and older with access to a range of aging-related programs and services. Available resources include benefits counseling, care coordination, nutritional counseling and wellness programs.
Trained volunteers and staff with the Long-Term Care Ombudsman’s office investigate complaints and help residents resolve concerns related to their care and living conditions. Each assisted living facility in New Braunfels has an assigned ombudsman who can advise residents about their rights and advocate on their behalf.
Alamo Regional Transit, in cooperation with the Alamo Area Council of Governments, provides curb-to-curb, ADA-compliant transportation services for residents of New Braunfels. Individuals in need of additional assistance may qualify for door-to-door services. Rides may be scheduled for a variety of purposes, such as medical appointments, shopping and personal business.
The Texas Legal Services Center offers free legal advice to New Braunfels residents aged 60 and older through its Legal Hotline for Texans. Advice and counseling are provided on noncriminal legal matters related to Medicaid, Medicare and other public benefits, consumer issues, guardianship concerns and the creation of powers of attorney, advance directives and wills. Staff can also help seniors access no-cost legal forms and refer them to other nonprofit and government services and free resources. Interested seniors can apply for assistance by phone, or via the Center’s website.
New BraunfelsAssisted Living Laws and Regulations
Assisted Living Facilities in the New Braunfels area are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined at the state level. For an overview of those rules and regulations, see the information below. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.