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Cost of Texas Nursing Homes

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of skilled nursing in Texas is $4,258 per month.

The monthly base rate for Texas nursing homes is typically lower when compared to neighboring states. Texas is also less expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for a in Texas. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

The rate for a is typically higher. In Texas, the average cost is $5,718.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

Texas$4,258
Oklahoma$4,441
Louisiana$4,715
Arkansas$4,715
New Mexico$6,220
U.S.$6,692

Texas Nursing Home Statistics

Texas contains 1228 certified Medicare and Medicaid nursing homes. These nursing homes have a total of 133,801 available beds for skilled nursing residents and at the time when we updated this data 69% of those beds were full. The overall average Medicare 5 Star Quality rating for Texas skilled nursing homes is 2.8 which ranks 51 nationally.

Below, we display graphs that show the breakdowns of various important quality ratings and other helpful statistics for skilled nursing facilities in Texas. You can use these statistics to compare an individual nursing home against the averages of the other Texas facilities.

Overall Ratings of Texas Nursing Homes

Capacity of Skilled Nursing Facilities in Texas

Ownership of Nursing Homes in Texas

Percent of Texas Nursing Homes in a Hospital

Percent of Texas Facilities that are in Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Percent of Texas Skilled Nursing Facilities with Counseling

Number of Complaints in the Past Year per Skilled Nursing Facility in Texas

Researching Skilled Nursing Facilities in Texas? Ask these questions:

  • What are the staffing ratios per resident per day and how does that compare to other nursing homes in Texas?
    Does the nursing home's reported time compare favorably to other Texas nursing homes?
  • What is the nursing home's staff turnover like?
    How does this staff turnover compare to other facilities in Texas?
  • How much time do the nursing home's staff spend with residents each day?
    Compare the daily time spent to other facilities in Texas.
  • How does the nursing home's quality measures compare against other Texas facilities?
    Compare the long stay and short stay quality measures against other Texas nursing homes.
  • What's the nursing home's Medicare rating and how does that compare to others in Texas?
    The Medicare rating is based on evaluation of Texas's nursing homes.
  • What types of activities does the nursing home offer residents?
    Is there a monthly activity calendar? What resident activities are available?
  • Is transportation offered to the nursing home residents?
    How does this compare to other Texas nursing homes?
  • Does the nursing home accept Medicaid?
    If you cannot afford the service, does the facility accept Texas Medicaid?

Important Helpful Contacts for Nursing Home Residents and Seniors in Texas

Have a complaint about a Texas Nursing Home? If you or a loved one in Texas have a complaint about the qualify of care or overall conditions in a nursing home located in Texas, report it to:
Department of Aging and Disability Services
dads.state.tx.us
Local: (512) 438-4800
Tollfree: (800) 458-9858
Do you have a dispute with a nursing home in Texas or maybe you are simply seeking some more information regarding the care or services received? If so, your local long-term care ombudsman is a valuable resource. You can contact them at:
Long Term Care Ombudsman of Texas
dads.state.tx.us
Tollfree: (800) 252-2412
As a Texas resident, do you have questions about your Medicare coverage or a Medigap Policy? You can contact the Texas state department of insurance at:
Insurance Department of Texas
tdi.texas.gov
Local: (512) 463-6169
Tollfree: (800) 252-3439
Are you aware of all the Texas health-based programs and services that may be available? If not, the Texas Health Department is a valuable resource, contact at the following:
Department State Health Services- Facility Licensing Group & Regulartory Licensing Unit
Local: (512) 458-7111
Are you on a low income in Texas and having trouble covering your medical bills? The Texas medical assistance office may be able to help, contact at:
Health and Human Services Commission of Texas
hhsc.state.tx.us
Local: (512) 424-6500
Local TDD: (512) 407-3250
Tollfree: (877) 541-7905
Are you familiar with the Texas Area Agencies on the Aging and all the assistance they can provide to you?

These offices provide a number of different services to Texas residents that are 60 years of age and older. The AAAs can assist and offer guidance on nutrition, caregiver support, assistance programs and referrals, ombudsmen assistance, insurance counseling and even transportation.

Find and Contact your local Texas AAA below:

Area Agency on Aging of the Panhandle
Amarillo, TX
(806) 331-2227
South Plains Association of Governments-Area Agency on Aging
Lubbock, TX
(806) 762-8721
Area Agency on Aging of North Texas
Wichita Falls, TX
(940) 322-5281
Ark-Tex Area Agency on Aging
Texarkana, TX
(903) 832-8636
East Texas Area Agency on Aging
Kilgore, TX
West Central Texas Council of Governments- Area Agency on Aging
Abilene, TX
(325) 793-8417
Rio Grande Area Agency on Aging
El Paso, TX
(915) 533-0998
Area Agency on Aging of the Permian Basin
Midland, TX
(432) 563-1061
Area Agency on Aging of the Concho Valley
San Angelo, TX
(325) 223-5704
Area Agency on Aging of the Heart of Texas
Waco, TX
(254) 292-1837
Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area
Austin, TX
(512) 916-6062
Brazos Valley Area Agency on Aging
Bryan, TX
(979) 595-2800
Area Agency on Aging of Deep East Texas
Jasper, TX
(409) 384-7614
Area Agency on Aging of Southeast Texas
Beaumont, TX
(409) 924-3381
Golden Crescent Area Agency on Aging
Victoria, TX
(361) 578-1587
Area Agency on Aging of the South Texas Development Council
Laredo, TX
(956) 722-3995
Area Agency on Aging of the Coastal Bend
Corpus Christi, TX
(361) 883-3935
Lower Rio Grande Valley Area Agency on Aging
Weslaco, TX
(956) 682-3481
Area Agency on Aging of Texoma
Sherman, TX
(903) 813-3575
Area Agency on Aging of Central Texas
Belton, TX
(254) 770-2330
Middle Rio Grande Area Agency on Aging
Carrizo Springs, TX
(830) 876-3533
North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging
Arlington, TX
(800) 272-3921
Community Council of Greater Dallas, Dallas Area Agency on Aging
Dallas, TX
(214) 871-5065
Tarrant County Area Agency on Aging
Fort Worth, TX
(817) 258-8082
Houston-Galveston Area Agency on Aging
Houston, TX
(713) 627-3200
Harris County Area Agency on Aging
Houston, TX
Alamo Area Agency on Aging
San Antonio, TX
(210) 362-5200
Bexar Area Agency on Aging
San Antonio, TX
(210) 362-5200

For national organizations, see our list of senior care resources

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