The Best Assisted Living in Austin

Matthew Jones Matthew Jones Writer and Editor

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As the state capital and home to the University of Texas, Austin is among the largest and most popular cities in Texas — for locals and visitors alike. The city is home to nearly 975,000 people, and 9.3 percent of the population is 65 years old or older.1 Austin may not have as many older adults as nearby cities such as Houston and San Antonio but it offers a variety of services and care options for the over 90,000 seniors who live there, including nearly two dozen assisted living communities.

If you or a loved one are living in Austin and struggling with daily tasks such as bathing or walking, you may want to consider assisted living. Fortunately, there are many quality communities in the area, and we’ve researched to provide you with the best assisted living communities in Austin. Continue reading to see which community may be the best fit for you or someone important in your life.

Our Methodology: How We Chose the Best Assisted Living in Austin

With a lot of great options to choose from, it can be difficult to narrow down the best assisted living communities in Austin. We spent 50 hours researching the best options in the city. To ensure we covered all the most important factors, we focused our research on the following criteria:

  • Cost: Since many older adults live on fixed incomes, the cost of assisted living is a major factor to consider. There are a lot of variables that can make assisted living more or less expensive. We focused our attention on the communities that didn’t greatly exceed the city’s average cost of assisted living and also offered good value.
  • Available care: It’s nice to find a community that can offer different kinds of care as you age. Most of the assisted living communities on our list include additional living or care options, such as independent living and memory care. You may not need those things now, but it’s nice to know they’re available if the need arises.
  • Reviews: Reviews are essential for determining what actual residents and their families think about each community. We go through a wide range of reviews to see what people say about their experiences.
  • Amenities: Assisted living isn’t just about helping with daily tasks; it’s also about creating a fun and relaxing environment. We evaluate both the quality and quantity of amenities offered in each community.
  • Location: Location is an important factor to consider, particularly for older adults who like to get out and explore their surroundings. Certain locations may also be more or less convenient for visiting family members and friends.
  • Staff size: We focus our attention on assisted living communities that offer high staff-to-resident ratios, often with a maximum of eight residents per staff member.

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