For seniors searching for an assisted living facility in southeast Texas, the city of Beaumont offers many advantages for retirees and seniors. Located in the Piney Woods and near the Gulf of Mexico, Beaumont residents enjoy a humid subtropical climate with moderate winters. The city began with a boom in 1901 with the discovery of oil and retains the boom spirit today as it works to preserve historic sites and at the same time promote growth.
Assisted living facilities, or ALFs, provide care for people who are no longer able to live independently, but who do not need the care provided by a nursing home. Assisted living helps with the activities of daily living such as meals, transportation and medication management and also provides scheduled activities and outings. In the Beaumont area, along with assisted living facilities, you will find nursing homes, independent living, hospice care and in-home care. Beaumont has the advantage of a low cost of living index, 17 points below the national average. The monthly average cost of a one-bedroom in an assisted living is $3,200. The cost of in-home care from a home aide averages $3,241 a month, and the cost of a semi-private room in a nursing home is $4099.
For seniors who enjoy outings, Beaumont offers many opportunities to visit museums. There are museums to satisfy those who love history, art and nature. The McFaddin-Ward House showcases an antique furniture collection, and the Edison Museum features exhibits about Thomas Edison.
American art is featured at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas. The museum is open 7 days a week and admission is free.
The Beaumont Botanical Gardens offer ten acres of walking trails and scenic ponds. The Big Thicket National Preserve and Perlstein Park appeal to those who love nature. Music lovers enjoy the annual Beaumont Jazz and Blues Fest. Live music is offered in the downtown Crockett Street Dining and Entertainment District.
You can begin your search for a Beaumont area assisted living facility or other care option at SeniorLiving.Org. The search feature allows you to enter an address or zip code, and you will be directed to a list of facilities that will meet your needs.