A Texas community that is close to the geographic center of the state embodies the true heart of Texas, and for those looking for an assisted living facility, Abilene presents the ideal location for seniors and retirees. With a legacy of western history, Abilene abounds with many activities for seniors who want to be involved in the community.
Assisted living is designed for seniors who need assistance with daily activities such as meals, medication supervision, transportation and coordination of services of outside health care providers. Abilene assisted living provides a residential alternative to nursing home care and offers many opportunities for social activities.
With a population of 120,000, Abilene is fortunate to have a low cost of living index, 17 points below the national average. For the 12% of the population who are over 65 years of age, long-term or short-term care includes assisted living facilities or ALFs, nursing homes, independent living, in home care, hospice care and continuing care retirement communities or CCRCs. The average monthly cost of assisted living for a one-bedroom is $3,543. A home health aide for in home care costs $2,856 per month, and nursing home care for a private room is $4,928 per month.
A strong family atmosphere permeates nearly all of the recreational activities in this central Texas community. An historic downtown offers a walking tour with 28 sites and trolley buses. The Grace Cultural Center is a restored 1909 hotel that houses a museum, an art museum and special exhibits. The performing arts are abundant with an opera company, a philharmonic orchestra, two community theater groups and three university theaters. Abilene features 26 parks; Nelson Park is the largest and has paddleboats, a festival garden and the Abilene Zoo. Each May the community hosts the Western Heritage Classic, a three-day weekend focusing on western life. A ranch rodeo, a parade and a chuck wagon cook-off highlight the celebration. Each September the West Texas Fair and Rodeo brings more of the western life to the community for ten days.
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