Conveniently located on the I-35 corridor halfway between Dallas and Austin, Waco assisted living facilities are truly in the heartland of Texas. The city of Waco has much to offer seniors and retirees who enjoy an active lifestyle. The subtropical climate features mild to cool winters allowing many outdoor activities year round. A city with a population of about 125,000, Waco has three institutions of higher learning and offers many cultural entertainments for people of all ages. The low cost of living index, more than 14 points below the national average, and excellent health care through two local hospitals are additional features that make Waco a most desirable location for assisted living.
Other options for long-term care in the Waco area are nursing homes, in-home care and hospice care. Assisted living is a long-term or short-term care option that combines housing, health care and support services as they are required and is designed for those individuals who may need assistance with daily living activities such as meals, medication management and transportation. A one-bedroom in an assisted living facility averages $2,845 per month, and a semi-private room in a nursing home averages $3,802 per month. An option that utilizes a home health aide for in-home care costs $3,049 per month.
For seniors who enjoy an active lifestyle, Waco has many options for outdoor and cultural activities. Waco offers three tours—a downtown walking tour, a cemetery tour and a family fun tour. Museums abound in Waco; the Dr. Pepper Museum is a favorite point of interest as well as the Mayborn Museum Complex, the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame and Museum, Texas Sports Hall of Fame and the Waco Mammoth Site.
The Cameron Park Zoo is another favorite spot for an outing. In the center of the city on the Brazos River is the Riverwalk and Indian Spring Park which hosts many festivals through the year. Lake Waco, located with the city limits, provides more outdoor activity and fishing opportunities for residents.
For assistance in beginning your search for assisted living in the Waco area, you may go to SeniorLiving.Org. You will be able to enter advanced search information in order to find the facility that will meet your needs.