Texas LTC cost now exceeds $125,000 per year

June 1, 2023

Studies show Texas long-term care costs continue to rise. This makes Texas long-term care insurance a necessity for all but the very wealthy.

In 2022, the cost of a Texas long-term care facility was $85,107 ($233/Day) for just one year of care, and on average people need 3 years of care. That would amount to $255,000 at today’s cost and $461,000 by 2041 ($153,713 per year).

The City of Corpus Christi, TX has the highest long-term care facility costs today with a private room being $126,655 per year ($347/day). Midland has the second highest long-term care facility cost in Texas at $122,914 per year ($336/day). McAllen and Austin have the third and fourth highest cost at $112,420 per year ($308/day) and $107,675 ($295/day), respectively.


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Texas Long-Term Care Costs – 2022 (annual)

RegionNursing Home
(private room)
Nursing Home
Assisted Living
(private room)
Home Health Aide
(44 Hrs/wk)
State Median
Austin Area$107,675$71,175$64,140$62,348
Beaumont Area$88,440$63,875$52,464$52,624
Brownsville Area$97,455$69,350$48,000$34,320
College Station Area$66,430$56,575$47,979$54,866
Corpus Christi$126,655$63,875$40,659$43,472
Dallas Area$101,525$67,525$50,340$58,344
El Paso$87,874$58,583$45,000$43,472
Houston Area$93,075$63,145$50,940$54,912
Killeen Area$90,338$62,963$50,598$53,722
McAllen Area$112,420$73,548$58,200$34,320
San Angelo$80,300$57,853$36,000$54,340
San Antonio Area$83,220$62,780$40,950$54,912
Sherman Area$91,250$62,050$42,000$57,200
Wichita Falls$68,255$56,575$42,060$44,341
Source: Cost of Care Survey 2021 (Genworth.com), site accessed 06/06/2023

Both long-term care and short-term care insurance is available in Texas. Affordable long-term care insurance premiums are available and will depend on your age and health history. We also provide detailed comparisons to the AARP long-term care insurance plan.

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