The Texas Aging Statistics & Resource Guide contains key information, links and statistics for senior citizens in Texas. With an aging population and the average cost of care averaging between $21.00 an hour for home care to $6,418 a month for skilled nursing care, Texas is typically less expensive than the national average.  This guide also contains helpful contact information for county offices, Alzheimer’s Disease organizations and government agencies that offer assistance to caregivers and senior citizens.

Texas Key Statistics

Choosing Long Term Care in Texas

  • Texas Home Care Agencies Directory: The average hourly home care rate in Texas is $21.00, making Texas less expensive than the national average ($22.50) for home care. 
  • Texas Adult Day Care Directory: The average cost of adult day care in Texas is $704 per month making Texas less expensive than the national average ($1,625) for adult day care.
  • Texas Assisted Living Directory: The average cost of assisted living in Texas is $3,750 per month making Texas less expensive than the national average ($4,051) for assisted living.
  • Texas Skilled Nursing Directory: The average cost of skilled nursing in Texas is $6,418 per month making Texas less expensive than the national average ($8,517) for skilled nursing.

Texas Senior Services

Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) 

Address: Brown-Heatly Building, 4900 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78751-2316, P.O. Box 13247, Austin, Texas 78711-3247

Phone: 512-424-6500

TTY: 512-424-6597

Media: 512-424-6951

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Texas State Plan on Aging

Texas Elder Justice and Advocacy

To report abuse of a senior who is not in a health care facility call the Elder Abuse Hotline at (800) 252-5400 or 1-512-834-3784

To report abuse of a senior in a nursing home or assisted living facility, or is in his or her home and relies on a home health provider, call the Texas Department of State Health Services at (800) 458-9858.

To report abuse of a senior in a long-term care facility that receives Medicaid funding, call the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit at (512) 463-2011 (Austin), toll-free at (800) 252-5400 or by e-mail at: mfcu@texasattorneygeneral.gov

Texas Support for Caregivers

Texas Senior Disaster Preparedness

Texas Health Care Fraud

Texas Long-Term Care Ombudsman

State Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Address: 701 W. 51st Street, W250, Austin, TX   78751

Phone: 512-438-4265

Toll Free: 1-800-252-2412

Fax: 512-438-3233

Email: ltc.ombudsman@hhsc.state.tx.us

Texas Medicaid Elderly & Disabled Waiver Programme

Texas Medicare and Insurance Counseling

Texas Elderly Nutrition & Wellness

Texas Prescription Assistance

Texas County Offices for Aging

Area Agency on Aging of the Panhandle (Armstrong, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Childress, Collingsworth, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Donley, Gray, Hall, Hansford, Hartley, Hemphill, Hutchinson, Lipscomb, Moore, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Swisher, Wheeler)

Address: PO Box 9257, Amarillo, TX, 79105

Phone: 800-460-2226

Phone: 806-331-2227

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Area Agency on Aging of the South Plains (Bailey, Cochran, Crosby, Dickens, Floyd, Garza, Hale, Hockley, King, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Motley, Terry, Yoakum)

Address: PO Box 3730, Freedom Station, Lubbock, TX 79452

Phone: 888-418-6564

Phone: 806-687-0940

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Area Agency on Aging of North Texas (Archer, Baylor, Clay, Cottle, Foard, Hardeman, Jack, Montague, Wichita, Wilbarger, Young)

Address: PO Box 5144, Wichita Falls, TX 76307

Phone: 800-460-2226

Phone: 940-322-5281

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North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging (Collin, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, Wise)

Address: 616 Six Flags Drive, Arlington, TX 76011

Phone: 800-272-3921

Phone: 817-695-9196

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Ark-Tex Region Area Agency on Aging (Bowie, Cass, Delta, Franklin, Hopkins, Lamar, Morris, Red River, Titus)

Address: 4808 Elizabeth Street, Texarkana, TX 75503

Phone: 800-372-4464

Phone: 903-832-8636

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Area Agency on Aging of East Texas (Anderson, Camp, Cherokee, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Marion, Panola, Rains, Rusk, Smith, Upshur, Van Zandt, Wood)

Address: 1501 Pentecost Road, Kilgore, TX 75662

Phone: 800-442-8845

Phone: 903-218-6500

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Area Agency on Aging of West Central Texas (Brown, Callahan, Coleman, Comanche, Eastland, Fisher, Haskell, Jones, Kent, Knox, Mitchell, Nolan, Runnels, Scurry, Shackelford, Stephens, Stonewall, Taylor, Throckmorton)

Address: 3702 Loop 322, Abilene, TX 79602

Phone: 800-928-2262

Phone: 325-793-8417

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Rio Grande Area Agency on Aging (Brewster, Culberson, El Paso, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Presidio)

Address: 8037 Lockheed, Suite 100, El Paso, TX 79925

Phone: 800-333-7082

Phone: 915-533-0998

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Area Agency on Aging of the Permian Basin (Andrews, Borden, Crane, Dawson, Ector, Gaines, Glasscock, Howard, Loving, Martin, Midland, Pecos, Reeves, Terrell, Upton, Ward, Winkler)

Address: PO Box 60660, Midland, TX 79711

Phone: 800-491-4636

Phone: 432-563-1061

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Area Agency on Aging of the Concho Valley (Coke, Concho, Crockett, Irion, Kimble, Mason, McCulloch, Menard, Reagan, Schleicher, Sterling, Sutton, Tom Green)

Address: 2801 W. Loop 306, Suite A, San Angelo, TX 76904

Phone: 877-944-9666

Phone: 325-223-5704

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Area Agency on Aging of the Heart of Texas (Bosque, Falls, Freestone, Hill, Limestone, McLennan)

Address: 1514 S. New Road, Waco, TX 76711

Phone: 254-292-1800

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Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area (Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Llano, Travis, Williamson)

Address: 6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165, Austin, TX 78744

Phone: 888-622-9111 ext. 6062

Phone: 512-916-6062

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Brazos Valley Area Agency on Aging (Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Robertson, Washington)

Address: 3991 East 29th, Bryan, Texas 77802

Phone: 800-994-4000

Phone: 979-595-2806 Ext. 5

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Area Agency on Aging of Deep East Texas (Angelina, Houston, Jasper, Nacogdoches, Newton, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity, Tyler)

Address: 1405 Kurth Drive, Lufkin, TX 75904

Phone: 800-256-6848

Phone: 409-384-5704

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Area Agency on Aging of Southeast Texas (Hardin, Jefferson, Orange)

Address: 2210 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, TX 77703

Phone: 800-395-5465

Phone: 409-899-8444

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Houston-Galveston Area Agency on Aging (Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Walker, Waller, Wharton)

Address: PO Box 22777, Houston, TX 77227

Phone: 800-437-7396

Phone: 713-627-3200

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Golden Crescent Area Agency on Aging (Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Gonzales, Jackson, Lavaca, Victoria)

Address: 1908 N. Laurent, Suite 600, Victoria, TX 77901

Phone: 800-574-9745

Phone: 361-578-1587

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Alamo Area Agency on Aging (Atascosa, Bandera, Comal, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, McMullen, Medina, Wilson)

Address: 8700 Tesoro Drive, Suite 160, San Antonio, TX 78217

Phone: 866-231-4922

Phone: 210-362-5212

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Area Agency on Aging of the South Texas Development Council (Jim Hogg, Starr, Webb, Zapata)

Address: PO Box 2187, Laredo, TX 78044

Phone: 800-292-5426

Phone: 956-722-3995

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Area Agency on Aging of the Coastal Bend (Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Duval, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Live Oak, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio)

Address: 2910 Leopard Street, Corpus Christi, TX 78408

Phone: 800-817-5743

Phone: 361-883-3935

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Area Agency on Aging of the Lower Rio Grande Valley (Cameron, Hidalgo, Willacy)

Address: 255 South Kansas, Weslaco, TX 78596

Phone: 800-365-6131

Phone: 956-682-3481

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Area Agency on Aging of Texoma (Cooke, Fannin, Grayson)

Address: 1117 Gallagher Drive, Sherman, TX 75090

Phone: 800-677-8264

Phone: 903-813-3505

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Area Agency on Aging of Central Texas (Bell, Coryell, Hamilton, Lampasas, Milam, Mills, San Saba)

Address: 2180 North Main Street, Belton, TX 76513

Phone: 800-447-7169

Phone: 254-770-2344

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Area Agency on Aging of the Middle Rio Grande Development Council (Dimmit, Edwards, Kinney, La Salle, Maverick, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde, Zavala)

Address: 307 W. Nopal, Carrizo Springs, TX 78834

Phone: 800-224-4262

Phone: 830-757-6122

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Dallas Area Agency on Aging (Dallas)

Address: 1341 West Mockingbird Lane, Suite 1000W, Dallas, TX 75247

Phone: 800-252-9240

Phone: 214-871-5065

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Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County (Tarrant)

Address: 1500 N. Main, Ste. 200, Fort Worth, TX 76164-0448

Phone: 817-258-8102

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Bexar Area Agency on Aging (Bexar)

Address: 8700 Tesoro Drive, Suite 160, San Antonio, TX 78217

Phone: 866-231-4922

Phone: 210-477-3275

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Harris Area Agency on Aging (Harris)

Address: 8000 N Stadium Drive, 3rd Floor, Houston, TX 77054

Phone: 800-213-8471

Phone: 832-393-4301

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Resources

National Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

Texas Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

Alzheimer’s Organizations & Resources

Texas Senior Health Studies

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