How do I afford all this?  Ask a resident… >

A Comprehensive Look at Assisted Living in South Austin, TX

When most of us think about retirement, we picture a life of leisure — puttering around the house, traveling the world, or spending time with grandkids. However, many of us don’t expect to have health issues in the future, and those age-related conditions can make day-to-day tasks difficult; living alone without needed support can be even more challenging.

This could be the right time to consider assisted living. South Austin, TX communities like Ledgestone provide seniors with the support they need to continue living independently while offering social and recreational opportunities.

Ledgestone Senior Living | Assisted living resident on the golf course
Our assisted living residents love our mini-golf course, especially when they get a hole-in-one!

This part of the state is a remarkable retirement destination, too. It has green spaces like Zilker Park and Lady Bird Lake Park for nature lovers, a lively arts and music scene, restaurants, and shopping.

Our residents have made South Austin their home and it could be the right option for you, too. But first, let’s answer some essential questions about assisted living.

Is assisted living different from nursing homes?

Assisted Living is one type of long-term care that provides housing and personal care services for seniors, including help with mobility and managing medications. Caregivers are often available 24/7 for residents needing support with activities of daily living (ADLs) who do not require the high level of medical care offered by a nursing home. Most South Austin assisted living communities also offer social and recreational programs to help residents stay engaged and connected.

What are the costs associated with South Austin senior apartments?

Senior apartments vary in cost depending on where they’re located and the size of the unit. When you add assisted living services, like support with ADLs and community amenities and programming, the price can go up.

In Austin, the monthly cost for assisted living is slightly higher than the national average. Our cost-effective pricing comes in lower than that average for the city, which is $5,345.

Assisted living in Austin has that higher price point because it’s such a phenomenal place to live – South Austin senior apartments are in high demand. There are plenty of attractions for retirees, from tennis clubs and golf clubs to dance halls and concert halls. Seniors who call this part of Austin home never need to be bored!

What should families look for in an assisted living community?

When you’re considering different assisted living communities for yourself or a loved one, keep these factors in mind: cost, location, amenities, and care services offered.


Pricing for communities with senior apartments in South Austin is structured in different ways:

  • Some offer all-inclusive rates
  • Others charge fees for amenities and programming

Compare pricing carefully, because it’s important to find a community that fits your needs without breaking your budget.


Ask yourself these questions when thinking about the assisted living location:

  • Do you or your loved one want to be close to friends and family?
  • Would a location near the excitement of downtown Austin be best for taking advantage of all the city has to offer?
  • How about a more quiet experience in the suburbs?

Regardless of your priorities, find out if parking is available on-site; if not, inquire about scheduled transportation services.


There are important questions to ask in this category as well.

  • Is it pet-friendly? This is important for many of our residents.
  • Does it have a fitness center or outdoor areas for exercise?
  • Is there a beauty salon in the community?

Cover all these bases, so you can find a community that’s the right fit.

Care Services

One of the most important things to consider when choosing a South Austin assisted living community is the care services provided:

  • Does the community have care partners on-site 24/7?
  • What personal care services are available?
  • Are there any additional fees for these services?

We recommend asking detailed questions about care services so you can be confident you will receive the level of care needed.

What makes Ledgestone the ideal choice for South Austin Assisted Living?

In addition to our cost-effective pricing, Ledgestone offers seniors a full, vibrant, active, and happy lifestyle. When our residents aren’t busy exploring Austin, they get pampered in our on-site salon, relax in the library or lounge, and socialize with neighbors in one of our many hobby clubs or themed events.

They have peace of mind and so do their loved ones, because our caregivers are available to assist with ADLs, housekeeping, laundry, and medication management. At Ledgestone, we’re all about helping you enjoy a worry-free retirement.




Experience the Best in South Austin Senior Living

There is no one-size-fits-all solution to assisted living in South Austin, TX; what matters most is finding a place that feels like home and meets your needs. When you’re ready to start touring communities in person, we invite you to contact our team at Ledgestone in southwest Austin.

Table of Contents

Contact Us to Learn More About Our Community

The information presented on or through the website is made available solely for general information purposes. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of this information. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk. The information contained herein does not constitute the giving of medical, health, or fitness advice. Users of the website must consult their physicians regarding the applicability of any opinions or recommendations with respect to their conditions. We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by you or any other visitor to the website, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

This website uses cookies according to our Privacy Policy.