Assisted Living Dallas, TX

Dallas Assisted Living Communities

Having your loved one in Dallas under the care of a community that is licensed by the  Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services, means having the peace of mind knowing that they will be in a safe environment.These communities provide personal care, housekeeping, prepared meals and medication dispensing for your elderly or disabled family member. In Texas, assisted living provides individualized health and personal care assistance in a homelike setting with an emphasis on personal dignity, autonomy, independence and privacy.

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How to Pay for Assisted Living Care in Dallas

If you are contemplating moving yourself or a loved one into an assisted living center, determining what you can afford and what assistance you may be eligible for is a top priority. Assistance is available for some residents in Texas from government assistance programs including Medicare, Medicaid, and the US Department of Veteran Affairs. Many of these government funded assistance programs are complex and require applications and approvals. These benefits also vary state to state so if you are new to Texas, be sure you understand what coverage options and benefits are available to you.

Medicare Coverage in Texas to Supplement Assisted Living Costs in Dallas

Medicare was setup by the government to offer health care insurance for Americans 65 and older. Medicare insurance covers short term care including hospital stays, skilled nursing care, diagnostic testing, x-rays, and prescription drugs. In Texas, Medicare insurance can not be used to pay for long term health care costs associated with assisted living. Medicare will cover medication, rehab and therapy as it is prescribed by a doctor, with a start date and end date. If you or you’re loved one has recently suffered some trauma or required a hospital stay, Medicare may be able to cover the initial stay at an assisted living facility through a specified length of time. Once that time has expired and you are still in need of care and assistance, Medicaid may be your best option.

Medicaid Coverage in Texas to Supplement Assisted Living Costs in Dallas

Medicaid is designed for all Americans in need of long term care who cannot afford it on their own. Medicaid is funded at both the federal and state level. In Dallas, Medicaid covers the cost of care and services in an assisted living community but not the cost of room and board. The Texas Medicaid program is known as the STAR PLUS program. First, in order to be eligible for the STAR PLUS program, applicants must be in need of assistance carrying out activities of daily life. In addition, single applicants must be earning less than $27,000 annually, or $2,250 each month. There are additional restrictions on applicants “countable assets” that must be considered when applying.

Married applicants applying for the STAR PLUS program will have different financial requirements that will be dependent on whether one or both spouses are seeking assistance. Find more information on the Texas STAR PLUS program and how to apply here.

Learn about the Medicaid Waiver Program on our blog.

VA Benefits to Cover the Costs of Assisted Living in Dallas

Veterans who served during wartime may be eligible for financial assistance through the VA once they turn 65. Care and assistance is available to veterans and their dependents based on need. Need is determined by the VA looking at three main factors, assets, income and need. Visit the VA website for more information on eligibility or to locate a Veteran Services Officer.

Additional Assisted Living Coverage Options in Dallas

Dallas Assisted Living Care PlansThe passage of the Affordable Care Act has made way for the Community First Choice option in Dallas. This program is designed to keep aging adults in their homes longer by offering support services to assist with activities of daily life including meal prep and bathing. The benefit of the Community First Choice option over STAR PLUS enrollment is that there are no waiting lists or enrollment caps that delay access. This program allows family members, who are not spouses, to provide care and be compensated by Medicaid.


Frequently Asked Questions about Assisted living in Dallas

Is there an average price of assisted living care in Texas?

The average cost of assisted living services in Texas is $3,795 each month based on the yearly study carried out by Genworth annually. Genworth has been assessing elder care communities in the US annually for 15 years.

Does the standard of care provided usually differ by assisted living facility?

As defined by the state, assisted living villages must provide specific care programs for their residents to stay licensed. Although assisted living communities change by state, you should expect these types of services to be made available for residents:

  • Nursing Care and Medical Services
  • Distribution of Medication
  • Emergency Call Systems
  • Dining Services and Meal Prep
  • Exercise and Social Activities

What assisted living fees are tax deductible?

Under HIPPA, continued care services qualify as a non-reimbursed health related expense that may be written off. Extended care programs include most of the care provided for occupants in an assisted living community including bathing, dressing, meal prep, cleaning, and other maintenance services.

Are assisted living communities licensed in Dallas?

Every single state requires all assisted living communities to apply and obtain a license to provide care and housing programs for seniors. Assisted living facilities are not allowed to open their doors to individuals until an evaluation has been executed and a license has been provided. In addition to licensure, some centers may seek out accreditation when they are open and accreditors are able to see the assisted living community at work. When preparing to relocate into an assisted living center it is important to read about the licenses, certifications, and accreditations the community retains.


The Facts about Assisted Living in Dallas, TX

Assisted living as it exists today emerged in the 1990’s as an elder care alternative. These communities suit elders whom independent living is not appropriate for, and do not need the 24-hour medical care provided by a nursing home. Other states may use similar terms to describe assisted living which include adult care homes, congregate care and family care homes.

Dallas, TX Assisted Living Communities

In Dallas there are 174 assisted living communities that might be a right fit for you and your family. See below or click to view a list of the assisted living facilities in Dallas. Assisted living communities in Dallas range from small residential care homes to large grand communities, all offering the same basic personal care services.

Dallas is surrounded by many suburbs where you can find assisted living. Richardson, Garland and Irving are within close proximity to Dallas and provide just about everything your loved one will need.

 

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5100 Randol Mill Rd
Fort Worth, TX 76112

Cummings Assisted Living Apartments provide an option for individuals who can enjoy apartment living but need extra services. Services include meals, housekeeping, laundry, utilities, activities, transportation and assistance with medication...

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Cottonwood Creek Healthcare Community

1111 W Shore Dr
Richardson, TX 75080

Cottonwood Creek Healthcare Community is a luxury community offering services and amenities at an affordable monthly rate, in a comfortable and safe environment. Our 24-hour friendly caregivers are committed to...

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Crystal Creek at Preston Hollow

11409 N Central Expy
Dallas, TX 75243

Crystal Creek at Preston Hollow offers Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Skilled Nursing and Rehab­ilitation Services. Located near Presbyterian and Medical City hospitals,...

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Mustang Creek Estates - Allen

720 Creek Valley Ct
Allen, TX 75002

Mustang Creek Estates is a residential style assisted living and memory care neighborhood designed entirely for seniors with quality care and services at an affordable price. Our neighborhood...

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Mustang Creek Estates - Frisco

1200 W Main St
Frisco, TX 75034

Mustang Creek Estates is a residential style assisted living and memory care neighborhood designed entirely for seniors with quality care and services at an affordable price. Our neighborhood has unique...

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Mustang Creek Estates - Sachse

3900 Ranch Road
Sachse, TX 75048

Mustang Creek Estates is a residential style assisted living and memory care neighborhood designed entirely for seniors with quality care and services at an affordable price. Our neighbor­hood has unique...

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Belmont Village Turtle Creek

3535 N Hall St
Dallas, TX 75219

Belmont Village Turtle Creek provides a variety of studio, one- and two-bedroom apart­ments. Guided by university experts, the community features a unique blend of amenities combined with one...

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CC Young

4847 W Lawther Dr
Dallas, TX 75214

We are here for you. Our approach to Assisted Living is to strike the optimal balance for your individual needs – and for the way you want to live. Everything...

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Good Samaritan Society - Denton Village

2500 Hinkle Dr
Denton, TX 76201

Since 1976 Good Samaritan Society - Denton Village, a non-profit continuum care retirement community, has provided person-centered care in Independent Living, Assisted Living, Post-Acute and Rehabilitative Care. Offering a myriad...

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Good Samaritan Society - Lake Forest Village

3901 Montecito Dr
Denton, TX 76210

Good Samaritan Society - Lake Forest Village, a non-profit continuum care retirement community, provides person-centered care in Independent Living, Assisted Living, Post-Acute and Rehabilitative Care. Offering a myriad of amenities...

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Lewisville Estates

800 College Pkwy
Lewisville, TX 75077

Lewisville Estates is centrally located in beautiful and historic Lewisville in a residential neighborhood just minutes from the medical center. Experience Independent and Assisted Living unlike any other. Our staff...

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MacArthur Hills

1295 Kinwest Pkwy
Irving, TX 75063

MacArthur Hills is a distinctive community featuring the amenities of an elegant resort in an intimate residential setting, providing quality assisted living with compassion and dignity. Residents enjoy spacious, private...

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Prestonwood Court

7001 W Plano Pkwy
Plano, TX 75093

Prestonwood Court is a unique Senior Living Community featuring the amenities of an elegant resort in an intimate, residential setting. Our centerpiece is the Prestonwood Court Premier Club, with a...

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The Reserve at North Dallas

12271 Coit Rd
Dallas, TX 75251

Our community specializes in independent living so that all our residents – regardless of their care levels – can spend their retirement...

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Brookdale Tanglewood Oaks

2698 S Hulen St
Fort Worth, TX 76109

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Long Creek Assisted Living and Memory Care

301 T.C. Lupton Boulevard
Sunnyvale, TX 75182

Welcome to Long Creek, Sunnyvale’s premier and only Assisted Living and Memory Care community! At Long Creek, we understand the importance of a familiar and relaxed senior living environment. By...

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Christian Care Senior Living Community

1010 Wiggins Pkwy
Mesquite, TX 75150

Bentley Assisted Living, on the scenic 26-acre Christian Care campus, provides an option for seniors who enjoy apartment living and additional care. Services offered include emergency pendant, balanced meals, and...

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Discovery Commons at Spring Creek

3450 Wagon Wheel Rd
Garland, TX 75044

Discovery Commons At Spring Creek offers a wealth of amenities and services, everything you could ever need and want, all in one place. Plus, with our all-inclusive care, our residents...

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The Avenues of Park Forest

3344 Forest Ln
Dallas, TX 75234

Our assisted living and memory care community has been designed to provide residents with activities that encourage socialization and engage interest and interaction. Our staff...

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Elk Creek Senior Living Community

301 Elk Drive
Burleson, TX 76028

Elk Creek Assisted Living and Memory Care is located in the heart of Burleson, Texas. The Community is designed to give you the independence you desire and support when you...

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The Oaks at Flower Mound

3281 Long Prairie Rd (FM 2499)
Flower Mound, TX 75022

The Oaks at Flower Mound offers elegant yet casual living accom­modations with the convenience and privacy of your own personal suite. Our residents enjoy our beautiful outdoor courtyards,...

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Ashwood Court

7501 Glenview Drive
North Richland Hills, TX 76180

Come for the food and stay for the worry-free lifestyle. Ashwood Court’s long time staff will serve your favorite meals, take care of all your housekeeping and laundry, and are...

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Appletree Court

870 W Arapaho Rd
Richardson, TX 75080

Located in the heart of Richardson, we provide our residents with a caring, compassionate community. We offer private studios, 1 or 2 bedroom suites, rented on a monthly basis, with...

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Mustang Creek Estates - Burleson

1155 NW John Jones Dr
Burleson, TX 76028

Mustang Creek Estates is a residential style assisted living and memory care neighborhood designed entirely for seniors with quality care and services, at an affordable price. Our neighborhood has unique...

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Mustang Creek Estates - Keller

675 Rapp Rd
Keller, TX 76248

Mustang Creek Estates is a residential style assisted living and memory care neighbor­hood designed entirely for seniors with quality care and services, at an affordable price. Our neighborhood has...

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