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 Dallas?

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 in Dallas?

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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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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CC Young Senior Living

4847 W Lawther Dr
Dallas, TX 75214

Our approach to Assisted Living is to strike the optimal balance for your individual needs — and for the way you want to live. It reflects our founder’s mission to...

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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. With a highly desirable Las Colinas location, we’re convenient to the finest...

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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 years enjoying their time to the fullest. Our...

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Villagio Senior Living of Carrollton

1029 W Seminole Trl
Carrollton, TX 75007

Villagio of Carrollton specializes in Assisted Living and Memory Support in our lovely neighborhood location. In each area of our community we focus on matching the natural rhythm of each...

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Trinity Terrace

1600 Texas St
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Trinity Terrace, a not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community, offers Assisted Living in spacious one-bedroom apartment homes as part of our continuum of care. Designed to help residents maintain their treasured...

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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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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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Dancing River Grapevine

3735 Ira E Woods
Grapevine, TX 76051

Our community consists of assisted living and memory care suites located in the heart of Grapevine. Residents enjoy the many amenities offered within our community, from the beautifully landscaped garden...

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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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StoneCreek North Richland Hills

8505 Mid Cities Blvd
North Richland Hills, TX 76182

StoneCreek’s Exceptional Senior Living for Residents Age 55 and Over Come, and enjoy life lived to the fullest at StoneCreek. Located in North Richland Hills, Texas, our senior living community...

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The Grandview of Chisholm Trail

8533 Brewer Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76123

The Grandview of Chisholm Trail is nestled in a quiet, residential neighborhood in the countryside of southwest Fort Worth. Our premier assisted living and memory care community features both beautiful...

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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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Anthology of Denton

1919 Brinker Rd
Denton, TX 76208

Anthology of Denton is home to a new kind of senior living community. It’s a place where residents engage with one another as friends and neighbors, surrounded by individualized support...

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Anthology of Plano

3670 Mapleshade Ln
Plano, TX 75075

At Anthology of Plano, you will find a warm and homey community where seniors aspire to live their best lives each day. We offer senior living options for both Assisted...

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Anthology of Stonebridge Ranch

3300 S Stonebridge Dr
McKinney, TX 75070

In heart of McKinney sits a new kind of community for seniors. At Anthology of Stonebridge Ranch, you will find bright and airy spaces filled with the sounds of vibrant...

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Fleurdleys Assisted Living

All-Inclusive country setting with secure gated entry, home is nestled on 6 wooded acres with owners/mana­gers, Dan and Rose Swinyar, Licensed Nursing Home Adminis­trator and RN. Fleurdleys, an alternative to...

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HarborChase of Southlake

700 E State Highway 114
Southlake, TX 76092

HarborChase of Southlake Assisted Living and Memory Care represents the next level in senior living. Here, you’ll discover stimulating activities, customized programs, generous amenities and innovative health services, all delivered...

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Heartis Arlington

3424 Interstate 20
Arlington, TX 76017

Live well. Live with heart. Imagine a place where you can relax and enjoy life to the fullest. A place where good taste is indulged with chef-prepared meals, community is...

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Heartis Mid Cities

2308 Highway 121
Bedford, TX 76021

Heartis Mid-Cities provides personalized care that meets specific needs, as well as diverse programming for a lifestyle of meaning, engagement, and fulfillment. Our assisted living residents enjoy spacious apartments and...

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Juliette Fowler Communities

1234 Abrams Rd
Dallas, TX 75214

Love people. Pursue excellence. Make a difference. These statements define us. Life at Fowler is comfortable, friendly and supportive. We are not “one size fit all” – your personal services...

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The Oxford Grand Assisted Living & Memory Care

2851 Orchid Dr
McKinney, TX 75070

The Oxford Grand provides vibrant assisted living and innovative memory care with exceptional staffing ratios; personalized care; and life engagement seven days a week. Call or stop by today to...

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