37 Assisted Living Facilities near Bedford, TX
There are 37 Assisted Living Facilities in the Bedford area, with 5 in Bedford and 32 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Bedford is $3,575 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,500. Cheaper nearby regions include North Richland Hills with an average starting cost of $3,453.
To help you with your search, browse the 309 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Bedford. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Bedford 4.2 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Euless with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 11 families in Bedford find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Bedford, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Bedford, TX
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Bedford
Bedford is a suburb of Fort Worth, Texas, and part of the busy DFW metroplex. Bedford itself is one of the smaller DFW suburbs, with a quaint downtown hosting frequent street festivals, outdoor concerts, and plenty of shopping and dining experiences. The population of Bedford is 49,000, 16 percent of whom are seniors aged 65 and older. Many of these retirees may need to transition into one of the city's four assisted living facilities.
The Texas Department of Health and Senior Services licenses assisted living facilities, with regulations that are based on residents' level of independence. Assisted living communities are listed as Type A, meaning that residents don't require overnight supervision or staff assistance to evacuate in an emergency.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Bedford
Cost of living in Bedford is 116, 16 points higher than the national average of 100. The higher housing costs, 129 compared to 100, are the reason. While Bedford is one of the lower cost of living suburbs in DFW, higher housing costs could raise assisted living operating costs and thus resident fees. Healthcare and grocery costs, both important to seniors, are slightly lower than the national average, at 97 and 93, respectively.
Weather in Bedford means mild winters with little snow and long, hot summers with July highs reaching consistently into the 90s. While seniors in assisted living may find warmer temperatures relieves certain health conditions, those sensitive to high heat may be uncomfortable.
- Texas does not have a state income tax, which may give seniors in Bedford a little extra money to pay for assisted living expenses. This exemption includes retirement income and Social Security benefits.
- Bedford residents have access to the Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB) public bus transportation system. Paratransport is also offered. The HEB system offers reduced rates for seniors aged 65 and over.
- The Bedford area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Texas Health Harris Methodist Hurst-Euless-Bedford and Northeast Community Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Bedford, as part of the greater Dallas - Fort Worth area, is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, meaning that its elected leadership “has made the commitment to actively work toward making their town, city or county a great place for people of all ages,” according to AARP.
Paying for Assisted Living in Bedford
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Bedford start around $3,575 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.
It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Bedford and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Bedford
Texas seniors may be eligible for the STAR-Plus Medicaid waiver, which can cover some of the costs associated with assisted living. Bedford seniors who receive SSI income, Medicaid, or Medicare may be eligible for this, although it's not available in all parts of the state nor for all seniors.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Texas page.
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Texas page.
Free Assisted Living Resources in Bedford
Bedford and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
To see a list of free assisted living resources in Bedford, please visit our Assisted Living in Texas page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Bedford
Bedford-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Texas are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Texas page for more information about these laws.
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Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Bedford
Review of Elmcroft of Bedford
Elmcroft of Bedford Elmcroft was very clean. The people there were great. Elmcroft was really right up there with the other places I went to. They had a really nice courtyard that you could go out ... Read more
Review of Parkwood Healthcare
My mother recently became a resident of Parkwood after being in my home 8 years. The transition was necessary as her cognitive abilities have deteriorated. I have to work, and she can’t be left al... Read more
Review of Parkwood Healthcare
Have heard your social worker impossible to deal with-will make my own judgement shortly. After calling six times to the administrator and his asst. And no return phone call and then being informed... Read more