Burleson, Texas, is part of the greater Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, located just outside of Fort Worth. It’s a family-friendly community with a history as a “cow town,” and it’s close enough to the Fort Worth stockyards for residents to attend different events throughout the year there. As part of one of the largest urban areas in the state, Burleson affords residents ready access to several comprehensive medical centers, an international airport, and plenty of entertainment destinations, from the Dallas Zoo to the Perot Museum of Science and Nature

Burleson’s senior citizens number about one in eight of the city’s 48,000 residents, and many of these individuals may be contemplating their long-term care options. Assisted living communities are an ideal place for people who need a little extra help with daily life and may be unable to live independently in their own homes. They typically provide a private residence, nutritious meals and different activities on premises, as well as some transportation and a nurse on staff. 

This guide provides an overview of assisted living in Burleson, which averages $4,400 per month, plus some benefits and drawbacks of living here. We also include free resources for seniors and their families to enhance their quality of life. 

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Burleson, TX

2016

Heritage Place Assisted Living

621 Old Hwy 1187, Burleson, TX, 76028

Heritage Place Assisted Living is a large facility on the north side of Burleson, Texas. It’s located less than a mile away from a major medical center, Texas Health, as well as several shopping malls … (read more)
Heritage Place Assisted Living is a large facility on the north side of Burleson, Texas. It’s located less than a mile away from a major medical center, Texas Health, as well as several shopping malls … (read more)

Mustang Creek Estates – Burleson

1155 NW John Jones, Burleson, TX, 76028

Mustang Creek Estates-Burleson is located 17 miles south of Fort Worth in Burleson, Texas, ten minutes from Hidden Creek Golf Course and Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth. Visitors give high ma … (read more)
Mustang Creek Estates-Burleson is located 17 miles south of Fort Worth in Burleson, Texas, ten minutes from Hidden Creek Golf Course and Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth. Visitors give high ma … (read more)

Elk Creek Assisted Living and Memory Care

301 Elk Drive, Burleson, TX, 76028

Elk Creek Senior Living Community is located in Burleson, Texas, just a few blocks from a variety of shops and family dining restaurants and only a short drive from Wakefield Heights Park. Visitors cl … (read more)
Elk Creek Senior Living Community is located in Burleson, Texas, just a few blocks from a variety of shops and family dining restaurants and only a short drive from Wakefield Heights Park. Visitors cl … (read more)

Morada Burleson

611 NE Alsbury Blvd, Burleson, TX, 76028

Morada Burleson used to be called Covenant Place Burleson before, but they got bought out. They became very understaffed and unable to handle my mom’s level of care. The first time she was there was t … (read more)
Morada Burleson used to be called Covenant Place Burleson before, but they got bought out. They became very understaffed and unable to handle my mom’s level of care. The first time she was there was t … (read more)

2016

Bethesda Gardens Assisted Living and Memory Care, Fort Worth

5417 Altamesa Boulevard, Fort Worth, TX, 76123

Bethesda Gardens Assisted Living is located in the Wedgwood section of Fort Worth, Texas, on the southern edge of the Metroplex. Loved ones and residents appreciate the facility’s roomy living areas a … (read more)
Bethesda Gardens Assisted Living is located in the Wedgwood section of Fort Worth, Texas, on the southern edge of the Metroplex. Loved ones and residents appreciate the facility’s roomy living areas a … (read more)

Anchor Way Senior Care

10805 W Cleburne Road, Crowley, TX, 76036

Anchor Way Senior Care is a 16-bed assisted living facility nestled on over five acres of property in Crowley, Texas, just a short drive from Benbrook Lake and Chisholm Trail Community Center. Visitor … (read more)
Anchor Way Senior Care is a 16-bed assisted living facility nestled on over five acres of property in Crowley, Texas, just a short drive from Benbrook Lake and Chisholm Trail Community Center. Visitor … (read more)

The Grandview of Chisholm Trail

8533 Brewer Blvd, Fort Worth, TX, 76123


St. John’s Residential Care Home

4444 Mallow Oak Dr, Fort Worth, TX, 76123


St. John’s Residential Care Home

4448 Mallow Oak Dr, Fort Worth, TX, 76123


Fleurdleys Assisted Living

6104 Rendon New Hope Rd, Fort Worth, TX, 76140

Fleurdleys Assisted Living is a 13-person facility located in Fort Worth, Texas, just a short drive from Timber View Park and several casual dining restaurants. Family members appreciate the private, … (read more)
Fleurdleys Assisted Living is a 13-person facility located in Fort Worth, Texas, just a short drive from Timber View Park and several casual dining restaurants. Family members appreciate the private, … (read more)

Rose Terrace Assisted Living

4704 Whistler Drive, Fort Worth, TX, 76133

Rose Terrace Assisted Living is situated in the peaceful Southwest neighborhood district in Fort Worth, Texas, close to the Hulen Mall, Movie Tavern and USMD hospital. Loved ones praise the hands-on, … (read more)
Rose Terrace Assisted Living is situated in the peaceful Southwest neighborhood district in Fort Worth, Texas, close to the Hulen Mall, Movie Tavern and USMD hospital. Loved ones praise the hands-on, … (read more)

Casablanca Assisted Living And Memory Care

6617 Dan Danciger Rd, Fort Worth, TX, 76133

Casablanca Assisted Living and Memory Care is located in Fort Worth, Texas, near the Pecan Valley Park and approximately two miles from the Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. … (read more)
Casablanca Assisted Living and Memory Care is located in Fort Worth, Texas, near the Pecan Valley Park and approximately two miles from the Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Burleson

Burleson assisted living communities are licensed and regulated by the Texas Department of Health. Communities are rated as either Type A or Type B, depending on the level of supervision and assistance they offer. Regular inspections assess the cleanliness and livability of each community and the training and certification of the staff members.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Burleson

  • Texas doesn’t have a state income tax for any type of income, including Social Security and withdrawals from retirement accounts. In addition to this tax benefit, seniors also receive a homestead tax exemption and a property tax deferral, which can help those with limited means. 
  • The cost of living in Burleson is very close to the national median, 101.8 compared to 100. Housing costs are the least expensive category, 88.1. Health care, another important consideration for the elderly, is the most expensive category, at 115.3. 
  • Seniors can feel more secure when spending time out in the Burleson community knowing that violent crime rates are significantly lower than the national average, 11.4 compared to 22.7. Property crime rates are also lower, 32.3 in the city as opposed to 35.4 for the nation as a whole. 
  • Burleson, as a suburb of Fort Worth, shares its distinction as one of the AARP’s Networks of Age-Friendly Communities. Age-friendly communities are those considered to be particularly amenable to seniors, including accessibility, access to resources and an emphasis on the comfort of elderly residents.
  • The water quality in Burleson is excellent, rating a 100/100, the highest score available, which is particularly important since the city can get very hot in the summertime. However, the air quality is notable below the U.S. average, 38/100 compared to 58/100. 
  • Summertime in North Texas can get very hot, and Burleson is no exception, with July high temperatures of 95 degrees and 229 days of sunshine each year, compared to the national average of 205. Winters are mild, however, with January low temperatures of 34 degrees and about an inch of snowfall each year. 
  • Seniors in Burleson may have fewer choices for health care close to home, as the number of doctors per 100,000 residents is less than half the national average, 91 compared to 210. However, the city is close to many world-class hospitals, including Baylor, Scott, and White and Texas Health Presbyterian

Paying for Assisted Living in Burleson

Burleson seniors can expect to pay $4,400 per month on average for assisted living, a figure a few hundred dollars higher than the Texas average of $3,998 and a little more than the national average of $4,300, according to Genworth Financial’s Cost of Care Survey 2020

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Burleson’s assisted living fees are higher than in many nearby cities. Sherman, to the north, Tyler, to the east, and Waco, between Burleson and Austin, are all considerably less per month at $3,400, $3,540 and $3,763 respectively. Austin, the state capital, is closer to Burleson’s monthly average at $4,250. 

$4400

Burleson

$3998

Texas

$4300

The United States

$3400

Sherman

$3450

Tyler

$4250

Austin

$3763

Waco

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living isn’t the only type of elder care choice seniors in Burleson have. People who only need care and supervision on the weekdays may opt for adult day health care, which offers many of the same services as assisted living. People who have chronic medical conditions or need significant assistance may be best served by accommodations in a nursing home, which averages $5,171 for a semiprivate room and $6,692 for a private one. Homemakers and home health care services, both of which average $4,385 per month, help seniors aging in place at home maintain their independence. 

$4385

Homemaker Services

$4385

Home Health Aide

$1571

Adult Day Health Care

$4400

Assisted Living Facility

$5171

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$6692

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Data for Burleson was not available, so data for the closest city, Dallas, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Burleson

The Texas Department of Health and Human Services can help seniors on a limited income with placement in an assisted living center that suits their level of care. Seniors on Medicaid or Medicare, or those receiving SSI income or VA benefits, may also qualify for partial payment of their assisted living fees.  This occurs through the STAR+PLUS serves specific areas of the state, with benefits that include partial payment for assisted living or nursing home care. 

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Texas page.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Burleson

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 Burleson

The Burleson community and the greater DFW area provide several free resources for seniors and their families to help ease the transition into assisted living, obtain government benefits and health care and enhance their independence and overall quality of life.

ResourceContactDescription
The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Tarrant County (ADRC)(855) 937-2372Tarrant County residents 60 and older have access to several programs to enhance their lives, including transportation assistance to doctor’s appointments or medical treatments and help applying for health insurance or location health care resources. The ADRC also schedules health screenings and educational programs about topics that concern seniors such as fall prevention, identifying signs of a heart attack or stroke and the early indications of dementia.
Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman(877) 787-8999Long-term care ombudsman representatives advocate for the interests of individuals living in long-term care communities such as assisted living. Ombudsmen lobby at the state and local level for greater regulations and oversight of these homes, and they accept complaints from residents of these homes, referring them as appropriate to the right government regulatory agency.
North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging(800) 272-3921The regional Agency on Aging administers several services for seniors, including funding senior centers, which provide a place for seniors to gather with friends, participate in group activities or fitness classes and learn new skills or join a hobby group. Representatives of the AAA can also help seniors and their families apply for Social Security and Medicaid, find the right assisted living home and ease the transition process into a group living setting.  
Mid-Cities Care Corps(817) 282-0531This community outreach organization has a mission to help reduce the sense of loneliness and isolation that many Fort Worth area seniors feel. Volunteers provide companionship to seniors living in their homes and visit those in long-term care communities. Limited transportation and escorts to medical appointments and errands are also provided.
DFW DME Exchange of Dallas Inc.(214) 997-3639DFW seniors who cannot afford their own durable medical equipment may visit the Durable Medical Equipment Exchange and borrow what they need indefinitely. Items include wheelchairs, canes, walkers and rollators; showering and toileting chairs; blood pressure cuffs or TTY kits and accessibility equipment such as wheelchair ramps.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Burleson

Burleson-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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Burleson