Cedar Hill has a small-town vibe and plenty of laid-back charm, but it’s conveniently located just minutes away from the bustling Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Cedar Hill State Park is one of the city’s most popular attractions, where seniors can hike wooded trails or enjoy fishing and boating at Joe Pool Lake. Mild winter weather, a thriving economy and senior-friendly tax laws are just a few reasons retirees settle in Cedar Hill. The city is home to 47,930 people, and almost 9% of residents are aged 65 and up. 

Assisted living is ideal for seniors who can no longer live independently on their own but don’t need the level of supervision a nursing home provides. It includes personal care, housekeeping, transportation and other amenities. Assisted living in Cedar Hill costs an average of $4,400 per month, about $400 more than the Texas average of $3,998.

This guide covers several benefits and drawbacks of assisted living in Cedar Hill, the cost compared to nearby cities and free resources for seniors in the area.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Cedar Hill, TX

Morada Cedar Hill Assisted Living

225 W. Pleasant Run Rd, Cedar Hill, TX, 75052

I chose to move my mom to Morada Cedar Hill Assisted Living, because they have a lot of activities, really nice dining settings, and individual apartments. The staff is also really friendly. They have … (read more)
I chose to move my mom to Morada Cedar Hill Assisted Living, because they have a lot of activities, really nice dining settings, and individual apartments. The staff is also really friendly. They have … (read more)

Cedar Hills Senior Living

602 East Beltline Road, Cedar Hill, TX, 75104

My brother is in Cedar Hill Senior Living. They’re great. I like the age group, the activity, and the care. It was a small and quiet community, so I felt that it’s something that would fit his needs b … (read more)
My brother is in Cedar Hill Senior Living. They’re great. I like the age group, the activity, and the care. It was a small and quiet community, so I felt that it’s something that would fit his needs b … (read more)

Elshadai Care Home

1225 Nutting Street, Cedar Hill, TX, 75104


2013, 2014

Brookdale Mansfield

1771 Country Club Drive, Mansfield, TX, 76063

Located in Mansfield, Texas, Brookdale Mansfield features access to several stores and restaurants. Visitors note the spacious apartments, on-site swimming pool and the warm, welcoming staff. The comm … (read more)
Located in Mansfield, Texas, Brookdale Mansfield features access to several stores and restaurants. Visitors note the spacious apartments, on-site swimming pool and the warm, welcoming staff. The comm … (read more)

2019

Cedar Bluff Assisted Living & Memory Care

354 Matlock, Mansfield, TX, 76063

Cedar Bluff Assisted Living & Memory Care was a very lovely facility with good amenities, a clean new building that looked well-kept, friendly staff, and lots of social engagement. I saw many more … (read more)
Cedar Bluff Assisted Living & Memory Care was a very lovely facility with good amenities, a clean new building that looked well-kept, friendly staff, and lots of social engagement. I saw many more … (read more)

2018

Morada Grand Prairie

355 W Westchester Pkwy, Grand Prairie, TX, 75052

Morada Grand Prairie’s assisted living was nice, but more expensive than I could afford. It was fine, but the only problem was to live there, I’d have to give up my toys. My boat, my garage, full of t … (read more)
Morada Grand Prairie’s assisted living was nice, but more expensive than I could afford. It was fine, but the only problem was to live there, I’d have to give up my toys. My boat, my garage, full of t … (read more)

Walnut Creek Assisted Living & Memory Care

2281 Country Club Dr., Mansfield, TX, 76063

Beautiful facility, the staff is amazing my mom absolutely loves it there she brags on the food all the time. Greatly enjoys the church service that terry put together. she says it makes it feel like … (read more)
Beautiful facility, the staff is amazing my mom absolutely loves it there she brags on the food all the time. Greatly enjoys the church service that terry put together. she says it makes it feel like … (read more)

Midtowne Assisted Living and Memory Care

910 South 9th Street, Midlothian, TX, 76065

My father moved to Midtowne Assisted Living and Memory Care. I like their facility, it’s very clean. They had a lot of people out and moving around and interacting during the day, and I just felt comf … (read more)
My father moved to Midtowne Assisted Living and Memory Care. I like their facility, it’s very clean. They had a lot of people out and moving around and interacting during the day, and I just felt comf … (read more)

2016

Abby’s Place

5819 Summerwood Drive, Grand Prairie, TX, 75052

Abby’s Place is a comfortable, family-owned assisted living facility located near Lynn Creek Park in the Grand Prairie, Texas area. The surrounding Lynn Creek Hills neighborhood is quiet and relaxing … (read more)
Abby’s Place is a comfortable, family-owned assisted living facility located near Lynn Creek Park in the Grand Prairie, Texas area. The surrounding Lynn Creek Hills neighborhood is quiet and relaxing … (read more)

Highlands Village Senior Living

120 Regency Parkway, Mansfield, TX, 76063

Highlands Village was nice, really new, and clean. The rooms were small. The staff was very helpful and willing to negotiate. They really wanted to get my business, and they were very nice. The facili … (read more)
Highlands Village was nice, really new, and clean. The rooms were small. The staff was very helpful and willing to negotiate. They really wanted to get my business, and they were very nice. The facili … (read more)

A Daughter’s Care – Cedarbrook House

1237 Cedarbrook Trail, Lancaster, TX, 75146

A Daughter’s Care was very nice. They offer everything that they advertise as far as medication management, assistance with ADL, food prep, and all of those things. Because of COVID, the tour was limi … (read more)
A Daughter’s Care was very nice. They offer everything that they advertise as far as medication management, assistance with ADL, food prep, and all of those things. Because of COVID, the tour was limi … (read more)

Rising Sun Residential Care Facility

325 Squirebrook Dr, Desoto, TX, 75115

Rising Sun Residential Care Facility was a house and I liked it a lot. The residents were friendly and nice. The bedroom was spacious, nice, and had plenty of closet space. They have the hospital styl … (read more)
Rising Sun Residential Care Facility was a house and I liked it a lot. The residents were friendly and nice. The bedroom was spacious, nice, and had plenty of closet space. They have the hospital styl … (read more)

Graceful Arms Senior Living

1415 Big Stone Gap Rd, Duncanville, TX, 75137

Graceful Arms Senior Living is an assisted living facility located in DeSoto, Texas, near the Cedar Ridge Nature Preserve and less than 2 miles from four different hospitals. Family members describe t … (read more)
Graceful Arms Senior Living is an assisted living facility located in DeSoto, Texas, near the Cedar Ridge Nature Preserve and less than 2 miles from four different hospitals. Family members describe t … (read more)

Mayberry Gardens

540 E. Polo Rd., Grand Prairie, TX, 75052

Mayberry Gardens is fairly new. It’s only two and a half years old and seems like you get a lot for the money. It’s very reasonable. The rooms were very nice with nice furniture. They’re very roomy an … (read more)
Mayberry Gardens is fairly new. It’s only two and a half years old and seems like you get a lot for the money. It’s very reasonable. The rooms were very nice with nice furniture. They’re very roomy an … (read more)

Legacy Oaks of Midlothian

614 S 14th Street, Midlothian, TX, 76065

It was the director that toured us at Legacy Oaks of Midlothian, and she impressed me very well with how much she loved the people there. The patients knew who she was, so that tells me she interacts … (read more)
It was the director that toured us at Legacy Oaks of Midlothian, and she impressed me very well with how much she loved the people there. The patients knew who she was, so that tells me she interacts … (read more)

Meadow Creek Senior Living

2400 West Pleasant Run Road, Lancaster, TX, 75146

Meadow Creek Senior Living is very nice but too expensive for me. The staff was very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. The room I saw was nice and spacious. They have a game room, a mailroom, and … (read more)
Meadow Creek Senior Living is very nice but too expensive for me. The staff was very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. The room I saw was nice and spacious. They have a game room, a mailroom, and … (read more)

A Daughter’s Care – Shennandoah House

521 Shenandoah Drive, Desoto, TX, 75115

A Daughter’s Care – Shennandoah House is conveniently located in Desoto, TX, near shopping, Highway 67, and a nature preserve and trails. Visitors and residents enjoy how clean and bright the faciliti … (read more)
A Daughter’s Care – Shennandoah House is conveniently located in Desoto, TX, near shopping, Highway 67, and a nature preserve and trails. Visitors and residents enjoy how clean and bright the faciliti … (read more)

West Lake Assisted Living

1003 Westlake Drive, Desoto, TX, 75115

West Lake Assisted Living was the first one I toured. It was kind of deceptive in the description. There was a lady in there who needed help. I told the staff member that she needed to help this lady … (read more)
West Lake Assisted Living was the first one I toured. It was kind of deceptive in the description. There was a lady in there who needed help. I told the staff member that she needed to help this lady … (read more)


Victorian Place

1061 Westlake Dr., Desoto, TX, 75115


What to Consider About Assisted Living in Cedar Hill

Assisted living facilities in Texas are licensed and regulated by the Health and Human Services Commission. Visit its website to learn more about laws and regulations for licensing, staffing, security and accommodations in long-term care facilities throughout the state.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Cedar Hill

  • Seniors in Cedar Hill can get health care at one of several medical centers and urgent care clinics, including Methodist Family Health Center, PrimaCare Medical Center and CareNow Urgent Care. Retirees looking for more options or certain specialist services may need to travel to Dallas or other surrounding cities for care.
  • STAR Transit offers low-cost Medicaid transportation to many destinations in Ellis, Navarro, Rockwall and Kaufman counties. Disabled seniors and veterans aged 60 and over can qualify for a reduced fare. Buses are wheelchair accessible, and attendants can help frail seniors with shopping trips and provide limited assistance at medical appointments.
  • The cost of living in Cedar Hill is slightly higher (102.2) than the national index (100). Transportation (119.7), utilities (102.4) and median home prices are more expensive than average, while health care (94), housing (93.1) and groceries (98.1) are more affordable.
  • Texas has no state income tax, and retirees aren’t taxed on Social Security, pension distributions and other types of retirement earnings. Property taxes can be high for homeowners, although Cedar Hill gives a $30,000 city tax exemption for residents 65 and up.
  • Weather is generally warm and sunny throughout the year, with an average high of 95 in July and a low of 34 in January. The city receives about 229 days of sunshine, compared to the national average of 205. It’s rare to see snow in Cedar Hill – the city gets an average of zero inches annually (the U.S. average is 28 inches).
  • Cedar Hill is safer than 16% of U.S. cities, with the safest neighborhoods found in the southern part of the city. It has a violent crime rate of 2.07 per 1,000 residents compared to the Texas average of 4.19. However, the property crime rate is slightly higher (26.2) than the state average (23.9). Though assisted living communities have 24/7 staff on hand and security to ensure residents’ safety.

Paying for Assisted Living in Cedar Hill

Assisted living in Cedar Hill costs an average of $4,400 per month, according to Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey. That’s about $400 pricier than the Texas average and $100 more than the country as a whole.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

At $4,400, assisted living in Cedar Hill is more expensive than nearby cities, largely due to its proximity to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Seniors in Abilene pay less, where assisted living costs $3,750. Prices drop even further to $3,495 in Wichita Falls. To the south in Waco, rates are similar to Abilene’s at $3,763. Tyler’s prices are among the cheapest in North Texas, with retirees there paying an average of $3,450 for care.

$4400

Cedar Hill

$3998

Texas

$4300

The United States

$3750

Abilene

$3495

Wichita Falls

$3763

Waco

$3450

Tyler

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Cedar Hill retirees have other choices when it comes to long-term care. For about $4,385 per month, seniors can get homemaker services or a home health aide who provides light medical care in the comfort of their own homes. People who only need daytime supervision may consider adult day health care, which is the cheapest option at just $1,571 monthly. Nursing homes provide 24-hour supervision, but this type of care is the most expensive at $5,171 for a semiprivate room and $6,692 for a private one.

$4385

Home care

$4385

Home health care

$1571

Adult day health care

$4400

Assisted living

$5171

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$6692

Nursing home (private room)

 Note: Care cost data for Cedar Hill was not available, so data for the closest city, Dallas, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Cedar Hill

The Texas Department of Health and Human Services can help seniors find assisted living homes in Cedar Hill, Texas, within their budget and that provide the level of care they require. Those with Medicaid, Medicare or SSI income, may be eligible for assisted living financing. The STAR+PLUS serves specific areas of the state, providing an alternative to nursing facility placement and also covers the cost of assisted living.

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Texas

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 Cedar Hill

Residents of Cedar Hill have access to many free resources, programs and services aimed at helping seniors throughout the city. Provided by nonprofit organizations and government agencies, these include long-term care counseling, wellness programs and financial assistance programs for low-income older adults.

Resource

Contact

Service

(800) 447-7169

The Area Agency on Aging of Central Texas helps seniors and their families navigate decisions about various topics, including assisted living, financial planning and public benefits. AAACT hosts several support groups for caregivers, as well as free health classes that teach seniors to manage diabetes and other chronic conditions.

(972) 692-4939

This agency can help veterans and their dependents apply for pensions, disability compensation and Aid and Attendance, which provides funds to pay assisted living costs for eligible individuals. Its website has information about emergency financial aid, burial benefits and training programs for veterans seeking employment.

(214) 823-5700

Provided by The Senior Source, the Ombudsman Program works to protect the rights of retirees in long-term care. Ombudsmen investigate complaints regarding unsanitary conditions, staffing issues, neglect and other concerns that impact a senior's quality of life. Its staff can also help seniors and their families choose the best assisted living community for their needs.

(214) 997-3639

This organization provides free, durable medical equipment loans to residents of Dallas County. Its selection regularly changes but can include wheelchairs, bathroom aids, walkers and bedside equipment. Medical scooters and powerchairs may also be available. Seniors must have an income no higher than 200% of the federal poverty level to qualify for a loan.

(214) 525-6122

Texas Senior Corps RSVP is a volunteer opportunity program for people 55 and up. Seniors can use their skills and life experience in various ways, including preparing meals for the needy, providing transportation or teaching other retirees about Medicare.

(972) 291-5353

The Cedar Hill Senior Center offers crafts classes, games, fitness programs and other fun activities to residents 55 and up. People who love traveling can join a group day trip to visit local attractions or extended trips to popular tourist destinations around the country.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Cedar Hill

Cedar Hill-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 Texas