64 Assisted Living Facilities near Dallas, TX
Dallas is a great retirement destination for seniors that love it’s warm climate, rich history, and cultural focus on art such as local musicians, the historically famous Texas Theatre, and the thrilling rodeo shows. To help seniors in Dallas find the assisted living community that’s right for their family, we’ve researched and compiled in-depth information about the cost of care, how to pay for care, and important local laws and regulations involving senior care and assisted living.
With an average cost of $4,061 in Dallas, it’s often difficult to find assisted living communities that provide high-quality care at an affordable price. At Caring.com, our mission is to make this process as smooth and painless as possible, and we’ve helped many families along the way.
This guide provides everything you need to quickly compare communities and narrow your search, including 300 unique reviews from residents and our comprehensive database that gives pricing, amenity information, photos and more on the 62 facilities in Dallas.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Dallas, TX
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Dallas
Dallas, located in northeast Texas, is home to the largest urban arts district in the United States, five professional sports teams, over 200 golf courses, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden — and countless more attractions, all of which may be of interest to the 105,943 seniors living in the city. For seniors who require help with tasks they can no longer do independently, Dallas has 68 assisted living facilities.
In Dallas and Texas in general, the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) regulates assisted living communities.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Dallas
- Seniors in Dallas with Medicaid coverage can receive free transportation from organizations such as Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). These services include transportation to medical centers, drug stores, senior centers or any locations offering Medicaid services. Transportation for grocery shopping is also available from some organizations.
- Dallas 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.
- The Dallas area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Medical City Dallas Hospital and Dallas Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- The crime rates in Dallas are quite high with violent crime rates of 37 and property crime rates of 50.7, both considerably higher than the national averages of 22.7 and 35.4, respectively. Families might want to ask facility staff about security measures in place to protect residents from crime.
- Dallas can get quite hot and humid in summer, although winters are relatively mild. The highest average temperature in July is 95 degrees and the lowest average in January is 30 degrees. Seniors with breathing issues might have difficulty during the humid summer months.
- Dallas has a high cost of living, which might make things difficult for seniors with tight budgets. The cost of living in the area is 107.7, seven points higher than the U.S. average of 100. Although groceries and healthcare expenses both rank lower than the average at 92.9 and 95, respectively, transportation ranks higher than the average at 139.
Paying for Assisted Living in Dallas
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Dallas start around $4,061 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 Dallas 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 Dallas
Many assisted living communities in Dallas can be partially or fully paid for with the assistance of Medicaid and various Social Security or Veterans benefits. Eligible seniors and disabled people can receive Section 8 Housing vouchers from the Dallas Housing Authority (DHA), although this doesn't cover meals and services. In addition the state of Texas has waiver programs that may help offset costs.
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 Dallas
Dallas 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 Dallas, please visit our Assisted Living in Texas page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Dallas
Dallas-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.
Other Options in Dallas, TX
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Dallas
Review of Signature Pointe
Signature Pointe has what I would call semi-apartments or efficiency apartments, with a bedroom, a small suite, a closet, a bath, and very little space. The staff was pretty friendly. From the hall... Read more
Review of Monticello West
We visited Monticello West, and it's the community we decided on for my friend. We chose it because of its location and the cost of it being better. It's an older facility, but it's been completely... Read more
Review of The Preston of the Park Cities
Knowing my family member is being cared for by such a qualified and loving staff helps me sleep at night. The entire staff.. from dining to nursing to life enrichment.. all go above and beyond to ... Read more