As the hub of northern Texas, Dallas is a thriving, modern metropolis that’s home to 1,304,379 residents, including 134,351 seniors aged 65 and older. As the ninth most-populated city in the United States, Dallas is an ideal retirement destination for seniors who want easy access to health care services, cultural attractions and urban amenities. 

Assisted living facilities provide non-medical care for seniors who need help with activities of daily living. This type of care may be ideal for those who no longer wish to maintain their own home or prepare their own meals, but who don’t require the level of medical care offered in a skilled nursing facility. The average monthly rate for assisted living care in Dallas is $4,195, which is just slightly higher than the statewide average and below the national average. 

This guide provides an overview of assisted living in Dallas, including the pros and cons, rules and regulations, and resources for seniors who need help financing their long-term care costs. 

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Dallas, TX

The Reserve at North Dallas

12271 Coit Rd., Dallas, TX, 75251

The Reserve at North Dallas is located in the northern section of Dallas, Texas, situated just south of Interstate 635 and near four bus stops. The Reserve receives high praise for its well-kept rooms … (read more)
The Reserve at North Dallas is located in the northern section of Dallas, Texas, situated just south of Interstate 635 and near four bus stops. The Reserve receives high praise for its well-kept rooms … (read more)

Signature Pointe

14655 Preston Road, Dallas, TX, 75254

My brother moved into Signature Pointe. It is a huge place and the rooms are clean. The administration and the nursing people are very nice. They have nice dining areas, a courtyard, community rooms, … (read more)
My brother moved into Signature Pointe. It is a huge place and the rooms are clean. The administration and the nursing people are very nice. They have nice dining areas, a courtyard, community rooms, … (read more)

2022

Monticello West

5114 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, TX, 75205

My mom is currently staying in Monticello West. She has been there for a year now. It is a beautiful property. It is very tastefully decorated. The staff that works there (including the directors, the … (read more)
My mom is currently staying in Monticello West. She has been there for a year now. It is a beautiful property. It is very tastefully decorated. The staff that works there (including the directors, the … (read more)

Truewood by Merrill, Park Central

7750 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, TX, 75251

I moved to Truewood by Merrill, Park Central, it’s an excellent place for assisted living people. The management and the staff are very caring, they help with all manner of things. They have a studio … (read more)
I moved to Truewood by Merrill, Park Central, it’s an excellent place for assisted living people. The management and the staff are very caring, they help with all manner of things. They have a studio … (read more)

2016

Edgemere

8523 Thackery St, Dallas, TX, 75225

I visited The Edgemere (The Plaza At Edgemere). The positive thing about this facility is that you can move in and stay there until you die. The negative thing is that right now, the majority of the p … (read more)
I visited The Edgemere (The Plaza At Edgemere). The positive thing about this facility is that you can move in and stay there until you die. The negative thing is that right now, the majority of the p … (read more)

Sunrise of Hillcrest

13001 Hillcrest Road, Dallas, TX, 75240

Sunrise of Hillcrest was very good. The woman who gave me the tour was very informative and I got a lot of good information. It was time well spent. I learned a lot. I like that it’s smaller and it’s … (read more)
Sunrise of Hillcrest was very good. The woman who gave me the tour was very informative and I got a lot of good information. It was time well spent. I learned a lot. I like that it’s smaller and it’s … (read more)

Autumn Leaves

1010 Emerald Isle Drive, Dallas, TX, 75218

Autumn Leaves on White Rock Lake is located on the edge of White Rock Lake Park in Dallas, Texas. Visitors are pleased to see a kitchenette, refrigerator and microwave in each apartment; the rooms are … (read more)
Autumn Leaves on White Rock Lake is located on the edge of White Rock Lake Park in Dallas, Texas. Visitors are pleased to see a kitchenette, refrigerator and microwave in each apartment; the rooms are … (read more)

2019

Belmont Village Turtle Creek

3535 N. Hall Street, Dallas, TX, 75219

My experience has been excellent. I’ve been here for one year and three months. Everybody has been cooperative and helpful. I’ve recommended a couple of people to come in and I’ll keep doing that. The … (read more)
My experience has been excellent. I’ve been here for one year and three months. Everybody has been cooperative and helpful. I’ve recommended a couple of people to come in and I’ll keep doing that. The … (read more)

2014

Juniper Village at Preston Hollow

12400 Preston Road, Dallas, TX, 75230

I have a friend who lives here. He likes the food and is gaining weight. The place has a nice layout. The staff is friendly. My friend gave me a calendar of the activities, of which they have all sort … (read more)
I have a friend who lives here. He likes the food and is gaining weight. The place has a nice layout. The staff is friendly. My friend gave me a calendar of the activities, of which they have all sort … (read more)

2012

Walnut Place

5515 Glen Lakes Dr, Dallas, TX, 75231

We visited Walnut Place, I liked it very well and I liked the size of the apartments. I liked how they had a dining room on each floor, so if they live on the sixth floor, they don’t have to go down t … (read more)
We visited Walnut Place, I liked it very well and I liked the size of the apartments. I liked how they had a dining room on each floor, so if they live on the sixth floor, they don’t have to go down t … (read more)

Ventana by Buckner

8301 N. Central Expy, Dallas, TX, 75225

My family has called multiple times regarding care for our father, specific questions that impact us all. One of those was we were told they’d only talk to one family member, during induction. We ha … (read more)
My family has called multiple times regarding care for our father, specific questions that impact us all. One of those was we were told they’d only talk to one family member, during induction. We ha … (read more)

The Tradition – Lovers Lane

5850 E. Lovers Lane, Dallas, TX, 75206

My dad moved into Tradition early march. It’s beautiful, top-notch, and elegant. It’s comfortable, nice, and very luxurious. They had several activities scheduled every day, and they really get to kno … (read more)
My dad moved into Tradition early march. It’s beautiful, top-notch, and elegant. It’s comfortable, nice, and very luxurious. They had several activities scheduled every day, and they really get to kno … (read more)

Brookdale Lake Highlands

9715 Plano Rd, Dallas, TX, 75238

Brookdale Lake was one of the two that we narrowed the choices down to. We just didn’t get a good vibe. It looked like there wasn’t a lot of staff, although the rooms were quite large. It’s in a great … (read more)
Brookdale Lake was one of the two that we narrowed the choices down to. We just didn’t get a good vibe. It looked like there wasn’t a lot of staff, although the rooms were quite large. It’s in a great … (read more)

Chandler Way Assisted Living

9606 Moss Farm Lane, Dallas, TX, 75243

Chandler Way is a small, nice assisted living community for only eight people. It’s a locked-in facility. My loved ones have been there for eight years. It has spacious shared rooms and private rooms. … (read more)
Chandler Way is a small, nice assisted living community for only eight people. It’s a locked-in facility. My loved ones have been there for eight years. It has spacious shared rooms and private rooms. … (read more)

Avendelle at Merriman Parkway

7125 Merriman Pkwy, Dallas, TX, 75231

My father is a resident of Avendelle at Merriman Parkway in Dallas, Texas. I have found this facility to be outstanding in every way. My father’s room is spacious and comfortable. His bathroom, room … (read more)
My father is a resident of Avendelle at Merriman Parkway in Dallas, Texas. I have found this facility to be outstanding in every way. My father’s room is spacious and comfortable. His bathroom, room … (read more)

Crystal Creek At Preston Hollow

11409 N Central Expressway, Dallas, TX, 75243

Constant Flux in care staff. Always short staffed. Front desk often unattended and phones unanswered. Asst living director position continually changing or left unfilled. Client never attends activiti … (read more)
Constant Flux in care staff. Always short staffed. Front desk often unattended and phones unanswered. Asst living director position continually changing or left unfilled. Client never attends activiti … (read more)

Avendelle at Lavendale Circle

7205 Lavendale Circle, Dallas, TX, 75230

Look no further for truly loving quality care given by those who have a heart for the elderly. They DO what they say. There is no smoke and mirrors. Ask for Jennifer at Lavendale, she is amazing. Fu … (read more)
Look no further for truly loving quality care given by those who have a heart for the elderly. They DO what they say. There is no smoke and mirrors. Ask for Jennifer at Lavendale, she is amazing. Fu … (read more)

The Hillcrest House

11240 Hillcrest Rd, Dallas, TX, 75230

The Hillcrest House assisted living facility is in Dallas, which is why we stopped in to check it out for our aunt. The grounds looked really beautifully landscaped and well maintained. This communit … (read more)
The Hillcrest House assisted living facility is in Dallas, which is why we stopped in to check it out for our aunt. The grounds looked really beautifully landscaped and well maintained. This communit … (read more)

Adora Midtown Park

8130 Meadow Road, Dallas, TX, 75231

The care my brother received here is deplorable and neglectful. The food is inedible. They have failed to provide silverware and brought him the incorrect order. He’s had to have food delivered or h … (read more)
The care my brother received here is deplorable and neglectful. The food is inedible. They have failed to provide silverware and brought him the incorrect order. He’s had to have food delivered or h … (read more)

Manchester Care Homes Tranquilla

1438 Tranquilla Dr, Dallas, TX, 75218


COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Dallas

Since most COVID-19 rules for Assisted Living Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Assisted Living in Texas. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Dallas

Assisted living facilities in Dallas are licensed by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. ALF’s may be classified as either a Type A, Type B or Type C facility in accordance with the Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 247, and the Texas Administrative Code, Title 40.  

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Dallas

  • Dallas has 210 physicians per 100,000 residents, a ratio that matches the nationwide average. The city’s overall healthcare costs are relatively affordable, and the water quality is exceptionally good in comparison to many other urban areas within Texas.
  • With a citywide median of $4,195, monthly assisted living rates in Dallas are lower than the nationwide median of $4,500, making Dallas a good option for seniors who want to make the most of their retirement budget. 
  • Texas is one of only 9 states without a state income tax, which helps reduce the overall tax burden on seniors. At 8.25%, the combined sales tax rate in Dallas is relatively high in comparison to the national average of 6.35%.
  • As the health care hub of northern Texas, Dallas is home to a number of top-ranked health care facilities where seniors can access emergency and acute care services. UT Southwestern ranks as one of the nation’s best regional hospitals, while Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is home to a comprehensive stroke center.
  • Seniors who enjoy a warm, sun-filled climate will appreciate the fact that Dallas sees an average of 234 sunny days each year, or 29 more than the nationwide average. The city does receive around an inch of snow each winter, but temperatures rarely fall below 35 degrees even during the coldest month, January.
  • The Dallas Area Rapid Transit system provides Dallas residents with low-cost, barrier-free transportation service throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Seniors who cannot use the regular fixed-route service due to disability can apply to use DART paratransit, an on-demand, curb-to-curb public transit service. 

Paying for Assisted Living in Dallas

Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey shows that assisted living care in Dallas costs an average of $4,195 per month. Rates in Dallas are about $200 above the statewide average of $3,998, and below the nationwide average, $4,500. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

At $4,195 per month, the average cost of assisted living care in Dallas is higher than what the same type of care costs in nearby cities. In Waco, assisted living rates run around $2,800 per month, while to the north in Sherman, assisted living residents pay about $3,500 per month. In the state capitol, Austin, rates are significantly higher at $5,345 per month.

$4195

Dallas

$3998

Texas

$4500

The United States

$2800

Waco

$3500

Sherman

$5345

Austin

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living is one of the many long-term care services available in Dallas. Average monthly rates range from $1,517 for adult day health care up to $8,460 for a private room in a skilled nursing facility. In-home care from either a homemaker or home health aide costs around $4,862 per month, with a semi-private nursing home room runs about $5,627 per month. 

$1517

Adult Day Health Care

$4195

Assisted Living Facility

$4862

Homemaker Services

$4862

Home Health Aide

$5627

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$8460

Nursing home (private room)

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Dallas

The Texas Department of Health and Human Services can help seniors find assisted living homes in Dallas, 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.

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities 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 Dallas

Seniors in Dallas have access to a number of free and low-cost programs and services offered through local nonprofit organizations and government agencies. These services include health insurance counseling, supports for veterans and legal assistance. 

Resource

Contact

Service

1-800-252-9240 or (214) 871-5065

Operated by the Community Council of Greater Dallas, the Dallas Area Agency on Aging oversees the planning and delivery of community-based services for Dallas seniors aged 60 and older. The Agency helps seniors access low-cost transportation services, navigate issues with health insurance and public benefits, and complete complex government forms. 

(972) 692-4939

Staff at the Dallas County Veteran Services office help veterans and their dependents access VA benefits and services. Certified Veterans Service Officers work to ensure that all vets receive their maximum entitlements under county, state and federal programs such as the VA's Aid and Attendance and Housebound enhanced pension program. 

(214) 823-5700

The Senior Source is a senior services agency that offers a number of programs to help protect elders against financial exploitation and help seniors find long-term care services. Senior Source also hosts the local Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program to help protect the rights of assisted living and nursing home care residents. This organization is also has three volunteer opportunities for seniors: RSVP, Foster Grandparents and Senior Companions.

(214) 819-1860

The Department of Health and Human Services runs 12 senior centers throughout Dallas County where seniors can mingle, exercise, eat meals, celebrate holidays and enjoy fellowship with their peers. Transportation to and from the centers is provided.  

(214) 997-3639 

The Durable Medical Equipment Exchange of Dallas is a nonprofit organization that provides free or low-cost medical equipment to seniors in need. Items, such as hospital beds, wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, shower chairs and elevated toilet seats, are cleaned, refurbished and distributed to those who qualify. A referral or prescription from a doctor, proof of residence, photo ID and proof of low-income status are required. 

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Dallas

Dallas 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