68 Assisted Living Facilities in Dallas, TX
The Meridian at Kessler Park2522 Fort Worth Avenue, Dallas, TX
The Reserve at North Dallas12271 Coit Rd., Dallas, TX
Brookdale Preston12400 Preston Road, Dallas, TX
Brookdale Lake Highlands9715 Plano Road, Dallas, TX
Belmont Village Turtle Creek3535 N. Hall Street, Dallas, TX
The Avenues of Park Forest3344 Forest Lane, Dallas, TX
The Tradition - Lovers Lane5850 E. Lovers Lane, Dallas, TX
Grace Presbyterian Village550 East Ann Arbor Avenue, Dallas, TX
The Tradition - Prestonwood5555 Arapaho Road, Dallas, TX
Sunrise of Hillcrest13001 Hillcrest Road, Dallas, TX
Crystal Creek At Preston Hollow11409 N Central Expressway, Dallas, TX
Chandler Way Assisted Living9606 Moss Farm Lane, Dallas, TX
Avendelle at Merriman Parkway7125 Merriman Pkwy, Dallas, TX
Avendelle at Lavendale Circle7205 Lavendale Circle, Dallas, TX
The Hillcrest House11240 Hillcrest Rd, Dallas, TX
The Family's Choice17217 Graystone Dr, Dallas, TX
Brixton Village Assisted II2811 Bonnie View Road, Dallas, TX
Manchester Place LLC1438 Tranquilla Dr, Dallas, TX
Avendelle at Spanky Branch6906 Spanky Branch Dr, Dallas, TX
Manchester Place Care Homes7109 Spring Valley Rd, Dallas, TX
At A Glance
There are 68 assisted living communities in the city and surrounding suburbs to choose from. The average cost of assisted living in Dallas is $3,900 per month, according to the latest estimates from Genworth.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Dallas
Dallas is one of two major cities of the thriving Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. The population of Dallas alone is nearly 1.3 million people, 13.8 percent of which are seniors 65 and older. The city's unofficial motto is "Dallas Big," and it shows in the ample amount of entertainment, dining, sporting activities and outdoor recreation in the area. Seniors who fondly recall watching the Dallas network drama will enjoy visiting the famous Southfork Ranch located in the eastern part of the metroplex.
There are 64 total assisted living facilities in Dallas, with dozens more in the surrounding suburbs. Assisted Living Facilities in Dallas and all of Texas are regulated by the Department of Health and Human Services and licensed based on residents' level of care and supervision.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Dallas
- Dallas weather means long, hot summers and mild winters. Highs in July average 95 degrees, while lows in January are 34 degrees. Seniors who have health conditions alleviated from warm, dry air will find relief although those who are sensitive to heat may be uncomfortable.
- The cost of living in Dallas is 95, based on a US average of 100. Housing costs are slightly below the national average. Health care costs are 17 percent higher than the national average, while grocery costs are noticeably lower.
Crime in Dallas is higher than the national average, with violent crime nearly double the U.S. average of 31.1 per 100. Property crimes, from petty theft to personal theft, are roughly 75 percent higher than the national average. Seniors are advised to use caution.
- Dallas has an extensive public transportation system, the DART, including bus and light rail lines. Para transport is also offered. The Dallas Area Regional Transit system offers reduced rates for seniors aged 65 and over. For those under 65, reduced rates are available with a qualifying disability.
- The Dallas area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Baylor University Medical Center and Texas Health Dallas hospital branches, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- 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.
Paying for Assisted Living in Dallas
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Dallas start around $3,895 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
The Texas Department of Health and Human Services can match seniors to assisted living homes in Dallas, Texas, within their budget and 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, 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.
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.
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.