Denton is a city of almost 140,000 people, located about 40 minutes north of Dallas and Fort Worth. Approximately 11.3% of its residents are seniors, some of whom have witnessed its rapid growth in recent years. However, the city hasn’t lost its sense of community, as demonstrated by the many events in its annual calendar, such as the Denton Arts and Jazz Festival and the diverse range of college sports provided by the city’s two universities. 

Assisted living offers an alternative form of care for seniors used to living in their own homes. Chefs prepare meals three times daily, housekeepers clean living spaces, trained caregivers assist with daily living tasks such as bathing, and managed entertainment programs are the norm, not an exception. Assisted living also makes it easier for seniors to socialize within their age group. Costs vary between facilities, with Denton’s median being $4,195, which is 4.7% more than usual for Texas but 7.3% below the country’s average fee.

This guide compares assisted living costs in Denton with some nearby cities and considers the median fees for other types of senior care. It also lists some free resources for Denton’s seniors.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Denton, TX

2014, 2016

Brookdale Denton South

2525 Lillian Miller Parkway, Denton, TX, 76210

Located in a quiet residential neighborhood in Denton, Texas, Brookdale Denton South offers assisted living services to seniors. Family members appreciate that their loved ones are staying active and … (read more)
Located in a quiet residential neighborhood in Denton, Texas, Brookdale Denton South offers assisted living services to seniors. Family members appreciate that their loved ones are staying active and … (read more)

Fairhaven Denton

2400 N.Bell Ave, Denton, TX, 76209

The staff at Fairhaven Denton was very friendly. I could tell that they really cared about their residents. They took a lot of time to show me around and answered any questions that I had. I liked the … (read more)
The staff at Fairhaven Denton was very friendly. I could tell that they really cared about their residents. They took a lot of time to show me around and answered any questions that I had. I liked the … (read more)

Anthology of Denton

1919 Brinker Rd., Denton, TX, 76208

I toured Anthology of Denton. Wayne was really helpful. He gave a great tour, answered all of our questions, and was very knowledgeable. I felt like the layout really fit what we were looking for fo … (read more)
I toured Anthology of Denton. Wayne was really helpful. He gave a great tour, answered all of our questions, and was very knowledgeable. I felt like the layout really fit what we were looking for fo … (read more)

Brookdale Denton North

2525 North Hinkle Drive, Denton, TX, 76201

From a very professional staff to a clean facility, Brookdale Denton North receives high marks from residents and their loved ones. This facility provides assisted living options to seniors in Denton, … (read more)
From a very professional staff to a clean facility, Brookdale Denton North receives high marks from residents and their loved ones. This facility provides assisted living options to seniors in Denton, … (read more)

Carriage House Assisted Living

1357 Bernard Street, Denton, TX, 76201

Carriage House Assisted Living provides independent and assisted living in Denton, Texas, near shopping and other areas of interest, and is just minutes from the major urban centers of Fort Worth and … (read more)
Carriage House Assisted Living provides independent and assisted living in Denton, Texas, near shopping and other areas of interest, and is just minutes from the major urban centers of Fort Worth and … (read more)

Willow Bend Assisted Living & Memory Care

2125 Brinker Rd., Denton, TX, 76208

Willow Bend Assisted Living & Memory Care is located in Denton, Texas. From a staff that is friendly and informative to a clean, nice facility, residents and their loved ones give high marks to Wi … (read more)
Willow Bend Assisted Living & Memory Care is located in Denton, Texas. From a staff that is friendly and informative to a clean, nice facility, residents and their loved ones give high marks to Wi … (read more)

Denton Golden Meadows Donna Road

3200 Donna Road, Denton, TX, 76207

Denton Golden Meadows is an assisted living facility situated in Denton, Texas. This facility was created with a small family design in mind. Denton Golden Meadows encourages family involvement as wel … (read more)
Denton Golden Meadows is an assisted living facility situated in Denton, Texas. This facility was created with a small family design in mind. Denton Golden Meadows encourages family involvement as wel … (read more)

Denton Golden Meadows Foxcroft Circle

2303 Foxcroft Cir, Denton, TX, 76209

The Golden Meadows facility at Foxcroft Circle is located on the banks of Cooper Creek just outside Denton, Texas. The facility is easily accessible from anywhere in the North Dallas area. Reviewers s … (read more)
The Golden Meadows facility at Foxcroft Circle is located on the banks of Cooper Creek just outside Denton, Texas. The facility is easily accessible from anywhere in the North Dallas area. Reviewers s … (read more)

Good Samaritan Society – Denton Village

2500 Hinkle Drive, Denton, TX, 76201

The Good Samaritan Society Village in Denton is a beautiful 27-acre facility within sight of North Lake Park, located just ten minutes from the heart of Denton, Texas. Visitors praise this location fo … (read more)
The Good Samaritan Society Village in Denton is a beautiful 27-acre facility within sight of North Lake Park, located just ten minutes from the heart of Denton, Texas. Visitors praise this location fo … (read more)

Mayberry Gardens – Denton Texas

3636 Teasley Lane, Denton, TX, 76210

Mayberry Gardens is an assisted living and memory care community located in Denton, Texas, just moments from I-35E in an area convenient to neighborhood amenities such as restaurants and shopping venu … (read more)
Mayberry Gardens is an assisted living and memory care community located in Denton, Texas, just moments from I-35E in an area convenient to neighborhood amenities such as restaurants and shopping venu … (read more)

The Vintage Retirement Community and Health Care Center

205 N Bonnie Brae St, Denton, TX, 76201

We went to Vintage Retirement Community Assisted Living , they took us right in, showed us everything, and gave us everything we needed. We felt good about that. It used to be a hospital, and they tur … (read more)
We went to Vintage Retirement Community Assisted Living , they took us right in, showed us everything, and gave us everything we needed. We felt good about that. It used to be a hospital, and they tur … (read more)

Denton Golden Meadows Westridge – CLOSED

1805 Westridge Street, Denton, TX, 76205

Denton Golden Meadows Westridge in Denton, Texas is comprised of a small village of cottages easily accessible from anywhere in the North Dallas area. The facility’s managers aim to ease residents’ tr … (read more)
Denton Golden Meadows Westridge in Denton, Texas is comprised of a small village of cottages easily accessible from anywhere in the North Dallas area. The facility’s managers aim to ease residents’ tr … (read more)

Lewisville Estates

800 College Pkwy, Lewisville, TX, 75077

Lewisville Estates offers independent and assisted living in the heart of Lewisville, Texas, minutes from Orchard Valley Park and easily accessible from the I-35. Residents and visitors give high mark … (read more)
Lewisville Estates offers independent and assisted living in the heart of Lewisville, Texas, minutes from Orchard Valley Park and easily accessible from the I-35. Residents and visitors give high mark … (read more)

Rosewood Assisted Living & Memory Care

4141 Long Prairie Road, Flower Mound, TX, 75028

Rosewood Assisted Living & Memory Care is located in Flower Mound, Texas just south of the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital and the Flower Mound Senior Center. Visitors say the community feels l … (read more)
Rosewood Assisted Living & Memory Care is located in Flower Mound, Texas just south of the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital and the Flower Mound Senior Center. Visitors say the community feels l … (read more)

Brookdale Lewisville

965 Gardenridge Road, Lewisville, TX, 75077

Brookdale Lewisville offers pet-friendly, personalized assisted living near Lake Park in Lewisville, Texas. Residents and their loved ones heap high praise on the facility’s filling, home-style meals … (read more)
Brookdale Lewisville offers pet-friendly, personalized assisted living near Lake Park in Lewisville, Texas. Residents and their loved ones heap high praise on the facility’s filling, home-style meals … (read more)

Lake Point Luxury Assisted Living

20000 Fiddlers Green Rd, Frisco, TX, 75034

I visited Lake Point Luxury the week before my mom passed away. I was looking for a higher level of care for her, so I visited them. It was a nice community. It was much smaller than where she was at … (read more)
I visited Lake Point Luxury the week before my mom passed away. I was looking for a higher level of care for her, so I visited them. It was a nice community. It was much smaller than where she was at … (read more)

BeeHive Homes Lewisville Old Town

477 West Main Street, Lewisville, TX, 75057


Flower Mound Assisted Living Community

6051 Morriss Road, Flower Mound, TX, 75028

Flower Mound Assisted Living and Community is a pet-friendly assisted living and memory care facility with a resident capacity of 78 located in Flower Mound, Texas. Residents and their guests heap hig … (read more)
Flower Mound Assisted Living and Community is a pet-friendly assisted living and memory care facility with a resident capacity of 78 located in Flower Mound, Texas. Residents and their guests heap hig … (read more)

A Feel of Home

1436 Bobing Dr, Lewisville, TX, 75067

Nate was very nice. Answered all my questions. Followed up to ask how he could improve from my 1st impression. He listened to my concerns, my situation and was not pushy. You literally feel like home … (read more)
Nate was very nice. Answered all my questions. Followed up to ask how he could improve from my 1st impression. He listened to my concerns, my situation and was not pushy. You literally feel like home … (read more)

Autumn Oaks of Corinth

3440 Corinth Parkway, Corinth, TX, 76208

My mother went back over to Autumn Oaks of Corinth. It’s been OK. It has its ups and downs, and the staff changes frequently, but overall, I like it. It’s convenient, and the cost is quite affordable. … (read more)
My mother went back over to Autumn Oaks of Corinth. It’s been OK. It has its ups and downs, and the staff changes frequently, but overall, I like it. It’s convenient, and the cost is quite affordable. … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Denton

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 Denton

Texas Health and Human Services licenses assisted living facilities in the state. Care providers with licenses must comply with Health and Safety Code, Chapter 247 and Texas Administrative Code(TAC), Title 26, Part I, Chapter 553 and not prevent Texas Health and Human Services staff from inspecting their facilities to check license conditions are being honored.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Denton

  • Denton’s average cost of living index is 97.1, which is above the norm for Texas but below the national average, suggesting the city’s seniors get more for their dollars than most Americans. Housing costs appear to be the major factor in Denton’s cost of living index, but other costs, such as transportation, are more affordable here than in most cities in the state.
  • Denton’s crime rates are below the norm when compared to state and national averages. Property crime is a little below the average, but violent crime is notably lower, with the chances of being a victim in Denton at 1 in 414, compared to 1 in 222 for Texas. Seniors concerned about crime may be interested to know that the licensing authority requires assisted living facilities to provide security in addition to standard health and safety requirements, such as fire safety compliance.
  • Throughout the year, temperatures in Denton vary between an average of 32 degrees in January and 96 degrees in July. Precipitation is about average, which results in some hot and muggy days during the summer, but cooler months are comfortable, particularly when compared to the cold experienced further north. There are plenty of sunny days, typically 23 more than the U.S. average of 205. 
  • Sperling’s BestPlaces gives Denton an above-average health cost index of 97.5. Air quality is a little below the norm, but the water quality is very good, and the city has continued to do outstanding work with the EPA’s Superfund program to remove contaminated land that could pose a health risk to residents.
  • Seniors don’t have to travel far for medical treatments in Denton as more than 10 hospitals serve the city, including Medical City Denton and the Presbyterian Hospital Denton. Due to the proximity of DFW, it’s also within 40 minutes of several nationally ranked facilities, such as the UT Southwestern Medical Center and Baylor University Medical Center.
  • Texas has a well-deserved reputation for being a tax-friendly state for seniors, as it doesn’t tax pension income, Social Security, retirement benefits or any type of retirement income.

Paying for Assisted Living in Denton

At $4,195 per month, the median fee for assisted living in Denton is higher than the Texas average of $3,998. Although this might dissuade some within Texas from relocating to the city, Denton’s median fee is below the U.S. average of $4,500, so seniors moving from out of state could make savings.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Denton is among the costliest cities for assisted living in north-central Texas, surpassed only by Longview, with a median fee of $4,275. More affordable alternatives include Wichita Falls ($3,505) and Sherman ($3,500). Seniors looking for significant savings may want to consider Waco, which has a median fee of $2,800.

$4195

Denton

$3998

Texas

$4500

United States

$2800

Waco

$4275

Longview

$3500

Sherman

$3505

Wichita Falls

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

At $1,517 per month, adult day health care is the least costly type of care in Denton, followed by assisted living, at $4,195. Home care and home health care agencies offer different types of support within the home, but they share an average fee of $4,862. Nursing homes are the costliest option, although the median fee of $5,627 for a semiprivate room is surprisingly affordable when compared to the average fee for care at home.

$4862

In-Home Care

$4862

Home Health Care

$1517

Adult Day Health Care

$4195

Assisted Living Facility

$5627

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Denton

Seniors in Denton may be eligible to receive assistance paying for assisted living through the Texas Department of Health and Human Services. Services include placement into facilities that match the level of care needed. Seniors who receive Medicaid or Medicare benefits, or who have SSI income or VA benefits, may also be eligible for payment assistance through the STAR+PLUS program. It serves specific areas of the state, providing an alternative to nursing facility placement.

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 Denton

Denton’s seniors don’t need to cope with difficulties on their own, as many government agencies and nonprofits support the city’s older residents. Those listed here can assist with legal issues, provide medical equipment free of charge, investigate complaints about the quality of care in assisted living facilities and advise seniors about government benefits. 

Resource

Contact

Description

(940) 383-1508

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) connects adults aged 55+ to organizations within their community that need volunteers to fulfill their purposes. Volunteers may be offered work in various areas, such as education, disaster support, food security and health and wellbeing. As RSVP is an AmeriCorps program, it covers the costs of accident and liability insurance for volunteers while they're working.

(940) 383-1062

REACH of Denton is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people with disabilities in the community. It manages a medical equipment loan program, providing seniors who need assistance with a range of new and refurbished adaptive technologies. As it relies on donations, the program may not have the equipment needed at the time of application, but common pieces, such as wheelchairs and canes, are usually available.

(800) 272-3921

North Central Texas Council of Governments is the Area Agency on Aging for Denton County and surrounding areas. It operates a wealth of services and supports for residents aged 60 and older, as well as unpaid caregivers. It has counselors in municipal buildings, such as libraries and senior centers, who can assist seniors who may not receive the government benefits they're entitled to. The agency is also home to the Long-Term Care Ombudsman.

(800) 955-1407

Seniors on low incomes who need legal advice and support but can't afford the fees should contact Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, a nonprofit law firm with offices in Denton. Its attorneys and paralegals can help a range of people, such as victims of identity theft, low-income taxpayers challenging the IRS, citizens denied public benefits and seniors facing discrimination because of their age. 

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Denton

Denton Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities 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