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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Denton, TX for 2024

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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, TX

When trying to decide how to pay for assisted living, one of the first questions that comes up is "How much does it cost?" With the impact of inflation, it's more important than ever to have up-to-date information when making a financial plan for senior living. To help shed light on real senior living prices, has compiled proprietary cost data from its network of more than 75,000 senior living providers to provide insight into the average cost of assisted living in Denton and 134 other cities in Texas.

Inflation's Impact on the Cost of Assisted Living in Denton, TX

As of 2023, assisted living in Denton costs around $3,219. Denton seniors pay significantly less than the national average of $4,459. However, data projects Denton prices to rise by just over 16.5% (from $2,938 to $3,467) between 2022 and 2024 due to inflation.

Inflation will likely have a similar impact in nearby Lewisville (from $2,848 to $3,360). Assisted living in Flower Mound is more expensive at $4,609 and could rise by up to 7.4% (from $4,609 to $4,964) by 2024.

Location2022 Cost (Historical)2023 Cost (Current)2024 Cost (Estimated)
U.S. Average$4,070$4,459$4,802
Sugar Land$3,301$3,616$3,894
Flower Mound$4,207$4,609$4,964

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.





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The Costs of Other Types of Senior Living

Independent living is a more affordable alternative to assisted living and costs around $2,446 in Denton. Meanwhile, memory care communities typically offer a more intensive level of care and cost $5,337 on average. The cost of senior living between various settings can differ depending on each community's services, staffing levels and amenities. Assisted living on average costs $3,219 per month.

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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 and Low-Cost Resources for Seniors in Denton,TX

There are many resources in Denton,TX that assist seniors in their retirement. has compiled information on local organizations, programs and agencies and categorized them into care types for easy reference.

For information about statewide resources and those in nearby cities, go to Caring’s Texas state page.

Free Used Medical Equipment

Due to the high cost of purchasing new medical equipment, several organizations in Denton collect lightly used medical devices such as wheelchairs, ramps and walkers and distribute them to local seniors and residents in need.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
REACH of Denton940-383-1062REACH offers a combination of donated and brand new items to help older adults and those with disabilities remain independent. Vision-related items include task lamps, magnifying lenses, big button phones, CCTV reading machines, clocks and talking watches. Mobility items include wheelchairs, scooters, walkers and canes.

Many organizations offer free or low-cost legal services to Denton seniors. Older adults can access advice on issues such as estate planning, living wills and power of attorney. Some firms also act as long-term care ombudsmen, advocating for the rights of seniors in senior living communities.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas800-955-1407Seniors 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.

Home Repair and Modifications

Seniors and those with disabilities can access a variety of local resources to help them pay for home repairs and modifications. Programs in Denton have different eligibility criteria and often assist retirees by providing grants or loans.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Hearts for Homes940-891-0947Hearts for Homes is a home-repair program for Denton County residents aged 60 and older who own their homes. This no-cost, needs-based program has income requirements based on the number of household members, with proof of income required. Focusing on needed repairs rather than wanted repairs, this program performs repairs that make the home safer for the residents, such as roofing, plumbing and siding repairs.

Senior Centers

Senior centers in Denton bring together residents through recreational activities and events. Many also offer advice and support on senior issues, run wellness and nutrition programs, and connect older adults with other resources in the local area.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Denton Senior Center940-349-8720Denton Senior Center offers an array of programs and services to local older adults. Open to those aged 50+, the center provides daily health, wellness, creative and recreational activities. Seniors can attend seminars about nutrition, mental health, insurance and Medicare options and take advantage of preventative screenings. A variety of group exercise and dance classes are available, and cardio equipment and weight rooms are open to use. Arts and crafts activities include ceramics, drawing, sewing and oil, watercolor and acrylic painting.

Senior Engagement

Senior engagement resources and programs in Denton help older adults remain active and ensure they contribute to the community. Resources include wellness programs, volunteer opportunities, support groups and organizations that help residents connect with the community to live fulfilling lives.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Senior Paws - Denton940-382-2224Offered as part of Meals on Wheels Denton County, Senior Paws provides monthly dog and cat food deliveries for pet-owning recipients of home-delivered meals. The program sometimes has other pet supplies available, such as kitty litter and bowls. It's a free service available to people who qualify for Meals on Wheels and operates with donated food and volunteers to help seniors care for their pets properly.
Seniors In Motion940-566-5291Seniors in Motion is a nonprofit organization that provides exercise programs and educational services to improve the wellbeing of Denton seniors. The staff uses a variety of training methods, including cardiovascular, flexibility and coordination to assist seniors and prevent injuries associated with aging. It also provides educational programs such as lectures on preventing falls. The services are aimed at independent seniors, as well as seniors recovering from surgery or illness.
Alzheimer's Association Dallas and Northeast Texas Chapter - Dallas800-272-3900This chapter of the Alzheimer's Association can help seniors and families in Denton find local medical providers, legal and financial experts and advocates who are experienced in dementia-related issues. It also facilitates in-person and virtual support groups, early-stage engagement activities and learning opportunities for those impacted by dementia.
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program940-383-1508The 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.

Social Security Offices

Social Security offices in Denton help seniors and disabled people access the benefits they're entitled to. Older adults can contact their local office for information about receiving retirement benefits, disability allowance and Supplemental Security Income.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Denton Social Security Office 76205800-772-1213Social Security is a source of income available to retirees and people who can no longer work because of a disability. The money for Social Security comes from a payroll tax levied on employers, employees and self-employed individuals. When you retire, you'll receive monthly payments based on how much you earned when you were working.

Transportation Assistance

Assistance is available for seniors unable to access or use private transportation. These community resources help elderly and disabled residents make journeys in and around Denton, allowing them to run errands and attend appointments in the local area.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Span Denton County Transportation940-382-1900The program operates a fleet of 30 vehicles with wheelchair access that transport seniors throughout the county. Seniors must make an appointment to access the shared-ride service. It can be used for multiple purposes, such as shopping, recreation and visiting senior centers. Veterans can also use the service to journey to veterans' hospitals in Fort Worth and Dallas. Adults aged 60+ pay a reduced fare of $2.50.

Veteran's Services

Denton retirees who have served in the U.S. military can find support from local veteran services. These offices and organizations help vets access the benefits they're eligible for and provide advice and information on a variety of issues.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Denton County Veterans' Center940-349-2950The Vet Center offers military veterans help with applying for benefits from the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Other services include group counseling for grief or PTSD and help for surviving spouses in obtaining pensions and death benefits.

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

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Review of Teresa's House - Argyle

Teresa's House has gone the extra mile for my family. I cannot thank the staff and management enough. Godwin and his team are second to none. I sure wish we had known about Teresa's House...

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Review of Brookdale Denton South

Brookdale Denton South was beautiful, and the people were very nice. The food was excellent, too. The chef was good. It was nice and clean. The staff was very nice, answered all questions, and they...

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Review of Anthology of Denton

Anthology of Denton was a good facility. It had a lot of greenery behind it. It was a good tour and the staff showed us different rooms. It was located right by all the stores that we're familiar...

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