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

Our comprehensive listings and authentic reviews in Desoto, TX below include 47 Assisted Living facilities with review. On average in Desoto, residents and their loved ones rate Assisted Living options .

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Desoto

Assisted living facilities in DeSoto and the rest of Texas are regulated by Texas Health and Human Services, which licenses providers and performs regular inspections to ensure they follow state health and safety requirements concerning staffing levels, food handling, medication administration and resident safety. The department also investigates complaints and potential elder abuse.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in DeSoto

  • Despite being a metropolitan city, DeSoto has a relatively low cost of living, ranking at 103 on a 100-point index where the U.S. average is 100. The extensive range of shops and restaurants in the region can also help make it easier for seniors to find good deals on groceries, health care and entertainment.
  • DeSoto has year-round warm temperatures that may be more comfortable for seniors who can't handle the cold. Winter temperatures are 11.9 degrees above the national average, and the region usually has no snowfall. It also experiences up to 26 more sunny days annually than the U.S. average, allowing seniors to spend more time outdoors.
  • In addition to its many highly regarded medical establishments, such as UT Southwestern Medical Center and Baylor University Medical Center, living in DeSoto offers savings of up to 5.5% on health care compared to the U.S. average, and the city has 210 physicians per 100,000 people, in line with national averages.
  • The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is home to attractions such as golf courses, botanical gardens, museums and zoos, which may make it an ideal place for outgoing individuals who want to stay active throughout their golden years. Seniors can also get close to nature in the many parks or take peaceful walks in the Trinity River Greenbelt Goat Island Preserve.
  • Violent crime rates in DeSoto measure at 22.1 on a 100-point scale, where the national average is 22.7. Property crimes are 9 points higher than the U.S. average of 35.4. However, the security measures employed by assisted living facilities can still ensure seniors are safe at home.
  • DeSoto is a suburb of Dallas, which is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. Membership entails a commitment to improving the city's livability for older adults, highlighted by an action plan that includes provisions for increasing access to outdoor spaces, public transport and quality housing across Dallas.
  • DeSoto's sales tax rate of 8.3% is higher than the national average of 7.3%. However, the region has no income tax, helping seniors stretch their finances further.

 

Paying for Assisted Living in Desoto

Assisted living costs $4,195 per month in DeSoto.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Averaging $4,195 monthly, assisted living costs in DeSoto are $197 more expensive than the state average but $305 less than the national norm. By considering other locations throughout Texas, seniors can save up to $782 by living in San Antonio or up to $1,195 in San Angelo. However, some cities are also much more expensive than DeSoto, such as Austin, which averages $5,345 per month, and Midland, where care costs $4,789.

    DeSoto

    $4,195

    Texas

    $3,998

    United States

    $4,500

    San Antonio

    $3,413

    San Angelo

    $3,000

    Austin

    $5,345

    Midland

    $4,789

    The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

    The $4,195 average cost of assisted living in DeSoto makes this type of care less expensive than some alternatives, but seniors may want to consider all their options before deciding. In-home care offers many similarities to assisted living while allowing seniors to continue living in their own houses for $667 more on average per month. Home health care, which features skilled nursing and medical treatments, has the same cost. Adult day care costs $2,678 less per month than assisted living, whereas nursing homes cost $1,432‬ more.

      In-Home Care

      $4,862

      Home Health Care

      $4,862

      Adult Day Health Care

      $1,517

      Assisted Living Facility

      $4,195

      Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

      $5,627

      Note: Data for DeSoto was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Dallas, was used instead. 

      Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Desoto

      The Texas Department of Health and Human Services can help seniors find assisted living homes in DeSoto within their budget and that provide the level of care they require. Seniors who receive Medicaid or Medicare benefits, or who receive 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.

      Financial Assistance 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 Desoto

      Desoto 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 Desoto, please visit our Assisted Living in Texas page.

      Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Desoto

      Desoto 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.

       

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