Fort Worth is the other half of the thriving DFW metroplex alongside Dallas, located in the northern part of Texas. It has a reputation as a “cow town.” In fact, the historic Fort Worth stockyards and other attractions, including the bronze longhorn statues in the city center, are part of the city’s charm as a country and western community. It’s one of the largest cities in Texas, with a population of close to 910,000, but only one in ten Fort Worth residents are aged 65 and older. 

For many Fort Worth seniors, home at an assisted living facility may be a viable option for their retirement. Assisted living is best for seniors who need extra help with the tasks of daily living, including personal grooming and mobility. While assisted living communities can vary with their amenities, many offer opportunities for socialization, as well as nutritious meals and transportation for residents for errands or outings. In Fort Worth, this type of care averages $4,400 per month.

In this guide, we compare the cost for assisted living in Fort Worth to other cities and to other types of senior care and include considerations for retirees living here, plus a few local resources to help those seeking long-term care. 

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Fort Worth, TX

Mirabella Assisted Living

4242 Bryant Irvin Road, Fort Worth, TX, 76109

My mother-in-law is in Mirabella. They have been great trying to help get everything that she needs. They are very responsive. There’s a pager button, laundry, wi-fi, and cable. She had to do quaranti … (read more)
My mother-in-law is in Mirabella. They have been great trying to help get everything that she needs. They are very responsive. There’s a pager button, laundry, wi-fi, and cable. She had to do quaranti … (read more)

The Vantage at CityView

6301 Overton Ridge Blvd, Fort Worth, TX, 76132

Staff is very caring and responsive from management to care workers. There are many activities that my Mom participates in and enjoys. The property is very well maintained and beautifully decorated… … (read more)
Staff is very caring and responsive from management to care workers. There are many activities that my Mom participates in and enjoys. The property is very well maintained and beautifully decorated… … (read more)

2013, 2017

Courtyards at River Park

3201 River Park Drive, Fort Worth, TX, 76116

My husband will be moving into Courtyards at River Park. We chose it because of the marketing director and the price. I was very impressed. I met the director of nurses and she came into the meeting a … (read more)
My husband will be moving into Courtyards at River Park. We chose it because of the marketing director and the price. I was very impressed. I met the director of nurses and she came into the meeting a … (read more)

Legend of Fort Worth

8600 N Riverside Dr, Fort Worth, TX, 76244

Legend Assisted Living and Memory Care Facility is located near Arcadia Trail Park in Fort Worth, Texas. Residents enjoy regular trips for shopping and dining at local stores and restaurants. Reviewer … (read more)
Legend Assisted Living and Memory Care Facility is located near Arcadia Trail Park in Fort Worth, Texas. Residents enjoy regular trips for shopping and dining at local stores and restaurants. Reviewer … (read more)

Brookdale Westover Hills

6201 Plaza Parkway, Fort Worth, TX, 76116

The tour at Brookdale Westover Hills was good. The only thing is we barely saw any residents out and about, and maybe that was a fluke, but my mom and I didn’t like that. We wanted to see more people … (read more)
The tour at Brookdale Westover Hills was good. The only thing is we barely saw any residents out and about, and maybe that was a fluke, but my mom and I didn’t like that. We wanted to see more people … (read more)

The Westmore

25 Leonard Trail, Fort Worth, TX, 76114

I visited The Westmore, and it was wonderful. They were very nice, and I liked the professionalism. I didn’t notice anything I didn’t like there. The lady was very helpful and spent a lot of the time … (read more)
I visited The Westmore, and it was wonderful. They were very nice, and I liked the professionalism. I didn’t notice anything I didn’t like there. The lady was very helpful and spent a lot of the time … (read more)

2016

Bethesda Gardens Assisted Living and Memory Care, Fort Worth

5417 Altamesa Boulevard, Fort Worth, TX, 76123

Bethesda Gardens Assisted Living is located in the Wedgwood section of Fort Worth, Texas, on the southern edge of the Metroplex. Loved ones and residents appreciate the facility’s roomy living areas a … (read more)
Bethesda Gardens Assisted Living is located in the Wedgwood section of Fort Worth, Texas, on the southern edge of the Metroplex. Loved ones and residents appreciate the facility’s roomy living areas a … (read more)

Sunrise of Fort Worth

6151 Bryan Irvin Road, Fort Worth, TX, 76132

My mom has moved into Sunrise of Fort Worth. So far, it’s good. It’s what’s expected. It’s difficult in a way given the fact that my mom has just lost her husband that she’d been married to for 65 yea … (read more)
My mom has moved into Sunrise of Fort Worth. So far, it’s good. It’s what’s expected. It’s difficult in a way given the fact that my mom has just lost her husband that she’d been married to for 65 yea … (read more)

Sparks Assisted Living

808 Oakmont Ln. N., Fort Worth, TX, 76112

This is the perfect facility for the family member that isn’t ready for the traditional nursing center but can’t live alone. The staff is always friendly and helpful.. I always feel at home when I go … (read more)
This is the perfect facility for the family member that isn’t ready for the traditional nursing center but can’t live alone. The staff is always friendly and helpful.. I always feel at home when I go … (read more)

Christian Care Communities & Services – Fort Worth

5100 Randol Mill Rd, Fort Worth, TX, 76112

Christian Care Senior Living Community Fort Worth was a pretty facility, but the person we met with was very disconnected and not really knowledgeable. The facility felt like a nursing home. It was mo … (read more)
Christian Care Senior Living Community Fort Worth was a pretty facility, but the person we met with was very disconnected and not really knowledgeable. The facility felt like a nursing home. It was mo … (read more)

Bristol Park Eagle Mountain

3141 Dalhart Dr, Fort Worth, TX, 76179

Heartis Eagle Mountain is brand new and clean, and they’re very good to the people they have there. There are only 22, so it’s not even near half full. The food is really good, and they have lots of a … (read more)
Heartis Eagle Mountain is brand new and clean, and they’re very good to the people they have there. There are only 22, so it’s not even near half full. The food is really good, and they have lots of a … (read more)

Brookdale Tanglewood Oaks

2698 S. Hulen Street, Fort Worth, TX, 76109

Brookdale Tanglewood Oaks had a very, very efficient, very cordial, very personable staff. It’s very neat, organized, and I was impressed with the facility. The community offers pretty good meals too.
Brookdale Tanglewood Oaks had a very, very efficient, very cordial, very personable staff. It’s very neat, organized, and I was impressed with the facility. The community offers pretty good meals too.

The Grandview of Chisholm Trail

8533 Brewer Blvd, Fort Worth, TX, 76123


St. John’s Residential Care Home

4444 Mallow Oak Dr, Fort Worth, TX, 76123


St. John’s Residential Care Home

805 Firewheel Tr, Fort Worth, TX, 76112


Vincent Victoria Village Assisted Living

4607 E. California Parkway, Fort Worth, TX, 76119


The Ridglea Senior Living

4109 Westridge Ave., Fort Worth, TX, 76116


St. John’s Residential Care Home

4448 Mallow Oak Dr, Fort Worth, TX, 76123


The Watermark at Broadway Cityview

5301 Bryant Irvin Rd., Fort Worth, TX, 76132

Broadway Cityview is an assisted living facility located on the outskirts of Fort Worth, Texas, near Hulen Mall and just a few minutes from several parks on scenic Benbrook Lake. Guests and loved ones … (read more)
Broadway Cityview is an assisted living facility located on the outskirts of Fort Worth, Texas, near Hulen Mall and just a few minutes from several parks on scenic Benbrook Lake. Guests and loved ones … (read more)

Fleurdleys Assisted Living

6104 Rendon New Hope Rd, Fort Worth, TX, 76140

Fleurdleys Assisted Living is a 13-person facility located in Fort Worth, Texas, just a short drive from Timber View Park and several casual dining restaurants. Family members appreciate the private, … (read more)
Fleurdleys Assisted Living is a 13-person facility located in Fort Worth, Texas, just a short drive from Timber View Park and several casual dining restaurants. Family members appreciate the private, … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Fort Worth

Assisted living communities in Fort Worth, as in all of Texas, are licensed and regulated by the Texas Department of Health. To obtain licensure and retain the license, facilities must pass regular inspections, including overall cleanliness, plus the amenities and the certification and training of the staff. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Fort Worth

  • The cost of living in Fort Worth is on par with the national average, 99.8 compared to 100. This is much lower than many other places around the metroplex, which can benefit seniors with limited means. Grocery and health care are close to the national average, but housing costs are lower, 85.5 compared to 100, which may mean that some assisted living fees are less than the Genworth average. 
  • Texas does not levy a state income tax for any type of income, including Social Security, and seniors also receive a homestead tax exemption and a property tax deferral. 
  • Many seniors may have health conditions that make them sensitive to cold weather or simply unable to navigate the snow and ice of colder states making Texas a great choice to retire to. The long, warm summers in Fort Worth are marked by July highs of 96 degrees and 229 days of sunshine, compared to the national average of 205. Winters average about one inch of snow, and January lows are 34 degrees. 
  • Fort Worth is listed as one of the AARP’s Networks of Age-Friendly Communities, a designation that indicates a senior-friendly town, including accessible health care, an abundance of resources and an overall focus on the comfort of the elderly. 
  • The crime rates in Fort Worth are higher than the national average, both in property crimes and violent crimes. The city averages violent crime rates of 26.5, compared to the national average of 22.7, and property crime rates of 51.4, compared to 35.4 for the nation overall. Seniors can rest easy knowing that they can find assisted living facilities with measures in place to ensure their security. 

Paying for Assisted Living in Fort Worth

Fort Worth’s seniors can expect to pay an average of $4,400, according to Genworth Financial’s Cost of Care Survey 2020. This is more than the Texas average of $3,998 and the national average of $4,300.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Fort Worth’s monthly assisted living fees are considerably higher than those of nearby cities. Sherman, north of the metroplex, Tyler in the eastern part of the state, and Waco, southwest of the city, are all notably lower, $3,400, $3,450, and $3,763, respectively. The state capital, Austin, is more comparable to Fort Worth at $4,250 per month. 

$4400

Fort Worth

$3998

Texas

$4300

The United States

$3400

Sherman

$3450

Tyler

$4250

Austin

$3763

Waco

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Those who wish to age in place at home can hire a home health care service for light medical care or homemaker services for assistance with chores and companionship, both of which average $4,385 per month. Adult day health care is the least expensive option at $1,571. Nursing home care is ideal for seniors who have medical conditions that require consistent care and monitoring, in addition to personal care, which runs $5,171 per month for a semiprivate room and $6,692 for a private room. 

$4385

Homemaker Services

$4385

Home Health Aide

$1571

Adult Day Health Care

$4400

Assisted Living Facility

$5171

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$6692

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Data for Fort Worth was not available, so data for the closest city, Dallas, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Fort Worth

The Texas Department of Health and Human Services can help seniors find assisted living homes within their budget and 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.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Fort Worth

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 Fort Worth

The DFW area offers many community resources for seniors and their families, helping with everything from applying for government benefits to finding the right assisted living community to locate different activities for fun and recreation. 

ResourceContactDescription
North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging(800) 272-3921The AAA serves seven North Texas counties, including Tarrant and Dallas counties, where Fort Worth lies. Programs from this agency help seniors navigate the application process for health care and social security or find the right long-term care accommodations. There are also community outreach programs to improve the lives of area elderly and their caregivers. The AAA also helps fund area senior citizens centers, giving seniors a place to gather and socialize, play games, or attend fitness classes.
The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Tarrant County (ADRC)(855) 937-2372Seniors 60 and older, and their caregivers, have access to several programs to make their lives easier, help them access resources such as health care and supplemental income and transportation to doctor’s appointments or other medical care. It also schedules different programs that address topics pertinent to seniors, from preventing internet fraud and elder abuse to information about the early warning signs of dementia and tips on preventing heart attacks and strokes.
Administration for Community Living(202) 401-4634This agency focuses on programs and assistance for seniors to help them maintain their independence, including help obtaining assistive technology. Representatives can help the elderly access support and protection, especially those living in group homes or assisted living, preventing elder abuse and neglect.  
Mid-Cities Care Corps(817) 282-0531The Mid-Cities Care Corps is a volunteer outreach organization with a mission to help reduce feelings of isolation or loneliness in the elderly, including providing transportation to errands and medical care, companionship and visiting those who are homebound or in long-term care homes.
Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman(877) 787-8999The Long Term Care Ombudsman Office advocates for residents of long-term care communities. Representatives investigate these facilities when they receive complaints from residents or families of residents, helping the appropriate regulatory agencies provide resolution. It also offers unbiased help and recommendations for seniors seeking assisted living accommodations, including information about the amenities of different communities and the resources each offers.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Fort Worth

Fort Worth-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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Fort Worth