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.