As part of the bustling Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, the city of Keller has a small-town feel, but it’s just minutes away from some of the best shopping, dining and entertainment Texas has to offer. Keller can be an appealing option for nature lovers, too, with 11 parks and miles of scenic trails to explore. The city made the list for CNN Money’s Best Places to Live thanks to strong economic growth, good employment opportunities and property values that trend higher than average. Of Keller’s 47,213 residents, about 13% are seniors 65 and up.

Assisted living provides seniors with 24-hour supervision, certain medical services and help with the activities of daily living. It costs an average of $4,400 per month in Keller, compared to the national and Texas averages of $4,300 and $3,998, respectively.

This guide covers several benefits and drawbacks of assisted living in Keller, the cost of assisted living in nearby cities, the price of other types of care and resources for seniors in the Keller area.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Keller, TX

2016

Mustang Creek Estates – Keller

675 Rapp Road, Keller, TX, 76248

Located near Bear Claw Park in Keller, Texas, Mustang Creek Estates-Keller is an assisted living and memory care facility that gets high marks for having numerous buildings set up in a horseshoe shape … (read more)
Located near Bear Claw Park in Keller, Texas, Mustang Creek Estates-Keller is an assisted living and memory care facility that gets high marks for having numerous buildings set up in a horseshoe shape … (read more)

Whitley Place

800 Whitley Road, Keller, TX, 76248

Whitley Place of Keller, Texas, is a senior living community located near Highway 311 with convenient access to dining and shopping venues and only a short drive from scenic Bear Creek Park. Residents … (read more)
Whitley Place of Keller, Texas, is a senior living community located near Highway 311 with convenient access to dining and shopping venues and only a short drive from scenic Bear Creek Park. Residents … (read more)

2015, 2016, 2018

Legacy at Bear Creek

200 Keller Smithfield Road South, Keller, TX, 76248

My mother-in-law stayed at Legacy at Bear Creek. It was a very positive experience. The people were very caring, loving, and patient. The food wasn’t too good. They had a lot of games, church, worship … (read more)
My mother-in-law stayed at Legacy at Bear Creek. It was a very positive experience. The people were very caring, loving, and patient. The food wasn’t too good. They had a lot of games, church, worship … (read more)

Tender Loving Care Assisted Living Home

1113 Hillside Drive, Keller, TX, 76248

Tender Loving Care Assisted Living Home is located in Keller, Texas, in a residential neighborhood off of Bancroft Road. Residents are offered a full schedule of activities that include bingo, Wii, ca … (read more)
Tender Loving Care Assisted Living Home is located in Keller, Texas, in a residential neighborhood off of Bancroft Road. Residents are offered a full schedule of activities that include bingo, Wii, ca … (read more)

Brookdale North Richland Hills

8500 Emerald Hills Way, North Richland Hills, TX, 76180

Brookdale North is an assisted and independent living facility near Interstate 820 and Walker’s Creek Park in Richland Hills. Stores and restaurants are located nearby, including many at the North E … (read more)
Brookdale North is an assisted and independent living facility near Interstate 820 and Walker’s Creek Park in Richland Hills. Stores and restaurants are located nearby, including many at the North E … (read more)

Parkwood Healthcare

2600 Parkview Lane, Bedford, TX, 76022

The rooms are nice.The staff will give you the run around especially about MEDS. Some times they say there out of meds even though we buy them by the month so how how can they be out.The food is not u … (read more)
The rooms are nice.The staff will give you the run around especially about MEDS. Some times they say there out of meds even though we buy them by the month so how how can they be out.The food is not u … (read more)

The Waterford on Cooper

1860 North Cooper St, Arlington, TX, 76011

The Waterford on Cooper is located in Arlington, Texas, just a short trip from several professional sports arenas. Residents praise the facility’s spacious, well-maintained rooms, noting features like … (read more)
The Waterford on Cooper is located in Arlington, Texas, just a short trip from several professional sports arenas. Residents praise the facility’s spacious, well-maintained rooms, noting features like … (read more)

2014, 2015

Brookdale Richland Hills

7520 A Glenview Drive, Richland Hills, TX, 76180

Brookdale Richland Hills is an assisted living facility located just inside the Interstate 820 loop, near restaurants, medical facilities and the North East Mall. Family members remark on the comforta … (read more)
Brookdale Richland Hills is an assisted living facility located just inside the Interstate 820 loop, near restaurants, medical facilities and the North East Mall. Family members remark on the comforta … (read more)

2015

Brookdale Watauga

5800 North Park Drive, Watauga, TX, 76148

We went to see Brookdale Watauga yesterday. It just seemed very sad. Everybody was eating lunch, it smelled really good, and they didn’t seem unhappy necessarily, but it just seemed like a sad place t … (read more)
We went to see Brookdale Watauga yesterday. It just seemed very sad. Everybody was eating lunch, it smelled really good, and they didn’t seem unhappy necessarily, but it just seemed like a sad place t … (read more)

Brookdale Pecan Park

915 North Fielder Rd, Arlington, TX, 76012

Brookdale Pecan Park is located in the heart of Arlington, Texas, and provides assisted living options and memory care for seniors. This senior living community receives high marks from residents and … (read more)
Brookdale Pecan Park is located in the heart of Arlington, Texas, and provides assisted living options and memory care for seniors. This senior living community receives high marks from residents and … (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 Eden Estates

1997 Forest Ridge Drive, Bedford, TX, 76021

Brookdale Eden Estates is located in Bedford, Texas, a short drive away from major thoroughfares, shopping centers and the Texas Motor Speedway. Residents and their loved ones give high marks to this … (read more)
Brookdale Eden Estates is located in Bedford, Texas, a short drive away from major thoroughfares, shopping centers and the Texas Motor Speedway. Residents and their loved ones give high marks to this … (read more)

2016

Dancing River

3735 Ira E Woods, Grapevine, TX, 76051

Dancing River is an assisted living community located near the Dallas/Fort Work International Airport in Grapevine, Texas. Residents appreciate being able to have their hair and nails done by a beauti … (read more)
Dancing River is an assisted living community located near the Dallas/Fort Work International Airport in Grapevine, Texas. Residents appreciate being able to have their hair and nails done by a beauti … (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)

Holiday Lane Estates

6155 Holiday Lane, North Richland Hills, TX, 76180

My mom stayed in Holiday Lane Estates assisted living for respite. She was there for 10 days. The place was lovely. When I walked in, it felt homey and clean, and it had just a really warm vibe that’s … (read more)
My mom stayed in Holiday Lane Estates assisted living for respite. She was there for 10 days. The place was lovely. When I walked in, it felt homey and clean, and it had just a really warm vibe that’s … (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)

Ashwood Court

7501 Glenview Drive, North Richland Hills, TX, 76180

My mother-in-law is in Ashwood Court Assisted Living. It’s a good facility. They have different levels of care. There’s the level-one care where it’s pretty much independent living, and then there’s t … (read more)
My mother-in-law is in Ashwood Court Assisted Living. It’s a good facility. They have different levels of care. There’s the level-one care where it’s pretty much independent living, and then there’s t … (read more)

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)

2015

Atria Grapevine

3975 William D. Tate Avenue, Grapevine, TX, 76051

Located in Grapevine, Texas, Atria Grapevine is less than 3 miles from the Glade Parks shopping mall and Bob Eden Park. Residents and their families note that this facility has well-appointed accommod … (read more)
Located in Grapevine, Texas, Atria Grapevine is less than 3 miles from the Glade Parks shopping mall and Bob Eden Park. Residents and their families note that this facility has well-appointed accommod … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Keller

In Keller and other cities statewide, assisted living facilities are licensed and regulated by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services. Visit its website to learn about staffing, training, licensing standards and more.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Keller

  • Keller has several urgent care clinics and major hospitals to choose from, including Baylor Scott & White Emergency Hospital and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance, rated as “High Performing” in eight procedures by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Keller residents can get low-cost transportation through NETS, a door-to-door service that drives seniors to medical appointments, stores, work and many other destinations in northeast Tarrant County. NETS vans are equipped with ramps to accommodate wheelchairs and walkers.
  • The cost of living in Keller is almost 30% higher than the national average. Compared to the U.S. index of 100, housing (178.2), transportation (117.7), groceries (104.1) and utilities (101) are more expensive, with only health care (99.4) being slightly cheaper.
  • Texas has the seventh-highest median property tax rate in the country, and the average combined local and state sales tax rate is 8.19%, which contributes to Keller’s high cost of living. Texas residents don’t pay taxes on income or retirement benefits, though, so the state can still be affordable for many retirees.
  • With an average January low of 34.7 degrees and a July average high of 95.4, Keller is a great choice for lovers of warm and sunny weather. The city gets about 235 days of sunshine per year, compared to the U.S. average of 205, and just 0.9 inches of snow annually (U.S. average is 27.8).
  • Air quality in Keller is a bit worse than average, with an index of 49 out of 100 (the national average is 58). However, the city has very good water quality (90) compared to the national average of 55.
  • With very low violent and property crime rates, Keller is safer than 69% of U.S. cities. The city’s violent crime rate is a mere 0.53 (the national median is 4), and the property crime rate is 7.43 (the national median is 21).

Paying for Assisted Living in Keller

Assisted living in Keller costs an average of $4,400 per month, according to Genworth’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey. This is $100 more than the U.S. average and almost $400 more than average for Texas.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Keller’s proximity to Dallas makes it pricier than most other nearby cities. To the south in Waco, prices go down to $3,763. Seniors pay about $3,400 for assisted living to the north in Sherman. Moving east to Tyler, prices are similar at $3,450. Rates are $150 less than Keller in Austin, where it costs approximately $4,250 for care.

$4400

Keller

$3998

Texas

$4300

The United States

$3763

Waco

$3400

Sherman

$3450

Tyler

$4250

Austin

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors in Keller have several other choices when it comes to long-term care. Those who prefer to stay in their own home can get homemaker services or a home health aide for $4,385, making these options slightly cheaper than assisted living. Adult day care is the most affordable at $1,571. Nursing home care is the highest-priced, with a semiprivate room costing $5,171 and a private room $6,692.

$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 Keller was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Dallas, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Keller

The Texas Department of Health and Human Services can help seniors find assisted living homes in Keller, Texas, within their budget and that provide the 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 Keller

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 Keller

Keller seniors have access to many free resources for assisted living residents and people considering or planning a move to long-term care. The following resources are provided by various nonprofit organizations and government agencies serving Tarrant County.

ResourceContactService
Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County(888) 730-2372The AAA of Tarrant County helps seniors and their families understand their options and make decisions regarding long-term care. Staff can answer questions about Medicare plans, public benefits, advance health directives and programs for low-income older adults. Seniors can also contact the AAA’s ombudsman with concerns or complaints about assisted living facilities.
Tarrant County Veteran Services(817) 531-5645Tarrant County Veteran Services helps former military members and their survivors learn about and obtain earned benefits, including pensions and compensation for disabilities incurred via service. Veterans can contact the office regarding benefit appeals, military documents, discharge status and legal issues.
Tarrant County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program(817) 632-6022Cornerstone Assistance Network runs Tarrant County’s RSVP, a program aimed at matching seniors with volunteer opportunities and ways to give back to their local community. Opportunities vary by need but may include working at food pantries, mentoring, providing transportation and repairing homes for the financially disadvantaged. This program is open to residents aged 55 and up.
Senior Community Service Employment Program(817) 536-3600SCSEP is a work-based training program that provides seniors with the education and skills necessary to obtain part- or full-time employment. Participants gain experience in a community service setting and receive job placement assistance upon program completion. Seniors need to be at least 55 years old, low-income and have limited education or employment prospects to qualify.
Keller Senior Activities Center(817) 743-4370The Keller Senior Activities Center provides recreational activities, enrichment courses, wellness classes and special events for residents aged 55 and up. Activities include local day trips, yoga, crafts and a variety of games.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Keller

Keller-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 Keller