26 Assisted Living Facilities near Mesquite, TX
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There are 26 Assisted Living Facilities in the Mesquite area, with 5 in Mesquite and 21 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Mesquite is $2,883 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,425. Cheaper nearby regions include Garland with an average starting cost of $2,539.
To help you with your search, browse the 152 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Mesquite. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Mesquite 4.2 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Rowlett with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.
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5 Assisted Living Facilities in Mesquite, TX
21 Assisted Living Facilities near Mesquite, TX
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Mesquite
Situated just east of Dallas, Mesquite is ideal for seniors who enjoy having the conveniences of a big city nearby but prefer to live in a smaller, slightly more affordable town. Seniors searching for assisted living in the Mesquite area can choose from 59 different facilities, with five in the city and another 54 in surrounding communities such as Garland, Rockwall and Dallas.
The state of Texas licenses two different kinds of assisted living facilities (ALFs). Type A facilities are for residents who don't require regular overnight assistance and can follow directions in emergencies. Type B facilities care for residents who need nighttime attendance, can't follow emergency instructions and require assistance to evacuate. Both types of facilities offer services including meals, bathing and medication assistance in a homey setting.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Mesquite
- Summers in Mesquite are hot and sunny, with an average July high temperature of 95 degrees Fahrenheit. On average, the city has 233 sunny days per year, which is 28 more than the national average.
- Mesquite is a budget-friendly city where seniors can enjoy a cost of living that's 6.60 percent below the national average.
- Texas is one of only seven U.S. states with no state income tax, which means that any retirement income is tax-free.
STAR transit provides convenient and inexpensive public transportation by bus. Mesquite also operates a paratransit service catering to seniors and disabled residents.
- Interested seniors can arrange to visit the Mesquite Arts Center or celebrate the city's western heritage at its annual Rodeo Parade. For more outings and day trips, Mesquite and nearby Dallas offer an impressive variety of dining, shopping and entertainment options.
- The Mesquite area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Dallas Regional Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Assisted Living in Mesquite
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Mesquite start around $2,883 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.
It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Mesquite and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Mesquite
For many seniors, the cost of assisted living is (understandably) a significant concern. Fortunately, financial assistance is available for those who qualify. Texas' Health and Human Services Commission operates a Medicaid program called STAR+PLUS. For eligible seniors who are at least 65 years of age or disabled, STAR+PLUS offers an alternative to nursing facility placement and may pay for assisted living services.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Texas page.
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 Mesquite
Mesquite 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 Mesquite, please visit our Assisted Living in Texas page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Mesquite
Mesquite-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.
Other Options in Mesquite, TX
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Mesquite
Review of Christian Care Senior Living Community – Mesquite
My mom lived her last three years in the Courtyard at Christian Care. She received very good care. Alzheimer patients aren't easy, but the management and staff did a great job. They worked with us ... Read more
Review of Bradfield Place
Our experience with Bradfield Place so far has been good. They have an activities director that comes up with things daily, they have an event calendar, and transportation for shopping. They offer ... Read more
Review of Cambridge Court
We so enjoyed the family Christmas soup supper. Very special time and delicious food with friends! Read more