Midlothian is a city in Ellis County, approximately 30 minutes south of Dallas and Fort Worth. According to the 2020 census, 10.7% of its 35,125 residents are in the 65+ age group. The city’s appeal partly lies in its very low rates of crime, low-cost transportation for seniors and excellent health care facilities. Other attractions for older residents include the city’s 14 parks, each offering something a little different, from the excitement of watching teams at the Midlothian Sports Complex to taking a relaxing stroll and sharing a family picnic in Margie Webb Park.
Midlothian’s assisted living facilities offer a compromise to seniors determined to retain their independence while acknowledging they need help with some daily tasks. Although each facility is unique, common services include staff who ensure rooms are cleaned, linen laundered, meals prepared and medications managed. Many assisted living communities also organize group events for residents. The typical monthly fee in Midlothian is $4,400 per month, which is around 9.6% above the state average.
The remainder of this guide considers the advantages and disadvantages of living in Midlothian and the costs for different types of senior care. It also lists some useful resources for seniors.