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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Richardson, TX for 2024

Our comprehensive listings and authentic reviews in Richardson, TX below include 74 Assisted Living facilities with 1329 reviews. On average in Richardson, residents and their loved ones rate Assisted Living options 4.58 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Richardson

Assisted living facilities in Richardson are authorized to provide personal care and medication assistance in a private, homelike setting. Type A facilities may admit residents who are independent, and Type B facilities care for residents who need nighttime supervision and evacuation assistance. Health and safety regulations are enforced by the Department of Health and Human Services, Licensing and Certification Unit.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Richardson

  • Richardson is an inner suburb located just 15 miles from downtown Dallas, a city that’s been a member of AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities since 2014. This metropolitan location gives residents access to professional sports, world-class cultural attractions and other amenities.
  • Health care access in Richardson and the greater Dallas area is excellent, although the community has an average number of physicians. More than 75 hospitals are located within 25 miles, and the top-rated Methodist Richardson Medical Center, which specializes in treating heart and kidney failure, is located within the city limits.
  • The climate in Richardson is similar to other parts of the state, which means that it’s favorable to older adults in general. The area receives about 1 inch of annual snowfall on average, and winter lows typically remain just above freezing. Residents enjoy an extra month of sunshine when compared to the typical U.S. city.
  • Local residents benefit from very low crime rates that can minimize age-related safety concerns. Law enforcement reported just 144 crimes per 100,000 residents compared to 419 statewide. Additionally, the number of violent crimes is about half the national average. 
  • The cost of living in Richardson is slightly higher than the state and national average, but residents receive additional value due to the community’s proximity to one of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas. High real estate prices contribute to the majority of this cost difference. Some essential services, such as health care, cost less than average. 
  • Richardson has been named one of the nation’s 100 most livable cities. The community receives top marks for its civic amenities, excellent schools, low crime rates and easy access to the Dallas Area Rapid Transit system. Plus, the city has a thriving economy with many major employers.

Paying for Assisted Living in Richardson

The median cost of assisted living in Richardson, Texas, is $4,400 per month, which is just above the national average and about 10% higher than the rest of the state.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

According to Genworth Financial’s Cost of Care Survey for 2020, seniors in Richardson can expect to pay $4,400 per month for assisted living depending on the facility’s amenities and accommodations. These rates are $100 higher than the national average and about $400 higher than the state median. Richardson is also more expensive than other cities in North Texas. Prices in Longview are comparable to the state median. Seniors in Waco save almost $640 per month at $3,763 and assisted living residents in Tyler and Sherman enjoy significant savings of roughly $1,000 per month.





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The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Long-term care costs vary tremendously depending on the level of care provided and the service location. Community-based daytime programs cost $1,571 per month. In-home care costs $4,385 per month on average, which is slightly lower than assisted living. Skilled nursing homes in Richardson are relatively affordable compared to the national average with median rates of $5,171 for a semiprivate room or $6,692 for a private room, about $770-$2,290 more than assisted living.

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Note: Data for Richardson was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Dallas, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Richardson

The Texas Department of Health and Human Services can help seniors find assisted living homes in Richardson, 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.

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities in Texas

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 Richardson

Government agencies in the Richardson area offer a variety of free services to help seniors access available benefits and make long-term care decisions. Resources may vary for seniors in Collin and Dallas counties.

Dallas Area Agency on Aging(214) 871-5065This Area Agency on Aging is a single point of contact for Richardson seniors who live in Dallas County. Benefits counselors can help residents aged 60 and older access local transportation, legal advice and help with government forms and applications. A long-term care ombudsman is available to answer questions and concerns about assisted living.
North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging(800) 272-3921The North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging serves seniors, disabled adults and caregivers who live in Collin County. Staff members can help residents apply for Medicaid home- and community-based services and access evidence-based programs designed to promote healthy, informed aging.
Richardson Senior Center(972) 744-7800Richardson operates a state-of-the-art senior center that's open to local residents aged 50 and older. The center offers recreational activities, health screenings and games from Monday through Saturday. Seniors can also sign up for bowling leagues, pool tournaments and special events. An annual age-based membership fee is required.
Dallas County Veterans Services(972) 692-4939This county agency provides free, confidential services to help veterans and their spouses or survivors access state and federal benefits, including VA health care, pensions and Aid & Attendance payments that can help with the cost of assisted living and personal care. Service officers also provide information about tax breaks, emergency financial assistance and other programs.
Connect to Care Dallas(888) 743-1202Connect to Care is a web-based Aging & Disability Resource Center that serves seniors and disabled adults in Richardson and the greater Dallas area. It maintains a comprehensive directory of local partners and provides referral services to help residents apply for Medicare, Medicaid, long-term care services and other government benefits.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Richardson

Richardson-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.

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Review of Appletree Court

Appletree Court seemed a little more upscale and more expensive. I talked to two people there and they were nice. The rooms seemed to be a bit bigger. The studio just seemed a little bit bigger and...

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Reviewer RC#0308c

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of The Wellington at Arapaho

I liked the kindness of the staff at The Wellington at Arapaho. Their rooms are clean. Mom got a studio. It's laid out fine. There's enough room for what she needs. It's a nice little apartment....

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Reviewer Rc#0308c, reviews like this give us motivation and help us ensure we provide high-quality care.

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Review of Cottonwood Creek Healthcare Community

The rooms are clean with no bugs. There are plenty of electrical outlets to charge cell phones and other devices along the room walls. The staff is very pleasant and helpful when first entering the...

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