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

Assisted living communities, which average $4,400 per month in Rockwall, are apartment-style living for seniors who need a little extra help with tasks of daily life and aren’t fully able to live independently at home. Personal care attendants offer discreet help with personal grooming, including toileting, bathing and mobility assistance, including lifts and transfers. These communities typically provide nutritious meals and light housekeeping services. Different group activities throughout the week help seniors meet new friends and keep their days full. 

This guide provides more information about assisted living and other long-term care costs, plus a list of free resources for seniors and their families. We also take a closer look at some of the benefits and drawbacks of living in Rockwall.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Rockwall

The Texas Department of Health and Human Services licenses and regulates Rockwall assisted living facilities for sanitation and accessibility for residents. Agents of the HHS also monitor the training and certification of the staff employed therein. Each facility must undergo regular inspections to keep its licensure, and the HHS addresses complaints filed against licensed facilities. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Rockwall

  • Seniors who have health conditions aggravated by colder temperatures may enjoy living in Rockwall, an area with long, hot summers and July high temperatures of 94 and 236 days of sunshine each year. Winters are mild, with little snow and January lows of about 34 degrees. 
  • Seniors with limited means and those depending mostly on retirement savings benefit from the lack of state income tax in Texas, including the income derived from Social Security income, pensions and retirement income. Residents 65 and older are also eligible for a property tax deferral and homestead tax exemption
  • In addition to tax friendliness, budget-conscious seniors may also appreciate Rockwall’s cost of living, 112.8, which is just a bit higher than the national median of 100. Healthcare is the lowest category, which may help many elderly residents. 
  • As part of the Dallas metro area, Rockwall is included in its designation as a member of the AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly Communities. This is a list of cities across the nation deemed senior-friendly, based on access to resources and amenities, plus safety and cost of living. 
  • Seniors have plenty of choices when it comes to medical treatment in Rockwall at comprehensive medical campuses such as Texas Health Presbyterian Medical Centers and the Baylor, Scott, and White hospitals and medical systems, as well as 210 physicians per 100,000 residents
  • Crime rates in Rockwall are quite low. Property crime rates are 28, compared to the U.S. average of 35.4, while violent crimes are just 10.2, less than half the national average of 22.7.
  • Seniors in Rockwall have ready access to excellent public transportation, the Dallas Area Regional Transportation (DART) system. This is a fixed-route bus and light rail system that travels all over the metroplex, with wheelchair access, plus a ride-on-Demand, paratransit and shuttle van service for those unable to use the standard DART lines. Seniors may apply for a pass on the shuttles and reduced passes on the regular DART. 

Paying for Assisted Living in Rockwall

According to the Genworth Financial Cost of Care Survey 2020, monthly assisted living fees in Rockwall average $4,400. This is a few hundred dollars more than the state of Texas, $3,998, and a bit more than the national average, $4,300. 

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

Compared to the nearby cities of Sherman, Tyler and Waco, Rockwall is significantly more per month for assisted living. These three towns average $3,400, $3,450 and $3,763, respectively. Austin, one of the largest metro areas in the state, is closer to Rockwall’s monthly average, $4,250. 

Rockwall

$4,400

Texas

$3,998

The United States

$4,300

Waco

$3,763

Sherman

$3,400

Tyler

$3,450

Austin

$4,250

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living isn’t the only option for seniors in Rockwall. Those who need a higher level of care and have ongoing medical needs receive the care they need in a nursing home. A semiprivate room averages $5,171 per month in Rockwall, while a private one averages $6,692. Seniors who only need care during the weekdays may opt to attend adult day health care, which offers many of the amenities of assisted living and averages just $1,571 per month. Home health care and homemaker services, which cost $4,385 per month, give seniors aging in place at home help with chores, companionship and light medical care. 

Home care

$4,385

Home health care

$4,385

Adult day health care

$1,571

Assisted living

$4,400

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$5,171

Nursing home (private room)

$6,692

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Rockwall

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

Seniors in Rockwall have access to many free and low-cost resources to help them with legal needs, finding durable medical equipment and obtaining transportation. The state government also funds organizations that help seniors apply for benefits and medical care, find the right assisted living community and help families and seniors transition into a group home.

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North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging

(800) 272-3921

This agency develops programs to increase health and wellness for seniors, such as meal delivery and preparation assistance, programs addressing health concerns that affect the elderly and hosting health screenings. It also offers respite care and training for caregivers. Representatives of the AAA can help seniors and their families determine what kind of long-term care is best for their needs, apply for residence in assisted living and locate financial assistance paying for this care.

Rockwall County Veterans Service Office

(972) 204-7280

Military veterans receive assistance applying for their benefits, including the Aid & Assitance Program to pay for assisted living. Representatives at the VA also help veterans file claims and appeal decisions made by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Travel assistance to the center for those wanting to participate in group counseling may be provided.

Texas Office Of the Long Term Care Ombudsman

(800) 272-3921

Ombudsmen services advocate for the needs of the elderly in long-term care facilities. Caseworkers investigate complaints filed by residents and refer them to the proper government agency. Ombudsmen also offer unbiased opinions about facilities in the area for seniors who need help finding the right home.

The Center

(972) 771-7740

The Center offers special "55 and Better" programs for Rockwall County older adults. It’s a community center with a fitness room and different senior-friendly group exercise classes. It also has other activities for seniors, including community lunches on the weekdays, regular bingo games, hobby groups such as gardening, woodworking and book clubs.

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North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging(800) 272-3921

This agency develops programs to increase health and wellness for seniors, such as meal delivery and preparation assistance, programs addressing health concerns that affect the elderly and hosting health screenings. It also offers respite care and training for caregivers. Representatives of the AAA can help seniors and their families determine what kind of long-term care is best for their needs, apply for residence in assisted living and locate financial assistance paying for this care.


Rockwall County Veterans Service Office(972) 204-7280

Military veterans receive assistance applying for their benefits, including the Aid & Assitance Program to pay for assisted living. Representatives at the VA also help veterans file claims and appeal decisions made by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Travel assistance to the center for those wanting to participate in group counseling may be provided.


Texas Office Of the Long Term Care Ombudsman(800) 272-3921

Ombudsmen services advocate for the needs of the elderly in long-term care facilities. Caseworkers investigate complaints filed by residents and refer them to the proper government agency. Ombudsmen also offer unbiased opinions about facilities in the area for seniors who need help finding the right home.


The Center(972) 771-7740

The Center offers special "55 and Better" programs for Rockwall County older adults. It’s a community center with a fitness room and different senior-friendly group exercise classes. It also has other activities for seniors, including community lunches on the weekdays, regular bingo games, hobby groups such as gardening, woodworking and book clubs.


Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Rockwall

Rockwall-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 Texas

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Thank you for sharing your experience with us Joseph! We are happy to hear you had a good experience with Rock Ridge! Thank you for your review. We are honored to have your parents with us.

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