Rockwall is a suburb to the east of Dallas, a waterside town on the shores of Lake Ray Hubbard. It’s close enough for residents to attend events in Dallas or access specialty healthcare services, yet far enough to retain its family-oriented feel. The population of Rockwall is 47,000, 13% of whom are seniors 65 and older. Many of these seniors may be considering their long-term care options, including residing in an assisted living home. 

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. 

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Rockwall, TX

2014

Brookdale Summer Ridge

3020 Ridge Road, Rockwall, TX, 75032

Brookdale Summer Ridge in Rockwall, Texas, is nestled near scenic Lake Ray Hubbard and a short drive from Dallas. This assisted living facility receives high marks from residents and their loved ones … (read more)
Brookdale Summer Ridge in Rockwall, Texas, is nestled near scenic Lake Ray Hubbard and a short drive from Dallas. This assisted living facility receives high marks from residents and their loved ones … (read more)

Lakeshore Assisted Living and Memory Care

5250 Medical Drive, Rockwall, TX, 75032

Lakeshore Assisted Living and Memory Care is very nice and very clean, but I found it too expensive for us. I found the staff very friendly, and they interacted with the residents. Everybody seemed up … (read more)
Lakeshore Assisted Living and Memory Care is very nice and very clean, but I found it too expensive for us. I found the staff very friendly, and they interacted with the residents. Everybody seemed up … (read more)

Rock Ridge Assisted Living & Memory Care

720 E. Ralph Hall Parkway, Rockwall, TX, 75032

Rock Ridge Assisted Living and Memory Care is located near I-30 in the Highland Meadows neighborhood of Rockwall, Texas, close to numerous shopping venues, restaurants and entertainment attractions. T … (read more)
Rock Ridge Assisted Living and Memory Care is located near I-30 in the Highland Meadows neighborhood of Rockwall, Texas, close to numerous shopping venues, restaurants and entertainment attractions. T … (read more)

Heritage House of Rockwall

523 Shoreview Drive, Rockwall, TX, 75087


2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022

Brookdale Club Hill

1245 Colonel Drive, Garland, TX, 75043

Brookdale Club Hill is a senior retirement community located on landscaped grounds off Broadway Boulevard offering convenient access to a number of shops and restaurants. The retirement community prov … (read more)
Brookdale Club Hill is a senior retirement community located on landscaped grounds off Broadway Boulevard offering convenient access to a number of shops and restaurants. The retirement community prov … (read more)

2016, 2020, 2022

Silver Creek Assisted Living

1246 Colonel Dr., Garland, TX, 75043

Silver Creek Assisted Living is a large community located near Garland, Texas. The facility features spacious rooms that resemble small apartments, so residents can have privacy and independence. Fami … (read more)
Silver Creek Assisted Living is a large community located near Garland, Texas. The facility features spacious rooms that resemble small apartments, so residents can have privacy and independence. Fami … (read more)

Ariel Pointe of Sachse

3400 Miles Rd, Sachse, TX, 75089

Ariel Pointe of Sachse was very clean and had a lot of visible staff. We did witness an exercise class going on, which was nice. The staff was very friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating. They hav … (read more)
Ariel Pointe of Sachse was very clean and had a lot of visible staff. We did witness an exercise class going on, which was nice. The staff was very friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating. They hav … (read more)

Mustang Creek Estates – Sachse

3900 Ranch Road, Sachse, TX, 75048

My husband and I were recently thrown into one of the biggest challenges of our life’s. A challenge we had zero knowledge of how to navigate and a challenge only the two of us could help solve. My Mot … (read more)
My husband and I were recently thrown into one of the biggest challenges of our life’s. A challenge we had zero knowledge of how to navigate and a challenge only the two of us could help solve. My Mot … (read more)

The Oaks at Liberty Grove

7904 Chiesa Road, Rowlett, TX, 75089

My parents will be moving into The Oaks at Liberty Grove. The staff members were very kind, courteous, and very helpful. I know they have breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks available throughout the … (read more)
My parents will be moving into The Oaks at Liberty Grove. The staff members were very kind, courteous, and very helpful. I know they have breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks available throughout the … (read more)

Mercer Place

5701 Dexham Road, Rowlett, TX, 75089

Mercer Place is located in Rowlett, Texas, near Lake Ray Hubbard. Visitors enjoy the community’s quaint, welcoming atmosphere. Residents and staff members decorate the facility, contributing to the ho … (read more)
Mercer Place is located in Rowlett, Texas, near Lake Ray Hubbard. Visitors enjoy the community’s quaint, welcoming atmosphere. Residents and staff members decorate the facility, contributing to the ho … (read more)

New Haven of Wylie

800 West Brown St, Wylie, TX, 75098

My loved one was at New Haven for 2.5 years.New management came in early June. Since that time, meds are not being ordered, meals are late, and staff don’t answer call buttons. Cleaning supplies ar … (read more)
My loved one was at New Haven for 2.5 years.New management came in early June. Since that time, meds are not being ordered, meals are late, and staff don’t answer call buttons. Cleaning supplies ar … (read more)

Murray Senior Care Homes

3361 Leigh Court, Sachse, TX, 75048

Murray Senior Care Homes is located in a beautiful residential area in Sachse, Texas, just minutes from the President George Bush Turnpike for convenient commutes in and out of town. Visitors consiste … (read more)
Murray Senior Care Homes is located in a beautiful residential area in Sachse, Texas, just minutes from the President George Bush Turnpike for convenient commutes in and out of town. Visitors consiste … (read more)

Garland Serenity Home

4626 Candlestick Dr., Garland, TX, 75043

Garland Serenity Home is situated in a quiet suburb in the city of Garland, Texas, a short drive from I-30 and next to a serene lake. Visitors to the facility compliment the clean, well-maintained and … (read more)
Garland Serenity Home is situated in a quiet suburb in the city of Garland, Texas, a short drive from I-30 and next to a serene lake. Visitors to the facility compliment the clean, well-maintained and … (read more)

Abba Care Assisted Living

1201 High Grove Dr., Garland, TX, 75041

Abba Care Assisted Living proudly sits at home in Garland, Texas. It was opened for business in 2003 and is very close to Central Park Church of God and Homer B Johnson Stadium. Visitors praise the ro … (read more)
Abba Care Assisted Living proudly sits at home in Garland, Texas. It was opened for business in 2003 and is very close to Central Park Church of God and Homer B Johnson Stadium. Visitors praise the ro … (read more)

Springfield Senior Living

1817 Royal Crest Dr., Garland, TX, 75043

Springfield Senior Living is an assisted living facility located in the DFW metroplex. Residents and their families say that they truly enjoy the loving care from the staff, rendering dignified help w … (read more)
Springfield Senior Living is an assisted living facility located in the DFW metroplex. Residents and their families say that they truly enjoy the loving care from the staff, rendering dignified help w … (read more)


Bethel Senior Care

3005 Club Hill Dr, Garland, TX, 75043

Bethel Senior Care, LLC, is nestled in the heart of Garland, Texas. The facility keeps the staff-to-resident ratio low with a capacity for eight residents. Staff members constantly collaborate with ph … (read more)
Bethel Senior Care, LLC, is nestled in the heart of Garland, Texas. The facility keeps the staff-to-resident ratio low with a capacity for eight residents. Staff members constantly collaborate with ph … (read more)


The Kingdom Residential Care Home

603 Honey Suckle Dr, Wylie, TX, 75098


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. 

$4400

Rockwall

$3998

Texas

$4300

The United States

$3763

Waco

$3400

Sherman

$3450

Tyler

$4250

Austin

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. 

$4385

Home care

$4385

Home health care

$1571

Adult day health care

$4400

Assisted living

$5171

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$6692

Nursing home (private room)

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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Contact


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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