8 Assisted Living Facilities near Texarkana, TX

Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Texarkana, TX

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The Retreat at Kenwood

Provides: Assisted Living
210 N. Kenwood Rd, Texarkana, TX 75501
"My father is now at The Retreat at Kenwood. I chose it because it seems to be the best fit for him as they offered the most services for him. He just really has enjoyed it. It's a very friendly and..." More

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Brookdale Texarkana

Provides: Assisted Living
4204 Moores Lane, Texarkana, TX 75503
"I felt good about Brookdale Texarkana. We have visited facilities and we're considering that one. We liked it and we liked the people as well. The room we saw was not spacious. The facility was..." More


Provides: Assisted Living
4100 Moores Ln, Texarkana, TX 75503
"Cornerstone Retirement Community is a beautiful facility located in Texarkana TX. I had the pleasure of visiting a relative there once to every other week and each time I went, I noticed the good..." More

MSHC Whispering Pines of Texarkana, LLC

Provides: Assisted Living
5002 Elizabeth St, Texarkana, TX 75503
"I am presently staying at Whispering Pines. The facility has been here a long time. It has a reputation of being a nice facility and I find it to be good. There are friendly people here and they..." More

Mshc Colonial Lodge Of Texarkana LLC

Provides: Assisted Living
5001 Elizabeth, Texarkana, TX 75503

Mshc The Oaks Assisted Living LLC

Provides: Assisted Living
4317 Mcknight Rd, Texarkana, TX 75503

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Pinecrest Retirement Lodge

Provides: Assisted Living
2048 Rankin St, Ashdown, AR 71822
"I think I would enjoy living at Pinecrest Retirement Lodge. The staff members were all nice, and the residents were all busy with activities. They were putting together puzzles, cards, and..." More

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The Gardens of Texarkana

Provides: Assisted Living
1625 E 42nd St, Texarkana, AR 71854
"There are not enough words to say how awesome the staff is here. Everyone treated my dad (and myself) like family. He loved it from the first day. Everyone from the administrator (Deborah) to..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Texarkana

    Most people think Texarkana, TX, got its name from its location, but some historians swear it's named after a drink -- texarkana bitters -- that's still served on both sides of the border. Seniors living in Texarkana's nine assisted living communities might want to try the drink on one of the outings many local properties schedule for their residents.

    Texas' assisted living communities in Texarkana and elsewhere are regulated by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services, which splits residential care homes into two categories, depending on the level of care they provide. Assisted living is Type A, where residents can live with a lot of independence, just needing help with various activities of daily living (ADLs), such as taking medication and personal care. Staff also typically provide 24-hour emergency response and meal prep for residents.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Texarkana

    • Texarkana's weather can get balmy. Summer highs here average 94 degrees Fahrenheit, while winter lows hover close to 33 degrees overnight in December and January. Texarkana, in common with much of East Texas, gets 52 inches of rain in the local wet seasons. This can create allergens seniors with asthma need to be careful around.

    • Texarkana's cost of living is consistently lower than the cost elsewhere in the United States. Aging citizens who shop for themselves can expect a grocery bill that's only 96 percent of the national average, and health care costs locally run to only about 93 percent of the national average. Transportation is also affordable; rates here run to 92 percent the average elsewhere.

    • There's no income tax in the Lone Star State, though a sales tax of between 6.25 and 8.25 percent does bite on most items. Seniors who still drive may notice a 20 cent gas tax at the pump.

    • Texarkana's crime rate is about double that of most cities in America. Rates have dropped a lot from their 2007 highs, but property crime is still an issue. Seniors who live in fully staffed assisted living communities may have less concern about Texarkana's problem categories, however, and the murder rate remains quite low by national standards.

    • The Texarkana Urban Transit District provides much of the bus service in Texarkana. Seniors get discount fares on most routes, as do riders with disabilities.
    • The Texarkana area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Wadley Regional Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Texarkana

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Texas

    $4,000.00 US
    $3,505.00 Texarkana
    $2,915.00 Bossier City
    $2,806.00 Shreveport
    $2,800.00 Mount Pleasant
    $2,695.00 Marshall
    $2,450.00 Jefferson

    Assisted Living costs in Texarkana start around $3,505 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 Texarkana 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 Texarkana

    Seniors in Texas who need help paying for assisted living may be eligible for the STAR+PLUS Medicaid waiver program. Requirements vary, so it's best to ask a worker about eligibility.

    Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Texas page.

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    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 Texarkana

    Texarkana 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 Texarkana, please visit our Assisted Living in Texas page.

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Texarkana

    Texarkana-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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    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Texarkana

    • Review of The Retreat at Kenwood

      My father is now at The Retreat at Kenwood. I chose it because it seems to be the best fit for him as they offered the most services for him. He just really has enjoyed it. It's a very friendly and... Read more

    • Review of Brookdale Texarkana

      My mother-in-law was a resident of Brookdale Texarkana. Their atmosphere was fine, the community was fine, but they fluctuate in price from month-to-month depending on the amount they first charge ... Read more

    • Review of Brookdale Texarkana

      Brookdale Texarkana was very clean, neat, and extremely well controlled. They knew what they were doing. I didn't find anything that would be harmful to my brother or anything of that nature. The r... Read more

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