Situated in north central Texas, Wichita Falls offers a small-city feel with lots of amenities, including several hospitals such as Kell West Regional Hospital. An abundance of sunny days and relatively mild winters offer plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities, including visits to places like the River Bend Nature Center. Of the almost 103,000 residents of Wichita Falls, 13.3% are seniors 65 and older, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.
Assisted living gives seniors access to help with things like activities of daily living when they can’t safely take care of themselves at home. It doesn’t provide the skilled care of a nursing home setting. Instead, residents get help with things like transfers, bathing, going to the bathroom and managing medications based on a personalized care plan. In Wichita Falls, the median cost of assisted living care is $3,505 per month. That’s almost $500 less than the median cost in Texas and roughly $1,000 less than the cost nationwide.
With this guide, seniors can explore the care options available and what they can expect to pay for assisted living care. It also provides resources for seniors, including options for financial aid.