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The 10 Best Nursing Homes in Denison, TX for 2024

Denison is a small town in northeast Texas. It’s home to around 25,000 people, of which 18.5% are seniors. The town’s residents may appreciate having access to the Texoma Medical center, which has a highly rated cardiology department. In general, health care in Denison costs more than the national average. However, this is offset by the area having a lower overall cost of living. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey, nursing home care in the region costs around $5,171 per month, a saving of around one-third compared to the national average.

Nursing home care is aimed at those who require a higher level of supervision and skilled medical service than an assisted living facility can provide. Seniors living in a nursing home may have limited mobility or require IV treatments, wound therapies or other round-the-clock support. The higher staffing requirements and need for trained nurses means these facilities typically charge much higher fees than assisted living communities. Denison’s relatively affordable fees may make the city an appealing choice for many seniors.

This guide looks at the cost of different types of care in Denison, and also lists some resources seniors may find useful when planning their care.

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Nursing Home Costs in Denison, TX

Nursing homes in Denison typically charge around $5,171 for a semiprivate room. Private rooms cost slightly more, at around $7,604 per month.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

Taking the cost of semiprivate rooms for comparison purposes, Denison’s nursing homes charge around 34% less than the national average of $7,908. However, they are slightly more expensive than the statewide average price of $5,125.

Denison’s nursing home fees are similar to those in other small or mid-sized towns, such as Amarillo, where the typical fee is $5,140. One of the most affordable locations in the state is El Paso, with an average cost of $4,882 per month. The bigger cities have higher average fees, with seniors typically paying $5,627 in Dallas and $5,931 in Austin.

Denison

$5,171

Texas

$5,125

The United States

$7,908

El Paso

$4,882

Amarillo

$5,140

Dallas

$5,627

Austin

$5,931

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

For some seniors, other forms of care may offer better value for money. Average adult day health care costs are not available, but this type of care is usually the most affordable. Assisted living facilities offer room and board plus personal care support for $3,500, compared to $4,767 for care provided in the senior’s own home. A private room in a nursing home costs around $7,604 per month.

Home Care

$4,767

Home Health Care

$4,767

Assisted Living Facility

$3,500

Nursing Home (semiprivate room)

$5,171

Nursing Home (private room)

$7,604

Note: Data for Denison was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Sherman, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Denison, TX

Many seniors and their families use some form of financial assistance to help them pay for nursing care. The main options available are Medicare, Medicaid, and veterans benefits. These programs can be complicated, especially when it comes to benefit terms. Below, we give a brief overview of how these programs may be used towards paying for skilled nursing care.

  • Medicare: Medicare will typically cover all skilled nursing costs for the first 20 days of one’s stay in a nursing home and a portion of the costs until day 100. After 100 days in a skilled nursing facility, Medicare will not cover any part of the cost of the stay. While this is adequate when short-term care is needed, those in need of long-term care will need to either pay out-of-pocket or use another source of financial assistance.
  • Medicaid: Medicaid covers most of the costs of living in a skilled nursing facility for those who qualify. Care, room, and board are covered with no time limit, but residents may be charged for extras like specially prepared food or cosmetic services. Medicaid eligibility standards are strict and complex, so not all seniors are eligible for Medicaid benefits.
  • Veterans Benefits: Veterans receiving a VA pension may also be eligible for the Aid and Attendance benefit administered by the VA. Aid and Attendance is a monthly allowance that beneficiaries may use to pay for their long-term care, including skilled nursing care.

If these options aren’t available to you, check if your loved one has long-term care insurance or contact your Area Agency on Aging to ask about any local financial assistance programs for seniors.

Free Resources for Seniors in Denison, TX

Seniors and their loved ones may find the following services helpful. These organizations support seniors, helping them remain independent and live in their own homes for longer. They may also offer advice and support to make the transition to nursing home care more affordable and easier to understand should such a move become necessary.

ResourceContactService
Denison Senior Centers(903) 465-2720Denison's Senior Centers play host to a variety of programs for the benefit of the town's older adults, including the town's Meals on Wheels program, social events and exercise groups. The Centers host walking groups and water-based exercise classes. These sessions help seniors stay fit, active and healthy for as long as possible
Area Agency on Aging of Texoma(800) 677-8264The Area Agency on Aging of the Texoma Region oversees many services for seniors in Denison and the surrounding cities. These services include the Long Term Care Ombudsman, as well as benefits advice services and other free supports to promote lifelong wellbeing and to help seniors age with dignity.
Texoma Area Paratransit(844) 603-6048The Texoma Area Paratransit (TAPS) program is a shared ride paratransit service that offers point-to-point transportation for those who are unable to use the traditional public transit system. TAPS is open to anyone who is living with limited mobility or a disability, regardless of their age or income.
Department of Health and Human Services(855) 937-2372The Department of Health and Human Services runs several statewide programs for seniors, including the Texas Simplified Application Project (TSAP), a simplified version of SNAP, giving low-income seniors in the state easier access to nutritious food. It also runs a number of information programs to help seniors understand and access Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security benefits.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

Nursing Homes

karinda

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

Review of Beacon Hill

The place is stunning, by first look. My Dad was sent there for a 2 week physical therapy need before he was to go home because of a stroke. When he got there they got him settled in and we figured...

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Amy

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

Review of Beacon Hill

My husband was at Beacon Hill for rehab. My first impression of the place was very nice. It was an updated and high-scale facility. The layout of the room was nice, and it was well-kept. The...

Provider response

Amy, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback about your experience with us.

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David

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

Review of Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill is a pretty good place. I think they are doing really good work. My wife has been there almost a month now. Her room is pretty nice and pretty modern. The people are good. She stayed...

Provider response

Hi David! Thanks for your positive review! The whole team here strives to provide a positive patient experience. Wishing you a great day!

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