The city of Fort Worth, Texas, is known for its warm hospitality and historic sites. It has a population of 909,585, and about 9.7% of residents are aged 65 and over. Seniors living in the city have access to excellent medical care at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest, which is ranked as high performing in four procedures by U.S. News. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020, the average monthly cost of nursing home care in Fort Worth is $5,171 for a semiprivate room, which is significantly less than the national average of $7,756.

Nursing homes provide a high level of care and medical assistance to seniors with chronic conditions and disabilities. This type of care can be cost prohibitive, and family members may want to look at alternative options such as home care and assisted living if their loved one doesn’t require a nursing home level of care. 

This guide looks at the cost of nursing home care and alternative options in Fort Worth and surrounding areas. Additionally, it provides a list of resources for seniors. 

Directory of Nursing Homes in Fort Worth, TX

River Oaks Health and Rehabilitation Center

2416 NW 18th St., Fort Worth, TX, 76106

If I could give a lower rating I would. I was trying to find out why mother was denied by The facility because my morhwrs,insurance said they had not denied her. I had called to talk to the business … (read more)
If I could give a lower rating I would. I was trying to find out why mother was denied by The facility because my morhwrs,insurance said they had not denied her. I had called to talk to the business … (read more)

The Watermark at Broadway Cityview

5301 Bryant Irvin Rd., Fort Worth, TX, 76132

Broadway Cityview is an assisted living facility located on the outskirts of Fort Worth, Texas, near Hulen Mall and just a few minutes from several parks on scenic Benbrook Lake. Guests and loved ones … (read more)
Broadway Cityview is an assisted living facility located on the outskirts of Fort Worth, Texas, near Hulen Mall and just a few minutes from several parks on scenic Benbrook Lake. Guests and loved ones … (read more)

Stonegate Nursing Center

4201 STONEGATE BLVD, Fort Worth, TX, 76109

My dad is Stonegate Nursing Center. It’s nice. We have been pleasantly surprised. He had been in quarantine for 10 or 12 days, so he was kind of separated from everybody else, and we just got him move … (read more)
My dad is Stonegate Nursing Center. It’s nice. We have been pleasantly surprised. He had been in quarantine for 10 or 12 days, so he was kind of separated from everybody else, and we just got him move … (read more)

Ridgmar Medical Lodge

6600 Lands End Court, Fort Worth, TX, 76116

I fell in love with Kelli the Admissions Director the first day I met her!! And I still am talk to her almost everyday when I go see my mom, you would think we have known each other for years! I felt … (read more)
I fell in love with Kelli the Admissions Director the first day I met her!! And I still am talk to her almost everyday when I go see my mom, you would think we have known each other for years! I felt … (read more)

Harrison at Heritage

4600 Heritage Trace Parkway,, Fort Worth, TX, 76244

My mother-in-law never experienced eating because she was sick to her stomach right after being admitted there for rehab. Three meals were served but she never ate and nobody seemed to care. They park … (read more)
My mother-in-law never experienced eating because she was sick to her stomach right after being admitted there for rehab. Three meals were served but she never ate and nobody seemed to care. They park … (read more)

Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of City View-Fort Worth, TX

6701 Oakmont Blvd, Fort Worth, TX, 76132

My husband was at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of City View. They took good care of him, and he got a lot better in that two-and-a-half weeks. They worked with him every day for several ho … (read more)
My husband was at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of City View. They took good care of him, and he got a lot better in that two-and-a-half weeks. They worked with him every day for several ho … (read more)

Arden Place of Richland Hills

7146 Baker Blvd, Fort Worth, TX, 76118

Lexington Place is very nice place. We are going through refurbishing, new paint, new curtains, and it’s very clean. We had flood problems in September and a lot of the walls had to be replaced. We’re … (read more)
Lexington Place is very nice place. We are going through refurbishing, new paint, new curtains, and it’s very clean. We had flood problems in September and a lot of the walls had to be replaced. We’re … (read more)

Renaissance Park Multi-Care Center

4252 BRYANT IRVIN RD, Fort Worth, TX, 76109

I was at Renaissance Park Multi Care Center. The therapy part of it was good. The rest of it was poor. If it weren’t for the therapy, I wouldn’t even rate it. The therapists were very good and the foo … (read more)
I was at Renaissance Park Multi Care Center. The therapy part of it was good. The rest of it was poor. If it weren’t for the therapy, I wouldn’t even rate it. The therapists were very good and the foo … (read more)

Garden Terrace of Fort Worth

7500 Oakmont Boulevard, Fort Worth, TX, 76132

My mother suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and requires rehabilitation after an inpatient confinement and we chose Garden Terrace for rehabilitation. This was not a good decision. The facility was not … (read more)
My mother suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and requires rehabilitation after an inpatient confinement and we chose Garden Terrace for rehabilitation. This was not a good decision. The facility was not … (read more)

Fireside Lodge Retirement Center

4800 WHITE SETTLEMENT RD, Fort Worth, TX, 76114

The staff at Fireside was great and very good to my father. They have people singing, church, bingo, and a water fountain. It’s an older place, but it is nice.
The staff at Fireside was great and very good to my father. They have people singing, church, bingo, and a water fountain. It’s an older place, but it is nice.

Arlington Heights Health and Rehabilitation Center

4825 Wellesley Street, Fort Worth, TX, 76107

My father was there after back surgery for 24/7 care and PT. He was only there for two days. I went to visit him after work, and stoped by the nurse station to see how his day was. The aide said she c … (read more)
My father was there after back surgery for 24/7 care and PT. He was only there for two days. I went to visit him after work, and stoped by the nurse station to see how his day was. The aide said she c … (read more)

Remarkable Healthcare

6649 N. Riverside Drive, Fort Worth, TX, 76137

My father-in-law has been in the Riverside Drive location for the past 10 days. His air conditioning has been off and on, but mostly off (or ineffective) for his entire stay. It took several days to … (read more)
My father-in-law has been in the Riverside Drive location for the past 10 days. His air conditioning has been off and on, but mostly off (or ineffective) for his entire stay. It took several days to … (read more)

Downtown Health and Rehabilitation Center

424 S ADAMS ST, Fort Worth, TX, 76104

I just finished six weeks of antibiotics infusions for osteomyelitis at this facility. I was very happy with the care I received while there overall. The nurses, doctor and attendants that I had were … (read more)
I just finished six weeks of antibiotics infusions for osteomyelitis at this facility. I was very happy with the care I received while there overall. The nurses, doctor and attendants that I had were … (read more)

Mira Vista Court

7021 Bryant Irvin Rd, Fort Worth, TX, 76132

My mother-in-law was in Mira Vista Court. We just moved her out of it because it was terrible. The staff was the worst staff that you could ever have. She lived there for a while, and then COVID hit. … (read more)
My mother-in-law was in Mira Vista Court. We just moved her out of it because it was terrible. The staff was the worst staff that you could ever have. She lived there for a while, and then COVID hit. … (read more)

Trail Lake Nursing & Rehabilitation

7100 Trail Lake Dr, Fort Worth, TX, 76123

My sister was a resident, this was the worst care ever, place was not clean, when she called for help she they would come when they wanted to, one night it took them three hours to get to her. She wa … (read more)
My sister was a resident, this was the worst care ever, place was not clean, when she called for help she they would come when they wanted to, one night it took them three hours to get to her. She wa … (read more)

Dfw Nursing & Rehab

900 W Leuda Street, Fort Worth, TX, 76104

Great facility, care is amazing, the administrator is someone I would trust my closest relative’s care to.
Great facility, care is amazing, the administrator is someone I would trust my closest relative’s care to.

Life Care Center of Haltom

2936 MARKUM DR, Fort Worth, TX, 76117

This facility truly cares about their patients and families. My grandmother is very happy here and constantly raving about the activities they have for their residents to participate in. The ONLY comp … (read more)
This facility truly cares about their patients and families. My grandmother is very happy here and constantly raving about the activities they have for their residents to participate in. The ONLY comp … (read more)

Park View Care Center

3301 VIEW ST, Fort Worth, TX, 76103

Park View was average, it was not too clean, but not too dirty either, and the lobby does not look like a lobby. The food looked OK. There were a lot of people sleeping in the wheelchairs. It seemed v … (read more)
Park View was average, it was not too clean, but not too dirty either, and the lobby does not look like a lobby. The food looked OK. There were a lot of people sleeping in the wheelchairs. It seemed v … (read more)

Watson Memorial Nursing Home

5000 EAST LANCASTER AVE, Fort Worth, TX, 76103

I’ve been visiting this nursing home for a couple of years and sometimes when I come in it doesn’t smell so good, kind of like a man’s bathroom, where urine is a foul odor. The other half of the time … (read more)
I’ve been visiting this nursing home for a couple of years and sometimes when I come in it doesn’t smell so good, kind of like a man’s bathroom, where urine is a foul odor. The other half of the time … (read more)

Cityview Care Center

5801 BRYANT IRVIN RD, Fort Worth, TX, 76132

My husband was in this facility for physical therapy rehab. The nurses & aides were very attentive to my requests & always interested in my care. Meals were average. Physical therapists were t … (read more)
My husband was in this facility for physical therapy rehab. The nurses & aides were very attentive to my requests & always interested in my care. Meals were average. Physical therapists were t … (read more)

Nursing Home Costs in Fort Worth, Texas

The average monthly cost of nursing home care in Fort Worth is $5,171 for a semiprivate room and $6,692 for a private room. 

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

The average monthly cost of a semiprivate nursing home room in Fort Worth is almost $2,600 below the national average of $7,756. However the local average cost is about $150 higher than the state median of $5,019.

The $5,201 average cost of nursing home care in the state capital, Austin, is only slightly higher than in Fort Worth. Seniors in San Antonio ($5,338) and Houston ($5,627) pay up to $450 more for nursing home care than their peers in Fort Worth. However, the cost is lower in San Angelo ($4,489).

$5171

Fort Worth

$5019

Texas

$7756

The United States

$5338

San Antonio

$5627

Houston

$5201

Austin

$4489

San Angelo

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Family members may want to compare costs for other care options in Fort Worth if they’re unsure if nursing home care is the right choice for their loved one. The cheapest option is adult day health care at an average monthly cost of $1,571. Both home care and home health care average $4,385 per month, while assisted living averages $4,400. With an average monthly cost of $5,171 for a semiprivate room and $6,692 for a private room, nursing homes offer the most expensive type of care available in Fort Worth.

$4385

Home health care

$4385

Home care

$1571

Adult day care

$4400

Assisted living

$5171

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$6692

Nursing home (private room)

Note: Cost data for Fort Worth was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Dallas, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Fort Worth, Texas

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 Fort Worth, Texas

The following resources may assist seniors who are looking for options to help them continue to live safely in their own homes and delay the need for nursing home care for as long as possible. Some of the information may be of interest to those who have decided to look at long-term residential care options such as nursing home care.

ResourceContactServices
ADRC Medicare Counseling(855) 937-2372The ADRC of Tarrant County provides free Medicare counseling to seniors aged 60 and over. The counselors are specially trained to answer questions regarding Medicare and assist in applying for coverage and programs that may help pay for premiums, deductibles, copays and prescription drugs. The staff members provide easy-to-understand information about other options, such as long-term care insurance. 
Mid-Cities Care Corps(817) 282-0531The Mid-Cities Care Corps is a volunteer organization that assists seniors aged 65 and over who want to continue living in their own homes but require occasional assistance. The Helping Hands program assists seniors with minor home repairs, installing home safety measures, yard work, and light housework. The Transportation program connects volunteer drivers with seniors who need rides to medical appointments, grocery stores, and social engagements. Additionally, volunteers can provide friendly phone calls and visits, and the organization hosts regular social events for seniors. 
Meals on Wheels(817) 336-0912The Tarrant County Meals on Wheels program delivers hot and nutritious meals to homebound seniors. To be eligible for the program, seniors must be unable to prepare a meal on their own. Meals are delivered around noon each day, Monday to Friday, by volunteer drivers. Clients who require a greater level of assistance may qualify for breakfast and weekend meal options. Donations to cover the costs of the meals are voluntary, and no senior is ever turned down if they’re unable to contribute financially. Special diet requirements can be accommodated.