Grand Prairie is located midway between the major metropolitan cities of Dallas and Fort Worth. It has a population of 194,543, and about 9.2% of its residents are aged 65 and older. Seniors may be interested in the city’s medical facilities, including Baylor Scott & White Emergency Hospital and Medical City ER Grand Prairie. Nursing home costs in Grand Prairie are relatively low; according to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020, the average monthly cost of a semiprivate room is $5,171, over $2,000 less than the national average of $7,756. 

Nursing home care provides 24/7 medical care and assistance to frail seniors and those who have chronic illnesses or disabilities. This type of care is generally the most expensive senior care option available, and seniors in Grand Prairie who don’t require constant help from registered nurses may want to look at alternatives such as assisted living and home care services

This guide discusses the costs of nursing home care in Grand Prairie and nearby cities, as well as the average costs of alternative care options. In addition, it lists resources for seniors in the city. 

Directory of Nursing Homes in Grand Prairie, TX

Metroplex Nursing and Rehabilitation

658 SW 3RD ST, Grand Prairie, TX, 75051

My wife is staying at Metroplex Nursing and Rehabilitation, and it’s not good. She’s in a semi-private room, but she has to share a closet and the heat bothers her because the room is warm. The servic … (read more)
My wife is staying at Metroplex Nursing and Rehabilitation, and it’s not good. She’s in a semi-private room, but she has to share a closet and the heat bothers her because the room is warm. The servic … (read more)

Heritage at Turner Park Healthcare & Rehabilitation

820 Small Street, Grand Prairie, TX, 75050

Under new management and many new changes made great facility DON and Administration always on top of what’s going on with patient and staff family friend current in facility !! No smell no mess ve … (read more)
Under new management and many new changes made great facility DON and Administration always on top of what’s going on with patient and staff family friend current in facility !! No smell no mess ve … (read more)

Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Arlington

3200 Matlock Road, Arlington, TX, 76015

My mom’s room at Encompass Health Rehab Arlington was fine, it was clean. The staff there was very nice and they provided her with rehab. They didn’t have any activities because of the COVID, it was j … (read more)
My mom’s room at Encompass Health Rehab Arlington was fine, it was clean. The staff there was very nice and they provided her with rehab. They didn’t have any activities because of the COVID, it was j … (read more)

The Laurenwood Nursing and Rehabilitation

330 W CAMP WISDOM RD, Duncanville, TX, 75116

The staff at Laurenwood seemed to be all concerned and caring towards my mom. They are trying to make it a very good experience for her.
The staff at Laurenwood seemed to be all concerned and caring towards my mom. They are trying to make it a very good experience for her.

Heritage Oaks

1112 Gibbins Road, Arlington, TX, 76011

My uncle was a resident of this facility. The room was fairly clean with unpleasant smell. The staff did not check on him on a regular basis. When they delivery his food to eat if he was sleep they di … (read more)
My uncle was a resident of this facility. The room was fairly clean with unpleasant smell. The staff did not check on him on a regular basis. When they delivery his food to eat if he was sleep they di … (read more)

Northgate Plaza Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

2101 Northgate Drive, Irving, TX, 75062

NORTH GATE PLAZA: The room was not bad and the restroom was a nice size No complaints with room… Robert was awesome beautiful personality very helpful. He would get back with me at each call. Fin … (read more)
NORTH GATE PLAZA: The room was not bad and the restroom was a nice size No complaints with room… Robert was awesome beautiful personality very helpful. He would get back with me at each call. Fin … (read more)

Ashford Hall

2021 SHOAF DR, Irving, TX, 75061

Cnas are on their phones while feeding residents. Poor people have food on their faces. Administrator hires family members for top positions, husband is maintenance supervisor, 2 of his brothers work … (read more)
Cnas are on their phones while feeding residents. Poor people have food on their faces. Administrator hires family members for top positions, husband is maintenance supervisor, 2 of his brothers work … (read more)

Skyline Nursing Center

3326 Burgoyne St, Dallas, TX, 75233

I chose Manorcare Health Services for my mom because it was close to my grandmother’s house and I knew some people who used to work there and she referred them. The rooms were clean, big enough for tw … (read more)
I chose Manorcare Health Services for my mom because it was close to my grandmother’s house and I knew some people who used to work there and she referred them. The rooms were clean, big enough for tw … (read more)

Arbrook Plaza

401 W Arbrook Blvd., Arlington, TX, 76014

My mother was in this facility following her stroke. The rehab team was very informative and worked diligently to get my mother the therapy she needed to be independent again. The staff is friendly, … (read more)
My mother was in this facility following her stroke. The rehab team was very informative and worked diligently to get my mother the therapy she needed to be independent again. The staff is friendly, … (read more)

Villages on MacArthur

3443 North MacArthur Blvd, Irving, TX, 75062

My in-laws were in Villages on MacArthur. My in-law fell and hurt his hand, which got infected, and they didn’t properly tend to it. And so he had to go back to the hospital to get some work done on i … (read more)
My in-laws were in Villages on MacArthur. My in-law fell and hurt his hand, which got infected, and they didn’t properly tend to it. And so he had to go back to the hospital to get some work done on i … (read more)

The Villa at Mountain View

2918 Duncan ville RD, Dallas, TX, 75211

The Activity Director Mindy, is one of the Best I’ve encountered at the Villa. Always helpful, always taking care of the concerns I have with my loved one. I love the way she interact with her group, … (read more)
The Activity Director Mindy, is one of the Best I’ve encountered at the Villa. Always helpful, always taking care of the concerns I have with my loved one. I love the way she interact with her group, … (read more)

Irving Nursing and Rehabilitation

619 N BRITAIN RD, Irving, TX, 75061

My mom went to Irving Nursing and Rehab and they are horrible. They let her lay on her feces. They were mean to her and yelled at her. She was in a private room, but they even didn’t have a TV until … (read more)
My mom went to Irving Nursing and Rehab and they are horrible. They let her lay on her feces. They were mean to her and yelled at her. She was in a private room, but they even didn’t have a TV until … (read more)

Onpointe Transitional Care At Texas Health Arlingt

800 W Randol Mill Road, Arlington, TX, 76012

My wife was at OnPointe. She had been treated for pain on morphine, and when they discharged her, they had taken her off of it. They didn’t give her any morphine or a prescription to take home, so she … (read more)
My wife was at OnPointe. She had been treated for pain on morphine, and when they discharged her, they had taken her off of it. They didn’t give her any morphine or a prescription to take home, so she … (read more)

Avante Rehabilitation Center

225 N SOWERS RD, Irving, TX, 75061




Oakwood Nursing And Rehabilitation Lp

301 W Randol Mill Rd, Arlington, TX, 76011



Nursing Home Costs in Grand Prairie, TX

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

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

Seniors in Grand Prairie may be interested to know how the cost of care compares to other cities. Using the average monthly cost of a semiprivate room as a comparison point, the cost of care in Grand Prairie is less than the national average of $7,756. However, the cost of care is similar to the Texas state average of $5,019.

The average monthly cost of nursing home care in the surrounding cities is lower than Grand Prairie. Abilene is the least expensive at $4,380, followed by San Angelo at $4,489. Wichita Falls averages $4,502 per month, and Tyler comes in at $4,775. 

$5171

Grand Prairie

$5019

Texas

$7756

The United States

$4489

San Angelo

$4380

Abilene

$4502

Wichita Falls

$4775

Tyler

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

In Grand Prairie, the lowest cost senior care option is adult day care which has an average monthly cost of $1,571. Both home care and home health care services have a monthly average of $4,385. Assisted living offers 24/7 caregiving assistance and has an average monthly fee of $4,400. Nursing home care is the most expensive option, with an average cost of $5,171 for a semiprivate room and $6,692 for a private room per month.

$1571

Adult day care

$4385

Home care

$4385

Home health care

$4400

Assisted living

$5171

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$6692

Nursing home (private room)

Note: Data for Grand Prairie was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Dallas, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Grand Prairie, 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 Grand Prairie, TX

These resources could be of interest to seniors looking for services in Grand Prairie to help them remain in their homes and delay the transition to a nursing home care facility. One resource provides information on financial assistance options for seniors already living in a nursing home care facility or are planning to make the move in the near future. 

ResourceContactService
Grand Prairie United Charities(972) 262-2014Grand Prairie United Charities is a non-profit organization that provides a range of services to seniors. All services are offered free of charge, but donations are always appreciated. Some of the services run by the organization include an on-site food pantry, rent or mortgage assistance, Thanksgiving and Christmas Baskets and SNAP. The People and Nutrition program is only offered to seniors over 60 who meet income guidelines. This program provides supplemental staple foods to seniors on a monthly basis. 
City of Grand Prairie(972) 237-8000The City of Grand Prairie assists seniors through several initiatives and programs. All help is provided free of charge. Programs provided include home repair help, home rehabilitation, Tax assistance, Vial of Life stickers for front doors and a senior safety program that gives police easy access to seniors’ homes in an emergency.
Meals on Wheels Tarrant County(817) 336-0912Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County provides meals to homebound seniors over the age of 60 in the Grand Prairie area who can no longer prepare a meal on their own and don’t have regular home assistance. Meals are delivered by volunteers around noon each day from Monday to Friday. In addition, the program delivers food for pets, runs congregate meal sites and offers case management services. 
United Way of Tarrant County(817) 258-8000United Way of Tarrant County is Area Agency on Aging, and it runs the Grand Prairie SHIIP office. This program provides free and unbiased information on state health insurance plans to seniors and their caregivers. Trained volunteers can assist seniors in applying for the health plan that best suits their needs. The counselors can explain financial assistance benefits for long-term care and assist seniors in applying for any assistance they may be eligible for.