Mansfield is a city in Texas that is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. It has a population of 72,419, and around 10% of its residents are aged 65 and older. Nursing home care costs in Mansfield are relatively low in comparison to the rest of the country. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020, the average monthly cost of a semiprivate room in Mansfield is $5,171, which is significantly lower than the national average of $7,756. The cost of care and easy access to major cities makes Mansfield a good choice for seniors looking at long-term care options. Seniors in the city have access to a range of medical services at Texas Health Mansfield and Methodist Mansfield Medical Center

Nursing homes provide high-level medical care and assistance to chronically ill or frail seniors who require constant care in order to live comfortably. As this type of care is provided by registered nurses, it can be an expensive option, and seniors living in Mansfield may want to look at assisted living and home care services as alternative options.

This guide looks at the costs of nursing home care and lists senior resources in Mansfield.

Directory of Nursing Homes in Mansfield, TX

Mansfield Medical Lodge

301 North Miller Road, Mansfield, TX, 76063

Avoid this place at all costs if your family member will need extensive care. My mother is a non-verbal stroke survivor. She is paralyzed on her right side and she is incontinent. The care she receive … (read more)
Avoid this place at all costs if your family member will need extensive care. My mother is a non-verbal stroke survivor. She is paralyzed on her right side and she is incontinent. The care she receive … (read more)

The Pavilion At Creekwood

2100 Cannon Dr, Mansfield, TX, 76063

My husband was in rehab at The Pavilion at Creekwood. Their physical therapy department was excellent. The nurses or aides were very good. I was very pleased. The facility was beautiful. It was fairly … (read more)
My husband was in rehab at The Pavilion at Creekwood. Their physical therapy department was excellent. The nurses or aides were very good. I was very pleased. The facility was beautiful. It was fairly … (read more)


Pecan Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation

413 Mansfield Cardinal Rd, Kennedale, TX, 76060

Pecan Manor accepts a variety of payments including Medicaid which most of these places do not, which I understand. It looks like a nursing facility, which gave us a little set back at first because i … (read more)
Pecan Manor accepts a variety of payments including Medicaid which most of these places do not, which I understand. It looks like a nursing facility, which gave us a little set back at first because i … (read more)

Matlock Place Health and Rehabilitation Center

7100 MATLOCK RD, Arlington, TX, 76002

DO NOT leave your loved ones at this facility. Staff is beyond rude. My mother’s incision was not even checked. Labs never shared with us. Food was really bad. Bad patient care and customer servi … (read more)
DO NOT leave your loved ones at this facility. Staff is beyond rude. My mother’s incision was not even checked. Labs never shared with us. Food was really bad. Bad patient care and customer servi … (read more)

Nursing Home Costs in Mansfield, TX

The average monthly cost of nursing home care in Mansfield is $5,171 for semiprivate rooms and $6,692 for private rooms. 

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

Using the monthly average costs of semiprivate rooms in nursing homes as a price comparison point, the cost of care in Mansfield is over $2,000 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 is lower in Waco ($4,745), Sherman ($4,494), Tyler ($4,775) and Abilene ($4,380) than it is in Mansfield. 

$5171

Mansfield

$5019

Texas

$7756

The United States

$4745

Waco

$4494

Sherman

$4775

Tyler

$4380

Abilene

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

At the low end of the cost scale, adult day care is the cheapest senior care option in Mansfield, with an average monthly cost of $1,571. Both home care and home health care services have a monthly average fee of $4,385. Assisted living has an average cost of $4,400 per month. Nursing home care is at the high end on the cost scale, with a monthly average cost of $5,171 for a semiprivate room and $6,692 for a private room.

$1571

Adult day care

$4385

Home care

$4385

Home health care

$4400

Assisted living

$5171

Nursing home semiprivate

$6692

Nursing home private

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

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Mansfield, 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 Mansfield, TX

These resources may be of assistance to seniors living in Mansfield who are looking for services that can help them to safely age in place in their own homes and delay the transition to nursing home care. One resource provides information on financial assistance options for those who are looking to make the move to a nursing home facility in the near future.

ResourceContactService
Mansfield Police Senior Check(817) 276-4724The Mansfield Police offer a senior check service for the safety of seniors living alone. Seniors receive texts, phone calls or emails on a regular basis from police officers or trained volunteers. Participants determine the frequency of contact. If the police officer or volunteer is unable to contact the senior, they reach out to emergency contacts to perform a welfare check, or police officers perform a welfare check. This service is offered free of charge. 
Meals on Wheels Tarrant County(817) 336-0912Meals on Wheels Tarrant County delivers meals on a daily basis from Monday to Friday to homebound seniors who are no longer able to prepare a meal for themselves. The meals are delivered by teams of volunteers who perform a wellness check at the same time and contact authorities if anything is amiss. Each meal contains a third of the daily nutritional requirements of an adult, and special diets can be accommodated. The program offers additional services, including pet meals, dining at congregate sites, supplemental food, assistance running errands and case management.
United Way of Tarrant County Area Agency on Aging(817) 258-8000The Area Agency on Aging runs the Senior Health Insurance Information Program in Mansfield. Trained counselors provide free and unbiased information on state health insurance plans to seniors. The information sessions can occur in a group format or one-on-one. Counselors help seniors apply for the plan that best suits their needs and can help them to apply for financial assistance options for long-term care. In addition, the agency offers respite care services, caregiver training, fall prevention classes and care transition services.