Waxahachie, Texas, is a smaller suburb in the southernmost part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. It’s far enough removed from the city center to preserve the small-town way of life for residents but close enough to access the world-class specialty care offered by Baylor, Scott and White Health Systems. Waxahachie seniors (those 65 and older) make up about 13% of the city’s population of 38,000, and many of these individuals may be considering accommodations in one of the area’s nursing homes.  In Waxahachie, a semi-private room in a nursing home averages $5,171 per month, significantly lower than the national average of $7,756, according to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020

A skilled nursing facility offers residents around-the-clock care from certified medical professionals, which may be an option for some people with chronic health concerns that renders them unable to care for themselves in their own homes. This higher level of care is the reason that nursing homes are the most expensive form of eldercare. Individuals that don’t require this kind of care may find an assisted living community or hiring a home health care agency a better option. 

This guide covers the costs of different care types in more detail. It also lists some resources that help seniors in Waxahachie and their families. 

Directory of Nursing Homes in Waxahachie, TX

Pleasant Manor Health & Rehabilitation Center

3650 S IH 35 E, Waxahachie, TX, 75165

my mom was at peasant manor for rehab she had a good stay there and i was happy with the care she got the therapy staff was excellent and there were two nurses aids on 100 hall who always made mom fee … (read more)
my mom was at peasant manor for rehab she had a good stay there and i was happy with the care she got the therapy staff was excellent and there were two nurses aids on 100 hall who always made mom fee … (read more)

Focused Care at Waxahachie

1413 West Main St, Waxahachie, TX, 75165

My relative is at Focused Care at Waxahachie. It’s an older facility, but they’ve been in the process of redoing it until they had to stop. Sometimes, the food is questionable; that’s the only issue I … (read more)
My relative is at Focused Care at Waxahachie. It’s an older facility, but they’ve been in the process of redoing it until they had to stop. Sometimes, the food is questionable; that’s the only issue I … (read more)

Legend Oaks Healthcare And Rehabilitation Waxahac

151 Country Meadows Boulevard, Waxahachie, TX, 75165

My brother is at Legend Oaks Healthcare and Rehabilitation. The layout is good but I think it was a little bit better when it was brand-new. It’s a nice facility, and the rooms are nice and a pretty g … (read more)
My brother is at Legend Oaks Healthcare and Rehabilitation. The layout is good but I think it was a little bit better when it was brand-new. It’s a nice facility, and the rooms are nice and a pretty g … (read more)

Renfro Healthcare Center

1413 W MAIN ST, Waxahachie, TX, 75165

Was there on October 30 2017 and was horrified to see the living conditions of my brother there, I cried seeing him in that room. The room was small and dirty, the paint on the walls was old and dirt … (read more)
Was there on October 30 2017 and was horrified to see the living conditions of my brother there, I cried seeing him in that room. The room was small and dirty, the paint on the walls was old and dirt … (read more)

Legend Oaks Healthcare And Rehabilitation-Ennis

1400 Medical Center Drive, Ennis, TX, 75119

The staff was very helpful and friendly. The building was very nice and clean. The rooms had showers in then. Daily activities keeps the residents entertained. Polka night is so much fun and it’s a c … (read more)
The staff was very helpful and friendly. The building was very nice and clean. The rooms had showers in then. Daily activities keeps the residents entertained. Polka night is so much fun and it’s a c … (read more)

Ennis Care Center

1200 S HALL ST, Ennis, TX, 75119

I have been to ECC twice for rehab and will gladly go back if I ever need to. They have best care and a lot of activities. I recommend this place to anyone for a short time or to live. Therapy was … (read more)
I have been to ECC twice for rehab and will gladly go back if I ever need to. They have best care and a lot of activities. I recommend this place to anyone for a short time or to live. Therapy was … (read more)

Park Manor Health Care and Rehabilitation

207 East Parkerville Road, Desoto, TX, 75115

Trying to locate a family member. No one at front desk. Waited 15 minutes, still no one came. Walk back to nurse station to ask where was the room for my loved one. I said excuse me Iam looking for a … (read more)
Trying to locate a family member. No one at front desk. Waited 15 minutes, still no one came. Walk back to nurse station to ask where was the room for my loved one. I said excuse me Iam looking for a … (read more)

Midlothian Healthcare Center

900 George Hopper Road, Midlothian, TX, 76065

My grandfather couldn’t get the help he needed in a timely manner or at all in some cases. He needed a shower bench and assistance with his shower and someone came and took his shower bench from his … (read more)
My grandfather couldn’t get the help he needed in a timely manner or at all in some cases. He needed a shower bench and assistance with his shower and someone came and took his shower bench from his … (read more)

Red Oak Health And Rehabilitation Center

101 Reese drive, Red Oak, TX, 75154

To get someone to come to the door can be at least a 10 minute wait. The person in charge of “approving” a visit is rude and makes you feel like a criminal. They dress you in a mask that cuts of … (read more)
To get someone to come to the door can be at least a 10 minute wait. The person in charge of “approving” a visit is rude and makes you feel like a criminal. They dress you in a mask that cuts of … (read more)

Nursing Home Costs in Waxahachie, Texas

Nursing home costs in Waxahachie are $5,171 per month for a semiprivate room and $6,692 per month for a private room. 

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

Using the average costs for a semi-private nursing home room for comparison, the monthly fees in Waxahachie are considerably lower than the national average, $5,171 compared to $7,756. The city is much closer to the Texas monthly average, however, which is $5,019 per month. 

Looking at nearby cities, Waxahachie is a few hundred dollars higher than Waco ($4,745) and Tyler ($4,775), and even higher than Sherman, just north of the Metroplex, which averages $4,494 per month. The state capital, Austin, is closest to Waxahachie at $5,201 per month. 

$5171

Waxahachie

$5019

Texas

$7756

The United States

$4745

Waco

$4494

Sherman

$4775

Tyler

$5201

Austin

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Some Waxahachie seniors may not need the specialized services of a nursing home, or at least not right away. It’s important for seniors considering long-term care to explore all their options, no matter their financial situation. Adult daycare, which allows seniors to return home at night, is the least expensive, $1,571 per month. Homemaker and home health care services average the same, $4,385 per month, which is close to the assisted living monthly fees of $4,400. A private nursing home room is $6,692 per month, and a semiprivate one is $5,171. 

$4385

Home care

$4385

Home health care

$1571

Adult day health care

$4400

Assisted living

$5171

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$6692

Nursing home (private room)

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

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Waxahachie, 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 Waxahachie, Texas

Below are some resources that many seniors in Waxahachie find useful. These agencies may offer help for seniors to remain in their own homes and receive the care they need, thereby delaying their transition to nursing home living. These resources may also help seniors and their families understand how to finance nursing home care and what their options are if nursing home living becomes necessary. 

ResourceContactService
North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging(800) 272-3921The North Central Texas Agency on Aging (AAA) provides support services for seniors in the area. Representatives can help families with financing long-term care, and weighing their options for an elderly loved one. Other resources include help applying for government assistance such as Social Security, Medicaid and other benefits.
Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman(800) 252-2412Long Term Care Ombudsmen are a resource for those living in long-term care homes, including nursing homes and assisted living. These agents investigate complaints filed by families on behalf of residents, or by residents themselves. Other functions of the ombudsman agency include proposing stronger regulations of these homes and laws to protect residents.
Legal Aid of Northwest Texas(888) 529-5277Local attorneys donate their time to help low-income individuals with representation in civil matters, including elder abuse or neglect. They also help draft legal documents to protect the interests of seniors, such as wills and living wills, to ensure their choices for medical care are followed, in the event they cannot advocate for themselves, and trusts to protect their finances and ensure that their long-term-care fees are paid.
Ellis County Veterans Services(972) 825-5099Local military veterans can find companionship and support here. Agents help veterans apply for their benefits and pensions, plus find health care and nursing home accommodations. There are also social programs and counseling to offer emotional and mental health support.
The Senior Source(214) 823-5700The Senior Source is a community outreach program for the elderly in the greater DFW area. It offers an array of resources to help the elderly plan for long-term care or retirement, with financial planners available and representatives to help seniors and their families choose the right accommodations for living. It also offers volunteer opportunities, respite care for caregivers and information about health issues that affect the elderly such as maintaining good nutrition and fall prevention.