Weatherford is a historic city in Texas that over 33,500 people call home. Of those residents, nearly 18% are seniors with a minimum age of 65. For medical care, those older adults can turn to robust facilities such as the Clear Sky Rehabilitation Hospital and Medical City Weatherford. The Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey indicates that in Weatherford, the average senior pays $5,171 per month for a semiprivate room in a nursing home. That compares favorably to the corresponding national rate, which is $7,756 per month.

Nursing homes have relatively high costs compared to other senior living arrangements. That’s because nursing homes provide a level of care that’s not practical in other settings. Typical features include 24/7 staffing, high levels of medical attention and access to professionals such as skilled nurses and therapists. If such intense supervision is not needed for an individual, a more appropriate arrangement may be home health care or assisted living.

Next, this guide paints a picture of Weatherford’s nursing home costs and those of other types of senior living. Then, it lists some area resources aimed at easing the lives of older adults.

Directory of Nursing Homes in Weatherford, TX

Weatherford Health Care Center

521 W 7TH ST, Weatherford, TX, 76086

My husband and I were in from Oklahoma and visited this facility and others in the area a couple months ago when looking for a place for my mom. We met with the head of nursing and the new adminsrtaro … (read more)
My husband and I were in from Oklahoma and visited this facility and others in the area a couple months ago when looking for a place for my mom. We met with the head of nursing and the new adminsrtaro … (read more)

Hilltop Park Rehabilitation And Care Center

970 Hilltop Dr, Weatherford, TX, 76086

My mom was at Hilltop Park. She had her own room, which she preferred. She liked it. The staff was good. Everybody that I met seemed sincere in trying to help her. She didn’t have any major complaints … (read more)
My mom was at Hilltop Park. She had her own room, which she preferred. She liked it. The staff was good. Everybody that I met seemed sincere in trying to help her. She didn’t have any major complaints … (read more)

Crescent Senior Care

1219 Holland Lake Dr, Weatherford, TX, 76086

Crescent Senior Care is located near Interstate 20 in Weatherford, Texas, minutes from Holland Lake Park and Heart Center of North Texas. Relatives say that the facility’s staff members are friendly, … (read more)
Crescent Senior Care is located near Interstate 20 in Weatherford, Texas, minutes from Holland Lake Park and Heart Center of North Texas. Relatives say that the facility’s staff members are friendly, … (read more)

College Park Rehabilitation and Care Center

1715 MARTIN DR, Weatherford, TX, 76086

The facility looks very nice, but we were unhappy with the care my mother received. We were unable to visit because of the COVID virus and I believe the care was not as good as it would have been if … (read more)
The facility looks very nice, but we were unhappy with the care my mother received. We were unable to visit because of the COVID virus and I believe the care was not as good as it would have been if … (read more)

Willow Park Rehab & Care Center

300 Crown Pointe Park, Weatherford, TX, 76087

This place was horrible! Please don’t trust them to care for your loved ones! The food is awful, same bad meals fay after day and not meals suited for elderly! Some of the nurses are good, but they d … (read more)
This place was horrible! Please don’t trust them to care for your loved ones! The food is awful, same bad meals fay after day and not meals suited for elderly! Some of the nurses are good, but they d … (read more)

Holland Lake Nursing Center Ltd

1201 HOLLAND LAKE DR, Weatherford, TX, 76086

Horrible place. They do not care about the residents. My mom went 6 mos. with broken glasses, would sometimes go 3 weeks without a bath, had to call me and have me call them because she waited an ho … (read more)
Horrible place. They do not care about the residents. My mom went 6 mos. with broken glasses, would sometimes go 3 weeks without a bath, had to call me and have me call them because she waited an ho … (read more)

Peach Tree Place

315 W ANDERSON ST, Weatherford, TX, 76086

Peach Tree Place is a good place. They seem to be taking care of my uncle well, and he seems happy there. His room is nice and clean, but I haven’t seen the inside of it because of the virus. The outs … (read more)
Peach Tree Place is a good place. They seem to be taking care of my uncle well, and he seems happy there. His room is nice and clean, but I haven’t seen the inside of it because of the virus. The outs … (read more)

Santa Fe Health and Rehabilitation Center

1205 SANTA FE DR, Weatherford, TX, 76086

The staff is pleasant but slow and lazy. They’re also very argumentative about orders. Take own meds for at least 5 days; took them 4 1/2 days to give me my pain meds. Food is horrible and always … (read more)
The staff is pleasant but slow and lazy. They’re also very argumentative about orders. Take own meds for at least 5 days; took them 4 1/2 days to give me my pain meds. Food is horrible and always … (read more)


Nursing Home Costs in Weatherford, Texas

An average semiprivate nursing home room costs $5,171 per month in Weatherford, while private rooms have an average cost of $6,692 per month.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

When it comes to the average cost of semiprivate nursing home rooms, Weatherford’s monthly rate of $5,171 is lower than the United States average of $7,756. However, Weatherford does not hold the same advantage over the Texas state average of $5,019. The same is true regarding Weatherford versus the nearby cities of Sherman and Waco, where the monthly averages are $4,494 and $4,745, respectively. Tyler, likewise, has a lower rate than Weatherford, coming in at $4,775. Killeen, where the monthly average cost is $5,191, is costlier than Weatherford, making it an exception to the pattern.

$5171

Weatherford

$5019

Texas

$7756

The United States

$4494

Sherman

$4745

Waco

$4775

Tyler

$5191

Killeen

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Different forms of senior care come in at different price points. In Weatherford, the cheapest option, on average, is adult day health care, at $1,571 monthly. Home care and home health care both carry a typical rate of $4,385 per month, just under the corresponding figure of $4,400 for assisted living. Nursing homes represent the most expensive option, with semiprivate rooms averaging $5,171 per month. Private rooms come in at $6,692 per month.

$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 Weatherford was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Dallas, was used instead.

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

The resources below can help Weatherford’s seniors in different ways. Some programs may make living at home an option for a longer period of time, thus mitigating the need to transition to a costlier level of care. Others can make it easier to navigate such life changes when they do become a senior’s best choice.

ResourceContact Service
North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging(800) 272-3921
The NCTAAA serves Parker County, which contains Weatherford, and oversees a support network for the area’s seniors. Direct services, such as volunteer opportunities and special events, are available from the NCTAAA as are education and information for adults aged 60 and older. Caregivers can also look to the NCTAAA as a resource. The agency’s goal is to help seniors access help when needed and to make better-informed choices.
North Central Texas Aging and Disability Resource Center(1-855) 937-2372
The NCTADRC directs older adults toward helpful federal, local and state programs. It advises individuals on various Medicaid- and Medicare-related topics, housing options for low-income older adults and Veterans Administration programs. Additionally, the center refers seniors to long-term support and care programs.
Parker County Committee on Aging(817) 596-4640
Some of Weatherford’s seniors can turn to the PCCOA for home-delivered nutrition through the Meals on Wheels program. The program has a minimum age of 60 for recipients, who must also be homebound, have trouble with meal preparation and lack help from other individuals. The PCCOA’s other services include education and transportation.  
Parker County Center of Hope(817) 594-0266
The PCCH focuses on mitigating crises in vulnerable populations, including low-income seniors. The organization helps individuals cover dental bills and prescription costs. It also provides financial assistance during certain medical emergencies. Additionally, it refers seniors to local sources of help that fall outside the PCCH’s scope of services.
Texas Health and Human Services(855) 937-2372
HHS staff members direct callers toward appropriate senior-focused resources. Additionally, the department informs older adults about federal and state benefits. It is also capable of helping elders identify long-term care options they’re eligible for, including nursing homes. Advocacy on behalf of residents of long-term care facilities is another area of focus for HHS.