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COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Arlington

For assisted living communities, COVID-19 rules and regulations are typically set at the state level. You can view specific rules on our guide to assisted living in TX. These rules change often, and many communities have policies in place that go above and beyond what’s required by the state, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more.

How to Pay for Assisted Living in Arlington

The average cost of assisted living for seniors in Arlington is $4,195 per month.

Assisted Living in Arlington, TX vs. Nearby Cities

While Arlington can be seen as an affordable option compared to the average U.S. city, it’s slightly more expensive than other cities in Texas. El Paso costs an average of $3,750 per month, while San Antonio is just $3,413. The least expensive care is available in Texarkana at an average monthly cost of $2,770. However, Arlington is a more affordable option compared to Houston and Austin, which cost an average of $4,245 and $5,345, respectively.

  • Arlington: $4,195
  • Texas: $3,998
  • United States: $4,500
  • Austin: $5,345
  • San Antonio: $3,413
  • Houston: $4,245
  • El Paso: $3,750
  • Texarkana: $2,770

Assisted Living vs. Other Types of Care in Arlington, TX

A range of care options is available to seniors in Arlington depending on the scope of care needed. Adult day care is the least expensive option at $1,517, while care at a nursing home facility can cost upwards of $5,627— the average cost for a semiprivate room. Seniors who would prefer to age in place at home may opt for homemaker or home health aide services, which both cost an average of $4,862 per month.

  • Assisted Living: $4,195
  • Homemaker Services: $4,862
  • Home Health Aide: $4,862
  • Adult Day Health Care: $1,517
  • Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room): $5,627

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Arlington

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Other Ways to Pay for Assisted Living in Arlington

Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about your options for making assisted living more affordable, visit our guide to assisted living in Arlington.

Free and Low-Cost Assisted Living Resources for Seniors in Arlington

Seniors in Arlington and its surrounding communities have access to a variety of resources to support their long-term care needs. Many of these services are provided by local nonprofit organizations and government-sponsored agencies and come at little to no cost.

Resource Contact Service
Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County (817) 548-9595 Sponsored by the United Way of Tarrant County, the Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County advocates for the needs of the region’s aging population and helps connect seniors and their family members with services and resources such as benefits counseling, medicare information, respite care and assistance with long-term care transitions. The organization also coordinates a range of evidence-based programs that support healthy living, including informational workshops, fall prevention classes and organized senior activities.
Sixty & Better (817) 413-4949 Sixty & Better is dedicated to helping seniors in Greater Tarrant County stay healthy, active and connected to their community as they age. The organization operates a variety of programs and services, including fitness classes, health seminars, companion calls, intergenerational programs and social support initiatives, in 27 senior centers across the county. The organization can also help direct seniors to additional resources in their local area.
The Senior Source (214) 823-5700 Seniors living in the greater Dallas area can benefit from the personal and financial services offered by Senior Source. This nonprofit agency assists seniors with budgeting, managing their bills and applying for long-term benefits and offers a range of social and volunteer programs. Its long-term care ombudsman program offers additional assistance to those living in or considering relocating to a long-term care facility.
Aging and Disability Resource Center of Tarrant County (855) 937-2372 The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Tarrant County (ADRC) is a comprehensive resource designed to help seniors and their families navigate their long-term care options. Counselors are available to connect seniors to local resources and provide information on topics such as Medicaid waiver programs, veterans’ benefits, transportation and caregiver support.
Tarrant County Veterans Services (817) 531-5645 The Tarrant County Veterans Services Office is an advocate agency responsible for assisting veterans, their spouses and survivors in accessing the benefits they’re entitled to, including pensions, disability compensation and Aid and Attendance payments. Funded by Tarrant County, the office can answer questions about eligibility requirements and application procedures and guide seniors through the entire claims process, from gathering necessary documents to filing claims and making appeals.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Arlington

Assisted Living Communities in Arlington are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined by the state. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.

Laws and regulations for assisted living in Texas

The Top Assisted Living Communities in the Arlington Area

In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Arlington area, our team of researchers:

  • Sorted through 59 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 30 hours researching assisted living communities in Arlington
  • Read more than 470 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 20 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of Arlington is $4,195, which is higher than the state average of $3,998 and lower than the national average of $4,500.

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Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)
Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)

Christina is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) who is passionate about seniors and their families. Along with her staff, Christina works hands-on with each client to find the best solutions for the challenges that often come with aging.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Arlington, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 59 communities in the Arlington area.

Our Methodology

It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes stand out. We start by identifying problems and challenges in the senior care industry by gaining insight from conversations with industry professionals, older adults, and those that care for them. Next, our research team led by industry experts apply our data-driven research techniques to understand the magnitude of the challenge and how to overcome it. Finally, we present our findings in easy-to-understand guides and studies and share our actionable results with influencers and caregivers, as well as the general public.

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Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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