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COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Dallas

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 Dallas

The average monthly cost for assisted living in Dallas, TX, is $4,195, 7% lower than the national average but slightly more than the state average of $3,998.

Assisted Living in Dallas vs. Other Nearby Cities

Although Dallas is the second most expensive to Austin for assisted living costs, at $5,345, it’s only moderately more costly than Tyler, where seniors pay 8.5% less at $3,863. Sherman, at $3,500, offers somewhat lower costs, while Waco, one of the cheapest in the state, is priced at $2,800.

  • Dallas: $4,195
  • Texas: $3,998
  • National: $4,500
  • Austin: $5,345
  • Waco: $2,800
  • Sherman: $3,500
  • Tyler: $3,863

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

At $4,862 per month, homemaker and home health aide services provide seniors with different care options. Homemaker services provide assistance with everything from running errands, cleaning, and meal preparation to personal care, whereas home health aides provide all of that as well as some medical care. Adult day health care costs $1,517 per month and provides activities, socialization and supervision to adults in a center, allowing caregivers a break. They may also offer health and therapeutic services. Seniors seeking a higher level of care should consider a nursing home facility, where a semiprivate room costs $5,627 on average 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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Dallas

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Other Ways to Pay for Assisted Living in Dallas

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 Dallas.

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

Various free and low-cost resources are available to assisted living residents in Dallas. These services include advice on benefits, available and affordable transportation, housing, senior rights and support programs.

Resource Contact Description
Dallas Area Agency on Aging 214-871-5065 The Dallas Area Agency on Aging plans, advocates for and provides services to individuals aged 60 and older. Seniors can contact the agency for information about local long-term care financial aid, help with health insurance and free and low-cost support programs.
City of Dallas Office of Community Care 214-670-5227 The Office of Community Care can connect residents with resources for elder abuse, housing, health and dental care, utility assistance and transportation. Seniors can talk with a caseworker, access educational materials and contact the Senior Ombudsman Program.
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) 214-828-6717 For those with a disability who cannot ride regular transit, DART Rides is a rider assistance program offered to seniors aged 65 and older and adults with disabilities. With DART Rides, residents can get door-to-door transportation to and from any destination in the city at an affordable rate. The service is part of the Senior Medical Transportation Program.
Texas Veterans Commission 512-463-6554 Seniors who served in the U.S. military and live in Dallas can contact the Texas Veterans Commission for assistance with claims and appeals. Mental health, grant applications, education and advocacy centers are among the other resources available to Dallas veterans.
Office of the Independent Ombudsman for State Supported Living Centers 877-323-6466 Texas’ Independent Ombudsman for State Supported Living Centers protects the rights of long-term care residents statewide. In addition to providing valuable information about long-term care options and regulations, the office monitors compliance, investigates complaints and advocates for seniors.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Dallas

Assisted Living Communities in Dallas 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 Dallas Area

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

  • Sorted through 126 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 40 hours researching assisted living communities in Dallas
  • Read more than 1,008 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 27 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 Dallas 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 Los Angeles, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 695 communities in the Los Angeles 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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