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Seniors and families choose Arlington due to its quiet suburban feel and proximity to Dallas. It’s an ideal environment for the later stages of life due to the city’s temperate weather, magnificent parks, and thrilling sports scene. Plus, the city offers several senior care options, including nursing homes. Nursing home is often used as a catch-all term for a breadth of senior care facilities. However, a nursing home or skilled nursing facility actually provides the highest level of medical care outside of a hospital. These skilled nursing facilities are a good fit for seniors who require 24-hour medical supervision, hospice care, or rehabilitative services.

A Place for Mom doesn’t partner with stand-alone skilled nursing facilities. However, we do partner with 35 assisted living and memory care facilities within a 10-mile radius of south-central Arlington. These senior care facilities are ideal for seniors who don’t require 24-hour skilled nursing care, though they often have on-site skilled nursing units and services. Senior care facilities provide personal care, supportive services, engaging activities, and social programs to help seniors thrive.

In this guide, you’ll learn how senior care facilities compare to nursing homes in Arlington, Texas. You’ll be able to compare local nursing home costs, common payment methods used by families, state regulations, and more. You’ll also find comprehensive information on Arlington’s senior care facility features, senior-specific care resources, and aging-friendly activities.

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1010 Photos available
33 Floor plans available
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Moving my Mom to The Waterford on Cooper was the best decision I could have made for her. The caregivers are the kindest most gentle loving people I've ever met. The move-in was a breeze. In Memory-care,...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Waterford on Cooper is a single story community tucked away on a tree filled lot in an established neighborhood, across from Rolling Hills Country Club. Our residents enjoy visiting on the front porch watching hummingbirds, butterflies and the golfers chase their little white balls. We are...
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77 Photos available
11 Floor plan available
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If you want security, care, friendliness, kindness, support, peacefulness, cleanliness, smiling faces, and just a happy atmosphere this is the place! When it is my turn for my mom.. I will have already found...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
No day is the same in our community and the residents like it that way. As an assisted living community that also provides Alzheimer’s and dementia care for seniors, we believe sustaining social relationships and friendships is vital to aging well and living well.Our vibrant community enjoys a...
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33 Floor plans available
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I like the setup - individual buildings with only 20 patients per bldg. If I have an issue, I can go to the office in mom's bldg to discuss and get it taken care of. I would recommend to a friend but I think...
Provides: Memory Care
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Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
If you are a resident of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, Arlington, Tarrant County, Texas, then you may need to be aware of the services that Avalon Memory Care can provide for you or a loved one. Located in various locations throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area and in Austin, this...
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My mother was previously a resident at Morada Lake Arlington and it was a great experience for her. She was very happy at Morada and it made her final time a happy and peaceful experience. The staff at the...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Morada Lake Arlington is located on 16 beautiful, wooded acres in Arlington, Texas. Our community provides exceptional care to seniors, offering active independent living, assisted living and SHINE® memory care services. We are just a short drive from Lake Arlington and Veterans Park, both of...
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Colonial Oaks at Arlington is like a true family atmosphere and they really care about their patients. I feel so at ease every time I walk through the doors. My brother is doing so much better here than his...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
“At Revere Court of Arlington, Texas, memory care is all we do. Our exclusive focus is on providing the best, research-based assisted living memory care for people with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia.Every employee at Revere Court is trained in memory care, because caring for those with...
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My loved one is currently a resident at Bethesda Gardens Arlington. Overall, most everything has been good for her at this facility so far. The staff are very friendly and responsive, though they are a...
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Bethesda Gardens is a resident-focused alternative to typical assisted living. Bethesda Gardens is conveniently located in Arlington on West Arkansas Lane south of I-30 and north of I-20. The community is minutes away from Arlington Memorial Hospital, Medical Center of Arlington, Cowboys Stadium,...
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It has improved recently since Sagora took over, but it has had 3 to 4 directors this past year. I think they are still short a few people, i think they could have a few more activities but like I said I...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Conveniently located in West Arlington, our charming Assisted Living & Memory Care community offers you fun and engaging ways to continue a life well lived. Enjoy all that the city has to offer while being tucked away in a friendly community with a home-like atmosphere. From taking a stroll...
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8.2
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I would like to thank [name removed] and [name removed] from Carver Heights Senior Living Community in Arlington, Texas for making a difficult decision so easy. They were with us every step of the way making...
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
At Carver Heights Estates we acknowledge that every individual requires different levels of care at varying points of their lives. We are dedicated to providing specialized care specifically tailored to each resident’s unique needs throughout the aging experience. Our levels of care include...
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8.2
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8.2
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It's a family owned company in business since 1959 so there are no corporate turnovers with different management companies. They specialize in dementia care and that's all they do. It's average food. It's...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Meadowbrook a Koelsch Senior Community, is exclusively designed for residents with Alzheimer's Disease and other forms of dementia. Selecting a home for your loved one with memory loss is one the most important decisions you and your family will ever make. At Meadowbrook we form a supportive...
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The facility is well kept and does smell like many others, instead it is fresh and more like a traditional home. The staff were all very friendly and helpful, going out of their way to help not just the...
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Highlands Village Senior Living is offering the seniors in the area top-notch assisted living and memory care services. The community has a variety of floor plans to choose from as well as activities to enrich it's residents lives.
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5 stars for all! The information that was given and showed to us was great. I don't what I would add to it! I would definitely recommend Christian Care Communities and Services of Fort Worth!
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Christian Care's Assisted Living and Memory Care, in Fort Worth, Texas is a member of the Christian Care Senior Living Communities family, serving seniors in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. We are a faith-based, not-for-profit provider with a 70 year history of serving seniors with incredibly...
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Moving from independent living to assisted living is a big adjustment; however, the staff at Parkwood - especially Laurel - showed great patience and kindness helping my mother get settled. The staff is...
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
For the past 30 years, Parkwood is the Mid-Cities choice for exceptional senior care, allowing residents to enjoy the lifestyle they love with a full continuum of supportive care. Parkwood features TWO assisted living neighborhoods, ensuring a perfect fit for your family. Both feature worry free,...
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We moved in last Jan. I needed help with my husband who had dementia. The care he had was wonderful. He has since passed but I will continue to stay here because everyone is so friendly & helpful.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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9.7
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Eden Estates has the best staff everyone from the Director to the maintenance people are so supportive and kind. Transitioning to assisted-living is hard but they have made the process easier for me and my...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
At our retirement community, which offers independent and assisted living options for seniors, you can return to that busy social life you once enjoyed or finally pursue a long-held passion. If you need a little assistance with dressing, managing your medications and other personal tasks, we’re...
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At Isle at Mansfield, every aspect from the spacious corridors to the secured exits ensures that my grandfather lives in a safe and comfortable environment. Coupled with the vibrant community and enriching...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Glorious sunny apartments, customized levels of care, at-your-service amenities, a way of life designed for your pleasure... Once you experience the resort lifestyle of Isle at Watercrest-Mansfield, TX, you'll never want to leave. And you won't have to, even if your health care needs change....
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45 reviews
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45 reviews
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Workers share a lot of love and care to my aunt daily. This place has well prepared staff who makes the rest of the family know that our aunt is been watched and loved in a warm facility.
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Move in by 7-31-23 and get 1/2 off the one-time community fee and save $1000 off each month's rent thru 9-30-23.Oxford Glen Memory Care is located in Grand Prairie, Texas, just off of Joe Pool Lake.At Oxford Glen, we do more than care for your loved one. We care about them. By working with...
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88 Photos available
11 Floor plan available
9.4
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37 reviews
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We have had such an amazing transition from another memory care facility to Brookedale Oak Hollow. The staff is loving and friendly, the activities are engaging and show a well-trained staff that understand...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
For those with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, our community, located in a quiet neighborhood in Bedford, Texas, offers a safe environment and exceptional memory care to help your loved one preserve their sense of self.Because we specialize in memory care, our purpose-built...
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11 Floor plan available
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9.3
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We liked the pricing we like the fact that it was a smaller thought it would be more personal not as easy for them to get lost. The staff was sweet and seemed very caring. It smelt clean and didn't have a...
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Our inviting community, in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, encompasses the perfect assisted living experience, where each day you can choose from all kinds of life-enriching activities and programs to share with friends and neighbors. Continue to enjoy your traditional hobbies or try new ones; join a...
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Magnolia Estates In Grand Prairie is an exception to most Assisted Living facilities I’ve visited. The suites are ample in size and bright in appearance. I love the fact that residents have private...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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The facility is nice. Clean. The staff friendly. The management had a high turnover rate. My sister wandered away from the facility and I found out they had no cc system to monitor who came and went from the...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Live the country club life at Walnut Creek, where top-notch amenities and convenient services blend under one roof for an enriching experience. Our Assisted Living and Memory Care community in Mansfield, Texas, offers a relaxed atmosphere of warmth and caring that promotes companionship among...
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5 stars for all! I really liked all of the staff. The aides kept me informed daily at the end. They gave me their personal cell number. I was out of state. I could always talk to someone. They were so...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
At Mayberry Gardens we offer worry free, affordable pricing . When you choose Mayberry Gardens you can feel comfort in knowing you can receive the care you need without having to worry about additional levels of care or add-ons. All care is included in the price.Our All Inclusive Care &...
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Great atmosphere and responsive staff. But note that my parents have not lived at Morada Grand Prairie since July 2023, so my answers are dated. As far as good goes, they needed fresher veggies and fewer...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Situated midway between Dallas and Fort Worth, Morada Grand Prairie is a vibrant community designed to help older adults achieve greater well-being.This independent and assisted living residence offers a selection of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartment homes, each with a kitchenette. An array...
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1010 Photos available
33 Floor plans available
7.9
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48 reviews
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48 reviews
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We had to make the tough decision to place my mom following a brain bleed that left her with memory difficulties, but also with physical deficits. The hospital told us we needed to look at a Skilled Nursing...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Avalon Memory Care - 7200 Hwy 287 is an Alzheimer's memory care community located in Arlington, Texas in Tarrant county. Senior residents of Avalon Memory Care that enjoy playing golf are in luck. The Tierra Verde Golf Course is only roughly one block away, and due to the beautiful Texas weather,...
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33 Floor plans available
7.4
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37 reviews
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37 reviews
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Both my mom and dad were residents here at Avalon. My mom passed a little over a year ago and my dad, recently. [name removed] and her staff were so caring and loving. They were such a great support to my...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Avalon Memory Care - 7204 Hwy 287 is an Alzheimer's memory care community located in the city of Arlington in the county of Tarrant in a suburb of Dallas. Living in a suburb of Dallas, seniors have remarkable access to activities, shopping, culture, dining, recreation, and services. The city is...
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1111 Photos available
55 Floor plans available
6.5
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76 reviews
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76 reviews
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So far so good. Have had meetings with Administration and everything seems to be working well. Most caregivers are very kind and concerned about the residents well being.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Cedar Bluff Assisted Living and Memory Care is located in Mansfield, TX, across the street from Mansfield Methodist Hospital at the corner of Broad and Matlock. We are a part of the Frontier Management family of senior housing communities. Our community has 98 total apartments, 61 in Assisted...
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What families are saying about nursing homes in Arlington

Recent reviews for nursing homes in Arlington

Holiday Lane Estates in North Richland Hills, TX

4.8
[name removed] the director and [name removed the activities are both just awesome people. [name removed] has really gone above and beyond her role as a director for our family and we really appreciate her. We chose this facility over the many others that we looked at because of her personal ...
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Carver Heights Estates Senior Living in Arlington, TX

4.5
My sister has an insurance policy which covers her stay there but she has to pay and then send a bill to her insurance company and then receive the money back we can put it in the bank it would be easier if they would just bill the insurance company. A nurse distributes the medicine to my ...
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Silverado Southlake

4.0
My dad is doing great, it was a little adjustment at first but going good now. We love the facility. It is bright and airy and there is more for them to do. They were my favorite when touring. I like that they can go outside and walk in the garden when he wants. They also have a mini golf course ...
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Costs of nursing homes in the Arlington area

As a suburb of Dallas, Arlington is commonly grouped in with the greater Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (DFW) metroplex. This results in combined cost data for skilled nursing home facilities in the greater area. Therefore, the median monthly cost of a skilled nursing facility in the DFW area is approximately $8,640 per month.[01]

If your senior loved one doesn’t require 24-hour skilled nursing services, they may benefit from more affordable senior care options in Arlington. For instance, the median rent for assisted living is about $3,850 per month in Arlington, Texas. Memory care is slightly higher at about $5,000 per month. These figures come from A Place for Mom’s 2022-2023 proprietary data on senior care facilities in Arlington.[02]

These rent prices may still seem high when compared to senior apartments in the area, however, it’s for good reason — senior care communities provide several amenities and services in their baseline rental costs.

Seniors can expect the following amenities and services to be included in their monthly, baseline rent at our partner senior care facilities in Arlington:

  • Dining plan with meals and snacks daily
  • Standard care services (medication management, assistance with ADLs — bathing, grooming, etc.)
  • Housekeeping and laundry services
  • Access to on-site amenities (fitness centers, craft centers, libraries, movie theaters, courtyards, etc.)
  • Access to on-site activities (resident interest clubs, game nights, holiday celebrations, fitness classes, reminiscence therapies, etc.)
  • Outings to local attractions and community events
  • Standard maintenance and landscaping

The following services and amenities are also typical at our partner Arlington senior care facilities, but they may result in additional fees:

  • Advanced care services (injection administration, catheter care, specialized memory care, chronic disease management, etc.)
  • Pet rent and roommate fees
  • Room service and special meal accommodations
  • Beauty salon and barbershop services
  • Transportation services

Average monthly cost of Nursing Homes in Arlington, TX vs. nearby cities

Arlington, TX
$5,324/mo
$5,325/mo

Average monthly cost of Nursing Homes in Arlington, TX vs. the state and national average

Arlington, TX
$5,324/mo
$4,852/mo
U.S. national average
$4,855/mo

Average monthly cost of Nursing Homes in Arlington vs. other types of senior living

$5,526/mo
Nursing Homes
$5,324/mo

Median monthly costs of Nursing Homes in Arlington, TX by room type

Semi-Private
$4,566/mo
Studio
$4,272/mo
1 Bedroom
$4,604/mo
2 Bedroom
$5,923/mo

How people pay for a nursing home in Arlington, Texas

Most seniors and their families use some combination of private funds and public health insurance programs to cover senior care costs in Arlington. Depending on your senior loved one’s personal history and financial situation, they may even be eligible for some of the most common public support methods — VA benefits, Medicare, and/or Medicaid.

In this section, you’ll find an overview of the most common private and public pay methods used by families to cover nursing home or senior care facility costs in Arlington, Texas.

Private pay methods

Seniors and families usually start with private funds when they start gathering resources to pay for senior care. Private funds are typically acquired over a lifetime and may include the following:

  • Personal income sources. Private income can include savings accounts, retirement pensions, investment returns, and other income sources. Any and all of these can be combined to cover the cost of a senior’s ideal care community.
  • Selling a house. Seniors moving into a nursing home or senior care community are often looking to downsize, resulting in the sale of their house. A house sale could free up cash to help your loved one pay for a private community of their choice.
  • Reverse mortgage. If selling your senior loved one’s house isn’t a feasible option, a reverse mortgage might be. This option can allow your loved one to borrow from their home’s equity to cover some senior care community costs.
  • Health savings accounts (HSA). Depending on a senior’s history, they may have opened a health savings account, or HSA. If your senior loved one has an HSA, they may use their accumulated funds to pay for medically necessary care services within a nursing home or senior care facility.
  • Life insurance. If your senior loved one is enrolled in a life insurance plan, they may be able to sell, surrender, or borrow from their policy to pay for senior care.
  • Long-term care insurance. When approaching retirement, some seniors purchase a long-term care insurance policy to help offset their future care costs. If your senior loved one has long-term care insurance, you may want to check with their policy provider to see what it may cover at a senior care community.
  • Social Security benefits. If your senior loved one is a former worker or a dependent of a former worker, they may qualify for some Social Security benefits. The most common is Social Security Retirement (SSR), which provides monthly income to your loved one after they retire.
VA benefits
14774

Number of veterans living in Arlington as of 2021

Approximately 47% of Arlington veterans are 65+.

Can veterans benefits pay for nursing homes or senior care communities?

If you or your senior loved one is a veteran, veterans benefits may help cover long-term care and senior care community costs. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers senior veterans and their surviving spouses various pensions and benefits. The Aid and Attendance benefit is especially helpful for disabled senior veterans. This generous monthly benefit can be added onto any existing Veterans Pension. This additional income can be used to pay for anything that improves quality of life — which could include a nursing home or senior care facility.

How does one qualify for veterans benefits?

If you’re at all unsure about your or a loved one’s eligibility for VA benefits, it’s recommended that you reach out to a local veterans service organization (VSO) before beginning the application process. VSOs are nonprofits that are usually vetted by the VA to help senior veterans or their surviving spouses obtain and maximize their entitled benefits. VSOs can help you or your loved one to successfully file benefit claims or appeal a denied claim.

Where can one go for benefits assistance in Arlington?

Fortunately, almost all of the Arlington veterans service organizations (VSOs) are run from one office — the Tarrant County Veteran Services Office. This office helps veterans access local, regional, and nationwide services offered by organizations like the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Texas Veterans Commission (TVC), and others. You can reach out to these organizations using the contact information provided below. We also provide some online guides that provide more insight into veterans benefits.

Resources for Arlington veterans

Arlington veterans service organizations (VSOs)

Tarrant County Veteran Services Office
1200 Circle Dr., Suite 300
Fort Worth, TX 76119
Phone: 817-531-5645
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Medicaid

Medicaid is a joint state and federal program that provides health insurance to individuals with limited income and resources. In Texas, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (or the HHSC) runs the state’s Medicaid programs. Their STAR+PLUS program is the most common among the senior population.

STAR+PLUS — Texas’ Medicaid program for seniors

STAR+PLUS is the state’s managed care program for seniors 65+ and individuals with disabilities. This program covers long-term senior care services through agencies and facilities licensed and certified by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC).

Does STAR+PLUS cover a senior care community?

Medicaid only covers room and board at Medicaid-contracted nursing facilities, which A Place for Mom doesn’t partner with. While Medicaid doesn’t cover rent at the private senior care facilities in our network, it may cover on-site nursing and rehabilitative services within our partner facilities.

For seniors to receive Medicaid within a nursing home or senior care facility, they must meet income requirements and have an approved medical necessity. A medical necessity means their need for care services must be confirmed and provided by a licensed nurse.

It’s also important to note that these home-based Medicaid services are only covered if the senior qualifies for a home and community based services (HCBS) Medicaid waiver.

Home and community based services (HCBS) waiver

If a senior wishes to remain in their place of residence while receiving necessary care services, they may benefit from Medicaid’s home and community based services (or HCBS) waiver program.

The HCBS program enables seniors to receive care in their home or senior care community, instead of an institutional setting like a nursing home. When a senior applies for Medicaid, the HHSC assesses their need for the HCBS program. Once approved, the HCBS waiver can be used anywhere a senior calls home, meaning it can be used in an assisted living or memory care facility in Arlington. However, the agency providing the care services must contract with the senior’s managed care provider.[04]

The home and community based services (or HCBS) waiver program can help cover the following services in a qualifying senior’s place of residence:[05]

  • Personal care
  • Medical supplies
  • Dental services
  • Adaptive aids, such as eyeglasses, hearing aids, orthotic devices, and orthopedic shoes
  • Nursing services
  • Respite care
  • Cognitive rehabilitation therapy
  • Rehabilitative care, like physical, occupational, and speech therapies
  • Hospice care

To qualify for the home and community based services waiver, seniors must meet the following requirements:[06,07]

  • Be 65 years of age or older
  • Require an institutional level of care
  • Have a monthly income of less than $2,742 individually or $5,484 as a couple

Not all Arlington senior care facilities qualify as an HCBS setting, so be sure to check with prospective communities if you plan to use Medicaid to pay for on-site care services. Qualifying facilities must do the following:[04]

  • Be integrated into the greater community
  • Provide opportunities for interested residents to seek work or volunteer
  • Help interested seniors engage in local community life
  • Allow seniors to control their personal resources
  • Allow seniors to receive Medicaid care services
Need help with Medicaid?

Arlington offers several Medicaid resources throughout the city. Below, you’ll find some search tools that can help you access local Medicaid services. You can use the Your Texas Benefits search tool to find a Texas Health and Human Services Medicaid office near you. Or, you can search for other long-term care programs using the HHSC services search tool.

You’ll also find websites to learn more about Medicaid and apply online. The HHSC also offers numerous programs through their local area agencies on aging (AAAs) for seniors 60+, as well as other long-term care programs for low-income seniors and seniors with a disability. The Texas long-term care ombudsman program is also available to help residents of nursing homes and other senior care facilities access their eligible Medicaid services and programs.

Arlington resident Medicaid resources

Access Texas Medicaid
Medicare

Medicare is a federal program that provides health insurance to adults 65+ and individuals with disabilities. It covers skilled nursing care costs with Medicare-contracted nursing homes for a limited time. In Texas, Medicare may fully cover up to 20 days in a Medicare-certified nursing home or skilled nursing facility and may partially cover up to 100 days. Medicare is no longer responsible for payments after the 100-day limit.[08]

Here’s a brief overview of what Medicare can cover along with some programs that can help your loved one save on Medicare costs and apply for benefits:

  • Texas Medicare Savings Programs help cover some Medicare Parts A and B deductibles, premiums, copayments, and/or coinsurance. Part A covers hospital stays, care in a skilled nursing facility, hospice care, and some home health care services. Part B covers certain doctors’ services, outpatient care, medical supplies, and preventive services. Seniors must meet certain income requirements to qualify for one of the four Medicare Savings Programs.
  • The Kidney Health Care program covers costs for some treatments, surgeries, medicines, and premiums for Texas residents with end-stage renal disease.
  • The Texas Legal Services Center houses the Health Information, Counseling, and Advocacy Program and the Legal Hotline for Texans, which both offer Medicare assistance to eligible seniors.
Medicare assistance for seniors in Arlington

Families can reach out to the Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County, which helps local seniors access the long-term care services they need. It provides aging-friendly programs, benefits counseling, long-term care coordination, caregiver support, and referrals to aging Arlington residents. You can also find your local long-term care (LTC) ombudsman in Texas. An ombudsman advocates for the health care rights of assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing facility residents. They also help families learn about senior care options and payment methods in their area.

Below, you’ll find the above-mentioned resources, Medicare applications, and a services search to help you find a Medicare office in the Arlington area.

Arlington resident Medicare resources

Social Security Administration (SSA)

Find an SSA office near Arlington
2010 N. State Highway 360
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
Phone: 800-772-1213
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Texas Legal Services Center (TLSC)

The Legal Hotline for Texans
Phone: 800-622-2520, ext. 3
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Senior-specific Medicare assistance

Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County website
201 N. Rupert St., Suite 107
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Arlington long-term care ombudsman
Tiffany McLennan, managing local ombudsman
Phone: 817-258-8102
Email: tiffany.mclennan@unitedwaytarrant.org

Dual Medicaid and Medicare

If your senior loved one qualifies for both Medicare and Medicaid, they’re eligible to receive dual coverage through one Medicare-Medicaid Plan (MMP) in Arlington, Texas. This program is called the Dual Eligible Integrated Care Demonstration Project and is commonly referred to as “the Demonstration.” The Demonstration aims to do the following:

  • Improve service coordination
  • Enhance quality of care
  • Eliminate cost shifting between Medicare and Medicaid
  • Reduce costs for both the Texas and federal governments

To qualify for the Demonstration, a senior must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Have Medicare Parts A, B, and D and receive full Medicaid benefits
  • Be enrolled in the STAR+PLUS program for at least 30 days

Dual-eligible individuals should be automatically enrolled in the program. They may choose to opt out of the Demonstration after they receive an enrollment letter in the mail notifying them of their enrollment. To request additional information on this program, you can email managed_care_initiatives@hhsc.state.tx.us.

Understand Texas laws and regulations for nursing homes

In Texas, all senior care facilities — nursing home, assisted living, and memory care facilities — are licensed and regulated by Texas Health and Human Services (also known as HHS or HHSC). Facilities must be licensed before they start providing housing and care services to residents. Furthermore, if a nursing home or senior care facility wishes to accept Medicaid or Medicare, it must be certified by the HHS to do so.

Here’s a brief outline of the licensing and certification requirements for Texas nursing homes and senior care facilities:

Resident admission processes

  • Using a doctor’s order, skilled nursing facilities must craft a person-centered care plan for each resident. Care plans must account for each resident’s dietary, social, psychological, and other daily care needs.
  • In assisted living and memory care facilities, a similar procedure must be followed, except facilities are not required to have a doctor’s order for care plans. Administrators will typically use family guidance, which might also include physician recommendations. For memory care facilities, a specialized admissions process must be in place to confirm a resident’s need for memory care services.

Management and staffing requirements

  • Texas nursing homes and skilled nursing units are required to have licensed nurses, certified nursing assistants, nurse aids, and registered nurses on staff. They must also meet specific staff-to-resident ratios, i.e., one on-site nurse for every 20 residents at all times.
  • Assisted living facilities must have an on-site, full-time manager to oversee the facility’s day-to-day operation. These managers are required to complete at least one 24-hour assisted living management course, while their staff must complete 16 hours of supervised on-the-job training.
  • Memory care facility managers and staff members must continually participate in specialized memory care training in order to remain a licensed memory care facility.

Health and safety standards

  • A certified skilled nursing facility in Texas must meet design, construction, and equipment standards that support the health and safety of residents, staff, and visitors. For example, each facility must have safety equipment and emergency procedures for accidents, fires, or power outages. All facilities must also allow for safe access to fresh air and common areas for activities.
  • Both assisted living and memory care facilities are required to have similar health and safety standards in place as nursing facilities.
  • Memory care facilities must have additional measures in place to prevent residents from harming themselves or wandering. Memory care facilities must also designate an activities director to encourage socialization among residents. This director must tailor activities based on each memory care resident’s specific abilities and arrange for special equipment, so all residents can participate in activities.[09,10]

All nursing home, assisted living, and memory care facilities must follow specific health and life safety codes that regulate the following:[11]

  • Sufficient staff-to-resident ratios
  • Employee background checks
  • Management of the facility
  • General construction of the facility
  • Implementation of safety and emergency features
  • Protection from hazardous areas
  • Documentation of fire drills, system checks, etc.

Texas senior care facility inspections

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission performs inspections on all skilled nursing, assisted living, and memory care facilities. These inspections take place approximately every two years. They check for a facility’s compliance with Texas’ life safety code and health code.[11]

You can access a licensed community’s most recent inspection report and general facility information through the Texas Health and Human Services’ Long-term Care Provider Search. Inspection reports typically include the date of a community’s most recent inspection, a list of found violations, and the date violations were corrected. If you’d like to request any additional information, you can email rsltcr.recordsmgmt@hhsc.state.tx.us.

Nursing home quality monitoring in Texas

In an effort to continually enhance the quality of care provided in Texas nursing homes, the Health and Human Services Commission implemented a Quality Monitoring Program (or QMP) to monitor nursing facilities with a history of deficiencies. QMP reviews are conducted by nurses, pharmacists, and dieticians. They may recommend changes to policies or procedures, conduct staff trainings, offer technical assistance, and educate staff about evidence-based best practices during their visits to facilities.

Families can also visit the federal Medicare website to compare and contrast local nursing home ratings, staffing practices, and overall quality of Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing homes.

Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC or HHS) contact information

4601 W. Guadalupe St.
Austin, TX 78751
Phone: 512-424-6500
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

COVID-19 regulations for Arlington nursing homes

Arlington doesn’t have any COVID-19 regulations specific to nursing homes or senior care facilities. However, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission does require all care facilities to set their own infection prevention and control measures. This is so facilities take accountability to prevent the spread of all common diseases and infections, including COVID-19.

A senior care or skilled nursing facility’s infection prevention and control measures may include guidelines on the following:

  • Staff hygiene practices
  • Disinfection and sterilization techniques
  • Use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Safe injection methods
  • Physical distancing requirements

Because Arlington communities set their own regulations, it’s best to check with your prospective community about what measures they’re taking to protect residents against common infections. You can also visit the coronavirus informational page on Arlington’s city website to find regular updates regarding local risk levels, testing, vaccinations, and more.

Arlington: A suburb with several senior care options

Arlington has many aging-friendly and dementia-friendly initiatives. For instance, the city hosts an annual Aging Well Expo to help seniors thrive in Arlington. At the expo, seniors receive free health screenings, fitness demonstrations, and entertainment. They also receive free tips and information to help them lead fulfilling lives in Arlington.

The city is also a part of the North Central Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. This means affected community members have access to several local resources, programs, and events to help them learn about Alzheimer’s disease, cope with it, and fund research efforts.

And, of course, Arlington offers several senior care communities to help seniors lead healthy, engaging lives during their later years. Seniors and their families can choose from many skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities in Arlington. Or, if your senior loved one doesn’t require 24-hour medical care, Arlington offers many senior care options in assisted living. As a matter of fact, seniors can find specialized care for their unique needs at these assisted living and memory care communities in Arlington.

Below, you’ll learn how our partner senior care communities compare to typical nursing homes in the Arlington area. You’ll also find that assisted living and memory care communities can accommodate various lifestyles and even provide some on-site nursing care services.

Skilled nursing for seniors with serious medical conditions

Seniors can find the highest level of medical care outside of a hospital in Arlington nursing homes or skilled nursing facilities. These nursing homes have doctors and nurses on staff to attend to patients’ medical needs 24 hours a day. Even though A Place for Mom doesn’t partner with stand-alone nursing homes, we do partner with a few assisted living and memory care communities with skilled nursing units on-site. This means that current residents can be moved to an on-site skilled nursing unit for specialized 24/7 care in the event they need it.

Seniors can usually find the following services at Arlington nursing homes or within skilled nursing units:

  • 24-hour licensed nursing care services
  • 24-hour emergency response systems
  • Rehabilitative care (speech, occupational, and physical therapies)
  • Restorative therapy
  • Pain management and wound care
  • Hospice care
  • Medication management
  • Common areas and activity rooms
  • Three meals and snacks daily
  • Wellness programming (health education and fitness activities)

Assisted living or memory care for seniors without round-the-clock medical care needs

For seniors who don’t require 24-hour medical supervision, assisted living or memory care communities in Arlington may be a better fit. These communities provide personalized care services and are substantially more affordable. They also help seniors lead a social life filled with daily conveniences and activities on-site.

Senior care communities in our Arlington network typically provide the following services:

  • Assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs)
  • Personal care services
  • Meals and snacks daily
  • Housekeeping and laundry services
  • Concierge services
  • Transportation or ride-service coordination
  • Standard nursing services

Residents can typically expect the following types of standard nursing care services at most Arlington senior care communities:

  • Vitals monitoring (body temperature, pulse rate, blood pressure, etc.)
  • Medication management
  • Diabetic care
  • Urinary or bowel incontinence management
  • Dental care
  • Podiatry
  • Hospice care
  • Rehabilitative care, like physical, occupational, and speech therapies

Memory care communities offer similar care services, but they often add an extra level of security and personalization to accommodate seniors with dementia. The following additional care services and features are typical of memory care facilities:

  • Behavior management techniques (redirection, reassurance, relaxation, etc.)
  • Advanced security systems for wander prevention
  • Memory care design features (easy-to-navigate signs, calming colors, etc.)

How assisted living and memory care communities engage residents

Senior care communities in Arlington tend to offer more on-site entertainment and amenities than nursing homes. Arlington communities provide residents a range of activities and amenities that help them socialize, relax, and engage in unique ways.

Arlington senior care communities typically offer the following sorts of on-site amenities:

  • Fitness centers
  • Libraries and business centers
  • Movie theaters and/or TV lounges
  • Game and activity rooms
  • Salons and/or barbershops
  • Private and restaurant-style dining rooms
  • Courtyards, gardens, and walking paths
  • Outside picnic areas or grilling stations

Seniors can also benefit from regularly scheduled activity programming at our partner Arlington senior care communities. These programs usually offer the following types of activities:

  • Fitness classes
  • Holiday parties and happy hours
  • Arts and crafts classes
  • Educational lectures/classes
  • Group games
  • Singing and musical performances
  • Interest clubs (walking club, book club, etc.)
  • Movie nights

Along with the amenities and activities found at most senior care communities, specialized memory care communities typically offer the following additional features:

  • Secured units and enclosed courtyards to prevent wandering
  • Life skill stations that replicate real-life environments
  • Whirlpools for relaxation
  • Reminisce therapies (art, music, memory box, etc.)
  • Brain-stimulating puzzles and games

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Unfamiliar with Arlington? Highlights for seniors

41,888

Number of seniors over the age of 65 living in Arlington as of 2021

32%
Approximately 32% of Arlington seniors 65+ have a disability
$33,005

Average annual retirement income for Arlington seniors 65+[03]

Health care for seniors in Arlington

Because Arlington is a suburb of Dallas, the city doesn’t have many regionally or nationally recognized hospitals. Dallas tends to house most of the nationally ranking hospitals. However, seniors still have a variety of high-quality hospitals within Arlington.

Here’s some information on Arlington’s top health care facilities:

Transportation for seniors in Arlington

Around 88% of partner communities offer complimentary or at-cost transportation services to current residents.[02] The select few communities who don’t have their own transportation service will happily coordinate rides using a local service. If you’d like to schedule a ride, just ask the concierge.

Because Arlington doesn’t have its own public transit system, communities without their own transportation services typically coordinate rides for residents through Handitran — the city’s transportation service for seniors 65+ and individuals with disabilities.

To apply for the Handitran service, seniors need to provide proof of age and pay $10. From there on out, seniors only pay $2 per one-way trip or $55 per month for unlimited rides. If your loved one has a memory-related disability, be sure they’re accompanied by a caregiver while riding public transportation to ensure their safe arrival and return.

Senior activities in Arlington

There’s a range of activities for seniors of all mobility and cognitive levels in Arlington, Texas. Most of our partner senior care communities host regular group outings to local attractions and events catered to residents’ abilities. So, residents can choose to go on community outings or explore Arlington’s top attractions and events with visiting loved ones.

Here’s a glimpse at some of Arlington’s accessible, senior-favored activities:

Savor tasty meals and browse shopping centers

With all of the space available in the suburbs of Dallas, Arlington offers several shopping centers. The Parks Mall at Arlington is the most popular as it houses over 180 shops and restaurants — with several accessible entrances throughout. Families can also check out Arlington’s most-recommended restaurants on the city website. From fine dining and unique cuisines to local food trucks and fast food, the options are endless.

Immerse yourself in the arts

The Arlington Museum of Art is known for its range of exhibits. Visitors find themselves entranced by the modern, immersive exhibits, while the historic pieces transport them back in time. Seniors and their families can also attend their favorite concerts, plays, ballets, or symphonies at one of Arlington’s performing arts theaters. Both the museum and several local theaters offer accessible routes and accommodations for individuals with disabilities, so be sure to inquire before your visit.

Surround yourself with nature

Arlington seniors can stroll, birdwatch, or picnic in one of Arlington’s parks. Richard Greene Linear Park is especially popular in the city due to its unique environmental sculpture, expansive hiking trails, biking routes, and picnic areas alongside a peaceful lake. Some parts of the park are easily accessible while others may not be, so be sure to check before you plan a visit. River Legacy Park also offers 1,031 acres of greenery, with accessible areas for birdwatching.

Support your favorite teams at local sporting events

Many seniors are fans of the famous sports teams in the area. The area houses the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers stadiums, so fans find themselves gathering for the games on a regular basis. Seniors and their families can buy tickets to cheer on their favorite teams live, or they can go to an Arlington sports bar or pub to grab a bite or drink and watch the game. The stadium and many local pubs offer accessible seating, so be sure to check before you plan a visit.

Frequently Asked Questions

Sunrise of Fort Worth, Colonial Gardens - Fort Worth and Highlands Village Senior Living of Mansfield are the top-rated Nursing Homes facilities near Arlington, TX. These Nursing Homes facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.

The average cost of Nursing Homes in Arlington is $5,324 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

References

  1. Genworth. (2021). Cost of care survey.

  2. A Place for Mom. (2022-2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

  3. United States Census Bureau. (2023). Arlington city; Texas.

  4. Texas Health and Human Services. (2023). Home and community based services (HCBS).

  5. Texas Health and Human Services. (2022). STAR+PLUS, STAR+PLUS Client FAQs.

  6. Texas Health and Human Services. (2023, March 1). Appendix XXXI, monthly income/resource limits. In STAR+PLUS Handbook.

  7. Texas Health and Human Services. (2016, March 1). A-3300, home and community-based services waiver programs. In Medicaid for the Elderly and People with Disabilities Handbook.

  8. Texas Health and Human Services. (2012, September 1). H-7000, Medicare and co-payment. In Medicaid for the Elderly and People with Disabilities Handbook.

  9. Nursing Facility Requirements for Licensure and Medicaid Certification, Texas Administrative Code § 554 (1995 and rev. 2021).

  10. Licensing Standards for Assisted Living Facilities, Texas Administrative Code § 553 (2021).

  11. Assisted Living Facility Licensing Act, Health Facilities § 247.001 (1991 & rev. 1999).

  12. U.S. News and World Report. (2023). Best hospitals in Arlington, TX.

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1.

Genworth. (2021). Cost of care survey.

2.

A Place for Mom. (2022-2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

3.

United States Census Bureau. (2023). Arlington city; Texas.

4.

Texas Health and Human Services. (2023). Home and community based services (HCBS).

5.

Texas Health and Human Services. (2022). STAR+PLUS, STAR+PLUS Client FAQs.

6.

Texas Health and Human Services. (2023, March 1). Appendix XXXI, monthly income/resource limits. In STAR+PLUS Handbook.

7.

Texas Health and Human Services. (2016, March 1). A-3300, home and community-based services waiver programs. In Medicaid for the Elderly and People with Disabilities Handbook.

8.

Texas Health and Human Services. (2012, September 1). H-7000, Medicare and co-payment. In Medicaid for the Elderly and People with Disabilities Handbook.

9.

Nursing Facility Requirements for Licensure and Medicaid Certification, Texas Administrative Code § 554 (1995 and rev. 2021).

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Licensing Standards for Assisted Living Facilities, Texas Administrative Code § 553 (2021).

11.

Assisted Living Facility Licensing Act, Health Facilities § 247.001 (1991 & rev. 1999).

12.

U.S. News and World Report. (2023). Best hospitals in Arlington, TX.