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The Dallas area offers a variety of senior care options. Although “nursing home” is often used as an umbrella term to refer to a breadth of senior living facilities, it’s actually a specific type of facility. True nursing homes, also known as skilled nursing facilities, aren’t right for everyone seeking senior care. Skilled nursing facilities provide the highest level of medical care available outside of a hospital for people who have serious medical conditions that require 24-hour monitoring.

For people who don’t need a nursing-home level of care, A Place for Mom partners with 48 senior care facilities within a 10-mile radius of Downtown Dallas. These options offer a supportive living environment including assistance with activities of daily living, medication reminders, dining services, social activities, and much more to support the overall wellness of aging seniors. Almost a fourth of these assisted living and memory care communities also have a skilled nursing unit on site, for seniors who have rehabilitation or hospice needs.

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I was in rehab for approx. 6 weeks. My time there was productive for both physical and occupational therapy. The staff was excellent . . . therapists, nurses and CNA's. My only complaint was that there was...
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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.
Le Rêve Rehabilitation and Memory Care is Dallas’ newest luxury nursing facility. Conven­iently located in East Dallas, we offer Assisted Living Memory Care, Rehabilitation, and Long Term Care. Here at our community, our team of professionals work with you and your physi­cians to create an...
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The staff is caring and patient. We picked this community because of the location. I would recommend to others.
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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.
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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My loved one came here for a little while after suffering a stroke. It is very expensive, but they have a lot of doctors, RNs, etc. on staff and have around-the-clock care. The place did need some updates...
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Nursing Homes: Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.
The Hillcrest of North Dallas is an all-inclusive community of luxury and wellness. We offer comprehensive, 24-hour skilled nursing services in short-term and long-term rehabilitation. Our mission is to enhance quality of life through our commitment to individualized and interdisciplinary care...
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Our experience with Caruth Haven Court has been okay. We had to have a personal caregiver come in because people don't respond to the calls in a timely manner. It's that way everywhere, we've haven't had a...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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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.
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 Caruth Haven Court, we’ve created a resident-focused senior living community in Northeast Dallas with you and your well-being in mind. Our team has designed the very best in senior living by blending wonderful amenities with comfortable apartment homes, outstanding social and recreational...
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I love Edgewood Rehabilitation & Care Center. Once you enter the facility, it's beautiful. When you go inside it's well-clean. The staff is very respectful and attentive to what you need. If you have a...
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Nursing Homes: Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.
Edgewood Rehabilitation and Care Center offers rehabilitation therapy, long-term care, hospice, and respite care. Our qualified and caring therapists treat in the primary disciplines of physical, occupational, and speech therapy. To enhance our guest experience, we have community events,...
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I would like to say that i have a family member in this facility. I am very pleased with the decision i have made. The staff is WONDERFUL. They have been very accommodating and welcoming.. anything that...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent 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.
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.
Life at VentanaVentana is a community in the truest sense, attracting a vibrant population of people from throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area and beyond – all of whom share a passion for pursuing happiness and an appreciation for living well.With breathtaking scenery, world-class amenities and...
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He says the nurses are treating him fine and he has not complained about them. The facility looks nice and clean on the inside. He wants regular food. No one is calling me. I do not expect them to call me...
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Nursing Homes: Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.
At Monarch Pavilion Rehabilitation Suites, we provide the personalized care you need in the luxurious environment you want. Our goal is to facilitate your short-term recovery or long-term rehabilitation so you can achieve the highest possible quality of life. Conveniently located within Dallas’...
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Our loved one has made the transition from independent living to assisted living well in this elegant, clean, friendly and safe environment. We could not be more pleased. Our loved one tells us all the time...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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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.
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.
Crystal Creek at Preston Hollow offers a tradition of excellence and high-quality living in North Dallas. We offer a complete continuum of care designed to meet the present and future needs of our residents. Our community offers Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, Assisted Living, and Memory...
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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.
Adora Midtown Park, a Modern Transitional Care Community providing exceptional Assisted Living, Healthcare and Hospitality in a casual upscale boutique setting.Irresistibly comfortable and relaxing. Our studio floor plans offer exceptional style, functionality, and convenience.Each residence has...
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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.
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I do not know how to fully express my appreciation to [name removed] and her staff at Lake West Assisted Living. What makes this facility stand far above all others is how much they truly care about each...
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They've been there for the past two weeks 24/7, now they're cutting back because they're seeing some improvement but they're there throughout the day. Since my mother was more responsive, I can see why they...
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Nursing Homes: Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.
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He is doing really well. It seems like a wonderful place. I speak to him every day and he says he is very pleased. He has really enjoyed the meals and the staff so far. Everybody was nice. He is just so...
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Nursing Homes: Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.
Willow Bend Nursing and Rehabilitation provides exceptional care to our residents and their families. The dedicated staff works together with the patient, their family, and their doctor. With this collaboration, we create and implement the best possible care plan for every individual. Our therapy...
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This facility is the best. The staff is very friendly and the food is great. My mom was there for short term stay and didn't want to leave.
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Nursing Homes: Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.
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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.
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.
Nursing Homes: Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.
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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.
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Nursing Homes: Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.
Short term care Long term care Respite-Vacation Care Case Management Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy Speech & Language Therapy 24 Hour Licensed Nursing Care Wound Care-Pain Management IV Therapy Our mission is to provide compassionate care by addressing the special needs of every...
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My husband and I live in San Antonio we went to Dallas to visit my sister in law. I was very pleased with the facility & Staff . It was clean and wall kept and lots of staff. I know that they will take good...
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Nursing Homes: Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.
Facility Clinical Services: · Short-term Rehabilitation · Orthopedic Surgery Recovery · Postsurgical Reconditioning · Secure ALZ/ Dementia Unit · Wound Management · Pain Management · IV’s Services · Laboratory Services
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Nursing Homes: Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.
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Nursing Homes: Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.
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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.
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.
Nursing Homes: Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.
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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.
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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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.
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.
Anthology of Highland Park, located steps away from Al Biernat's and the shops of Highland Park. This location is close to ample opportunities for shopping, dining, and exploration. The 11-story high-rise senior living community offers residents spacious private apartments and exceptional...
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What families are saying about nursing homes in Dallas

Recent reviews for nursing homes in Dallas

Meadowbrook Memory Care in Arlington, TX

3.6
We are pleased with Meadowbrook for the most part. The food is certainly not gourmet, but it's adequate. The activities are below par, I think, but we were spoiled by the great activities lady at the previous facility. The staff and caretakers are wonderful and caring.

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

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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 Dallas, Texas

Nursing homes, also known as skilled nursing facilities, typically cost more than other care options due to the higher level of medical care available on site. Pricing varies depending on the size and location of the skilled nursing facility, as well as your loved one’s specific care needs. Nursing homes in Dallas typically average around $5,247 for a semi-private room and $8,460 for a private room.[01]

For people who do not require a nursing home level of care, more affordable senior living options are available. According to A Place for Mom’s 2022 proprietary data:

  • Assisted living residents in the Dallas area pay an average of $3,764 per month, including both rent and care.
  • Memory care facility residents in the Dallas area pay an average of $4,260 per month for rent and care.
  • Residential care homes, also known as “group homes” or “board and care homes,” tend to be slightly more affordable, with an average cost to residents of about $3,733 per month for rent and care.[02]

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

Dallas, TX

$5,336/mo

Lancaster, TX

$4,453/mo

Wilmer, TX

$4,457/mo

How to pay for a nursing home in Dallas, Texas

There are numerous ways to pay for nursing home and senior living care. Many families use a combination of private and public sources to cover their loved one’s senior care costs. Here, you’ll find information and resources to help you understand how to pay for nursing homes and senior living facilities in Dallas, Texas.

Private pay methods for Dallas, Texas, nursing homes

Private pay methods for Dallas nursing homes and senior living communities will largely depend on your loved one’s income sources, including savings, investment returns, Social Security benefits, and pensions. This can also include long-term care insurance, but keep in mind that policies often vary on what they cover in terms of nursing homes and senior living communities. So it’s good practice to consult with your policy provider to learn what is covered. Check out some more options that can help you pay for care:

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VA benefits for nursing homes in Dallas, Texas

The VA North Texas Health Care System can provide health care services to the senior veterans in the Dallas, Texas, area. For qualifying veterans, VA health services in Dallas may cover specialty care medical services, like the 24/7 nursing care services found in nursing homes or skilled nursing facilities.

Veterans can also apply for the Aid and Attendance benefit or Housebound allowance to help cover some senior living expenses. For more information on eligibility and applying for VA health care benefits to cover senior care expenses, visit our complete guide to VA benefits. The Dallas County Veterans Services Office also advocates for veterans to help them obtain their benefits.

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Number of veterans living in Dallas, Texas, according to the U.S. Census Bureau

Percentage of Dallas veterans over the age of 65, according to the U.S. Census Bureau

Additional veterans resources in Dallas, Texas

2377 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 631

Dallas, TX 75207

Phone: 972-692-4939

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

8610 Greenville Ave., Suite 125

Dallas, TX 75243

Phone: 214-361-5896

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

This center specializes in nonmedical help, counseling, and referral services.

Medicaid for nursing homes in Dallas, Texas

Each state has its own Medicaid program, and these programs can help cover some senior care costs like skilled nursing services. Texas offers several types of Medicaid through its STAR managed care program. The STAR+PLUS program, specifically for seniors 65+ or adults with disabilities, covers basic health care services and some skilled nursing care costs if the nursing facility is licensed and certified by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (also known as the HHSC). To be eligible for Medicaid within a nursing facility, a resident must have an approved medical necessity, confirming that full-time services are required from a licensed nurse within a nursing facility.

If your loved one does not need the 24/7 medical care services of a nursing home, Texas offers the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waiver that may be used to pay for personal care services at an assisted living or memory care facility. Texas Health and Human Services assesses a person’s need for this waiver program during the Medicaid application process. Eligible members will then receive services through a person-centered process according to their specific needs. With this waiver program, care services are provided to the senior through agencies contracted with managed care organizations.

To find out if Medicaid will cover your nursing home or assisted living costs, contact Texas Health and Human Services by calling the Medicaid client hotline at 1-800-252-8263.

Medicare nursing home coverage in Dallas, Texas

Medicare may cover a limited amount of days in a nursing home. Medicare may fully cover up to 20 days in a skilled nursing home or facility and partially cover up to 100 days. After that 100-day limit, Medicare is not responsible for any payments.[03]

Medicare will not cover room and board costs for assisted living or memory care but can help cover some of the medical costs associated with long-term care. Whether your loved one needs skilled nursing or a different type of senior care, the following Texas programs help cover Medicare deductibles and fees associated with care expenses:

  • The Texas Medicare Savings Program may help cover some Medicare Parts A and B deductibles, premiums, coinsurance, and/or copayments. 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. To qualify, you must meet certain income requirements.
  • In the state of Texas, Kidney Health Care covers the costs of some treatments, surgeries, medicines, and premiums for individuals with end-stage renal disease.
  • Texas also has a Texas THMP State Pharmacy Assistance Program to help HIV-positive individuals with their out-of-pocket costs associated with Medicare Part D prescription drug plans, including copayments, deductibles, coinsurance, and premiums.

Also helpful to note that some medical and senior living expenses are tax-deductible on federal tax returns, if they total more than 7.5% of the taxpayer’s adjusted gross income. Also, seniors aren’t taxed on their Social Security benefits or other retirement income because Texas does not have a personal income tax.[04,05]

Texas’ Health Information, Counseling, and Advocacy Program (HICAP) offers legal advice, referrals, and assistance to Texans who are eligible for Medicare.

Dallas, Texas, Medicare resources:

Suzanna Sulfstede, Dallas County Ombudsman
The Senior Source
3910 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219
Phone: 214-823-5700, ext. 4
Email: SSulfstede@TheSeniorSource.org
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

AAA Director: Doris Soler
1341 W. Mockingbird Lane, Suite 1000W
Dallas, TX 75247
Local HICAP Phone: 214-871-5065
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Texas Medicare Help Line: 1-800-252-9240
Additional information

If you’d like to learn about what Medicare covers in the Dallas, Texas, area specifically, you can dial 2-1-1 or visit the federal Medicare website. You can also speak to someone at a local Social Security Administration office for more information.

Dual Medicare and Medicaid coverage in Dallas, Texas

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission offers a dual Medicare-Medicaid Plan for adults who are eligible for both through the Dual Eligible Integrated Care Demonstration Project. Commonly referred to as “the Demonstration,” this dual coverage can be beneficial for adults living in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, memory care facilities, or care homes.

The Demonstration aims to improve service coordination, enhance quality of care, eliminate cost shifting between Medicare and Medicaid, and reduce costs for both the state and federal governments. To enroll in the Demonstration, individuals must meet the eligibility criteria listed below:

  • Have Medicare Parts A, B, and D, and receive full Medicaid benefits.
  • Be enrolled in the STAR+PLUS program for a minimum of 30 days.
  • Not reside in an intermediate care facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
  • Not be an individual with a developmental disability who gets services through Home and Community Based Services (HCBS).

Individuals who qualify for the program should automatically be enrolled and notified through a letter. They can then choose to opt out if they wish. Reach out to the following email address for additional information:

Understand Texas laws and regulations for senior care facilities

When searching for a suitable senior care facility, families should prioritize their loved one’s safety. All Texas senior care facilities, including nursing homes, must be licensed and regulated by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (also known as the HHSC) before they provide housing and care to residents. If a nursing facility wishes to accept Medicaid or Medicare, they must be certified by Texas Health and Human Services to do so. Here is a look at some HHSC certification requirements of care facilities in Texas:

Evaluation of residents upon admission

  • The skilled nursing facility will develop a person-centered care plan for each resident that will take into account a doctor’s order and the patient’s dietary, therapeutic, social, psychological and daily care needs.[06,07]
  • In memory care-specific assisted living communities, residents have a more specialized admissions process to identify the patient’s need for memory care services.[08] Unlike in nursing homes, care plans in assisted living do not require a doctor’s order to complete the care plan for a resident.

Regulation of management and staffing

  • Caregivers in Texas nursing home facilities or skilled nursing units must include licensed nurses, certified nursing assistants and nurse aides, and registered nurses. All nursing units must meet specific staff-to-resident ratios: one nurse for every 20 residents must be on site at any given time.[09]
  • Assisted living facilities require a full-time manager to oversee the facility’s day-to-day operation. Facility managers are required to complete at least one 24-hour assisted living management training course.[10] Caregiving staff are also required to complete training courses.
  • For memory care facilities, managers and their staff must meet ongoing and supervised memory care training and specialization requirements in order to remain licensed as a memory care facility.{{citation: 11,12}}

Building a safe and healthy environment

  • A state-certified skilled nursing facility’s design, construction, and equipment must support the health and safety of residents, staff members, and visitors. Each facility must have safety equipment and emergency plans in place in case of accidents, fires, or power outages.[13]
  • Assisted living and memory care facilities require similar provisions and procedures. Memory care units or facilities must have additional measures in place to prevent residents from harming themselves or wandering. All facilities must allow for safe access to fresh air and common areas for activities.[14]
  • Memory care-specific units are required to encourage socialization. An activities director should assess each resident affected by dementia and plan tailored, person-centered activities just for them. The activities director must also arrange for special equipment that would enable all residents to participant in activities.[15]

Inspections and nursing home reviews

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission, also known as the HHSC, inspects all nursing homes, assisted living facilities, memory care facilities, and group/care homes for the certification criteria, as well as their compliance with the Texas health code and life safety code. Each facility is inspected approximately every two years.

The health code inspections include a survey of the following in a facility:

  • Appropriate supervision levels for residents
  • Employee background checks
  • Facility management
  • Any items that could affect residents’ health

The safety code inspections include a survey of the following in a facility:

  • General construction
  • Safety and emergency features
  • Protection from hazardous areas
  • Documentation of fire drills, system checks, etc.

The public has access to each licensed community’s most recent inspection report and general facility information through the Texas Health and Human Services Division’s Long-term Care Provider Search. You can also request any additional information by emailing RSLTCR.RecordsMgmt@hhsc.state.tx.us.

To continually enhance the quality of care in nursing homes, the state of Texas regularly performs a Nursing Facility Quality Review — a statewide survey given to the residents at Medicaid-certified nursing facilities. This survey assesses residents’ satisfaction with quality of care and quality of life at the facility. The most recent published report was conducted in 2015.

To further compare and contrast ratings, staffing practices, and overall quality of Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing homes, visit the federal Medicare website and look up facilities by name or location.

Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) 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 Dallas, Texas, senior care facilities

Dallas, Texas, senior care facilities are required to develop their own policies and procedures regarding masks, social distancing, and additional protocols for personal protective equipment (PPE). Visitors are allowed on site at these facilities. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (also known as the HHSC) provides two COVID-19 response plans:

Dallas nursing home facilities are required to meet the following standards, among others:

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission also regularly provides updated COVID-19 FAQs to help facilities stay up to date with current safety practices.

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Vaccinations. COVID-19 vaccines cannot be mandated; however, all facilities should make them available.

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Masking. Visitors, staff, and residents aren’t required to wear masks unless indicated by the facility’s infection control policies and procedures.

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Staff safety. Staff must use appropriate personal protective equipment when called for.

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Facility cleanliness. Surfaces must be frequently disinfected to prevent the spread of infection.

Get to know senior care in Dallas, Texas

547Number of in-network assisted living facilities in market
3.9/5.0 average in-network rating
77% of these care facilities have an on-site physician
80% of these care facilities offer complimentary or at-cost transportation
91% of these care facilities offer round-the-clock staffing
3996
Number of people referred to partner senior care facilities in Dallas over the past year
80
The average age of referred residents in Dallas
31 percent of communities offer Hoyer lifts — a mobility device used to transfer residents

Dallas, Texas: A hub for senior living solutions

Dallas’ 65+ population has grown by more than 30% in the last 10 years.[17,18] This growth reflects the state’s rising senior population, which is projected to more than double by 2050.[19] To support the growing population, Texas passed an executive order and developed Aging Texas Well — a strategic guide to help state agencies develop better resources to support the needs and different lifestyles of Texas seniors. As part of this strategy, Dallas has grown to have a dynamic senior living market with the following features.

Several care types under one roof

Dallas offers many senior care facilities that provide multiple care options all on the same campus. Some are even licensed as continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), though communities do not need this license to have multiple care levels on site. Many multi-care facilities separate their units by independent living, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing or rehabilitation care types. This multi-care layout promotes an “aging-in-place” philosophy, so residents won’t need to move if their care needs ever change. It also enables couples with different needs to reside in the same community indefinitely.

Lifestyle programming suitable for all residents

Many senior living facilities in Dallas, Texas, provide an extensive list of activities and amenities built for both active and laidback lifestyles. More active seniors can utilize amenities like fitness centers, pools, and walking paths, while seniors with limited mobility can relax in gardens and enjoy serene water features, find good reads in the libraries, or get creative in arts and crafts centers.

Residents can also take advantage of a community’s activities calendar, which can include happy hours, game nights, movie nights, holiday celebrations, devotional services, and more. Plus, off-site trips keep things interesting, as several communities plan visits to parks, golf courses, and other off-site destinations based on residents’ interests and mobility levels.

Small and big community options

Choosing a suitable senior care facility will largely depend on the senior’s personality, care needs, and financial situation. However, the Dallas, Texas, area allows seniors to be as choosy as they’d like due to the range of market options available. Dallas seniors can choose from an array of community types — luxury living communities, cozy group homes, person-centered memory care, expansive CCRCs, and everything in between. Depending on the community, seniors can even customize their service plans to help ensure they stay within their financial means and don’t pay for services or amenities they don’t need.

Senior living in the surrounding Dallas suburbs

Many Dallas seniors want to remain near the city without having to deal with the city’s daily hustle and bustle. Luckily, Dallas offers many senior living options in surrounding cities. South Dallas nursing homes and other senior care options can be found in Lancaster and Red Oak. Other popular suburbs include Plano, Mesquite, and Richardson.

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146,297

Number of 65+ seniors currently living in the city of Dallas, according to the U.S. Census Bureau

11%
Percentage of seniors 65+ within the Dallas population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau
34%
Percentage of 65+ Dallas seniors with at least one disability, according to the U.S. Census Bureau
$21,337

Average annual Social Security income for 65+ seniors in Dallas, according to the U.S. Census Bureau

Health care for seniors in Dallas, Texas

The city of Dallas has several hospital systems, including some of the most highly rated and nationally recognized hospitals in the country.

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UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern Medical Center is ranked as the No. 1 hospital in Dallas and No. 2 in all of Texas, according to U.S. News and World Report. It’s also nationally ranked in nine specialties, including No. 26 in geriatrics.

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Baylor University Medical Center

Baylor University Medical Center is ranked No. 2 in Dallas and No. 4 across the state, according to U.S. News and World Report. It’s nationally ranked in gastroenterology.

Transportation for seniors in Dallas, Texas

Public transportation isn’t the most practical way for seniors in nursing, assisted living, and memory care facilities to get around. That is why several senior care facilities offer on-site transportation options. Assisted living communities and care homes often provide their residents rides for medical appointments, errands, and off-site activities.

Seniors are also free to use the local DART Rides rider assistance program that’s available through the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (also known as DART). It’s specifically for elderly and disabled Dallas residents. DART riders must first enroll and meet specific requirements to ride.

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Senior activities in Dallas, Texas

Dallas offers a variety of fun and relaxing activities for seniors of all mobility levels. For example, the Dallas arts and culture scene is phenomenal. Seniors enjoy exploring the city’s art and history museums, attending theatrical performances at one of the many performing arts centers, and much more during community outings or family visits. Luckily, many of the city’s museums and theaters offer senior discounts and are equipped for individuals with disabilities, making experiences accessible to seniors with limited mobility.

Outdoorsy seniors also have several ways to take in Dallas’ natural beauty. Seniors enjoy walks around the city’s many parks and trails, the 66-acre Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, or the Dallas Zoo. The Dallas World Aquarium is another local attraction where families can learn about sea life and view serene aquatic displays. Depending on a person’s mobility and interests, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Dallas, Texas.

Frequently Asked Questions

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References

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

  2. A Place for Mom. (2022, October). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

  3. Texas Health and Human Services. (2022). H-7000, Medicare and co-payment. Medicaid for the Elderly and People with Disabilities Handbook.

  4. TurboTax. (2022, September 7). States with the lowest taxes and the highest taxes.

  5. Fritts, J. (2020, August 9). Does your state tax social security benefits? Tax Foundation.

  6. Nursing Facility Requirements for Licensure and Medicaid Certification, Texas Administrative Code § 554.801 (1999 & rev. 2020).

  7. Licensing Standards for Assisted Living Facilities, Texas Administrative Code § 553.259 (2021).

  8. Licensing Standards for Assisted Living Facilities, Texas Administrative Code § 553.207 (2021).

  9. Nursing Facility Requirements for Licensure and Medicaid Certification, Texas Administrative Code § 554.1001 (1995 & rev. 2022).

  10. Licensing Standards for Assisted Living Facilities, Texas Administrative Code § 553.253 (2021).

  11. Licensing Standards for Assisted Living Facilities, Texas Administrative Code § 553.301 (2021).

  12. Licensing Standards for Assisted Living Facilities, Texas Administrative Code § 553.303 (2021).

  13. Nursing Facility Requirements for Licensure and Medicaid Certification, Texas Administrative Code § 554.1701 (1996 and rev. 2021).

  14. Nursing Facility Requirements for Licensure and Medicaid Certification, Texas Administrative Code § 554.2208 (1995 and rev. 2020).

  15. Licensing Standards for Assisted Living Facilities, Texas Administrative Code § 553.309 (2021).

  16. Texas Health and Human Services. (2022, July 27). Screening of staff and visitors entering nursing facilities to continue.

  17. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Age and Sex (S0101) [Data Set]. American Community Survey.

  18. United States Census Bureau. (2011). Age and Sex (S0101) [Data Set]. American Community Survey.

  19. Texas Health and Human Services. Aging.

     

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Genworth. (2021). Cost of care survey.

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A Place for Mom. (2022, October). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

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Texas Health and Human Services. (2022). H-7000, Medicare and co-payment. Medicaid for the Elderly and People with Disabilities Handbook.

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Fritts, J. (2020, August 9). Does your state tax social security benefits? Tax Foundation.

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Nursing Facility Requirements for Licensure and Medicaid Certification, Texas Administrative Code § 554.801 (1999 & rev. 2020).

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Licensing Standards for Assisted Living Facilities, Texas Administrative Code § 553.259 (2021).

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Licensing Standards for Assisted Living Facilities, Texas Administrative Code § 553.207 (2021).

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Nursing Facility Requirements for Licensure and Medicaid Certification, Texas Administrative Code § 554.1001 (1995 & rev. 2022).

10.

Licensing Standards for Assisted Living Facilities, Texas Administrative Code § 553.253 (2021).

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Licensing Standards for Assisted Living Facilities, Texas Administrative Code § 553.301 (2021).

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Licensing Standards for Assisted Living Facilities, Texas Administrative Code § 553.303 (2021).

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Nursing Facility Requirements for Licensure and Medicaid Certification, Texas Administrative Code § 554.1701 (1996 and rev. 2021).

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Nursing Facility Requirements for Licensure and Medicaid Certification, Texas Administrative Code § 554.2208 (1995 and rev. 2020).

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Licensing Standards for Assisted Living Facilities, Texas Administrative Code § 553.309 (2021).

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Texas Health and Human Services. (2022, July 27). Screening of staff and visitors entering nursing facilities to continue.

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United States Census Bureau. (2021). Age and Sex (S0101) [Data Set]. American Community Survey.

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United States Census Bureau. (2011). Age and Sex (S0101) [Data Set]. American Community Survey.

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Texas Health and Human Services. Aging.