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10 Best Nursing Homes in Fort Worth, TX

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In Fort Worth, residents can live in a family-friendly environment without sacrificing the amenities of a metropolis like Dallas. Due to rapid expansion, Dallas and Fort Worth have merged together into one greater Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) metroplex. The metroplex attracts seniors and their families due to its ideal climate, senior-friendly activities, and multitude of senior care options — including nursing homes.

Nursing home is oftentimes used as an umbrella term for a breadth of senior care facilities. However, a nursing home or skilled nursing level of care is the highest level of medical care one can get outside of a hospital. These facilities are 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 several assisted living and memory care facilities in Fort Worth with on-site skilled nursing units and services. For seniors who don’t currently require 24-hour skilled nursing care, an assisted living or memory care facility might be a better fit. These senior care facilities provide personal care, supportive services, activities, and social programs to help seniors thrive physically, mentally, and socially.

A Place for Mom partners with 30 senior care facilities within a 10-mile radius of Northside Fort Worth, including assisted living and memory care. This guide to nursing homes in Fort Worth enables you to compare local nursing homes to senior care facilities. It provides robust information on local facility costs, ways families pay, and state regulations. You’ll also find information on Fort Worth’s senior care facility features, senior-specific care resources, and senior-friendly activities.

Nursing homes facilities near Fort Worth, TX

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Sunrise has been very supportive with my mom. She doesn't like it there and complains all the time. But they are very aware of how dementia treats everyone differently. I am very happy. She is safe and can...
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.
Step into Sunrise Assisted Living of Fort Worth, and you can't help but feel at home. We stop at nothing to make your experience warm and inviting, from our homelike exterior architecture, to our comfortable community areas and choice of suites to our exceptional outdoor gardens and landscaping....
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My loved one is currently a resident at Christian Care Communities and Services Fort Worth and the experience has been great for him. He is loving it there, it is just what he needed. Based on our...
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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The friendliness of the staff gets a 5+. They are all so very nice! Patient with my Dad every day all day. Based on the experience we have had with Brookdale Tangeweood to other families who may need a place...
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.
Our enclosed community, which provides assisted living and memory care, sits on five acres on the near west side of Fort Worth, Texas. We have an ideal location near the cultural district, Fort Worth's zoo, several museums, Trinity Park and the Colonial Country Club. As an assisted living...
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If you are looking for somewhere for your loved one dealing with dementia to live, look no further. Colonial Gardens is the PERFECT place. The staff here truly care. Your family member will feel loved and...
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.
* Certified Alzheimer's Facility for 20 YEARS!* All-Inclusive Rate ~NO Added Level of Care Fees* SAME Exec. Director & Mgmt team for 6+ Years* "Best in Senior Living" Award 5 Years Running* Person-Centered Care in Small, Home-Like SettingColonial Gardens' two small cottages were uniquely...
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At Legend at Fort Worth, they are implementing different day trips to keep the folks engaged. Last week, a trip to the zoo and this week a trip to the currency facility. I would definitely recommend Legend...
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.
Legend is an assisted living and memory care residence committed to providing quality services in a caring, comfortable environment. We offer professional, personalized services designed to enhance the quality of life for those we serve. We remain dedicated to those who entrust their housing and...
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What our family likes the most about Brookdale Westover Hills community is that the staff keep us informed and up to date on how our loved one is doing. We would absolutely recommend this community to other...
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.
When you join our community, in Fort Worth, Texas, you can enjoy socializing, dining with friends, group outings, and spending time doing the things you love most. And when you need a bit of a helping hand, we’re here to provide it. Should your needs change over time, and you require memory care,...
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My husband has been a resident at Avalon for a little over a year. We love the staff and appreciate how they go out of the way to communicate with me. It is so hard to have to place your loved one in care,...
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 AVALON, we set ourselves apart from other residences with the level of care and compassion we show to our residents. Our care is unique in that we treat our residents as people with individual needs rather than grouping them as 'those with dementia.' After all, a lack of cognitive ability...
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My loved one is currently a resident at Riverside Oxford Memory Care and the experience has been great so far. The cleanliness and housekeeping are great. Communication with the family and staff are great. I...
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.
Riverside Inn at Fossil Creek Memory Care Community is a Koelsch Senior Community, 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. ...
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The staff at Bristol Park at Eagle Mt. stayed the same the 10 months she was a resident. Each apartment is just the right size for the comfortability and safety of the resident . I highly recommend ...
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.
Bristol Park at Eagle Mountain is an Assisted Living and Memory Care Community located in the beautiful Eagle Mountain area of Fort Worth. Right between Saginaw and Lake Worth Texas. It is close to Downtown and the Alliance area. We are perfectly balance between city life and country living.
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My father is at The Vantage Independent Living and really loves where he is at. My father is one of the official volunteers who welcomes everyone, so I know he is having a wonderful time there. The only meal...
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.
The Vantage at Cityview provides the highest quality of geriatric care, assisted and independent living in the Fort Worth, Texas area, including innovative memory care designed specifically for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Every resident receives unique and...
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My auntie moved from Watermark independent to Watermark assisted living in November 2023. We have been so pleased with [name removed], the Assisted Living Director, and his staff. They listen to our needs...
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.
WELCOME HOMEDiscover The Watermark at Broadway Cityview.Deep in the heart of Texas, you’ll find a worry-free life of freedom and independence at The Watermark at Broadway Cityview in Fort Worth. Create the lifestyle you want in a vibrant community with all of the small-town southern charm you’d...
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My loved one was previously a resident at Oak Ridge Alzheimer's Special Care Center and the experience was great. They were incredibly accommodating and helpful! Based on our experience, I would definitely...
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.
Our Sinceri Senior Living-exclusive Meaningful Moments memory care services offer countless opportunities for residents to create new memories, maximize their independence, and pursue old and new passions. Residents enjoy enriching activities, designed to stimulate the mind, body, and spirit...
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I actually chose this facility because my best friend had her dad there before he passed and she highly recommended it. Great price on care...apartment is very nice and priced comparison to others but cost...
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.
Welcome to Mirabella Assisted Living and Memory Care, a unique community which boasts of large floorplans, compassionate staff, gorgeous interiors, customizable care, and affordable rates! Be sure to look at our photo gallery to experience the beauty of Mirabella Assisted Living and Memory...
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My mom is currently a resident at Bethesda Gardens Fort Worth. I can't say that the experience has been great overall just yet. Some individuals have been great. But, it's over time that we will see.
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.
Bethesda Gardens is a faith-based nonprofit organization. Across all our communities, faith is a cornerstone of how we operate, which means everything we do is in service of our residents. It is a uniquely-designed, beautifully landscaped, assisted living and memory care community. Located in...
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My dad loves the food and the staff at Truewood by Merrill, River Park. They are all so sweet to him and helpful, if his TV isn't working or any other small thing. The housekeeping is good and they are very...
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.
Listening. Serving. Caring. These things matter to you, and to us. At Truewood by Merrill, River Park, we offer more than just a place to live in a beautiful neighborhood nestled along the banks of the Trinity River. We offer a lifestyle full of experiences and opportunities with just the right...
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My father had a stroke and he went to the hospital and then rehab and skilled nursing facility. We had had reached out to [name removed] months before we were ready to be at the assisted living at Ridglea...
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.
Welcome to The Ridglea, a Community for Senior LivingThe Ridglea is an exceptional senior living community offering first-class assisted living and memory care in the heart of Fort Worth’s desirable Ridglea Hills. Our community features carefully curated globally-inspired decor, well-appointed...
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My loved one is currently a resident at Autumn Leaves of Cityview and the experience has been very good so far. The staff are very much involved with the residents and quite effective at getting my loved one...
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.
Overview of Autumn Leaves of Cityview in Fort Worth, TexasAt Autumn Leaves of Cityview, we provide a variety of community amenities. Our purpose-built community offers the benefit of individualized care; every aspect of the community is designed to cater to the particular needs of its residents....
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My mom said they had a great chef when she first got there. She states the new chef serves a lot of starches. She says the new chef doesn't add any flavor to the food. She states everything is pretty bland....
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.
Welcome to The Grandview of Chisholm TrailThe Grandview of Chisholm Trail, Southwest Fort Worth’s premier destination for boutique-style luxury senior living. Located just 5 miles from Texas Health Resources Harris Southwest Hospital, our single story community offers both assisted living and...
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Very friendly lovely place staff is very nice they have their own private rooms where they don't have to share but you can't have roommate if you'd like. Very helpful great location again wonderful staff
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.
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Anything less than a 5 star review for Ignite just makes no sense & is frankly uneducated. I challenge anyone to find a better Skilled Nursing Facility anywhere. Friends and family in the healthcare...
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.
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My cousin is the first resident in the brand new Edition-Saginaw Memory Care. Upon her arrival, the facility rolled out the red carpet! (Yes there really was a red carpet!) We were greeted by the whole...
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.
Premier Senior Living in Saginaw Texas, Edition of Saginaw is the perfect fit for easy living. Nestled just north of the heart of Fort Worth, in this community you’re invited to gather and share. Edition offers Assisted Living and Memory Care. Our tightknit community make your next move the right...
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When My Wife and I first came here nearly 8 years ago, we discovered a happy and friendly scenario. Caretakers were so helpful. Information was transmitted quietly and quickly that we needed to adjust to...
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.
Fall in Love with Brookdale North Richland HillsOur Independent community offers an extraordinary retirement living lifestyle for seniors. Our beautifully appointed Independent Living cottages provide residents a true sense of community and belonging, with engaging activities, delicious dining...
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The overall care has been fine, but would love an in house nurse.. The director, [name removed] , is exceptional caring for the elderly. He is knowledgeable and compassionate. And I love the warm paint and...
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.
Ashwood Court has a hands on approach that allows us to better understand our Residents, their families and their needs. We know that everyone is different and their needs vary, so we offer a variety of services to help every Resident achieve their highest quality of life. We strive to exceed...
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Brookdale Watauga is a small, personable community. Everyone knows everyone there and we really like that. I would recommend this facility to those looking for assisted living.
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.
Connect with other seniors who share similar interests and life experiences when you join our assisted living community, located in Watauga, Texas. Our constantly changing calendar offers a social and active life. When you need quiet time, you can retreat to the comfort of your private apartment....
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It was recommended by a friend whose mother is a resident. It's in my loved ones community and down the street from her house, church and grandson so people in this area can visit her. The facility is nice...
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 Richland Hills, Texas, between Dallas and Ft. Worth, offers a safe, nurturing environment and exceptional memory care to help your loved one preserve their sense of self. Our purpose-built community makes...
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What families are saying about nursing homes in Fort Worth

Recent reviews for nursing homes in Fort Worth

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 Fort Worth area

Because Fort Worth is typically known as the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) area, cost data on nursing home facilities is taken from across the greater metroplex. According to current data, the median monthly cost of a nursing home in the DFW area is $8,460 per month.[01]

More affordable senior care options are available for seniors who don’t require 24-hour skilled nursing services. For instance, the median rent for assisted living is half that of skilled nursing, at $4,215 per month to live in an assisted living facility in Fort Worth. Memory care is slightly higher than general assisted living, at $5,548 per month for a memory care facility. These figures come from A Place for Mom’s 2022-2023 proprietary data on senior care facilities in DFW.[02]

Senior care community costs are significantly lower than nursing home facilities, yet monthly costs may seem high when compared to senior apartments. This is due to all the included amenities and services available in Fort Worth senior care communities.

The following amenities and services are typically included in the monthly baseline rental costs at our partner Fort Worth senior care communities:

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

The following services are also typical at our partner senior care communities in DFW, but residents may have to pay additional fees:

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

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

Fort Worth, TX
$5,527/mo

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

Fort Worth, TX
$5,527/mo
$4,833/mo
U.S. national average
$4,889/mo

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

$5,826/mo
Nursing Homes
$5,527/mo

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

Semi-Private
$5,070/mo
Studio
$4,891/mo
1 Bedroom
$4,816/mo
2 Bedroom
$52,930/mo
Detached Cottage/Bungalow
$4,250/mo

How people pay for a nursing home in Fort Worth

Many seniors and their families combine private funds and public health insurance programs to cover their senior care costs. Depending on your senior loved one’s personal history and current financial situation, they may be eligible for some of the most common public support methods — VA benefits, Medicare, and/or Medicaid. In this section, you’ll find a summary of private and public pay methods you may want to consider for a nursing home or senior care facility in Fort Worth.

Private pay methods

Seniors and families typically acquire private funds over a lifetime to pay for a nursing home or senior care community. Take a look at some of the most common private sources of income for senior care below:

  • 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
40000

Approximate number of veterans who live in Fort Worth as of 2021

About 38% of Fort Worth 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 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 benefit is a monthly addition to the VA 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 in your best interest to reach out to a local veterans service organization (VSO) before beginning the application process. VSOs are nonprofits and usually vetted by the VA to help senior veterans or their surviving spouses obtain 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 Fort Worth?

Fort Worth veterans are in luck, because almost all of the city’s veteran 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 directly with the contact information provided below. We also provide some online guides that explain more on veterans benefits.

Resources for Fort Worth veterans

Fort Worth veteran 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 popular among seniors.

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 basic health care services and some skilled nursing services through agencies that’ve been licensed and certified by the HHSC. For seniors to receive Medicaid within a nursing home or skilled nursing facility, they must meet income requirements and have an approved medical necessity. A medical necessity means their need for full-time nursing services must be confirmed and provided by a licensed nurse.

Medicaid only covers room and board at Medicaid-contracted nursing facilities, which A Place for Mom doesn’t partner with. If the senior doesn’t require a nursing home level of care, they might be better suited for an assisted living community. If they require specialized care for memory loss, they would likely do best in a memory care community. Medicaid doesn’t cover rent at private senior care facilities, but it may cover nursing services provided within the private facility 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 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. 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 the 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, typically found in a nursing home.
  • Have a monthly income of less than $2,742 individually or $5,484 as a couple.

Not all senior care facilities in Fort Worth 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 a greater community.
  • Provide opportunities for interested residents to seek work or volunteer.
  • Help an interested senior engage in local community life.
  • Allow the senior to control their personal resources.
  • Allow the senior to receive Medicaid care services.

Fort Worth offers several Medicaid resources throughout the city. Below, you’ll find some search tools that can help you access local Medicaid services, find websites to learn more about Medicaid and apply online. The HHSC also offers numerous programs through their local area agencies on aging for seniors 60+, as well as other long-term care programs for low-income seniors and seniors with a disability.

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:

  • The Texas Medicare Savings Program helps 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 this program.
  • 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.

Below, you’ll find Medicare applications and a services search to help you find a Medicare office in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. For additional assistance with your eligible benefits and enrollment, you can contact your local long-term care (LTC) ombudsman. 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.

Families can also 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 Fort Worth residents.

Fort Worth resident Medicare resources

Social Security Administration (SSA)

Find an SSA office in Fort Worth
Fritz G. Lanham Federal Building
819 Taylor St., Room 1-A-07
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Phone: 800-772-1213

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.

Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County

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

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

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]

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, and they check for a facility’s compliance with Texas’ life safety code and health code.[11]

The health code and life safety code require nursing homes and senior care facilities to 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.

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. You can also email rsltcr.recordsmgmt@hhsc.state.tx.us to request any information not found on the site.

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 Fort Worth nursing homes

Fort Worth currently 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 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 COVID-19 informational page on the Fort Worth website to find regular updates regarding local risk levels, testing, vaccinations, and more.

What to expect from nursing homes in Fort Worth

Fort Worth has many initiatives in place to be more aging-friendly and dementia-friendly for current and future seniors. For instance, the city enacted an action plan called Age-Friendly Fort Worth. This initiative aims to increase the quality of life for seniors through enhanced services, resources, and opportunities. Fort Worth has also joined the nationwide Dementia Friendly America network — to create Dementia Friendly Fort Worth. This initiative inspires Fort Worth businesses, organizations, and institutions to offer dementia-friendly accommodations.

Seniors and their families have a range of skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities to choose from in Fort Worth. And, for seniors who don’t require 24-hour medical care, Fort Worth offers several other senior care community options. In fact, seniors can find specialized communities for their unique care needs, with options like assisted living and memory care.

Below, you’ll learn how our partner senior care communities in Fort Worth compare to typical nursing homes. You’ll also find that assisted living and memory care communities can accommodate a variety of lifestyles and can even provide for some nursing care needs.

Skilled nursing for seniors with serious medical conditions

Seniors can expect the highest level of medical care outside of a hospital in Fort Worth nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities. Skilled nursing facilities employ doctors and nurses that can attend to patients’ medical needs 24 hours a day. Although A Place for Mom doesn’t partner with stand-alone nursing homes, we do partner with a few continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) in Fort Worth. These CCRCs offer a full range of senior care options on one campus, including independent living, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing services.

Seniors can typically find the following in Fort Worth nursing homes or CCRCs:

  • 24-hour licensed nursing care services
  • 24-hour emergency response systems
  • Rehabilitative care (speech, occupational, and physical therapy)
  • 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 for seniors without 24-hour medical care needs

If a senior doesn’t require 24-hour medical supervision, they may benefit more from the personalized services available at Fort Worth assisted living communities. Not only are these communities substantially more affordable, they help seniors to live a socially fulfilled and comfortable life of convenience. Assisted living senior care communities in our Fort Worth network typically provide the following comprehensive services:

  • Assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs)
  • Personal care services
  • Three meals and snacks daily
  • Housekeeping and laundry services
  • Standard nursing services

Residents can also expect to find the following types of on-site nursing services at Fort Worth assisted living 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 physical therapies

Fort Worth assisted living facilities are ideal for seniors seeking to stay active and engaged within a community environment. Senior residents benefit from on-site wellness programs and life-enriching, on-site amenities and activities. Activity programs at our partner DFW senior care communities typically include an array of activities, like the following:

  • Fitness classes
  • Holiday parties and happy hours
  • Arts and crafts classes
  • Educational speakers
  • Group games
  • Various wellness therapies
  • Singing and musical performances
  • Interest clubs

You can also expect generous amenities at our partner Fort Worth senior care facilities. Here are some of the typical amenities one can find at these facilities:

  • Fitness centers and pools
  • Libraries and business centers
  • Courtyards, gardens, and walking paths
  • Outside BBQ areas
  • Game and activity rooms
  • TV lounges
  • Theaters
  • Private and restaurant-style dining rooms

Memory care for seniors with dementia

Memory care communities in Fort Worth offer the same types of services and amenities as assisted living senior care facilities, with additional security measures in place for individuals with dementia. Some memory care facilities will also have a skilled nursing unit or offer skilled nursing services on-site. This is to prevent the need for relocation in the event the person with dementia requires rehab or hospice. Keep in mind that these facilities may not always admit a new resident if they already require skilled nursing services. This is one reason why it’s important to choose your loved one’s ideal community sooner rather than later.

Read on for some other features specific to licensed memory care facilities in Texas:

  • Memory care facility staff should personalize services and activities to their residents a bit more than general senior care. This is to accommodate the unique needs that come with a dementia diagnosis.
  • Licensed memory care facilities or memory care units in Texas require staff to undergo specialized training in dementia care. This ensures all staff with 1-1 interactions with residents are trained to understand and approach common dementia behaviors and symptoms.
  • Most of our memory care partners in Fort Worth are also built with intentional design features that enable specialized programming for dementia patients.
  • Programs include activities for a range of mobility and cognitive levels. Therapeutic programs enable residents to reminisce, with a variety of activities designed to cherish past memories or create new, meaningful memories.
  • Facilities will typically host similar activities and events as other senior care communities, though memory care focuses more on musical events, movie nights, brain-stimulating games, and other activities that support cognitive health and well-being.

Fort Worth nursing homes services and amenities

These charts highlight some of the many care, dining, and entertainment offerings available in Fort Worth nursing homes communities. They don’t represent all possible services and amenities available at assisted living communities in Fort Worth, but support comparisons against nationwide offerings. Our Senior Living Advisors can help you find communities that fit your preferences.

Availability of select care services in Fort Worth nursing homes

Nursing homes communities offer a variety of care services and visiting health care providers to meet seniors’ health needs. The chart below shows the percentage of nursing homes partners in Fort Worth that offer these care services compared to the percentage of partners that offer them nationally.
Fort Worth, TXNational
Full medication management
Full medication management
58.1%
2.4%
Doctor on call
Doctor on call
43.5%
9.5%
24-Hour awake staff
24-Hour awake staff
79%
26%
Diabetic care
Diabetic care
71%
26.6%
*Visiting health care professionals
*Visiting health care professionals
66.1%
9.8%
Home care agency on-site
Home care agency on-site
33.9%
0.8%
Non-ambulatory care
Non-ambulatory care
75.8%
22.8%
Respite or short term stays
Respite or short term stays
53.2%
7%
Hospice available on-site
Hospice available on-site
58.1%
17.3%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%
*Including nurse, dentist, OT, PT, speech or podiatrist

Availability of select dementia care services in Fort Worth nursing homes

Our community partners provide many services to keep residents with dementia or other memory concerns safe and engaged. Below, take a look at what percentage of Fort Worth Nursing Homes partners offer the selected dementia care services compared to the percentage of partners nationally.
Fort Worth, TXNational
Dementia behaviors care
Dementia behaviors care
53.2%
3.8%
Specialized memory care training for staff
Specialized memory care training for staff
41.9%
0.2%
Secured community and/or wander guard
Secured community and/or wander guard
50%
5.4%
Memory care only community
Memory care only community
19.4%
1.2%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Availability of select dietary accommodations in Fort Worth nursing homes

Nursing homes communities help seniors maintain a balanced diet by accommodating their health needs, allergies, and other restrictions. Below you’ll find the percentage of Fort Worth partners making specific dietary accommodations for seniors compared to the percentage of assisted living partners making those accommodations nationally.
Fort Worth, TXNational
Nutritionist / dietician
Nutritionist / dietician
17.7%
0.5%
Low / no sodium
Low / no sodium
41.9%
1.4%
No sugar
No sugar
43.5%
1.4%
Vegetarian
Vegetarian
35.5%
3.5%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Availability of select dining options in Fort Worth nursing homes

Our nursing homes communities know that seniors want top-quality meals and options for how they dine. The chart below indicates the percentage of Fort Worth communities that offer dining options to their discerning residents compared to our partners nationally.
Fort Worth, TXNational
Professional chef
Professional chef
37.1%
0.2%
Restaurant style dining
Restaurant style dining
41.9%
0.5%
Room service
Room service
37.1%
0.4%
Anytime dining
Anytime dining
19.4%
0.7%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Availability of select programs and activities in Fort Worth nursing homes

Senior living communities offer a variety of programming to keep seniors socially, mentally, and physically vibrant. The chart below shows what percentage of partnered nursing homes communities in Fort Worth offer the selected activities, amenities, and programs compared to the percentage of partners nationwide.
Fort Worth, TXNational
Activity director
Activity director
50%
0.4%
Pet-focused programs
Pet-focused programs
32.3%
0.2%
Community service programs
Community service programs
29%
0.3%
Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities on-site
56.5%
6.4%
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
54.8%
0.4%
Outings / off-site activities
Outings / off-site activities
54.8%
6.5%
Piano or organ
Piano or organ
41.9%
0.4%
Arts and crafts center
Arts and crafts center
33.9%
0.2%
Educational speakers / life long learning
Educational speakers / life long learning
37.1%
0.3%
Clubs / games / karaoke
Clubs / games / karaoke
53.2%
0.4%
Live performances
Live performances
50%
0.4%
Dances
Dances
33.9%
0.2%
Fitness center
Fitness center
22.6%
0.3%
Fitness classes
Fitness classes
48.4%
0.4%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

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Unfamiliar with Fort Worth? Highlights for seniors

96,883

Number of 65+ seniors who live in Fort Worth as of 2021

30%
30% of Fort Worth seniors 65+ have a disability
$36,337

Average annual retirement income for Fort Worth seniors 65 and older[03]

Health care for seniors in Fort Worth

The greater Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) area is home to highly rated medical centers, mainly located in Dallas. Below, you’ll find a brief overview of the top-rated medical centers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

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UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern Medical Center is ranked as the No. 1 hospital in the Dallas-Forth Worth area and No. 2 in all of Texas, according to U.S. News and World Report. It nationally ranks in nine specialties, including No. 26 in geriatric care.

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Baylor University Medical Center

Baylor University Medical Center ranks as the No. 2 hospital in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and No. 4 across Texas, according to U.S. News and World Report. It nationally ranks in gastroenterology as well.

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Parkland Health

Parkland Health’s Dallas location ranks as the No. 3 hospital in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, according to U.S. News and World Report. It’s high performing in heart failure treatment, diabetic care, and gastroenterology.

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HSC Health — Center for Older Adults

The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth houses the Center for Older Adults. At this center, seniors can expect comprehensive services from geriatricians that are highly skilled in preventing and managing chronic diseases and long-term illnesses commonly associated with aging.

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Transportation for seniors in Fort Worth

Almost all of our partner senior care communities offer complimentary or at-cost transportation services to residents, or they connect residents to reliable ride programs in the area. It’s important to note that some communities may limit transportation services to medical appointments and essential errands.

Seniors in need of public transportation options can utilize nonprofit transportation services in Tarrant County for routine medical appointments, shopping trips, and other essential errands. Senior Medicaid recipients can also schedule rides using the medical transportation program provided by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. If going the public transportation route, please ensure that your senior loved one is accompanied by a caregiver.

Visiting friends and family who don’t drive can use Tarrant County’s public transportation system, Trinity Metro, to get around Fort Worth to visit their loved ones. Trinity Metro offers buses, trains, and rideshare options.

Senior activities in Fort Worth

Seniors of all mobility and cognitive abilities have a range of activities to choose from in Fort Worth, Texas. In fact, our partner senior care communities regularly schedule group outings to local attractions and events catered to residents’ abilities. You can check out the Visit Fort Worth website for a comprehensive look at popular local activities. Below, we outline some senior-favored activities with accessibility options in Fort Worth:

Shop and dine in Fort Worth

The city has excellent shopping opportunities featuring many local boutiques, luxury outlets, and shopping centers for locals to browse. You can find handmade, one-of-a-kind goods; Western-inspired decor and clothing; designer clothing; and much more.

Sundance Square is particularly popular for its restaurants, bars, and events. It’s filled with decadent flavors, lively entertainment, and diverse shops. Enjoy live music outdoors, attend concerts and plays, or examine unique works of art at the Sid Richardson Museum. The district even offers conveniences like a bank and post office.

Art, history, and culture in Fort Worth

Fort Worth has a rich art and culture scene. Attend Broadway musicals, ballets, symphony orchestras, and more at the locally famous Bass Hall. Or, visit the Fort Worth Opera, which offers dementia-friendly programming that promotes reminiscence and interaction for individuals with dementia.

The city also offers several museums to explore. Art enthusiasts can explore the Amon Carter Museum of American Art which boasts significant works of American art. The museum even hosts a special event — Artful Events — for seniors with dementia to connect with artworks in a social setting. The Kimbell Art Museum is another local favorite, with rare artworks.

If art isn’t your thing, but science and history pique your interest, you can roam the creative exhibits at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Learn about Fort Worth’s history, examine realistic dinosaur displays, and study the evolution of modern medicine.

Nature and community activities in Fort Worth

Seniors can calm their minds and immerse themselves in the beautiful sights and sounds of nature at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Families enjoy exploring the stunning, 120-acre campus filled with blooming flowers, exotic plants, and horticulture displays. The garden even provides wheelchairs on a first-come, first-served basis, along with guided tours to help seniors with varying mobility levels explore.

The local parks are peaceful places to enjoy an afternoon stroll, picnic, or birdwatching. Fort Worth’s Parks and Recreation Department maintain gorgeous parks and trails all over the city. Active seniors enjoy using public tennis and pickleball courts at these parks. The Parks and Rec department even hosts other unique recreational and social activities for seniors at local community centers.

Note: Most of the listed attractions offer accommodations for seniors with disabilities — just be sure to ask ahead of time. Some places offer wheelchairs on a first-come, first-served basis while others offer guided tours, accessibility maps, sensory bags, and other accommodations.

Frequently Asked Questions

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References

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

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

  3. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Fort Worth 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 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.

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1.

Genworth. (2021). Cost of care survey.

2.

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

3.

United States Census Bureau. (2021). Fort Worth 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 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.