Called the “Museum Capital of the Southwest,” it is no wonder that Fort Worth is one of the top tourist destinations in Texas. Located just 30 minutes from Dallas and three hours from Austin, Fort Worth is the 17th largest city in the United States and home to the country’s only twice-a-day cattle drive.
Experiencing less than three inches of rain a month, seniors enjoying assisted living in Fort Worth see mostly sunny skies and warm smiles.
In this district patrons can enjoy world-class operas, plays, musicals and other performances, as well works from famous artists. When the family comes to visit, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is a favorite for kids and parents alike. With activities for every age, assisted living in Fort Worth is a family-friendly experience.
Fort Worth Senior Activities
There are many activities available for seniors in the city. Some of the facilities that provide assisted living in Fort Worth schedule group outings to various locations around the city such as art museums and performance halls.
There are also several senior centers in Fort Worth, which are operated by Senior Citizen Services of Greater Tarrant County, Inc., a non-profit organization that serves the needs of Texas seniors. Activities available through the organization include table games, card games, lunches, Bingo, craft classes, exercise groups and support groups.
Fort Worth Medical Facilities
With more than 500 hospitals in the Dallas/Fort Worth area it is no wonder the area is home to some of the best facilities and healthcare professionals in the country.
Fort Worth alone had 71 doctors named “Top Docs for 2010” for their exceptional talent and care. Nine nurses from two of the Baylor hospitals in the area received awards from the Texas Nurses Association, and were named members of the “Great 100 Nurses in 2010.”
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is very important, and anyone who chooses to experience assisted living in Fort Worth will have the tools to do just that.
Fort Worth Transportation
Assisted living in Fort Worth is made even easier with the various types of public transportation available, including “The T” system of buses and the Trinity Railway Express. With more than 34 weekday routes and several express routes, The T is a popular way to get around.
Although most bus travel requires purchasing a pass, there is an area called the “Downtown Free Zone,” in which bus rides are free and passes to other areas offer a senior discount.
Fort Worth provides opportunities to explore the rich lifestyle of a big city while still holding on to its country roots. View a list of local senior housing options on our Fort Worth Assisted Living page.
Written by senior housing staff writer.
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Fort Worth, TX Assisted Living Costs
Fort Worth, TX Assisted Living Costs
The median cost of Assisted Living in Fort Worth is $3,950 per month. Assisted Living costs range from $1,600 to $5,587 depending on location and other factors.
Cost of Assisted Living Facilities near Fort Worth, TX
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Cost of Assisted Living in Texas
Most Texas assisted living communities charge a monthly rental fee that covers:
Room and board
Three meals a day
Assisted living costs are typically paid for out-of-pocket by the resident using personal savings, health insurance or long-term care insurance. Participating facilities may accept veterans benefits for those who qualify. Older Texans who are on a limited income may qualify for the Community Based Alternatives Program which covers services such as assisted living or nursing.