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The average cost of assisted living in the city is $4,350 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the city, as well as financing options to pay for it. You’ll find in-depth information on 10 assisted living facilities in Arlington and 30 in surrounding areas.
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Families turn to Bethesda Gardens in Arlington because of our community provides supportive services that are delivered by compassionate staff who respect each resident’s dignity.
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Situated in Arlington, Tender Care Home for Adults 1 offers seniors a place to receive services and care within an inviting and home-like setting.
Satori Senior Care is a residential care home which specializes in delivering high-quality care to older adults who are unable to live alone due to physical and/or memory issues.
Bethesda Gardens has a cottage feel with nice landscaping. This cozy community is neat and well maintained outside as well as in. Cleanliness spills over into every part of the community. When visiting this community the staff were not friendly and had a few challenges with staffing. The food was considered a little ch...Read more Bethesda Gardens Assisted Living, Arlington reviews
Bethesda Garden has an condo/apartment feel that's perfect for seniors. The facility is clean with cozy furniture for the residents to socialize freely. There is a wide variety of activities for seniors to engage in. These activities and events promotes healthy lifestyles. The dining room is average and the flavor of ...Read more Bethesda Gardens Assisted Living, Arlington reviews
The rooms at Bethesda Gardens were very good. The girl who took us on a tour was excellent. The activities seemed to be very appropriate, but most of them were not ones my mom would be interested in. The dining area was very good. One of the things they have is a bar for happy hour, which surprised me. I told them we w...Read more Bethesda Gardens Assisted Living, Arlington reviews
Bethesda Gardens is a beautiful, clean, and warm place. It's wonderful and the staff is great. It's just in an older part of town and on the commercial part, which is a little concerning to me. The people I met were very nice.Read more Bethesda Gardens Assisted Living, Arlington reviews
High turnover but some staff actually care about the residents. The food leaves a lot to be desired. Sandwiches and chips are served frequently and is not a healthy meal worth the money spent to reside at Cooper Villa. Facility seems to be more concerned with your payment than your loved one. I would not recommend pl...Read more The Waterford on Cooper reviews
The Waterford has beautiful lanscaping with walking paths for residents or small pets. The outside entry is very homelike and well maintained. The apartments are spacious with updated amenities. This community is bright warm and inviting. The community is clean and maintained well inside. The staff are pleasant and mot...Read more The Waterford on Cooper reviews
Although the average monthly cost for assisted living in Texas ($3,795) is about $200 less than the national average according to Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care Survey, assisted living expenses in Arlington actually come in nearly $400 over the national average. Nearby cities such as Tyler ($3,800), Waco ($3,695) and Abilene ($3,868) fall much closer to the state average, while other local cities, including Longview ($3,100) and Wichita Falls ($3,312) have significantly lower monthly costs.
These costs are based on data for the Dallas area, which includes Arlington.
Cost of Assisted Living Comparison Chart
While costs of senior services tend to vary widely by type, expenses for most care services in Arlington tend to cluster around the midrange. A semiprivate room in a nursing home has the highest average monthly cost at $5,064, and only adult day health is significantly lower in cost than the other services, at $1,408 per month. Individuals who are looking into senior services should factor in living expenses such as rent, meals and upkeep when comparing the costs of in-home services to residential facilities as these costs are often incorporated into assisted living expenses.
Cost of Homemaker/Home Health Aide Comparison Chart
Seniors receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or who are in need of long-term care may qualify to receive medical benefits through Texas Medicaid or Medicaid buy-in programs. Benefits include coverage for doctor’s visits, hospital care, prescription drugs, lab work and X-rays, as well as vision, hearing and dental care. Most Texas Medicaid services are delivered through managed care organizations.
Individuals receiving SSI are eligible for the state’s Medicaid program. Medicaid may even help qualified individuals pay for care received up to three months prior to the start of SSI. For more information, interested individuals can visit YourTexasBenefits.
Medicaid for long-term care is available to low-income Texas residents over the age of 65 who demonstrate the need for 30 or more days of nonstop, long-term care. In order to qualify, applicants must not own or be paying off items over a designated value. This does not include houses, vehicles, burial funds and some types of life insurance. To determine if your income and assets fall within the acceptable range, visit the state’s screening tool.
The state’s Medicaid buy-in program was designed to provide medical coverage for working individuals who have physical, mental, intellectual or developmental disabilities. Applicants must not live full time in a nursing facility, state hospital or a care home for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Qualified applicants can buy into Medicaid services for a monthly cost.
For further information, and to apply, potential applicants can visit YourTexasBenefits.com.
The Texas Community Care for the Aged/Disabled (CCAD) program
Overseen by Texas Health and Human Services, the CCAD program allows low-income seniors at risk of nursing home placement to receive personal services at home or in an assisted living residence. It also covers services, such as personal emergency response systems, which reduce the need for constant individualized care. Other available services include consumer-managed personal attendant services, which allows an individual to choose their own caregiver, even paying family members to care for them. Residential care is offered to individuals already residing in assisted living facilities.
While benefits vary depending on an individual’s living arrangement, certain standard eligibility requirements apply. Applicants must be legal Texas residents with income not exceeding three times the Supplemental Security Income payment. Assets must not exceed $5,000 for individuals and $6,000 for couples, although this amount may vary depending on the benefit sought. Applicants should also not be eligible for identical services through Medicaid programs.
Seniors should contact their local Aging and Disability Resource Center for further information and to apply.
VA Aid and Attendance Program
Eligible veterans and surviving spouses in need of financial aid for assisted living can seek assistance through the VA Aid and Attendance Program. In order to qualify, applicants must be over 65 and require help with activities of daily living. Program funding is designed to offset the costs of assisted living.
Application to the program can be confusing since the eligibility requirements are complex and factor in unreimbursed medical expenses. Potential applicants should visit their local VA benefits office for further information or to apply.
Assisted Living Bridge Loans
Individuals or families in need of short-term funding for assisted living may want to consider a bridge loan, which can fund up to 12 months of payments. While interest can be high on bridge loans, this program may be ideal for seniors awaiting benefit approval or funds from a home sale. Bridge loans can also cover the initial expenses of assisted living, including move-in costs.
Because a single loan can have multiple co-borrowers, the importance of individual creditworthiness diminishes, improving chances of approval. Since family members generally apply for bridge loans rather than the senior himself, the age and health of the service recipient don’t impact the odds of approval. Lenders generally require specifics about the anticipated source of permanent funding.
Bridge loans can be disbursed as a lump sum or as a line of credit. Once a loan application is submitted, the approval time is often very fast. For further information on assisted living bridge loans, contact Elderlife Financial Services.
Arlington has several options for seniors looking to get out and about. The city’s senior recreation centers provide older residents with socialization opportunities, classes, wellness programs and social outings.
Eunice Activity Center
1000 Eunice Street, Arlington, TX 76010
Senior Recreation Center at New York Avenue
2015 Craig Hanking Drive, Arlington, TX 76010
709 Magnolia Street, Arlington, TX 76012
Arlington offers resources for seniors who need assistance with housing-related needs. Seniors seeking low-cost housing, financial aid for emergency household repairs and eviction prevention assistance should contact Arlington’s housing authority to inquire about available programs.
Housing Authority of the City of Arlington
501 West Sanford Street, Suite 20, Arlington, TX 76011
Arlington veteran centers provide resources and benefits information for retired military service men and women. In addition, many veteran organizations provide socialization opportunities and activities for eligible vets, as well as opportunities to interact with the community.
VetSuccess Veterans Assistance Center
University of Texas, Arlington Campus, 406 Summit Avenue, Arlington, TX 76019
Offers benefits assistance, counseling, education
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
1200 West Harris Road, Arlington, TX 76001
Activities and resources
601 West Pioneer Parkway, Arlington, TX 76010
Activities and resources
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