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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 2 assisted living facilities in Bedford and 30 in surrounding areas.
The Cost of Senior Care in Bedford, TX
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Nestled among five acres of verdant landscaped grounds, Brookdale Eden Estates is a peaceful community that offers various levels of personalized assisted living care.
In my opinion this facility could use an update. All 2 of the 3 people I know have moved to other facilities. I find the staff somewhat friendly but they do not seem to do anymore that necessary. The main complaint with this facility seems to be the food.Read more Brookdale Eden Estates reviews
I recently toured Eden Estates because in the near future I will be needing Assisted Living. I immediately felt at home there. The staff was very friendly, but most of all the people living there were happy. Some had lived there a long time and said this was their home. Alot of activities, but that is what I need. The ...Read more Brookdale Eden Estates reviews
This community is located in a nice and quiet area. This community can benefit from a few updates in regards to the inside appearances. The building is clean and the staff have good customer service. The residents appear happy and are welcoming. The activities are entertaining and the residents have a variety of outing...Read more Brookdale Eden Estates reviews
Brookdale Eden Estates has very nice curb appeal upon arrival. Once you enter the facility it has a positive atmosphere. The staff was welcoming and professional. The residents were smiling and seem to know each another well. The building is clean and very functional. The dining room felt elegant and formal. And resid...Read more Brookdale Eden Estates reviews
We liked Brookdale Eden Estates. They have activities. The dining room and the facility were great. They tried to get mom to go out shopping, but she had no interest in that. They have non-denominational services on Sundays in the activity room, they have crafts, and they have books that the residents can check out and...Read more Brookdale Eden Estates reviews
Brookdale Eden Estates is very nice and clean. The dining room is very nice and looked like it was very professionally set up. The residents seemed to be happy and seemed to be enjoying themselves. The staff was very accommodating, both the regular staff and the lady who gave me the tour. She answered all my questions ...Read more Brookdale Eden Estates reviews
At an average monthly cost of $4,350, assisted living in Bedford is more expensive than the state ($3,795) and national ($4,000) averages. Costs in neighboring cities, such as Tyler ($3,800), Waco ($3,695) and Sherman ($3,694), are lower.
Statewide, assisted living prices in Texas start at $2,250 in El Paso and go as high as $5,190 in Austin, with prices largely reflecting the cost of living in each area.
Note: Senior care cost data wasn’t available for Bedford, so data for the closest city, Dallas, was used.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas
Average monthly senior care costs in Bedford start at $1,408 for adult day health services which provide nonmedical care in a communal setting on weekdays only. In most cases, seniors who need a day health program also require in-home care at a cost of $4,004 for a homemaker and $4,040 for a home health aide.
Residential care options include assisted living, which averages $4,350 per month and includes private or semiprivate accommodation, meals and access to recreational amenities. Nursing home care includes 24/7 medical care in a state-licensed facility and costs $5,064 for a semiprivate room.
Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart
Established in 1965 and jointly funded by federal and state governments, Medicaid provides limited health coverage to needy children, adults with disabilities and seniors. Every state-administered Medicaid plan must include certain mandatory benefits, such as hospital services, primary physician care, home care and nursing facility services. States may choose to offer additional Medicaid benefits that can include prescription drug coverage, rehabilitation therapies, personal care and adult day health programs.
Countable assets include all cash and bank account balances, stocks and bonds, and investment properties. Exempt assets include one personal vehicle, a life insurance policy worth $1,500 or less, a prepaid burial contract and a home owned and occupied by the applicant worth up to $585,000.
Community Spouse Income and Asset Exemptions
When only one spouse in a married couple needs long-term Medicaid coverage, the community spouse’s income is disregarded. If the community spouse is financially dependent on the Medicaid applicant, the applicant can transfer up to $3,160.50 per month from their income to the community spouse to cover shelter costs.
The community spouse is also entitled to all joint non-countable assets, such as an owner-occupied home, and half of the couple’s joint assets up to a $126,420 maximum.
Income Cap and Qualified Income Trust
Texas is a Medicaid income-cap state, so residents can’t spend down their excess income on medical costs to achieve Medicaid eligibility.
Texas Medicaid rules do permit the use of a Qualified Income Trust by seniors who are ineligible due to excess income. This irrevocable legal agreement lets seniors divert income that exceeds the $2,313 monthly limit into a trust. The State must be named the beneficiary of the QIT, and upon death, the State receives the funds in the QIT to cover Medicaid costs paid on behalf of the trustee. Note that a QIT can only be used for excess income, not excess assets.
STAR+PLUS Medicaid Managed Care Program
Medicaid-enrolled seniors who meet the clinical requirements for nursing home placement may be eligible for STAR+PLUS, a managed care program that prevents nursing home placement by funding home and community-based services. These services are assigned based on medical need, may be delivered in an assisted living setting and can include:
Seniors who wish to move from a nursing facility into an assisted living setting may also receive transitional assistance. Some STAR+PLUS plans also offer value-added services, such as extended dental and vision benefits.
In Tarrant County, STAR+PLUS participants can choose to receive services through either the Superior HealthPlan or the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan. Upon acceptance into STAR+PLUS, seniors get an information packet describing the available managed care options. Participants must select a plan, or else one is automatically assigned.
For more information on Texas Medicaid, QITs and the STAR+PLUS program, contact Texas Health and Human Services at (888) 337-6377 or the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Tarrant County at (855) 937-2372.
Elderlife Financial Reverse Mortgage
Elderlife’s reverse mortgage is a highly regulated financial product that lets owners age 62 and older leverage the equity in their home without having to sell or move out.
With a reverse mortgage, the lender provides the homeowners with either a lump sum of money, a line of credit or monthly payments that are nontaxable. The lender places a lien on the house and charges compound interest on the amount the homeowners borrow. The loan balance plus all interest is payable when both homeowners move out or sell the home.
To qualify for a reverse mortgage, at least one of the owners must remain in the home, making this type of loan an option when just one spouse requires assisted living care.
The application process can take a number of months and involves government-mandated financial counseling. For more information, call Elderlife Financial at (888) 228-4500.
Elderlife Assisted Living Bridge Loan
Elderlife Financial also offers unsecured 12-month open loans that seniors can use to bridge the financing gap that may occur when selling a home to move into assisted living.
Approval is based on the credit rating of the applicant or applicants, and loan applications can be processed over the phone for free in about 20 minutes or less. If approved, funds are often available within 24 hours.
Interest is charged on the amount borrowed, and monthly payments are interest-only. Borrowers can pay off the balance at any time without penalty.
For more information, contact Elderlife Financial at (888) 228-4500.
Seniors aged 50 and older can join the Bedford Senior Center, which hosts weekly dances, daily drop-in billiards and dominoes, and regular needlecraft, music and fitness groups.
Bedford Senior Center
2817 R.D. Hurt Pkwy., Bedford, TX 76021
Sixty and Better is a nonprofit agency that provides Tarrant County seniors with low-cost communal meals, free fall prevention and chronic disease management programs, and transportation to medical appointments. The Agency also operates a number of Benefits Enrollment Centers throughout the county where needy seniors can apply for subsidized medical care, prescription medications and food.
Sixty and Better
1400 Circle Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76119
Outpatient VA health care services, including primary, mental health and chronic disease management care, are available at the Grand Prairie VA Clinic, a CBOC affiliated with the VA North Texas Health Care System.
Veterans and survivors can learn about VA benefits, submit claims and applications and get free help with a benefit appeal at the Tarrant County Veterans Services Office.
There is also an active American Legion post where vets can connect with their peers, participate in communal meals and get help with VA benefits claims.
Grand Prairie VA Clinic
2737 Sherman St., Grand Prairie, TX 75051-1027
Tarrant County Veterans Services Office
1200 Circle Dr., Suite 300, Fort Worth, TX 76119
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