9 Assisted Living Communities in Richardson, Texas
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 9 Assisted Living Communities in Richardson and several in surrounding areas. The Cost of Senior Care in Richardson, TX
- Assisted Living: $4,350
- Nursing Home Care: $5,064
- In-home Care: $4,004
- Adult Day Health Services: $1,408
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Reviews of Assisted Living Facilities in Richardson
September 11, 2023
Totally there not serious about the patient. Disrespect veteran. Some nurses are rude .if you here for rehab they don't help you they take care more the people living here .the Rehab is so good and very respectful.
February 23, 2021
My grandfather's stay in The El Dorado has been great so far. He has a studio apartment which is about 300 square feet with a kitchenette, and they serve them meals three times a day. They have an exercise equipment and you can walk around the indoors. There's also an outdoor walkway with a garden around. The staff was really nice, friendly and good to work with. They have a chapel, a library, and a computer room, they do movie nights, too. It's pretty affordable.
November 19, 2019
We chose The El Dorado for my sister-in-law because it's convenient and close to home. It's a great facility, the people are good, and very friendly; the staff is A1. She complains about the food because she said a lot of times it's salty. They're prompt whenever she asks about something. The maintenance is a five out of five. It's a very clean place.
July 8, 2019
The El Dorado was nice. The rooms were big and I liked them. They had a library, workout room, a pool, and a game room where people could play cards or dominoes.
July 3, 2019
I liked The El Dorado. It was wonderful. The apartments were great; I saw one upstairs and one downstairs. They had lots of activities. We went to one get-together at lunchtime, and everybody was wonderful.
July 3, 2019
The Wellington at Arapaho was very nice. The staff was nice. The rooms were smaller but less expensive than others. They were playing nice music at dinnertime. They had a library and an exercise room.
June 6, 2019
The Wellington at Arapaho is great, and they're being very helpful. My mother has lots and lots of health issues, but the staff has just been super. The dining area is very nice, and the food is OK. My mother's room is very nice and just what we needed so it's good. She's in their assisted living level.
May 31, 2019
I liked The El Dorado a lot. It smelled nice and clean. It looked neat, clean, and fresh. They had group activities, as well as exercises to keep them moving. It was nice that they don't keep the people in their rooms all the time.
February 12, 2019
I stayed at San Remo for rehab, and it is very neat and clean. The staff is friendly and helpful most of the time. Other times, they let things slide a little bit. The food isn't terrible.
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Assisted Living Costs in Richardson
Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care survey shows that Richardon’s average cost of assisted living is the highest in its area at $4,350 per month. This is well above the Texas state average of $3,795 and the $4,000 national average. Assisted living is also over $1,000 more costly per month than in nearby Longview ($3,100). Nearby cities with assisted living prices closest to Richmond’s include the Killeen area ($4,053), College Station area ($3,995) and Tyler ($3,800).
Note: Senior care cost data wasn’t available for Richardson, so data for the closest city, Dallas, was used.
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Care Cost Comparison
Seniors in Richardson can expect to pay varying prices for senior care, depending on their needs and the type of care received. Those receiving full-time care in a skilled nursing home pay the most at an average cost of $5,064 per month. The price of assisted living facilities ($4,350), which provides an intermediate level of care and assistance with activities of daily living, is a few hundred dollars more per month than homemaker services ($4,004) and home health aides ($4,040). However, assisted living fees often include room and board, expenses not usually covered in the costs of home health care. For those who only require part-time care and can travel daily to a center outside the home, adult day health services are the most affordable senior care option at $1,408 per month.
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Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Richardson
Medicaid in Texas
In Texas, Medicaid is available to seniors aged 65 and older, people with disabilities and children and their caregivers. Medicaid provides free and low-cost health care services to individuals who qualify based on income and other criteria, based on the program that best suits their needs.
Depending on the specific program through which a senior is enrolled, Medicaid benefits may include:
- Doctor appointments and hospital stays
- Community-based services
- Dental, vision and hearing care
- Laboratory services
- Prescription drugs
- Nursing home care
Seniors may qualify for Medicaid through one of three programs if they also meet certain financial criteria. These programs are:
- The Medicaid Buy-In program, where individuals who are working, have a disability and don’t live in an institution can pay monthly to receive benefits
- Medicaid for people who receive Supplemental Security Income
- Medicaid for long-term care
Seniors who meet the below financial limits and are at least 65 years old, blind or disabled are entitled to receive SSI Medicaid:
- Individuals earning no more than $771 in monthly income and with no more than $2,000 in assets; countable assets for Medicaid don’t include the senior’s home, primary vehicle and personal belongings such as furniture
- Married couples earning no more than $1,157 in monthly income and with no more than $3,000 in assets
To receive long-term care, seniors must be at least 65 years old or have a disability lasting at least 12 months and require at least 30 consecutive days of continuous care. For this program, seniors must pay a portion of their health care costs before receiving free services, and the following financial limits apply:
- Individuals can earn no more than $2,313 in monthly income and have no more than $2,000 in assets.
- Married couples can earn no more than $4,626 in monthly income and have no more than $3,000 in assets. For married couples where only one partner applies, the spouse not applying may keep up to $126,420 in assets.
While those who live in a nursing home and meet the financial limits are entitled to receive Medicaid services, seniors who wish to receive benefits in an assisted living facility must enroll in a waiver program.
STAR+PLUS Home and Community-Based Services Waiver
The STAR+PLUS HCBS waiver may be an option for Richardson seniors who would like to receive long-term care while living in an assisted living facility.
To qualify, a senior must:
- Require a nursing home level of care
- Be approved for Medicaid and meet the Medicaid SSI or long-term care program financial limits
- Not be enrolled in any other Medicaid waiver program
Services available through this waiver include:
- Assisted living
- Service coordination
- Respite care
- Personal assistance
- At-home nursing
- Home-delivered meals
- Occupational, physical and speech therapies
- Medical equipment
- Dental care
To apply for Medicaid services, seniors can complete the form online or call (877) 541-7905.
Richardson seniors interested in STAR+PLUS should call (877) 782-6440. Those approved for Medicaid and STAR+PLUS receive a packet in the mail detailing their medical plan choices. Seniors should select a plan and return the packet within 15 days of receipt.
Other Financial Assistance Programs for Assisted Living
Veteran’s Aid and Attendance
The Federal Aid and Attendance program provides qualified veterans and their surviving spouses with monthly payments in addition to their already received pension.
To qualify for A&A, an applicant must meet at least one of the following criteria:
To apply, Richardson seniors should send a written report detailing their level of mobility, disability and daily habits to:
Department of Veterans Affairs
Claims Intake Center
Attn: St. Paul Pension Center
PO BOX 5365
Janesville, WI 53547-5365
Seniors can also visit the Waco Regional Office to apply in person at 701 Clay Avenue, Waco, Texas.
Community Care for the Aged and Disabled
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission administers CCAD, which is a program that provides services to individuals who would prefer to live in the community rather than a nursing home. Benefits include:
To qualify for CCAD, individuals can earn no more than $2,313 per month and have assets totaling no more than $5,000. Married couples can earn no more than $4,626 per month and have no more than $6,000 in assets.
To apply, Richardson seniors can contact the Dallas Aging and Disability Resource Center at (855) 937-2372.
Assisted Living Resources in Richardson
Senior Centers (Dallas and Collin Counties)
Dallas and Collin counties serve seniors through several community senior centers that encourage socializing, recreational activities and lifelong learning. The centers offer various services, such as low-cost meals, transportation and benefits counseling from trained volunteers.
Richardson Senior Center
820 W. Arapaho Rd., # 100, Richardson, TX 75080
Walnut Senior Center
3306 W. Walnut St., Ste. 300, Garland, TX 75042
Sachse Senior Center
3815 Sachse Rd., Building A, Sachse, TX 75048
Area Agency on Aging
The Dallas Area Agency on Aging serves seniors and their caregivers through benefits counseling and care coordination services, such as home repairs, income support and personal assistance. Dallas Area Agency on Aging
1341 W. Mockingbird Ln., Ste. 1000W, Dallas, TX 75247
Richardson area veterans resources include county veteran services and the Veterans Center of North Texas. Each office serves area vets and their loved ones by providing benefits resources and advocacy. Services include counseling, food pantries, claims assistance and support groups.
Collin County Veteran Services
900 E. Park Blvd., Ste. 150, Plano, TX 75074
Dallas County Veteran Services
2377 N. Stemmons Fwy., Ste. 631, Dallas, TX 75207-2710
Veterans Center of North Texas
900 E. Park Blvd., #155, Plano, TX 75074
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