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Page Reviewed / Updated – July 18, 2022

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The overall cost of living in Arlington is consistent with the national median but a little higher than Texas as a whole, which may be a consideration for those moving from other cities within the state. However, Arlington seniors don’t pay state taxes on any income, which may leave more money in the budget for long-term care. Assisted living is competitively priced at $4,195 per month, which is several hundred dollars lower than the national median. To help older adults afford long-term care, the state oversees STAR+PLUS, a Medicaid managed care program that covers assisted living and related expenses. 

This guide provides more information on residential care costs in Arlington and shows how they compare to rates in other surveyed cities in Texas. It also outlines the most common methods of paying for assisted living, as well as some free resources for seniors and a list of the best assisted living facilities in the Arlington region.  

The Cost of Assisted Living in Arlington, TX

According to the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, assisted living residents in Arlington pay $4,195 per month for services, making it a relatively cost-effective city for care.  

Assisted living in Arlington is moderately priced, coming in about $200 higher than the state rate of $3,998 but about $300 lower than the national average of $4,500. The city is an affordable alternative to Amarillo, where care costs exceed the national median at $4,600, and Victoria, where rates are the highest surveyed in the state at $5,600. In Sherman, assisted living is more affordably priced at $3,500 per month, and in Texarkana, rates are the lowest surveyed in Texas at $2,770. 

  • Arlington: $4,195  
  • Texas: $3,998  
  • United States: $4,500 
  • Amarillo: $4,600 
  • Sherman: $3,500  
  • Texarkana: $2,770 
  • Victoria: $5,600 

The Cost of Other Types of Care in Arlington, TX 

Seniors in Arlington have several long-term care options, the cheapest of which is adult day health care at $1,517 per month. Assisted living is costlier at $4,195 but includes most living expenses. Those who obtain care in their own homes pay $4,862 for in-home care or skilled home health care. Nursing homes charge $5,627 for shared rooms and $8,460 for private, making this the costliest senior care option in Arlington. 

  • In-Home Care: $4,862 
  • Home Health Care: $4,862  
  • Adult Day Health Care: $1,517  
  • Assisted Living: $4,195  
  • Nursing Home Care (semiprivate room): $5,627 
  • Nursing Home Care (private room): $8,460 

Note: Data for Arlington was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Dallas, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Arlington, TX

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Other Ways to Pay for Assisted Living in Arlington, TX

Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For additional information and planning, read our comprehensive guide to paying for senior care in Texas.

Free Resources for Seniors in Arlington, TX

Arlington seniors can get support and assistance with choosing the best long-term care solution for their needs from several nonprofit organizations and programs. The following table highlights options counselors, benefits specialists and legal advisers who specialize in serving those aged 60 and over. The table also includes recreational programming to supplement what older adults access in assisted living facilities.




Senior Centers  (817) 459-5474  There are two city-run senior centers in Arlington, the Eunice Activity Center and the Senior Recreation Center (New York Avenue), where older adults participate in social and recreational activities, congregate meals and informational sessions. These centers can also provide information on community-based resources that help seniors access the support they need for long-term care planning.
Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County  (817) 258-8000  The Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County provides free and low-cost services to older adults in the region, including nonemergency medical transportation, congregate meals and recreational activities. The agency houses the region’s Aging and Disability Resource Center, which serves as an entry point to all community-based services and programs in the Arlington region, such as prescription drug assistance, wellness services and durable medical equipment loans.
Sixty & Better 

(817) 413-4949 

Sixty & Better promotes healthy aging by facilitating social and recreational opportunities for older adults in the Arlington region. It hosts a variety of fitness and wellness classes, such as A Matter of Balance, Tai Ji Quan and Chair Yoga to help older adults maintain optimal health. These activities are hosted at senior centers, assisted living facilities and community spaces throughout the region. To help older adults track current activities, the program has an up-to-date calendar on its website, and a monthly newsletter is available to those who sign up.  
The Senior Source 

(214) 823-5700 

Senior Source is a regional nonprofit organization that serves older adults in Arlington and throughout the Dallas metro. Through this organization, seniors obtain financial guidance, which can help them identify options for paying for long-term care. It also hosts online fitness classes and workshops with information on finding and using online aging resources.   
Legal Aid of Northwest Texas 

(800) 955-3959 

Legal Aid of Northwest Texas provides free civil legal aid to those aged 60 and over. Through this nonprofit organization, qualifying individuals get help with applying for public benefits, such as Medicaid, which can help cover assisted living. 

Rules and Regulations for Assisted Living Facilities in Arlington, TX

Assisted Living Communities in Arlington are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined by the state. For an overview of those rules and regulations, see the information below. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.

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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Arlington, TX

Elmcroft of Arlington

Elmcroft of Arlington's 24-hour resident care staff provides personal care for the community's assisted living residents. Care includes help with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing and other chores, as well as discreet personal hygiene and medication assistance. Meals are served in the restaurant-style bistro, though apartments are equipped with a kitchenette and refrigerator for private meals at home. Each resident of Elmcroft of Arlington develops a personalized care plan on admission, and licensed care staff keep it updated in coordination with physicians and family members. Scheduled transportation is available for personal and medical appointments offsite, and trip planning assistance is provided by staff. Elmcroft of Arlington is laid out as a single-story community that's easy to navigate for seniors with limited mobility.

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Brookdale Mansfield

The grounds at Brookdale Mansfield are closely manicured, with landscaped green areas and mobility-friendly walking paths that pass through courtyards and the community garden. Indoor amenities include an on-site beauty and barber shop, fireside living room and a flatscreen TV. Postal services are provided by the community's front desk. Residents' units are protected by a high-tech keypad entry system. Kitchen staff at Brookdale Mansfield prepare three meals a day with varied menu choices, including medically and culturally sensitive items, as well as fresh seasonal produce. After dinner, residents can relax in the fireside living room or take a dip in the community's whirlpool. Outdoor events are often held on the porch on summer evenings.

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Bethesda Gardens Assisted Living, Arlington

Bethesda Gardens Assisted Living, Arlington offer spacious floor plans at its rambling, red-brick Texas Colonial facility. Set on Arlington's residential west side, not far from Arlington Lake, Bethesda Gardens organizes regular community outings to local points of interest and retail shopping in Fort Worth and Dallas. Residents at the facility share communal meals that the staff chef prepares from scratch using local and seasonal ingredients, with special menus available for medical and cultural needs. Meals are prepared daily, and residents can enjoy anytime dining in the spacious dining hall, private rooms or back at their apartments. Catering is also provided for special occasions. Daily housekeeping and weekly laundry service are provided at no extra charge, and pets are welcome.

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  • Therapy/wellness services
  • All-inclusive rates include all utilities and phone

Brookdale Pecan Park

Residents at Brookdale Pecan Park live in one of two wings of a stately complex at the end of its own private country lane, across the street from the Parkview Fellowship Church. Bible study groups meet in the community's library, which is adjacent to the cozy fireside living room where neighbors can pass an evening with friends. Beauty services are available from the on-site barber shop, and a well-stocked game room invites residents in for card and board games on the rare rainy day. Meals are prepared by the staff chef and served in the community dining hall or a private dining room, and special dietary menus are available. Wellness services are provided in the therapy room.

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Cedar Bluff Assisted Living & Memory Care

Cedar Bluff Assisted Living & Memory Care is located on the south side of town, on a gentle curve of Matlock Road, across the street from a DaVita Dialysis center. Assisted living residents have their choice of studio and one-bedroom apartments, each with its own kitchenette for private meals and snacks. Congregate meals are served in the spacious community dining hall, with room service available for those with limited ability to join other residents for meals. Residents at Cedar Bluff can enjoy a cool Arlington evening together outdoors on the patio or in the garden, or work out together in the community fitness center. An on-site beauty shop provides salon services for a nominal fee, and housekeeping is provided for each room daily. Memory care is also available onsite.

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Seasons Assisted Living

Seasons Assisted Living is a smaller facility for seniors who need help with activities of daily living, medication management and other assisted living services. With just 10 beds available, residents and staff have a chance to develop a close personal relationship during their stay. Transportation is provided for medical and personal trips offsite, and resident parking is available in the spacious lot outside. Seniors at Seasons can stroll around the community garden and rest on the patio outdoors, all of which are protected by a remote security gate. Meals are prepared in the family-style kitchen, and laundry services are available at no additional charge.

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Brookdale Eden Estates

Brookdale Eden Estates is a pet-friendly home for seniors in Arlington who would like a cozy, resort-style assisted living experience. Protected by a 24-hour security system and emergency call response, residents of Brookdale Eden Estates share amenities such as flatscreen TV, landscaped grounds and a breezy patio that catches the first rays of the morning sun in the east. Indoors, residents and their guests are welcome to read in the library, work out in the fitness center or enjoy company together in the coffee shop. The game room is fully stocked and includes a billiards table, while an exquisitely tuned baby grand piano waits in the lobby for a talented amateur to play it. 

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The Waterford on Cooper

The Waterford on Cooper maintains a 24-hour staff of certified caregivers who can step in at any hour of the day to help residents with emergencies or the routine activities of daily living. Emergency call buttons in every unit summon staff at moments' notice, and maintenance requests can be taken care of at any time. Several floor plans are available, and each unit at The Waterford has a spacious private bathroom with walk-in shower and a safety-assist hand railing to prevent falls. Weekly housekeeping and flat linen service ar eprovided at no extra charge, while personal laundry service is available for an additional fee. Resident access to laundry facilities is provided at no cost.

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  • State-of-the-art amenities
  • Wide entries and wheelchair access throughout the facility

Atria Lake Arlington

Atria Lake Arlington serves its residents three meals a day in the restaurant-style dingin room with full table service and attendant assistance as needed. The 24-hour staff at Atria are certified senior caregivers who can help residents perform activities of daily living, medication monitoring, assistance and logging, and some limited mobility assistance. Community laundry service is provided for assisted living and memory care residents, while concierge service is provided for independent and assisted living seniors who need to head out for a bit. Both shuttle and town car transportation are provided with advance notice. Daily newspaper delivery is also available on request. Residents with early-stage dementia, and their loved ones, are welcome to join Atria Lake Arlington's Alzheimer's support group, which meets regularly.

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Brookdale North Richland Hills

Brookdale North Richland Hills offers an extensive list of community events, enrichment activities and educational opportunities for its residents to participate in. Regular trips are scheduled off of the property to visit local points of interest, go shopping or to enjoy the best of local eateries. Arts and craft classes are held in the community's craft center, while staff, caregiver and family conferences can be held in the shared meeting rooms. Concierge service is provided by the front desk, as is message service and some postal services. Residents can get everything from a quick clip to full salon treatments at the on-site beauty shop.

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