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Page Reviewed / Updated – September 23, 2020

The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Fort Worth, TX

Fort Worth is one of the largest and fastest-growing cities in Texas and in the United States at large. Home to over 900,000 people, almost 10% of Fort Worth’s population is seniors aged 65 and over. Seniors in Fort Worth can spend afternoons outdoors nearly year-round, thanks to the mild climate and consistent sunshine the Dallas-Fort Worth area enjoys.

Fort Worth has a large number of senior centers and community meeting halls where seniors can enjoy congregate meals and social events. The area has several world-class hospitals and medical clinics, and healthcare costs in the city are slightly below the national average for similar services.

Note: Information for Fort Worth was not available, so data from the nearest city, Dallas, was used.

Check out our list of the top 10 assisted living facilities in Fort Worth to find an ideal place for you. Additionally, find out more about the cost of assisted living in Fort Worth and what financial assistance programs are available.

Brookdale Tanglewood Oaks

Brookdale Tanglewood Oaks protects assisted living residents 24 hours a day with an electronic security system and emergency alert system in each room. Every residential unit at Brookdale Tanglewood Oaks has a keyless entry system to control access to residents' apartments. Residents have unrestricted access to the property-wide Wi-Fi network, as well as free scheduled transportation and access to the on-site fitness center, where state-of-the-art exercise equipment is free to use for residents and their guests. Landscaped grounds are ringed with walking paths and flower gardens. Inside the facility, residents can shop for necessities at the general store, get basic medical services at the clinic or see to their beauty needs at the on-site salon.

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The Westmore

Residents at The Westmore are encouraged to live as actively and as independently as possible. To help them, certified caregivers assist with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing and personal care. Full-time nursing staff provide licensed medication management and monitoring services, as well as emergency response and help adhering to residents' individual care plans. Rooms are equipped with emergency call systems, and complimentary scheduled transportation is available for medical and personal trips off campus. Westmore residents share regular social activities in the game room, library and other common areas, while an on-site salon serves residents' beauty needs. Meals are prepared by an in-house staff chef and served in the spacious dining room.

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Bristol Park Eagle Mountain

Bristol Park Eagle Mountain schedules regular excursions, live entertainment and educational classes for continued adult learning. Residents can partake in several health and wellness programs in the on-site fitness center. Each resident of Bristol Park Eagle Mountain has a customized care plan developed at the time of move-in, and the community's fresh, chef-prepared menus can accommodate nearly all medical and cultural dietary needs. Meals are served in an inviting dining room that is open to residents and their guests. Staff at Bristol Park assist residents with activities of daily living, medication management and licensed nursing care. Maintenance and weekly housekeeping are provided at no additional cost as is scheduled shuttle service for shopping and medical appointments.

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Legend of Fort Worth

Residents at Legend of Fort Worth share up to three meals a day in the ornate Gold Leaf dining hall, which offers restaurant-style service of nutritionally balanced meals. Residents have the option to prepare meals in their private units that are equipped with kitchenettes. The spacious bathrooms feature walk-in showers, and each unit has its own individually-controlled thermostat for heating and cooling. Telephone and cable TV hookups are available in each room, as are emergency pull cords for rapid assistance. Staff at Legend of Fort Worth assist residents with personal care, mobility service and medication management, including licensed nursing services as needed. Scheduled transportation is available at no extra charge to residents.

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The Grandview of Chisholm Trail

The Grandview of Chisholm Trail offers resort-style assisted living in an upscale, modern facility with multiple floor plans. Private apartments at The Grandview have in-room emergency call systems and complimentary Wi-Fi, and 24-hour staff are available to help residents with activities of daily living, medication management and other personal needs. Common areas of The Grandview include a spacious lobby and roomy sitting areas, a well-stocked game room, media center and full-service salon. Gentlemen at The Grandview of Chisolm Trail can enjoy each others' company in the men's lounge, while the shared club room is open to all. Outdoor areas of the community include gardens and landscaped courtyards with water features. Weekly housekeeping and personal laundry service are included at no extra cost.

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The Stayton at Museum Way

The Stayton at Museum Way welcomes residents and visitors with a concierge desk and staff who can help with carrying baggage and groceries to residents' rooms. Staff offer personal assistance with activities of daily living and weekly housekeeping that includes laundry and linen service. Residents share three chef-prepared meals a day in the restaurant-style dining hall, though private dining rooms are also available for residents and their guests. Snacks and beverages are available from the kitchen 24 hours a day. Therapy services are available for residents who need them, including nursing care and medication management. Adult education and fitness programs are provided as are the services of a full-time lifestyle coordinator.

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Features
  • 1- and 2-bedroom apartments, including kitchenette
  • All-inclusive utilities, except telephone service

Sunrise of Fort Worth

Sunrise of Fort Worth has staff on duty 24 hours a day. Staff members lead daily physical fitness classes, as well as creative workshops, social events, clubs  and spiritual activities. Community transportation into Fort Worth is available for shopping, shows and meals. The kitchen at Sunrise of Fort Worth prepares three meals a day with a variety of menu choices, including medically and culturally sensitive offerings, and snacks are available all day long. In-home services include daily trash removal, as well as weekly housekeeping and personal laundry and linen service. Staff at Sunrise regularly conduct care meetings with loved ones to assess residents' progress in personalized care plans, and to make necessary changes for residents' well-being.

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Mirabella Assisted Living

Every assisted living unit at Mirabella Assisted Living features an emergency call system that's active 24 hours a day, a full kitchen with microwave and stove, and spacious rooms that residents can furnish for themselves. Rooms also have private bathrooms and walk-in closets. Downstairs, the community's common areas include a beauty and barber salon, activity room and fitness center, where residents can get guidance for the most effective workouts on state-of-the-art equipment. Licensed nurses are available every day, weekends included, as are certified staff caregivers who can assist with most activities of daily living, including medication assistance and monitoring. Outdoors, residents share access to a graceful fenced-in courtyard with its own gazebo, a protected dog run and lush, landscaped grounds.

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Fleurdleys Assisted Living

Fleurdleys Assisted Living was founded in 1996 by Dan and Rose Swinyar, who still manage the community with what they describe as the Golden Rule of providing care in a family-like environment. Residents of Fleurdleys get no-cost hair and nail care, 24-hour care and supervision and nutritionally balanced home-cooked meals. The rooms at the community all have built-in sprinklers to suppress fire, as well as private bathrooms with grab bars and other safety upgrades. Staff at Fleurdleys schedule regular group activities, such as educational lectures and church group visits. Residents are looked after by certified care staff who assist with activities of daily living and daily housekeeping chores. Staff also provide medication assistance and supervision, including dosage tracking.

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Brookdale Broadway Cityview

Brookdale Broadway Cityview keeps its community safe with remote security monitoring and 24-hour security response. Each room at Brookdale has an emergency alert system and fire suppression system built-in as well as keypad entry systems. A daily check-in system, complimentary Wi-Fi, transportation off-site and concierge services are included. An on-site general store provides various must-have items for residents, while the community clinic looks after their medical needs. Common areas at Brookdale include a beauty salon and game room, a fitness center and a library well stocked with books. Regular movie nights are held in the community theater, while creativity classes are conducted in the arts and crafts studio.

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Features
  • Private dining room
  • Amenities include pub, sports bar, sunrooms with natural light and an on-site chapel

The Cost of Senior Living and Care in Fort Worth

The cost of living for seniors in Fort Worth is high compared to the other communities surveyed in the 2018 Genworth Cost of Care Survey. Costs in Fort Worth also tend to be higher than the overall state average. In Fort Worth, assisted living averages $4,350 a month, while the Texas average is somewhat lower, at $3,795. In-home care for Fort Worth seniors is close in price to the rest of the state of Texas. Adult day care in the rest of Texas is $758 a month, while the equivalent care in Fort Worth is almost twice that price, or $1,408. Nursing home care in Fort Worth costs $5,064 a month, which is $266 higher than the Texas average monthly cost of $4,798.

How much does Assisted Living Cost in Fort Worth?

Fort Worth is one of the most expensive cities in the state for assisted living costs, with an average monthly expense of $4,350. Of the surveyed communities in the state, there are two cities where the average cost of AL is higher: San Angelo, where the monthly cost is $4,450, and Austin, which tops the list at $5,190 a month.

Other communities in Texas are significantly more affordable than Fort Worth. Abilene and Houston, for example, have average AL costs of $3,868 and $3,863, respectively. In the least expensive surveyed cities, El Paso and Texarkana, assisted living care costs $2,000 less per month than in Fort Worth. Lubbock comes in close to the middle for Texas cities, with an average cost of $3,200 a month for assisted living while the average cost for the state is $3,795 a month. Both of these are still less expensive than AL in Fort Worth. 

How much does Home Care Cost in Fort Worth?

Fort Worth has the second-highest costs in the state for home care. Seniors in Fort Worth pay an average cost of $4,004 a month for this service, which brings a care attendant to the senior’s own home as needed. Among the surveyed cities, only Austin has higher prices, at an average of $4,099 a month.

Among the other cities surveyed, El Paso and Texarkana are the least expensive. El Paso’s average cost for home care is $3,041 a month, while Texarkana costs average $3,022 a month, nearly $1,000 less than Fort Worth. Middling cost cities range in price from $3,432 a month in San Angelo to $3,909 a month in Houston. Lubbock and Abilene cost, on average, $3,600 and $3,504, respectively. The average cost of home care in Texas is in this range, at $3,813 a month. Home care in Fort Worth costs more monthly than all of these cities. 

How much does Adult Day Care Cost in Fort Worth?

Adult day care costs in Fort Worth are the same as in Texas’ other most-expensive city, Austin at $1,408 a month. This is not far ahead of the third most expensive city surveyed, Houston, where the average monthly cost of adult day care is $1,300. 

All of the other cities surveyed fell below the $1,000 mark for adult day care costs, indicating adult day care is cheaper in many other cities than it is in Fort Worth. Texarkana, for example, has an average cost of $888, while Lubbock costs an average of $704 a month. Abilene and El Paso are close in price, at $618 and $628 a month. Adult day care costs in Texas overall costs an average of $758 a month, much less than in Fort Worth. 

How much does Nursing Home Costs in Fort Worth?

Nursing home costs in Fort Worth average $5,064 a month for a semi-private room. This is slightly less expensive than similar care in Houston, which averages $5,095 a month, and a even less than Austin, where a semi-private room costs an average of $5,323 a month.

Lubbock is next on the Texas nursing care price scale, with an average monthly cost of $4,958, while El Paso care costs are below that at $4,867 a month. The average cost of residential nursing care in Abilene is $4,639 a month, and care at this level cost $4,410 in Texarkana.

The lowest prices on the surveyed list were in San Angelo, where a semi-private room costs an average of $4,365 a month. This is nearly $1,000 less than Austin’s price, and it’s almost exactly $700 a month less than the cost of nursing home care in Fort Worth. For comparison, the average cost of nursing home care in Texas is $4,798 a month

Financial Assistance Programs in Fort Worth

Medicaid Program in Fort Worth

Most types of residential care, such as skilled nursing, post-acute rehab, memory care or dementia care and hospice services, delivered in the home or at a residential facility, are potentially covered by the Texas Medicaid program.

Texas delivers these services through one of several managed care plans it maintains. Seniors in Fort Worth who meet the basic eligibility standards for Medicaid can generally enroll in one of these care plans to pay for treatment. To be eligible for Medicaid, Fort Worth seniors must be:

  • Permanent residents of Texas
  • U.S. citizens, permanent residents or legal aliens who are legally allowed to be present in the United States by the federal government and meet any other criteria set by federal law
  • Unable to acquire private health insurance for any reason and in medical need of coverage
  • Disabled, blind, a parent or guardian of a child under age 19 or a senior age 65 and over

Medicaid is an entitlement program that has no set limit on the number of applicants who can join. That means that any Fort Worth seniors who meet the admission criteria can join the program with no waitlist. Income and asset limits apply to all Medicaid applicants. Those who earn less than 300 percent of the federal poverty line may qualify for no-cost medical coverage. Applicants who earn more than that may be asked to pay a certain fraction of their cost of care. The 2018 income caps for single seniors in Fort Worth were:

  • Single adult applying alone: $24,037
  • Two people in household: $32,591
  • Three people in household: $41,144
  • Four people in household: $49,698

For each additional person living in the applicants’ household, another $8,554 may be added to the allowable total pre-tax income. It is not necessary for other members of the household to apply for Medicaid coverage for their income to be examined as part of the covered individual’s application process. Applications for Medicaid in Texas can be filled out online at the Texas Health and Human Services website.

Medicaid Waivers in Fort Worth

Texas STAR+PLUS

STAR+PLUS is one of three Medicaid waiver programs seniors in Fort Worth can use to pay for the cost of assisted living. To qualify for coverage, seniors must be eligible for Medicaid coverage through their income and assets, have a medical need that could be met with residential care in a nursing home. STAR+PLUS pays for the less expensive option of assisted living or in-home care for seniors in Fort Worth who are willing to opt out of placement in skilled nursing care.

To qualify for the STAR+PLUS waiver, seniors age 65 and over must earn less than $2,250 a month, or $27,000 a year. Applicants must have countable assets of less than $2,000, going back at least 5 years from the date of application. Single vehicles are not counted as assets, though additional vehicles count toward the total value of an applicant’s assets. Applicants are also allowed up to the first $572,000 in home equity if they live at home.

Senior living expenses the STAR+PLUS waiver can help cover include:

  • In-home healthcare and assistance with activities of daily living
  • Home improvements to make a residence safer or more comfortable, such as ramps or guardrails
  • Adult day care services at approved facilities
  • Assisted living in licensed residential care communities

For information, including application information for STAR+PLUS, call 1-877-782-6440. Those with a hearing or speech impairment can call 7-1-1 or 1-800-735-2989.

Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

The Texas HCBS program helps Fort Worth seniors with intellectual disabilities find necessary care that meets their needs while living at home or with family. Supportive services offered under HCBS are paid for by vouchers, which allows seniors to hire and manage their own caregivers as if they were employers themselves. This is intended to encourage flexibility and freedom in finding the caregiver seniors are most comfortable with. Services covered include:

  • Residential care in a group or host home
  • Respite services, including adult day care
  • Nursing services, including home visits from an RN
  • Low- or no-cost transportation, including assisted ride services for mobility-impaired individuals
  • Minor home modifications for improved accessibility and safety

HCBS applicants must meet Medicaid eligibility guidelines and have a diagnosis of mild to severe cognitive health conditions. Some listed conditions are specifically authorized for coverage, such as Alzheimer’s disease and other recognized forms of dementia. For other seniors with less-specific conditions, the program specifies an IQ of less than 69, or less than 75 for recipients with certain conditions.

Interested applicants can call 1-877-782-6440.

Texas Home Living (TxHmL)

The TxHmL program is a state Medicaid waiver that covers the cost of essential services for seniors in Fort Worth who have an intellectual disability or related condition. This waiver is for community-based support (CBS), which is the state term for policies that maximize recipients’ control over how their assistive services are managed and delivered.

The program is funded by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) and delivered through a network of contractors and nonprofits in the Fort Worth area. Seniors in Fort Worth must meet Medicaid eligibility standards to sign up for TxHmL, and they must have a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s chorea or another related condition. Some of the benefits TxHmL provides include:

  • Respite services for caregivers
  • In-home nursing assistance
  • Transportation services
  • Minor home modifications
  • Adaptive aids

To apply, contact your local intellectual and developmental disability authorities (LIDDAs) at www.dads.state.tx.us/contact/search.cfm.

Other Financial Assistance Programs

Texas Support Services

Support Services is a state-level program that helps seniors live at home or in their chosen communities in a safe and healthy home environment. The program covers the cost of hiring a caregiver of the recipient’s choice who can help with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as personal care and hygiene, meal preparation, regular shopping trips for groceries and laundry service. Seniors getting this voucher can use it to pay the caregiver of their choice. Friends and family members are eligible to work as care providers at the request of the recipient.

Support Services vouchers are intended for seniors and disabled adults who meet the program’s eligibility criteria. Adults with mental disabilities, as well as drug or alcohol dependency may also qualify for Support Services vouchers. Fort Worth seniors or their loved ones can visit YourTexasBenefits.com, or call a local Area Agency on Aging to apply for the program.

Community Care for the Aged/Disabled (CCAD)

Community Care for Aged/Disabled (CCAD) pays all or some of the cost to investigate, detect and report adult neglect, abuse and exploitation. The main purpose of the program is to help Fort Worth seniors maintain their independence by also covering the cost of home-based care. Income and asset eligibility requirements apply. Your Local Aging and Disability Resource Center will help you apply

Community Attendant Services (CAS)

Community Attendant Services (CAS) subsidizes the hiring of non-medical personal care attendants and other caregivers to visit Fort Worth seniors at home or in a residential care facility. Caregivers can be hired at the discretion of the senior and paid entirely through the CAS system. Caregivers may be friends, family or spouses of the senior who qualifies for the program. Click here for application information.

More Senior Living Resources in Fort Worth

Resource

Phone Number

Description

Mid-Cities Care Corps

(817) 282-0531

Mid-Cities Care Corps connects Fort Worth seniors with free transportation for routine medical appointments and private outings that can be scheduled in advance. Care Corps also helps pay for some disability-related minor home repairs, such as the installation of donated wheelchair ramps, performing lawn maintenance and some other projects. Seniors age 65 and over are eligible for the program, as are disabled adults over age 60.

Dental Health Arlington (DHA)

(817) 277-1165

This nonprofit organization is based in the Fort Worth suburb of Arlington and provides access to cost-free dental care for low-income residents, including seniors, of Tarrant County. Services provided include emergency pain relief and some preventative care.

Seniors Pet Assistance Network (SPAN)

N/A

SPAN helps Dallas-Fort Worth seniors age 67 and over cover the cost of basic veterinary care and pet food. SPAN refers seniors to services, provides annual shots, preventive heartworm and flea medication and extra veterinary services on a case-by-case basis. Services offered at any time are contingent on available funds. Enrollment is via website only, with no public phone number.

Helping Restore Ability

(817) 469-1977

Helping Restore Ability (HRA) is a home caregiver program funded by the state that helps Fort Worth seniors get needed attendant care in their homes, at work or in a residential care facility. All local seniors qualify for HRA, as do adults with disabilities. Seniors can apply through the HRA website or by calling them directly.



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