Assisted Living in Burleson, Texas
Burleson is a suburb of Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, one of the largest metro areas in the state. Seniors here have access to world-class health care and plenty of entertainment, from watching the Dallas Cowboys and strolling the Dallas Zoo to attending the Texas State Fair and enjoying a walk through one of the small parks that dot the Burleson neighborhoods. Burleson has plenty of positive features, including mild winters and warm summers and crime rates lower than the national average. The cost of living in this suburb is close to the national average, and this, plus the fact that Texas has no state income tax, may make Burleson an attractive place for seniors on a budget.
Many of Burleson’s 5,700 seniors may need accommodations in one of the area’s many assisted living communities as they age. These facilities average $4,400 per month, although fees between individual facilities will vary according to the amenities each offers.
Note: Data for Burleson was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Dallas, was used instead.
Paying for Assisted Living in Burleson, Texas
The Cost of Assisted Living in Burleson
According to the Genworth Financial Cost of Care Survey 2020, assisted living fees in Burleson average $4,400 per month, $400 higher than the state of Texas overall and $100 higher than the national average. Texas has higher monthly assisted living fees than most of its neighboring states, with the exception of New Mexico ($4,050). Arkansas ($3,500), Oklahoma ($3,750) and Louisiana ($3,639) are all a few hundred dollars lower.
Burleson has higher monthly costs for assisted living than other nearby cities. Sherman ($3,400), Tyler ($3,450) and Waco ($3,763) are all considerably less. Looking at other large Texas metro areas, however, Burleson is a few hundred dollars less than Houston ($4,750), $150 more than Austin ($4,250), the state capital, and $800 more than San Antonio ($3,599).
Burleson Assisted Living Financial Assistance
Texas Medicaid’s STAR+PLUS HCBS program is a waiver intended to help seniors avoid living in a nursing home and, instead, receive help paying for room and board in assisted living or a home health care attendant. To qualify, applicants must demonstrate that they require a nursing home level of care and be enrolled in Texas Medicaid.
Learn more about this program, the eligibility requirements and the application process on our Assisted Living in Texas page.
Burleson Assisted Living Resources
|Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman||(800) 252-2412||The long-term care ombudsman service is a state agency tasked with protecting the interests of residents in long-term care communities, including assisted living. It provides oversight for these homes and has representatives who investigate complaints filed by residents and their families. It also advocates for stricter regulations and more inspections of these communities by lobbying at the state government level.|
|North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging||(800) 272-3921||The Area Agency on Aging (AAA) serves several counties in the North Texas region, administering programs to address the needs of the elderly. It funds programs such as Meals on Wheels and health screenings and holds educational seminars dealing with topics such as elder abuse and neglect, internet fraud, financial planning and other subjects pertinent to the elderly. Other services include individual assistance applying for benefits and evaluating choices for long-term care.|
|The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Tarrant County (ADRC)||(855) 937-2372||The Aging and Disability Resource Center offers Tarrant County seniors and their families several resources to assist with elder care and retirement planning, including help finding the right assisted living community and education about different options for eldercare. It also offers education about health issues that may affect seniors and help with nutrition and wellness.|
|DFW DME Exchange of Dallas Inc.||(214) 997-3639||The DME is a durable medical equipment exchange open to all residents of the Dallas-Fort Worth area. This loan closet relies on donations so items vary but can include manual wheelchairs and walkers, toileting and shower chairs, TTY kits and blood pressure cuffs.|
|Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program||(214) 742-5768||Local lawyers offer pro-bono representation in civil matters, including cases of elder abuse and neglect. They also draft legal documents including wills and living wills, trusts to help ensure that seniors have their long-term care paid for in the event they can’t advocate for themselves and bankruptcy and divorce filings.|
|Trinity Metro Public Transportation Service||(817) 884-1250||Trinity Metro is the public transportation system for the greater Fort Worth area. Seniors may apply for discounted fares. There is also a shuttle that’s wheelchair accessible for those who cannot ride the regular transit system.|
|Johnson County Veterans Services||(817) 556-6351||Military veterans and their surviving spouses may receive help filing for VA benefits here. Counselors can help veterans obtain pensions and health care, as well as mental health services.|
Burleson Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Burleson assisted living communities, as in all of Texas, are licensed and regulated by the Texas Department of Health. Regular inspections check the cleanliness and livability of the community and the training and certification of the staff members. Visit our Assisted Living in Texas page to learn more about these laws.