Assisted Living in Carrollton, Texas
Carrollton is located along the shores of Grapevine Lake and is considered part of the bustling Dallas, Texas, metro area. Grapevine Lake is a popular spot for year-round fishing, boating and wildlife watching. Carrollton is one of the smaller suburbs of Dallas and emphasizes a slower, small-town pace and close-knit vibe. Seniors living in Carrollton have ready access to world-class health care in the Dallas area plus other benefits of living in a large city, including extensive public transportation, professional sports teams, museums and plenty of shopping and dining destinations. Carrollton has a cost of living just slightly higher than the national average, lower than many other DFW suburbs, and this, plus the lack of state income taxes in Texas, may make it easier for seniors in the area to afford their choice of assisted living accommodations.
The monthly costs for assisted living in Carrollton average $4,150, although the costs between facilities will vary.
Note: Data for Carrollton was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Dallas, was used.
Paying for Assisted Living in Carrollton, Texas
The Cost of Assisted Living in Carrollton
Carrollton’s average costs for assisted living, $4,150 per month, are a few hundred dollars less than both the national average ($4,051) and the average for Texas overall ($3,750). Texas has higher assisted living fees than many nearby states, except for New Mexico, which averages $4,100 per month. Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma are all lower than Texas, at $3,650, $3,175 and $3,518, respectively.
Carrollton has higher assisted living fees than many other Texas cities. While Austin, the state’s capital, has one of the highest averages at $5,395, San Antonio and Houston, both comparable in size to the Carrollton/Dallas and Austin areas, have significantly lower assisted living fees, both of which are $3,750. Waco and Kerrville, larger cities near Carrollton, also have assisted living fees several hundred dollars less, at $3,590 and $3,750, respectively.
Carrollton Assisted Living Financial Assistance
Texas Medicaid’s STAR+PLUS HCBS program is intended to help seniors afford accommodations in assisted living instead of living in a nursing home. Applicants must demonstrate that they need a nursing home level of care and meet certain income guidelines plus be enrolled in Texas Medicaid. Monies may be used for assisted living or home health care services.
Learn more about this program, the eligibility requirements and the application process on our Assisted Living in Texas page.
Carrollton Assisted Living Resources
|Denton County Veterans’ Center||(940) 349-2950||The Vet Center offers military veterans help with applying for benefits from the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Other services include group counseling for grief or PTSD and help for surviving spouses in obtaining pensions and death benefits.|
|Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program||(214) 742-5768||Local lawyers offer pro bono legal assistance in civil matters for seniors and those who meet income guidelines. Services can include advice about financial planning, such as managing retirement withdrawals, drafting wills, filing for bankruptcy and investigating claims of fraud or elder abuse. Other services may include helping seniors file for divorce or help with landlord-tenant disputes.|
|North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging||(800) 272-3921||The Agency on Aging is a government-administered body intended to address the needs of seniors in the area. The AAA conducts health screenings and programs about wellness and nutrition for the elderly, funds senior citizen centers and employs caseworkers that help seniors apply for government benefits, including SSI and Medicaid.|
|Denton County Transportation Authority||(940) 243-0077||The Denton County Transportation Authority maintains a fixed route bus system throughout the county. It also has stops near the DART bus and light rail stations, Dallas’s public transportation system. Seniors may receive reduced fares for both transit systems, and handicapped shuttles are also available.|
|DFW DME Exchange of Dallas Inc.||(214) 997-3639||The DME Exchange is a community loan closet, with secondhand durable medical equipment available to borrow. Seniors in need may have toileting or shower chairs, wheelchairs, walkers, or canes, blood pressure kits, or TTY kits. This organization relies on donations, so the items available change from week to week.|
|Carrollton Senior Center||(972) 466-4850||The Senior Center hosts a variety of programs for seniors to help encourage socialization and give the elderly a place to pursue favorite hobbies or learn new skills. Programs include fitness classes designed for the seniors, bingo and bridge tournaments, holiday celebrations and weekly lunches.|
Carrollton Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Assisted living communities in Carrollton are licensed and regulated by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services. These communities undergo regular inspections to retain their licensure, including verification of staff certification and training.
Visit our Assisted Living in Texas page to learn more about these laws.