Assisted Living in Grand Prairie, TX
Spread across three counties, Grand Prairie is a city of 196,100 residents, 9.2% of whom are over the age of 65. The city’s cost of living and number of physicians per capita are both about the same as the national figures, and although Grand Prairie’s property crime rate is slightly higher than the national average, its violent crime rate is below the countrywide number. Being less than 15 miles west of Dallas, Grand Prairie’s seniors can easily take advantage of the big city’s vast shopping and cultural attractions, as well as its extensive selection of hospitals.
Within the city limits of Grand Prairie, seniors only have a choice between three assisted living communities, but when expanding their search to nearby areas, the number of facilities grows to 20. On average, seniors pay around $4,400 a month for assisted living in Grand Prairie; however, prices often vary depending on the amenities offered and how much assistance is needed.
Paying for Assisted Living in Grand Prairie, TX
The Cost of Assisted Living in Grand Prairie
Grand Prairie’s assisted living residents pay an average of $100 a month more for their care than seniors across the country and $402 more than older adults throughout the state.
Out of the states bordering Texas, Oklahoma’s cost of care, $3,750, is the closest to what seniors in Grand Prairie pay, followed by Louisiana, where the median cost of assisted living is $761 less per month. In Arkansas, seniors spend about $900 less than seniors in Grand Prairie.
At $4,750 a month, Houston’s average cost of assisted living is among the state’s highest. Compared to Grand Prairie, seniors in Austin and San Antonio save an average of $150 and $801 a month on assisted living, respectively, while El Paso’s seniors are saving about $1,450 a month. Waco, Lubbock and Beaumont are also less expensive than Grand Prairie, at $3,763, $3,425 and $3,590, respectively.
Note: Data for Grand Prairie was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Dallas, was used instead.
Grand Prairie Assisted Living Financial Assistance
For Grand Prairie’s low-income seniors, Medicaid is usually the main source of financial assistance for long-term care. Through the Star Plus waiver program, seniors who meet certain criteria for medical necessity and other factors may be able to have their assisted living care paid for by Medicaid.
Check out our assisted living in Texas state page for more information about the state’s financial assistance options for assisted living.
Grand Prairie Assisted Living Resources
|Dallas County Veterans Services||(972) 692-4939||At the Dallas County Veterans Services office, Grand Prairie’s retired members of the armed forces can receive assistance applying for disability and pension benefits as well as enroll in workforce training programs. The office also offers retired veterans assistance with filing property tax exemptions and applying for education financial assistance programs.|
|The Summit||(972) 237-4141||The Summit is Grand Prairie’s most popular senior center, boasting 60,000 square feet of space that includes a sauna, indoor pool and state-of-the-art gym. The senior center hosts a variety of social, wellness and educational events on-site, and it also serves as the headquarters for the local home-delivered meals program. Some of The Summit’s other amenities include a cards and billiards room and a movie theater that seats 100 people.|
|Long-Term Care Ombudsman||(800) 252-2412||The Long-Term Care Ombudsman advocates for the rights of Texas’ seniors who live in assisted living communities and other senior care facilities. Ombudsmen can investigate complaints filed by facility residents, and they also offer guidance to families when seeking the best care facility for their loved one’s needs. All assistance provided by the office is free and confidential.|
|Grand Connection||(972) 237-8546||Grand Connection offers Grand Prairie’s seniors free transportation for medical appointments, shopping and other trips. Seniors must be at least 60 years of age to qualify, and they must submit an application with proof of age before they can receive transportation services.|
|Dallas Area Agency on Aging||(214) 871-5065||The D.A.A.A. manages an array of programs that can benefit seniors who wish to maintain their independence throughout retirement. Legal assistance, in-home care services, transportation and assistance filing benefits appeals are just a few of the services available through the agency.|
Grand Prairie Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Texas’ Department of Health and Human Services is responsible for licensing and ensuring legal compliance of Grand Prairie’s assisted living facilities. For more details about regulations for the state’s long-term care communities, visit our assisted living in Texas state page.