Assisted Living in Rockwall, Texas
Rockwall is a suburb to the east of Dallas, a waterside town on the shores of Lake Ray Hubbard. The community is far enough away from the bustling city center to afford residents the more laid-back pace of a small town, yet close enough to the amenities and health care Dallas offers to allow easy access when needed. Residents of Rockwall may opt to spend time hiking, fishing or boating in the parks near the lake, or take in a professional football game at Dallas Cowboys Stadium. The cost of living in Rockwall is a little higher than the national average but less than other parts of the DFW metroplex. Texas does not levy a state income tax at all, and retirement income is also considered exempt, which may further help Rockwall seniors budgeting for long-term care.
The monthly costs for assisted living in Rockwall average $4,150, although the costs between facilities will vary.
Note: Data for Rockwall was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Dallas, was used.
Paying for Assisted Living in Rockwall, Texas
The Cost of Assisted Living in Rockwall
The average monthly cost for assisted living in Rockwall is several hundred dollars more than Texas overall, $4,150 compared to $3,750. Texas average assisted living costs are higher per month than many of its neighbors, with New Mexico ($4,100) to the west being the only exception. Louisiana and Arkansas, to the east, are both lower, at $3,650 and $3,175, respectively, as is Oklahoma to the north, which averages $3,518 per month.
Rockwall is one of the more expensive cities in Texas for assisted living. Austin ($5,395) is more than a thousand dollars per month, on average, than Rockwall. Houston and San Antonio are two of the largest metro areas in the state, and both cities have monthly average assisted living costs less than Rockwall; both cities are $3,750 per month. Kerrville, a larger city west of Rockwall, is also on par with the Texas average, at $3,750. Tyler, just east of Rockwall, is much lower per month, averaging $3,293.
Rockwall Assisted Living Financial Assistance
Rockwall seniors who are enrolled in Texas Medicaid may be eligible for a waiver to help pay for the costs of assisted living or a caregiver and home health care aide. Applicants for the STAR+PLUS HCBS program must demonstrate that they require nursing-home levels of care and be enrolled in Medicaid.
Learn more about this program, the eligibility requirements and the application process on our Assisted Living in Texas page.
Rockwall Assisted Living Resources
|Rockwall County Veterans Service Office||(972) 204-7280||The Veterans’ Service Office represents military veterans, helping them access government benefits such as pensions and health care resources, including mental health counseling. The agency also operates different support groups for veterans and surviving spouses. Some travel assistance to the center to participate in group counseling may be provided. |
|North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging||(800) 272-3921||The North Central AAA represents the interests of North Texas seniors, including developing programs for their health care and general well-being. Other services include counseling for grief and caregiver respite, and assistance with applying for government benefits and finding long term care accommodations.|
|Legal Aid of Northwest Texas ||(888) 529-5277||Area attorneys dispense pro bono legal advice on civil matters including bankruptcy and divorce. Some lawyers may also provide free or reduced rate representation for civil court cases and pursuing cases of elder abuse, neglect or complaints against long-term care facilities.|
|Dallas Area Regional Transit (DART)||(214) 979-1111||The DART is a light rail and fixed bus route public transportation system that operates throughout the metroplex. Rockwall seniors are eligible for reduced rate passes, and the DART provides limited handicapped and paratransit service for those who need it.|
|North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging Long Term Care Ombudsman||(800) 272-3921||Ombudsman services advocate for the needs of the elderly in long term care facilities. These caseworkers investigate complaints on behalf of residents or their families. Other services include working to establish new laws to protect the elderly and those in assisted living and nursing homes.|
|The Center||(972) 771-7740||The Center is a community center in Rockwall with a fitness room and different community activities. It also features programs just for seniors 55 and older, such as bingo and exercise classes designed for the elderly. Currently, The Center also operates virtual hobby groups and fitness classes. |
|Wellness Center For Older Adults||(972) 953-7669||The Wellness Center operates programs specifically designed to address the health care needs of the elderly. These programs include educational seminars and health screenings. There is also a loan closet of durable medical equipment such as wheelchairs and canes, TTY equipment and toileting chairs, although items are dependant on donations.|
Rockwall Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
The Texas Department of Health and Human Services licenses and regulates Rockwall assisted living facilities for cleanliness and general liveability and monitors the training and certification of the staff employed therein. Visit our Assisted Living in Texas page to learn more about these regulations.