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Your Guide To Assisted Living In Arlington, TX In 2023

According to 2023 estimates published by Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey, the monthly median cost of assisted living facilities in Arlington is $4,450, which is slightly lower than the national median of $4,774.

Activity Calendar - Cambridge Place Senior Care
Activity Calendar – Cambridge Place Senior Care

Typically, assisted living communities offer several levels of care, with residents paying more for higher levels of assistance, such as help with eating or with other ADLs. Many communities also charge extra fees for services like laundry, medication management or onsite physician access.

Arlington offers an array of assisted living options, though a reasonable range to expect is anywhere from $2,790 per month to higher-end options closer to $4,000 or $5,000 per month. Most communities also charge a one-time community fee, which can run from $500 up to $3,000, per our communities below. Always closely review each community’s pricing structure and breakdown before signing on the dotted line.

Activity Calendar
Activity Calendar

How to Pay For Assisted Living in Arlington, Texas

Assisted living costs vary significantly from one locale to another, but regardless of where you live, it’s best to plan ahead for the expense. Medicare only helps pay for the medical costs a person incurs while living in an assisted living community, which leaves room, board and personal care costs to the individual. Private health insurance providers often have similar limitations.

Independent Senior Living Community Activities  Houston, TX
Independent Senior Living Community Activities Houston, TX

Many communities have a company that they work with to provide bridge loans until a new resident sells their home, says Mitzie Watson, owner of Assisted Living Locators MidCities in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area. Almost all care communities in Arlington require private pay. Residents may use their social security income, along with savings and retirement income to pay for assisted living, Watson explains.

However, long-term care insurance can help cover the daunting costs associated with assisted living. Specific benefits vary depending on the policy and policyholder, so if you already have long-term care insurance, review your benefits carefully before attempting to apply them to assisted living costs. If you don’t already have a plan, compare how coverage differs from one provider to another as you shop around.

Moving Beyond Expectations: The Assisted Living Activity Calendar
Moving Beyond Expectations: The Assisted Living Activity Calendar

Veterans should connect with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to see if they’re eligible for Aid & Attendance (A&A) benefits. This monthly stipend can be used toward the cost of a long-term care or assisted living facility.

For those who qualify, Medicaid can also help cover some costs associated with residing in an assisted living community—though typically not room and board.