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Find the Best Assisted Living in Dallas, TX

Many older adults need a little help with daily tasks and activities well before they require the services of a nursing home. Assisted living communities bridge this gap, but it’s not always easy to find the right one. We created this guide by comparing the customer reviews and local availability of 34 businesses and choosing nine favorites from the top assisted living facilities in Dallas.

Top 9 Dallas Assisted Living Facilities

Caruth Haven Court Read Author Review

Offers assisted living in Dallas. Provides lifestyle programs, activities and wellness programs. Allows residents to choose between four apartment floor plans.

Edgemere Read Author Review

Offers assisted living, independent living, memory care and rehabilitation at its facility in Dallas. Includes a golf course, gardens, restaurants and a movie theater on its gated grounds.

Juliette Fowler Communities Read Author Review

Offers assisted living, independent living, memory care, skilled nursing and short-term rehabilitation in Dallas. Includes an on-site library, private dining options and on-site events.

Monticello West Read Author Review

Offers assisted living, independent living and memory care services in Dallas. Provides personalized care plans for each resident and an on-site wellness program. Allows residents to choose between multiple apartment options.

Simpson Place Read Author Review

Offers assisted living and skilled nursing for long- and short-term residents in Dallas. Provides on-site entertainment, including movie nights, and on-site fitness and art classes for residents.

The Forum at Park Lane Read Author Review

Offers independent and assisted living in Dallas. Provides on-site entertainment in the form of classes and events. Includes amenities such as a fitness center, gardens, a library and community rooms.

The Reserve at North Dallas Read Author Review

Offers assisted living, independent living, memory care, skilled nursing and short-term rehabilitation at its facility in Dallas. Provides dining service and a calendar of events to all residents.

The Sage Oak Read Author Review

Offers assisted living in its five small residential homes in Dallas. Includes private bedrooms for up to eight residents at each location. Provides an on-site hair salon at its Lakewood location.

Ventana by Buckner Read Author Review

Offers assisted living, independent living and memory care at its facility in Dallas. Provides 24-hour staffing, daily meals, medication management, housekeeping, laundry services and certain therapies.

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What to consider about assisted living in Dallas

One in 10 Dallas-area residents are over the age of 65, creating a strong community of older adults across the city. As a result, there are quite a few options when it comes to picking an assisted living facility.

For the most part, Dallas is a great place to retire. However, when choosing an assisted community, it’s still important to consider how the area fares when it comes to certain factors:

  • Regulation: Assisted living facilities in Dallas are regulated and licensed by Texas Health and Human Services, which sets standards for resident care and hiring qualified staff members.
  • Climate: Dallas is known for its balmy, sunny weather, making good for older people who enjoy warm climates. However, the city is also close to Tornado Alley and occasionally experiences storm damage.
  • Health Care: Dallas is home to many hospitals, including the UT Southwestern Medical Center, which is nationally recognized for its geriatrics and gastroenterology programs and treatment of cancer, cardiology and diabetes. This centrally located hospital has many programs for older patients, including comprehensive assessments and home-based primary care.
  • Crime: Dallas has a higher crime rate than the national average. The city only has a seven on the crime index, with 100 being the safest, according to NeighborhoodScout.
  • Taxes: Texas doesn’t charge income tax, so Social Security and other retirement incomes are often tax-free. However, the state does have one of the highest sales taxes in the country.

How much does assisted living cost in Dallas?

On average, the cost of assisted living in Dallas is between $3,400 and $5,100 per month. This fee usually covers:

  • Meals
  • Housekeeping
  • Transportation
  • Personal care 
  • Activities

If some of these services or amenities aren’t required by a resident, many communities can reduce their prices accordingly. However, additional fees may be required for memory care or skilled nursing services, and most communities charge a one-time admission fee ranging from $1,500 to $5,000.

The price of assisted living can be offset by select discounts, payment plans or financial assistance. Many communities offer rent specials for 25% - 50% off or will negotiate costs with new residents. There are also alternative financing options like Department of Veterans Affairs benefits, loans and grants.

Dallas assisted living FAQ

What are the benefits of assisted living in Dallas?
Assisted living facilities offer residents the comfort of 24-hour assistance and security along with the independence to live alone and set their own schedules. Communities offer classes, parties, social clubs, exercise groups and more perks to allow residents to enjoy their time there.
What services are provided in assisted living facilities in Dallas?
Assisted living facilities provide nursing and rehabilitation services along with social, intellectual and physical programs to help residents stay healthy and engaged. Each facility’s services and amenities are different, so check with your chosen community to find the best fit.
Does Medicare pay for assisted living in Dallas?
No, Medicare does not typically cover the cost of assisted living. It generally only covers the cost of medical care services like skilled nursing or rehabilitation. On the other hand, some Medicaid programs may help cover the cost of assisted living, though. Contact your Medicaid representative for more details.
What organizations support and protect older adults in Dallas?

Here are a few organizations that help older people in Dallas:

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    Dallas assisted living community information

    Simpson Place

    Simpson Place offers assisted living and skilled nursing services for older people with low or moderate incomes. It provides short- and long-term services and features an in-house restaurant, movie nights, dances, exercise classes and opportunities for creative pursuits. Call Simpson Place to schedule a tour.

    • Located in: Dallas
    • Address: 3922 Simpson St., Dallas, TX 75246
    • Phone: (214) 231-0864
    • Website: simpsonplacedallas.com
    Monticello West

    Monticello West provides independent and assisted living as well as memory care services. A variety of floor plans are available with amenities like boutique kitchens, step-in showers and 24-hour security ready for emergency responses. It also offers mental, physical and spiritual enrichment opportunities with an active event calendar. Life Care Services, its parent company, also operates other facilities in Dallas, Bedford and select states.

    • Located in: Dallas
    • Address: 5114 McKinney Ave., Dallas, TX 75205
    • Phone: (214) 528-0660
    • Website: monticellowestlcs.com
    Edgemere

    Edgemere is a retirement community offering independent and assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing. Its apartments have one to three bedrooms, and the community includes amenities like fine dining, gated grounds, theaters, golf and gardening.

    • Located in: Dallas
    • Address: 8523 Thackery St., Dallas, TX 75225
    • Phone: (214) 265-9100
    • Website: edgemeredallas.com
    Ventana by Buckner

    Ventana by Buckner offers assisted living apartments with a variety of amenities. Care services are individualized, offering 24-hour support to meet residents’ unique needs. The facility features multiple entertainment venues, fine dining experiences and a heated indoor pool. Its parent company, Buckner Retirement Services, operates other facilities in Texas, as well.

    • Located in: Dallas
    • Address: 8301 N. Central Expressway, Dallas, TX 75225
    • Phone: (214) 234-1035
    • Website: ventanabybuckner.com
    The Forum at Park Lane

    The Forum at Park Lane provides independent and assisted living apartments, classes, and social engagements. The campus features restaurant-style dining, a library, a fitness center, gardens, game rooms and other attractions. Its parent company, Five Star Senior Living, has many other retirement communities in select states.

    • Located in: Dallas
    • Address: 7831 Park Lane, Dallas, TX 75225
    • Phone: (972) 349-1812
    • Website: fivestarseniorliving.com
    The Reserve at North Dallas

    The Reserve at North Dallas offers independent and assisted living services. It also features chef-cooked meals, social and cultural engagements, and a variety of other amenities. At the time of publishing, its rates start at $2,025 per month, with many floorplans to choose from. Memory care, skilled nursing and short-term rehabilitation are also available. Its parent company, Senior Lifestyle, also has communities in Irving, Plano and select states.

    • Located in: Dallas
    • Address: 12271 Coit Road, Dallas, TX 75251
    • Phone: (972) 866-7575
    • Website: seniorlifestyle.com
    The Sage Oak

    The Sage Oak is a family-owned and -operated company providing assisted living at five locations in Dallas. Its residential homes accommodate up to eight residents each in private bedrooms. All homes feature comfortable living arrangements, large yards and modern amenities and appliances. We’ve included details for its Lakewood location below.

    • Located in: Dallas
    • Address: 7260 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX 75214
    • Phone: (972) 807-2331
    • Website: thesageoak.com/lakewood
    Caruth Haven Court

    Caruth Haven Court is an assisted living community with 24-hour service and support. Residents enjoy dining, activities, wellness programs, transportation, housekeeping and concierge services. The facility offers multiple floor plans, ranging in size up to 850 square feet. Discovery Senior Living, this facility’s parent company, has other locations in Allen, Southlake, Plano, Lewisville, Keller and Fort Worth along with facilities scattered throughout Texas and select states. Visit Caruth Haven Court’s website to schedule a tour.

    • Located in: Dallas
    • Address: 5585 Caruth Haven Lane, Dallas, TX 75225
    • Phone: (469) 708-3483
    • Website: caruthhavencourt.com
    Juliette Fowler Communities

    Juliette Fowler Communities is a faith-based, nonprofit organization providing independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation services. The facility features amenities like a workout room, a pool, a salon, a library and a country store.

    • Located in: Dallas
    • Address: 1234 Abrams Road, Dallas, TX 75214
    • Phone: (214) 827-0813
    • Website: fowlercommunities.org/your-new-home
    by Sandi Pope ConsumerAffairs Research Team

    Sandi Pope previously worked in the nonprofit sector as an advocate for environmental and social change and believes information access is a human right. As a member of the ConsumerAffairs Research Team, she seeks to provide consumers with the necessary information needed in making life-altering decisions.