When seniors and retirees require assistance with certain activities on a daily basis, but do not need intensive 24-hour care, assisted living care may be the answer. Assisted living facilities, or ALFs, provide services to keep their residents safe and healthy and provide social activities to keep residents involved. Carrollton, Texas, located in the midst of the Dallas/Ft. Worth area offers several assisted living choices as well other options for long-term care. Independent living, nursing homes, continuing care retirement communities and in-home residential providers are all available in the immediate area.
Carrollton has much to offer seniors. The city was ranked 15th in the nation by Money Magazine as the Best Place to Live. For health care, Carrollton is home to Baylor Medical Center, an acute care facility, with a Senior Health Care Center. Two other hospitals offering long-term, acute care are also available in the immediate area. The city is well located for shopping since it is close to several major malls. Because Carrollton is near Dallas, it is convenient to attend many performing arts events, such as opera, symphony, ballet and theater. If athletic events are of interest, there are professional teams for football, the Dallas Cowboys; basketball, the Dallas Mavericks; baseball, the Texas Rangers; and professional soccer and ice hockey teams. Dallas and Ft.Worth both have zoos for outings as well as the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Several world-renown museums are located nearby as well.
Carrollton’s humid subtropical climate is very conducive to outdoor activities year round. There are many parks in the area offering walking trails, golf courses, swimming facilities and a Senior Center.
Carrollton and the areas in the Dallas area enjoy a lower than average cost of living index. The average cost for a one-bedroom in an assisted living facility is $3,375 per month. Skilled nursing home care costs on average $4,213 per month for a semi-private room and $5,323 for a private room per month. In-home care by a home health aide costs $3,592 per month.
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