Assisted living allows residents to maintain as much independence as desired, but with the knowledge that personal care and support services are available as needed. Assisted living arrangements in Denton Texas, provide seniors with assistance for activities of daily living (ADLs) such as bathing, grooming, dressing and cleaning. Assisted living may also provide transportation to and from the doctor, dentist, grocery store or anywhere else the senior needs or wants to go. The idea is to facilitate as much independence as possible. Denton assisted living facilities do not provide complex medical services, as do nursing homes.
The living environment is usually a senior apartment setting with units ranging from studio to one and two bedrooms and a small kitchenette. Meals are usually provided in a common dining room as part of the living accommodations.
The city of Denton is 39 miles Northwest of Dallas and is the 11th largest city in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. It offers a small town atmosphere with close proximity to big city facilities, such as, the international airport and world class medical facilities. There are two universities in Denton, the University of North Texas and Texas Women’s University, offering opportunities for continuing education and recreation.
The City of Denton is also known for its fairs and festivals, especially music festivals. The North Texas State Fair and Rodeo and the Denton Arts and Jazz Festival are popular events held in Denton that elderly residents can easily attend.
The cost of assisted living is something to plan for far in advance of when the services are needed. People who have long term care insurance should maintain that insurance as part of their plan for their retirement years and everyone with access to long term care insurance should obtain it. Without long term care insurance all assisted living expenses must be paid out of pocket and for some the cost is out of reach and the seniors will need to continue being cared for by family members. The average cost of 12 months of assisted living for 2012 in Texas is $38,400and is expected to grow at 5% annually.