When seniors are searching for personalized long-term residential care, assisted living can provide the ideal solution. In assisted living facilities, seniors who need assistance with daily activities such as meals and transportation, can have these needs met with dignity. At the same time, maintaining a sense of independence for all residents is encouraged. Assisted living facilities (ALFs) in Wichita Falls provide more care services than an independent living community but less than those provided in nursing homes.
This northern area of Texas is fortunate to have a lower than average cost of living index. There are several options for long-term or short-term care for retirees. The cost of a one-bedroom in an assisted living facility in Wichita Falls is $2,865 per month, while the cost of a semi-private room in a nursing home is $3,802. A private room in a nursing home is $5,064. In home residential senior care by a home care provider averages $3,116 per month. Health care is available locally at Kell West Regional Hospital and at United Regional Health Care, medical facilities that are the choice of many residents in North Texas and Southern Oklahoma.
With the percentage of the population of those 65 years and over at 12.3%, Wichita Falls offers several attractions that appeal to seniors. A climate that is described as subtropical makes being outside for activities possible for much of the year. River Bend Nature Center offers walking trails; Lucy Park, one of 9 city parks, offers walking paths along a riverwalk and a Frisbee golf course; and shopping is available at two shopping centers. For those who enjoy watching athletic activities, Wichita Falls is home to two semi-pro football teams, the Wichita Falls Drillers and the Wichita Falls Kings. It is also home to a baseball club, a basketball team and a hockey team. Auto racing is also available. There are museums; Texas rodeos; and live theater with offerings such as Shakespeare, ballet and rock concerts to be enjoyed.
Finding the assisted living facility that would be just right for you can begin on this page. There are several options for long-term care in Wichita Falls, and this directory allows you to search by option or by address and zip code.