As the oldest and most experienced team of senior care advisors in the Dallas – Fort Worth metroplex, we know the cities and their senior housing options well. Families have many choices and each one offers something different.
Getting to Know Rockwall
Rockwall, Texas is the county seat for Rockwall County. It is one of the top five fastest growing cities in the country. The population climbed from 17,979 in 2000 to almost 38,000 people in 2010.
Major employers in the area include the Rockwall Independent School System, Presbyterian Hospital, Wal-Mart and Costco.
A small, general aviation airport, Ralph M. Hall/Rockwall Municipal Airport, is located just two miles east of the city. Rockwall is also easily accessed by State Highways 66, 205 and 276, as well as Interstate 30.
This means if your senior loved one needs routine medical care or if they experience a sudden health crisis, transportation to and from care centers is easier to access.
Rockwall Health Care Facilities and Senior Housing Communities
Rockwall residents have quick and easy access to almost 40 hospitals. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital and Baylor Emergency Medical Center are two that are located in the city.
The area also offers many independent living, assisted living, memory care and residential care homes for older adults and their families to consider.
Assisted Living Facility Options
If you or your aging loved one think an assisted living community is the best fit, the Rockwall area is home to several and another 25 are located close by. One of our experienced senior care advisors will be happy to help you narrow down your choices and find one that meets your aging family member’s needs.
As we help families research their options, we encourage them to make time to create a list of priorities. We know some older adults we work with want to find a community near their church while others wish to find a community with on-site religious services. Pet-friendly communities are also important to many seniors.
As you are evaluating assisted living communities in Rockwall, Texas, you will find that most cost between $3,000 and $6,000 per month.
Memory Care Facilities
An increasing number of families in Rockwall, County who seek our help are searching for a memory care program for a loved one who has Alzheimer’s or a similar form of dementia. Because some of the behaviors caused by this disease are difficult to manage at home, this type of specialized care is often needed.
In the early stages of Alzheimer’s, people are often able to live at home with some assistance. As the disease progresses, however, many people do require specialized care. Often the specialty care unit for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients exists within a bigger facility that also offers varying levels of care based on a person’s specific needs. Staff members at Alzheimer’s facilities, such as those in the Rockwall TX, area, are specially trained to meet the needs of their memory care patients.
In a memory care program, you will find caregivers who have experience working with and supporting the unique needs of people with memory loss. From supportive dining room aides to an Alzheimer’s-friendly physical plant, these programs allow residents to feel successful and independent. Alzheimer’s care homes are designed to meet the specific needs of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
Residents in a memory care program have a full day of life enrichment activities to enjoy. These programs are designed to help people with Alzheimer’s maintain as much independence as is safely possible. Arts, crafts, music and fitness programs are core elements of daily life.
In Rockwall and the surrounding area, families should budget between $3,500 per month and $6,000 a month for a specialized memory care program.
Residential Care Homes
For seniors who prefer a senior housing option that looks more like a private residence, one of Rockwall’s residential care homes might be a good solution. These care homes are smaller in size allowing caregivers more one-on-one time with each resident.
Monthly fees at a residential care home are usually all-inclusive and vary in price from just under $2,000 month to a little over $5,000.
Independent Living Options in Rockwall
If an older adult is looking for a senior housing option that allows them freedom to live a more carefree lifestyle, one of more than 30 independent living communities in and around Rockwall, Texas may be the answer. These communities offer seniors privacy, freedom from the burdens of homeownership and a wide variety of life enrichment programs to enjoy each day.
Residents can choose activities that range from wellness and fitness classes to Bible study, art projects, gardening, card groups and more.
The cost of an independent living community in the Rockwall area varies depending upon the services and amenities each one offers. While some communities have a monthly fee of less than $2,000 a month, others with larger apartments and richer amenity packages might cost $6,000 or more a month.
Let an Experienced, Local Senior Care Advisor Help
The Senior Living Specialists have helped more than 2,000 families find a senior care solution in the Dallas – Fort Worth metroplex. Because we are compensated by a referral fee when a senior moves into a community or care home, our services are free for families.
Call today at 214-929-5055 to let us help you in your senior housing search!
Senior Living Specialists is a free service for seniors and their families. We are compensated by a referral fee when a senior moves into a community or care home.