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Life is better when you live with a nurse.

Our goal is to help residents stay active and involved, while supporting independence for as long as possible. Whether you’re looking for a short-term stay or you’d like to settle down with us for good, we offer a wide range of activities and care, in a family home environment.

garden at raised beds
Birthday celebrations with custom cakes

Abiding Joy provides a full spectrum of daily services to help everyone live a life full of dignity, purpose, and respect. Those that live with us become a part of our family. We are here to help them live safely and to enable them to feel well cared for.

Abiding Joy is a personal care home in Arlington, Texas that has been customized to provide assisted living level of care. Owned and living on site is a registered nurse with over 25 years of experience.  Our mission is to enrich the aging experience by providing opportunities for active, engaged, and purposeful living. No stairs to negotiate means less falls.  Enjoy outings in our wheelchair van.  Spend time enjoying the peaceful backyard garden and invite your family over for a dip in the pool.

Birthday celebrations
birthday with family

Each of our guests has a large private room and bathroom.  Rooms are furnished with an electric hospital bed, dresser, and TV with cable.  We encourage guests to bring furniture and decorations to make their room feel familiar and homey. Bathrooms have flat entry showers for safety and grab rails around the toilet and in the showers. Guests enjoy housekeeping and laundry service, so that they can spend their time enjoying life. Home cooked meals are served three times a day family-style at the dining room table.

family style meals


The exceptional care we provide includes any combination of the following.



Walking and transferring assistance.

Specialized diets.

Mechanical lifts including a Sara Sit to Stand lift and Hoyer lifts. Incontinence care including timed toileting.

Fall prevention program. 

Dementia care.

We are skilled at basic wound care to complex wounds.

Ostomy care.

IV medications and fluids.

Diabetes monitoring and management, including sliding scale insulin. Foley catheters.  


Last February, unexpectedly, I found myself in need of a place to recuperate from radical surgery for cancer. One of the families in our Community Group at church, quietly mentioned they had room in their private family care giving program. Long story short, I spent over 2 months in a beautiful garden-like setting. Quiet, nurturing, pet and music "therapy" available, family style meals or served in your room if preferred. You may enjoy poolside tea and coffee time, a little gardening or play a board game in the family/tv room if you like. Karen (an RN) and Dave have a wealth of experience and knowledge regarding health, nutrition, recouperation, aging and have numerous contacts in the world of "care giving." They have created a wonderful professional and faith-based environment for you or your loved one to tuck into when you are in need of a place to be.
My medical team believes I recovered more efficiently and quickly due to the excellent care, nutrition and gentle environment provided by all involved at Abiding Joy. Thank you Dave, Karen, Adam and Renee. You were one of my favorite surprises during recovery!



Thank you for taking him to church so that we could all worship together, which was such a wonderful experience.
Thank you for allowing me to come and eat with you all.
I really enjoyed our conversations .
Thank you for arranging for me to eat with just Daddy on the back porch during Covid, in what would be his last months of life.
We talked about things I never knew about, and never would have known about, regarding our heritage and background, during those days.
Thank you for seeing through all the things you had to attend to, in order to see the man he used to be.
I know that you all got paid to do what you did but, as you know, I have seen other places that also get paid who do not do half of what you all did.
I want you to know that I still recommend you all if the subject of home health care ever comes up.
I applaud you for doing the work you do, and I am especially blessed to know that your children are a part of the picture, as well.



My mother has been living at this home for several years and considers the Raschios her family! They absolutely care for her and love her as though she is part of their family. I cannot imagine feeling more secure and at ease with my mother at any other facility. They advocate for her and are so in tune with her medical needs! She is so much healthier and happier living with them. They eat homemade meals together, take her to doctors appointments and Bible study and a variety of other things she enjoys. They are truly wonderful. I am beyond thankful they consider this work their calling.


Abiding Joy has more than met our family's expectations for our loved one's months in their home. For Joe it's been a great "family" experience, as the Raschio's teens are fully involved with the residents. They go above and beyond to provide outside experiences.


1133 Ridgewood Terrace
Arlington, Texas 76012


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