70 Assisted Living Facilities near Allen, TX
There are 70 Assisted Living Facilities in the Allen area, with 12 in Allen and 58 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Allen is $3,426 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Mckinney with an average starting cost of $3,421.
To help you with your search, browse the 354 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Allen. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Allen 4.2 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Plano with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 7 families in Allen find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Allen, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Allen, TX
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Allen
Allen, Texas, is an affluent suburb located in the thriving Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex. A family-centered community and plenty of options for shopping and entertainment make Allen an attractive choice for retirees. There are 11 assisted living facilities in Allen proper, with 50 others in the nearby northern suburbs. Texas Assisted Living facilities are regulated by the Department of Health and Human Services and licensed based on residents' ability to evacuate the facility in an emergency and whether nighttime attendance is necessary. The Type A facilities house residents who do not require routine attendance during sleeping hours and are able to follow directions in an emergency; Type B facilities are for those who require staff assistance to evacuate and are not capable of following directions during an emergency.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Allen
Weather in North Texas means long, hot summers and mild winters. Those with health conditions that are alleviated by warm weather will find relief, but the stifling summer air can be a concern for seniors with respiratory problems.
- The ocos of living in Allen is 119, based on a US average of 100. Housing is significantly higher than the rest of the country; however grocery costs and health care are closer to the national average.
- The crime rate in Allen is lower than the national average. Allen's violent crime is about two-thirds of the U.S. average, and property crime is also much lower than average. Much of the property crime is car break-ins, which won't be a problem for most seniors in assisted living.
- Allen residents aged 65 and over may be eligible for a free transit service through the City of Allen. In addition, the Dallas area is served by buses and a rail line called the DART, which offers reduced rates for seniors. Those with VA benefits or a qualifying disability may also receive the free service.
- The Allen area is home to world-class medical facilities, including the Texas Health Center hospital complex and Dallas Methodist hospital branches, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Allen, a suburb of Dallas is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, meaning that its elected leadership “has made the commitment to actively work toward making their town, city or county a great place for people of all ages,” according to AARP.
Paying for Assisted Living in Allen
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Allen start around $3,426 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.
It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Allen and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Allen
The Texas Department of Health and Human Services can help seniors find assisted living homes in Allen, Texas, within their budget and that provide the level of care they require. Those with Medicaid, Medicare or SSI income, may be eligible for assisted living financing. The STAR+PLUS serves specific areas of the state, providing an alternative to nursing facility placement and also covers the cost of assisted living.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Texas page.
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Texas page.
Free Assisted Living Resources in Allen
Allen and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
To see a list of free assisted living resources in Allen, please visit our Assisted Living in Texas page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Allen
Allen-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Texas are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Texas page for more information about these laws.
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Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Allen
Review of Mustang Creek Estates - Allen
My father is in Mustang Creek Estates - Allen. It seems fine so far. Everything is good. The staff has been very, very helpful. We chose it because of the more homey feeling. I've seen them doing g... Read more
Review of Vitality Court Texas Star
I really liked Vitality Court Texas Star in Allen. That would have been our first choice. They do a lot of stuff. It was a really nice facility, and the staff there was amazing. I think their chef ... Read more
Review of Mustang Creek Estates - Allen
Mustang Creek is just a different style, but it was nice. It is more home style. Ten or eleven residents are in one house with a common living area. They have a common kitchen. They have a house su... Read more