47 Assisted Living Facilities near Mckinney, TX
With an average cost of $3,408 in Mckinney, it’s often difficult to find assisted living communities that provide high-quality care at an affordable price. At Caring.com, our mission is to make this process as smooth and painless as possible, and we’ve helped many families along the way.
This guide provides everything you need to quickly compare communities and narrow your search, including 82 unique reviews from residents and our comprehensive database that gives pricing, amenity information, photos and more on the 16 facilities in Mckinney.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Mckinney, TX
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Mckinney
McKinney, Texas, is an affluent suburb located in the thriving Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex. A quaint downtown area and plenty of options for shopping and entertainment make McKinney an attractive town for retirees. There are 15 assisted living facilities in McKinney proper, with 43 others in the nearby northern suburbs. Residents in assisted living communities receive assistance with daily living tasks as needed. Texas Assisted Living facilities are regulated by the Department of Health and Human Services. Texas licenses assisted living facilities based on residents' physical and mental ability to evacuate the facility in an emergency and whether nighttime attendance is necessary. The Type A facilities house residents that 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 Mckinney
Weather in North Texas means long, hot summers and mild winters. Those with health conditions that are alleviated by warm weather will find relief.
Cost of living in McKinney is 117.2, based on a US average of 100. Housing is significantly higher than the rest of the country; however grocery cost (97 compared to 100) and healthcare (103 compared to 100) are closer to the national average.
- The crime rate in McKinney is lower than the national average. Cities are scored on a score of 1-100. McKinney violent crime is 12.0. (US average is 31.1) and McKinney property crime is 32.6. (US average is 38.1). Much of the property crime is car break-ins; seniors should consider securing their belongings.
- McKinney residents aged 65 and over may be eligible for a free transit service through the City of McKinney. 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 McKinney area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Baylor University hospital systems and Dallas Methodist hospital branches, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- McKinney, 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 Mckinney
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Mckinney start around $3,408 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 Mckinney 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 Mckinney
The Texas Department of Health and Human Services can help seniors find assisted living homes within their budget and 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 Mckinney
Mckinney 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 Mckinney, please visit our Assisted Living in Texas page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Mckinney
Mckinney-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 Mckinney
Review of The Ivy of McKinney
The salesperson at The Ivy of McKinney was very welcoming and gave us a lot of good information about assisted living compared to independent and a mixture of the two. They were helpful and invitin... Read more
Review of Brookdale Stonebridge Ranch
Brookdale Stonebridge Ranch wasn't my first choice, but I like it. It wasn't as nice as some of the other places, just because it's an older community. It's just dated, but everything it had to off... Read more
Review of Legend of McKinney
Legend of McKinney is my first choice. My tour there was fine. The place was exceptional, and their rooms were much bigger, nicer and more like a home compared to that of the other community I visi... Read more