McKinney, Texas, is a large, affluent suburb in the northern part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. It’s close to several major highways allowing residents fast access to all that Dallas offers, including professional sporting events, the Dallas Zoo, and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Closer to home, Historic Downtown McKinney is known for locally owned and operated shops and eateries, plus different community events and festivals throughout the year. McKinney residents also have access to exemplary health care from the Texas Presbyterian Hospital System. 

McKinney seniors number about one in ten of the city’s 199,000 residents, and many retirees may be considering an assisted living community as their health declines. Assisted living homes offer residents access to personal care 24-7, including grooming and mobility help. Meals are provided, often with restaurant-style service, with an emphasis on nutrition. Many assisted living communities have amenities such as a pool or patio, plus different activities during the week. McKinney’s average monthly cost for assisted living is $4,400 per month. 

Our guide covers the costs of assisted living and other types of care in McKinney, as well as more information about the community, including free resources for seniors and their families. 

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Mckinney, TX

2015

The Ivy of McKinney

3392 Medical Center Drive, Mckinney, TX, 75069

The Ivy of McKinney is located on the outskirts of McKinney, Texas. The facility aims to promote independence in residents by providing a range of activities and caring assistance. Visitors have found … (read more)
The Ivy of McKinney is located on the outskirts of McKinney, Texas. The facility aims to promote independence in residents by providing a range of activities and caring assistance. Visitors have found … (read more)

2015, 2016

Brookdale Stonebridge Ranch

1650 South Stonebridge Dr., Mckinney, TX, 75070

The Brookdale Stoneridge Ranch is a senior living community located near Gabe Nesbitt Community Park in Mckinney, Texas. Residents enjoy live entertainment from local musicians and high school drama c … (read more)
The Brookdale Stoneridge Ranch is a senior living community located near Gabe Nesbitt Community Park in Mckinney, Texas. Residents enjoy live entertainment from local musicians and high school drama c … (read more)

Anthology of Stonebridge Ranch

3300 S. Stonebridge Dr., Mckinney, TX, 75070

We’re moving into Anthology of Stonebridge Ranch. It’s relatively new, beautifully appointed, and has attentive management. The executive director is very cooperative and communicative. It’s one of th … (read more)
We’re moving into Anthology of Stonebridge Ranch. It’s relatively new, beautifully appointed, and has attentive management. The executive director is very cooperative and communicative. It’s one of th … (read more)

Stonefield Assisted Living & Memory Care

2701 Alma Road, Mckinney, TX, 75070

The administrator- Andrea is so capable, caring and a wonderful leader for her staff. She will do what needs to be done if a problem comes up – even if she needs to do it herself!
The administrator- Andrea is so capable, caring and a wonderful leader for her staff. She will do what needs to be done if a problem comes up – even if she needs to do it herself!

Randy Lee Senior Living

308 Randy Lee Lane, Mckinney, TX, 75071

Randy Lee Senior Living is located in the city of McKinney, Texas, around 30 miles from Dallas. This assisted living facility provides both private and shared rooms, as well as companion suites for co … (read more)
Randy Lee Senior Living is located in the city of McKinney, Texas, around 30 miles from Dallas. This assisted living facility provides both private and shared rooms, as well as companion suites for co … (read more)

Legend of McKinney

220 S Crutcher Crossing, Mckinney, TX, 75070

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 visited … (read more)
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 visited … (read more)

HarborChase of McKinney

265 Plateau Drive, Mckinney, TX, 75069

I had an in-person tour of HarborChase of McKinney. The staff that I spoke with was very helpful in trying to find a solution for us. The apartments were very good-sized. If I end up moving my parents … (read more)
I had an in-person tour of HarborChase of McKinney. The staff that I spoke with was very helpful in trying to find a solution for us. The apartments were very good-sized. If I end up moving my parents … (read more)

Redbud Place

101 West Wilson Creek Parkway, Mckinney, TX, 75069

I didn’t really take a complete tour at Redbud Place because of the COVID, and I didn’t know that it was a self-pay when I went in, but the two ladies that I spoke with were super nice. It seemed like … (read more)
I didn’t really take a complete tour at Redbud Place because of the COVID, and I didn’t know that it was a self-pay when I went in, but the two ladies that I spoke with were super nice. It seemed like … (read more)

Hidden Springs of McKinney

6421 McKinney Ranch Parkway, Mckinney, TX, 75070


Greenfield Residential Care Home

3401 Los Alamos Ln, Mckinney, TX, 75070


Alpha & Omega Residential Care Home

9604 Log Run Ct, Mckinney, TX, 75070

Alpha & Omega Residential Care Home in McKinney, Texas, offers more than just assistance with daily life. Residents love the truly home-like atmosphere, especially when they are hesitant about mov … (read more)
Alpha & Omega Residential Care Home in McKinney, Texas, offers more than just assistance with daily life. Residents love the truly home-like atmosphere, especially when they are hesitant about mov … (read more)

Serein Residential Care Home

4401 Citabria Drive, Mckinney, TX, 75070

Serein Residential Care Home is located in McKinney, Texas. There is a low staff to resident ratio, so every resident is able to get quality care whenever they need it. The staff are trained at assist … (read more)
Serein Residential Care Home is located in McKinney, Texas. There is a low staff to resident ratio, so every resident is able to get quality care whenever they need it. The staff are trained at assist … (read more)

The Mulberry House I

2620 St. Michelle Lane, Mckinney, TX, 75070

The Mulberry House I is located just outside of central McKinney, Texas. It provides two staff members per six residents during the day, and one staff member per six residents at night. The low staff- … (read more)
The Mulberry House I is located just outside of central McKinney, Texas. It provides two staff members per six residents during the day, and one staff member per six residents at night. The low staff- … (read more)

The Mulberry House II

3216 Brentwood Drive, Mckinney, TX, 75070

The Mulberry House II is an assisted living facility for those 55 and up, which is located less than five miles south of downtown McKinney, TX. The facility offers both private and shared rooms, as we … (read more)
The Mulberry House II is an assisted living facility for those 55 and up, which is located less than five miles south of downtown McKinney, TX. The facility offers both private and shared rooms, as we … (read more)

Cariad at North Brook

2301 North Brook Dr., Mckinney, TX, 75070


Park Manor of Mckinney

1801 Pearson Avenue, Mckinney, TX, 75069

Loved the courtyard, it was the perfect setting to visit with my mother-in-law. The staff was always so kind and loving to my mom
Loved the courtyard, it was the perfect setting to visit with my mother-in-law. The staff was always so kind and loving to my mom

The Oxford Grand at McKinney

2851 Orchid Drive, Mckinney, TX, 75072

My mom was at The Oxford Grand at McKinney last year after her rehab. She did not like that place. It was fine for what she needed in the short term, but she wanted to go home. It was nice, and she sa … (read more)
My mom was at The Oxford Grand at McKinney last year after her rehab. She did not like that place. It was fine for what she needed in the short term, but she wanted to go home. It was nice, and she sa … (read more)

2014, 2015, 2016

Mustang Creek Estates – Allen

720 Creek Valley Court, Allen, TX, 75002

Mustang Creek Estates is located in Allen, Texas, which is approximately 30 minutes north of Dallas and just a short drive from the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, state road 75 and Lavon Lake. Vi … (read more)
Mustang Creek Estates is located in Allen, Texas, which is approximately 30 minutes north of Dallas and just a short drive from the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, state road 75 and Lavon Lake. Vi … (read more)

2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

DaySpring Assisted Living

6400 Cheyenne Trail, Plano, TX, 75023

DaySpring Assisted Living is nestled in Plano, Texas, not far from The Courses at Watters Creek. Residents enjoy the different gatherings available to residents, such as ice cream socials on the weeke … (read more)
DaySpring Assisted Living is nestled in Plano, Texas, not far from The Courses at Watters Creek. Residents enjoy the different gatherings available to residents, such as ice cream socials on the weeke … (read more)

The Waterford at Plano

3401 Premier Drive, Plano, TX, 75023

The Waterford at Plano is conveniently located off the Central Expressway in Plano, Texas, and offers easy access to medical facilities and shopping. Visitors remark on how responsive management is an … (read more)
The Waterford at Plano is conveniently located off the Central Expressway in Plano, Texas, and offers easy access to medical facilities and shopping. Visitors remark on how responsive management is an … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in McKinney

The Texas Department of Health and Senior Services licenses and regulates assisted living communities in McKinney, as in all of Texas. Facilities undergo inspections and are issued licenses depending on the level of care they provide, either a Type A or Type B. The staff must hold the proper certification and levels of training, which is also part of the inspections. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in McKinney

  • Seniors in McKinney may feel secure living here since the crime rates are lower than the national averages. Violent crime is just 10.2, compared to the national average of 22.7, while property crime rates are 26.2, compared to 35.4 for the country. 
  • Texas doesn’t have a state income tax, which can benefit seniors on a fixed income. This includes all income derived from Social Security and withdrawals from retirement accounts. Seniors also receive a homestead tax exemption and a property tax deferral. 
  • McKinney, as part of the greater Dallas area, is a member of the AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly Communities, a list of cities across the nation that are senior-friendly, including offering access resources and general livability. 
  • The cost of living in McKinney is 107.9, which is slightly higher than the median for the country, 100. The highest category in the cost of living here is housing, 136.5, while health care is the lowest, 96.4. 
  • McKinney summers are long and hot, with temperatures reaching 93 degrees in July, and 229 days of sunshine per year, compared to 205 for the national average. Winters are mild, which people sensitive to the cold may appreciate. The city gets just 2 inches of snow per year, and January lows are 32 degrees. 
  • Both air and water quality in McKinney are higher than average. Air quality rates 80 out of 100, while water quality is 61 out of 100. The national averages are 55 out of 100 and 58 out of 100, respectively. 
  • McKinney elderly have plenty of options for health care in the city, with access to the Baylor, Scott, and White hospitals and medical systems, as well as more doctors per 100,000 residents, 228 compared to the national average of 210. 

Paying for Assisted Living in McKinney

The average monthly costs for assisted living accommodations in McKinney are $4,400 per month, according to the Genworth Financial Cost of Care Survey 2020. This is a few hundred dollars more than the Texas average of $3,998 and $100 more than the national average of $4,300. 

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

Compared to other cities nearby, McKinney’s assisted living fees are notably higher. Sherman, Waco, and Tyler are all close to McKinney and considered North Texas cities, and each is several hundred dollars lower than McKinney, at $3,400, $3,763 and $3,450, respectively. Austin, another large Texas metro area, has assisted living fees closer to that of McKinney, $4,250 per month. 

$4400

McKinney

$3998

Texas

$4300

The United States

$3763

Waco

$3400

Sherman

$3450

Tyler

$4250

Austin

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

McKinney seniors have other options for senior living. For those who need a higher level of medical care and medication management than offered by assisted living, a nursing home may be a better fit, which averages $5,171 per month for a semiprivate room and $6,692 per month for a private one. Adult day health care has care similar to that offered by assisted living, including a meal, but seniors return home at night. The cost is much lower at $1,571 per month. Finally, for elderly residents aging in place at home, assistance from a home health care worker or home health aid may help them retain independence, with light housekeeping assistance or in-home medical care. Both of these services are $4,385 per month. 

$4385

Homemaker Services

$4385

Home Health Aide

$1571

Adult Day Health Care

$4400

Assisted Living Facility

$5171

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$6692

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Data for McKinney was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Dallas, was used instead.

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.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in McKinney

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

The city of McKinney and the state of Texas offer several free resources for seniors, helping them access health care and find assisted living accommodations, plus aid them with applying for Social Security and other government benefits.

ResourceContactDescription
Collin County Committee on Wellness Center for Older Adults(972) 953-7669Services from this agency include assistance funding medical equipment and locating preventative health care services. Seniors can attend counseling sessions and support groups, covering topics such as grief and loss. There are also caregiver resources and support groups.
North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging(800) 272-3921The NCTAA addresses the needs of elderly residents in seven North Texas counties. Representatives of this agency can help seniors apply for Social Security and Medicaid and find appropriate supplemental Medicare coverage. Other programs for seniors include reducing the risks of homelessness, health screenings and help with financial planning and budgeting for long-term care. It also provides funding for senior citizens centers in the area, giving seniors a free or low-cost space for fitness classes, playing games and attending social events. 
Collin County Veteran Services(972) 881-3060Military veterans who need help filing claims and applying for their VA benefits can find it here. Agents of the Veterans Services program also help veterans file appeals and determine if they’re eligible for assistance paying for assisted living through the VA. Other resources include health benefits and counseling for PTSD.
Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman(800) 252-2412Long Term Care Ombudsman services address the needs of individuals in long-term care communities, focusing on advocating for greater staff training and regulations of these communities at the state and local levels. Ombudsman representatives also help families or seniors find a good fit for assisted living, evaluating the amenities and drawbacks of each local facility with a fair assessment.
DFW DME Exchange of Dallas Inc.(214) 997-3639The Dallas-Fort Worth Durable Medical Exchange service offers area seniors loans of durable medical equipment, including mobility aids, safety equipment, such as grab bars and showering chairs and accessibility equipment such as wheelchair ramps.

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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in McKinney