Plano is a city in northeast Texas about 20 miles from downtown Dallas. It has a population estimated at 288,253, including 38,050 seniors. Numerous acute care hospitals, low health care costs and a warm climate make the city an excellent choice for seniors. The area has a number of assisted living facilities that offer various services to meet the ever-changing needs of older adults. The city’s seniors also have access to government agencies and nonprofit organizations that can help them and their families with matters relating to assisted living.

Assisted living combines housing, personal care and a range of physically and mentally stimulating activities and life-enhancing amenities. It’s an ideal solution for those who want to remain independent but don’t feel comfortable aging in place. As amenities at assisted living facilities vary, so do costs. The average monthly cost of assisted living in Plano is $4,195, compared to the nation’s $4,500 and the state’s $3,998.

Seniors can use this guide to navigate their assisted living journey. Local service costs, price comparisons to nearby cities and alternative care methods are discussed in the guide. It also provides a list of valuable resources and information on payment options.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Plano, Texas

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)

2015

Sunrise of Plano

4800 West Parker Road, Plano, TX, 75093

Like staying in a four-star hotel, Sunrise of Plano is touted for its luxurious facility and elegant decor. According to visitors, the food could be served at an upscale restaurant with menu selection … (read more)
Like staying in a four-star hotel, Sunrise of Plano is touted for its luxurious facility and elegant decor. According to visitors, the food could be served at an upscale restaurant with menu selection … (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)

Prestonwood Court

7001 West Plano Parkway, Plano, TX, 75093

Nestled in Plano, Texas, Prestonwood Court is recognized as a beautiful and clean facility. Visitors and relatives are delighted by the supportive staff, raving about specified care plans and expressi … (read more)
Nestled in Plano, Texas, Prestonwood Court is recognized as a beautiful and clean facility. Visitors and relatives are delighted by the supportive staff, raving about specified care plans and expressi … (read more)

2012

Brookdale Collin Oaks

4045 West 15th Street, Plano, TX, 75093

Brookdale Collins Oaks is situated on two acres of peaceful and beautifully maintained grounds in the heart of Plano, in the Greater Dallas-Fort Worth area. The facility offers assisted living, dement … (read more)
Brookdale Collins Oaks is situated on two acres of peaceful and beautifully maintained grounds in the heart of Plano, in the Greater Dallas-Fort Worth area. The facility offers assisted living, dement … (read more)

RLG Dignified Living

2816 Tallahassee Court, Plano, TX, 75074

RLG Dignified Living is a small assisted living facility located near K Avenue in Plano. Family members of residents are very impressed with the staff and describe them as caring, compassionate, suppo … (read more)
RLG Dignified Living is a small assisted living facility located near K Avenue in Plano. Family members of residents are very impressed with the staff and describe them as caring, compassionate, suppo … (read more)

Villagio Of Plano

2129 Bay Hill Drive, Plano, TX, 75023

Villagio of Plano is in close proximity to prominent Plano medical facilities, restaurants and shopping, positioned near Spring Creek Parkway and Custer intersection. Family members are pleased with t … (read more)
Villagio of Plano is in close proximity to prominent Plano medical facilities, restaurants and shopping, positioned near Spring Creek Parkway and Custer intersection. Family members are pleased with t … (read more)

Alma Residential Care

1117 Bass Drive Plano, TX 75025, Plano, TX, 75025

My mother was the first client the facility took on. Alma Residential care center was excellent what we were looking for. The facility was clean, roomy and had great up-grades. The staff is attenti … (read more)
My mother was the first client the facility took on. Alma Residential care center was excellent what we were looking for. The facility was clean, roomy and had great up-grades. The staff is attenti … (read more)

HarborChase of Plano

5340 Towne Square Drive, Plano, TX, 75024

My 99 year old mother has lived at HarborChase for over a year. She absolutely loves it! The director, Ashley, is incredible and always available to help. Her caregivers are the most amazing and ca … (read more)
My 99 year old mother has lived at HarborChase for over a year. She absolutely loves it! The director, Ashley, is incredible and always available to help. Her caregivers are the most amazing and ca … (read more)

Cariad at Village Creek

5217 Village Creek Drive, Plano, TX, 75093

Great community with caring staff and wonderful resident’s! The food is EXCELLENT and offers GREAT variety.
Great community with caring staff and wonderful resident’s! The food is EXCELLENT and offers GREAT variety.

Juniper Village at Spring Creek

6410 Old Orchard Drive, Plano, TX, 75023

HOW LOVELY THIS PLACE IS . ALL THE PEOPLE I HAVE MET AND SPOKEN TOO HAVE BEEN KIND AND VERY INFORMATIVE. THE THANKSGIVING DINNER WAS 5 STARS PLUS . THAT CHEF CAN COOK . MY DAD LOVED IT . THIS IS THE … (read more)
HOW LOVELY THIS PLACE IS . ALL THE PEOPLE I HAVE MET AND SPOKEN TOO HAVE BEEN KIND AND VERY INFORMATIVE. THE THANKSGIVING DINNER WAS 5 STARS PLUS . THAT CHEF CAN COOK . MY DAD LOVED IT . THIS IS THE … (read more)

Life Restoration House Foundation

1205 Windy Meadow Dr, Plano, TX, 75023

This was a group home where my father lived the last 3 months of his life. He received very compassionate care in a home that was very clean, light and bright and very good for his needs. The staff … (read more)
This was a group home where my father lived the last 3 months of his life. He received very compassionate care in a home that was very clean, light and bright and very good for his needs. The staff … (read more)

Anthology of Plano

3670 Mapleshade Lane, Plano, TX, 75075

Anthology of Plano was very nice. They’re very helpful and very good. The facility looked very nice. It’s relatively new, looked well maintained, spacious, and had good activities. I haven’t been ther … (read more)
Anthology of Plano was very nice. They’re very helpful and very good. The facility looked very nice. It’s relatively new, looked well maintained, spacious, and had good activities. I haven’t been ther … (read more)

Mission Ridge Residential Care

3320 Canoncita Lane, Plano, TX, 75023

Mission Ridge Residential Care is a cozy Plano assisted living facility located north of Parker Road, between Coit Road and the Independence Parkway. Family members are pleased with the loving, dedica … (read more)
Mission Ridge Residential Care is a cozy Plano assisted living facility located north of Parker Road, between Coit Road and the Independence Parkway. Family members are pleased with the loving, dedica … (read more)

Wyndham Court of Plano

3000 Midway Road, Plano, TX, 75093

Wyndham Court of Plano was very homey, so when you walk into the building you will feel like you’re walking into a home. It was very pleasant. The staff member was the best we’ve encountered out of a … (read more)
Wyndham Court of Plano was very homey, so when you walk into the building you will feel like you’re walking into a home. It was very pleasant. The staff member was the best we’ve encountered out of a … (read more)

Aylesbury House

1525 Aylesbury Lane, Plano, TX, 75075


Diane House

2101 Diane Drive, Plano, TX, 75074


Avendelle at Merksem Court

2104 Merksem Ct., Plano, TX, 75025


The Legacy At Willow Bend

6101 Ohio Drive, Plano, TX, 75024

My mother is at The Legacy Willow Bend. The aides have been very helpful and nice. They’re short-staffed, though. The thing we do not like definitely is the food. The food is horrible, and at times it … (read more)
My mother is at The Legacy Willow Bend. The aides have been very helpful and nice. They’re short-staffed, though. The thing we do not like definitely is the food. The food is horrible, and at times it … (read more)

Life Care Center of Plano

3800 West Park Boulevard, Plano, TX, 75075


COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Plano

Since most COVID-19 rules for Assisted Living Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Assisted Living in Texas. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Plano

Texas Health and Human Services governs assisted living facilities in Plano and throughout the state. It protects seniors residing in assisted living communities by checking the facilities to ensure they comply with state and federal laws.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Plano

  • Residents of Plano enjoy 229 days of sun each year. Summer temperatures reach 94 degrees in July. Despite above-average rainfall and temperatures as low as 33 degrees in winter, assisted living facilities offer a range of indoor activities. Below-average snowfall ensures a safe and uninterrupted journey for visiting families.
  • Based on a national average of 100, Plano’s cost of living index is 109.3. The city’s housing costs, which are over 40% higher than the national average, account for the largest part of the price difference. Plano is an affluent city, yet seniors living there still enjoy slightly lower-than-average health care costs, and they benefit from significantly lower transportation costs.
  • Plano is considered safe in comparison to many other cities. On a scale ranking crime from 1 to 100, with 100 being the worst, the city’s property crime rate is 29.6, compared to the national average of 35.4. It performs even better when it comes to violent crimes: The city’s rating of 13.0 is much lower than the 22.7 national average.
  • Tax regulations in Texas mean seniors living in Plano face both advantages and disadvantages. The downside is that the state has some of the highest sales taxes in the country. However, since Texas has no state income tax, seniors don’t pay tax on any Social Security retirement benefits or other retirement income.
  • Seniors can quickly get around the city using DART. With an online trip planner, they can schedule personalized trips and find the closest DART stop. Seniors over 65 and people with disabilities can use the rider assistance program to travel by bus, train or car.
  • Residents of Plano have access to world-class health care facilities, such as the Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital, north Texas’ only stand-alone cardiovascular hospital and a cutting-edge institute with over 45 years of experience.

Paying for Assisted Living in Plano

Residents in Plano pay an average of $4,195 per month for assisted living, although prices can vary depending on the services and amenities offered.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

While assisted living services in Plano are somewhat higher than the state average of $3,998, they’re lower than the national monthly rate of $4,500. Rates in Austin are much higher with an average of $5,345, while monthly fees in McAllen are $4,850. Less expensive options can be found in Sherman, where assisted living costs $3,500, and in Waco, where seniors pay an average of $2,800 per month.

$4195

Plano

$3998

Texas

$4500

United States

$4850

McAllen

$5345

Austin

$3500

Sherman

$2800

Waco

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Other types of care are available in Plano, some of which may be more financially viable. One option is adult day health care, which costs $1,517 monthly. Home health care and in-home care deliver services similar to assisted living in the community rather than in a residential setting. These agencies each charge $4,862 a month. Those with more complex needs may require a semiprivate room in a nursing home for $5,627 per month.

$4195

Assisted Living Facility

$4862

In-Home Care

$4862

Home Health Care

$1517

Adult Day Health Care

$5627

Nursing Home (semiprivate room)

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Plano

Look for programs designed to ease the cost of assisted living. The Texas Department of Health and Human Services has a number of services to help seniors stretch limited budgets.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Texas page.

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities in Texas

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 Plano

Several government and nonprofit agencies provide services to older adults in Plano to assist them with obtaining the appropriate care and understanding the costs involved and possible payment options. The following resources are useful for seniors seeking information about benefits, those having problems with their residential placement and those seeking an activity center to enjoy a diverse range of activities.

Resource

Contact

Description

(972) 941-7155

The center is open Monday through Saturday and welcomes adults aged 50 and over. Seniors can enjoy various games, activities and events at the center, including Scrabble, Texas hold 'em and bingo, as well as dance nights.

(972) 953-7669

Plano's Wellness Center For Older Adults provides various services and programs to seniors and caregivers. Health services delivered through the center include blood sugar and blood pressure screenings, ear cleaning and fingernail and toenail clipping. The center also offers individual counseling services, and social workers are on hand to help identify and assist at-risk seniors.

(800) 272-3921

The North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging is one of 28 regional agencies in Texas. It provides information and support to older adults. The AAA focuses on senior rights, housing, benefits, wellness and nutrition. Seniors and their family members can take advantage of various support programs offered by the agency.

(512) 463-6564

As a state agency, the Texas Veterans Commission provides advice and assistance to veterans, their dependents and survivors regarding veterans' disability benefits and rights. Veterans can seek help from the commission in understanding the availability of and eligibility criteria for various veterans benefits and for assistance in filing claims and appeals.

(877) 323-6466

The Office of the Long-Term Ombudsman is responsible for protecting residents' rights in residential long-term care facilities like assisted living communities. They advocate for residents by investigating complaints and monitoring abuse, neglect or exploitation. They also conduct audits and make recommendations to identify potential concerns and give seniors a voice.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Plano

Plano Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities 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 Texas