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The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Mckinney, TX for 2024

Just over 10% of people living in McKinney are aged 65 and over, as of 2021 Census estimates, which makes up 20,471 of the total population. Memory loss and other issues caused by Alzheimer's disease are serious concerns for residents of the city, and have been increasing in severity. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of Alzheimer's-related deaths jumped by 33.5% between 2016 and 2020, making it the primary cause of death in around 10% of all fatalities in McKinney. At the state level, the Alzheimer's Association reports the number of deaths from the disease at 10,101 per year.

Funding for prevention, treatment and general research is increasing in response to this growing problem, as is the number of dementia care facilities for seniors currently living with the disease. These facilities provide a safe, stable and supervised environment for long-term care, including accommodation, meals, activities and wellness programs. This guide discusses the cost of memory care in McKinney and surrounding areas, the availability of financial assistance and senior-related resources in the city.

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What to Consider About Memory Care in McKinney

Memory care facilities are licensed and regulated by the Texas Department of Aging and Disabilities. Inspections are conducted every 2 years by the Department of Health and Human Services. The Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit is also authorized to investigate complaints about neglect or exploitation in Medicaid-funded facilities.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in McKinney

  • The cost of living in McKinney is higher than the national average. On a 100-point cost of living index, McKinney scored 110, with the median home cost driving up averages. Prices for essential costs like groceries, health and utilities are also slightly higher than the U.S. average. Memory care communities typically have fixed monthly rates, which can help seniors maintain a budget despite higher living costs in the area.
  • There are eight hospitals near McKinney, making it a great location for seniors and their families. Medical City McKinney offers comprehensive medical services, including cardiac, wound and stroke care. It also specializes in senior mental health care. Medical City McKinney runs the Center for Joint Replacement. Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital provides specialized cardiovascular in-patient and outpatient services.  
  • Weather in McKinney can be very hot in the summer, with temperatures averaging around 95 degrees in August. Winter lows get down into the 30s. McKinney also experiences tornado season from March through May. The city operates an extreme weather website with resources to help keep residents safe and informed. With 229 sunny days every year, residents can enjoy 24 more days of sunshine compared to the national average. 
  • Health quality in McKinney is better than the national average in many categories, starting with 228 physicians per capita compared to the national average of 210 per 100,000 people. The cost of health care is also slightly lower than the national average, with a 96.9 score on a 100-point scale, where 100 signifies the average. The EPA’s air quality index, which measures hazardous air pollutants, gives McKinney a 61/100 score. This is considered healthier compared to the national average of 58. McKinney rates near-perfect on the EPA Superfund Index due to its environmental cleanup efforts. 
  • Texas has some helpful tax laws for seniors. In 2023, the state passed a tax relief measure that provides property tax breaks for disabled individuals and those over 65 years of age. In McKinney, the residential homestead exemption was also increased from $65,000 to $80,000 by the City Council for residents over 65. 

Paying for Memory Care in McKinney

Note: Residential memory care is usually offered in assisted living facilities, and in general, memory care rates tend to be 20-30% higher than assisted living rates. No national database currently tracks memory care costs in the United States, so we’ve estimated the monthly memory care costs listed below by adding 25% to the rates listed in Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey.

Memory care costs average $4,375 monthly, $1,250 less compared to the national average of $5,625.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

Memory care in McKinney costs roughly $4,375 as compared to Texas’ average cost of $4,998 a month. Cost of care varies widely throughout the state with comparable costs in Abilene and much higher rates in nearby Dallas at $5,244. Rates are significantly higher in Austin at $6,681 and costs are much lower in Texarkana, with average monthly costs around $3,463.

McKinney

$4,375

Texas

$4,998

United States

$5,625

Abilene

$4,311

Austin

$6,681

Texarkana

$3,463

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Families researching long-term care for their loved ones quickly discover the importance of sound financial planning. In addition to memory care, several alternatives exist that can ease the burden of caregivers. Seniors can find cost savings at an assisted living facility, with rates averaging $3,500 for monthly care. On the other end of the spectrum, comprehensive care at a skilled nursing facility is significantly higher with rates around $7,064 a month. In-home care provides daily living assistance in the senior’s home for $4,767. Home health care offers some skilled nursing services at home for the same monthly rate. 

Memory Care

$4,375

In-Home Care

$4,767

Home Health Care

$4,767

Assisted Living Facility

$3,500

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$7,604

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

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in McKinney

In Mckinney there are options for seniors who need financial assistance paying for Memory Care. For more information about other options, who qualifies, and how to apply, visit our Memory Care in Texas page.

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More Ways to Pay for Memory Care

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in Texas page.

Free & Low-Cost Memory Care Resources in McKinney

There are many programs and services in the McKinney area that provide resources to seniors and families who need memory care. The following list includes support for caregivers, tax assistance information, access to free health screenings and a helpline where seniors can receive direct referrals to community-based resources.

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Chapter(800) 272-3900The Dallas and Northeast Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association serves Collin County and the surrounding area. The association provides valuable resources, including a 24/7 helpline for questions, care consultations and early-stage support to help seniors and their families understand dementia treatment.
Texas Health and Human Services(512) 424-6500Texas Health and Human Services oversees the Area Agency on Aging. This agency provides benefit counselors to help seniors understand Medicare qualifications and benefits. The organization’s website also contains free resources for caregivers caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, information on advance planning and end-of-life care.
AARP, Dallas/Fort Worth(866) 227-7443The Dallas/Fort Worth AARP serves seniors in the McKinney area by providing free resources devoted to supporting caregivers, providing vaccination information and offering informational sessions with topics such as brain health. The organization also provides tax assistance from trained volunteers who offer services through the Tax-Aide Foundation.
Wellness Center for Older Adults(972) 953-7669The Wellness Center for Older Adults is a nonprofit providing free and low-cost services to seniors in the McKinney area. Health screenings, health education, durable medical equipment loans and medication management resources are free. Other services such as foot care and lab work are available at a low cost.
Aging & Disability Resource Center(855) 937-2372The Aging and Disability Resource Center is operated by Texas Health and Human Services. The program's mission is to streamline access to long-term services by providing a single phone number that unifies communication. Seniors receive direct referrals to care communities, transportation options for doctor visits and related services.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in McKinney

Mckinney Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in Texas are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Texas page for more information about these laws.

Laws and Regulations for memory care in Texas

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Donna

I visited this facility

Review of Brookdale Stonebridge Ranch

Brookdale Stonebridge Ranch was nice. I saw their memory care, and the staff showed me a room. The room was very adequate. It was big for a studio, I thought. The staff seemed very attentive to the...

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Chris

I visited this facility

Review of Legend of McKinney

I went to visit the Legend of McKinney. They were very organized. The staff was prepared to show us the different sections. Tori was our tour guide, and she took us through the entire facility. It...

Provider response

Thank you so much, Chris, for taking the time to write this glowing review! We are so glad that you had a great experience during your visit and we hope to earn the privilege to serve you and your...

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Jeffrie

I visited this facility

Review of Hidden Springs of McKinney

I went to Hidden Springs of McKinney. Qiu helped me, she was very, very nice, very professional. They were probably going to be my second choice, but it is farther for me over there. It was 16...

Provider response

Thank you for your review!

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