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Page Reviewed / Updated – November 18, 2020

The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Frisco, TX

Situated just 25 miles outside of Dallas, Frisco is a vibrant city that offers everything from top-notch attractions to an array of public and private golf courses to over 90+ miles of paved trails that span 1,300 acres of parkland. Voted the #1 best place to live in America by MONEY magazine in 2018, the attractive urban, modern and affordable city of Frisco welcomes seniors who want to live in a safe and diverse city with plenty of natural outdoor activities. 

With a population of just over 200,000, about 8% of the population is over the age of 65, so it is possible to find companionship in Frisco. Frisco has about 230 days of sun a year, which means that while the summers are hot, residents can spend their days outdoors enjoying the natural beauty of the area. In fact, in terms of climate, Frisco is considered more comfortable than many of the top cities in Texas.

Note: Information for Frisco, TX, was not available, so data from the closest area, Dallas, was used.

Keep reading to find out which assisted living facilities made our list of the top 10 assisted living facilities in Frisco, TX. Additionally, find out more about the cost of assisted living in Frisco and what financial assistance programs are available.

Beehive Homes of Frisco

Located just a few blocks away from the Southwest Community Park, BeeHive Homes of Frisco is an assisted living facility in a residential neighborhood that prides itself on offering family-oriented assisted living support. All residents are offered daily housekeeping services, three home-cooked meals daily, laundry and a variety of exercise options. The facility is staffed 24/7 and staff-to-resident ratios are kept low. Residents can often be found in the living room playing board games or enjoying fresh air out on the patio.

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Landing at Watermere Frisco

Situated just a few blocks away from Grand Park and minutes from the Dallas North Tollway, the Landing at Watermere is an extravagant independent living, assisted living and memory care community. The facility offers customized care for residents at all stages of life along with resort-like amenities such as a bistro where residents can chat with friends over coffee, chef-prepared meals in an elegant dining room, a spacious dog park and a fitness suite. Assisted living residents enjoy discreet help with the activities of daily living from the comfort of their modern and spacious apartments. We included the Landing at Watermere on our list for the luxury lifestyle it creates for seniors.

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Bethesda Gardens Frisco Assisted Living

Bethesda Gardens Frisco is a warm assisted living community located next door to Wakeland High School and just a quarter-mile from the Dallas Parkway. Residents are encouraged to stay active via exercise classes and daily strolls through the courtyards and walking trails behind the facility. They are also welcome to join scheduled trips to the picturesque downtown of Frisco, the Dr. Pepper arena, or the zoo. All residents receive regular health assessments and access to all-day flexible dining in the community restaurant-style dining hall. 

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Parkview in Frisco

The Parkview in Frisco defines the term luxury senior living with modern, elegant apartments and world-class amenities. The senior living facility caters to seniors in various stages of aging by offering independent living, assisted living, and memory care services. Residents in assisted living are able to retain their independence while receiving discreet help with the activities of daily living and all housekeeping and laundry services. While the resort-style pool and spa and majestic theater are eye-catching, it is the exquisite apartments that landed the Parkview in Frisco on our list of the top assisted living facilities in Frisco. 

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Features
  • Watermark University Classes promote life-long learning
  • Move-in coordination service

Parsons House Frisco

Located across the street from the Collin College Frisco campus and just a few blocks away from the Tuscany Meadows Park and Shawnee Trail Sports Complex, Parsons House Frisco offers its senior residents access to plenty of green spaces. The stately independent and assisted living facility holds the distinction of being the first assisted living facility to open in Frisco. Thus, residents can depend on thoughtful and trained caretakers to assist them with the activities of daily living so they can concentrate on more enriching activities such as walking along the campus trails with friends, taking part in daily fitness classes and getting pampered at the on-site salon. 

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Features
  • Guest apartment available for family and friends
  • 24/7 emergency maintenance available

Franklin Park Appletree Court

Tucked into a residential nook behind a Bank of America and across the street from the Arapaho Village Shopping Center is the Appletree Court assisted living community. The all-inclusive community offers seniors their own private apartments with assistive support so that they can comfortably and safely continue to live on their own. Included in monthly rent is assistance with the activities of daily living, transportation to medical appointments, and access to staff 247. Residents also enjoy three meals a day in a community dining area, catching the warm summer breeze on the screened porch and meandering through the courtyard with friends.

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Features
  • Bus with lift available for transportation 
  • 24-hour emergency call systems in every apartment

Lewisville Estates

Located on a green pocket of land right off Interstate 35E, the front of Lewisville Estates offers access to a quiet residential neighborhood while the border of the backyard courtyard offers convenient access to a variety of restaurants and stores within easy walking distance. The perfect location for active seniors who want to enjoy life, Lewisville Estates provides assisted living residents with daily support, housekeeping, chef-prepared meals and a long list of daily activities. Residents especially enjoy the fitness and wellness center, movie theater and the on-site bistro. We included Lewisville Estates for its idyllic location in historic Lewisville.

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Features
  • Library and computer room 
  • Studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments

Sunrise of Plano

Nestled into a residential community just five minutes away from the Preston Park shopping plaza, Sunrise of Plano is an upscale independent living, memory care and assisted living community. Assisted living residents enjoy daily assistance within well-appointed apartments so that they can retain their autonomy safely. Throughout the day residents can often be found enjoying the chef’s specialty Chicago-style pizza in the dining hall, getting pampered in the salon or wandering through the courtyard trails with their pets. 

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Features
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the community 
  • Educational programming available for family members

The Wellington at Arapaho

The Wellington at Arapaho is conveniently located just a few minutes down the street from the Heights Recreation Center and the Richardson Public lIbrary offering its residents access to several outside community resources within walking distance. However, residents also have access to a wide array of amenities within the modern assisted living and independent living community including an ice cream parlor, resident spa, on-site banking, manicured courtyards and a coffee bar. In addition, assisted living residents receive help with the activities of daily living, three daily meals, housekeeping and health care coordination. It's great location, and the long list of amenities made it easy to place the Wellington at Arapaho onto our list.

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Brookdale Collin Oaks

Not only is Brookdale Collin Oaks located within walking distance of a variety of shops and restaurants, but it is also next door to the Medical City Plano Hospital and across the street from the Plano VA Outpatient Clinic. The assisted living and memory care community offers residents the security of access to 24/7 caretakers while allowing assisted living residents to retain their independence in beautifully furnished studio and one-bedroom apartments. Seniors can often be found strolling through the courtyard with friends, catching the warm summer breeze on the porch or relaxing with a coffee at the end of the day by the fireside in the community living room. We placed the Brookdale Collin Oaks on our list due to its extremely convenient proximity to accessible healthcare facilities. 

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The Cost of Senior Living and Care in Frisco

Senior living costs in Frisco are generally somewhat higher than they are in the rest of Texas, according to the 2018 Genworth Cost of Care Survey. Assisted living in Frisco, for example, costs an average of $4,350 a month, while seniors in the rest of Texas pay an average monthly cost of $3,795. Adult day care costs are similarly divergent, with average costs in Frisco of $1,408 that are nearly double the Texas state average cost of $758.

How much does Assisted Living Cost in Frisco?

Assisted living in Frisco costs seniors an average of $4,350 a month. This is more than $500 a month more than the average seniors pay in the rest of Texas, which is $3,795 on average. Houston and Abilene are close to the state average, at $3,863 and $3,868 a month, respectively.

Arlington matches Frisco for monthly costs, at $4,350, while San Angelo rises slightly above these costs at $4,450 for assisted living. Austin seniors pay an average of $5,190 a month, the highest reported cost in the state, while Texarkana and El Paso report some of the lowest costs, at $2,265 and $2,250, respectively.

How much does Home Care Cost in Frisco?

Home care in Frisco costs an average of $4,004 a month, which is also the reported monthly cost seniors pay in Arlington. Home care costs average $3,813 across the rest of the state of Texas, which is somewhat lower than the average of $3,909 seniors pay in Houston.

Austin reports average monthly costs of $4,099, which is the highest among surveyed cities, while El Paso and Texarkana seniors pay some of the lowest costs reported, $3,041 and $3,022 a month, respectively.

How much does Adult Day Care Cost in Frisco?

Adult day care in Frisco costs an average of $1,408 a month. This is the same reported cost paid in Arlington and Austin. This is significantly more expensive than the $758 seniors pay on average across the state of Texas. El Paso and Abilene report some of the lowest costs in the state, at $628 and $618 a month. Among surveyed cities, only Houston approaches Frisco, Arlington and Austin in price, at $1,300 a month.

How much does Nursing Home Costs in Frisco?

Nursing home care in Frisco costs an average of $5,064 a month. This is more than $250 a month over the Texas state average of $4,798 a month for a semi-private room in nursing care. Frisco’s cost is very close to what Houston seniors pay, $5,095 a month, and identical to the average cost paid in Arlington, $5,064.

Austin reports some of the highest costs in the state, at $5,323 a month for nursing care, while the lowest costs in the state are found in San Angelo, where seniors pay $4,365.

Financial Assistance Programs in Frisco

Medicaid Program in Frisco

Seniors in Frisco who meet the income and asset requirements can get help paying for the cost of senior care through the federal Medicaid program. Texas Medicaid pays for basic and urgent medical care, as well as many prescription drugs and some residential care options. Medicaid is an entitlement program that accepts all eligible applicants, without any waiting periods or enrollment caps for coverage.

To be approved for Medicaid in Texas, seniors in Frisco must be citizens or legal residents of the United States and reside in the state. Some proof of citizenship and residency may be required during the sign-up period.

Financially, seniors who apply for Medicaid must meet income standards based on the federal poverty line with an upward adjustment to account for the cost of living in Texas. Seniors who live alone and apply for themselves can earn up to $24,037 a year from all sources combined, including wages from work, interest from investments and pension benefits. Married couples can earn up to $32,591 a year. The Texas Medicaid income limit rises by an additional $8,554 a year for every extra adult who lives in the household, regardless of whether or not they also apply for benefits. 

Seniors in Frisco have several options to apply for Medicaid. Applications may be submitted in person or by mail to a county Health and Human Services office. Seniors can also call for an application packet or apply online at the YourTexasBenefits website, where seniors can browse other free or low-cost health insurance plans.

Medicaid Waivers in Frisco

Texas STAR+PLUS

Seniors in Frisco who need help paying the costs associated with assisted living may be eligible for a STAR+PLUS waiver. This program pays the monthly cost of assisted living for seniors who have been approved for Medicaid and medically cleared for admission into a residential care facility, such as a skilled nursing home. Seniors who opt out of nursing home placement can get a STAR+PLUS waiver by applying directly through their Medicaid caseworker or through the benefits coordinator at a participating assisted living facility.

STAR+PLUS has eligibility requirements of its own, distinct from the more general Medicaid requirements. Seniors applying for STAR+PLUS must be aged 65 or over and earn less than $2,250 a month. Seniors must also report less than $2,000 in personal assets, not counting the first $572,000 in equity in a private home and the value of a single personal car. Intake workers consider assets owned over the course of a five-year look-back period, during which large gifts to friends and family must be counted as countable assets. 

STAR+PLUS offers more services for seniors who meet the income and asset requirements of STAR+PLUS, but who opt out of residential placement and choose to remain at home. Stay-at-home benefits include:

  • Caregiver assistance in the senior’s home
  • Approved home improvement work, including the installation of wheelchair ramps and guard rails
  • In-home supervision for seniors with dementia
  • Adult day care at home or in a local facility

Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS)

Seniors who stay at home in Frisco can get local support to remain as independent as possible through the Texas HCBS program. This program issues vouchers to help pay the costs associated with several necessary services seniors need to remain safe and comfortable in their own homes. Applications can go through a Medicaid worker or the discharge planner at the residential care facility the senior is transitioning out of. HCBS benefits include:

  • Group or family-based residential care services, including live-in services
  • Respite care, which may be administered in the senior’s own home or at a Frisco-area facility
  • Nursing services, including wound care, from a visiting RN
  • Vouchers for public transportation, including city bus and rail service, disabled ride assistance and help booking non-emergency medical transportation in a wheelchair or gurney van
  • Home repairs related to a senior’s limited mobility, including ramps and rails

Texas Home Living (TxHmL)

Seniors in Frisco who have been diagnosed with certain mental or cognitive conditions can get help living as independently as possible through the TxHmL program. This program, which is administered by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services but which distributes funds to a number of Frisco-area nonprofit organizations, picks up some of the cost of:

  • Nursing care in the home
  • Respite care at home or in a local facility
  • Transportation costs within a reasonable radius in the northern Dallas-Ft. Worth area
  • Approved home modifications
  • Durable medical equipment and some adaptive aids, such as leg and back braces, wheelchairs and other mobility devices

Applications for TxHmL can be submitted by the benefits or discharge coordinator at the post-acute facility a senior is transitioning out of, as well as directly through the Department of Aging and Disability Services. To qualify, seniors must meet the residency and financial requirements of Medicaid, as well as present documentation of their age-related disability, such as Alzheimer’s disease or Huntington’s chorea.

Other Financial Assistance Programs in Frisco

Texas Support Services

Frisco seniors can get help with some daily tasks from a caregiver through Texas Support Services. This program funds the hiring of an in-home caregiver to assist seniors with laundry, personal care, food preparation and other normal household activities. Caregivers can also help seniors with tasks outside of the home, such as shopping and other reasonable errands. 

Eligible seniors must have some limiting physical or mental disability that makes normal household activities too difficult to do alone, including a diagnosed drug or alcohol dependency. Because program funds are distributed at the senior’s discretion, caregivers may be anyone the recipient chooses, such as spouses, family members and friends who meet program requirements.

To sign up for the program, seniors can reach out by phone or mail to the Dallas-area Area Agency on Aging, or they can apply directly through their Medicaid caseworker.

Community Care for the Aged/Disabled (CCAD)

Seniors in Frisco can get help remaining independent, or with covering some costs of residential care, through Community Care for the Aged/Disabled (CCAD). CCAD helps cover some costs associated with home care, as well as boarding costs for some residential care in the senior’s Frisco community. Seniors or their loved ones can apply for CCAD online or through the Dallas-area Aging and Disability Resource Center.

Community Attendant Services (CAS)

Frisco seniors who need assistance in their own homes, but who may not be able to afford the cost of an in-home caregiver, can apply for help through Community Attendant Services (CAS). CAS caregivers can assist Frisco seniors at home, in the home of a friend or relative or in an assisted living setting. Seniors can choose any trusted loved one to serve as their caregiver, including spouses and family members. Frisco seniors interested in CAS can request information about the program online.

More Senior Living Resources in Frisco

Resource

Phone Number

Description

Housing Authority of the City of Frisco (972) 377-3031 The Frisco Housing Authority operates a number of low-income public housing units at a single location in town, Frisco Villas. Seniors can apply for more information and for a spot on the waiting list by calling the Authority’s main phone line. The Frisco Housing Authority does not participate in the federal Section 8 housing voucher program.
Project Access (800) 237-6500 Project Access administers the federal Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program for the Frisco area. Seniors who meet program income and asset requirements can request a spot on the low-income housing choice waiting list through the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Section 8 office.
Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program (903) 872-2401 Community Services Inc. provides seniors in Collin County with direct assistance paying their home utility bills, including on an emergency basis to avoid disconnections. Seniors can request an application packet by phone.
Allen Community Outreach (972) 727-9131 Allen Community Outreach operates a non-profit public assistance program in the northern Dallas-Ft. Worth area that can help seniors in Frisco live on their own. Services offered include a food pantry, emergency shelter, donated clothing and vouchers or direct donations for personal care items. The project also offers direct assistance with overdue household bills and assistance with rent on a limited basis. Seniors in Frisco can call for information or visit the Outreach center in Collin County.


For additional information and planning, please read our comprehensive guide to paying for senior care in Texas.