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Page Reviewed / Updated – September 30, 2022

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Richardson is in northeast Texas, approximately 15 miles north of Dallas. While the city’s overall cost of living is 14.5% higher than the national average, Richardson also reports health care costs that are 6% lower than national norms. Texas is one of the few U.S. states that have no income tax requirements, which is a particular appeal for seniors who draw pensions. Richardson residents who decide they’d like to make their home in an assisted living facility see a lower-than-average price as well. The Genworth Financial 2021 Cost of Care Survey places Richardson’s average monthly cost of assisted living at $4,195.

In addition to providing a list of the best assisted living facilities in Richardson, TX, this guide provides an overview of the cost of assisted living in Richardson, as well as average costs for other types of care. Additionally, find a list of free and low-cost services that provide seniors with a variety of assistance in their communities.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Richardson, TX

While Richardson’s average monthly price of $4,195 is $305 cheaper than the U.S. average of $4,500, it’s roughly $200 higher than the Texas average of $3,998. Texas’ highest prices are in Austin, where seniors pay an average of $5,345 a month. Those in Houston pay $4,245, while Corpus Christi residents see a much lower average price of $3,388 a month. The lowest reported price is in Texarkana at $2,770 monthly.

  • Richardson: $4,195
  • Texas: $3,998
  • United States: $4,500
  • Corpus Christi: $3,388
  • Houston: $4,245
  • Austin: $5,345
  • Texarkana: $2,770

The Cost of Other Types of Care in Richardson, TX

Most other long-term care options are more expensive. Seniors in need of 24-hour medical support are best served by nursing homes; in Richardson, a semiprivate room in one of these communities averages $5,627 a month, while a private room averages $8,460. In-home care and home health care both average $4,862 a month. Adult day health care is much cheaper at an average of $1,517 a month, but is primarily used to supplement other care types.

  • Assisted Living Facility: $4,195
  • In-Home Care: $4,862
  • Home Health Care: $4,862
  • Adult Day Health Care: $1,517
  • Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room): $5,627
  • Nursing Home Facility (private room): $8,460

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

Franklin Park Appletree Court

Franklin Park Appletree Court is a gracious, comfortable senior living community where staff go out of their way to make residents feel comfortable. Weekly worship services are held in the community room, and there's regular Bible study classes. Regular on-site activities include organized games, musical guests and crafting workshops, and staff and volunteers plan monthly off-site excursions to local restaurants, shopping areas and special events. Families are encouraged to come by on Family Night for a themed dinner and entertainment, and there's a special men's club led by the community's owner. We've featured Franklin Park Appletree Court on this top 10 list due to the strong focus on personalize care, family involvement and active aging. 

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The Wellington at Arapaho

Centrally located close to the Heights Park and Heights Family Aquatic Center, The Wellington at Arapaho provides seniors with a carefree retirement lifestyle. Meals are served restaurant-style, and weekly housekeeping and linen service is included. Each of the private studio, one- and two-bedroom suites is equipped with plenty of closet space, a large walk-in shower and oversized windows to let in lots of sunshine. Residents can contact staff at any time using the in-house medical alert system, and the community is fully equipped with sprinklers and smoke alarms.

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Cottonwood Creek Healthcare Community

Cottonwood Creek Healthcare Community offers seniors a range of long-term care services including assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing care. The purpose-built community is divided into four smaller home-style wings complete with private patios and courtyards, as well as common areas where residents can relax and catch up with their neighbors. Each suite includes a landline phone and cable TV connection, and computers with internet access are available to help seniors stay in touch with friends and family. 

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Sunrise of Plano

Conveniently located just steps from the Preston Parker Crossing shopping mall near the George Bush Turnpike, Sunrise of Plano provides seniors with a range of services including assisted living and memory care. The in-house dining team includes a chef, and meals include Chicago-style pizza, scratch-made baked goods and plenty of locally sourced fruits and vegetables. Well-behaved companion animals are welcome, and there's a large outdoor area complete with walking paths and comfortable seating. 

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  • Wi-Fi available throughout the community
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen service

The Reserve at North Dallas

Located just west of the I75 close to the Medical City Green Oaks Hospital, The Reserve at North Dallas is a spacious, well-appointed independent and assisted living community. Residents enjoy unlimited access to a wide range of amenities including a rehabilitation gym, art center, theater, courtyard and multiple community rooms. There's a restaurant-style dining room, and an intimate private dining room for special occasions and family meals. We featured The Reserve at North Dallas on this top 10 list because this community offers seniors a beautiful setting close to shops, restaurants and medical services.

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  • Pet-friendly
  • Large private suites with full kitchens and in-suite laundry

Brookdale Collin Oaks

Brookdale Collin Oaks is a friendly one-level assisted living and memory care community located just steps from Medical City Plano. Pets are welcome, and there's plenty of walking trails throughout the landscaped grounds that are perfect for dogs and people alike. Residents can exercise their green thumbs in the greenhouse, indulge in some self-care at the beauty shop and enjoy a special meal with family and friends in the private dining room. The stocked fishing pond is a popular place to spend a sunny afternoon, while the fireside living room is a great spot to catch up with friends and neighbors.

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The Waterford at Plano

Located in the Ruisseau Place neighborhood just northwest of the I-75/George Bush Turnpike interchange, The Waterford at Plano provides seniors with the ideal mix of privacy, independence and support. Those who enjoy group activities will find there's plenty to do here, including regular Bible study classes, sing-alongs, special events and fitness classes. The entire community is wheelchair-accessible, and doorways are extra-wide to accommodate mobility scooters.

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  • 24-hour emergency call system
  • Sprinklers and smoke detectors throughout the community

Brookdale Preston

Centrally located just south of I-635 near the Dallas North Tollway, Brookdale Preston is a warm, welcoming assisted living and memory care community. Companion animals are welcome, and there's a large courtyard and garden area along with landscaped grounds. Residents can stay connected with the community-wide Wi-Fi, and transportation to nearby shopping areas, churches and appointments is included. The community's signature programs include B-Fit, a research-based fitness program geared towards older adults, and Rewiring Aging, which helps resident explore new interests by learning how to use tablet computers, virtual reality devices and voice assistants. 

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Mayberry Gardens Assisted Living

Seniors who prefer a small, home-like setting might find that Mayberry Gardens Assisted Living is the right choice. This compact family-style community is designed to give seniors personalized attention and care in a comfortable, familiar environment. The barrier-free community features plenty of indoor and outdoor common areas including a kitchen, living room and patio, and resident rooms include private bathrooms. 

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Edgemere is a luxurious life care community located on a beautifully landscaped gated 16-acre campus. The large assisted living suites feature separate bedrooms, spacious living rooms and barrier-free bathrooms, making it easy for residents to bring along their favorite furnishings and personal items. There's a large library complete with vaulted ceiling and fireplace, sunny dining room with grand piano, and patio area with bistro seating. Aquafit classes are held daily in the indoor heated swimming pool, and wellness programs include organized group activities, games and outings to local museums and shopping areas. 

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  • Multiple dining areas including a formal dining room and casual bistro
  • Close to the UT Southwestern Medical Center