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The average cost of assisted living in the city is $4,350 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the city, as well as financing options to pay for it. You’ll find in-depth information on 7 assisted living facilities in Allen and 30 in surrounding areas.
The Cost of Senior Care in Allen, TX
Mustang Creek Estates Residential Assisted Living, located in Allen, provides seniors with a selection of amenities to encourage an enjoyable senior living experience.
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Mustang Creek is a lovely facility in Allen close to many restaurants and shopping. The facility is beautiful inside and out. The staff seem pleasant and helpful when I visited. The residents were out and about and I noticed their activity calendar was quite full. When asked about more advanced medical assistance as...Read more Mustang Creek Estates - Allen reviews
If you are considering this place....DONT! They will give you the hard sell - only for you to find out later, they told you what you wanted to hear, not what they can actually do for your loved one. If your loved one is VERY independent, they might be ok, but if your loved one needs even the most basic care, TRUST ME...Read more Mustang Creek Estates - Allen reviews
Mustang Spring is clean and homelike. It's very spacious throughout except for in the bedroom area. The staff is always polite and willing to help. Although, communicating and work as a team could be exercised more. The food is great and wholesome. The activities are stimulating and residents usually participate. Outdo...Read more Mustang Creek Estates - Allen reviews
Read fine print from lawyer owner(s). Mom died, relatives cleaned place immediately. 3 (three) weeks before end of month, they charged the next month too. $5,800 charged to Mom's loved ones. Greed reaches to the heavens! Mom always complained at sub par food and being cold. Couldn't make any friends with unfriend...Read more Mustang Creek Estates - Allen reviews
My father was a resident at Mustang Creek Estates until his death in December. Most of the care-givers were kind and compassionate people. However, I can not say the same for the management team. Imagine my utter disbelief upon receiving a bill for the 30 day period following his death. I called, and was told it wa...Read more Mustang Creek Estates - Allen reviews
Lack of compassion by aids. Have witnessed aids sitting around just talking while residents call out for help. I myself go to their aid then make aid attend to residents. They do not seem to care nor put much effort in caregiving which is unacceptable. W/D room dirty and unorganized. I cleaned washer mysel because ther...Read more Mustang Creek Estates - Allen reviews
According to Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care study, the average monthly cost of assisted living in Allen is $4,350, which is higher than the state ($3,795) and national ($4,000) averages. Prices in nearby cities, such as Sherman ($3,795), Waco ($3,695) and Tyler ($3,800), are also lower, making Allen one of the most expensive cities in the area for seniors seeking assisted living.
Assisted living prices vary statewide. Austin has the highest average costs at $5,190 per month, while prices are lowest in El Paso at $2,250 per month.
Note: Senior care cost data wasn’t available for Allen, so data for the closest city, Dallas, was used.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas
Senior care costs on average in Allen start at $1,408 per month for adult day health services and go up to $5,064 for semiprivate nursing home care. 44 hours of in-home care services from a homemaker costs $4,004 per month, while a home health aide costs $4,040. Assisted living, which includes room-and-board, costs an average of $4,350 per month.
When weighing the costs of each senior care option it’s important to recognize that residential care services, such as a nursing home or assisted living, include ongoing expenses, such as food, utilities and home maintenance.
Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart
Medicaid is the jointly funded state and federal program that provides low-income individuals with access to essential health services, such as hospitalization, X-rays and long-term care. Medicaid is a nationwide entitlement program, therefore, enrollment is guaranteed for everyone who meets the eligibility criteria.
In Texas, Medicaid is administered through Health and Human Services and most programs are delivered through managed care organizations. To qualify for long-term coverage that includes access to home and community based services, seniors must:
Applicants are allowed to keep a home in which they and/or their spouse live, as long as that home is worth no more than $585,000.
Community Spouse Income and Asset Limits
Special income and asset rules apply when only one spouse in a married couple needs long-term Medicaid.
The non-applicant, called the community spouse, can receive up to $3,160.50 per month in income that’s transferred from the applicant spouse to ensure the community spouse has enough money to live on.
The community spouse is also entitled to up to 50% of the couple’s joint assets, worth up to $126,420 under the community spouse resource allowance.
Note: Texas is a Medicaid income cap state. This means that seniors with income that exceeds Medicaid eligibility limits cannot spend-down their excess income on medical expenses in order to qualify for Medicaid coverage.
STAR+PLUS Managed Care Program
Seniors aged 65 or older who have Medicaid coverage and need the type of care normally provided in a nursing facility may qualify for home and community based services through STAR+PLUS, a Texas Medicaid managed care program.
STAR+PLUS lets medically fragile seniors remain in a community setting, such as assisted living, by funding additional services and supports that would normally be provided in a nursing home.
Services available through STAR+PLUS include:
Allen is located within the STAR+PLUS Dallas Managed Care Service Area where the managed care organizations are Molina and Superior.
For more information on Texas Medicaid and the STAR+PLUS program, contact the local Texas Health and Human Services benefits office at (214) 750-4619.
Elderlife Financial Reverse Mortgage
Elderlife Financial is a licensed financial services provider that helps seniors access funds to pay for assisted living. Elderlife offers a reverse mortgage — a financial product that allows elderly homeowners to leverage the equity within their home.
To qualify for a reverse mortgage, the applicants must be aged 62 or older, and at least one homeowner must plan on remaining in the house. This can make a reverse mortgage a financial option for couples when only one spouse needs to move into assisted living.
In accordance with federal rules, all reverse mortgage applicants must complete HUD-endorsed financial counselling.
To learn more, call Elderlife Financial at (888) 228-4500.
VA Aid and Attendance and Housebound
VA Aid and Attendance Benefits and VA Housebound Allowance are two VA cash benefit programs for veterans and survivors who qualify for a regular VA pension and are either permanently disabled (doesn’t have to be service related) or have a chronic condition that restricts their ability to care for themselves.
For the Housebound Allowance, veterans and survivors must have a permanent disability that prevents them from leaving their home most of the time.
For the Aid and Attendance Benefit, veterans and survivors must have either a severe visual impairment, be bedridden most of the time, live in a nursing facility or need help from a caregiver to perform activities of daily living.
Note: Successful applicants can receive benefits from only one of these two programs.
For more information, contact the Veterans Service Officer at Collin County Veterans Services at (972) 881-3060.
Veterans and survivors can contact Collin County Veterans Services for free help with VA benefit applications and appeals, information on state veterans benefits and assistance obtaining service records.
Primary care, mental health and medical imaging services are available at the Plano VA Clinic, an outpatient clinic affiliated with the VA North Texas Health Care System.
Collin County Veterans Services
900 E. Park Blvd., Plano, TX 75074
Plano VA Clinic
3804 15th St., Plano, TX 75075-4752
Allen Parks and Recreation Department operates the Allen Senior Recreation Center, a community center for individuals aged 50 and older. Annual memberships cost just $5 per year and include access to a fully-furnished fitness center, computer lab, billiards and ping-pong tables and special events, such as holiday parties. The center offers a low-cost lunch daily and hosts a variety of fitness classes, social groups and seniors wellness programs.
Allen Senior Recreation Center
451 St. Mary Dr., Allen, TX 75002
Allen Community Outreach is a charitable organization that operates a food pantry, low-cost resale boutique and free case management program for area residents.
Low-income seniors who need legal advice can attend the Collin County Legal Aid Clinic held on the second Thursday of each month from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the FUMC Allen Fellowship Hall.
Allen Community Outreach
801 E. Main St., Allen, TX 75002
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