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Senior Living

*Average monthly state cost: $2,225

Senior living communities, also known as retirement communities, are designed for older adults, usually ages 55 and older, who can care for themselves, but do not require continual assistance. These communities offer amenities such as a pool, tennis courts, and other socialization opportunities. These neighborhoods may partner with outside home care agencies for residents who need minimal assistance, however it is not a requirement for the community to offer these services.


  • Home maintenance and repairs
  • Lawn care, trash pickup, and snow removal
  • Variety of dining options
  • Variety of life enrichment activities and outings
  • Housekeeping, laundry (may be an add-on service)

Senior Living Prices in Sherman Area, Texas

In 2017, Nursing Home monthly costs for a Semi-Private and Private room in the Sherman Area were $4,258, which is significantly lower than the national median of $7,148 for a semi-private room and $8,121 for a private room. And still slightly lower than the median cost in Texas, which is $4,563 for a semi-private room and $6,053 for a private room.

Over the next ten years, Assisted Living monthly prices are expected to rise to about $4,395.  Annual rates for Assisted Living in Sherman Area will raise from the current $ 39,240 to $52,735 by 2027.

By 2037, Home Health Care Prices for Homemaker Services and Home Health Aide Services will increase to $4,736, which is still significantly less when compared to the expected national median for Home Health Care Services monthly cost $7,214 for Homemaker Services and $7,403 for Home Health Aide Services (SOURCE).

In the next thirty years, Sherman Area, Texas Nursing Home annual costs for a semi-private and private room are expected to increase to $124,033. This is nearly three times the yearly cost for Nursing Home rooms now. However, Sherman Area residents can still expect to pay less than both Texas and the National Median, which by 2047 is likely to increase in Texas to $132,893 for a semi-private room and $176,304 for a private room and Nationally to $208,198 for a semi-private room and $236,549 for a private room.

Adult Day Health Care costs for 2017 and projected costs over the next thirty years were unavailable.  However, all senior living options; Home Health Care, Assisted Living, and Nursing Home Care calculated by the Genworth report find that the median costs in Sherman area, Texas will continue to be below the national average.

New Senior Living Regulations in McKinney, Texas

The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DDS) is responsible for licensing Assisted Living facilities in Texas.  The DDS also reports on new regulations that these facilities must follow to remain operational.

The DDS has reported updated regulations for Assisted Living facilities in McKinney, Texas.

  • Residents are now able to hire a licensed home support service to assist in additional health care services at the facility.
  • Staff must assess all new residents within 14 days of being admitted into the Assisted Living Facility. The assessment is designed to provide staff with the information needed to create an individual care plan.
  • If a resident is unable or would prefer not to take their medication, a licensed staff person who holds a medication permit and is an employee of the facility may administer the drug to the resident.
  • Each room is only allowed to keep four residents per unit. The bedrooms must have private toilets or connecting toilets for each gender.
  • Employees must have a high school diploma or equivalent certification to work as a manager is a small facility. Larger facilities managers must hold an associate’s degree in healthcare management or nursing.

Tips on Selecting a Senior Living Community

In recent years, Senior Living Communities have increased the number of services they provide their residents. Whether you need Independent Living or Skilled Nursing and Memory Care, there is a Senior Living Community option available for you.

Here are helpful tips on how to select a Senior Living Community that is right for you or your loved one.

Know your loved one’s preferences.

Is it essential to have a private room, or does your loved one want to ensure their cat or dog can make a move with them?  Understanding the values and preferences of what your loved one wants in a Senior Living Community will allow you to narrow your search to a community that offers these preferences.

Assess the level of care your loved one needs.

Senior Living options span the various levels of care an older adult may need.  It is important to understand what level of care your loved one will require.  For instance, and independent living and Assisted living facility won’t provide around the clock care like a Skilled Nursing Center provides.

Research your options.

Senior Living Specialist are leading experts in the area and can help you navigate the options in your area that best suit your preferences (SOURCE).

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