In order to find the top assisted living communities in the McAllen area, our team of researchers:

  • Sorted through 11 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 13 hours researching assisted living communities in McAllen
  • Read more than 85 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 9 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of McAllen is $5,075, which is significantly higher than the state average of $3,998 and also higher than the national average of $4,300.

Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner
Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner

Jonathan Frank is a Licensed Social Worker with over 10 years experience working with the geriatric population in a variety of different settings. He received his Masters degree from Rutgers University with a certificate in Aging and Gerontological Services. Additionally, he is a Certified Dementia Practitioner accredited by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Jonathan also has Bachelors degree in psychology and worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for 14 years. His passion lies with the elderly and ensuring they age with dignity.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in McAllen, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 11 communities in the McAllen area.

AssistedLiving.org Trusted Communities

AssistedLiving.org’s team of researchers spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the McAllen area to allow seniors and their families to find the community that’s right for them. Click through the facilities listed below to read in-depth reviews, what residents are saying, and details such as base pricing, room types, and more.

Barcelona Assisted Living
16
1-Bedroom Apartments, Companion Suites, Private Rooms, Shared Rooms
Assisted Living, Memory Care
Assisted Living: $3,500, Memory Care: $4,000
Barcelona Assisted Living is in a sunny location and offers a homelike atmosphere. Staff members, including certified nurse assistants, provide care around the clock. The community develops a care plan for each resident, and caregivers have experience assisting residents who use wheelchairs or experience confusion. Available services include help with medication administration, assistance traveling to medical appointments and aid with hygiene and toileting. Laundry service is available as well. Residents can enjoy three meals per day, plus snacks and coffee. Monthly haircuts and group outings are also perks of living here. A cathedral-style living room gives seniors a place to relax, and there are various daily activities to choose from.
What Residents are Saying:
Barcelona Assisted Living stands out to one reviewer because its "food is great and the staff treat the residents with so much dignity and respect." That reviewer goes on to praise the apartments. A second reviewer also singled out the food for praise and called the staff "loving" and "always professional."
3.75 out of 5 stars
(10) Reviews
712 E. Jackson Ave., McAllen, TX 78501
Biltmore Assisted Living
Crossroads Assisted Living
Golden Palms Retirement Center and Healthcare
The Bridges at Edinburg Assisted Living Homes
The Bridges at Mission Assisted Living Homes
The Gardens at Brook Ridge Assisted Living & Memory Care
The Woodlands Assisted Living
Valley View

Our Methodology

It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes AssistedLiving.org stand out. We start by identifying problems and challenges in the senior care industry by gaining insight from conversations with industry professionals, older adults, and those that care for them. Next, our research team led by industry experts apply our data-driven research techniques to understand the magnitude of the challenge and how to overcome it. Finally, we present our findings in easy-to-understand guides and studies and share our actionable results with influencers and caregivers, as well as the general public.

Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available
amenities.

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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