5 Assisted Living Facilities near Mission, TX
There are 5 Assisted Living Facilities in the Mission area, with 2 in Mission and 3 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Mission is $3,200 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,630. Cheaper nearby regions include Mcallen with an average starting cost of $2,850.
To help you with your search, browse the 21 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Mission. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Mission 4.8 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Pharr with an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars.
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Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Mission, TX
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Mission
Mission, Texas, was the site of the first citrus trees in the Rio Grande Valley, and the blossom is still on the orange here every spring. Seniors from Mission's seven assisted living communities can tour the groves when they're in bloom, and many local farmers are happy to sell a few right off the tree (as long as the foreman doesn't notice).
Active seniors enjoy as much independence as their health will allow in assisted living facilities in Mission, thanks in part to the close regulation of the Texas Department of Health and Human Services, which inspects each site for quality of care and staff training. The staff at each community is trained in emergency response to resident calls, but more often they help the residents perform the activities of daily living (ADLs), such as dressing and grooming. Many communities also offer to plan trips and schedule offsite rides for their residents, though services vary by the property.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Mission
Mission's weather rarely gets cold, which is good for seniors with COPD and other temperature-sensitive issues. Winter lows drop to only 47 degrees Fahrenheit, while summer highs climb to an average 98 degrees. Mission gets about 22 inches of rain each year.
- Mission is very affordable for seniors who pay most of their own bills. Groceries here typically go for just 81 percent the national average, while healthcare averages 90 percent of the national average.
- There's no income tax in Texas, which saves a lot for seniors who have to make it on limited retirement income. Shoppers pay a sales tax of between 6.25 and 8.25 percent on most items, as well as a 20 cent gas tax.
- Crime is about one-third less common in Mission than the national average for the United States. On balance, this area gets very little violent crime, which encourages local seniors to step out and enjoy the warm evenings.
- Public transportation in Mission is provided by Valley Metro Transit, which operates fixed-schedule bus routes throughout the area. Riders over age 60, and those with disabilities, ride at a discount with valid ID.
- The Mission area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Mission Regional Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Assisted Living in Mission
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Mission start around $3,200 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.
It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Mission and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Mission
Seniors in Texas can get help covering the cost of assisted living through the STAR+PLUS Medicaid waiver program. Aging citizens can ask their Medicaid intake worker for information about the program.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Texas page.
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Texas page.
Free Assisted Living Resources in Mission
Mission and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
To see a list of free assisted living resources in Mission, please visit our Assisted Living in Texas page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Mission
Mission-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Texas are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Texas page for more information about these laws.
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Mission
Review of The Bridges at Mission
I found The Bridges at Mission to be very comforting and homey. My mother had very advanced Alzheimer's, so they took me to the Alzheimer's unit and showed me everything that they did. They were ve... Read more
Review of The Bridges at Mission
I visited The Bridges at Mission. I guess I was not really pleased with it, which was why we did not move forward there. The rooms did not have showers in them. It was just one shared shower and ev... Read more
Review of Crossroads Assisted Living Community
Beautiful,clean,like a nice hotel! The staff is so nice and acommadating. Kay who is in charge of admission is amazing, she takes really good care of everyone. My mom really enjoyed the concert ... Read more