7 Assisted Living Facilities near Odessa, TX
With an average cost of $3,051 in Odessa, it’s often difficult to find assisted living communities that provide high-quality care at an affordable price. At Caring.com, our mission is to make this process as smooth and painless as possible, and we’ve helped many families along the way.
This guide provides everything you need to quickly compare communities and narrow your search, including 20 unique reviews from residents and our comprehensive database that gives pricing, amenity information, photos and more on the 4 facilities in Odessa.
Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Odessa, TX
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Odessa
Odessa, TX, is an Old West stopover that has grown from the early days of cattle drives into a thriving city of 117,000 people in the great Permian Basin of West Texas. Seniors in this town's eight assisted living communities can ride the range outside of town like their forebears did when the place was settled in the 1880s, then head back to their comfortable community for prepared meals and private or semi-private accommodations. The Texas Department of Health and Human Services regulates all long-term care facilities in the state, and its guidelines for assisted living communities include providing room and board, emergency response if needed, and staff assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) that have become difficult for some seniors to do alone.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Odessa
- Odessa can get hot in summer, with average highs of 95 degrees Fahrenheit in August. This can pose an issue for heat-sensitive seniors, who might want to spend the worst of the heat indoors. Winters are mild, with an average 32 degrees in December. Odessa is semi-arid and gets only 14.5 inches of rain a year.
Odessa's cost of living is somewhat cheaper than in other cities of similar size in the United States. Seniors who shop for their own groceries here pay around 11 percent less than they do elsewhere in America, while health care costs are roughly 3 percent lower in Odessa.
- Texas charges no income tax on wages, pensions or other retirement income, making it one of just nine states in the union that gets by without taxing income. State funds come instead from a sales tax that runs between 6.25 and 8.25 percent, which can cut into the shopping budget of seniors on fixed incomes, and a 20 cent gas tax on drivers.
Crime rates are about one-third higher than the national median in Odessa. Most of this is thefts, and the rate has been in steep decline since the highs of 2015.
- The Midland Odessa Urban Transit District operates EZ-Rider, the local public transportation authority in Odessa. Discount fares are available for riders over age 60 on EZ-Rider's fixed-schedule bus routes, and paratransit service is available if scheduled in advance.
- The Odessa area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Odessa Regional Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Assisted Living in Odessa
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Odessa start around $3,051 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 Odessa 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 Odessa
Low-income seniors in Texas can get help from the STAR+PLUS Medicaid waiver program for some or all of the cost of assisted living.
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 Odessa
Odessa 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 Odessa, please visit our Assisted Living in Texas page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Odessa
Odessa-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.
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Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Odessa
Review of Orchard Park of Permian Basin
My grandmother has moved into Orchard Park. They have been great. They are really helpful and friendly. She is doing really well there, and it has been really good having her there. She gets all th... Read more
Review of The Courtyards Assisted Living & Memory Care
My dad currently lives in The Courtyard. Everybody is so sweet, kind, and very friendly there. The building is modern and his little apartment is very, very nice. We've just been so happy with the ... Read more
Review of Orchard Park of Permian Basin
Orchard Park of Permian Basin was very nice but too dark, and people were not friendly. We didn't feel warmth or love. The room we saw was way too small and seemed confining. We also saw several di... Read more