Mesquite is known as the Rodeo capital of Texas. The city has a population of 140,937, and about 10.7% of residents are aged 65 and older. Seniors who live in Mesquite have access to general medical care at Dallas Regional Medical Center. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020, the average monthly cost of nursing home care in Mesquite is about $2,500 less than the national average of $7,756. This makes Mesquite an attractive option for seniors looking at nursing home care.

Nursing home care provides high-level medical care and assistance to seniors who are extremely frail or have a chronic illness that requires constant care. It’s often the most expensive type of care, and seniors living in Mesquite may want to look at alternative options such as assisted living and home health care if nursing home care isn’t required. 

This article looks at the costs of nursing home care in Mesquite and nearby cities and the costs of alternative care options in Mesquite. Additionally, it looks at resources for seniors. 

Directory of Nursing Homes in Mesquite, TX

Christian Care Senior Living Community – Mesquite

900 Wiggins Parkway, Mesquite, TX, 75150

Christian Care Senior Living Community – Mesquite is located in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and is a member of the Christian Care Centers, making it a faith-based, not-for-profit provider. Residen … (read more)
Christian Care Senior Living Community – Mesquite is located in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and is a member of the Christian Care Centers, making it a faith-based, not-for-profit provider. Residen … (read more)

Willowbend Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

2231 HIGHWAY 80 E, Mesquite, TX, 75150

Excellent staff and care!!
Excellent staff and care!!

Mesquite Tree Nursing Center

434 PAZA DR, Mesquite, TX, 75149

During this Pandemic my MOM LOST HER VISION IN HER RIGHT EYE BECAUSE OF NEGLECT OF THE DOCTORS AND NURSES HIRED AND PAID TO TAKE CARE OF HER! They have no compassion nor empathy for the helpless peopl … (read more)
During this Pandemic my MOM LOST HER VISION IN HER RIGHT EYE BECAUSE OF NEGLECT OF THE DOCTORS AND NURSES HIRED AND PAID TO TAKE CARE OF HER! They have no compassion nor empathy for the helpless peopl … (read more)

Heritage Place

825 W KEARNEY, Mesquite, TX, 75149

My grandmother lived there for several years. One day she got sick. They called my mother & said that "she was sick, but there is no worry". When we got over there, she was Cheyne Stoke breathing. … (read more)
My grandmother lived there for several years. One day she got sick. They called my mother & said that "she was sick, but there is no worry". When we got over there, she was Cheyne Stoke breathing. … (read more)

Edgewood Rehabilitation And Care Center

1101 Windbell Dr, Mesquite, TX, 75149

My husband was in rehab at Edgewood Rehabilitation and Care Center two years ago. It was a nice and clean place. The staff was very nice and the administration was very nice, but they were very short- … (read more)
My husband was in rehab at Edgewood Rehabilitation and Care Center two years ago. It was a nice and clean place. The staff was very nice and the administration was very nice, but they were very short- … (read more)

Town East Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center

3617 O’Hare Drive, Mesquite, TX, 75150

The nursing staff is very good, patient, and helpful. The therapists are friendly, caring,and thorough. The facility is clean and cheerful. There are daily activities offered to the residents, a d … (read more)
The nursing staff is very good, patient, and helpful. The therapists are friendly, caring,and thorough. The facility is clean and cheerful. There are daily activities offered to the residents, a d … (read more)

PALOMINO PLACE

3160 GUS THOMASSON ROAD, Mesquite, TX, 75150

Do not EVER take anyone you love here. They do not take care of their residents. Do not bathe them or feed them on time(sometimes not all all). They dont dispense medications correctly. They dont take … (read more)
Do not EVER take anyone you love here. They do not take care of their residents. Do not bathe them or feed them on time(sometimes not all all). They dont dispense medications correctly. They dont take … (read more)


C. C. Young

4829 W LAWTHER DR, Dallas, TX, 75214

Mediocre nursing staff that needed constant prodding to follow through on many basics. My parent ended up with skin breakdown and was not assisted to be properly cleaned even after I mentioned my con … (read more)
Mediocre nursing staff that needed constant prodding to follow through on many basics. My parent ended up with skin breakdown and was not assisted to be properly cleaned even after I mentioned my con … (read more)

Autumn Leaves

1010 EMERALD ISLE DR, Dallas, TX, 75218

Autumn Leaves on White Rock Lake is located on the edge of White Rock Lake Park in Dallas, Texas. Visitors are pleased to see a kitchenette, refrigerator and microwave in each apartment; the rooms are … (read more)
Autumn Leaves on White Rock Lake is located on the edge of White Rock Lake Park in Dallas, Texas. Visitors are pleased to see a kitchenette, refrigerator and microwave in each apartment; the rooms are … (read more)

Juliette Fowler Communities

1234 Abrams Rd., Dallas, TX, 75214

We were literally told by Juliette Fowler Communities, "its just part of the system and how facilities like this conduct "business." Remember this. If you’re discharged to a facility like this due t … (read more)
We were literally told by Juliette Fowler Communities, "its just part of the system and how facilities like this conduct "business." Remember this. If you’re discharged to a facility like this due t … (read more)

The Manor at Seagoville

2416 Elizabeth Lane, Seagoville, TX, 75159

My mother was there last summer for rehab for a broken hip. She received very good care. Food was good. No complaints.
My mother was there last summer for rehab for a broken hip. She received very good care. Food was good. No complaints.

Golden Acres Living And Rehabilitation Center

2525 Centerville Rd, Dallas, TX, 75228

My mother was admitted to this rehab/ nursing facility on a Friday night, my mother’s and ours worst fear came true ; when the first few hours that she was there two nurses came into her room; my m … (read more)
My mother was admitted to this rehab/ nursing facility on a Friday night, my mother’s and ours worst fear came true ; when the first few hours that she was there two nurses came into her room; my m … (read more)

Brentwood Healthcare Ltd

3505-1 S Buckner Blvd, Dallas, TX, 75227

My mom is in Brentwood Place One. What made me choose that place is the atmosphere, the distance, and the neatness of the place. It is a decent building and has sweet people there. I feel she should g … (read more)
My mom is in Brentwood Place One. What made me choose that place is the atmosphere, the distance, and the neatness of the place. It is a decent building and has sweet people there. I feel she should g … (read more)

Balch Springs Nursing Home

4200 SHEPHERD LN, Balch Springs, TX, 75180

I was in this facility for a few days and had a great time with the staff. When I did my daily walk around in my big blue walker, someone was always with me encouraging me. The room was set at a ver … (read more)
I was in this facility for a few days and had a great time with the staff. When I did my daily walk around in my big blue walker, someone was always with me encouraging me. The room was set at a ver … (read more)

Advanced Health and Rehab Center of Garland

505 W Centerville Road , Garland, TX, 75041

This place is the last call for family members. if you want to end their lives sooner than later send them here. The staff is TERRIBLE and the administration is just as bad. The basic patient needs ar … (read more)
This place is the last call for family members. if you want to end their lives sooner than later send them here. The staff is TERRIBLE and the administration is just as bad. The basic patient needs ar … (read more)

South Dallas Nursing Home

3808 S CENTRAL EXPY, Dallas, TX, 75215

My grandmother spent 8 weeks at this facility. Most of the staff were friendly and kind. I understand they have a tough job, but being unprofessional is inexcusable in my opinion. Parking is a joke at … (read more)
My grandmother spent 8 weeks at this facility. Most of the staff were friendly and kind. I understand they have a tough job, but being unprofessional is inexcusable in my opinion. Parking is a joke at … (read more)

Senior Care Health and Rehab – Dallas

2815 Martin Luther King, Dallas, TX, 75215



Nursing Home Costs in Mesquite, Texas

The average monthly cost of nursing home care in Mesquite is $5,171 for a semiprivate room and $6,692 for a private room.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

Seniors who are looking at nursing home care might be interested in the costs of care in nearby cities. Using the average monthly cost of a semiprivate room as a comparison point, the cost of nursing home care in Mesquite is significantly lower than the national average of $7,756. However, it’s close to the Texas state average of $5,019.

The average cost of nursing home care is similar in the nearby cities of San Antonio ($5,338), Houston ($5,627), College Station ($5,262) and Austin ($5,201).

$5171

Mesquite

$5019

Texas

$7756

The United States

$5338

San Antonio

$5627

Houston

$5262

College Station

$5201

Austin

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors who are looking at nursing home care in Mesquite may be interested in the costs of alternative care options. The least expensive option is adult day care at an average monthly cost of $1,571. Assisted living is a popular care choice and has a monthly average cost of $4,400. Both home care services and home health care have an average monthly cost of $4,385. The highest cost option is nursing home care, with a monthly average of $5,171 for a semiprivate room and $6,692 for a private room.

$1571

Adult day care

$4400

Assisted living

$4385

Home care

$4385

Home health care

$5171

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$6692

Nursing home (private room)

Note: Data for Mesquite was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Dallas, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Mesquite, Texas

Many seniors and their families use some form of financial assistance to help them pay for nursing care. The main options available are Medicare, Medicaid, and veterans benefits. These programs can be complicated, especially when it comes to benefit terms. Below, we give a brief overview of how these programs may be used towards paying for skilled nursing care.

  • Medicare: Medicare will typically cover all skilled nursing costs for the first 20 days of one’s stay in a nursing home and a portion of the costs until day 100. After 100 days in a skilled nursing facility, Medicare will not cover any part of the cost of the stay. While this is adequate when short-term care is needed, those in need of long-term care will need to either pay out-of-pocket or use another source of financial assistance.
  • Medicaid: Medicaid covers most of the costs of living in a skilled nursing facility for those who qualify. Care, room, and board are covered with no time limit, but residents may be charged for extras like specially prepared food or cosmetic services. Medicaid eligibility standards are strict and complex, so not all seniors are eligible for Medicaid benefits.
  • Veterans Benefits: Veterans receiving a VA pension may also be eligible for the Aid and Attendance benefit administered by the VA. Aid and Attendance is a monthly allowance that beneficiaries may use to pay for their long-term care, including skilled nursing care.

If these options aren’t available to you, check if your loved one has long-term care insurance or contact your Area Agency on Aging to ask about any local financial assistance programs for seniors.

Free Resources for Seniors in Mesquite, Texas

The following resources might assist seniors in Mesquite looking for services to help them safely age in place in their homes for as long as possible. One of the options looks at financial information and assistance for those who have decided to move into nursing home care. 

ResourceContactService
Meals on Wheels(214) 689-0000The Visiting Nurse Association runs the Meals on Wheels program in Mesquite and surrounding areas. The service provides a hot meal each day from Monday to Friday to seniors who are homebound and can no longer prepare a meal for themselves due to advanced age, illness or disability. The meals are funded by donations and the state of Texas and are free of charge to eligible seniors. Those who qualify need to be aged 60 or over and have limited financial resources. The volunteers who deliver the meals provide a much-needed social connection for many seniors and can report any problems they see to the relevant family members or authorities.
STAR Transit(877) 631- 5278STAR Transit provides one free door-to-door ride per month for seniors aged 60 and older. It offers low-cost transport for seniors and has a range of wheelchair-friendly vehicles. The Dial-A-Ride option is a door-to-door service, and a number of available bus routes may suit transport requirements. 
SHIP(800) 252-9240The SHIP program is funded by the federal government and the state of Texas. Staff members provide free and unbiased information to seniors regarding medical health insurance. The counselors can assist seniors in finding the best options for their particular needs and make sure that seniors apply for the benefits they are eligible for. Counselors can explain the financial assistance options for seniors needing nursing home care.