Midland is a city in Texas known for its oil production. The city has a population of 176,832 and about 10.4% of residents are aged 65 and older. Seniors who enjoy a warm and dry climate will like living in Midland. Those seniors living in the city have access to medical care at Midland Health which has multiple campuses across Midland. Nursing home care can be very expensive but according to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020, the average cost of nursing home care in Midland is almost $2,000 per month lower than the national average of $7,756. This makes Midland an attractive option for seniors looking at nursing home care.

Nursing home care provides medical care and assistance to frail seniors who need constant care. This type of care can be expensive and seniors in Midland who don’t require such a high level of assistance may want to look at alternative care options such as assisted living and home care services.

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

Directory of Nursing Homes in Midland, TX

Ashton Medical Lodge

801 South Loop 250 West , Midland, TX, 79703

First of all, I come from a hospital employee background, (Department Head) to be exact. I believe I know something about such related facilities operate and the obstacles they faced in attempting to … (read more)
First of all, I come from a hospital employee background, (Department Head) to be exact. I believe I know something about such related facilities operate and the obstacles they faced in attempting to … (read more)

Mabee Health Care Center

2208 N LOOP 250 W, Midland, TX, 79707

Mom is living at Mabee Health Care Center. The staff are wonderful. She started out in the skilled nursing for the rehab after her hospital stay. The therapist and the nurses were great. They came and … (read more)
Mom is living at Mabee Health Care Center. The staff are wonderful. She started out in the skilled nursing for the rehab after her hospital stay. The therapist and the nurses were great. They came and … (read more)

Desert Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

3203 Sage Street, Midland, TX, 79705

Desert Gardens had a very friendly and professional environment. The facility was clean, well-managed, and well organized. Their room was like small motel room. It had a private bath, the furniture wa … (read more)
Desert Gardens had a very friendly and professional environment. The facility was clean, well-managed, and well organized. Their room was like small motel room. It had a private bath, the furniture wa … (read more)

Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Midland Odessa

1800 Heritage Boulevard, Midland, TX, 79707

My husband went to rehab at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Midland Odessa, and they did nothing for him for two weeks. They didn’t change his medicine, get his doctor in, or do anything t … (read more)
My husband went to rehab at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Midland Odessa, and they did nothing for him for two weeks. They didn’t change his medicine, get his doctor in, or do anything t … (read more)

Senior Care of Midland

3000 Mockingbird Lane, Midland, TX, 79705

My mother is a resident of Senior Care of Midland. They have activities for the residents, although she’s not capable of doing them. They also provide three meals a day, and I think their facilities a … (read more)
My mother is a resident of Senior Care of Midland. They have activities for the residents, although she’s not capable of doing them. They also provide three meals a day, and I think their facilities a … (read more)

Rockwood Manor

2000 N Main, Midland, TX, 79705



Nursing Home Costs in Midland, Texas

The average monthly cost of nursing home care in Midland is $5,916 for a semiprivate room and $9,095 for a private room. 

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

Seniors and their caregivers who are looking at nursing home care may be interested in the average costs of care in nearby cities. Using the average monthly cost as a base point, the cost of nursing home care in Midland is significantly less than the national average of $7,756. However, it is higher than the Texas state average of $5,019.

The average cost of care is similar in Laredo at $5,962 per month. However, the monthly average nursing home care costs are lower in nearby Houston ($5,627), Austin ($5,201) and Killeen ($5,191).

$5916

Midland

$5019

Texas

$7756

The United States

$5962

Laredo

$5627

Houston

$5201

Austin

$5191

Killeen

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors who have not made a decision on nursing home care may be interested in the costs of alternative care options. The cheapest option is adult day care at an average monthly cost of $1,517 while assisted living has a monthly average cost of $5,250. Both home care services and home health care have an average monthly cost of $4,576. The most expensive option is nursing home care with an average monthly cost of $5,916 for a semiprivate room and $9,095 for a private room.

$1517

Adult day care

$5250

Assisted living

$4576

Home care services

$4576

Home health care

$5916

Nursing home care semiprivate room

$9095

Nursing home care private room

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Midland, 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 Midland, Texas

These resources might be of assistance to seniors who are looking at options that may help them age independently in their own homes for a longer period of time. One resource looks at information for seniors looking at financial assistance for the move to nursing home care. 

ResourceContactService
Benefits Counseling(432) 563-1061The Permian Basin Area Agency on Aging provides unbiased information for seniors and their caregivers on social security and Medicaid benefits. The program is funded by the federal government and the state of Texas. Counselors can assist seniors in applying for the benefits they are eligible for and explain the benefits to them. Staff members can assist in finding financial assistance options for seniors needing to move to nursing home care. Information and assistance are provided free of charge, and counselors are available 24/7 to answer any queries.
Meals on Wheels(432) 689 -6693Senior Life Midland is a nonprofit organization that seeks to assist seniors in Midland and surrounding areas. The organization runs the Meals on Wheels program which delivers hot meals to homebound seniors who are no longer able to prepare a meal on their own. Seniors need to undergo an assessment to prove they are eligible for the program. Volunteers deliver meals around midday from Monday to Friday and two frozen meals are supplied for the weekend. The volunteers provide daily human interaction for seniors and they can check if anything is amiss and report it to caregivers or authorities. There is no charge for the meals but donations are appreciated. 
Senior Life Homebound(432)  689-6693Senior Life Midland offers a range of services to assist homebound seniors to continue to live in their own homes for as long as possible. The handyman service carries out minor home repairs and additions for low-income seniors. Additions may include wheelchair ramps, bridges and installing grab rails. Minor home repairs include replacing broken windows and installing locks. The One Day At A Time program assists low-income seniors with the costs of necessities that may impact their lives such as medications and replacing dentures.