Odessa is located in Ector County, Texas, very near the Southwestern New Mexico border. With a cost of living well below the US average by at least 14%, it is a very affordable place to live. For a senior citizen that currently resides in New Mexico or Texas seeking to relocate to a more accommodating home, Odessa would be a good choice. In fact, Odessa is the location of several reputable assisted living facilities.
Assisted living offers its residents independence with easily accessible assistance and oversight available 24 hours a day. The residents live in private apartments ranging from studios to two bedrooms. The average monthly cost in Texas for a one bedroom assisted living apartment is around $3300. This includes gas, electricity, water, heat, air and garbage. The facilities also employ 24 hour attendants to aid the residents with medical needs and other concerns.
If the elderly residents of an assisted living facility chose to stay in their original homes and hire outside help, like a Home Health Aide or to engage Home Services, it would cost them at extra $3400 in addition to the cost of running their homes. If, however, they made the more prudent financial decision and chose to move into an assisted living facility, their costs would be far less and they would have the same services available for their use.
Odessa could be the best place to take advantage of this choice due to its proximity to the largest National Park in the US, Big Ben, with over 800,000 acres of nature and 200 miles of hiking trails with campgrounds and RV parks. A senior who enjoys being outdoors watching wildlife would find this an environment filled with opportunity to enjoy a favored hobby. Golfers will enjoy playing at the Ratliff Ranch Golf Links. Sports lovers will have fun watching the Odessa Jackalopes play professional hockey. Those who enjoy theatre will be able to see several productions each year at the Permian Playhouse, Odessa’s community theatre. Shoppers will find that Odessa has several shopping centers with department stores, outlets and discount stores with clothing, furnishings, housewares, etc.
Seniors who like to take day trips and enjoy a game of chance, can travel to Albuquerque and play the slots at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, the Casino Express, the Route 66 Casino Hotel or the Sandia Resort and Casino. While in Albuquerque, they can take the Sandia Peak Tramway and go to the peak of the Sandia Mountains, 10,000 feet above sea level. They can end the day dramatically by going to the Spy House and enjoying a Murder Mystery Dinner. Living in Odessa and traveling to nearby towns could be a lot of fun for the average active senior.
For those still shopping for the right senior living establishment, the first resource they should use to obtain a complete description of the facilities is the search bar at the . We have the most thorough listing of senior residences in Odessa, TX. The information describes details of interest to perspective residents, such as the rent, services provided, staff available on the premises and house rules. If you have additional concerns, we offer the contact information to each of the senior residences we list. Our ultimate goal is to offer a complete understanding of each location so that seniors can find the ideal place to live and make their new home.