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Craig Methodist Retirement Community

(866) 827-4997

5500 Sw 9 Th Ave, Amarillo, TX


  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living
  • Continued Care Community
  • Senior Community
  • Skilled Nursing Facility

Payment Options

  • Medicare Yes
  • Medicaid Yes
  • Veteran's Benefits No
  • Long Term Care Insurance No
  • Subsidy Available No
Craig Methodist Retirement Community
5500 SW 9TH AVE
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User Reviews

11/21/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Craig Methodist Retirement Community is an average sized, not for profit, nursing home with 120 beds based in Amarillo, TX. At last check, the facility had 98 residents indicating that it is 82% occupied which is about average within the state of Texas. The provider accepts both medicare and medicaid programs, and provides resident and family counseling services.
This nursing home and assisted living facility, is located in a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). As of November 2012, the medicare rating for Craig Methodist Retirement Community, was 4 stars, which is a better rating than 89% of nursing homes in Texas.
We have compared the detailed Medicare data for Craig Methodist Retirement Community with other senior care providers in Texas. When compare to the state averages for staffing, the number of registered nurse (RN) hours per resident per day is about average; Certified nursing assistant (CNA) hours per resident per day is about average; The number of licensed practical (LPN) or vocational nurse hours per resident per day is about average. The most recent health inspection was on 01/25/2012.
To view the full report for this facility, and to understand more about its Medicare rating, go to here

10/25/2011  -  An OurParents User Writes:

My grandfather was ABUSED at this retirement home. There is currently a case pending against the facility. The 2 nurses that committed the offense are still working there.

Description of Craig Methodist Retirement Community in Amarillo, TX

Number of Beds : 120

Craig Methodist Retirement Community, located in Amarillo, Texas provides the following services: Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Continued Care Community, Senior Community, and Skilled Nursing Facility. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicare and Medicaid. Craig Methodist Retirement Community has received 4 stars from Medicare and an average user review rating of 3 stars. Craig Methodist Retirement Community has a very good hospital, Va Amarillo Healthcare System, located nearby, which scored a 93 out of 100 in its most recent Medicare review. The Craig Methodist Retirement Community's nearest hospital is 0 miles away. The zipcode (79106) in Texas, where Craig Methodist Retirement Community is located, has a below average safety rating based on recent crime statistics. A more detailed description of the types of care for Craig Methodist Retirement Community can be found here.

Craig Methodist Retirement Community is a nursing home. It provides medical nursing service for seniors with serious illnesses or disabilities twenty-four hours a day, delivered by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nurse aids.

Nursing care facilities cater to several types of patients: some patients require short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; others require long-term nursing and medical supervision. In addition, some nursing homes offer specialized care programs for Alzheimer's or other illnesses, or short-term respite care for frail or disabled persons when a family member requires a rest from providing care in the home. Please note that you can help compare nursing homes by looking at the Medicare ratings of a given facility (Medicare has a 5-star rating system for comparing nursing homes). There are various ways for paying for care in a nursing home. Make sure you know your loved one's Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, and understand how you can use tools like long term care insurance to pay for nursing home care.

Also, Craig Methodist Retirement Community is an assisted living facility. Assisted living facilities are an apartment-style habitat designed to focus on providing assistance with daily living activities. They provide a higher level of service for the elderly which can include preparing meals, housekeeping, medication assistance, laundry, and also do regular check-in's on the residents. Basically, they are designed to bridge the gap between independent living and nursing home facilities. When thinking about how to pay for care, assisted living facilities are generally less expensive than nursing homes, if assisted living is a viable option for your loved one.

Also, Craig Methodist Retirement Community is a Senior Community. Senior communities are for seniors who can take care of themselves. It is often a set of apartments in a variety of sizes from studios to large two bedrooms, where seniors live independently, but may receive additional services like transportation, pools, a convenience store, bank, barber/beauty shop, resident laundry, housekeeping, and security, are all services and amenities that may be provided there.

Also, Craig Methodist Retirement Community is a skilled nursing facility (SNF). It is primarily engaged in providing skilled nursing care and related services for residents who require medical or nursing care; or rehabilitation services for the rehabilitation of injured, disabled, or sick persons.

Skilled nursing facilities cater to patients who either need short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; or require long-term nursing and medical supervision. Skilled Nursing facilities are very often associated with area hospitals.

Source: SNAPforSeniors, Inc.

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Demographic Profile for Amarillo, TX,79106


Male Population
Female Population
Median Age
37.1 Years
Average Household Income

Cost Of Living
Compared to the National Average

23% Below
Cost of Food
11% Below
20% Below
9% Below

Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better

Air Quality
97 / 100
Water Quality
80 / 100
Superfund Sites
91 / 100
Physicians per 100k

Annual Crime

Violent Crimes
Property Crimes