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Cost of Texas Assisted Living Facilities
The average cost of assisted living in Texas is $2,500 per month
The range of costs is from $1,300 to $6,000 per month
This data is based on 51 of the larger facilities within the state and may not represent all facilities within the state. Additional fees may apply.
Texas Assisted Living Information
Texas defines an assisted living facility as a facility that provides assistance with ADL’s. However, there are several different types of assisted living facilities in Texas: · Type A facilities require residents to be capable of self-preservation in case of an emergency, does not require supervision while sleeping, and can follow directions. · Type B facilities require that residents not be bed bound, though they can need help in an emergency, and need assistance transferring and supervision at night. · Type C facilities are a four bed foster care program for adults. · In a Type D facility, residents are expected to be very independent, as no assistance with ADL’s are permitted beyond medication supervision. Residents must be able to follow directions, evacuate within three minutes in case of an emergency and not need supervision while sleeping.
Texas Assisted Living Facilities Scope of Care
The type of care provided in as Texas assisted living facility varies depending on the type of facility. Typically, residents can get assistance with ADL’s, medication assistance, and occasional nursing care according to the staff’s licensing and the assisted living facility’s policies. A resident may contract with a home health care to provide additional services.
Texas Assisted Living Admission Requirements
A resident must be assessed at admission to determine if his or her needs can be met by the particular facility he or she wishes to reside in.
Texas Assisted Living Care Plan Requirements
A resident’s care plan is based on the initial intake assessment. No other policies are currently included in the regulations.
Texas Assisted Living Medication Management Requirements
If a resident prefers to have assistance with medication, such help must be provided by a licensed medication aide or a licensed health care provider. Whoever assists with medication must be employed by the facility and under the direct supervision of a registered nurse either on call or on the premises.
Texas Assisted Living Facility Requirements
Bedroom usable floor space for Type A and Type E facilities must provide no less than 80 square feet for a single-bed unit, and no less than 60 square feet per bed in a unit designed for multiple-occupancy. For a Type B facility, useable floor space must be at least 100 square feet per bed for a single-bed room, and not less than 80 square feet per bed for a multiple-bed room. In a Type C facility, single-occupancy bedrooms must have at least 80 square feet of floor space, and no less than 60 square feet of floor space per resident in a double-occupancy room. Safety plan requirements vary as to the type of facility as well. Four residents per room is the maximum, though no more than 50% of the facility can live in rooms with more than two residents. All residents must be served by a private, connecting or general bathroom with toilet, and sink for every six residents and a bathing unit for every ten residents.
Texas Assisted Living Staffing Requirements
Direct care staff must be sufficient in number to meet the needs of the residents, including providing order, safety, and cleanliness; assist with medication regimens; prepare and service meals; assist with laundry; provide supervision and care to meet basic needs; and, to ensure evacuation in case of an emergency. While there is no specific staffing ratio, staffing patterns must be disclosed monthly and in writing. A manager must work at each facility to govern its operations. The type of education that is required is determined on the size of the facility. The smallest facilities only require a GED or high school diploma, while larger facilities require more education. All staff are required to be at least 18 and under continuing education.
Texas Assisted Living Medicaid Policy
Services in assisted living are covered by a Medicaid home and community-based services waiver.
Texas Alzheimer’s Unit Requirements
In Texas, any assisted living facility that wishes to have a unit dedicated to serving residents with dementia or Alzheimer’s must be in a Type B licensed facility. Additionally, staff who work in the unit must have specific training for working with that population.
Texas Department of Aging and Disability ServicesPhone: (512) 438-3161
Phone: (512) 438-2170
Much of the information above was adapted from the National Center of Assisted Living 2010 Regulatory Review.
Texas Assisted Living Communities
Texas assisted living facilities are listed by city below. We recommend you search by ZIP code to include nearby facilities. However, you may choose a city to view all assisted living options in that area.
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