Long-term care services in Texas
If you have a long-lasting illness or disability, you might be able to get help with daily health care and living needs. This help can be at home or in an adult day health center, nursing facility, or assisted living facility.
Long-term care services include:
- Help dressing, bathing, and using the bathroom.
- Help preparing meals, grocery shopping, and using money.
- Help with light housework.
- Nursing care in your home.
- Hospice services.
- Care in a nursing facility or other place of care.
You can get long-term care services through the state if you have Medicaid. If you don’t have Medicaid, you can apply for it by using the Application for Assistance in Texas (PDF format). The Texas Health and Human Services Commission will decide if you are able to get Medicaid.
For people who have Traditional Medicaid, the Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) offers home and community-based long-term care services. Use the links below to find services you might be able to get:
- Services for adults and children with medical or physical disabilities
- Services for older adults (60+) and caregivers
- Services for adults and children with an intellectual disability
- Additional services
People in some parts of the state get long-term care services through the Medicaid STAR+PLUS network.
Important: To find out about services you might be able to get where you live, call 2-1-1 or visit their website.
Updated: July 10, 2012