Long-term care services in Texas

What are long-term care services?

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.

How can I get long-term care services?

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.

What types of long-term care services can I get?

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:

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.

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Updated: July 16, 2014