Assisted living facilities provide individualized health and personal care assistance in a homelike setting with an emphasis on personal dignity, autonomy, independence and privacy. Facilities can be large apartment-like settings or private residences. Services include meals, bathing, dressing, toileting and administering or supervising medication.
Texas licenses assisted living facilities based on residents' physical and mental ability to evacuate the facility in an emergency and whether nighttime attendance is necessary.
- A Type A facility cares for residents who do not require routine attendance during sleeping hours and are capable of following directions in an emergency.
- A Type B facility is for residents who require staff assistance to evacuate, are not capable of following directions in an emergency and require nighttime attendance.
The Assisted Living Facility Information brochure (PDF) explains the variety of assisted living facilities available in Texas, who they care for, and the services they provide. Assisted living facilities are regulated under Health and Safety Code, Chapter 247 and Texas Administrative Code(TAC), Title 40, Part I, Chapter 92.
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|PL 2014-22 PDF||Guidelines for Reporting Incidents to the Department of Aging and Disability Services Note: (Replaces PL 03-01)||10/15/2014|
|PL 2014-26 PDF||Documentation of Guardianship Status in Resident Records||08/29/2014|
|IL 2014-44 PDF||Fiscal Year 2014 Cutoff Dates for Year-end Closeout Processing||08/01/2014|
|PL 2014-07 PDF||Complaints Regarding Surveyors Note: (Replaces PL 02-42)||07/15/2014|
|PL 2014-18 PDF||Joint Investigation with Law Enforcement Agencies of Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation Allegations||06/11/2014|
|15-01 PDF||Impact of Nursing Shortage on Hospice Care||N/A||10/03/2014|
|14-46 PDF||Categorical Waiver for Power Strips Use in Patient Care Areas Various||N/A||09/26/2014|
|14-43 PDF||Completion of Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 Discharge Assessments for Resident Transfers from a Medicare- and/or Medicaid-Certified Bed to a Non-Certified Bed||N/A||08/25/2014|
|14-42 PDF||Release of Learning Tool on Building Respect for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Older Adults||N/A||08/22/2014|
|14-40 PDF||Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS)-C1/International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-9 Webinar: September 3, 2014||N/A||07/25/2014|
|2014-06 PDF||Locked Units in Nursing Facilities without an Alzheimers Certification||10/22/2014|
|2014-04 PDF||Employee Misconduct Registry (EMR), Medication Aide Registry (MAR), and Nurse Aide Registry (NAR) Referral Process||08/21/2014|
|2014-02 PDF||Forwarding Copy of Investigation Narrative to Appropriate Law Enforcement Agency and District Attorney (Replaces S&CC 99-13)||06/23/2014|
|2014-01 PDF||Transferring Liquid Oxygen from One Container to Another (Replaces S&CC 11-08)||04/04/2014|
|2013-04 PDF||Skilled Nursing Services in Assisted Living Facilities||06/03/2013|
|2014-02 PDF||Guidance for Processing Non-Compliance with State Licensure Requirements||05/16/2014|
|2012-04 PDF||CMS Region VI-Dallas Delegation of Notification of the Imposition and Starting Date of Optional Denial of Payment for New Admissions to the State Survey Agencies in Region VI||03/14/2012|
|2012-02 PDF||Procedural Instructions for Processing Certifications Concerning Legal Names and Doing Business as Names of Providers and Suppliers||02/17/2012|
|2012-01 PDF||Voluntary Termination and Related Processes||02/10/2012|
|2010-02 PDF||Documents for Processing Certification Actions for All Non-Long Term Care Providers/Suppliers (except ICFs/MR and Clinical Laboratories)||05/27/2010|
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Updated: September 18, 2014