Assisted Living Facilities (ALF)
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.
Assisted Living Facility Directory
Regulatory Comment Card Survey
News & Alerts
- Register now for Abilene Infection Control Conference, March 19, 2015 (March 16, 2015)
- ALF and ADC Provider Meeting Set for April 8 in Houston (March 12, 2015)
- Register now for the March 12 Infection Control Conference in Austin (March 10, 2015)
- Deadline to Register for Austin Infection Control Training is March 5, 2015 (Feb. 17, 2015)
- Registration Deadline Extended to Feb. 6, 2015, for Houston Infection Control Training (Feb. 3, 2015)
- Previous alerts
|IL 2015-14 PDF||Requests for Law Enforcement Intervention from Department of Aging and Disability Services Providers Serving Individuals in Certain Residential Settings||02/18/2015|
|PL 2015-04 PDF||Discontinuation of the Facility Inventory, Vacancy and Evacuation Status System||01/12/2015|
|IL 2014-82 PDF||Upcoming Updates to Institutional Claim Submission for TexMedConnect and Electronic Data Interchange Transactions||12/12/2014|
|PL 2014-29 PDF||Regulatory Expectations Related to Ebola||11/07/2014|
|PL 2014-22 PDF||Guidelines for Reporting Incidents to the Department of Aging and Disability Services Note: (Replaces PL 03-01)||10/15/2014|
|15-30 PDF||Administrative Changes for Two Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) - Approved Accrediting Organizations (AOs)||N/A||02/27/2015|
|15-26 PDF||Nursing Home Compare 3.0 - Five Star Quality Rating System - Expanded and Strengthened||N/A||02/13/2015|
|15-25 PDF||MDS / Staffing Focused Surveys Update||N/A||02/13/2015|
|15-23 PDF||Use of Audio Surveillance Devices in Common Areas in Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID)||N/A||01/30/2015|
|15-20 PDF||Advance Copy of Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID) State Operations Manual (SOM) Appendix J - Interpretive Guidelines and new Exhibit||N/A||01/16/2015|
|2014-08 PDF||Locked Units in Assisted Living Facilities without an Alzheimers Certification||11/05/2014|
|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|
|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: February 19, 2015