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
- Nurses – Tell Us What Training You Need from DADS (Nov. 20, 2015)
- DADS Will Begin Accepting CMP Funds Applications Dec. 1 (Nov. 19, 2015)
- DADS Deploys LTSS Texas Medicaid Provider Enrollment Application Forms (Nov. 13, 2015)
- Advocates and Providers – Apply by Oct. 28 to be a Member of the New Long-term Care Survey and IDR Council (Oct. 22, 2015)
- Apply by Oct. 28 to be a Member of the New LTC Survey and IDR Council (Oct. 6, 2015)
- Previous alerts
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|PL 2015-28 PDF||Receiving Survey Documents Electronically||10/19/2015|
|IL 2015-59 PDF||Claims Submission Using the International Classification of Diseases Tenth Revision (ICD-10), for services provided on or after October 1, 2015||09/23/2015|
|PL 2015-25 PDF||Technical Difficulties with Credential Management System||09/15/2015|
|IL 2015-45 PDF||Fiscal Year 2015 Cutoff Dates for Fee-for-Service Year-end Closeout Processing||08/07/2015|
|PL 2015-18 PDF||Changes Made to Form 3613-A||06/26/2015|
|15-52 PDF||Home Health Agency (HHA) Survey Protocol Training Item Revised||N/A||09/11/2015|
|15-51 PDF||Home Health Agencies (HHAs): Change of Address Notification of the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC)||N/A||08/28/2015|
|15-50 PDF||Revised Quality Indicator Survey (QIS) Training Process and Clarification of Trainer Roles and Responsibilities||N/A||08/28/2015|
|15-49 PDF||Final Rule: SNF Medicare FY 2016 Payments, Quality Reporting, Value-Based Purchasing and Staffing Data Collection Requirements — Informational Only||N/A||08/07/2015|
|15-48 PDF||Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID) Appendix J, Part II - Clarifications to the Interpretive Guidance at Tag W187 for §483.430(d)(3)||N/A||07/17/2015|
|2015-01 PDF||Complaint and Incident Intake Functions (Replaces S&CC 03-08)||04/12/2015|
|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|
|2014-02 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: October 5, 2015