Click here to learn how to become a providerAssisted 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

Click here to find a directory of all Texas assisted living facilities in PDF format.

Regulatory Comment Card Survey

Please click here to take a short survey about the recent visit to your facility by DADS Regulatory Services.

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Communications

News & Alerts

Letters [Provider (PL) and Information (IL)]
Number Title Date
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
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

All provider letters for Assisted Living Facilities

Federal Survey and Certification (S&C) Letters (five most recent displayed)
Number Title Contact
Memo
Date
15-13 PDF Clarification of Terms Implicating the Spousal Relationship in Regulations and Guidance for Medicare- and Medicaid-certified Providers and Suppliers N/A 12/12/2014
15-05 PDF Nationwide Expansion of Minimum Data Set (MDS) Focused Survey N/A 10/31/2014
15-04 PDF National Background Check Program (NBCP) Grant Award Updates N/A 10/24/2014
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

All S&C Letters

State Survey and Certification Clarification (S&CC) Memos (five most recent displayed)
Number Title Date
2014-08 PDF Locked Units in Assisted Living Facilities without an Alzheimer’s Certification 11/05/2014
2014-06 PDF Locked Units in Nursing Facilities without an Alzheimer’s 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

All S&CC Memos

Regional Survey and Certification (RS&C) Letters (five most recent displayed)
Number Title Date
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

All RS&C Letters

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Updated: September 18, 2014