Residential Care

The Residential Care program provides services to eligible adults who require round-the-clock care, but do not require daily nursing intervention. Services include personal care, home management, escort, 24-hour supervision, social and recreational activities, and transportation.

What services are provided?

  • Residential care is a 24-hour living arrangement in which the person pays room and board and keeps a monthly allowance for personal and medical expenses. The remainder of his income is contributed to the total cost of care.
  • Emergency care is a living arrangement that provides services to eligible people while case managers seek a permanent arrangement. People who get emergency care do not contribute toward the cost of their care.

Who can get services?

  • You must be 18 or older.
  • You must meet a specified functional assessment score.
  • You may be a Medicaid recipient or have income and resources not exceeding specified limits.
  • You needs must not exceed the facility's capacity under its license capacity.

How do I apply for services?

Contact your local Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services office.

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Updated: November 20, 2015