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In the state of Texas, assisted living facilities are licensed as ALFs. The governing body that oversees the licensing for assisted living in the state of Texas is DADS, or Department of Aging and Disability Services. There are 3 separate categories for assisted living in Texas.

ALF or Assisted Living Facility; Single Occupancy Assisted Living Apartments; and Residential Care Apartments which are double occupancy and Residential Care units or as termed non-apartments.

There are also 2 separate assisted living licensing categories: Category A and Category B. What category of licensing a Texas senior living facility gets is based upon whether or not the occupants can evacuate the premises on their own in an emergency. A Category B license will be given to any senior living facility that advertises or gives personal or specialized services to residents with dementia or Alzheimer’s.

If a senior living facility is not offering services that require a license, then it is unlawful for them to use the term Assisted Living in any way in their name.

What Makes Texas Excellent for Assisted Living?

The lower taxes, as well as cheaper cost of living, has made Texas a prime target for many people looking to manage their finances. And retirees are not left behind as well: Texas offers plenty of sights including the famed Big Bend National Park, the San Antonio Riverwalk, the Alamo Mission in San Antonio and much more.

Texas has a pretty moderate climate, with the average temperature in hotter months up to 95 degrees Fahrenheit, while the average in colder months is around 43.6 Fahrenheit. Mild weather in the Lone Star State gives everyone – seniors inclusive – the opportunity to be outdoors and to participate in recreational activities.

There are more than 1,800 assisted living facilities in Texas, and they operate to provide senior citizens with access to social opportunities, local activities as well as the necessary healthcare they need to thrive. Attentive and experienced caregivers assist residents with laundry, meal preparation, housekeeping duties and more.

The Lone Star State has a very high senior population in the United States. Coupled with the fact that Texas also high a high percentage of working-age adults who pay taxes that go into senior care, and Texas will start looking like an amazing state for senior assisted living.

Many other states in the country do not have this extraordinary benefit, and this is because their overall population is going up age-wise. This is why retirees that move to Texas or those already living in the Lone Star State will get excellent services from assisted living providers.

Who is the Ideal Candidate for Assisted Living in Texas?

For those who don’t know this, Texas assisted living falls in-between a nursing facility and an independent living community, especially in terms of the amount or level of care that is provided.

If your loved one has begun to show signs of requiring assistance with basic activities such as walking, bathing, dressing, managing medications, grooming toileting, eating, they need better care and attention. And that can only happen at an excellent assisted living facility in Texas.

If an elderly person in your care develops a severe medical condition that calls for specialized care, you should consider moving the person to a nursing home.

Types of Services or Amenities Provided in Texas Assisted Living

Assisted living communities in Texas offer a wide range of services to residents. These facilities usually have round-the-clock staff that assists residents with toileting or help with incontinence, medication management, dressing, bathing, etc.

They also provide three meals a day – plus snacks – scheduled exercise and health programs, transportation, and other organized events or health activities.

A few of these communities even feature on-site amenities like swimming pools, gyms, beauty salons, libraries, common areas for interacting or socializing, pharmacies and pet care.

When it comes to sequestering your loved one in an assisted living facility in Texas, it could be a tough decision to make. But when you begin to notice that they need assistance with nearly everything they used to do daily, then you have to make the right decision. Moving them to an excellent assisted living community will do more good to their overall health and lifestyle than staying under your roof with little or no care at all.

Cost and Payment Options for Assisted Living in Texas

Statewide, the state of Texas is lower than the national average of $4,000, coming in at $3,795 per month for assisted living costs. This is the standard rate that excludes any add-on services. The least expensive assisted living homes are in El Paso, Longview, Corpus Christi and Texarkana. The range for those cities is from $2,250 per month, which is great compared to most states, and $3,100, which is still a very affordable amount. We say this because you must always keep in mind that there may be extra monthly costs attached as the senior gets older. There could be memory or Alzheimer’s care involved or Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy and more, and even a possible move to a facility with a higher level of care, such as one of the retirement homes in Texas. Planning for an additional $1,000 or more in monthly spending is a prudent move.

The most expensive cities for assisted living in Texas are Odessa, Victoria, and San Angelo. The average for the priciest cities is $4,065 per month, which is just slightly above the $4,000 national average, to $5,190 in really high-end facilities. Waco, Amarillo and Tyler are at $3,695 to $3,800, so they are considered median range but still under the national average.

If you add Texas memory care, the current estimated amount is around $1,138 more in addition to the standard rate, though it’s still lower than the national average for dementia and Alzheimer’s care.

Assisted Living Unit Requirements in Texas

For Category A license, an assisted living facility in Texas must provide 80 square feet of floor space, and for double occupancy, 60 per resident. For Category B license, a Texas senior living facility must provide 100 square feet per bed single occupancy and 80 square feet for double occupancy.

For bathrooms, they must be separate private or connected. If not, the facility must have a general toileting unit available for men and women. A toilet stall and sink with a bathtub or shower must be provided for each floor of the assisted living residence. One toilet stall for each 6 residents and one bathing facility for every 10 are further required.

Top 10 Assisted Living in Texas

    Faith Ministries Of Texas

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  1. Faith Ministries Of Texas
  2. Faith Ministries Of Texas provides assisted living services in Dallas, Texas. It can house a maximum of 5 retirees at a time. With a location at 1537 Gillette St. , in the 75217 area code inside Dallas county, Faith Ministries Of Texas assists those 55+ adults who need aid with activities of daily living. Some of the services offered by Faith Ministries Of Texas include a barbershop, walking trails and emergency pendants. Faith Ministries Of Texas is fully licensed by Texas to provide assisted living services, with license number 105845.

    Redmans Boarding Home

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  3. Redmans Boarding Home
  4. Redmans Boarding Home specializes in providing assisted senior living in Medina county, Texas. It includes a total of 16 studio and 1-bedrooom apartments for older adults. Redmans Boarding Home is pet-friendly and can provide assistance with bathing, dressing and transferring to any senior citizens living in Devine, TX and surrounding areas. Redmans Boarding Home is located at 850 C R 6612, 78016 zip code. Redmans Boarding Home includes services such as: an arts & crafts studio, daily bed-making and religious services.

    Manna Acres

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  5. Manna Acres
  6. When looking for senior living in Lubbock, Texas, you will find Manna Acres as an excellent luxury senior care option. It contains a total of 14 assisted living units. It is located at 2510 Slide Rd, 79407 zip code and includes services such as staff awake 24/7, personal laundry and assistance with daily living. Its license number is 655. Manna Acres offers assisted living not only to Lubbock residents, but also to all Lubbock county residents as well.

    Arden Courts Of Austin

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  7. Arden Courts Of Austin
  8. If you need assistance with daily living, Arden Courts Of Austin, situated at 11630 Four Iron Dr in the 78750 zip code area can help you or your loved one to find the help with daily living you need in Austin, Texas. Arden Courts Of Austin has a total capacity of 60 elderly residents. It offers a fitness center, landscaped gardens and incontinence management. Arden Courts Of Austin is licensed with Texas and its license number is 100262.

    Abby's Place

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  9. Abby's Place
  10. Abby's Place has a capacity of 8 senior citizens. Abby's Place includes amenities that include: educational opportunities, tailored service plans and faith-based services. It is located at 5819 Summerwood Drive, and it is fully equipped to provide assisted living to Grand Prairie, TX older adults. Abby's Place is licensed with Texas and its license number is 105944.

    Esdras Mendoza

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  11. Esdras Mendoza
  12. Located at 4618 Manitou, inside 78228 zip code area in Bexar county, Esdras Mendoza provides assisted senior living to San Antonio, TX senior citizens and includes amenities such as arts and crafts, a tailored service plan and faith-based services. Esdras Mendoza can accommodate up to 12 seniors at a time. Esdras Mendoza has official license # of 101083.

    Atria Kingwood

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  13. Atria Kingwood
  14. Situated at 2401 Green Oak Dr, Kingwood, Texas, 77339, Atria Kingwood will assist any Harris county resident with everyday tasks and includes amenities like a reading area, linen and laundry service and memory care activities. Atria Kingwood can provide assisted living services to a maximum of 70 seniors at a time. Its license number is 30329.

    Tcg Granbury Campus

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  15. Tcg Granbury Campus
  16. Seniors looking for assisted living in Granbury, Texas will find Tcg Granbury Campus, located at 101 Watermark Blvd inside 76048 zip code as a wonderful option for all of their care needs. Tcg Granbury Campus is able to care for up to 44 older adults and allows seniors to stay with pets. Texas records show that Tcg Granbury Campus has a license number of 104023. With amenities that include a bistro, laundry service and a registered dietitian, Tcg Granbury Campus will be a perfect senior living choice for any senior.

    Mountbatten House

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  17. Mountbatten House
  18. With a location at 213 Maple St in Harris county, Mountbatten House shines at providing assisted living services for older adults in Highlands, TX as well as those who live in nearby cities. Mountbatten House offers amenities such as dementia-friendly dining menu, outdoor walking grounds and bathroom reminders. Mountbatten House is capable of providing care to a maximum of 24 Highlands seniors and provides multiple levels of care. Mountbatten House has an official license to provide senior living for Harris, TX residents, with license # 30403.

    Ventana By Buckner

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  19. Ventana By Buckner
  20. Ventana By Buckner, located at 8301 N. Central Expy provides assisted living and care in Dallas, Texas and includes services such as a fitness center, a garden and Alzheimer’s care services. Ventana By Buckner is equipped to care for up to 538 elderly senior citizens from 75225 zip code in Dallas County county and nearby areas. Ventana By Buckner is licensed to provide assisted living services in Dallas, Texas, with license # AL#307612.

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