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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

    Marion House

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  1. Marion House
  2. Marion House provides assisted living services in Marion, Texas. It can accommodate a maximum of 7 55 and older adults at a time. With a location at 326 W Seguin St, in the 78124 area code inside Guadalupe county, Marion House assists those seniors who need assistance with daily living activities. Some of the amenities offered by Marion House include educational opportunities, help with medications and incontinence management. Marion House is licensed by Texas to provide assisted living services, with license number 103588.

    Home Of Hope

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  3. Home Of Hope
  4. Home Of Hope specializes in providing assisted senior living in Dallas county, Texas. It includes a total of 8 studio and 1-bedrooom apartments for retirees. Home Of Hope is pet-friendly and can provide help with taking a bath and getting dressed to any elderly adults living in Dallas, TX and surrounding areas. Home Of Hope is located at 2539 Kirkley St, 75241 zip code. Home Of Hope includes amenities like: a fitness center, walking paths and a registered dietitian.

    Sunridge At Palisades

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  5. Sunridge At Palisades
  6. When looking for senior assisted living in El Paso, Texas, you will find Sunridge At Palisades as an excellent luxury senior care option. It contains a total of 170 assisted living units. It is located at 1831 Murchison Dr, 79902 zip code and provides services such as a library section, walking paths and incontinence assistance. Its license number is 516. Sunridge At Palisades offers assisted living not only to El Paso residents, but also to all El Paso county residents too.

    The Stayton At Museum Way

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  7. The Stayton At Museum Way
  8. If you require assistance with daily tasks, The Stayton At Museum Way, located at 2501 Museum Way in the 76107 zip code area can help you or your loved one to find the assistance with daily activities you need in Fort Worth, Texas. The Stayton At Museum Way has a total capacity of 72 senior citizens. It offers all meals included, personal laundry and regular health assessments. The Stayton At Museum Way is licensed with Texas and its license number is 104969.

    Oxford Glen At Carrollton

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  9. Oxford Glen At Carrollton
  10. Oxford Glen At Carrollton has a capacity of 70 elderly adults. Oxford Glen At Carrollton includes amenities such as: a reading area, a licensed nurse and incontinence management. It is located at 2221 Marsh Lane, and it is fully equipped to provide assisted living to Carrollton, TX older adults. Oxford Glen At Carrollton is licensed with Texas and its license number is 106316.

    Brookdale Western Hills

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  11. Brookdale Western Hills
  12. Located at 3902 W Adams Ave, inside 76504 zip code area in Bell county, Brookdale Western Hills provides assisted senior living to Temple, TX senior citizens and includes amenities such as a barber and beauty shop, walking paths and meals approved by a dietitian. Brookdale Western Hills can accommodate up to 54 seniors at a time. Brookdale Western Hills has official license # of 302.

    Pecan Grove

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  13. Pecan Grove
  14. Located at 929 State Highway 150, New Waverly, Texas, 77358, Pecan Grove will assist any Walker county senior with activities of daily living and provides services that include an on-site pharmacy, assistance with medications and a registered dietitian. Pecan Grove can provide assisted living services to a maximum of 14 residents at a time. Its license number is 104372.

    Esdras Mendoza

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  15. Esdras Mendoza
  16. Older adults looking for senior assisted living in San Antonio, Texas will find Esdras Mendoza, located at 4618 Manitou inside 78228 zip code as a wonderful choice for all of their care needs. Esdras Mendoza is able to care for up to 12 seniors and allows seniors to stay with pets. Texas records show that Esdras Mendoza has a license number of 101083. With services that include pharmacy service, a court yard and an on-site dietitian, Esdras Mendoza will be a perfect senior living option for any senior citizens.

    The Oaks Of Granbury

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  17. The Oaks Of Granbury
  18. With a location at 1017 Lipan Hwy in Hood county, The Oaks Of Granbury shines at providing assisted living services for elderly senior citizens in Granbury, TX as well as those who live in nearby cities. The Oaks Of Granbury includes amenities such as an extensive library, walking and jogging paths and an on-site dietitian. The Oaks Of Granbury is equipped of providing care to a maximum of 48 Granbury elderly adults and provides several levels of care. The Oaks Of Granbury has an official license to provide senior living for Hood, TX residents, with license # 569.

    The Ivy Of Mckinney

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  19. The Ivy Of Mckinney
  20. The Ivy Of Mckinney, located at 3392 Medical Center Drive provides assisted living and care in Mckinney, Texas and provides amenities and services such as staff available day and night, personal laundry and health checkups. The Ivy Of Mckinney is equipped to care for up to 90 elderly seniors from 75069 zip code in Collin county and nearby areas. The Ivy Of Mckinney is licensed to provide assisted senior living services in Mckinney, Texas, with license # 104787.

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