Guide to Texas Assisted Living

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If you can’t quite make up your mind about which topography you prefer, the Lone State may be the place for you. Texas boasts a wide variety of landscapes including hills, prairies, forests, mountains, beaches, bayous, canyons, and deserts. Sunny weather, low taxes, top-notch health care and a rich cultural heritage draw jetsetters and locals alike. In Texas, assisted living communities are licensed and regulated by the Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS), and serve the second largest senior population in the nation.

Looking for Assisted Living in Texas?

Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Fort Worth, Dallas and surrounding areas all offer different types of Texas assisted living. Whether you prefer city life or suburban sprawl, in Texas, the slower pace of life you expect at an assisted living community is shared by inhabitants of all ages.

Whether you grew up in the Lone State, or are looking to relocate for your golden years, Texas assisted living facilities are plentiful throughout the state. The Texas long-term care ombudsman’s office conducts over 91,000 facility visits each year, including visits to around 1,500 assisted living facilities with nearly 50,000 beds.* For more information, request information from a particular Texas assisted living facility, or call the toll-free number above to be connected to an elder care advisor.

Regulations for Texas Assisted Living Communities

With nearly 10 percent of Texas residents aged 65 or older, the state ranks near the top of senior-friendly states. In fact, Texas ranked as a top place to retire by Money Magazine in 2006. All facilities interested in offering assisted living in Texas must meet federal regulations and receive state licensure. And all licensed Texas assisted living communities are subject to regular inspections and oversight. Read "Tips for Choosing an Assisted Living Program" if you are looking for high quality long-term care for a loved one.

Find Texas Assisted Living Today

With well over 5,000 senior living facilities, you may not know where to begin, much less where to end! Let us help by narrowing down your list with you, one-on-one. Our trained elder care advisors are waiting to speak with you, free of charge. A local advisor will help you find a Texas assisted living option that meets your needs and fits your budget. Simply call the toll-free number at the top of this page to speak with someone who is waiting to help.

* Source: 2008 DADS ombudsman annual report