Cost of Assisted Living in Texas
According to the 2012 A Place for Mom Senior Living Costs Survey, the median monthly cost to live in an assisted living one bedroom apartment in Texas is $3,189.
A Place for Mom uses the term “assisted living” to indicate that the community provides some level of assistance with daily living activities. It is not intended to indicate that the facility meets official state requirements for level of care.
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Assisted Living Rules and Regulations in Texas
Searching for assisted living can feel stressful and overwhelming. To help consumers navigate the maze of senior care options, many state regulatory agencies offer public access to the background records of communities. However, how to access these records depends on the state where the community is located. Learn more about the accessibility and transparency of assisted living records in Texas.
Public Records and License Status
Texas has high transparency into assisted living records and is one of the only states to give quality rankings to assisted living communities. The Texas state website provides three years of substantiated complaints as well as specific information from inspections over the past year.
To access assisted living records, visit the Texas DADS website and enter the zip code of the community you are researching. View the results for both type A and type B assisted living communities unless you already know the licensing type of the community you are researching. In Texas, type B assisted living communities are licensed to offer care for seniors with memory loss or limited mobility.
Violations and Resident Protection
Texas provides an updated and accurate list of licensed assisted living communities in a searchable form online. In the same online location, they offer searchable and current information on any violations, inspections, complaints and survey results.
While Texas does not provide information about special licensing for care or price of care, they do show capacity information, contact information and payment methods.
Texas conducts inspections every 24 months and can fine facilities for violations.