“Assistance with your daily living” provides a pretty clear picture of an assisted living facility (ALF). ALFs provided health and personal care assistance in a home-like atmosphere where a resident has more autonomy, independence and privacy. Extensive medical care should not be expected in an ALF. The types of services provided in this setting generally include bathing, dressing, toileting and supervision of medication administration.

Texas ALFs have three different licensing categories.

Type A

Type A facilities typically care for residents who are capable of caring for themselves, are able to evacuate unassisted if necessary, can follow directions in an emergency, and do not require routine attendance during regular sleeping hours.

Type B

Type B facilities care for individuals who need much more assistance with evacuation, emergency situations, and require nighttime attendance.

Type C

Type C facilities have a maximum of four beds and meet the licensing standards as an adult foster care facility.

Most ALFs are private pay. In other words, residents or their insurers pay ALF charges for rent and other services received. Some facilities participate in Medicaid waiver programs which pay for eligible Medicaid residents and their care in an ALF.