There are 1,206 nursing facilities and 1,819 assisted living facilities, for a combined total of 3,025 facilities. (DADS, 2015)
25 Texas nursing homes were awarded the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living 2016 Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award.
The number of Texans 65 and older is supposed to double over the next 20 years. But by 2040 those over 65 in Texas will triple. Those over 85 will quadruple by 2050.
80 to 85 percent of Texas nursing home residents are dependent upon either Medicare or Medicaid funding for their care. (THCA Legislative Committee on Aging)
Skilled nursing facilities are the second largest health care employer in the nation. (Avelere Health)
According to 2014 Medicaid Cost Report data, 77% of Texas nursing homes reported allowable costs that exceeded Medicaid reimbursement.
The 2016-2017 Texas HHSC Consolidated budget indicates a Medicaid funding shortfall of $802 Million (all funds) according to the rate setting methodology.
55% of residents in Texas nursing homes have been medically diagnosed with dementia.