Assisted Living Facilities (ALF)
Assisted living facilities provide individualized health and personal care assistance in a homelike setting with an emphasis on personal dignity, autonomy, independence and privacy. Facilities can be large apartment-like settings or private residences. Services include meals, bathing, dressing, toileting and administering or supervising medication.
Texas licenses assisted living facilities based on residents' physical and mental ability to evacuate the facility in an emergency and whether nighttime attendance is necessary.
- A Type A facility cares for residents who do not require routine attendance during sleeping hours and are capable of following directions in an emergency.
- A Type B facility is for residents who require staff assistance to evacuate, are not capable of following directions in an emergency and require nighttime attendance.
The Assisted Living Facility Information brochure (PDF) explains the variety of assisted living facilities available in Texas, who they care for, and the services they provide. Assisted living facilities are regulated under Health and Safety Code, Chapter 247 and Texas Administrative Code(TAC), Title 40, Part I, Chapter 92.
Assisted Living Facility Directory
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|PL 2015-18 PDF||Changes Made to Form 3613-A||06/26/2015|
|IL 2015-37 PDF||Preparing for the Upcoming Fiscal Year 2015 Fee-for-Service Claims Billing Closeout||06/24/2015|
|PL 2015-15 PDF||Emergency Preparedness Reminder Note: (Replaces Provider Letter 14-11)||05/29/2015|
|IL 2015-14 PDF||Requests for Law Enforcement Intervention from Department of Aging and Disability Services Providers Serving Individuals in Certain Residential Settings||02/18/2015|
|PL 2015-04 PDF||Discontinuation of the Facility Inventory, Vacancy and Evacuation Status System||01/12/2015|
|15-40 PDF||Information Only - Review and Status of Nursing Home Survey: Summary of Traditional and Quality Indicator Survey (QIS) Findings and Issues||N/A||05/22/2015|
|15-37 PDF||Proposed Rule: SNF Medicare FY 2016 Payments, Quality Reporting, Value-Based Purchasing and Staffing Requirements Informational Only||N/A||05/01/2015|
|15-36 PDF||New Instructions for Providers Filing an Appeal with the Departmental Appeals Board (DAB)||N/A||04/24/2015|
|15-35 PDF||Implementation of Section 6106 of the Affordable Care Act - Collection of Staffing Data for Long Term Care Facilities||N/A||04/10/2015|
|15-34 PDF||Grant Award: Reinvestment of Federal Civil Money Penalty (CMP) Funds to Benefit Nursing Home Residents||N/A||04/03/2015|
|2015-01 PDF||Complaint and Incident Intake Functions||04/12/2015|
|2014-08 PDF||Locked Units in Assisted Living Facilities without an Alzheimers Certification||11/05/2014|
|2014-06 PDF||Locked Units in Nursing Facilities without an Alzheimers Certification||10/22/2014|
|2014-04 PDF||Employee Misconduct Registry (EMR), Medication Aide Registry (MAR), and Nurse Aide Registry (NAR) Referral Process||08/21/2014|
|2014-02 PDF||Forwarding Copy of Investigation Narrative to Appropriate Law Enforcement Agency and District Attorney (Replaces S&CC 99-13)||06/23/2014|
|2014-02 PDF||Guidance for Processing Non-Compliance with State Licensure Requirements||05/16/2014|
|2012-04 PDF||CMS Region VI-Dallas Delegation of Notification of the Imposition and Starting Date of Optional Denial of Payment for New Admissions to the State Survey Agencies in Region VI||03/14/2012|
|2012-02 PDF||Procedural Instructions for Processing Certifications Concerning Legal Names and Doing Business as Names of Providers and Suppliers||02/17/2012|
|2012-01 PDF||Voluntary Termination and Related Processes||02/10/2012|
|2010-02 PDF||Documents for Processing Certification Actions for All Non-Long Term Care Providers/Suppliers (except ICFs/MR and Clinical Laboratories)||05/27/2010|
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Updated: June 5, 2015