Houston Assisted Living Facilities come in all sizes and styles.
When your aging parent needs more assistance with their day to day activities, commonly referred to as ADL’s, it may be time to look at Houston Assisted Living Facilities throughout the metro area. The good news is the Houston area from Katy to Kingwood, Cypress to Tomball and The Woodlands and south to Clear Lake and Pasadena there are many Houston assisted living facilities close to you!
Typically small apartments make up these facilities offering studios, and one and two bedroom models.
But understand what you are really paying for here is the care! This is the main difference between Houston Assisted Living Facilities and Independent Living facilities you will find throughout the Houston area. Round the clock 24 hour care is always available! An Assisted Living facility can help your aging parent shower, get dressed, manage their medicines and more. There will be a nurse on staff to assist with any medical issues and Certified Nursing Assistants( CNA’s) will provide the day to day services. An Activity Director will ensure their social needs are met. The goal of these communities is to help the resident to engage with others. You will have caregivers available at night for any assistance that may be needed.
Houston Assisted Living Facilities are classified as a Type A or Type B by the state of Texas.
According to the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services commonly referred to as DADS :
- 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.
Most of the Houston Assisted Living facilities are a Type B but this is an important question to ask.
Assisted Living Communities in the Greater Houston area are mostly Private Pay and start at around $3000 monthly