With hundreds of senior communities and a wide range of different types of senior housing care options to choose from,
it’s normal to feel overwhelmed by the process. It’s not always easy to know where to begin. We understand that this
transition can be difficult, at any stage of life, which is why we strive to provide the caring support you and your
family need. We take the time to understand your unique goals and needs, offering compassionate, personalized support
and guidance every step of the way.
Asbico primary focus is on assisting families and seniors who have one or more underlying clinical or behavioral issues
which may requires some form of supervision or assistance during a typical day.
We understand finding the best fit for yourself or your loved one is difficult. That’s why our Certified Senior Advisors (CSA)®
are available to walk you through your senior living and care options. When determining the cost of senior housing care options,
your first step is to decide which type of housing you need for yourself, a loved one, or someone under your care.
Medicare does not cover the costs of Assisted Living, Memory Care, Residential Care Home or similar long-term care facilities. Medicare will
cover qualified healthcare costs while your loved one is living at a certain facility. Medicare is more often used to pay for short terms stay
at a skilled nursing facility or services provided by home health care agency.
Licensing of Assisted Living facilities
Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) licenses, certifies and surveys assisted living facilities for compliance with state and federal
laws and regulations. Through these regulatory activities, HHS protects Texas citizens receiving these services.
In the State of Texas, assisted living facilities are licensed according to size, type and building safety features. An
assisted living facility must be licensed as a Type A or Type B facility. A facility's licensure type is based on the capability
of the residents to evacuate the facility or the types of services the facility provides, or both.
In a Type A facility, a resident: must be physically and mentally capable of evacuating the facility without physical assistance from staff,
which may include an individual who is mobile, although non-ambulatory, such as an individual who uses a wheelchair or an electric cart, and
has the capacity to transfer and evacuate himself or herself in an emergency; does not require routine attendance during nighttime sleeping
hours; and must be capable of following directions under emergency conditions.
In a Type B facility, a resident: may require staff assistance to evacuate; require attendance during nighttime sleeping hours; be incapable
of following directions under emergency conditions; and require assistance in transferring to and from a wheelchair, but must not be permanently bedfast.
Sizes of facilities
Small - Small facilities are defined as those with 16 residents or less.
Large - Large facilities are defined as those with 17 residents or more.
In Texas, anyone with three or less residents (unrelated to them) does not have to be licensed. This generally creates a care ratio of three guests to one care provider. They are not inspected by licensing agency survey staff, and it is very rare to see fire and other alarm systems in those settings.
Asbico advisors can assist with following in choosing for yourself, a loved one, or someone under your care: