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Senior Care Providers Serving Austin, Texas


Acadian On Call Medical Alert Systems
Acadian On Call Medical Alert Systems - Austin, TX
Serving Austin, TX
Acadian On Call Medical Alert Systems and Medical Alert Devices with Fall Detection for seniors and the elderly is available throughout Austin, TX. Acadian On Call Medical Alert Systems provide access to help 24/7 for seniors and older adults and is recommended by home health care providers, agencies on aging, geriatric care managers, social workers, doctors and hospitals across the country. Our low monthly monitoring fee is one of the lowest in the industry. No Landline, No Problem. Ask About Our Wireless Medical Alert Systems! Complete system and monitoring from $29.95 month! Tel: 1-877-477-6507. MORE DETAILS >>

Accountable Aging, Austin Geriatric Care Managers
Accountable Aging Geriatric Care Management® - Serving the Austin Metro-Plex
8213 Shoal Creek Blvd, Ste 104 Austin, TX   Map it! Map it!
Accountable Aging Geriatric Care Management® (AACM) are Austin geriatric care managers that help seniors and their families research, select and manage the best care providers for their situation. We help you choose the right eldercare services from reliable and trusted sources near you throughout the Austin metro-plex and surrounding areas. If you are navigating the maze of eldercare services, you know how much time and emotional energy is required. You might be feeling overwhelmed. One of your most important decisions will be identifying the services that are better provided outside your family circle. Address: 8213 Shoal Creek Blvd, Ste 104 Austin, TX 78757. MORE DETAILS >>

An Angels Place Assisted Living South Austin Personal Care Homes
An Angels Place Assisted Living Austin
South Austin, TX
An Angels Place Assisted Living offers three licensed personal care homes conveniently located in South, Austin. An Angels Place Assisted Livings provide 24-hour personal care to assist individuals with many challenges of daily life including medication assistance. Private and semi-private rooms with numerous floor plans available. Residents are encouraged to personalize their room by using furnishings and personal affects from home. Respite care services available. Contact Cheryl McCulley, Owner of An Angels Place Assisted Living today for more information. State License #'s 125356 & 130998. MORE DETAILS >>

Angus Valley Residence - Austin Personal Care Home
Angus Valley Residence Assisted Living and Personal Care Home - Austin, TX
12418 Deer Track, Austin, TX   Map it! Map it!
Angus Valley Residence, located in NW Austin (between 183N & Mopac @ Duval), is an exclusive assisted living and personal care home dedicated to providing a warm & inviting environment for your loved one, when they can no longer manage on their own. Our home is for 2 residents only. With over 20 years’ experience caring for the elderly, we deliver exceptional care and support in a happy, safe and secure living space. Our home features a live-in, devoted home manager and compassionate caregivers. We offer peace of mind when your loved one comes to our home, they aren’t clients to us, they are family and become a part of ours. Address: 12418 Deer Track, Austin, TX 78727. MORE DETAILS >>

Arden Courts Austin - Assisted Living, Memory Care, Alzheimer's Care
Arden Courts Austin - Assisted Living - Alzheimer's Memory Care
11630 Four Iron Drive - Austin, TX   Map it! Map it!
Arden Courts, located in NW Austin, is an assisted living and certified Alzheimer's memory care community designed with a simple layout and visual cues that help residents stay oriented and as independent as possible. We offer the services traditionally associated with an assisted living residence, while taking into account the special needs of individuals with memory loss including safety, building layout, activities and dietary needs. ALF Type B. License No. 100262 - Monthly Caregiver Support Group. Address: 11630 Four Iron Drive, Austin, TX 78750. MORE DETAILS >>

Thompson & Tiemann Attorneys Elder Law Attorneys, Austin TX
Attorneys Thompson & Tiemann, LLP Elder Law Attorneys - Austin, TX
5203 Pony Chase - Austin, TX   Map it! Map it!
Austin Elder Law Attorneys G. Gaye Thompson & A. Lynn Tiemann of Thompson & Tiemann, LLP provide competent and reliable legal services to seniors and those who who care for them. Our focus is on the legal issues of aging including Medicare Issues related to health care facilities / skilled nursing home care, Probate (Estates of Decedents), Veteran’s Benefits, Advance Directives, Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Special Needs Trusts, Probate and of course Medicare and Medicaid Planning. Contact Thompson & Tiemann Austin Elder Law Attorneys today. By Appointment Only. Address: 5203 Pony Chase, Austin, Texas 78727. MORE DETAILS >>

Barbara Epstein, Elder Law Attorney
Barbara Epstein, Elder Law Attorney - Austin, TX   Map it! Map it!
Serving Austin, Dallas, Georgetown, Houston, San Antonio. Elder Law attorney Barbara Epstein serves seniors and their families in the following areas: Texas Medicaid Planning, Medicaid Trusts, Ladybird Deeds, Estate Planning and Advance Directives. Document preparation includes Medicaid trusts, advance directives, and ladybird deeds. Attorney Epstein provides seniors and family members with practical legal advice by telephone throughout Austin, Dallas, Georgetown, Houston and San Antonio. Documents delivery by email and U.S. mail. Attorney Epstein has extensive experience resolving everyday legal problems in other areas including Social Security law. Se habla Español. Mailing address: P.O. Box 49263, Austin TX 78765. MORE DETAILS >>

Barton Hills Assisted Living - Austin TX
Barton Hills Assisted Living Personal Care Home - Austin, TX
Central Austin / 1606 Nash Avenue - Austin, TX   Map it! Map it!
Barton Hills Assisted Living Austin is a licensed assisted living and personal care home providing Alzheimer's, dementia and memory care in a loving and safe environment. Three hot, delicious and nutritious meals served daily, 24-hour care attendant supervision, licensed nurse on staff, medication supervision and monitoring, assistance with grooming, bathing, hygiene, social and recreational activities, housekeeping services and more. Affordable assisted living rates. Private and semi-private rooms. Respite care and adult day services available. Licensed as a Type B #000389. Respite and Adult Day Services Available. Address: 1606 Nash Avenue, Austin, Texas 78704. MORE DETAILS >>

Belmont Village West Lake Hills - Austin Assisted Living
Belmont Village West Lake Hills - Austin Assisted Living and Memory Care
4310 Bee Cave Rd. Austin, TX   Map it! Map it!
Belmont Village West Lake Hills is a beautifully striking three-story assisted living and memory care community located in Northwest Austin at 4310 Bee Cave Road. Belmont Village West Lake Hills features 141 private apartments and a full continuum of lifestyle and support, including Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Belmont’s range of signature, award-winning programs designed to maintain mental acuity. A licensed nurse is on-site around-the-clock to oversee care and act as a liaison for health care professionals and families. Studio and one-bedroom apartments are available. No buy-in is required and monthly rates include a variety of services and amenities. Address: 4310 Bee Cave Rd. | Austin, TX 78746. MORE DETAILS >>

AGE of Central Texas Caregiver Information, Resources and Support Groups.
Caregiver Support Groups - AGE of Central Texas
Travis and Williams Counties, TX
Caregivers often feel isolated and alone. AGE offers educational events, information, resources, and support groups for people who provide care to an aging or disabled adult. All of our caregiver services are provided at no cost. Monthly Caregiver Support Groups -- these support groups are free and not disease-specific: In Round Rock: 2nd Tuesdays of each month, Noon to 1:30 p.m., in the Taylor Education Building of Grace Lutheran Church, 708 Bluff Road, Round Rock, TX 78681. In Austin: 4th Wednesdays of each month, Noon to 1:30 p.m., in the Founder’s Room of the AGE Building, 3710 Cedar Street,Austin, TX 78705. Lewy Body Dementia Support Group: The Lewy Body Dementia Support Group meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month, in Founder’s Room of the AGE Building (3710 Cedar Street, Austin, TX 78705), from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. Caregiver Seminars: Free workshops held 4 to 5 times a year on Saturday mornings, covering various topics. MORE DETAILS >>

Cella Bella's Home Care and Elder Care Services in Austin TX
Cella Bella's Home Care
1825 Fortview Rd., Ste. 114, Austin, TX   Map it! Map it!
Cella Bella Austin Home Care services provides personal assistance service to clients in their home. We can help a client with daily activities maintain their independence by providing care options with daily living. We are able to offer you as little as 4 hours of care, or as much as 24 hours, 7 days a week. Cella Bella’s has a passionate desire to be in Austin and surrounding communities as the trusted source in helping you keep friends, family and loved ones in their homes offering a sense of independence. Call for a free in home consultation today! Sliding scale $16.50 / hr. Medicaid and Long Term Care Insurance Accepted. Licensed, bonded, insured. Serving Austin, Blanco, Buda, Cedar Park, Elgin, Georgetown, Kyle, Leander, Marble Falls, Round Rock, San Marcos, Wimberley. Address: 1825 Fortview Rd., Ste. 114, Austin, TX 78704. MORE DETAILS >>

Encompass Home Health and Hospice - Austin, Texas
Encompass Home Health and Hospice - Austin, TX
5900 Southwest Parkway, Suite 4-420 - Austin, TX   Map it! Map it!
Encompass Home Health and Hospice is a Medicare and Medicaid certified home health agency serving Austin, Texas dedicated to providing the highest quality of innovative skilled nursing, therapy and hospice care services to patients. Our broad range of services includes: diabetes management, skilled nursing, PT / OT, speech-language pathology, medical social services, home health aides and the coordination of medical supplies and equipment and hospice care. Our compassionate end-of-life care is provided in the patient’s home, whether that is a home address, nursing home, assisted living community, independent living community or other location. Contact the Austin Texas home health agency for Encompass Home Health and Hospice today. Address: 5900 Southwest Parkway, Suite 4-420, Austin, TX 78735. MORE DETAILS >>

Heartland Health Care Austin TX
Heartland Health Care Center Austin
11406 Rustic Rock Drive - Austin, TX   Map it! Map it!
Heartland Nursing Center provides assisted living, skilled nursing care, post acute rehab and long-term care. Whether you are looking for short-term rehabilitation stay before returning home or for a residential setting for a longer stay, we understand the challenges faced in making this decision. Heartland Health Care Center - Austin - Skilled Nursing Care * Alzheimer's Memory Care * Short-Term Rehab * Long-Term Residential Assisted Living Care. Respite care available. Medicare / Medicaid Approved. Heartland Nursing Center located in beautiful NW Austin. Address: 11406 Rustic Rock Drive, Austin, Texas 78750. MORE DETAILS >>

Helping the Aging Needy and Disabled (H.A.N.D.) Austin TX
Helping the Aging Needy and Disabled (H.A.N.D.) Home Care Services
1640 B East 2nd Street, Ste 200 - Austin, TX   Map it! Map it!
Serving Austin, Bee Cave, Creedmoor, Lakeway, Pflugerville, Round Rock. Helping the Aging Needy and Disabled (H.A.N.D.) Assist clients with in home senior care services to help them maintain independence and remain in their own home to "Age in Place". We can assist with: bathing, dressing, grooming (shaving, brushing teeth, applying makeup, caring for nails; toileting, assisting on/off bed, with hygiene needs; hair/skin care; cleaning-shopping-meal preparation-laundry, transfer and ambulation. Private pay or sliding scale payment based on your income. Services may be funded through The Department of Aging and Disability Services, Amerigroup, Evercare or the Area Agency on Aging for those who qualify. All personal care attendants are thoroughly screened. Address: 1640 B East 2nd Street, Ste 200 Austin, TX 78702. MORE DETAILS >>

Homewatch Caregivers of Austin - In home senior and elderly care services.
Homewatch CareGivers of Austin - Home Care Services
11183 Circle Drive - Suite C Austin, TX   Map it! Map it!
Serving Austin, Buda, Driftwood, Dripping Springs, Kyle. Homewatch CareGivers specializes in home care for people who need assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, grooming, and meal preparation. And we do it better than anyone else allowing for your loved one to "age in place" in the comfort of their home. From companionship services that can help to alleviate loneliness to hands-on care with personal care our caregivers make sure that a client lives each day fully. Homewatch CareGivers is Licensed & Bonded - LIC# 016857. Home care and respite care also available 24/7. Office Address: 11183 Circle Drive - Suite C Austin, TX 78736. MORE DETAILS >>

Auspice Austin, Serving Central Texas.
Hospice Austin
4107 Spicewood Springs Road - Austin, TX   Map it! Map it!
Hospice Austin, serving Central Texas, is a Texas Hospice agency that has provided compassionate medical, emotional and spiritual care for terminally ill people and their loved ones for the past 30 years. As a nonprofit organization we offer extensive hospice services including expert pain and symptom management, an in-patient facility, and volunteer and bereavement services. Hospice Austin's Christopher House provides care in a warm, home-like setting. Medicare Approved. Hospice Austin also offers a weekly caregiver support group every Friday from 12:00 to 1:00 pm. Call for more information. Address: 4107 Spicewood Springs Road, Austin, Texas 78759. MORE DETAILS >>

Law Office of Clyde Farrell, Bliss Pak & Greg Johnson Austin TX
Law Office of Clyde Farrell, Bliss Pak & Greg Johnson - Elder Law Attorneys Austin, TX
1000 Mo-Pac Circle - Austin, TX   Map it! Map it!
Serving Austin, Buda, Cedar Park, Georgetown, Kyle, Leander, Pflugerville, Round Rock, San Marcos. The Law Office of Clyde Farrell, Bliss Pak & Greg Johnson provides legal services frequently needed by older persons and their families. They can assist you with long term care financial planning needs, as well as Medicaid asset protection planning, Estate Planning, Financial Planning, Probate, Wills, Guardianship's and Special Needs Trusts. Let the Law Office of Clyde Farrell, Bliss Pak & Greg Johnson help you conserve your assets as much as possible while seeking the best possible care in the most desirable environment. Address: 1000 Mo-Pac Circle Austin, TX 78746, Austin, TX 78746. MORE DETAILS >>

Bob and Debbie Worley, Owners - Lone Star Reverse Mortgage
Lone Star Reverse Mortgage
Serving Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Horseshoe Bay, Houston, Irving, San Antonio, TX
At Lone Star Reverse Mortgage, Texas reverse mortgages are all we do! We are a Texas owned business, and just like you, we are both senior homeowners. We exclusively serve Texas senior homeowners offering FREE, NO OBLIGATION reverse mortgage information. We pledge to treat you fairly and honestly. We will answer all of your questions in a no-pressure, no-obligation environment and help YOU decide if a reverse mortgage is in your best interest. Contact Lone Star Reverse Mortgage owners, Bob and Debbie Worley about getting a Texas Reverse Mortgage on your home today! Addresses: Main Office: 207 Keel Way, Horseshoe Bay, TX 78657 - Austin Office: 401 Congress Ave. Suite 1540, Austin, Texas 78701 - Dallas Office: 6565 N MacArthur Blvd. Suite 225 Irving, Texas 75039. MORE DETAILS >>

Neptune Society Cremation Services - Austin, TX - Affordable cremation services.
Neptune Society Affordable Cremation Services - Austin, TX
911 W Anderson Lane, Ste. 111, Austin, TX   Map it! Map it!
At Neptune Society our goal is to provide affordable Austin cremation services and to assist in easing anxieties you have experienced due to the death of a loved one. So much responsibility rests on your shoulders already. Let us help you make this less stressful. Our experienced and caring professionals in the Austin area are ready to help you through this difficult time, and answer any questions you may have about what to do next. Neptune Society - America's Most Trusted Cremation Provider since 1973. Cremation Services and Funeral Planning. Contact the Austin office of Neptune Society Cremation Services today at Tel: (512) 323-0122. Address: 911 W Anderson Lane, Ste. 111, Austin, TX 78757. MORE DETAILS >>

Primrose of Shadow Creek, An Affordable Senior Living Community in Austin TX.
Primrose of Shadow Creek - Senior Apartment Living 55+ Austin, TX  Pet Friendly
1026 Clayton Lane - Austin, TX   Map it! Map it!
Primrose of Shadow Creek is an affordable senior living apartment community in Austin, TX for active, independent adults 55 plus. Primrose offers unbelievable affordable apartments with lots of luxuries and pleasantries for the dollar. Located on five acres in the 290 & IH-35 area behind the Texas Land & Cattle Steakhouse, Primrose of Shadow Creek features a Jr. Olympic swimming pool (wheelchair accessible), community center and library, large recreation room for social activities and events and a modern up-to-date kitchen area for entertaining. Visit our affordable senior living community today! Small Pet Friendly. ** Age and Income Guidelines Apply. Address: 1026 Clayton Lane, Austin, Texas 78723. MORE DETAILS >>

Professional Caretakers Home Health Care  | In Home Senior Care
Professional Caretakers Home Care - Austin Area
3724 Executive Center Dr, Suite 215 Austin, TX   Map it! Map it!
Professional Caretakers is a licensed home health care agency that has been providing home care for over 25 years. We are not a franchise. We’re family owned and one of just a handful of CQA Certified home care agencies. Our senior home care services include: personal care and assistance, respite, companionship and adult sitter services, free transportation, Alzheimer's /memory care, more. Our home health aides are available as live-in's and hourly. We can coordinate with your Medicare agency or Hospice agency, if more technical treatments are needed. Contact Professional Caretakers (Austin area) today! Also serving Cedar Park, Georgetown, Kyle, Lakeway, Pflugerville, Round Rock, Salado, San Marcos, Sun City.Address: 3724 Executive Center Dr. Suite 215 Austin, Texas 78731. MORE DETAILS >>

Red Bud Home Care Services South Austin, Buda, Kyle, San Marcos, New Braunfels
RedBud Homecare Services
11200 Manchaca Rd. Suite 305 Austin, TX   Map it! Map it!
RedBud Homecare services is a bonded, insured and licensed in-home senior care agency serving South Austin, Buda, Kyle and New Braunfels, Texas. We are licensed by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) to provide personal assistance service in the homes of our clients. We are able to assist with tasks such as light housekeeping, meal planning and preparation, medication reminders and transportation. We also can provide personal care including toileting, brief changing, bathing and bed care. We are very experienced in caring for clients with mild to severe cognitive impairments, clients in recovery from stroke and clients living with Parkinson's disease. Office Address: 11200 Manchaca Rd. Suite 305, Austin, TX 78748. MORE DETAILS >>

Silverado Austin Hospice Serving Austin, Buda, Georgetown, Kyle and Pflugerville
Silverado Austin Hospice
Austin, Buda, Georgetown, Kyle and Pflugerville, TX   Map it! Map it!
Silverado Austin Hospice, serving Austin, Buda, Georgetown, Kyle and Pflugerville, operates by the philosophy that every person deserves comfort and dignity at the end of their journey. Featuring a team of hospice professionals who focus on care that is true to our patients’ uniqueness. The Silverado Hospice team includes specialists to cover both physical and spiritual comfort of clients. Staff specially trained in the challenges of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Lewy body and other types of dementia. Address: 11782 Jollyville Road, Suite 207 | Austin, TX 78759. MORE DETAILS >>

Silverado Senior Living and Memory Care South Austin TX
Silverado Onion Creek Austin - Assisted Living, Alzheimer's Memory Care  Pet Friendly
11330 Farrah Lane - South Austin, TX   Map it! Map it!
The skilled, compassionate professionals at Silverado Onion Creek (an assisted living and memory care community located in South Austin) are dedicated to providing residents with the dignity and care they deserve while they enjoy the community’s warm atmosphere. Comfortable surroundings and engagement activities designed with the needs of memory-impaired individuals in mind help ensure the goal of enriching the lives of both residents and their families. Family Support Group Meetings. Small Pet Friendly. Call or visit Silverado Onion Creek today! Address: 11330 Farrah Lane, Austin, TX 78748. MORE DETAILS >>

Texas senior housing locator professional
Tailor-Made Senior Services - Senior Living and Home Care Locator
Austin, Round Rock, New Braunfels, San Antonio, San Marcos, TX
Let Tailor-Made Senior Services help you locate the best senior housing or home care option for you or a loved one throughout the Austin, Round Rock, San Marcos, New Braunfels, San Antonio metro areas. We work with independent living and 55+ apartment communities, assisted living and memory care facilities, continuing care retirement communities and personal care homes as well as in-home care and Hospice care providers. There is never a charge to you. We work diligently to help find the best match for you or a loved one. Our team of professionals has been serving seniors in various services for more than 20 years collectively, offering a unique, supportive, and compassionate process in helping you choose the best housing or care option. Tailor-Made Senior Services and Housing Locator...Solving Your Texas Senior Housing and Care Needs. MORE DETAILS >>

Texas Reverse Mortgage, Inc. Robert L. Wade, Texas Reverse Mortgage Specialist
Texas Reverse Mortgage, Inc.   Map it! Map it!
A Texas reverse mortgage is a home loan that lets homeowners convert a portion of the equity in their home into cash. The equity built up over years of mortgage payments can then be paid to you. Unlike a traditional home equity loan or second mortgage, no repayment is required until the borrower(s) no longer use the home as their principal residence. By only providing Texas Reverse Mortgages we are focused on our common goal - to obtain the best program at the best rate that fits your needs. Contact Robert L. Wade CPA, a Texas Reverse Mortgage Specialist today! Address: 6626 Silvermine Drive, Ste 500, Austin, TX. MORE DETAILS >>

The Collinfield House Assisted Living, Austin TX
The Collinfield House Assisted Living and Memory Care - Austin, TX
9205 Collinfield Dr - Austin, TX   Map it! Map it!
The Collinfield House in Austin TX is an assisted living / memory care and personal care home known for our exemplary care. We offer all levels of care including Respite care and Alzheimer's memory care. We are fully licensed by the state of Texas as a Type B-Small community, equipped with fire sprinklers, security alarm system, and 24-hour awake and alert staff. With private and semi-private rooms, The Collinfield House is an exclusive home for up to seven resident License Type B-Small. License #139665. Member of TALA - Texas Assisted Living Association. Address: 9205 Collinfield Dr, Austin, TX 78758. MORE DETAILS >>

Texas 55 Plus Apartment Communities
55 Plus Apartment Communities - Are They Right For You?
What are 55 apartment communities? Also referred to as an age-restricted community, a 55 plus apartment community is a residential complex for residents aged 55 and older only. There are multiple benefits to living in an age-restricted community, but they are for everyone? Your neighbors are your peers. You'll be living near other people similar in age to you and similar in terms of their stage in life. Ideally, that means you'll be around loads of people you have something in common with, people you can interact, socialize, and enjoy life with. Activities and events. Many 55 plus communities work specifically to promote an active lifestyle by offering a full schedule of events and activities for residents. MORE DETAILS >>

What is Aging in Place
Aging in Place at Home
What is aging in place? Aging in place is a term used to describe a person living in the residence of their choice, for as long as they are able, as they age. This includes being able to have any services (or other support) they might need over time as their needs change while maintaining their quality of life. Most people would prefer to grow old while staying comfortable and independent in their own homes to 'age in place'. However, many people wind up selling their homes and moving into some form of assisted living often despite their wishes. One reason for this is that modern American homes are rarely designed with seniors in mind. MORE DETAILS >>



Affordable Senior Housing in Texas
Article: About Texas Affordable Senior Housing
Finding affordable housing in Texas can be difficult for people of all ages, but it can be a particular challenge for Texas seniors. Luckily, there are resources available that could help you or a loved one find affordable senior housing in Texas. Here are a few resources that could be of help: Texas Senior Housing Tax Credit Program - Imagine waking up in your beautifully appointed apartment home and taking a leisure stroll around the impeccably landscaped grounds and natural pond. Or, enjoying a refreshing dip in a pristine swimming pool after an work-out in the fitness studio. It's now possible with monthly rentals often starting at just $650.00 / mo. MORE DETAILS >>

Benefits of Hiring a Geriatric Care Manager
Article: Benefits of Hiring a Geriatric Care Manager
Most people hire geriatric care managers when their elderly loved one’s health care needs change, when they need a more in-depth level of care, and when they need guidance about making the next step. Many are hired through agencies; the one you hire should be a member of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM) and certified to work as a geriatric care manager. Here are some benefits of hiring a Geriatric Care Manager: INFORM YOU ABOUT YOUR OPTIONS: Part of a geriatric care manager’s job is educating the elderly and their family members and caretakers about your options. It can be extremely difficult to make a decision about housing, healthcare, and in-home care if you don’t have an in-depth knowledge of the elder care landscape in your area. MORE DETAILS >>

Medicare and Hospice Benefits
Article: Medicare and Hospice Benefits
Hospice is a special way of caring for people who are terminally ill, and for their families. This care includes physical care and counseling. The goal of hospice is to care for you and your family, not to cure your illness. Hospice is a program of care and support for people who are terminally ill. The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) Regulates and Licenses Texas Hospice programs. Hospice is a program of care and support for people who are terminally ill. Here are some important facts about hospice. MORE DETAILS >>

What is Hospice? What is Palliative Care?
Article: The Difference Between Hospice and Palliative Care.
HOSPICE CARE is a special health care option for patients and families who are faced with a terminal illness. A multidisciplinary team of physician, nurses, social workers, bereavement counselors and volunteers works together to address the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of each patient and family. PALLIATIVE CARE is medical care provided by physicians, nurses and social workers that specializes in the relief of the pain, symptoms and stress of serious illness. The hospice team provides care to patients in their own home or a home-like setting regardless of the patient’s age or ability to pay. Hospice care is a covered service under Medicare Part A. Most insurance companies have hospice benefits. MORE DETAILS >>

Finding a Care Manager and Questions to Ask.
Article: What is a Geriatric Care Manager?
What is a Geriatric Care Manager? A geriatric care manager may be a social worker, nurse, gerontologist, counselor, or other professional. Geriatric care management (GCM) provides assistance for you and your loved one in finding resources, making decisions, and managing stress. Finding the the right geriatric care manager can be difficult. Consumers often do not know exactly what kind of help they need, how to find and arrange for services, and how much they must pay for services. Persons with low incomes may be able to turn to a local state agencies or a nonprofit social service agency for help. A different option has become available in recent years for people whose incomes are too high for publicly funded services - hiring a private geriatric care manager. MORE DETAILS >>

Avalon Memory Care - Cedar Park, TX Assisted Living, Alzheimer's Memory Care.
Avalon Memory Care - Cedar Park Assisted Living, Alzheimer's Memory Care
2215 South Lakeline Blvd. - Cedar Park, TX   Map it! Map it!
Avalon Memory Care in Cedar Park is an assisted living community certified in caring for individuals with Alzheimer's memory care or related dementia's. Full-time RN. Spacious private or semi-private bedroom. Secured yard, covered decks, and garden areas. Three home-cooked meals daily plus nourishment supplements and snacks between meals and will accommodate special diets as prescribed by a physician. Avalon Memory Care Cedar Park believes in taking a whole new approach in caring for those with Alzheimer's Disease and related dementia's. Licensed by the State of Texas as a small/large Class B Assisted Living with Alzheimer and Related Disorders certification. Address: 2215 South Lakeline Blvd. Cedar Park, TX 78613. MORE DETAILS >>

Benefits of In Home Senior Care
Benefits of In Home Care
The benefits of in home senior care simply helps seniors and the elderly remain at home longer. Home care is suitable for the chronically ill, disabled, someone recovering from surgery or someone who just needs a little assistance to remain in their home vs. moving to a senior care facility. It's often a lot more affordable too. In home senior care can include services such as: homemaker services such as light housekeeping, companionship, card playing, taking walks, or simply reminiscing. RESPITE RELIEF for family, transportation, medication reminders, activities and more may also provided. Most offer specialized training in caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s as well as Hospice. MORE DETAILS >>

Bluffs Landing Senior Village, affordable 55+ senior housing.
Bluffs Landing Senior Village - Senior Apartment Living 55+ Round Rock  Pet Friendly
3201 Bluffs Landing Way - Round Rock, TX   Map it! Map it!
Bluffs Landing Senior Village is an affordable independent senior apartment community for adults 55 plus. Our senior apartments in Round Rock, TX feature unique details with floor plan options to fit any budget. Every home features granite counter tops, Whirlpool Silver Energy Star appliances, cherry wood finished cabinets, and full size washer & dryer connections. Our senior living apartments in North Austin feature a resort-style swimming pool with sun deck, an executive business center with computers & internet access, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and much more. Small Pet Friendly. Onsite pet park. Visit our senior living community in Round Rock today! * * Age and Income Guidelines Apply. Address: 3201 Bluffs Landing Way, Round Rock, Texas 78665. MORE DETAILS >>

Cremation vs. Burial: Pros and Cons
Burial vs. Cremation
Whenever there is a death in the family, the survivors find themselves in a dilemma as whether they should opt for cremation or burial. If the wishes of the deceased are known, then there is nothing to worry about. But things can become really difficult if the decisions are to be made by the surviving members. The idea that burial is the only option for internment is an outdated one. Cremations have become vastly more popular in recent years; in some areas of the United States, they are more common than traditional burials. Both options have their advantages and drawbacks. However—here are a few things to consider. MORE DETAILS >>


Central Texas Caregivers In Home Senior Care Cedar Park, TX
Central Texas Caregivers Home Care
1525 Cypress Creek Road, Suite H - Cedar Park, TX   Map it! Map it!
Central Texas Caregivers is a licensed, bonded and insured non medical in home care agency providing elderly care services that allows your love one to remain at home longer and 'age in place.' Services include companionship, sitter services, homemaker, medication reminders, personal care, respite care and senior transportation services. Locally owned and operated. Free in-home assessment. Our highly trained and experienced caregivers go where ever home care assistance is needed including; private residence, assisted living or health care facility. Serving Austin, Buda, Cedar Park, Georgetown, Leander, Pflugerville, Round Rock. Address: 1525 Cypress Creek Road, Suite H #316, Cedar Park, TX 78613. MORE DETAILS >>

The Cottages at Chandler Creek - Alzheimers Memory Care - Austin - Round Rock
Cottages at Chandler Creek Alzheimer's and Memory Care - Round Rock, TX  Pet Friendly
2351 N. A.W. Grimes Blvd. Round Rock, TX   Map it! Map it!
The Cottages at Chandler Creek is a state-of-the-art Alzheimers and Memory Care Assisted Living for people living with Alzheimer's and other dementia's. The unique floor plan and luxury finish out provides consistency and a home-like environment. Well-balanced meals are served family-style in each cottage. Our activity program is designed for memory impairment, and we offer personalized care for all stages of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, stroke and other dementia's. Our caregivers are specially trained to provide for those with memory impairments. Apartments for couples available. Caring staff dedicated to caring for individual needs of Alzheimer's resident. License No.'s: 030118, 030119, 104692. Privately owned and operated. Pet friendly. Address: 2351 N. A.W. Grimes Blvd. Round Rock, Texas 78665. MORE DETAILS >>

Creekside Villas Senior Village, a Senior Living Community in Buda, TX
Creekside Villas Senior Village - Senior Apartment Living 55+ Buda  Pet Friendly
590 FM 967 - Buda, TX   Map it! Map it!
Creekside Villas Senior Village in Buda, TX is a independent senior living community for active adults 55 plus. Five story (with elevators) building offers the ultimate in residential options and amenities. Each of our apartment homes features the kind of living space you should expect. A truly convenient location with easy access to local express ways, shopping, dining, entertainment, hospitals and Austin is located only fifteen minutes away. Small Pet Friendly. Contact Creekside Villas Senior Village today! * * Age and Income Guidelines Apply. Address: 590 FM 967 Buda, TX 78610. MORE DETAILS >>

The Differences Between Home Care and Home Health.
Differences Between Home Care and Home Health.
They sound similar—but they provide very different services. Home health care and non medical in-home care can be quite different in terms of the help provided, the costs, resources, and other factors that could have an effect on which one you choose. Here’s an overview about the differences between home care and home health. HOME HEALTH CARE is medical care provided in the home by a nurse, physical therapist, or other licensed medical professional. Usually, the person providing the care can only provide what’s been prescribed by a doctor. NON MEDICAL IN-HOME CARE does not involve medical care; it is usually provided by professional caregivers without a medical license, although it can also be provided by family members. This type of care is not covered by Medicare. MORE DETAILS >>


Georgetown Mortgage - Your Texas Reverse Mortgage Specialist
Georgetown Mortgage - Your Texas Reverse Mortgage Specialist
Serving the State of Texas, TX
A reverse mortgage with Georgetown Mortgage can be an effective tool for providing seniors additional cash by using the equity in their home. A reverse mortgage can give retirees the financial self-sufficiency necessary to stay at home and live independently. They are financial tools that help seniors supplement their retirement income by turning a portion of the equity in their home into tax-free cash. “When you're on a fixed income and you own your house...it's a godsend.” Find out if you qualify for a reverse mortgage. Contact King Cole, a Reverse Mortgage Loan Originator with Georgetown Mortgage - Your Texas Reverse Mortgage Specialist today! MORE DETAILS >>


Hiring a Certified Elder Law Attorney
Hiring a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA)
When it comes to dealing with legal issues that affect the elderly, having a lawyer on your side is important. It’s a broad and very important specialty, but anyone can claim to specialize in elder law. A Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA), however, has to pass a rigorous series of requirements in order to attain certification. Certification requirements include: Experience practicing as an attorney for at least five years with a focus on elder law for at least three. Passing a specialized exam with a focus on legal issues that affect the elderly. A peer review from five practicing attorneys. Continuing education to keep up with the latest changes in elder law. Elder law can cover a wide range of issues. MORE DETAILS >>

Homeslice Caregivers, in home care Austin, Cedar Park, Georgetown, Pflugeville
Homeslice Caregivers Home Care - Round Rock   Map it! Map it!
Homeslice caregivers is a state licensed, bonded and insured non medical in home senior care agency serving the Round Rock area. Our total service areas include Williamson, Travis, Bastrop, Bell, Hays, Lampasas and Burnet Counties. Services provided by Homeslice Caregivers allows seniors and the elderly to age in place. All caregivers are professionally trained, bonded and insured. Caregivers go through reference checks, criminal background checks, nurse aide registry and employee misconduct registry check. Respite care available. Private Pay, Long-Term Insurance, Veterans Benefits Accepted. ***NOW ACCEPTING MEDICAID CLIENTS***. Serving Austin, Cedar Park, Georgetown, Pflugerville, Round Rock. Main Office Address: 1104 So. Mays Street Round Rock, TX 78664. MORE DETAILS >>

Find Respite Care Providers by Texas Region
How Adult Day Centers Offer Respite for Dementia Caregivers
Respite care provided by adult day care centers is ideal for caregivers needing respite (a break) for themselves when caring for a loved ones with Alzheimer's. Does your loved one have dementia or Alzheimer's? Were they recently diagnosed? If a loved one is diagnosed you do not have to immediately rush them into a full-time care facility. Consider care and services provided by adult day centers for individuals with Alzheimer's, memory loss or other types of impairment. For as long as possible, until their dementia gets to a point where they may need to be moved to a specialized Alzheimer's care facility, arranging for them to visit an adult day care center specifically for people with dementia just might be the answer. Adult day care centers are traditionally designed to support individual's with dementia, crafting activities that play to their abilities and strengths. MORE DETAILS >>

How To Choose a Texas Nursing Home
How To Choose a Texas Nursing Home
The Office of the Attorney General works with the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) to protect senior Texans and other residents of long-term care facillities (LTCs) from abuse, neglect, and exploitation. LTCs include nursing homes, intermediate care facilities for the mentally retarded (ICF/MR), and assisted living facilities (sometimes called personal care homes). DADS is the state agency charged with licensing and inspecting nursing homes. DADS also has authority to investigate alleged violations of state and federal nursing home standards. If upon investigation DADS has concerns about a licensed home, they may refer the investigation to this agency for enforcement. The Office of the Attorney General will act swiftly and aggressively to address violations referred by the DADS Long-term Care regulatory Section. How To Choose a Texas Nursing Home: MORE DETAILS >>

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How to Choose Alzheimer's Memory Care Facility
Making the decision to put a loved one into an Alzheimer's and facility can be devastating. Sometimes a family member needs a supervised place for their loved one to stay during the day as they work or, as the disease progresses, it may be necessary to admit them into an assisted living facility that provides care for individuals with Alzheimer's or related dementia's full-time. Not every Alzheimer's and memory care facility is equipped to handle the very special needs and care of Alzheimer's and dementia patients. There are facilities that are certified by the state of Texas to provide care exclusively for individuals with Alzheimer's and related dementia's. What it Means to be 'Alzheimer's Certified' in Texas. MORE DETAILS >>

How to Choose an Assisted Living Facility in Texas.
How to Choose an Texas Assisted Living Facility
Do you know how to go about choosing the right assisted living facility for a loved one? Do you understand how assisted living licensing requirements in Texas are determined, as they differ from state-to-state? Assisted living facilities provide individualized health and personal care assistance in a homelike setting with an emphasis on personal dignity, autonomy, independence and privacy. The Assisted Living Federation of America defines assisted living as a long-term care option that combines housing, support services and health care, as needed. Assisted living is designed for individuals who require assistance with everyday activities such as meals, medication management or assistance, bathing, dressing and transportation. MORE DETAILS >>

Paying for Long Term Care
How to Pay for Nursing Home Care
There are many ways you can pay for nursing home care. Most people who enter nursing homes begin by paying for their care out-of-pocket. As you use your resources (like bank accounts and stocks) over a period of time, you may eventually become eligible for Medicaid. Medicare generally doesn't cover long-term care stays (room and board) in a nursing home. Also, nursing home care isn't covered by many types of health insurance. However, don't drop your health care coverage (including Medicare) if you're in a nursing home. Even if it doesn't cover nursing home care, you'll need health coverage for hospital care, doctor services, and medical supplies while you're in the nursing home. There are several other ways you can pay for nursing home care. MORE DETAILS >>

Texas Long Term Insurance Agent Kim Beckham
Kim Beckham, A Texas Long Term Care Insurance Agent
Think you’ll never need long term care? Studies show that more than 60% of people over 65 will need some type of long term care. Kim Beckham is a leading long term care insurance agent with ACSIA Partners, one of the largest long term care insurance agencies in the nation, helping families prepare for the future through the expert advice of thousands of planning specialists. Kim will work with you to help you determine your personal needs, based upon your health and your financial goals. If long term care insurance is right for you, Kim will help you find the best, most affordable policy for your situation. MORE DETAILS >>

Leander Station Senior Village - Affordable Senior Living in Leander, TX
Leander Station Senior Village - Affordable Independent 55+ Senior Living  Pet Friendly
11450 Old 2243 West - Leander, TX   Map it! Map it!
Leander Station Senior Village is a modern and visually striking apartment community for independent senior adults 55+. Our grand, four story building (with elevators) and 24 Casitas offer the ultimate in residential options and amenities. Take pleasure in peaceful country living where sunsets are a daily treat in this idyllic environment. Our “Time to Live Life Well” program promotes wellness through a wide variety of activities. Visit our affordable senior living community in Leander today! Small Pet Friendly. ** Age and Income Guidelines Apply. Address: 11450 Old 2243 West, Leander, TX 78641. MORE DETAILS >>


Legacy at Crystal Falls - Assisted Living with Memory Care
Legacy at Crystal Falls - Concierge Assisted Living and Memory Care - Leander, TX
1841 Crystal Falls Parkway, Leander, TX   Map it! Map it!
Legacy at Crystal Falls in Leander, TX is a state-of-the art concierge assisted living and memory care community providing top-tier care while maintaining our residents privacy and independence, all in a luxurious resort-style environment. Legacy at Crystal Falls is LifeWell Senior Living community, developer of assisted living and memory care communities that keep residents engaged in a life they love - a life worth living. Full Time RN. All inclusive pricing. Month-to-month leases. Address: 1841 Crystal Falls Parkway | Leander, TX 78641. MORE DETAILS >>

Find a Personal Care Home by Texas Region
Licensing Requirements for Texas Personal Care Homes
A personal care home is a private residences that offer personal care services, assistance and supervision to four or more persons. Personal care homes offer a smaller, more intimate setting, ideal for persons who might not do well with the larger assisted living facilities. They are generally located in quiet residential neighborhoods and typically provide meals, laundry, housekeeping, medication supervision, assistance with activities of daily living and activity programs. All personal care homes in Texas, which provide services of a personal care nature to four or more persons unrelated to the owner, must be licensed under the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) licensure requirements. There are two types of licensure - Type A and Type B. MORE DETAILS >>

LifeSpan Home Health San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, El Paso and Corpus Christi
LifeSpan Home Health
San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Corpus, TX
LifeSpan Home Health serves families throughout San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, El Paso and Corpus Christi with both long and short-term needs. LifeSpan Home Health is a provider with over 75 years of home healthcare management experience offering the highest quality outcomes for their patients. LifeSpan provides what you and your family need to stay healthy and active in your community and in your home including skilled nursing services and in home senior care (Personal Assistant Services). Lifespan accepts and works with most insurance carriers and is Medicare Certified. Lifespan is also BBB Accredited with an A+ Business Rating. CHAP Accredited - Private Duty rates as low as $13.50/hr. Contact LifeSpan Home Health today! MORE DETAILS >>

Texas Long Term Care Insurance Resources
Long Term Care Insurance - What Are the Benefits
There are many benefits of long term care insurance. The phrase "long-term care" refers to the help that people with chronic illnesses, disabilities or other conditions need on a daily basis over an extended period of time. The type of help needed can range from assistance with simple activities (such as bathing, dressing and eating) to skilled care that's provided by nurses, therapists or other professionals. Roughly 1.4 million Americans are living in nursing homes today. Nursing home care is costly ranging from $10,000 to $15,000 a month when paid for privately. And did you know, Medicare doesn't pay for 'long term' nursing home care. Another good reason long term care insurance should be part of your financial plan. MORE DETAILS >>

Mariposa Apartment Homes at Hunter Road,  Senior Living in San Marcos, TX
Mariposa Apartment Homes at Hunter Road - Affordable Senior Living 55+  Pet Friendly
2600 Hunter Road - San Marcos, TX   Map it! Map it!
Mariposa Apartment Homes at Hunter Road Texas in San Marcos is an affordable senior living community for active independent adults 50 and older. Voted Property of the Year 2015 by the Austin Apartment Association, our beautiful three story apartment and clubhouse facility features a resort-style pool, fitness studio, card and game room, movie theater, library, beauty & barber salon, scheduled social activities and so much more. Located minutes from the Central Texas Medical Center, outlet malls and more. Visit our San Marcos senior living community and see why we say "We have a new lease on an active adult lifestyle! One Bdrms. $811.00 / Two Bdrms. $968.00. * * Variable Pricing Structure to Meet Your Income Needs. Address: 2600 Hunter Road, San Marcos, TX 78666. MORE DETAILS >>


Texas Medicaid Look Back Period.
Medicaid Asset Protection and Spend Down
What is Medicaid Asset Protection? Medicaid Asset Protection is planning for protection from Medicaid "spend-down" requirements, typically through legal maneuvering provided by irreversible trusts - recently outlawed by Congress except under very specific conditions. What is Medicaid Spend Down? Medicaid Spend Down is what you must do when you have too many resources. In other words, you have too much money and you have to “spend down” assets before you will be eligible for Medicaid coverage. Those excess assets are called the “spenddown” amount. Medicaid programs in Texas have income and asset limits that someone within a covered group must not exceed in order to qualify for the program. However, there are additional programs for those who exceed these limits but have special circumstances. MORE DETAILS >>

The Differences Between Home Care and Home Health.
Non Medical In-Home Care vs. Home Health Care
They sound similar—but they provide very different services. NON MEDICAL IN HOME CARE does not involve medical care; it is usually provided by professional caregivers without a medical license, although it can also be provided by family members. This type of care is not covered by Medicare. HOME HEALTH CARE is medical care provided in the home by a nurse, physical therapist, or other licensed medical professional. Usually, the person providing the care can only provide what’s been prescribed by a doctor. Home health care is generally covered by Medicare in the state of Texas and in other states. MORE DETAILS >>

Open Mortgage - A Texas Reverse Mortgage Lender
Open Mortgage - A Texas Reverse Mortgage Lender
Open Mortgage offers unique solutions for many Texas seniors seeking financial relief. Our reverse mortgage loan programs are set up to meet the homeowner 62 years or older and are very competitive as well. We also have a new program call the HECM for Purchase allowing a homeowner 62 or older to purchase a pre-existing home or new principle residence. Chris Valdez, a Reverse Mortgage Specialist with Open Mortgage, will meet with you to carefully explain the reverse mortgage and application process in detail. This does not commit you to a Reverse Mortgage, so go ahead and set an appointment.Contact Chris Valdez, a Texas Reverse Mortgage Specialist with Open Mortgage today! MORE DETAILS >>


Preferred Care at Home, In Home Senior Care Cedar Park, Austin, Round Rock
Preferred Care at Home / Home Care Services
715 Discovery Blvd., Ste 120 - Cedar Park, TX   Map it! Map it!
Preferred Care at Home provides non medical in home senior care so your elderly loved one can remain at home and 'age in place'. Our one-on-one senior home care services include: memory and dementia care, companionship, sitter and homemaker services, senior care, medication reminders, assistance with bathing, dressing and grooming, respite care and senior transportation. In your home or care facility. No minimum number of hours required. Caregivers available one or 24-hours. Our cost-effective live-in service has always been our specialty, providing round the clock peace of mind. Bonded and Insured. Serving Austin, Cedar Park, Georgetown, Lakeway, Leander, Pflugerville, Round Rock. Address: 715 Discovery Blvd., Ste 120, Cedar Park, 78613. MORE DETAILS >>


Regent Care Center of San Marcos Nursing Home
Regent Care Center of San Marcos Nursing Home
1351 Sadler Dr. San Marcos - San Marcos, TX   Map it! Map it!
Regent Care Center of San Marcos is a nursing home designed to provide comprehensive rehabilitation and skilled nursing for our residents. The staff and physicians work together to create an individualized treatment plan to maximize the success and progress of each resident. NURSING CARE SERVICES INCLUDE: Skilled nursing, rehabilitation (PT, gait and balance training, OT and more) medical services (including but not limited to) wound care, pain management, Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) Hospice care and tracheotomy care. The mission at Regent Care Center of San Marcos is to provide quality care and life in a warm, beautiful and luxurious setting for our residents and their families. Medicare - Medicaid - Private Pay. Address: 1351 Sadler Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666. MORE DETAILS >>



Reverse Mortgage Funding - Specializing in Texas Reverse Mortgages
Reverse Mortgage Funding - Specializing in Texas Reverse Mortgages
Reverse Mortgage Funding LLC (RMF), a wholly owned subsidiary of Reverse Mortgage Investment Trust Inc., is an independent HECM lender. HECMs—also known as reverse mortgages—are all we do. We don’t have competing corporate priorities or multiple lines of business. Our objective is to help older Americans fund their retirements and continue living in their own homes, by providing innovative reverse mortgage products and offering a transparent, informative lending experience that inspires confidence and trust. Contact Vicki Cheairs, a Vicki Cheairs, a HECM Loan Specialist with Reverse Mortgage Funding to learn more. NMLS #543256. Address: 14415 Sugar Mill Circle | Houston, TX 77095. RMF NMLS # 1019941. MORE DETAILS >>

San Gabriel Senior Village, An Affordable Senior Living Community in Georgetown.
San Gabriel Senior Village - Affordable Senior Living 55+ Georgetown  Pet Friendly
2101 Railroad Street - Georgetown, TX   Map it! Map it!
San Gabriel Senior Village in Georgetown, TX is an affordable state-of-the-art apartment community for active independent adults 55+. This beautiful senior living development is where quality and affordability. Our affordable rental rates include EXTENDED basic CABLE TV, WATER, SEWER and TRASH! Southwest Medical group on site twice a month. Located in a convenient location with easy access to local expressways, shopping, dining, entertainment and hospitals. Visit our affordable senior living community in Georgetown TX today! Small Pet Friendly. ** Age and Income Guidelines Apply. Address: 2101 Railroad Street, Georgetown, Texas 78626. MORE DETAILS >>

How to Choose an Independent Senior Living Community
Senior Apartment Living - How to Choose
Independent senior living communities are designed for people aged 55 and older who are still physically independent and fairly healthy; those who can live alone without the requirement of skilled nursing or more than light assistance around the home. These types of senior living communities are generally the closest to normal communities of all the types of senior living situations; they are more hands-off than assisted living communities or nursing homes. However, they do come with some benefits for residents. Couple choosing independent living lifestyle. Here are a few things you should—and shouldn’t—expect at an assisted living community. MORE DETAILS >>

Long Term Care Insurance vs. Medicaid
Should You Buy Long Term Care Insurance?
Approximately 70% of older adults will need some type of long-term care at some point. This type of care could include a nursing home or various degrees of in-home care, whether that includes skilled nursing care, help with activities of daily living, or some combination of services. The problem is that these services are very expensive—and the costs are not covered by Medicare, outside of a 100-day period where skilled nursing care is covered for those who qualify and which does not cover non-medical care. Medicaid does cover some costs of long-term care, but the income requirements to qualify for Medicaid assistance are very strict. It is not uncommon for older adults to spend everything they have on their care. MORE DETAILS >>

How to know when it's time to move parents to assisted living.
Signs It's Time to Move Parents to Assisted Living
According to some statistics, as many as 70% of Americans will need some form of assisted living at some point toward the end of their lives. The following are signs that it may be time to move your parent(s) to an assisted living community: DIFFICULTY WITH SOME TASKS. If it's harder than it used to be to keep up with the yard work, keep the house tidy, cook dinners, shop for groceries, and perform other housekeeping activities without help, it may be time to think about assisted living. Many facilities provide help with these tasks as well as with more intimate hygiene activities such as showering, dressing, and using the bathroom. INCREASED FRAGILITY: If you or a loved one has had a sudden health scare such as slipping at home and sustaining a moderate to serious injury it may be a good idea to consider assisted living. MORE DETAILS >>

Silverado Bee Cave - Austin Assisted Living - Alzheimer's Memory Care Community
Silverado Bee Cave Assisted Living, Alzheimer's Memory Care  Pet Friendly
14058 A. Bee Cave Parkway - Bee Cave, TX   Map it! Map it!
Silverado Bee Cave is an assisted living and Alzheimer's memory care community dedicated to providing skilled, compassionate care to residents with Alzheimer's and related dementia's. Residents enjoy the community’s warm atmosphere, comfortable surroundings and engagement activities designed with the needs of memory-impaired individuals in mind helping to ensure the goal of enriching the lives of both residents and their families. Family Support Group Meetings. Small Pet Friendly. Come visit us soon! Address: 14058 A. Bee Cave Parkway | Bee Cave, TX 78738. MORE DETAILS >>

Skye Senior Living - Apartment Living for Active Adult 55+, Leander TX
Skye Senior Living 55+ Active Independent Senior Living - Leander, TX  Pet Friendly
11350 Old 2243 West - Leander, TX   Map it! Map it!
Skye Senior Living in Leander, TX is a beautiful 55+ apartment community for active adults offering upscale living accommodation as well as resort style services that overlook no details. Our exclusive senior living community is ideal for seniors 55+ who desire pampering with our top-tier services while maintaining their privacy and independence, all in a luxurious resort-quality environment. Skye Senior Living Amenities include gourmet chef prepared meals, concierge & limo service, housekeeping & linen service, and paid utilities & cable, swimming pool and spa with large relaxing deck and so much more. Pet Friendly! Visit us today and reserve your new home! Opening Spring 2016. Starting $2,695.00 / mo. Address: 11350 Old 2243 West, Leander, TX 78641 MORE DETAILS >>

When a Loved One Dies  A checklist of what to do.
Steps to Take When a Loved One Dies
Whether it's expected or accidental, the death of a loved one can shake you to the core. The last thing you'll want is to have to interrupt grieving to deal with mundane tasks, but unfortunately there are many actions that must be done on behalf of the deceased. Some must be taken immediately, while with others you can take your time and reflect on the best path to follow. Here is a simple checklist which you may find useful as a reminder of what needs to be done after someone has died. Some of the arrangements will need to be done by the executor or administrator of the estate and others can be done by family or friends. WHAT TO DO WHEN A LOVED ONE DIES. MORE DETAILS >>

Texas Medicaid Eligibility Requirements - Texas STAR PLUS Medicaid Waiver
Texas Medicaid Eligibility Requirements
Medicaid is a joint federal and state program. The Texas Medicaid program is a unique combination of federally-mandated minimum coverage and state-determined optional coverage that help pay for medical care and supportive services for eligible individuals based on income and resources. Medicaid may pay all or part of nursing home costs for eligible clients through the Medicaid Nursing Facility Program; however, clients contribute toward their care, based on income and other considerations. STAR PLUS MANAGED CARE MEDICAID WAIVER: What was formerly known as the Community Based Alternatives program is now referred to in Texas as the STAR PLUS Managed Care Medicaid waiver. This program pays for care provided in the home or assisted living as an alternative to nursing homes for those who remain in the community. MORE DETAILS >>

Brenda Bejarano, Texas Reverse Mortgage Specialist
Texas Reverse Mortgage Today
Exclusively serving all of Texas, Brenda Bejarano is a Texas Reverse Mortgage Specialist, with extensive expertise in helping seniors secure mortgage planning options through the reverse mortgage program. Texas Reverse Mortgage Today is here to provide you with good ole’ fashioned customer service! When considering a Reverse Mortgage, education is key, and our pledge to you is to help you make the most well-informed decision. As an independent expert, Brenda promises to work in YOUR best interest, allowing greater choice and more opportunities than if you went directly to any other lender yourself. She exclusively serves Texas homeowners 62 and older. Contact Brenda Bejarano, a Texas Reverse Mortgage Specialist today! Address: 7426 Hiddencreek Dr., Dallas, TX 75252. NMLS# 1321434 / #190460. MORE DETAILS >>


The Next Horizon Texas Senior Housing Locator Service.
The Next Horizon - Texas Senior and Military Housing Locators
Serving Austin, DFW, Georgetown, Houston and San Antonio, TX
The Next Horizon Seniors and Military Locator/Resources/Advocate is a company that helps seniors and military 55 years and over in locating housing, medical care, senior communities, legal, financial, realtors, movers or whatever the need may be now or in the near future. We do a Free Evaluation assessing seniors and/or their families with their current or future needs. We do the “legwork” for you. We focus on the individual(s) in providing an environment that is rich in diversity, flexibility, safety, security, and quality of life – no matter what unique needs may be required. MORE DETAILS >>


What is Home Health Care?
Understanding Texas Home Health
This page will help you to learn and understand how Texas regulates home health agencies and what home health services are (and are not) covered by Medicare and Medicaid. Home health care provides a wide range of health care services that can be given in your home for an illness or injury. Home health care is usually less expensive, more convenient, and just as effective as care you get in a hospital or skilled nursing facility (SNF). The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) licenses, certifies and surveys home and community support services agencies (HCSSAs) for compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. Through these regulatory activities, DADS protects Texas citizens receiving home health, hospice and personal assistance services. MORE DETAILS >>

What is memory care? What does memory care cost in Texas?
What is Memory Care?
Although assisted living communities may have memory care units on the premises, the two types of care are not synonymous. Memory care is a distinct form of long-term skilled nursing that specifically caters to patients with Alzheimer's disease, dementia and other types of memory problems. Generally, if a person is no longer able to care for him or herself and cannot be safely cared for by an untrained family member or loved one because of Alzheimer or other forms of dementia, memory care may be a good option. In Texas, assisted living facilities have to be licensed and this includes facilities that provide memory care. There is also a separate certification for facilities that provide care to patients with Alzheimer's and related diseases in the state of Texas. MORE DETAILS >>

What You Need To Know About Elder Law - Elder Law Attorneys Areas of Expertise.
What You Need To Know About Elder Law
Elder law is a legal term coined to cover an area of legal practice that places an emphasis on those issues that affect the growing aging population. The legal needs of many older Americans go beyond basic legal services, and they're all interconnected. In addition to understanding the legal issues and complications that older Americans face, elder law attorneys must also understand the surrounding personal concerns of their clients for example, health, financial, and family issues and how those affect their clients legal issues. Elder and Special Needs Law are specialized areas of law that involve representing, counseling, and assisting seniors, people with disabilities, and their families. MORE DETAILS >>

Texas Senior Living Options
What's the Best Senior Living Option For You?
There are many senior living options in Texas to choose from. Understanding how they differ is most important to ensure you find the one that is right your life style. Independent living communities, also known as retirement communities, senior living communities or independent retirement communities, are housing designed for seniors 55 and older. Residents are typically seniors who do not require assistance with daily activities or 24/7 skilled nursing but may benefit from convenient services, senior-friendly surroundings, and increased social opportunities, that many Texas senior living communities offer. Independent senior living communities are also popular among snowbird seniors who wish to downsize or travel freely without the burden of managing a home. MORE DETAILS >>


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