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Texas Senior Care Facilities
There are many different types of community care
services for the elderly which include:
Assisted Living / Memory Care - Assisted Living communities specialize in providing care and supervision. These facilities frequently offer a full range of amenities as well as limited medical assistance. Memory Care facilities specialize in providing care to seniors with Alzheimer's, dementia and other cognitive issues. Staff members are trained to help residents mange their disease.
Skilled Nursing Facilities provide care to those with illnesses or mental conditions requiring full-time monitoring and medical care. Payment options can include Medicare, Medicare Advantage Plans, Long-Term Care Insurance, Medicaid, Veterans Administration Aid, and Private Pay (Out-of-Pocket).
Medicaid Planning Specialists - Without advance preparation, many families end up paying out-of-pocket for nursing home costs, or other long-term care costs, until their assets run out. Thus, qualifying them for Medicaid. That being said, if one plans in advance, there are many notable planning opportunities in which Medicaid planners can assist. Advance preparation is the best action to help protect one’s assets, while still being able to qualify for Medicaid when the need arises.
Residential Care Homes in Texas are private residences most often within a subdivision that offer personal care services, assistance and supervision to four or more persons. They offer a smaller, more intimate setting, ideal for persons who might not do well with the larger assisted living facilities. They typically provide meals, laundry, housekeeping, medication supervision, assistance with activities of daily living and activity programs.
Senior Housing Locators assist families who are considering options for assisted living / memory care or long-term nursing home care. However, they can also assist with locating in-home care options such as home health and non medical in home care, respite care and hospice.
Granny Pods is a Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU's) you place on your property. They offer more privacy and independence than living with family as they are set up on the property of a larger family home and connected to the existing utilities. They are typically 350-500 square feet in space.
Smart Care Technology utilizes a series of pre-programmed data-collecting sensors to allow senior care providers to monitor and alert on the activities of seniors in their homes or care communities. These can include Apps and devices for family members with Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other conditions with memory loss.
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