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Texas Senior Living Resources
There are a variety of Texas senior
living options to choose from with one of the most popular being
Apartments Communities which require residents to be at least 55 years old.
Some apartments are specifically designed for older adults and are
age-restricted, for 55 plus or 62 plus. These senior apartments
serve residents with senior-friendly features, amenities,
activities, fitness classes and more. Medical and personal care
usually is not included, though in some cases,however, housekeeping,
meals and other services may be purchased at an additional cost.
Then there are
Affordable Senior Apartments
which 'Income Guidelines Apply' which are simply apartments priced to fit most budgets of older
adults on fixed incomes. In exchange, all or a portion of the
apartments are set aside for low- or fixed-income tenants. Your
eligible income and your rent will be based on the average income
for the area where you live. Many Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) properties are operated as
55+ or 62+ communities, or as senior apartments.
restrictions apply to affordable housing which can vary from 30 – 40
-50 - 60% of the area median income in the specific city in which to
property is built. You need to determine which property and then
that city has its federally established guidelines, for which your
monthly income cannot exceed a certain amount, based on HH of 1
person or 2 persons or 3 persons.
If you see the wording
"Variable Pricing Structure" it simply means the
community offers BOTH affordable housing and market rate apartments
located on the same property. Market Rate units have no maximum
income guidelines, and usually have upgrades (marble counter,
upgraded sinks, tubs, hardware etc..) Be sure to check with the
property you're considering as they can give you the specific
guidelines for "affordable" or determine if market rate is your best
Housing & Care Locators can assist families who are
considering their options but not sure which would be best for their
(or flats) is a tiny home built or placed
on the same property as the home of someone who will look after the
occupant. 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 400-500 square feet in space.
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The determination of the need for senior care services and the choice of a facility is an extremely important decision. Please make your own independent investigation.