Texas Nursing Homes
When an individual needs more support than could be offered by home care, an in-home caregiver, or an independent living facility, nursing homes and long-term care facilities can provide another option. Texas' many nursing homes can help you or a loved one by offering the support services that best fit the individual's needs and patterns. The monthly cost of residence in a Texas nursing home ranges from $5000 to $7000 on average, making Texas one of the most affordable states for long-term senior care.
Choosing the Right Texas Care Facility
Traditional nursing homes can be defined by constant support and supervision for residents and patients. A skilled nursing facility is similar to a nursing home in that it offers 24/7 personal care and medical support for its residents, but unlike traditional nursing homes offer a wider range of medical treatments on-site and tend to have specialized physicians as staff members. These facilities may offer some restorative support but are usually designed for long-term care rather than as rehabilitation centers. The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) also partner with the state to offer information on Special Focus Facilities (SFF), which have performed negatively against standards set both federally and locally.
Medicare and Medicaid Services
Texas residents enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid should be aware that across the United States, Medicare does not typically cover the costs of residence in a long-term care facility. Medicaid, however, may cover some of these costs. Both Medicare and Medicaid may be accepted by a Texas long-term care facility to cover the associated medical costs of care. Individuals and families considering a nursing home facility should check with the staff at that location to see what services could be covered.