Dementia can manifest itself in many ways. With hundreds of senior communities and a wide range of different types of senior living options to choose from, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed by the process. It’s not always easy to know where to begin.
Senex Memory Advisors primary focus is on assisting families and seniors. Our Certified Advisors take the time to understand the person, their unique needs and goals, offering guidance every step of the way.
People with dementia experience behavioral and psychological changes. Some symptoms are subtle that they seem normal.
If you or a spouse, parent, friend, or a relative start to:
If a loved one you know start to show two or more of the above symptoms, they may have onset of dementia. Unsure if the emerging signs are indications of dementia? Consult a certified Senex Memory Advisor.
When determining type of memory care living option adequate for a person with dementia, your first step is to decide an appropriate community type where they can receive specialized care: Assisted Living or Memory Care.
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.
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.Type A
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.Type B
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.
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