Opening An Assisted Living Facility
To be eligible to provide services and receive reimbursement for these services, a provider agency must meet certain eligibility criteria. The following information has been compiled from the DADS website for easy reference. This is not intended to cover all rules and regulations needed to open and operate an Assisted Living Facility in Texas. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 512-336-1005.
Annual Mandatory Training for ALFs on Aging in Place and Retaliation - This short, no cost course is required by DADS to be taken every year. This course does not meet continuing education requirements. The purpose of this course is to provide guidance to assisted living facility (ALF) staff members and DADS ALF surveyors regarding aging in place and retaliation. This link takes you to the HHS/DADS website to complete the course.
Licensing Standards for Assisted Living Facilities Handbook - takes you to the HHSC/DADS site
Licensing Standards for Assisted Living Facilities Handbook - takes you to our format of the Handbook
ALF Pre-Licensure Computer-based Training Information - This is a short online course that you need to complete and send the certificate along with your application for your building. This certificate is for the facility not the manager. This link takes you to the HHSC/DADS website to complete the course.
Medication Management in Assisted Living Facilities Course - Mishandling Medications is a common reason small facilities get into trouble with the state. This link takes you to the HHSC/DADS website to complete the course.