Today, approximately 1.3 million people are residents of about thirty thousand assisted living facilities in the United States of America. In Texas, an assisted living facility generally accommodates averagely eighty-year-old women who have, for one reason or the other, shifted from their private living arrangements get an average yearly income of about thirty thousand dollars. The people in need of special gadgets such as wheelchairs for movement or suffer from cognitive injury, and those who indicate behavioral signs like roaming are usually not encouraged to stay in the Texas assisted living facilities. In Texas, the policy is that a qualified individual is only allowed to reside in any assisted living facility for about three years after which they can proceed to the nearest nursing homes. One can as well be discharged from the facility if they want to go back home or to a hospital, if they prefer moving to a different assisted living facility, or when they experience financial challenges. The assisted living facilities in Texas give people the opportunity of remaining fully independent for as long as they can in such an environment that enhances their safety, confidentiality, dignity and autonomy aside from encouraging and emphasizing community and family engagement.
Whenever a situation arises of momentary incapacity on the part of an individual receiving care in the facility, they should be at liberty to continue staying in the facility or become readmitted after they get the necessary external assistance. The reason why the assisted living facilities established in Texas continue to attract more individuals from across the United States is that they have allowed the admitted individuals to do most of the things they love doing, including keeping pets or interacting with the facility pets, consuming alcoholic drinks and using tobacco. The residents are also given the freedom of allowing guests any time whether night or day. The facilities in Texas are designed in such a way that the residents stay in their personal semiprivate rooms, most of which are inclusive of semi-furnished or fully furnished kitchen, restroom and bedroom. Whereas different states operate and manage their assisted living facilities differently, there are common services offered in all of them. Some of these common services include housekeeping and maintenance, healthcare services, transport arrangements, organized recreational activities, exercise activities, educational activities, wellness programs, religious or social activities, all-time security, and assistance with daily living tasks such as eating and bathing.