800-458-9858. While state law
prohibits agency employees from
recommending one facility over another,
they can answer the following TDHS
recommended questions about any such
• Have there been any proposed license
terminations in the past two years?
• How many complaints have been filed
in the past year?
• How many complaints in the past year
have been found to be valid?
• How many deficiencies have been
cited in the past two years?
• How many “quality of care” violations
have been cited in the past two years?
• When did TDHS last visit the facility,
and what was the purpose of the visit?
• Has the owner of this facility had other
facilities recommended for license
The answers to these questions, combined
with observations and impressions made
during facility tours and staff interviews
will ease the task of selecting the right
nursing care facility.
ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA
Residents diagnosed with Alzheimer’s
disease or another form of dementia
need specialized care. Assisted Living
Facilities offer services and separate
facilities for residents with early onset
symptoms, but because of the
progressive nature of the disease, it
may become necessary to transfer the
resident to another facility that can
provide more appropriate care.
Facilities specializing in the treatment of
Alzheimer’s and dementia should
provide a treatment plan that takes into
account not only the resident’s medical
needs, but also the needs of the entire
family with social services and
professional consultations and
individualized treatment reviews.
Emphasis within the facility should be
placed on providing a calming,
soothing environment that is sensitive to
the needs of the patient.
Please visit the Area Agency on Aging of
The Capital Area at www.aaacap.org
for additional information on care for the
AUSTIN AREA ACTIVE ADULT
4805 Big Bend
Georgetown, TX 78628
Quality custom designed homes on 398
heavily wooded home sites in active
adult 55+ community. Features club-
house/ amenity center, hike & bike
trails, and offers excellent location and
proximity to major medical and retail
services as well as easy convenience to
recreation such as Lake Georgetown
and several private and public Golf
Courses. Heritage Oaks offers a
premier quality of life without heavy
restrictions and fees.
12501 Longhorn Parkway
Austin, TX 78732
Located in the heart of Texas Hill country
and developed in association with The
Ex-Students’ Association of The University
of Texas as part of Steiner Ranch master-planned community, Longhorn Village
offers its residents a luxurious, service-oriented senior living lifestyle. Amenities
include a fitness center, enclosed heated
pool; day spa; arts & crafts studio; club
room; card room; on-site banking;
chapel/meditation room; convenience
store/gift shop; mail and communications
center; library; an on-site Health Care
Center with a full continuum of care
including assisted living, skilled nursing
and memory support; clinic; and wellness
center for assistance and education.
ACTIVE ADULTS AND SENIOR LIVING