11.27.10

Continuing Care Communities

Posted in Assisted Living, Assisted Living Facilities, Atria Senior Living, Elder Care, Elderly Care, Elderly Diseases, Nursing home, Texas Elderly Care Services at 1:55 pm by admin

Continuing Care is a type of elderly care designed to help senior citizens make just one housing decision that will last for years to come. Here is why this is necessary. Think about what happens when a senior who lives in a retirement facility has something unexpected happen to them. For instance, what happens if they are diagnosed with a disease that will require medical help on a regular basis? Or what if they take a fall, break their hip, and now need help getting dressed in the morning? Typical retirement communities have no provisions for these unexpected events. They are built to let seniors live independently.

Similarly, Assisted Living communities are meant for seniors need help with basic activities for daily life, but not full time medical attention by nurses. But as anyone who has ever been through such trials knows, the health of a senior is a tenuous thing. It can all change very quickly.
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In the past, when elderly care was synonymous with skilled nursing (what a narrow definition!), all varieties of seniors from the healthy to the terminally ill were often housed together. That took care of this concern on one level: patients already had full time nurses patrolling the halls, after all. But today (thankfully), the situation has changed. How can a man who lives in a condo on a golf retirement community get help bathing every morning after he breaks his leg?

Understanding Continuing Care Communities

Continuing Care Communities are facilities that offer adaptable levels of care. Patients can be comfortable making one elderly care decision with one company. There is no need to end a contract, move their belongings to a different part of the city, and sign a new care contract at a new facility. And seeing as those changes usually need to happen during times of crisis, that can be a massive relief for everyone involved.

Here is how it works. When a senior finds a multi level continuing care community, they can sign a contract with that company that will either last for a defined period of time, covering any needed types of care, or can last for the remainder of the patient’s life. The services offered are generally right there on the same physical facility, but sometimes the nursing home facility is offsite. But either way, the principle is the same: the resident is dealing with the same company which adapts to their own unique needs. So when it’s time to move into different housing, everything is still very much in order. No reason to panic.

The best thing about Continuing Care Communities is the “community” aspect. Residents are more like members of a club then they are patients. There are social events planned in house, and there is transportation available for social outings offsite. Residents can eat together (assisted living, in most cases, offers three meals per day), and do life together. In this way, they are not alone, wasting away in isolation. They are surrounded by friends, and they have a support system already in place.

Does continuing care sound like the right type of housing for your aging loved one? Use the gray box at the top of this page to find facilities near your city. It will help you find TX Assisted Living facilities, as well as senior housing from all around the United States and Canada.

10.15.10

Temporary Assisted Living

Posted in Assisted Living, Assisted Living Facilities, Atria Senior Living, Elder Care, Retirement, Senior Citizen at 12:47 pm by admin

Today, Assisted Living communities are immensely popular, and there are thousands of them all around the United States. By now, you probably know what they are all about, especially if you read articles on this site often. In a nutshell: Assisted Living facilities are designed for senior adults who do not need full time care, but could really use a helping hand with some important daily activities. This can include housework, medicine, transportation, and bathing, among other things. These facilities are not nursing homes, but they are not quite retirement centers either. They can be a wonderful sort of middle of the road senior care option. But for many seniors, this option can still be something close to terrifying. Moving into an Assisted Living facility requires them to leave home, pack up their belongings, and never come back. It is a big risk, on a personal level: relationally and financially. There is a lot riding on the decision.

Temporary Assisted Living: A Low Risk Option

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But seniors do not need to hedge all their bets on this decision. Today, there are many places that let seniors “test drive” a facility before committing to it long term. They can move in for a couple of days to a month. If they hate it, there is no harm, no foul. There is no obligation.

But it usually will not take a month to decide if the facility is a good fit for them. Many will know in their gut very early on whether the emenities are to their liking. They will get a feel for the clientelle. They will understand if these are people they could be friends with. They will understand whether the level of medical care is appropriate to their unique situation. And, most importantly, they will know if this is a place they can spend the rest of their life.

This low risk option has become common for many facilities today. If you are facing the possiblity of a move to an Assisted Living facility, ask them if they would allow you to stay temporarily before you agree to stay long term. Most facilities will be accomodating.

An Assisted Living Vacation?

Here is an interesting option. Some Facilities even open up their doors to seniors who are travelling, like a senior hotel. So, if you live in Florida, and your mom lives in Utah, she could stay in an assisted living FL facility. Or maybe they are coming from Texas, and you live in the Pacific Northwest. They could stay in an Oregon Assisted Living home. It’s a comfy environment anyway. If she enjoys staying the weekend there, who knows? Maybe she could live there down the road!

One facility that is well known for doing this is Atria Assisted Living Communities, but there are others. These communities understand that if they make a good impression on the traveler, there is a good chance that they might end up paying good money to live there some day. So if nothing else, you can count on the vacation being a very comfortable one.

No matter how it works out, just know that this option is a tremendous opportunity for a senior adult who is almost ready to take the plunge. If that is you, your mother or father, you might seriously consider the temporary assisted living option before you sign on. After all, you wouldn’t buy a car before taking a test drive, would you?

12.17.08

Comprehensive List of Tyler Texas Elder Care Businesses

Posted in Assisted Living, Assisted Living Facilities, Atria Copeland, Atria Senior Living, Atria Willow Park, Azalea Trails, Elder Care, Elderly Care at 3:29 pm by admin



This is a comprehensive list of all elder care facilities in the Tyler Texas area. Below you will find home care facilities, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospices, and several other elder care businesses. If you have a business or know of a business that is not on this list please let us know so we can update the list with your elder care business, facility, nursing home, or other related elderly business service.

Tyler Texas Elder Care Directory

Search by name of facility or service, browse, or comment to add a new listing.


Provider Name Type of Service City, ZIP County
A Mission Of Home Health Care Inc
2106 West Gentry Pkwy # 105
Home Health Agencies that do not accept Medicare Tyler, 75702 Smith
Allegiance Home Health Services
112 East Line Street Suite 202
Home Health Agencies that accept Medicare Tyler, 75702 Smith
Alterra Sterling House Of Tyler
3505 University Blvd
Assisted Living – Type B Facilities Tyler, 75701 Smith
Ann Road Group Home
3109 County Rd 4167
ICF/MR Facilities Tyler, 75701 Smith
At Home Healthcare
9846 HWY 31 East
Home Health Agencies that accept Medicare Tyler, 75705 Smith
At Home Healthcare (1)
9846 HWY 31 East
Home Health Agencies that do not accept Medicare Tyler, 75705 Smith
At Home Healthcare (2)
9846 HWY 31 E
Home Health Agencies that do not accept Medicare Tyler, 75705 Smith
At Home Healthcare (3)
419 S Beckham
Home Health Agencies that accept Medicare Tyler, 75701 Smith
At Home Healthcare (4)
419 S Beckham
Home Health Agencies that accept Medicare Tyler, 75701 Smith
Atria Copeland
5317 New Copeland Rd
Assisted Living – Type B Facilities Tyler, 75703 Smith
Atria Willow Park
3500 S Vine Ave
Assisted Living – Type A Facilities Tyler, 75701 Smith
Azalea Place Operating Company LLC
810 S Porter St
Nursing facilities that accept Medicaid and/or Medicare Tyler, 75701 Smith
Azalea Trails Assisted Living And Memory Care Community
5550 Old Jacksonville HWY
Assisted Living – Type B Facilities Tyler, 75703 Smith
Balm In Gilead Home Health Services Inc
4546 South Broadway Suite C
Home Health Agencies that accept Medicare Tyler, 75703 Smith
Bluebonnet Home Care
7524 S Broadway Suite 113
Home Health Agencies that do not accept Medicare Tyler, 75703 Smith
Bluebonnet Hospice Of East Texas Inc
7524 S Broadway Suite 113
Home Health Agencies that accept Medicare Tyler, 75703 Smith
Breckenridge Village Of Tyler – Barnabas House
15062 Cr 1145
Assisted Living – Type A Facilities Tyler, 75704 Smith
Breckenridge Village Of Tyler – Bluebonnet House
15062 Cr 1145
ICF/MR Facilities Tyler, 75704 Smith
Breckenridge Village Of Tyler – Eagles Nest
15062 Cr 1145
Assisted Living – Type A Facilities Tyler, 75704 Smith
Breckenridge Village Of Tyler – Mallard House
15062 Cr 1145
ICF/MR Facilities Tyler, 75704 Smith
Breckenridge Village Of Tyler Magnolia House
15062 Cr 1145
Assisted Living – Type A Facilities Tyler, 75704 Smith
Breckenridge Village Of Tyler Rose House
15062 Cr 1145
Assisted Living – Type A Facilities Tyler, 75704 Smith
Briarcliff Health Center
3403 S Vine Ave
Nursing facilities that accept Medicaid and/or Medicare Tyler, 75701 Smith
Briarcliff Personal Care Center
3403 S Vine St
Assisted Living – Type B Facilities Tyler, 75701 Smith
Careteam Home Health Services
506 Rice Road Suite 240
Home Health Agencies that accept Medicare Tyler, 75702 Smith
Caring Companions At Home Of Tyler
7524 South Broadway Avenue Suite 10
Home Health Agencies that do not accept Medicare Tyler, 75703 Smith
Choctaw Group Home
13470 Choctaw
ICF/MR Facilities Tyler, 75709 Smith
Colonial Tyler Care Center LP
930 S Baxter
Nursing facilities that accept Medicaid and/or Medicare Tyler, 75701 Smith
Compassionate Home Health Care Inc
1717 East Gentry Parkway
Home Health Agencies that accept Medicare Tyler, 75702 Smith
Copeland House
3600 New Copeland Rd
ICF/MR Facilities Tyler, 75701 Smith
Cypress Home Care
1700 S SE Loop 323 Suite 112
Home Health Agencies that accept Medicare Tyler, 75701 Smith
Divine Health Care Services
2737 South Broadway Suite 203
Home Health Agencies that accept Medicare Tyler, 75701 Smith
East Texas Medical Center Home Health North
1409 S Beckham Suite 100
Home Health Agencies that accept Medicare Tyler, 75701 Smith
Elect Home Health Care Inc
311 North Glenwood
Home Health Agencies that accept Medicare Tyler, 75702 Smith
Encompass Home Health Of East Texas
1001 Ese Loop 323 Suite 420
Home Health Agencies that accept Medicare Tyler, 75701 Smith
Encompass Home Health Of East Texas
1001 Ese Loop 323 Suite 420
Home Health Agencies that accept Medicare Tyler, 75701 Smith
Epic Medstaff Home Healthcare Dallas Inc
821 East South East Looop 323 Suite
Home Health Agencies that do not accept Medicare Tyler, 75703 Smith
Exceptional Home Care
1420 WSW Loop 323 Suite 2a
Home Health Agencies that accept Medicare Tyler, 75701 Smith
Gail House
3323 Gail Ln
ICF/MR Facilities Tyler, 75701 Smith
Garden Estates Of Tyler Assisted Living Community
2055 Grande Blvd
Assisted Living – Type A Facilities Tyler, 75703 Smith
Genesis Homecare
116 E Heritage Drive
Home Health Agencies that accept Medicare Tyler, 75703 Smith
Girling Health Care Inc
3907 Old Bullard Road
Home Health Agencies that do not accept Medicare Tyler, 75701 Smith
Greenbrier Nursing And Rehabilitation Center Of Tyler
3526 W Erwin St
Nursing facilities that accept Medicaid and/or Medicare Tyler, 75702 Smith
Heart To Heart Hospice Of Tyler Ltd
1402 Rice Rd Suite 100
Home Health Agencies that accept Medicare Tyler, 75703 Smith
Heritage Home Health
120 E Southtown Drive Suite 100
Home Health Agencies that accept Medicare Tyler, 75703 Smith
Home Aid Caregivers Ltd
1530 Ssw Loop 323 Suite 127
Home Health Agencies that do not accept Medicare Tyler, 75701 Smith
Home Health Specialists Inc
3800 Southpark Drive Suite A
Home Health Agencies that accept Medicare Tyler, 75703 Smith
Hospice Of East Texas
4111 University Blvd
Home Health Agencies that accept Medicare Tyler, 75701 Smith
Jordan Health Services
1700 Sse Loop 323 Suite 400
Home Health Agencies that accept Medicare Tyler, 75701 Smith
Kiwanis Childrens Place
1710 W Front St
ICF/MR Facilities Tyler, 75702 Smith
Legacy Hospice
120 E Southtown Dr Suite 200
Home Health Agencies that accept Medicare Tyler, 75703 Smith
Legacy Hospice
1515 Rice Road
Home Health Agencies that accept Medicare Tyler, 75703 Smith
Linak Health Services
1324 South Beckham Suite 143
Home Health Agencies that accept Medicare Tyler, 75701 Smith
Martha House
2616 Pounds St
ICF/MR Facilities Tyler, 75701 Smith
Maxim Healthcare Services Inc
821 Ese Loop 323 Suite 160
Home Health Agencies that do not accept Medicare Tyler, 75701 Smith
Med Team Div
131 S Beckham
Home Health Agencies that accept Medicare Tyler, 75702 Smith
Mel-Rose Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
1501 W 29th St
Nursing facilities that accept Medicaid and/or Medicare Tyler, 75702 Smith
Morden Home Health Care Inc
914 S Chilton Avenue
Home Health Agencies that do not accept Medicare Tyler, 75701 Smith
Mshc Reunion Inn Of Tyler LLC
1515 Rice Rd
Assisted Living – Type B Facilities Tyler, 75703 Smith
Mshc The Waterton Plaza Senior Care LLC
2785 Shiloh Road
Nursing facilities that accept Medicaid and/or Medicare Tyler, 75703 Smith
Neurorestorative Specialty Services At Uthct
11937 U.S. Highway 271,8th Fl
Assisted Living – Type B Facilities Tyler, 75708 Smith
New Concept Health Services Inc
620 Shelley Drive
Home Health Agencies that accept Medicare Tyler, 75701 Smith
Nightingale Home Health Agency
5823 Persimmon Drive
Home Health Agencies that do not accept Medicare Tyler, 75707 Smith
Odyssey Healthcare Of East Texas
112 E Line Street Suite 100
Home Health Agencies that accept Medicare Tyler, 75702 Smith
Omega Home Health
10240 Highway 69 North
Home Health Agencies that accept Medicare Tyler, 75706 Smith
Paradigm Rehab & Nursing
1909 Rickety Lane
Home Health Agencies that accept Medicare Tyler, 75703 Smith
Park Place Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
2450 E Fifth St
Nursing facilities that accept Medicaid and/or Medicare Tyler, 75701 Smith
Pettit House
1519 Pettit St
ICF/MR Facilities Tyler, 75701 Smith
Phillips Group Home
210 West Phillips
ICF/MR Facilities Tyler, 75701 Smith
Pinecrest Nursing And Rehabilitation Center
3505 Old Jacksonville Rd
Nursing facilities that accept Medicaid and/or Medicare Tyler, 75701 Smith
Pinehurst Alzheimers Special Care Center
5403 Plantation Dr
Assisted Living – Type B Facilities Tyler, 75703 Smith
Premier Health Care Services I
401 E Front Street Bldg 2 Suite 138
Home Health Agencies that do not accept Medicare Tyler, 75702 Smith
Prestige Estates LLC
6928 Paluxy Dr
Assisted Living – Type B Facilities Tyler, 75703 Smith
Preston House
2525 Preston
ICF/MR Facilities Tyler, 75701 Smith
Providence Park Rehabilitation And Skilled Nursing
5505 New Copeland Rd
Nursing facilities that accept Medicaid and/or Medicare Tyler, 75703 Smith
Quality Care Service Inc
302 W Houston
Home Health Agencies that do not accept Medicare Tyler, 75702 Smith
Reunion Plaza Senior Care Center
1401 Rice Rd
Nursing facilities that accept Medicaid and/or Medicare Tyler, 75703 Smith
Rose City Home Health Services Inc
1225 Spring Branch Drive
Home Health Agencies that do not accept Medicare Tyler, 75703 Smith
Sante Rehabilitation Group
4801 S H 110 South Suite 800
Home Health Agencies that do not accept Medicare Tyler, 75703 Smith
Shaffer House
2812 Shaffer Ln
ICF/MR Facilities Tyler, 75702 Smith
Texas Home Health Hospice
820 S Baxter
Home Health Agencies that accept Medicare Tyler, 75701 Smith
Texas Home Health Skilled Services
820 S Baxter
Home Health Agencies that accept Medicare Tyler, 75701 Smith
The Clairmont Tyler LP
900 S Baxter Ave
Nursing facilities that accept Medicaid and/or Medicare Tyler, 75701 Smith
The Hamptons At Pine Forest, LP
4250 Old Omen Rd
Assisted Living – Type B Facilities Tyler, 75707 Smith
Trinity Home Health Care
3200 Troup Highway # 228
Home Health Agencies that do not accept Medicare Tyler, 75701 Smith
Trinity Mother Frances Home Health Services
3131 Troup Highway
Home Health Agencies that accept Medicare Tyler, 75701 Smith
Tyler Home Care
1040 South Fleishel Avenue Suite A
Home Health Agencies that accept Medicare Tyler, 75701 Smith
Unicare Home Health Services
3300 S Broadway Ave Ste 208
Home Health Agencies that accept Medicare Tyler, 75701 Smith
Villa Of Tyler Building 1
3323 Garden Valley Rd
Assisted Living – Type A Facilities Tyler, 75702 Smith
Villa Of Tyler Building 2
3323 Garden Valley Rd
Assisted Living – Type A Facilities Tyler, 75702 Smith
Villa Of Tyler Building 3
3323 Garden Valley Rd
Assisted Living – Type A Facilities Tyler, 75702 Smith
Villa Of Tyler Building 4
3323 Garden Valley Rd
Assisted Living – Type A Facilities Tyler, 75702 Smith


11.29.07

KLTV In Tyler Texas Reports On Poorly Run Nursing Homes

Posted in Atria Copeland, Atria Senior Living, Atria Willow Park, Shame List at 4:05 pm by admin


Texas Poorly Run Nursing Homes

Taylor Care Center in Taylor Texas made the list as one of the worst nursing homes in the state. What a terrible report for Taylor Care for it to come to the state posting them in a shame list on a government website. It just doesn’t get much worse then this. Hopefully Texas will start doing this to poorly run Assisted Living facilities in Texas as well.

The Shame List

Basically what is going on is the Texas state government will be posting on their medicaid and medicare website the nursing homes in Texas that have received the most complaints and infractions by state regulators as a way to shame them for their poor elder care performance. Unfortunately the fines that the state charges the state of Texas elder care facilities is like a slap on the wrist in comparison to the profit they make per resident in these facilties. Care workers in Texas facilities make about 60 cents for every depends diaper they change and every person they shower. Think about this, would you feel happy about your job if you were paid 60 cents for changing a depends diaper? For one thing it smells, you are putting yourself at some health risks and you are dealing with people who can become combative if they have any type of elderly disease like alzhiemers or dimentia. 60 cents per shower and diaper is just not enough to keep quality care workers in a facility to insure no one becomes neglected or abused. Also bare in mind, if the facility has 2 care workers for every 60 residents how are they even able to care for these people. There are elder care facilities that keep a permanent skeleton staff like this so management receives their bonus while the residents suffer and their kids watch their parents savings deplete because of it going to a poorly run elder care facility.

Don’t Waste Your Parents Money On A Bad Facility

It would be better to have a helper you pay come to the house and watch your loved one then put them into some of these facilities. Hopefully the government will consider placing a shame report for assisted living facilities in Texas who have repeated violations. Atria Willow Park as well as Atria Copeland both have multiple and repeated violations with the department of aging and any loving child of an elderly parent should not even consider placing their parent in these facilities.