Few people choose to live in nursing homes. Moving into a nursing home may be a planned decision based on a gradual loss of independence or a crisis upon discharge from a hospital. During gradual loss of abilities, home and community-based care, senior housing, retirement communities, and assisted living facilities are viable options. Please click here to get a list of nursing homes and/or assisted living facilities in Harris County.
All states have an Ombudsman Office. In Texas, the Office of the State Long-term Care Ombudsman at the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) provides general information about nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Twenty-eight Managing Local Ombudsman programs serve as reliable and credible sources with more specific information about facilities.
For suggestions for how to find a nursing home that is right for you, please visit Care Compare from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (Find a Nursing Home or Skilled Nursing Facility).