FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is your facility licensed?


Yes, we are licensed by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission as a Small Type B Assisted Living Facility for a maximum of 15 clients. Our license number is 149793.




What is the difference between “Small Type A” and “Small Type B” homes?


TYPE A: Overnight staff may be awakened by resident bell. TYPE B: Overnight staff must be awake the entire shift. TYPE A: Resident must be able to exit independently from the home in case of an emergency. TYPE B: A resident may be assisted by staff to exit the home in case of an emergency. TYPE A: A fire sprinkler system is not required. TYPE B: A fully automated and regularly serviced fire sprinkler system is required in all rooms.




What is your staff-to-resident ratio?


Our maximum resident capacity is 15. We have one direct caregiver for every 7.5 residents. In other words, when our resident census is over 7, we have 2 direct caregivers working around the clock.




How do I know if Southern Hospitality Home is right for my family member or friend?


All persons suffering from the many varied frustrations and pain associated with chronic illness or simply advanced age will find a warm, accepting family environment with many supportive outlets. Perhaps the best way to determine this for yourself would be to visit us.

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Under what circumstances will a resident no longer be appropriate for Southern Hospitality Home?


  • When a physician recommends 24 hour skilled nursing care
and/or
  • When unplanned behaviors -verbal or physical- compromising the quality of life for others cannot be successfully managed by medications




What types of activities do your residents enjoy?


Please see the activities page, here.




May a resident choose her/his own primary care physician?


Yes, residents are free to choose their own doctors. They may also elect to be seen at the Home by an internal medicine physician whose “house calls” practice focuses primarily on the aging population.




Do you accept Medicare or Long Term Care insurance as payment?


Medicare does not reimburse for assisted living services; however, due to the level of nursing care we provide, Long Term Care insurance will.




How much do you charge?


The fee per resident is dependent upon the level of care.

All residents are provided the following: housing, meals, assistance with activities of daily living (ADL), laundry service, housekeeping, variety of activities, medication ordering and supervision, and a weekly 30 minute massage.

Beyond the basics, residents fall into the following three categories with pricing changes dependent upon the level of care:

  • Lowest care level: These residents are capable of getting up and down from a chair without caregiver assistance, but may require an ambulatory device such as a walker or cane. These residents are continent and need minimal assistance with bathing, dressing, and personal hygiene.
  • Moderate care level: These residents may be partially continent or incontinent. A caregiver is required for assistance with transferring, ambulation, bathing, personal hygiene, and dressing.
  • Highest care level: These residents are incontinent, require feeding assistance, may be unable to communicate their needs, and require total assistance with ADLs.

For more information on pricing, please contact us.




What meals are provided?


Our professional chefs provide three fresh, home-cooked meals and nutritious afternoon snacks. The evening meal is the lightest of the day.




Do you have private rooms?


We have 5 individual rooms and 5 shared rooms. Shared rooms are occupied by no more than 2 people.




Are telephones and televisions available for residents?


Our living room has a television and dedicated phone line for residents. We also allow residents with private rooms to bring their own TV if they wish. Enjoyment of the outdoors and participation in activities is encouraged.




Do you provide transportation for residents?


We only provide transportation in the event of a medical emergency and no local family members or friends are in town to assist.