Residential Care

What is RC?

Residential Care provides a 24-hour living arrangement in a licensed facility that provides:

  • Personal care
  • Home management
  • Escort
  • Social and recreational activities
  • Transportation
  • 24-hour supervision
  • Supervision of/assistance with or direct administration of medication

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How to Become a Provider

Residential Care providers must be licensed as an assisted living facility and have a contract with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

Statutes & Rules



Other Rules and Statutes


Information & Provider Letters

Case-sensitive. Use commas to separate multiple entries.
Note: These files are in PDF format unless otherwise noted.
Number Title/Notes Date Published
IL 2009-12 Rule §355.509 Reimbursement Methodology for Residential Care
IL 2008-185 Rate Changes for Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA)
IL 2008-112 ICM Program: Appeal, Fair Hearing and Complaint Coordination

Note: Replaces IL 08-08

IL 2008-102 Payment Rates for the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) Community Programs
IL 2008-28 Rate Changes Due to March 2008 Annual Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA)
IL 2007-85 Reimbursement Rates Effective September 1, 2007
IL 2007-79 Senate Bill 1318 Impact on Providers and Facilities
IL 2007-31 Fiscal Year 2007 Year-end Closeout Processing (Community Services Providers, Nursing Facility Providers, Therapy Providers)
IL 2007-55 Long Term Care (LTC) Claim Form 1290 Requirement
IL 2007-47 Individuals with Foster Care and Adoption Subsidy Medicaid