General Characteristics of a Resident

When operating an Assisted Living Facility in the state of Texas, you should be aware of the general characteristics that your residents may possess. It is important to know that they also may suffer from many other comorbidities that could require further services. Check out this regulation provided below for more information:

  • 553.6 General Characteristics of a Resident

This section describes some general characteristics of a resident in an assisted living facility. A resident may:

(1) exhibit symptoms of mental or emotional disturbance, but is not considered at risk of imminent harm to self or others;

(2) need assistance with movement;

(3) require assistance with bathing, dressing, and grooming;

(4) require assistance with routine skin care, such as application of lotions or treatment of minor cuts and burns;

(5) need reminders to encourage toilet routine and prevent incontinence;

(6) require temporary services by professional personnel;

(7) need assistance with medication, supervision of self-medication, or administration of medication;

(8) require encouragement to eat or monitoring due to social or psychological reasons of temporary illness;

(9) be hearing impaired or speech impaired;

(10) be incontinent without pressure sores;

(11) require an established therapeutic diet;

(12) require self-help devices; and

(13) need assistance with meals, which may include feeding