Expert Senior Living Advisors from A Place for Mom can help direct you to Assisted Living communities. Together, we will find the perfect fit for your loved one, and we will provide direction and support as needed. We partner with 4 Assisted Living facilities in Harlingen and the surrounding area, so there are many options to choose from. A Place for Mom is the largest senior living referral service in North America, and we can help you make a good choice at no cost to you.
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900 Camelot Drive, Harlingen, TX 78550
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We Celebrate Life At Valley View Senior Living we believe that every senior deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. We also believe that life should be robust, active and focused on the future at all times. We remain deeply passionate about creating warm, joyous and caring environments...
2825 W Canton Rd, Edinburg, TX 78541
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At AVALON, we set ourselves apart from other residences with the level of care and compassion we show to our residents. Our care is unique in that we treat our residents as people with individual needs rather than grouping them as 'those with dementia.' After all, a lack of cognitive ability...
1201 W. Ridge Road, Pharr, TX 78577
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Introducing The Gardens at Brook Ridge Brand New, State-of-the-Art Assisted Living & Memory Care Community The Gardens at Brook Ridge is a warm, welcoming assisted living home that fosters a sense of community for the residents. The overall design balances the operational needs of providing...
An assisted living community is a residential living community which administers supervision, assistance, and support to medically stable seniors who do not require skilled nursing care. Assisted living communities frequently offer supervision of care, aid with appointments and transportation, and outings for social activity. Under certain circumstances, communities may provide continuing care, skilled nursing, or hospice. Texas maintains a number of provisions related to this kind of community. The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) licenses several types of assisted living communities supervises this type of community. In total, there can be no more than 4 residents to a room. There must be one toilet for every 1 residents and one bath or shower for every 10 residents. Staff members obtain training in a number of subjects. These include: skills for working with residents, food and nutrition services, skills for working with residents, families, and other professionall providers ethics, and confidentiality. This type of community is required to offer a number of services. These include activity and/or social program for residents, personal care, general supervision or oversight, and supervision or direct administration of medications. Before a resident is accepted, they must go through a service plan screening to ensure their needs are going to be met. This screening includes a number of areas of interest such as interviews, and home visits, must address the residents individual needs, preferences, and strengths, and a comprehensive assessment . This community has a number of provisions concerning food and diet which include menus must be prepared to provide a balanced and nutritious diet and such as that recommended by the national food and nutrition board, The meals must be served daily, at regular times, with no more than a 16-hour span between a substantial evening meal and breakfast the following morning, exceptions must be specifically approved by the Department, and communities must provide at least three balanced and nutritious meals or the equivalent per day. Public assistance is available through Medicaid 1115 demonstration managed care waiver program–called STAR+PLUS. This community type has a number of provisions pertaining to medication assistance. These provisions include residents may self-administer their own medication, obtaining medications from a pharmacy, and returning medications to the proper locked areas.
The neighborhood where a community is based might have a huge impact on the price of care. Cost of living is a major influence when selecting which care option is best for your loved one. Monthly, the median cost of rent in Harlingen is around $627 and the median home value in Harlingen is around $83,571. The rent burden for Harlingen is around 14.7% of the average monthly income.
In terms of education, 6.3% have a graduate degree, 27.6% have a high-school diploma, and 17.7% have a college degree. Out of the total population of Harlingen, 14.4% have some form of disability, 21.6% do not have health insurance, 29.8% live in poverty, and 6.9% are widows. Demographically, Harlingen is 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 1.0% black, 80.5% Hispanic, 1.2% Asian, 3.9% other or not specified, 0.4% Native American, 92.2% white, and 1.2% mixed race. Based on gender, 50.1% are male and 49.9% are female. The median age of Harlingen is 31 years old. Harlingen has a population density of 630 people per square mile. In Harlingen, 7.1% of the population are veterans of the United States armed forces.
Out of a national average of 100, Texas has a cost of living index rating of 91, a grocery index rating of 89, and a housing index rating of 85. Overall, Texas ranks 38th in quality of life and 37th in healthcare compared to other US states. There are 468 general hospitals and 501 health centers that provide care for 28,701,845 Texas residents. Nix Health Care System, Grace Medical Center, and Houston Methodist Hospital are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. The natural beauty of Texas is ranked 40th in the nation.
Forty-two percent of Texas residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state’s 27,848 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-31%, Mainline Protestant-13%, and Historically Black Protestant-6%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Texas there are 1,292 masonic lodges. In the most recent presidential election, 52% of Texas residents voted Republican and 43% voted Democrat. The median age in the state is 35, and 24% of the population is over the age of 55. The state of Texas ranks 2nd in the country for diversity.
Texas experiences an average humidity rating of about 65%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of February at around 81%. On average, Texas has an air quality index rating of around 36.8 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of July with a rating of around 51.4 AQI. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 82F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 102F during the month of June. The average low summer temperature is around 56F in the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 48F. The average high winter temperature is around 75F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 16F in the month of January. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of June at around 7.44 inches. On average, the state receives 31.68 inches of precipitation a month. While residents of Texas mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Texas can include tornadoes, hurricanes, and floods.
The state of Texas has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of Prickly Pear (Opuntia) Cactus, Post Oak, Catclaw, and Blackbrush. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the Manatees, the Rodents, the Whales, or the Pronghorn Deer. Some of the plants species native to the Texas region include Live Oak, Perennial Bunchgrasses, and Post Oak. The state animal of Texas is the Nine-banded Armadillo.