The History of Assisted Living

Assisted Living Care Texas

Home to Facility

Care for the elderly over the last 100 years has most often been in the home of a family member. However, the 1965 enactment of Medicare and Medicaid brought about a rise in residential group care for seniors. Often, these facilities were more hospital-like nursing homes. But some residential care facilities took a more home-like approach to provide intermediate level care. Known today as assisted living.

New Term

Residential care for seniors could provide an alternative to those who perhaps weren’t safe to live alone but also were not ready for skilled care in a nursing home. Assisted living offered companionship with others, meals, housekeeping, and assistance with daily activities. Residents who don’t need assistance with bathing, dressing or toileting may benefit from what’s known as “Independent Living”, providing the companionship and help with some meal preparation and household tasks.

One researcher notes the term “assisted living” was first used in 1985 and was in general use by 1991. At first, assisted living homes were seen as an option for wealthy clients but today, options are available for most middle-income seniors, and some Texas state programs may be an option for Medicaid and Medicare recipients. Long term care insurance and veteran aide and attendance benefits is also widely accepted.

Facility Back to Home

At BeeHive Homes, we offer over 20 assisted living homes across Texas. Areas include the Amarillo, Abilene, Lubbock, Granbury, Lewisville, Dallas, Cypress, Houston, Lamesa, Levelland, Floydada, Andrews & Rowlett.

Our homes are homes. Not traditional corporate group housing. Each home has just 12 to 22 residents, so it’s much more intimate than a large corporate facility. We offer services in dementia care and Alzheimer’s care, and a caring and compassionate staff. Our goal is to care for your family member as if they were our own. We invite you to call and learn more about assisted living in Albuquerque, Santa Fe or our other New Mexico homes.


    1. Thanks Tracy for reaching out, unfortunately we do not accept Medicaid at this time. We do, however, have assistance available to guide you through applying for the Veterans Aid & Attendance benefit. For more information please review the link HERE/. Thank you again and we hope we can assist you in your search for assisted living care for your loved one.

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