What Is a Type B Assisted Living Facility?

Author: Andrea Miller

Reviewed By: Brindusa Vanta

A Type B assisted living facility is a residential setting in Texas that offers personal care assistance to people who need this type of help because of age, illness or disability. Type B facilities have a license to care for individuals who need overnight assistance and require help to evacuate in an emergency. Other states use different categories for assisted living levels.

What Is the Difference Between Type A, B and C Assisted Living Facilities?

The difference between Type A, B and C assisted living facilities is the level of resident ability and independence. Residents of Type A communities have the ability to evacuate independently in an emergency and don’t need help overnight.

Type B communities have the appropriate state license and staffing to care for individuals who need overnight and evacuation assistance. Type C assisted living facilities are small homes with no more than four beds. These homes provide adult foster care. 

What Are the Levels of Assisted Living Care?

The levels of assisted living care vary by state and even from one long-term care facility to the next. While Texas uses the Type A, B and C framework, other places use 1, 2 and 3 to describe similar levels of resident need. Some long-term care facilities establish up to five levels of care to distinguish between different groups of residents.