Forth Worth, Dallas, Denton & Plano Resource Centers on Independent Living

Home by Choice

Do you want to live at home? 
Do you live in a nursing home and want to move back home? Do you want to live in your own apartment, with a roommate, or with your family? People living in nursing homes have the right to choose where they live. 

What is Home By Choice? 
Home By Choice is a program that is funded by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS). It helps people in nursing homes move back to the community and set up the services they want to support them. 

How do I qualify for Home By Choice? 
In order to qualify for the Home By Choice program you must live in a nursing home and be eligible for Medicaid. 

What services are available through Home By Choice?
Home By Choice can help set up the following services:

  • Housing
  • Nursing services
  • Personal attendants
  • Therapies
  • Medical equipment and supplies
  • Minor home modifications
  • Prescriptions
  • Case Management

It can also help you apply for speical grants to help with expenses such as rent and utility deposits, and household furnishings. 

Who provides Home By Choice services?
In North Central Texas, five not-for-profit agencies are working together to provide Home By Choice services. These agencies are: REACH, the Area Agency on Aging of Dallas County, the Area Agency on Aging of North Central Texas, the Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County, and the Area Agency on Aging of Texoma. 

How much do Home by Choice services cost?
Home By Choice services are provided at no cost to you. 

How do I get information about the Home by Choice program? 
Call the Area Agency on Aging of North Central Texas at 1-800-272-3921 extension 1193 or call a 

Relocation Specialists at:

  • REACH of Fort Worth 817-870-9082
  • REACH of Dallas 214-630-4796
  • REACH of Denton 940-383-1062
  • REACH of Plano 972-398-1111