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  • Access to Custom Power Wheelchairs by Medicaid-Eligible Nursing Facility Residents PDF

    In May 2008, the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) issued new regulations authorizing Medicaid coverage of custom power wheelchairs for eligible nursing facility residents. The following is a brief description of this benefit and the process that must be followed to obtain Medicaid coverage of this durable medical equipment. Content Detail

    Southern Disability Law Center
  • How the New Health Care Law Benefits You

    A guide to how the new healthcare law can benefit Texans. Content Detail

  • Services for Disabled Adults/Children and for Senior Citizens

    Read about services available to people with disabilities and to senior citizens. Includes contact information. Content Detail

    Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services
  • Shopping for Long-Term Care Insurance

    If you have shopped for long-term care insurance for yourself or for someone else, you´ve probably encountered complicated options, unfamiliar terms, and difficult calculations. Since long-term care insurance isn´t standardized in Texas, every policy is different. In general, there are some questions you should ask about each policy you´re considering. Content Detail

    Texas Department of Insurance
  • The Cost of Long-Term Care

    Long-term care can be expensive. The cost depends on the amount and type of care you need and where you receive it. Most long-term care costs are paid by Medicaid, a federal-state assistance program for people who qualify. People with low incomes may already qualify for Medicaid, and those with moderate incomes may be able to "spend down" their assets to qualify. Content Detail