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Nursing Homes

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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

    By:
    Southern Disability Law Center
  • Alternatives to Nursing Home Medicaid word

    If you are not eligible for Nursing Home Medicaid, you may still be able to get care. Content Detail

  • Elder Abuse word

    There are special laws about elder abuse. Content Detail

    By:
    Legal Hotline for Texans
  • Finding a Nursing Home

    Search for a nursing home accepting Medicare and or Medicaid, by State, County, City, Zip Code or Name. Content Detail

    By:
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • HICAP: Health Information Counseling and Advocacy Program

    Information about the HICAP Program and how to reach a benefits counselor for assistance with issues related to Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance (Medicare supplement and long-term care), guardianship, social service programs, and insurance fraud against seniors. Content Detail

    By:
    Texas Department of Insurance
  • How to File a Nursing Home Complaint word

    If you or someone you know has been abused or neglected in a nursing home, you must file a complaint. Content Detail

    By:
    Legal Hotline for Texans
  • Legal Guide for Cancer Patients

    This Guide helps cancer patients and their families understand the laws that affect their daily lives and helps familiarize them with the legal issues that may surface during a battle with cancer. Available in English and Spanish. Read More

    By:
    Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Long-Term Care Insurance Rate Guide

    Long-term care refers to the type of personal care services you need if you become unable to care for yourself because of a loss of functional capacity or cognitive impairment. Long-term care is different from traditional medical care that attempts to permanently cure or control illnesses. Long-term care helps seniors, people with disabilities, and people with injuries or illnesses perform normal daily activities, but it may not improve or correct their medical problems. Care may be provided at home or in a hospice, adult day care center, nursing home, or assisted living facility. Content Detail

    By:
    Texas Department of Insurance
  • Nursing Home Medicaid word

    Nursing Home Medicaid is a federal program that helps pay for nursing home care for people who qualify. Please click the link below for a publication you can read for more information. Content Detail

    By:
    Legal Hotline for Texans
  • Safe Return Program

    The Alzheimer's Association Safe Return Program assists in the safe and timely return of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias who wander and become lost. Content Detail

    By:
    Alzheimer's Association
  • Selecting a Nursing Home

    The majority of nursing homes are staffed by caring individuals who provide excellent service to the residents. By knowing what to look for, families can make sure that their loved ones are placed in the best nursing home possible. Content Detail

    By:
    Texas Attorney General
  • 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

    By:
    Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services
  • Your Texas Benefits

    This website offers you easy and secure online access to Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) benefits including Medicaid, Food Stamps, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Children's Health Insurance, and nursing home care and other services for people who are elderly or have disabilities. Content Detail

    By:
    Texas Health and Human Services Commission
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