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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
  • Nursing Homes - A Guide

    Click this link for information on how to select a nursing home, information on alternatives to nursing homes, a guide on your rights as a resident of a Nursing Home, and information on Nursing Home Obmbudsmen. Read More

    By:
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Texas Attorney General; Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services
  • Services Available Through Area Agencies on Aging

    The Texas Department on Aging (TDoA) has many ways of helping older adults, their families, and caregivers. With a single toll-free phone call (1-800- 252-9240) you can connect with the nearest of our 28 affiliated Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) statewide. Knowledgeable AAA employees will then help you obtain the assistance you need from our Aging Network or from other public and private organizations. Content Detail

    By:
    Texas Department on Aging
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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