Texas officials are exploring the possibility of paroling the state’s most infirm inmates to secure nursing homes to save on the high cost of meeting their medical needs.
A Texas House committee is scheduled to hear about how the state can improve care for the elderly and keep them in their communities.
An Allen couple suspected a caretaker was abusing their autistic son. But they had trouble convincing operators of the group home where he was living, as well as state authorities.
Hotels across Texas are participating in a program that provides free rooms on Christmas Eve for those who have friends or family in a hospital, nursing home or treatment center over the holidays.
Dementia is poised to skyrocket as the baby boomers age — and it’s a budget-busting disease for Medicare, Medicaid and families. Now the Obama administration is developing the first National Alzheimer’s Plan.
Democrats denounced the latest version of the state budget, saying it would close 50 percent of the state’s nursing homes.
State nursing homes are watching Medicaid cuts being considered by the Legislature. Currently there are hundreds of nursing homes in Texas that largely depend on Medicaid for funding.
Advocates for 4,500 developmentally disabled Texans in nursing homes are suing the state for allegedly denying those residents access to better living.