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Nursing Homes

A veteran sits in a wheelchair at a nursing home. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Texas Lawmakers Propose Stricter Nursing Home Laws

The proposal urges the Legislature to require the state to rescind the license of any nursing home with at least three of the gravest violations over a two-year period.

08/14/2014

An inmate waits for the bars to a dorm at a minimum-security facility in Texas to be opened. (credit: Joe Raedle/Newsmakers/Getty Images)

Texas May Put Elderly, Sickest Inmates In Nursing Homes

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.

10/03/2012

A nurse holds the hands of a person suffering from Alzheimer's disease. (credit: Sebastien Bozon/AFP/Getty Images)

State House Committee Hears How To Care For Elderly

A Texas House committee is scheduled to hear about how the state can improve care for the elderly and keep them in their communities.

03/27/2012

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Parents Use Hidden Camera To Capture Abuse Of Autistic Son

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.

02/29/2012

A maid makes the bed in a hotel room. (credit: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Hotels Offer Free Christmas Eve Rooms

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.

12/24/2011

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Families Urge Action As U.S. Drafts Alzheimer’s Plan

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.

09/12/2011

A veteran sits in a wheelchair at a nursing home. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Dems Say New State Budget Would Close Nursing Homes

Democrats denounced the latest version of the state budget, saying it would close 50 percent of the state’s nursing homes.

03/09/2011

An elderly woman clasps her hands.

Nursing Homes Say Budget Cuts Will Equal Mass Closures

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.

01/27/2011

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Texas Accused Of Warehousing Disabled People In Nursing Homes

Advocates for 4,500 developmentally disabled Texans in nursing homes are suing the state for allegedly denying those residents access to better living.

CBSDFW.COM–12/20/2010