Texas Ranks at Bottom for Long Term Care Quality

Texas Ranks at Bottom for Long Term Care Quality

Texas comes in at the bottom when it comes to long term and nursing home care in the United States, according to a recent report released by AARP.

Long Term Care Scorecard

With an increase in both the cost of long term care and the demand for it, some states are struggling to keep an effective long term care system in place. An increase in patients and a declining availability of caregivers has led to greater financial burden on the states and some are doing a better …

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Scathing New Report Reveals Texas Nursing Homes Lack Enforcement and Oversight and Recommends Closing Austin Facility

Scathing New Report Reveals Texas Nursing Homes Lack Enforcement and Oversight and Recommends Closing Austin Facility

Texas nursing homes are not being monitored enough and facilities with violations are not being properly penalized, according to a new report released by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services.

DADS Report

The Sunset Advisory Commission released the report earlier this month detailing issues found within the 13 state supported living centers in Texas and putting forth a number of recommendations for legislators. The report followed investigative coverage conducted by KVUE that revealed a rise in the prevalence of abuse in nursing homes across the …

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In Wake of National Nursing Home Week, Understanding How to Choose a Long Term Care Facility Is As Important As Ever

In Wake of National Nursing Home Week, Understanding How to Choose a Long Term Care Facility Is As Important As Ever

In light of National Nursing Home Week, which was celebrated May 11-17 this year, it seems prudent to discuss some current issues facing nursing homes across the state of Texas. Texas has had it’s fair share of negative light shone on nursing homes across the state, but two violent attacks in Houston long term care facilities recently brought the subject back into the spotlight again.

Do Your Research on Nursing Homes

The brutal occurrences, which left two men dead and one critically injured, bring up yet again …

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Texas Drops in Senior Health Ranking

Texas Drops in Senior Health Ranking

Texas seniors face a myriad of health problems and are stuck with some of the worst nursing home quality in the nation, according to a recent report.

Texas Falls in Ranking

The United Health Foundation released their annual Senior Health Report that ranks each state based on the health and healthcare of seniors in that state. This year, Texas ranked 41st on the list, dropping 2 spots from their ranking of 39 last year in 2013. Though the United States pays more per capita for …

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Long Term Care in Texas Costs How Much?

Long Term Care in Texas Costs How Much?

Living a long life isn’t an uncommon desire; in fact, it’s quite common to hear someone say they want to live to 100 years old (or even older!). With a long life come certain changes, though. Long term care is one of them. If you are planning to live a long life, you must also be prepared for the high financial risk that long term care poses.

Genworth Financial recently published their 2014 Cost of Care Survey, which details just how expensive long term care is …

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Choosing the Right Long Term Care Facility

Choosing the Right Long Term Care Facility

When it comes to long term care, knowing how to choose the best facility can be difficult. If you are short on time, it can be even harder. Fortunately, there are some ways to ensure that the facility you choose will provide the most appropriate care setting and quality care before you make your final decision.

Do Your Research

I cannot emphasize this enough: do your research. When you begin looking at facilities or home care services, take the time to look into their background, history, and …

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Dallas Nursing Home Spends Weekend Without Power

Dallas Nursing Home Spends Weekend Without Power

A nursing home in Dallas was forced to spend the past weekend without power.

Golden Acres Nursing Home

Golden Acres Living and Rehabilitation Center experienced a power outage last Friday and despite attempts to have the power turned on, no such thing happened until Monday afternoon. The facility has more than 200 residents at the moment.

In the mean time, the nursing home used backup generators throughout the weekend to help keep their vulnerable residents comfortable, but on Monday morning, they experienced a total blackout.

Repeated Attempts

A representative from …

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Nursing Home Residents, Employees Displaced After West Explosion

Nursing Home Residents, Employees Displaced After West Explosion

After a fertilizer plant exploded in Texas in mid-April, the small town of West faced the daunting task of rebuilding. The cause of the explosion, which killed 14 and injured more than 200, is still undetermined, according to officials.

One of the many buildings affected by the blast was a nursing home called West Rest Haven, and the employees and residents were forced to relocate elsewhere. Members of the community didn’t hesitate to step up and assist these victims by providing resources and help to those …

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