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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...