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    Communications from HHS to Texas Area Agencies on Aging

    Topics: Aging, Long-term Care Providers

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    AAA Dietary Reference Intake frequently asked questions.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers, Aging

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    This webpage provides planning and response information, resources and strategies that can assist the area agencies on aging network to better prepare for and respond to all types of emergencies, disasters, epidemics and pandemics.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers, Aging

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    The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Office of Area Agencies on Aging (OAAA) applies for grants funded by Administration for Community Living (ACL). These are the State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIP) and Medicare Improvement for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) grants. In Texas, SHIP is called the Health Information, Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP). Both grants serve Medicare beneficiaries in all 254 counties across Texas. The SHIP grant has existed since 1992 and the MIPPA grant was implemented in 2008 to support the SHIP efforts.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers, Aging, Policy

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    Texas Area Agencies on Aging procedural information.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers, Policy, Aging

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    Information about Texas Area Agencies on Aging Texas Benefits Counseling Program

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers, Aging, Benefits

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    Advance care planning means planning ahead for how you want to be treated if you are very ill or near death. This page provides information about that process for both providers and consumers.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers, Aging

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    Information about the licensing and regulation of nursing facilities (NFs) in Texas.

    Topics: COVID-19, Licensing and Credentialing, Long-term Care Providers, Policy

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    The 28 area agencies on aging (AAA) provide services to help people age 60 and older, their family members and caregivers receive the information and assistance they need in locating and accessing community services.

    Topics: Aging, Long-term Care Providers

  • Provider News
    June 10, 2024

    The Texas Health and Human Services Commission, along with The University of Texas Steve Hicks School of Social Work, will host the 2024 Quality in Long-Term Care Conference in person at the Renaissance Austin Hotel on Aug. 28–29.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

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    June 7, 2024

    June trainings for registered nurses, physical, occupational and speech therapists that collect OASIS Data.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

  • Provider News
    June 7, 2024

    HHSC Long-term Care Regulation has created a new page that provides the four options for renewing a nurse aide certification.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

  • Provider News
    June 3, 2024

    Child Care Regulation (CCR) has updated the Criminal History Requirements Charts, published in the Texas Register , effective May 31, 2024.

    Topics: Child Care Licensing/Regulation

  • Provider News
    May 31, 2024

    HHSC Long-term Care Regulation has updated the Nurse Aide Registry website to include a new webpage that provides the nine different ways to become a certified nurse aide in Texas, including detailed steps and process maps for each.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

  • Provider News
    May 31, 2024

    HHSC Long-term Care Regulation (LTCR) is hosting a nursing facility (NF) provider webinar on June 12 to provide the latest updates from LTCR and take questions from participants.

    Topics: Long-term Care Providers

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