Reports and Presentations
December 12, 2018
Section 260.003 required the executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to develop and publish model standards for the operation of a boarding home facility and specifies that these standards must address elements such as construction, fire safety, sanitary conditions, reporting and investigation of injuries and incidents, staff education, and assessment of residents.
November 27, 2018
S.B. 1693 instructs the Aging Texas Well Advisory Committee to assess and make recommendations on the appropriate level of independent living services needed for older Texans with visual impairment.
August 21, 2018
Biennially, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) presents a report to the public about the provision of services at state supported living centers (SSLCs). Through this report for fiscal years 2016-2017, HHSC fulfills the mandate to develop a long range plan containing information and recommendations regarding the most efficient long-term use and management of these facilities, operated by HHSC, as required in the Texas Health and Safety Code, Title 7, Section 533a.032(c), Long Range Planning.
May 14, 2018
The Office of the State Long-term Care Ombudsman (Office) is independent within HHSC. Long-term care ombudsmen regularly visit assisted living facilities (ALFs) and advocate for residents. This report describes ombudsman services in ALFs in state fiscal year 2017, including recommendations to ensure the highest quality of life and care for residents.