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  • News
    June 13, 2022
    WEAAD serves as a global call-to-action for people to focus and commit to creating awareness and finding support and solutions to help combat elder abuse.

    Topics: Aging

  • Press Release/Media Advisory
    May 3, 2022
    HHSC announces the recipients of the Innovators in Aging award and recognizes them for their positive impacts on the lives of older adults in Texas.

    Topics: Aging

  • News
    May 2, 2022
    HHSC administers an array of programs and supports to help older Texans live healthy lives, stay connected to their communities and age-in-place.

    Topics: Aging, Health

  • Pages
    The Texas Simplified Application Project (TSAP) provides Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits to Texas households where all household members are either older adults (age 60 and older) or people with disabilities.

    Topics: Benefits, Food, Aging, Disability

  • Reports and Presentations

    The Aging Texas Well Strategic Plan for the 2022-2023 biennium is submitted in accordance with Executive Order RP-42 (Appendix A). The executive order established key mandates to direct the ATW initiative and state leaders on policy planning for older Texans. The executive order also instructs the Aging Texas Well Advisory Committee to guide and support state leadership on aging-related matters and requires Texas Health and Human Services Commission to develop a biennial working plan to identify and discuss aging policy issues, guide state government readiness, and promote increased community preparedness for the aging Texas population.

    Topics: Aging

  • Pages
    This page provides information about COVID-19 to Texans receiving HHS services.

    Topics: Aging, Benefits, Children, COVID-19, Financial, Food, Health, Mental Health, Reporting, Women, Complaints

  • Pages
    After you're approved for Medicaid or CHIP, you must pick a health plan. You will have at least two plans to choose from. Your health plan choices depend on where you live (PDF) and the program you're enrolled in.

    Topics: Aging, Benefits, Children, Disability, Health, Women

  • Pages
    Medicaid and CHIP services has programs for seniors seeking assistance with long-term care services, health insurance or health insurance assistance.

    Topics: Aging, Benefits, Health

  • Pages
    If you're looking for long-term care services and want to know what your options are, call 2-1-1, our hotline service for helping you find the services you need. If you have an intellectual or developmental disability or multiple disabilities, a local intellectual and developmental disability authority can help you find the services you need.

    Topics: Aging, Benefits, Children, Disability, Health

  • Pages
    These campuses provide psychiatric services for mentally ill persons and persons with mental illness and intellectual developmental disabilities throughout the North Texas area, as well as the entire state.

    Topics: Aging, Children, Disability, Health, Mental Health, Safety, Substance Use

  • Pages
    Primary Health Care Services Program works with clinic sites across Texas to ensure eligible Texas residents can get comprehensive primary health care services, to prevent, detect and treat health problems.

    Topics: Aging, Children, Health, Women

  • Pages
    You might think palliative care is only for people with a terminal illness, but that's not entirely true. Any person diagnosed with a chronic, serious illness can benefit from palliative care to improve their quality of life.

    Topics: Aging, Disability, Health, Mental Health

  • Pages
    Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program can provide health care for low-income children and families and long-term services and supports for people with disabilities and seniors.

    Topics: Aging, Benefits, Children, Disability, Health, Women

  • Pages
    If you don't have a car or can't drive, you can get a ride to your doctor visits.

    Topics: Aging, Disability

  • Pages
    Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) cover half of all children in the state and help provide care for two-thirds of people in nursing homes.

    Topics: Aging, Benefits, Children, Disability, Financial, Health