The Texas Senate confirmed Charles Smith's appointment on April 19 as the Health Human Services executive commissioner for a two-year term at the head of the state's largest agency.
The Music & Memory program, which uses individualized music playlists on digital music players to unlock memories lost to dementia, is used at 250 nursing facilities in Texas. An expansion of the program will soon add 165 more. Pictured is a volunteer with a resident participating in the program at a San Antonio nursing home.
Music & Memory, a program that helps spark the memories and language of long-term care facility residents, will soon expand to include 165 more nursing homes.
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has announced it will award up to $10 million in grant funds to 20 community collaboratives located across the state to assist Texas veterans and their families struggling with mental health issues.
Several reports of a possible telephone scam have been made involving people identifying themselves as being from Texas Health and Human Services.