Texas HHSC today announced limited visitation rules for nursing facilities and long-term care facilities. HHSC is also issuing enhanced emergency rules requiring additional actions by nursing facilities to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Construction is underway on a $30.5 million project at Kerrville State Hospital to create a 70-bed maximum-security unit.
HHSC to Post COVID-19 Data for State Hospitals, SSLCs, Nursing Facilities and Assisted Living FacilitiesJuly 27, 2020
Beginning Monday, July 27, HHSC will electronically post to its website COVID-19 case counts and deaths by facility name for state supported living centers, state hospitals, and state-licensed nursing and assisted living facilities.
HHS announced the recipients of the 2019 Innovators in Aging award, which highlights individuals and organizations that help older Texans.
SSLCs and state hospitals across Texas are using pen pal programs to help their residents and patients stay connected with their communities during the pandemic.
Maurice McCreary Jr. has been named the Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s Chief Operating Officer, effective July 20.
HHSC Urges Long-Term Care Facilities to Update Emergency Preparedness Plans Amid Hurricane Season, PandemicMay 29, 2020
Texas Health and Human Services is working with long-term care providers to prepare for natural disasters ahead of a busy hurricane season forecasted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The Texas HHSC announced the launch of a statewide pilot program allowing SNAP recipients to purchase groceries online at participating retailers for curbside pickup or delivery starting Wednesday.
Texas HHS Executive Commissioner Phil Wilson announced today that Stephanie Stephens will head the state’s Medicaid/CHIP Services division, the hub for the Texas Medicaid program. She begins her new role as deputy executive commissioner.
Texas HHS recently received federal approval to allow Texans to purchase groceries online using Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic.