In a national report released yesterday by the AARP, findings rank each state in terms of long term care for the elderly. The report considers such factors as nursing home affordability and accessibility, family support, and quality of life and care. The upshot? It sucks to get old in Texas.
The debate about voting in Texas over the past several years has focused on the controversial voter ID law that passed in 2011 and finally took effect over the summer. It was a necessary step to prevent voter fraud, supporters said, while opponents countered that it erected illegal hurdles to voting ... More >>
In March 2011, after federal inspectors visited Keeneland Nursing and Rehab, a Weathorford nursing home, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a report detailing a laundry list of concerns. The report concluded that staff were medicating patients unnecessarily so they'd be easier to d ... More >>
Texas lawmakers gave cities the power to regulate homes for the mentally ill -- but so far, Dallas hasn't used it.
Mark Graham Haseeb Chishty On Tuesday night, Farhat Chishty got the news: The U.S. Department of Justice, after months of investigating, had completed a scathing report on the Texas State Schools for the disabled and was threatening to sue the state for violating residents' constitutional rights. C ... More >>
Getting her son out of state care was only the beginning of one mother's troubles
When Gov. Rick Perry's office confirmed last month that the U.S. Justice Department is investigating allegations of abuse and neglect at the Denton State School, Laura Albrecht, a spokesperson with the state's Department of Aging and Disability Services, insisted, "We welcome the scrutiny." Not sure ... More >>