News from DADS/HHSC
DADS/HHSC issues updates from time to time regarding the regulations and information needed for your facility to be in compliance. We have compliled these beginning in January 2011 and have listed on our website for you. We do our best to keep these lists current, if you notice anything missing, please call us at 512-336-1005. Thank you!!
Additional information is located on the HHS website.
The most visible change to Providers is the resources have moved to the new HHS website at hhs.texas.gov.
The following Facility-based Programs are now located on the new HHS website:
The following Community-based Programs are now located on the new HHS website:
The following Resources are now located on the new HHS website:
CHA Seminars is committed to assisting Long-term Care Providers in Texas. Please feel free to call us at 512-336-1005 if you are unable to locate information during the transition and we will assist you.
Regulatory Services Facility Surveyors/Liaisons
The following link will direct you to the HHS website:
Facility surveyors/liaisons help improve the care for people who live in nursing facilities, assisted living facilities and intermediate care facilities for individuals with an intellectual disability or related conditions by enhancing communication between facility and surveyor staff.
Their functions include:
Changing the culture of nursing homes is an evolving process. It begins with viewing nursing homes as places where people live – not just places where people go to work. It also means respecting the wishes and needs of those who live there.
The DADS Culture Change Initiatives Mission is to promote and support nursing home providers as they transform from a traditional system-directed culture to one that is person-directed or centered. Culture Change is a national movement that aims to de-institutionalize the environment of nursing homes. It involves moving away from the traditional model of care towards a more person-directed model. At its heart, culture change is about changing the culture of nursing homes so that the preferences of individuals living in and working at the nursing home are both considered and respected.
Culture change is an evolving process whereby a nursing home moves from being an institution driven by tasks and schedules to a place that reflects the residents wishes and their needs. With culture change comes a new way of thinking: focusing on residents' abilities, preferences and routines to provide care that meets their needs. Facilities undergoing culture change build their care practices around residents' preferences. Daily routines are person-directed and resident-centered and all levels of staff are involved. Implementing consistent assignments helps develop strong relationships between the residents and the staff. In addition, developing relationships between residents, families and caregivers is also important.
If you have comments or questions about Culture Change, please submit them to QMP@hhsc.state.tx.us