News from DADS
DADS/HHS 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!!
Long-term Care Provider Information
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
As a resource and service to you, DADS Regulatory Services announces a new website from your Facility Surveyor/ Liaisons. This website contains useful information for Nursing Facility, Assisted Living Facility, and Adult Day Care providers.
The following link will direct you to the website: http://www.dads.state.tx.us/providers/rsdliaisons/.
If you have suggestions on additional information needed on the website, please contact your regional facility surveyor/liaison. We want this to be a useful site for providers.
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.
Click here for a letter (in PDF format) from the DADS commissioner about the agency's culture change initiative.
If you have comments or questions about Culture Change, please submit them to DADSCultureChange@dads.state.tx.us