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Annual Provider Meeting for ALFs and DAHs in July
Published on: 6/13/2018
You are invited to attend the annual provider meeting for assisted living facilities and day activity health services.
Know the signs of elder abuse
Published on: 6/13/2018
June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, an opportunity to support the millions of older adults who suffer abuse and exploitation each year. Learn the signs of abuse, and what you can do to protect seniors.
New Online Licensure Application System - Coming Soon
Published on: 6/13/2018
In the coming months, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission will introduce TULIP, an online system for submitting long-term care licensure applications.
June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month
Published on: 6/6/2018
Worldwide, 50 million people are living with Alzheimer's and other dementias. Join the Alzheimer's Association in going purple and raising awareness this June. The more people know about Alzheimer's, the more action we inspire.
FREE Two-Day Geriatric Symposium – Texas Taking the Next Step in August
Published on: 5/31/2018
Texas Health and Human Services Commission, in collaboration with the University of Texas Austin School of Nursing, is hosting a two-day, free event for family members and professionals who work with older adults. Find out more...
Hurricane Season 2018: How Long It Lasts and What to Expect
Published on: 5/31/2018
Whipping winds, torrential downpours, power outages and floods — hurricane season in the Atlantic brings a host of dramatic and dangerous weather with it.

But when exactly does the Atlantic hurricane season start and how long does it last? And what can people do to prepare in the face of the most dangerous storms on Earth?
Take These Precautions When Transporting People During Hot Weather
Published on: 5/31/2018
Be aware that older adults are particularly susceptible to heat related injury and death. Heatstroke occurs 12 to 13 times more often in persons 65 years or older than it does in younger persons.
When transporting people from your facility to another location during hot weather, ...
Trade Show Exhibitor and Conference Sponsor Registration now open!
Published on: 5/18/2018
TORCH offers a unique opportunity to get your marketing message in front of decision makers. Unlike other conferences, the overwhelming majority of our attendees are the decision maker and have personal influential relationships with their residents. Reserve your booth today!
A Milestone for Mental Illness Research
Published on: 5/7/2018
Researchers have found a way to use EHRs, or Electronic Health Records, to help identify associations between genetics and mental disorders. This is opening an enormous source of data for researchers who are diving in to researching mental illness compared to using traditional diagnostics. Read more here!
Required Posting: Residents' Bill of Rights
Published on: 4/23/2018
Pursuant to the new rules adopted by the HHSC, which became effective April 5, 2018, a new Resident's Bill of Rights has been released. Each assisted living facility must post the Resident's Bill of Rights, as provided by the department, in a prominent place in the facility and written in the primary language of each resident. A copy of the Resident's Bill of Rights must be given to each resident.
Annual Conference Registration is open!
Published on: 5/1/2018
Registration for the 2018 Annual Conference is live! Register today!
2018 TORCH Annual Conference Date Set
Published on: 1/22/2018
Save the Date! Join us October 4-6, 2018 at the La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa near Houston for this year's exciting conference! Stay tuned for details!
TORCH Welcomes New Executive Director
Published on: 1/19/2018
The Texas Organization of Residential Care Homes is thrilled to announce that the board has hired John Darby as the new Executive Director.


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