Resident’s Rights Month

October has been designated by the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long Term Care as Resident’s Right’s month.  Nursing home residents have the same constitutional rights as every citizen, and because of the often delicate condition of residents, there are additional rights that are spelled out clearly by both Federal and State authorities.  Do you know what these rights are?  Have you seen them posted at your local nursing homes (Federal/State laws require this!).  CLICK HERE to see their rights and scroll to the bottom for a printable Resident’s Right’s poster in both English and Spansih.

What is TASC?

No one looks forward to spending their twilight years in institutional care–but over 93,000 Texans currently reside in nursing homes.  Our goal is to make their lives safer, more secure, and comfortable.

Active since 1989, Texas Advocates for Senior Care (formerly Texas Advocates for Nursing Home Residents) is the sole statewide Citizen Advocacy Group working for improvements in the quality of care for Texas long-term care recipients. We are a committed group of long-term care consumers, their families and friends, and citizen advocates who are proud of the organization’s achievements.

We offer direct individual advocacy, advice and support in choosing care options, educational programs, and we watch the legislative process carefully to work for better laws and regulations.

Everyone is welcome to join us in our efforts–whether you choose to volunteer as an advocate, support staff, or a Board member.  We welcome donations and sustaining members.

ADVOCACY

Help for Nursing Home Residents and Their Families

EDUCATION

Learn about choosing a nursing home, resident’s rights,  how to ensure quality care, and more.

LEGISLATION

Monitoring legislation affecting quality of care issues, participating in the legislative process, advocating for better laws and more enforcement.