Family Care Navigator

Offers online educational modules on a wide variety of caregiving issues including dealing with difficult behaviors, safety and legal and financial planning.

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

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General Information & Assistance

Benefits.gov (formerly GovBenefits.gov) was launched in an effort to provide citizens with easy, online access to government benefit and assistance programs. Eight years after its initial launch, GovBenefits.gov underwent a major redesign and became Benefits.gov. However, the program's mission remains the same: reduce the expense and difficulty of interacting with the government while increasing citizen access to government benefit information.

Care Recipient Eligibility:

N/A

Caregiver Eligibility:

N/A

Benefits.gov is unable to respond to specific scenarios or provide personalized advice. A number of Other Resources and Frequently Asked Questions are available to help answer any questions you may have about government programs, benefits, and services.

For additional government information, you may call USA.gov's National Contact Center at 1-800-FED-INFO (1-800-333-4636), Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time, to speak to an information specialist.

Established by Texas Tech University, GIA offers an online library of local, statewide and national resources on aging. Topics include:
- Aging agencies and foundations
- Education
- Elder Law/Legal services
- Long term care
- Disease specific information
- Caregiver education
- Caregiver support groups

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

See website for local contact information

Online directory of aging and caregiver support services, which can be searched by category. Includes statewide resources and services available for seniors and people with disabilities.

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

See website for local contact info.

The ADRC of Central Texas provides information and access to long-term care support and services.

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Multiple requirements:
- Persons of all ages with functional and developmental disabilities
OR
Adults age 60 and over

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone caring for someone who meets care receiver eligibility.

See website for specific county information

Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) offer aging services, including:
- Information and assistance
- Care management
- Nutrition services (i.e., Meals on Wheels)
- Legal assistance
- Services for family caregivers through the Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP)

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Adults age 60 or older

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

To be connected to your local AAA within Texas, call:
(800) 252-9240

or call 211

The Community Attendant Services (CAS) Program is part of the Community Care for the Aged / Disabled (CCAD) Program, which offers a suite of services designed for Texas residents to assist them in living in the community, rather than require institutionalization. While most of the services provided under CCAD are not Medicaid funded, CAS is an exception and is Medicaid funded.

CAS is intended for seniors and disabled individuals who are functionally unable to manage their Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), which includes actions such as bathing, dressing, and mobility, without assistance. Program participants receive non-technical, attendant care in their homes.

Enrolled individuals have the option of using the state agency to manage their care services or they can participate in the Consumer Directed Services (CDS) option, which means they receive "cash and counseling" and are responsible for hiring, training, and managing their own care providers. One especially attractive component of the CDS option is that friends and some family members can be hired as caregivers; they can be paid to provide attendant care services. Sometimes this means that an elder's current unpaid family caregivers can become paid contractors. Close relatives and legal guardians, however, are typically excluded from this option.

While this model of program is often referred to as Cash and Counseling, the name is slightly misleading. The CDS option requires the use of a fiscal intermediary that actually receives the money from the state and pays the care providers following authorization of payment by the program participant.

Caregiver Eligibility:

There are medical and financial eligibility requirements for the CAS Program. Functionally, individuals must be unable to perform some of their activities of daily living without assistance, such as dressing, eating, transferring, toileting or basic mobility. A medical doctor must document their need for assistance.

Financially, as of 2018 individuals must have a monthly income less than $2,250 ($27,000 / year) and assets / resources valued at less than $2,000. For couples, the monthly income limit is twice the individual limit, $4,500 ($54,000 / year) and the resource limit is 50% higher at $3,000. Note that some assets, such as a primary home, may be considered exempt. Financial eligibility changes annually and is calculated as a percentage of SSI income limit. There are no age restrictions in order to be eligible for this program.

1-855-937-2372

Caregiver Eligibility:

Eligibility for Non-Medicaid Services and Support is determined by an individual's place of residence. For example, services differ if one lives at home, in the home of their caregiver, in adult foster care or in assisted living. Eligibility requirements common to all the programs and services include:

  • Individuals must be residents of Texas. Length of residency is not considered.
  • Individual must be 18+ years old
  • Monthly income cannot exceed three times the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payment. As of 2018, for a single applicant, this amount is $2,250. For married applicants, the monthly income limit is $4,500. 
  • Assets and resources (as of 2018) for a single individual cannot exceed $5,000. For married applicants, the limit is slightly higher at $6,000. Please make note, the asset limit is different for Community Attendant Services. For this service, the assist limit for a single individual is $2,000, and for a married couple, the asset limit is $3,000. It is worth noting there are many exemptions to what is considered a countable asset (one's primary home and a single vehicle, for example). 
  • Individuals must be disabled or functionally impaired to the extent that assistance is required.
  • Individuals cannot concurrently receive assistance from Medicaid for the same services.

 

Services & Policies for Family Caregivers

In Texas, drivers are not obligated to disclose any health condition that might impede them to operate a motor vehicle. However, when a driver self-reports the DMV and Department of State Health Services are required to open an investigation.  

License renewal occurs every 6 years. Older adults (age 85+) must renew in person every 2 years. 

(512) 424-2600

FCSP services for family caregivers are provided through local area agencies on aging (AAAs) and include:
- Information
- Assistance
- Individual counseling, support groups and caregiver training
- Respite care
- Limited supplemental services, such as transportation and home modifications

Care Recipient Eligibility:

- Adults age 60 and older
Exception:
- Adults with dementia can be any age

Caregiver Eligibility:

- Adults age 18 and older caring for someone who meets care receiver eligibility
Special Populations:
- Adults age 55 or older who are caring for anyone (that is not their child) over 18 years old with developmental disabilities
- Grandparents or other relatives age 55 or older caring for children (age 18 and under)

To be connected to your local AAA within Texas call:
(800) 252 9240

Offers online educational modules on a wide variety of caregiving issues including dealing with difficult behaviors, safety and legal and financial planning.

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

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Established by Texas Tech University, GIA offers an online library of local, statewide and national resources on aging. Topics include:
- Aging agencies and foundations
- Education
- Elder Law/Legal services
- Long term care
- Disease specific information
- Caregiver education
- Caregiver support groups

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

See website for local contact information

Government program assists individuals with disabilities maintain independence and remain in their own homes by helping to pay for home and community based services including:
- In-home care
- Counseling and training
- Respite
- Transportation
- Assistive devices
- Medical care

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Multiple requirements:
- Age 4 and older
- Have a physical disability that limits independence
- Low income (determined by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability services)

Caregiver Eligibility:

___

To be connected to your local AAA within Texas call:
(800) 252 9240

Online directory of aging and caregiver support services, which can be searched by category. Includes statewide resources and services available for seniors and people with disabilities.

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

See website for local contact info.

State System of Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS)

 
Caregiver Assessment in Medicaid HCBS Waiver Program No
At Least One State Program with Consumer-Directed Option for Family Caregivers Yes
Lifespan Respite Grant Yes
State Respite Coalition Yes

 

Workplace Benefits for Family Caregivers

 
Paid Family Leave Yes
Unemployment Insurance for Family Caregivers Yes
Paid Sick Days Yes
Preemptive Law Prohibiting local Governments from Establishing the Right Sick Leave No

 

Miscellaneous Statewide Programs, Regulations and Legislation

 
State Alzheimer’s Plan Yes
Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction (UAGPPJA) Yes
State Policy Permitting Delegation of 16 Nursing Tasks No
CARE Act*

Yes

* The Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act enables family caregivers to provide safe and effective home care to older adults. In particular, it supports family caregivers when their loved ones are admitted to the hospital, and helps them to learn how to safely provide care at home once their loved ones are discharged from a medical facility.

While the finer points of the CARE Act vary from state to state, it contains three central provisions in every version nationwide:

  1. The name of the family caregiver is recorded when a loved one is admitted into a hospital or rehabilitation facility.
  2. The family caregiver is notified if the loved one is to be discharged to another facility or back home.
  3. The hospital or rehabilitation facility must provide an explanation and live instruction of the medical tasks—such as medication management, injections, wound care, and transfers—that the family caregiver will perform at home.

Government program offers financial assistance to caregivers for the purchase of respite services including:
- In-home care
- Adult day care
- Short-term stay at a long-term care facility

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Multiple requirements:
- Adults age 60 or older
- Have dementia or other chronic health problems

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone caring for someone who meets care receiver criteria

To be connected to your local AAA within Texas call:
(800) 252 9240

Program offers support and services to family caregivers. Includes coalition of organizations that promote services and support for family caregivers.

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone caring for someone who meets care receiver eligibility criteria

Services for Care Recipients Living at Home

Online Find a Care Center search tool allows consumers to locate Adult Day Care providers in their state and local area to match their specific needs. Database consists of Adult Day Care centers licensed by the State of Texas.

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

(210) 692-3003
(877) 560-5955

Government program provides individuals with traumatic brain and/or spinal cord injuries inpatient and outpatient rehabilitative services, including:
- Medical care
- Occupational therapy
- Physical therapy
- Speech therapy
- Cognitive therapy (helps individuals deal with difficulties such as memory loss and challenging behaviors)

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Multiple requirements:
- Individuals age 16 and older
- Have a traumatic brain injury and/or spinal cord injury
- Substantial limitation to function independently
- Medically stable (determined by medical staff)

Caregiver Eligibility:

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(800) 628-5115

Assists people with disabilities to obtain and retain employment. It provides information and referral services and access to assistive technology that supports independence.

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Individuals with any type of disability

Caregiver Eligibility:

__

(800) 628-5115
TTY:
(866) 581-9328

Government program available to adults with disabilities at risk for nursing facility placement, helps pay for in-home care including personal care, housekeeping and accompanying services to medical appointments.

*Participants in this program are not required to have a practitioner's statement of medical need.

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Multiple requirements:
- Adults age 18 and older
- Meet specific functional impairment criteria as defined by the Texas Department of Aging and Disabilities Services
- Have unmet needs for attendant care services
- Low income ( as determined by Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services)

Caregiver Eligibility:

___

To be connected to your local AAA within Texas call:
(800) 252 9240

Government program assists older adults stay out of nursing home placement and remain in their own homes by helping to pay for in-home care services.

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Multiple requirements:
- Adults age 60 or older
- Have dementia or chronic health problems
- Do not receive similar services from other Medicaid waivers

*Priority is given to families with low incomes

Caregiver Eligibility:

___

To be connected to your local AAA within Texas call:
(800) 252 9240

Government program assists individuals with disabilities maintain independence and remain in their own homes by helping to pay for home and community based services including:
- In-home care
- Counseling and training
- Respite
- Transportation
- Assistive devices
- Medical care

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Multiple requirements:
- Age 4 and older
- Have a physical disability that limits independence
- Low income (determined by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability services)

Caregiver Eligibility:

___

To be connected to your local AAA within Texas call:
(800) 252 9240

Government agency responsible for inspecting and licensing long term care providers and facilities. Provides online directories of:
- Adult day care facilities
- Nursing facilities
- Residential care facilities
- Home health care agencies

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

(800) 458-9858

Government program provides in-home care services to Medicaid eligible persons with disabilities. Services include personal care and accompanying services to medical appointments.

*Participants in this program are required to have a practitioner's statement of medical need.

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Multiple requirements:
- Individuals with disabilities of all ages
- Low Income (Medicaid eligible)
- Need help with activities of daily living
- Have an unmet need for services
- Have practitioner's statement of medical need

Caregiver Eligibility:

___

To be connected to your local AAA within Texas call:
(800) 252 9240

Three PACE programs in Texas coordinate and provide the entire continuum of care and services to their older enrollees with chronic care needs to enable them to continue living safely in the community as long as possible. Care and services include:
- Adult day health care
- Medical care
- Home health care and personal care
- All necessary prescription drugs
- Social services
- Respite care
- Hospital and nursing home care when necessary

PACE program in Lubbock County website: silverstar.org

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Multiple requirements:
- Adults age 55 or older
- Certified or certifiable for placement in a nursing facility
- Live within a site's service area and able to live safely in the community at time of enrollment
* If not eligible for Medicare and/or Medicaid, private payment is accepted
*Space is limited

Caregiver Eligibility:

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Bienvivir Senior Health Services:
El Paso
(915) 562-3444

The Basics at Jan Werner:
Amarillo
(806) 374-5516

Silver Star Health Network:
Lubbock County
806-740-1500

Provides services to persons with disabilities to enable them to continue living safely in their homes. Services include:
- Counseling
- Personal care
- Training for independent living skills

*Available only to residents of Austin, Dallas and Texarkana

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Multiple requirements:
- Adults age 18 and over
- Need help with activities of daily living
- Low income (determined by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability services)
- Residents of Austin, Dallas and Texarkana

Caregiver Eligibility:

___

To be connected to your local AAA within Texas call:
(800) 252 9240

Provides information about end-of-life care. Its website includes a Find a Hospice search tool which allows users to search for hospice and palliative care programs for individuals who have advanced illness or have been considered terminally ill by a physician.

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

(800) 580-9270

Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) offer aging services, including:
- Information and assistance
- Care management
- Nutrition services (i.e., Meals on Wheels)
- Legal assistance
- Services for family caregivers through the Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP)

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Adults age 60 or older

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

To be connected to your local AAA within Texas, call:
(800) 252-9240

or call 211

An organization of independently owned hospices that provides information about end-of-life care. Its website includes Locate a Member search tool which allows the user to search for hospice and palliative care programs for individuals who have advanced illness or have been considered terminally ill by a physician.

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

(800) 276-1387

A network of non-profit, non-residential, community-based centers, run and controlled by persons with disabilities that offer:
- Information and Referral
- Peer counseling
- Care Management
- Independent living skills training
- Individual and systems change advocacy
- Benefits counseling
- Employment readiness training
- Housing referrals
- Assistive technology services
- Legal aid

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Adults with any type of disability

Caregiver Eligibility:

___

(877) 371-7353
TTY:
(512) 371-7353

Statewide program assists people with disabilities obtain assistive devices and remain independent in their community. Services include:
- Information and referral
- Assistive technology demonstrations
- Assistive technology re-use program
- Option to borrow assistive technologies for a limited period of time
- Low interest rate loans for purchase of assistive technology devices

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Eligibility varies by program

Caregiver Eligibility:

___

(800) 828-7839

Government program assists individuals currently living in a nursing facility (but are able to live in their home with appropriate support) return safely to their homes by providing proper in home and community based services.

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Multiple requirements:
- Individual currently living in a nursing home but able to return home with proper services
- Low income (Medicaid eligible)

Caregiver Eligibility:

___

To be connected to your local AAA within Texas call:
(800) 252 9240

Resources on Living Arrangements for Care Recipients

Government agency responsible for inspecting and licensing long term care providers and facilities. Provides online directories of:
- Adult day care facilities
- Nursing facilities
- Residential care facilities
- Home health care agencies

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

(800) 458-9858

Non-profit organization advocates for the rights of people who live in nursing facilities and their families. Offers online and community education on a variety of topics including nursing home legislation, residents' rights and tips on how to choose a nursing home. Its website includes a directory of aging services in Texas.

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

(888) 826-4748

Provides information about end-of-life care. Its website includes a Find a Hospice search tool which allows users to search for hospice and palliative care programs for individuals who have advanced illness or have been considered terminally ill by a physician.

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

(800) 580-9270

Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) offer aging services, including:
- Information and assistance
- Care management
- Nutrition services (i.e., Meals on Wheels)
- Legal assistance
- Services for family caregivers through the Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP)

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Adults age 60 or older

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

To be connected to your local AAA within Texas, call:
(800) 252-9240

or call 211

An organization of independently owned hospices that provides information about end-of-life care. Its website includes Locate a Member search tool which allows the user to search for hospice and palliative care programs for individuals who have advanced illness or have been considered terminally ill by a physician.

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

(800) 276-1387

Government Health & Disability Programs

The HIPP Program helps people get insurance or keep insurance they already have by paying for the premiums.

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Multiple requirements:
- Must be Medicaid eligible
- Must have medical insurance or able to get it through an employer

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

(800) 440-0493

Medicaid is a health insurance for people with limited income and resources. It pays for a variety of medical services, including in-home care or nursing home care, depending on eligibility.

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Must be low-income - based on specific government criteria

Caregiver Eligibility:

___

Assists individuals and families with eligibility questions and problems related to Medicare, including prescription drug coverage under Medicare Part D, managed care, long-term care planning, health insurance and other health care issues.

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Medicare beneficiary

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

(800) 252-3439

Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) offer aging services, including:
- Information and assistance
- Care management
- Nutrition services (i.e., Meals on Wheels)
- Legal assistance
- Services for family caregivers through the Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP)

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Adults age 60 or older

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

To be connected to your local AAA within Texas, call:
(800) 252-9240

or call 211

Provides Texas's aged or disabled veterans with rehabilitative, residential and medical care and services. Also helps veterans and their families to present claims for veterans' benefits to the federal government.

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Veterans who are residents of Texas

Caregiver Eligibility:

Family members of a veteran

(800) 252-8387

An online service of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to help older adults, adults with disabilities, and their families determine their eligibility and apply for federal, state and local benefit programs including Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, and other services.

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

Call 211
8 am - 8 pm (Central Time)

or (877) 541-7905

Legal Help & Advocacy

Non-profit organization advocates for the legal rights of people with disabilities and mental illness. Services include:
- Information and referral
- Legal advocacy
- Education

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Individuals with any type of disability

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

1 (800) 252-9108

Offers online educational modules on a wide variety of caregiving issues including dealing with difficult behaviors, safety and legal and financial planning.

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

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Assists individuals and families with eligibility questions and problems related to Medicare, including prescription drug coverage under Medicare Part D, managed care, long-term care planning, health insurance and other health care issues.

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Medicare beneficiary

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

(800) 252-3439

Free, high quality legal representation for low income, and qualifying individuals in north west Texas.

(888) 529-5277

Free legal advice, self-help publications, and referrals for Texans 60 years of age or older and those who receive Medicare. 

(800) 622-2520

Provides free legal assistance to qualifying clients. Areas of law covered include: Family, welfare and income assistance, public education, housing, health care, and consumer. Also offers a low income taxpayer clinic, and elder law services such as end of life planning documents, and wills and estates.

(800) 733-8394

Adult Protective Services assist vulnerable and elder adults to stop and prevent abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
Anyone can make a report about suspected abuse to the Hotline.

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Adults age 60 and older and adults with disabilities

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

(800) 252-5400
or call 911

Non-profit organization advocates for the rights of people who live in nursing facilities and their families. Offers online and community education on a variety of topics including nursing home legislation, residents' rights and tips on how to choose a nursing home. Its website includes a directory of aging services in Texas.

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

(888) 826-4748

Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) offer aging services, including:
- Information and assistance
- Care management
- Nutrition services (i.e., Meals on Wheels)
- Legal assistance
- Services for family caregivers through the Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP)

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Adults age 60 or older

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

To be connected to your local AAA within Texas, call:
(800) 252-9240

or call 211

Offers online directories of legal resources in Texas and two help lines offering pension and health care counseling.

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

For health care counseling, call: (800) 622-2520, then press 3

For pension counseling, call: (888) 343-4414

Ombudsmen investigate complaints made by, or on behalf of, individual residents in long-term care facilities, including nursing homes and assisted living facilities. They also answer questions about the quality of care or financial, physical, or mental abuse in residential facilities.

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Resident in a long-term care facility

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

(877) 787-8999
TTY:
(888) 425-6889

Elder law team offers legal, legislative, and administrative advocacy to ensure the delivery of senior services in under served urban and rural areas.

(888) 988-9996

Disease-Specific Organizations

Alzheimer's Texas provides support programs, education, and referrals to people living with Alzheimer's disease, family members, and caregivers.

Programs offered:

-Care Consultation

-Support groups

-Respite care

-Early stage services

-Classes/training 

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

(512) 241-0420

Offers online information on Arthritis and a listing of Arthritis organizations in Texas.

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

(877) 846-9355

Offers information and resources on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) for patients and their families. It's website includes a listing of support groups and access to a number of publications with information on TBI.

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National Hotline:
800-444-6443

Provides online listings of support groups for people with Parkinson's disease and their families. Offers a free monthly online newsletter.

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

(512) 371-3373

Online resource provides information on cardiovascular disease (CVD). Website includes downloadable guidelines for everyday cardiovascular health and CVD fact sheets.

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

(512) 458-7111

Offers an online directory for services and support groups available to cancer patients and their families. Search tool allows users to locate cancer screening facilities, hospitals and other support services in their area. Supported by the Texas Cancer Council.

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

(713) 792-2277

Provides online information on the diagnosis and management of diabetes.
Coordinates the Diabetic Eye Disease program which assists people with diabetes pay for up to three eye examinations per year.

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Diabetic Eye Disease program multiple requirements:
- Low income
- Diagnosis of diabetes

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

(512) 458-7490

Caregiver Compensation

The CCAD program is a non-Medicaid program that assists elderly or disabled persons to remain living at home or within the community. This program allows certain family members, excluding spouses and legal guardians, to be paid as the personal care provider. Services may include:

  • Adult foster care
  • Adult day care
  • Emergency response services
  • Home delivered meals
  • Personal care services

 

Care Recipient Eligibility:

-Must be a resident of Texas

-Must be at least 18+

-Must be disabled or require significant physical assistance

-Must meet financial guidelines

-Cannot be receiving same services from Medicaid program

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone (excluding spouses)

Texas Health and Human Services: 1-855-937-2372

CFC is an option under Medicaid that provides personal assistance services for elderly persons at home. This program allows certain family members, excluding spouses, to be hired and paid as the personal care provider. 

Care Recipient Eligibility:

-Must be a resident of Texas

-Must require assistance with daily living activities

-Must require nursing facility level of care

-Must be Medicaid eligible

 

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone (excluding spouses)

Medicaid Client Hotline: 1-800-252-8263

Texas' STAR+PLUS program is Medicaid managed program that that assists seniors or disabled persons remain living at home or within the community. This program allows certain family members, excluding spouses, to be hired and paid as the personal care provider. Services may include:

  • Personal assistance
  • Adaptive aids
  • Adult foster care
  • Assisted living
  • Home delivered meals
  • Medical supplies
  • Home modifications
  • Respite
  • Emergency response services
Care Recipient Eligibility:

-Must be a resident of Texas

-Must be 65+ or disabled

-Must be Medicaid eligible

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone (excluding spouses)

Medicaid Client Hotline: 1-800-252-8263