Texas

Alzheimer’s Texas: The State of Mind

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 

Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV): Older adults

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. 

STAR+PLUS

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

Community First Choice

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. 

Community Care for the Aged and Disabled (CCAD)

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

 

Texas Community Attendant Services (CAS) Program

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.

Policies and Services | Texas

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

 

Benefits.gov - Texas

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.

Take Time Texas/ Lifespan Respite Care Program

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

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