Web-based training

The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) offers the courses below for your review or download. If you experience problems downloading a particular course, call 512-438-3161, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

All courses require a recent version of the Windows Operating System. In order to access these courses, your Internet browser must be set to allow pop-ups. Some pop-blockers can be disabled by holding the Ctrl key down while clicking on the course you wish to take.

Course Title Description
10 Most Frequently Cited Deficiencies Assisted Living Facilities — Fiscal Year 2015

This computer-based training covers the 10 most frequently cited deficiencies in Assisted Living Facilities in the Fiscal Year 2015. Content in this course is based on DADS 2015 Annual Report.

Posted May 5, 2016

10 Most Frequently Cited Deficiencies Day Activity and Health Services — Fiscal Year 2015

This computer-based training covers the 10 most frequently cited deficiencies in Day Activity and Health Services facilities in the Fiscal Year 2015. Content in this course is based on DADS 2015 Annual Report.

Posted May 5, 2016

Hospice 10 Most Frequently Cited Deficiencies — Fiscal Year 2015

This computer-based training covers the 10 most frequently cited deficiencies in Hospice facilities in the Fiscal Year 2015. Content in this course is based on DADS 2015 Annual Report.

Posted March 31, 2016

Nursing Facility Life Safety Code 10 Most Frequently Citied Deficiencies — Fiscal Year 2015

This computer-based training covers the 10 most frequently cited Life Safety Code deficiencies in Nursing Facilities in the Fiscal Year 2014. Content in this course is based on DADS 2014 Annual Report.

Posted March 9, 2016

Nursing Facility 10 Most Frequently Cited Deficiencies — Fiscal Year 2015

This computer-based training covers the 10 most frequently cited deficiencies in Nursing Facilities in the Fiscal Year 2015. Content in this course is based on DADS 2015 Annual Report.

Posted March 9, 2016

Intermediate Care Facilities Life Safety Code 10 Most Frequently Cited Deficiencies — Fiscal Year 2015

This computer-based training covers the 10 most frequently cited Life Safety Code deficiencies in Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities in the Fiscal Year 2015. Content in this course is based on DADS 2015 Annual Report.

Posted March 9, 2016

Intermediate Care Facilities 10 Most Frequently Cited Deficiencies — Fiscal Year 2015

This computer-based training covers the 10 most frequently cited deficiencies in Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities in the Fiscal Year 2015. Content in this course is based on DADS 2015 Annual Report.

Posted March 9, 2016

Home and Community Support Services Agencies 10 Most Frequently Cited Deficiencies — Fiscal Year 2015

This computer-based training covers the 10 most frequently cited deficiencies in HCSSAs in the Fiscal Year 2015. Content in this course is based on DADS 2015 Annual Report.

Posted March 9, 2016

Community First Choice in the HCS and TxHmL Programs

This training discusses the implementation of Community First Choice (CFC) as it applies to individuals receiving services through the HCS and TxHmL waiver programs. Topics in this training include CFC services, provider qualifications, eligible living environments, individual plan of care (IPC) renewal, and other important CFC service coordination topics such as transportation, financial management services (FMS) and monitoring. This training is mandatory for all HCS and TxHmL service coordinators and includes a quiz with a minimum required score.

Posted: January 29, 2016

PASRR RULES: TAC Title 40, Part 1, Chapter 19, Subchapter BB

This training discusses the Nursing Facility (NF) Responsibilities Related to Preadmission Screening and Resident Review, found in the Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Title 40, Part 1, Chapter 19, Subchapter BB.

Posted: January 29, 2016

PASRR PL1: Back to Basics

The Preadmission and Screening Resident Review (PASRR) Level 1 (PL1): Back to Basics training reviews the PL1 form in a section-by-section manner. Participants will be asked to take notes on a blank PL1 form as they complete the training. At the conclusion of the training, participants will understand how to complete the PASRR Level 1 (PL1) screening form, and will be familiar with the following PL1 topics: Admissions, Transfers, Discharges, and Changes of Ownership (CHOW).

Posted: Dec. 29, 2015

PASRR PE: What Nursing Facilities Need to Know

The Preadmission and Screening Resident Review (PASRR) Evaluation (PE): What Nursing Facilities Need to Know training explains the PASRR Evaluation (PE) and how the PE impacts the nursing facility (NF) and the individuals served in the NF. PL1: Back to Basics should be completed as a prerequisite for this training.

Posted: Dec. 29, 2015

PASRR 101 Web-based Training

This course is geared toward Nursing Facilities and is designed to deliver information about the role Nursing Facilities play in the PASRR process. This course will focus on the purpose of PASRR, state and federal regulations which govern the PASRR process, types of admissions, screening and specialized services. This course will provide an overview of each aspect of the PASRR process.

Posted: July 17, 2015

PASRR Specialized Services Training

The Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) Specialized Services Training explains the nursing facility's (NF) role in the PASRR specialized services process. The training discusses how the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) determines specialized services for individuals, how the facility can bill for those services and the difference between habilitative and rehabilitative services.

Posted: Oct. 12, 2015

Activities in the Nursing Facility

This computer-based training (CBT) instructs nursing facility staff and volunteers on the regulations related to the provision of activities in nursing facilities. Five modules cover the resident-centered federal requirements related to the tags F248 and F249. Included is focused information regarding the roles and responsibilities of the administrator, activity director, employees and volunteers as a facility develops and provides an individualized activities program based on the wants, needs and interests of each resident.

This CBT is best viewed using Internet Explorer 6 or higher.

Posted: Sept. 10, 2010

Alternative Resources for Children When Not Enrolled in MDCP WBT

This Web-based training will help participants to identify alternative resources to share with families when individuals are not eligible to receive services through the Medically Dependent Children Program (MDCP).

Posted: Jan. 27, 2015

DADS HCS and TxHmL Behavioral Support Services Provider Policy Training

The purpose of this web based training (WBT) is to provide information to service providers of behavioral support services in the Home and Community-based Service (HCS) and Texas Home Living (TxHmL) programs related to the provision of behavioral support services in the HCS and TxHmL programs.

Behavioral support service providers currently providing services to individuals must complete this WBT prior to June 1, 2015. All new behavior support service providers must complete the WBT prior to providing services to an individual. The WBT must be completed every three years.

To document successful course completion, participants must print a copy of the available at the end of the training and provide a copy to a program provider with whom they are employed or contracted.

Posted: March 3, 2015

Deaf Blind with Multiple Disabilities Waiver Computer Based Training

This computer-based training (CBT) serves as a resource for Deaf Blind with Multiple Disabilities program providers. This CBT covers the submission of required paperwork to DADS for assessment of program eligibility, individual plan of care and transfer requests. This training is geared toward the DBMD provider community and is designed to deliver straightforward information to providers of DBMD services about how to develop and complete a successful service planning packet to DADS for review. DADS encourages providers to utilize this resource, and to make this information available to provider staff who have service planning responsibilities.

Posted: Oct. 29, 2014

Family Councils

This course for nursing facility providers and the public provides an overview of state regulations pertaining to family councils in nursing facilities. This course covers the federal authorization of family councils in nursing facilities; and proposed amendments to the DADS Nursing Facility Requirements for Licensure and Medicaid Certification, Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Title 40, Part 1, Chapter 19, effective September 1, 2008.

Updated: April 11, 2012

Financial Requirements Regarding the Revised Nursing Facility Application Requirements

The purpose of this course is to provide information regarding the financial requirements related to the revised Nursing Facility Application, DADS Form 3720N. This course covers the financial rules and requirements with which nursing facilities must comply and helpful information and examples for completing Items 10 and 11 of DADS Form 3720N.

Updated: Oct. 3, 2008

Medication Management in the Assisted Living Facility

The purpose of this course is to provide information regarding the rules related to medication use in assisted living facilities in Texas. Sections in this course cover administration, supervision, storage, security and other related topics.

Posted: June 7, 2010

Outbreak Management: A Regulatory Perspective

The purpose of this training is to discuss the potential impact of viral outbreaks on long-term care service providers and consumers and to identify the regulatory infection control and staffing expectations for nursing facilities, intermediate care facilities for persons with an intellectual disability (ICF/ID), assisted living facilities and adult day care providers.

This course requires Windows Media Player to play audio content. You can download Windows Media Player from Microsoft.

Posted: May 22, 2008

Preparing for Pandemic Flu in Long-term Care Facilities

This course for nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, and home and community support services agencies provides an overview of projections regarding pandemic flu, along with a discussion of what the regulatory licensure expectations are for those three provider types during a pandemic, specifically related to staffing, infection control, nursing, and emergency preparedness. The estimated course length is one hour, and it includes audio.

Updated: June 28, 2010

Primary Home Care (PHC) Rules

This course is intended for providers who have contracted with DADS to provide attendant care services for the Primary Home Care, Community Attendant, and/or Family Care programs.

Updated: Feb. 2, 2011

Writing Acceptable Plans of Correction for Adult Day Care Facilities

This course is intended to facilitate an understanding of what constitutes an acceptable plan of correction based on identified deficient practices and what makes a plan of correction acceptable to the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services.

This course is intended for providers of adult day care facilities.

This course requires Windows Media Player to play audio content. You can download Windows Media Player from Microsoft.

Posted: Jan. 15, 2008

Writing Acceptable Plans of Correction for Assisted Living Facilities

This course is intended to facilitate an understanding of what constitutes an acceptable plan of correction based on identified deficient practices and what makes a plan of correction acceptable to the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services.

This course is intended for providers of assisted living facilities.

This course requires Windows Media Player to play audio content. You can download Windows Media Player from Microsoft.

Posted: Jan. 15, 2008

Writing Acceptable Plans of Correction for HCSSAs

This course is intended to facilitate an understanding of what constitutes an acceptable plan of correction based on identified deficient practices and what makes a plan of correction acceptable to the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services.

This course is intended for HCSSAs.

This course requires Windows Media Player to play audio content. You can download Windows Media Player from Microsoft.

Posted: Jan. 15, 2008

Writing Acceptable Plans of Correction for Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with an Intellectual Disability or Related Conditions (ICF/IID)

This course is intended to facilitate an understanding of what constitutes an acceptable plan of correction based on identified deficient practices and what makes a plan of correction acceptable to the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services.

This course is intended for intermediate care facilities for individuals with an intellectual disability or related condition providers.

Updated: Oct. 24, 2012

Writing Acceptable Plans of Correction for Nursing Facilities

This course is intended to facilitate an understanding of what constitutes an acceptable plan of correction based on identified deficient practices and what makes a plan of correction acceptable to the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services.

This course is intended for providers of nursing facilities, skilled nursing facilities, and non-certified nursing facilities.

This course requires Windows Media Player to play audio content. You can download Windows Media Player from Microsoft.

Updated: July 15, 2011

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Updated: May 5, 2016