Children and Nursing Homes

Opportunities for Children to Return Home

The Medically Dependent Children Program (MDCP) is a Medicaid waiver program that provides respite care and other supports, such as home modifications and adaptive aids, for families with medically involved children and young adults. If your child, who is under age 21, has been in a Texas nursing home or is currently in a Texas nursing home, MDCP may be able to help him or her return home.

Who to Contact

A limited number of children can be served. Children are served on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you would like more information or would like to add a child's name to the interest list, please contact the MDCP staff by telephone, fax, email or letter.

MDCP Staff

Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services
Medically Dependent Children Program
701 West 51st St.
Austin, TX 78751-2312
Phone: 1-877-438-5658
FAX: 512-438-3549

Children in Nursing Homes Rules

Information about children living in nursing homes can be found in the Texas Administrative Code at:

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Updated: June 20, 2016