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The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services Center for Policy and Innovation publishes annual reports and other publications to fulfill legislative mandates and to provide information on various topics related to quality in long term services and supports programs.
The documents below are in PDF format unless otherwise noted.
Through collaboration with Texas Tech University Health Science Center (TTUHSC) and others, the Department formed a Centers of Excellence to conduct a study and evaluation of the use of electronic health records (EHR) in long-term care facilities. The purpose of this effort is to identify the opportunities, challenges, and potential impacts of EHR technology in the LTC setting.
The Long Term Care Early Warning System is a report on the risk assessment tool that is used to identify those nursing facilities most likely to need the technical assistance that is available through SB 1839 Quality Outreach. (As required by S.B. 1839, 77th Legislature, Regular Session, 2001)
This report provides summary results from interviews with adults who receive waiver program services and the results of mail surveys received from families of children who receive waiver program services. These survey processes are used by DADS to benchmark the quality of its programs for long term services and supports. Over time, the data will reveal opportunities for program improvements and the capability to measure the impact of those improvements. (As required by the 2006-07 General Appropriations Act [Article ii, Department of Aging and Disability Services, Rider 17, S.B. 1, 79th Legislature, Regular Session, 2005])
Mortality Report: Deaths of Individuals Residing in Licensed Texas Nursing Facilities and Intermediate Care Facilities in 2010 identifies patterns and trends of mortality among individuals who had resided in licensed Texas nursing facilities or intermediate care facilities for persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities or related conditions in 2010. (May 2012)
The NFQR examines the statewide process used to benchmark the quality of nursing home services, to trend progress in quality improvement and to inform the evaluation of the state's interventions that are meant to improve both the quality of long-term care services and the clinical outcomes of long-term care residents. (As required by the 2004–05 General Appropriations Act [Article II, Department of Human Services, Rider 25, H.B. 1, 78th Legislature, Regular Session, 2003])
In August 2010, the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) began exploring the state's capacity to provide physical and behavioral health services in the community for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) who have complex needs. DADS evaluated the Home and Community-based Services (HCS) and the Community Living Assistance and Support Services (CLASS) programs, with a focus on capacity due to the increasing number of people receiving services in home and community-based settings and the increasing number who have expressed interest in receiving services through home and community-based programs, like the HCS and CLASS programs. | Report in PDF
The Texas Direct Support Workforce Stability Survey reports on the status of the direct support workforce (DSW) employed by home and community-based (HCBS) long-term services and supports and intermediate care facility (ICFs/MR) providers in Texas. The report includes information about (a) turnover, vacancy, longevity, and stability statistics of the DSW; (b) differences in workforce statistics by setting (HCBS vs. ICFs/MR); (c) the frequency of employer-offered benefits or incentives; and (d) the influence of benefits or incentives on workforce statistics (September 2010). Report in PDF | Report in HTML
Updated: May 2, 2013