Help for Texans quick links
What you need to know about receiving help
- Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) — The ADRCs provide information about and help with state and federal benefits. They can also help you learn about local programs and services. Anyone — individuals, family members, friends or professionals — can receive information tailored to their needs.
- Consumer Directed Services — If you want more control over who works for you in your own home, you can choose either Consumer Directed Services (CDS) or the Service Responsibility Option (SRO). You can only use CDS or SRO in some DADS programs.
- Extra help paying for your prescription drugs — Medicare recipients with limited income may be able to save on their prescription drug costs through the Low-Income Subsidy Program.
- Fact sheets and FAQs — Department fact sheets and frequently asked questions.
- Interest list reduction explains the process of putting applicants for certain programs on an interest list until services are available.
- Medicaid Estate Recovery Program explains the federal Medicaid requirement to file a claim against the estate of certain Medicaid recipients to recover the cost of Medicaid services.
- Long-term Care Quality Reporting System lets you find and compare long-term services and supports providers.
- Search for ICF/IID vacancies allows you to search for vacancies in an ICF/IID by county, city or local authority.
Programs and initiatives
- Aging Texas Well helps individuals and communities prepare for aging in all aspects of life.
- Compare Medicaid waiver programs allows you to understand the similarities and differences among the DADS waiver programs.
- Guardianship Program helps provide protection for adults who can no longer make decisions for themselves.
- The Long-Term Care Ombudsman helps nursing home and assisted living facility residents receive respectful and competent care. They also provide information about choosing long-term care.
- Medicaid Long-term Care Services – This website from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission provides people with the information they can use to make informed choices concerning long-term care services in Texas.
- Promoting Independence is an initiative that supports allowing people with disabilities to live in the most appropriate care setting available.
- STAR+PLUS Managed Care is a Texas Medicaid program that provides health care as well as acute and long-term services and support through a managed care system.
- State supported living centers provides links to each of the 13 living centers in Texas.
- Texas Quality Matters website provides information about quality assurance and improvement projects that support DADS long-term services and supports. The site also provides information about quality improvement initiatives.
- Texercise helps educate and involve older Texans and their families in physical activities and proper nutrition.
Report abuse or neglect
- DADS Consumer Rights and Services can answer questions about DADS services. You also can make a complaint with them.
News and information
- Toll-free and helpful numbers includes numbers for DADS and other health and human services agencies.
- Map of service areas (PDF format) shows the services areas for the area agencies on aging, local authorities and state supported living centers. It also shows the locations of the local intake offices.
- Publications is a listing of all DADS publications including brochures, reports and studies.
- Related links includes links to other state and federal agencies that are associated with DADS.
- Volunteer opportunities is a resource for people who would like to support DADS clients through various volunteer programs.
Updated: November 20, 2012