External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services. These sites may also not be accessible to persons with disabilities.
Information and referral services.
Comprehensive information for family caregivers, healthcare providers, researchers and the media on risk factors, diagnosis and treatment options; day-to-day care; legal and financial planning; insurance coverage; current research; and Association news releases.
Link to local chapters for available programs and services.
ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AND MEMORY DISORDERS CENTER AT BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
Phone: (713) 798-4734
Clinical and basic science research; education; and diagnosis and treatment of patients with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.
Drug trials; research projects; brain donation program; patient appointments and evaluation; and Alzheimer's disease information.
ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE CENTER AT UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL CENTER
Phone: (214) 648-3111
Scientific research into the causes of Alzheimer's disease; and diagnostic evaluation of adult memory problems.
Clinical research studies; patient evaluation process; newsletters; educational events; and caregiver resources.
ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE EDUCATION AND REFERRAL (ADEAR) CENTER
Information about Alzheimer's disease, its impact on families and healthcare providers, and research into possible causes and cures.
Research updates; directory of National Institute on Aging Alzheimer's Disease Centers; clinical trials database; recommended reading list for caregivers; and press releases.
Toll-free number for general information and counseling on Medicaid.
- Web site for Medicaid and Medicare Services (formerly called Health Care Financing Administration).
- General information on Medicaid and Medicare.
National toll-free number for general information and counseling on Medicare.
- Official U.S. government site for Medicare information on eligibility, enrollment, and premiums.
- Search tools for state-specific information on health plan choices; nursing home comparisons; prescription drug programs; participating physicians; and plan coverage.
OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
CONSUMER PROTECTION DIVISION
Register complaints against businesses; report senior fraud.
Senior Texans' page includes information on consumer protection; rights of the elderly; choosing a nursing home; advance planning, health and safety; and Senior Alerts.
TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE
Information; counseling; and filing a complaint against a private insurance provider.
Health information counseling and advocacy; insurance fraud; and publications for seniors.
TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES
COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH
Consumer services and rights protection.
Community programs, services and standards; and crisis hotline numbers.
TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PROTECTIVE AND REGULATORY SERVICES
Hotline for reporting abuse, neglect, or exploitation of children, the elderly, or people with disabilities. Available 24/7.
Services for children, adults, and people with disabilities, including investigation of reports of abuse, neglect, and exploitation at home or in facilities licensed by state agencies; and arranging for protective services. Protective services may include referral to other programs; respite care; guardianship; emergency assistance with food, shelter, and medical care; transportation; and counseling.
TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGING AND DISABILITY SERVICES
AREA AGENCY ON AGING INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE
Routes calls to 28 Area Agencies on Aging in Texas that provide services for persons 60 years of age and older. Services include healthcare benefits counseling; case management; nutrition services; transportation; in-home help; senior centers; and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).
Investigates and helps resolve nursing home complaints. Helps with choosing a nursing home.
LEGAL HOTLINE FOR OLDER TEXANS
Legal assistance including counseling, representation, and document preparation.
Links to 28 Area Agencies on Aging in Texas; Ombudsman Program; Residents' Rights; information on benefits counseling; caregiver resources; and free downloads of Agency brochures and reports.
TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGING AND DISABILITY SERVICES
LONG TERM CARE REGULATORY
Information for consumers and providers on different types of long-term care facilities; quality ratings and comparisons; how to file a complaint about a facility; and provider training opportunities; in-home and community-based services for individuals who are elderly or disabled, allowing them to remain in their own homes or communities.
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER
Scientific research on Alzheimer's disease and aging; patient evaluation and care through their many clinics; and geriatric and long-term care education through The Institute for Healthy Aging.
Institute for Healthy Aging; DNA Bank; and patient care/clinical services for Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER
Scientific research and clinical trials on Alzheimer's disease and aging; patient evaluation and care through their many clinics, including a specialty Memory Clinic; and geriatric education.
Clinical trials; Geriatric Education and Research Institute; Consortium on Alzheimer's Research and Education; DNA Bank; and Memory Clinic.