Challenges Remain In Caring For The Elderly After Legislature Adjourned

When the 84th Texas Legislature convened in January, officials with the Health and Human Services Commission told lawmakers that long-term nursing care for Medicaid recipients in the state had a $343 million funding hole. By the time it adjourned, the $61.2 billion budgeted over two years for Medicaid didn’t include more funds for long-term care. And elder care advocates are worried about the same challenges being exacerbated over the next two years. Full Story

New Senior Community Planned for Plano

The announcement reflects SRP’s accelerated pace of new initiatives, including construction of a recently announced assisted living and memory care residence in Denton, as well as a new partnership with Oceans Healthcare to develop and build multiple Oceans Behavioral Hospitals throughout Texas. Full Story

Pickens Continues Run of Medical Philanthropy, Breaks Ground on Hospice Center

Back in 1949, T. Boone Pickens married his first wife and, at her request, began attending a Presbyterian church. Despite the fact that his grandfather was a Methodist minister, Pickens began attending services at First Presbyterian Church in Amarillo, and has stayed with the denomination ever since. “This might be my last gift to Presbyterian,” Pickens said Tuesday. “Because at some point I’ll move back to Methodism, because I don’t want to see him [in heaven]…” Whether or not he’ll have to answer to his grandfather for his 64 years of Presbyterianism, Pickens made sure his supposed last donation to… Full Story