A new law, Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act, signed on July 7, 2018 provides support to an estimated 2.6 million grandparents raising their grandchildren today largely due to the current opioid crisis. The act creates a federal task force charged with supporting grandparents raising grandchildren to make resources available to the grandparents who are now
Dr. Tracie Harrison, director of the Center for Excellence in Aging Services and Long Term Care, recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to advocate for long term care issues in Texas. During her visit she attended a coffee with U.S. Senator John Cornyn, R-Texas, and networked with other long-term care agency and community representatives from Texas.
The Center for Excellence in Aging Services and Long Term Care has received a $50,000 grant from the Aetna Foundation to create training courses for health care providers that improve the quality of care provided to Texas residents living in nursing homes. The courses will use the latest technological software to greatly enhance the free
This week Dr. Tracie Harrison, the Center's director, was interviewed for a student feature on Austin's Drive a Senior program. The program has been serving Austin seniors since the mid-1980s. Currently, volunteers serve more than 2,500 seniors driving them to appointments and errands. Dr. Harrison says the program is filling a critical need by helping
Logging in to the Center for Excellence in Long Term Care website and finding the course you want to take just got easier. We have updated the website where users and new registrants can go to either the Courses tab on the menu bar, or to one of the Getting Started buttons on the homepage