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Economic Impact Study

The Perryman Group recently completed a study titled "The Impact of Maintaining a Viable Home Care and Hospice System on Business Activity in Texas." 

WHO WE ARE

We are an association of more than 1,200 licensed Home and Community Support Services Agencies across the state of Texas. The Texas Association for Home Care and Hospice (TAHC&H) is committed to protecting the right of individuals, particularly those with chronic illness or disability, to receive reliable, quality health care in the comfort of their own home.

Visit the TAHC&H website to find a licensed homecare provider. Texas only. 

Home Care Challenges

Texas’s home care and hospice frontline health care workers provide medically necessary services to Texas’ most vulnerable individuals with disabilities and significant illnesses. Home care agencies are facing extraordinary challenges that impact their ability to provide quality, affordable in-home services for their patients.

 

Following the pandemic and its effects on the workforce and our economy, the industry is fighting an unprecedented crisis. Due to workforce shortages, chronically low funding that is outpaced by rising health care costs and inflation, and regulatory hurdles that delay industry innovation, home care providers in Texas can no longer overcome the challenges they face on a daily basis.

 

Without action from our leaders, the home care industry and the half million Texas families we serve will be left without the care they rely on, driving up costs and leaving vulnerable patients at risk.

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HOME CARE IN THE NEWS

How our Statesman investigation led lawmakers to take action on care for the disabled

How our Statesman investigation led lawmakers to take action on care for the disabled

After years of ignoring life-threatening problems in the state’s catastrophically underfunded system of home and community care for people with disabilities, lawmakers vowed this week to take action to improve safety for disabled clients and raise pay for the caretakers they depend on.

Low pay leading to less home care workers to help disabled, elderly people

Low pay leading to less home care workers to help disabled, elderly people

December 27, 2022 - Shirley Montalvo, who has quadriplegia, is proud of her independence, but she relies on a caregiver that helps her live her life and get ready to go out and work. She’s been waiting months to find someone to help her full-time.

Texas Legislature should boost private duty nursing rates

Texas Legislature should boost private duty nursing rates

December 25, 2022 - At least 10 Texas families won’t be spending the holidays at home this year. Instead, loved ones will gather in hospitals across the state to be with their medically fragile children – a sad scenario that could be avoided.

Honor Home Care Month by stepping up for Texas patients: Rachel Hammon

Honor Home Care Month by stepping up for Texas patients: Rachel Hammon

November 18, 2022 - Home care is more than health care. It’s a mother’s sigh of relief when a trusted nurse enters her home to ensure safe and effective care for her medically complex child, or a husband holding his wife’s hand as she receives comfortable end-of-life care in the bed they’ve shared for decades.

'The worst compensated job in Texas' | Texas is facing a worsening home caregiver shortage

'The worst compensated job in Texas' | Texas is facing a worsening home caregiver shortage

October 28, 2022 - For more than two decades, Gene Rodgers has depended on a community-based caregiver to come into his home to help give him life-sustaining care that includes helping him in and out of bed, getting dressed and assisting him with meal preparation.

Lower wages and burnout worsening home nursing shortage for families

Lower wages and burnout worsening home nursing shortage for families

October 26, 2022 - Families with medically dependent children, and seniors who require care at home, are struggling to find home care nurses. Lower wages and burnout, however are making the nursing shortage worse.

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