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Not Forgotten:  Protecting Americans From Abuse and Neglect in Nursing Homes By Chrystal Griggs, Regional Ombudsman for Central Texas Council of Governments On March 6, 2019, the Senate Finance Committee, chaired by Senator Grassley, held a hearing entitled, “Not Forgotten: Protecting Americans From Abuse and Neglect in Nursing Homes.” After opening statements from Chairman Grassley and Ranking Member Senator Ron Wyden, the daughters of two nursing home residents gave heartbreaking and distressing

Caregiving Tips for Alzheimer's and Dementia Thanks again to Delia Jervier from the Capital of Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association for visiting AAACT at Central Texas Council of Governments this past week. Jervier shared great insight on caregiving for dementia and Alzheimer's patients. One point she discussed was that as loved ones digress, there is a tendency to revert to their native language, making communication with facility staff difficult. One example

Conquer your fear of falling with our free 8-week class held on Fridays starting April 26 at 1-3 p.m. This class teaches you to understand your fears and stay active with easy exercises. We'll also cover how to make safety improvements at your home, communicate with your healthcare team and family, change "fall-ty" habits, and more. Class Reviews from A Matter of Balance We conducted a survey at our last class and