Welcome to TANHR 

Texas Advocates for Nursing Home Residents



Our Mission

TANHR'S Accomplishments


The Founding of TANHR

How to contact TANHR

TANHR is not associated with or funded by any nursing home or health care company.  TANHR does not give out, trade, or sell our membership list.

TANHR sponsors a variety of educational programs.
Examples include:
 * Crimes in long-term care
 * Current changes in nursing home legislation
 * Residents' Rights presentations, including in-services for     . .. nursing home staff
 * Role of Family Councils and how to organize them
 * Enforcement of nursing home regulations

TANHR also publishes newsletters informing our members of current developments and news items on various topics of interest to nursing home residents. Board members visit nursing home residents and encourage visitation by families, friends, and volunteers.

In the past year, many families contacted TANHR about receiving 30-day notices from the facility to transfer their resident to another facility. Most families are afraid to appeal the notices. They feel threatened by the staff and are afraid to file an appeal for fear of abuse to the resident or that the facility will say they do not qualify for a medical necessity.

In August 2005, TANHR members assisted in care of the Katrina Hurricane residents coming from Houston on buses to Dallas County. We supplied information to Katrina evacuee residents and donated food and clothing to resident victims.

TANHR is a member of the National Citizens' Coalition for Nursing Home Reform. We work with them on national issues affecting residents in Texas nursing homes.

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TANHR needs your support.  Our only source of funding is through membership contributions and other donations.      Your contributions enable us to maintain this Web site and our office, as well as other activities.  We depend solely on the generosity of people like you to continue much of our work.  We appreciate your help, and suggest you use a form like this:

I am enclosing [$25 or $50 or other].
Name___________________ Telephone_________
Donation in memory of_______________________
   or in honor of_____________________________

make your check payable to TANHR and send to the address below. A  brochure about TANHR is available upon request.


Texas Advocates for Nursing Home Residents (TANHR) was incorporated in 1989.  There were four people who got together for several months before that and worked to get the by-laws written, the 501(c)3 application approved, and incorporation papers in place.  We have grown from those four on the Board of Directors to ten.
We have TANHR Units (chapters) in several areas of the state. 
Our membership is made up of  people from across the state.
Our mission when we organized was to work to improve quality of life and care of Texas nursing home residents.  That is still our mission.

Thank you for looking at our Web site.  Come back again.  You will find added information from time to time.


Texas Advocates for Nursing Home Residents
P.O. Box 68
DeSoto,  Texas  75123-0068
Phone: (972)572-6330   Fax: (972)572-7954
Toll Free Phone:  (888)TANHR4U  [(888)826-4748]

Austin Office:
Phone: (512)719-4757
Fax:     (512)719-5057



Thank You for visiting TANHR!

TANHR is a non-profit, volunteer organization working to improve the quality of life and care of Texas nursing home RESIDENTS.

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Texas Advocates for Nursing Home Residents (TANHR)
P.O. Box 68    DeSoto,  Texas  75123-0068
Call our toll free number: (888)TANHR4U   [(888)826-4748].
In the Dallas area call us at:  (972)572-6330.
Our Fax number is (972)572-7954.

The organization and presentation of all information on this site is ©2007 by Texas Advocates for Nursing Home Residents.