WELCOME

Welcome to Texas Advocates for Nursing Home Residents (TANHR), a non-profit, volunteer organization advocating improvement in the quality of life and care of Texas nursing home residents .

TANHR is not associated with or funded by nursing homes or health care companies.

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The mission of TANHR as an organization is to make a positive difference in nursing home care, social welfare and the environmental conditions of nursing home residents.  We accomplish this mission through the following means:  TANHR communicates, through disbursement of information via electronic technology, on legislative changes, recent nursing happenings, upcoming educational programs and family council activities.  TANHR regularly visits nursing home and assisted living residents.  If there is visual evidence of unacceptable resident care, we address it to the staff and work to get it resolved.  TANHR members counsel with family members on issues and suggest options that address their issues.  TANHR educates families regarding nursing home regulations, resident placement and where to report abuse and neglect.  We sponsor educational programs, assist in organizing family councils and speak to family councils.  TANHR will provide one free “Nursing Home Family Council Manual” per family council organization.

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This post was written by master on August 30, 2008

The TANHR newsletter is published quarterly and is available for download here .  Please submit any comments or suggestions regarding the newsletter to

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PLAN OF CARE

Families and residents have the right to participate in developing a meaningful and effective resident care plan.  Families may request a Care Plan meeting with the social worker if they see a change in their residents’ medical needs, loss of mental or physical abilities or they devlop a fever or allergies or other changes.

It is important that families monitor the proposed changes developed at the Care Plan meeting and that the staff follows through with the changes.

For more information on a Care Plan meeting, call TANHR at (972) 572-6330 or (800) 826-4748.

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Texas Advocates for Nursing Home Residents (TANHR)
P.O. Box 68     DeSoto, TX 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: (972) 572-7954
E-mail:

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This post was written by master on August 29, 2008