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Info: Covid Vaccine Access

  Family Eldercare believes everyone who needs a COVID-19 vaccine should get one. We are focused on ensuring high-risk older adults and adults with disabilities receive the information, resources, and support they need to get vaccinated.   Statewide Program Aimed at Vaccinations for Homebound Older Adults “[Texas] is set to receive 1.5 million doses of…Read More

Not Just A Fan. A New Life.

Lisa White, one of Family Eldercare’s licensed mental health counselors, shares her remarkable journey with her client Cheryl. It all started with a box fan. I met Cheryl during one of our typical sweltering summers last year. This was during the height of COVID-19. She was sheltering at home and it was HOT. Cheryl couldn’t…Read More

Older American’s Month: Olivia

There’s one thing you must know about Olivia Ussery. She loves to help people. “I’ve always had love in my heart. Even as a child,” she says. “I guess I was born this way.” Olivia’s got sunshine on a cloudy day. If you face a struggle, she’ll rush to your side. She’s 89-years young and…Read More

Why You Should Care About Advance Planning

–Kay Riley knows the legal system can be intimidating.  Her job is to guide you through it.  She provides advance care planning services at Family Eldercare.  To her, the job is personal. This is her story.– My first job was answering phones at a family law firm. I started out knowing nothing. I’ve now gained…Read More

Family Eldercare Statement in Support of AAPI

Family Eldercare proudly serves and employs Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Austinites. Like other ethnic groups whose communities reflect different national origins, or whose descendants once held a different citizenship, AAPI communities face long histories of discrimination and violence in the United States. In light of the targeted violence and deaths in Atlanta, we…Read More

Our Vision for 2021

Our vision for 2021 is to expand our partnerships and voice to ensure Central Texans have a supportive place to call home. We will focus our advocacy efforts primarily on four major areas of concern for our community. Addressing the eviction crisis and shortages in affordable housing In August, we joined forces with the Austin…Read More