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Recent News from Family Eldercare

Family Eldercare Statement on #BlackLivesMatter

Family Eldercare staff and leadership composed a public statement in support of #BlackLivesMatter. As experts on the journey of aging, we are not only on the frontlines of aging, poverty, disability, homelessness, and racism, we are leaders in setting an industry standard. Our mission is to ensure that those whom we serve and represent have…Read More

Take Action: Eviction Crisis Advocacy

  Our advocacy on the eviction crisis continues. We’re calling on Governor Abbott to release the billions in unspent CARES Act funding to support the rental assistance needs of Texas renters and landlords.  We’re also calling on our elected officials in DC to pass the HEREOS Act so that we can stabilize our economy and…Read More

Take Action this Veterans Day

On this Veterans Day, don’t thank a Veteran for their service. Instead ask them, “You good? A 2011 Pew Research Center report found that Americans have little or no understanding of the problems faced by those in the military. I wonder how much further the understanding gap widens when Americans are asked, “How has COVID-19…Read More

Family Eldercare closing In-Home Care Program After 25 Years of Service

  We have made the difficult decision to close our In-home Care services program, effective October 31, 2020, after 25 years of providing older adults and adults with disabilities personalized care at home. The decision was not an easy one, but necessary based on several factors, including unduly burdensome state and federal requirements, the struggle…Read More

Family Eldercare Stands Against Changes to the Social Work Code of Conduct

This past week, the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners (TSBSWE) and Behavioral Health Executive Council (BHEC) voted to alter the Texas Social Work Code of Conduct. The change would allow social workers to discriminate based on a client’s disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. Not only is this change inconsistent with…Read More

Statement on the Passing of Michael Hickson

First and foremost, we express our deepest condolences to all who loved and cared for Michael Hickson. Family Eldercare does not seek the responsibility of Guardianship, but we accept the responsibility when appointed by the Court to serve as Guardian of individuals that have been determined to be incapacitated adults.  As advocates for older adults…Read More