Articles by TSHL Members on Aging Issues

Author Title
Alan Abraham
Amarillo, TX
DADS in the Long-Term Health Care Facility. Article focuses on the mission of DADS reviewing two major systems; Ombudsman System and Surveyor system and Article cites website resources for information relating to quality care and DADS information hotline. (July 2013)
Rudy Cantu
Corpus Christi, TX
Older Generation Population Trends in Texas. This article states that Texas is one of the fastest states in the nation with a large percentage of our population growing older. The article includes data relating to 65 + Texans and implications relating to economy, infrastructure and increase of older Hispanics. References are provided for additional information related to the data. (July 2013)
Betty Streckfuss, RN
Spring, TX
Wellness in the Senior Years. Article answers the question: "How does one move forward with a degree of wellbeing over one's own future?" Links are made to videos, websites and recommended books. (July 2013)
Betty Streckfuss, RN
Spring, TX
Trends in Senior Health Care. Article focusing on trends in home care, aging in place, chronic disease care and health care planning. Current references and additional online reading are provided. (July 2013)
Betty Streckfuss, RN
Spring, TX
Future Health Status of Seniors. Question: "As the government cuts spending in seniors, as depression grips those on the edge of retirement and jobless rates climb with retirement benefits being exhausted, where will the next decade find the level of wellness in those over 60?" (July 2013)
Betty Streckfuss, RN
Spring, TX
The Green House Project. The two page article examines the transition to a new model of nursing home care which addresses a new philosophy of care, architectural revision and structural changes in the organization of retirement or skilled care facilities. (July 2013)