Long-Term Care

Texas Appleseed envisions an approach to long-term care that reflects the preferences and vigorously protects the rights of elderly Texans and people with disabilities. 

Most long-term care is delivered at home by spouses, family members, and friends. Because of a health condition or lack of resources, however, many Texans currently or will eventually require care from a nursing home or assisted living facility.

Unfortunately, a vicious cycle of underfunding, inadequate staffing, and negligent oversight leads these facilities too often to cut corners, ultimately to the detriment of the health, well-being, and dignity of the people in their care.

We create tools and conduct original research to educate a range of people, including family members, nursing facility residents, and others about how to navigate long-term care, as well as to empower Texans to advocate for important policy changes.

Team Members

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Ann Baddour

Fair Financial Services Project

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Gabriella C. McDonald

Deputy Director

Key Statistics

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The number of nursing homes in Texas

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Average monthly cost of a private nursing home room in Texas

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The number of assisted living facilities in Texas