Texas HB 2588 was signed by the governor on June 20, 2015 and is effective September 1, 2015. It relates to disclosures by nursing facilities and assisted living facilities regarding certification or classification to provide specialized care, treatment, or personal care services to residents with Alzheimer's disease or related disorders.
Section 242.202(d), Health and Safety Code, is amended to read as follows:  
(d) The disclosure statement must include:
  • The facility’s philosophy of care.
  • Whether the institution is certified in specialized care in the treatment of residents with Alzheimer’s disease.
  • How the facility is staffed, including staff training and resident-to-staff ratio.
  • Resident assessment, care planning, and implementing the care planning.
  • Systems that evaluate the institution’s programs for residents.
  • Program costs.
Dementia Care Specialists Can Help You Meet the Training Requirements!

Helping You Train Staff
Dementia care units and facilities across the US use our Dementia Capable Care training program to raise the standard for memory care. Training focuses on information about Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, discusses how to communicate with people who have dementia and their families, and centers on how to maximize function, safety, independence, and quality of life for residents with dementia.

How to Get Training
Our training can be tailored to the unique needs of your facility, staff, and residents. With our train-the-trainer option, select staff can be certified to teach the Dementia Capable Care training program to other staff on a continuing basis. We have numerous public programs coming up throughout the US, and customizable on-site training is also available.