The Alzheimer's Association Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter consists of families, caregivers, scientists, health professionals, and concerned citizens who are committed to finding a cure for Alzheimer's Disease and to easing the burden of Alzheimer's Disease and related disorders on patients and their families and loved ones.
Founded in 1987, the Center on Aging is an interdisciplinary center, focused on improving the quality of life for an aging society through research, education, patient care, community service and institutional development. The Center engages in research related to stroke survivors and their caregivers, pressure ulcer prevention and treatment, health-related quality of life, and other aging-related topics. Gerontological nursing content is integrated into the nursing curriculum, and shared through workshops, online conferences, and community presentations. The Center advocates for quality patient care through the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program that serves over 250 assisted living and 93 nursing facilities in Harris County.
The Consortium on Aging was established to lead UTHealth in meeting the challenge of providing quality health care for the growing elderly population in Houston. The Consortium is a university-wide collaborative effort that leverages the existing strengths and expertise of all the UTHealth schools, including the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Public Health, Biomedical Informatics, and Biomedical Sciences. Focusing on aging-related interdisciplinary care, education, research, and community outreach, the role of the Consortium is to foster collaboration among the schools and centers of UTHealth
The Geriatric and Palliative Medicine program has been developed to provide comprehensive specialty care targeted toward the needs of frail elderly persons. Our program is designed to include patients with memory or functional deficits; individuals with social situations that impact their care, those with mobility problems or stroke victims; those who require long term pain control and victims of elder abuse and neglect.
The Harris County Area Agency on Aging (HCAAA) is part of a nationwide network coordinating supportive services for the elderly as mandated by the Older Americans Act of 1965 and its subsequent amendments. The HCAAA plans and contracts services for senior citizens throughout Harris County. With the Area Agency on Aging acting as an advocate, awareness of the needs of the elderly increases through services that assist the elderly and their families with options that promote independence, well-being and dignity. The HCAAA's programs are tailored to meet the social, nutritional, educational and logistical needs of all Harris County residents age 60 and above. Nutrition services include the home-delivered meal program for the homebound elderly and the congregate meal program at senior centers throughout Harris County. HCAAA offers in-home services, caregiver training and other supportive services.
The City of Houston multi-service centers provide various services to the different communities throughout the City of Houston. An example of these services is child care (day care), senior programs, rental space, etc. Agencies that are housed with in the centers provide services to the community. All of the agencies are not housed within all centers. When possible, links to the various service agencies have been provided.
Sheltering Arms Senior Services' mission is to promote the dignity and independence of older adults through service, advocacy and support for caregivers. With your support, we make this dream a reality for as many seniors as possible.