For Immediate Release Contact: Rebecca Reid
March 15, 2016 410-212-3843
State Senator Kel Seliger Visits
Senior Care of Midland –
Meets with Local Caregivers and Residents on
the Quality of Long Term Care
Texas Nursing Home Providers Speak to Challenges in Nursing Home Care as Aging Population Rapidly Increases Across State
Midland, TX – State Senator Kel Seliger, R-31, visited Senior Care of Midland today to see firsthand the latest care strategies in long term care and how direct caregivers are able to increase health outcomes and the quality of life for Texas seniors.
“The most recent population data indicates that 3.2 million Texans are currently over the age of 65 – a number that is expected to grow to 7.5 million by 2040. Similarly, the percentage of people ages 85 and older is expected to double over the same span,” noted Rob Burrus, Interim Administrator for Senior Care of Midland. “Meeting with our state lawmakers and showing them firsthand the quality of care we provide as well as discussing the challenges long term care providers face with an influx of elderly residents in the future, is the first step to ensuring the very best care for Texas seniors.”
Senior Care of Midland is a Senior Care Centers nursing facility that promotes personalized nursing care in addition to medical and rehabilitation treatments. Providing meaningful activities for residents designed to stimulate the mind and strengthen the body and delivering consistent, compassionate care targeted to improved health and quality of life is the ongoing mission at Senior Care of Midland.
“Midland has a rich history and many of our seniors helped build a prosperous foundation that has caused this city to be one of the fastest growing towns in the state,” said Senator Seliger. “We need to ensure that the long term health care infrastructure is sound, effective and enhances the quality of life for nursing home patients. Skilled nursing care is an integral part of the health care continuum and I applaud the dedicated caregivers who have chosen this profession and stay true to the mission of caring for the elderly.”
Burrus noted, “It is critical that Texas long term care providers and state leaders work together to create stability in the long term care sector and we appreciate Senator Seliger taking the time today to see our facility and meet with the heart and soul of our nursing home – our caregivers and residents.”
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