For Immediate Release Contact:Rebecca Reid
February 19, 2016 410-212-3843
State Senator Royce West Visits
Senior Care Health and Rehabilitation Center –
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
Dallas, TX – State Senator Royce West, D-23, visited Senior Care Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dallas 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 Shelia Noble, Administrator for Senior Care Health and Rehabilitation Center. “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 Health & Rehabilitation 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 Health & Rehabilitation.
“It is a priority for me to see to the needs of seniors who have over the years, done the job of taking care of us all. Now it is our turn,” said Senator West. “Providing quality care to our current seniors and preparing for future increases in the senior population requires careful planning by long term care providers and the entire healthcare community. I always enjoy meeting with senior residents and their valued caregivers. As policymakers, we must recognize the need to provide for a robust, well-trained and dedicated workforce whose goals are to enhance the quality of life for those now aging, but still deserving to be treated with care, dignity and respect.”
Noble 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 West 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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