Report: Abuse In Texas Nursing Homes On The Rise

Posted on 01/26/2015 by | Texas | Comments

Press Texas is facing a dramatic rise in elderly abuse inside Texas nursing homes, according to a recent report by KVUE-TV in Austin. The report also said that despite millions of taxpayer dollars being spent to help run the facilities, the State of Texas is failing to hold nursing homes accountable for continued neglect. In addition, a segment of the five-part , KVUE-TV “State of Neglect” report focused on an increase in medication errors in Texas nursing homes and noted a …

Advocating For Change; Keeping the Lights On

Posted on 10/20/2014 by | Texas | Comments

Press By Mark Hollis AARP Texas AUSTIN, Texas — If you’re Janee Briesemeister, the frequent flyer miles add up quickly. In nearly three decades of advocacy for American consumers, Alaska and Hawaii are the only states Briesemeister hasn’t visited for her work. An undisputed national expert on energy, telecommunications and other utility issues, Briesemeister is a well-traveled, Austin-based champion for a host of consumer causes like making utility bills easier to understand and home energy costs more affordable. The former radio …

Texas Ranks a Dismal 49th

Posted on 06/19/2014 by | AARP Texas | Comments

Press New scorecard ranks Lone Star State in terms of long-term quality of care and quality of life State watchdog to examine the future of agency that licenses nursing homes and long term services at June 24-25 hearing AUSTIN, TX– Just days before the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission examines the future of the state agency that regulates long-term care services in Texas, a national report released today by AARP ranks Texas 49th in “Quality of Care and Quality of Life”, a …

AARP, Brownsville to Make City Age Friendly

Posted on 06/4/2014 by | AARP Texas | Comments

Press Brownsville Mayor Tony Martinez and AARP representatives will officially announced details of the innovative initiative, “Age-Friendly Communities,” in a press conference this morning. These communities meet the needs of their residents, a place where residents feel safe and included. It is that desire to make our cities accessible to all that’s fueling the AARP and the World Health Organization (WHO) “Age-Friendly Communities” effort in Brownsville. Mayor Martinez said the city has committed to joining the Age Friendly Communities effort. “The …

AARP Texas Bolsters Communications Team in Houston, Rio Grande Valley

Posted on 04/30/2014 by | AARP Texas | Comments

Press Juanita Jiménez-Soto becomes new Associate State Director of Communication AARP Texas officials announced today that veteran TV broadcast journalist Juanita Jiménez-Soto has been hired as the new Associate State Director of Communications, serving the Houston and Rio Grande Valley markets. The Los Fresnos native joins an AARP Texas team that advocates on behalf of more than two million 50+ Texans on key issues that affect our communities. Ms. Jiménez-Soto comes to AARP with more than four years of online content …

AARP Honors Representative Linda Harper-Brown’s Leadership

Posted on 02/14/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Press AARP Honors Representative Linda Harper-Brown for Her Leadership  Nine legislators honored for their efforts on behalf of older Texans IRVING, TEXAS–AARP Texas is recognizing the work of State Representative Linda Harper-Brown of Irving by presenting her with a 2013 Legislative Leadership Award. The award recognizes Representative Harper-Brown’s leadership in supporting a “Complete Streets” law in Texas that encourages transportation planners and decision makers to think in terms of access and safety when planning communities or renovating streets. This legislation wouldn’t …