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COVID-19 Vaccination Options
Published on: 2/5/2021
A long-term Care COVID-19 Vaccination Options document has been released.

The resource document provides COVID-19 vaccination options to:
* Nursing Facilities
* Assisted-Living Facilities
* State Supported Living Centers
* Community-based intermediate care facilities for individuals with an intellectual disability or related condition, regardless of size
* Small group home residence settings (three and four person residences) that are owned and operated by certified Home and Community-based Services Medicaid Waiver Program providers.

Click the title of this article to access the link to the document.
State Infusion Hotline Now Active to Request Monoclonal Antibodies
Published on: 2/4/2021
HHSC Long-term Care Regulation and the Department of State Health Services are encouraging long-term care providers to contact the State Infusion Hotline at 1-800-742-5990 to request infusions of monoclonal antibodies and a medical team at their facility. LTC providers set up to provide infusions may also request immediate delivery of monoclonal antibody therapeutics to their facility.
Essential Caregiver Training
Do you know someone that needs to take the Essential Caregiver Training to be able to visit their loved one? If so, TORCH offers a one hour certified class that will give you just that. You can purchase the class for a one time fee of $15.00 that will give you 30 days to take the class. Go to https://www.txtorch.com/ect for details!

COVID-19

"Caring for the Caregiver" Weekly COVID-19 Support
Published on: 8/5/2020
Michelle Zadrozny, LCSW-S and The Central Texas Home Care Coalition are providing FREE weekly support sessions for paid caregivers every Saturday at 1:00 PM Central Time.

Michelle is a licensed clinical social worker and she developed a Peer support and training curriculum for Caregivers last year with a grant from NDWA. It is more informal support - each group starts off with a check in and introductions, and then the group provides support (Peer and facilitated) to Caregivers on anything that comes up. The session usually ends with a brief grounding meditation. Themes are around coping with the uncertainty and anxiety around COVID-19, and working amidst increased risk for essential workers.

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Searchable Regulations Document available
Published on: 7/7/2020
TORCH has published a searchable copy of the 2020 HHSC Regulations, and it is available on the TORCH Store.

Education

Manager's Courses available online
Published on: 7/7/2020
TORCH continues to host Manager's Courses online monthly.