Apply for Free HHSC Advanced Person-Centered Behavior Training

The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is receiving funding to provide Advanced Person-Centered Behavior Training for 20 Nursing Facilities (NFs) that have residents with dementia. This free training will take place in November at selected NFs between Monday and Saturday, for three consecutive days.

NF staff will understand the most effective methods of care for residents with dementia, including those who display challenging behaviors. They will also learn how to provide residents diagnosed with dementia with an individualized care plan to address their specific challenging behaviors. Understanding the different types of dementia and the individualized care of residents will assist NFs in decreasing their use of antipsychotic medications. Data collected from this training will help HHSC implement best practices to be used in other NFs around the state.

Facilities can either:

  • Nominate themselves.
  • Be nominated by another source by completing this short survey.

The nomination process ends November 3, 2017. Selected NFs will be notified in November. Training will begin December 2017

NFs are encouraged to have all staff participate in the training, including RNs, LVNs, DONs, LNFAs, housekeeping, LSWs, dietary aides and other contract positons. If your facility is not selected, additional opportunities to participate will be available in the future. Email questions to