Volume XXXI, Number 2
February 2016


A Texas-Based Educational Project from The Eden Alternative®

Funded by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services

It Can Be Different…

Successful person-directed care, and the culture change it involves, depends on strong leadership as its most essential ingredient. We are seeking 400 inspired, passionate leaders from 100 Texas long-term care communities. An exciting new grant project is coming to Texas that will support the goals of the Texas Health Care Association’s Commitment to Care initiative.

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This project supports the goals of THCA’s



This project will help you…

  • Build a leadership toolkit to drive positive change in your organization;
  • Experience cutting edge training at minimal cost to your organization;
  • Access peer networks with opportunities to share best practices;
  • Gain strategies from seasoned leaders and culture change experts; and
  • Create a sustainable leadership legacy within the organization.

Download complete project details.

Review Frequently Asked Questions for the project.

Learn more – watch this ON-DEMAND informational webinar.

Your participation in this 2-year educational project is funded…

To benefit from grant funds, participating organizations must…   
~ Be Medicare / Medicaid participating nursing homes
~ Enroll a team of 4 formal leaders, who commit to…

  1. Attending 3 unique educational experiences that build on each other experientially (below);
  2. Actively applying what they have learned back in their organizations;
  3. Engaging in an online coaching event with professional consultants skilled in supporting organizational change in long-term care; and
  4. Participating in all aspects of a comprehensive evaluation process.



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Our Project Partners Are… TX+HCA




Register for project participation…

To receive fully-funded registration privileges, you must be an employee of a Medicare and/or Medicaid participating Texas nursing home. If you have questions about eligibility, please email or call (585) 461-3951, x3058.

Register Now

Questions? Send email 

or  call

585-461-3951 x3058

Learn more about creating a person-directed, organizational culture through the Eden Alternative Philosophy…

To listen to the informational webinar that was held Wednesday February 3rd, featuring more information about both of the Eden Alternative Grant Projects click here.

“COMMITMENT TO CARE” – THCA 2016 Spring Conference & Resource Fair


 Legislative Update

Notice: Before you e-mail your legislator, make sure you have the latest address.  As of February 1, House and Senate e-mail addresses have been updated from @house.state.tx.us and @senate.state.tx.us to @house.texas.gov and @senate.texas.gov


 Commitment to Care

  • On-Demand Informational Webinar Available: Leveraging Leadership to Drive Sustainable Change

If you have any questions about the THCA Commitment to Care Initiative or would like to share your facilities successes please contact Gloria Bean-Williams by email or call (512) 458-1257.


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