September 5, 2017


CONTACT: Jim Suydam


Employees worked and sacrificed through Hurricane Harvey to provide quality care


AUSTIN, TX —While the Gulf Coast was deluged with a record rainfall from Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath, countless Texans stepped up to minimize the suffering.

Among these were hundreds of men and women who work in long term care facilities.

The Texas Health Care Association (THCA), which represents more than 550 long term care and assisted living facilities across the state, wants to help them. Through their Education Foundation, they have created the Heroes of Long Term Care Hurricane Relief Fund to help the staff of their members impacted by the storm, according to THCA President and CEO Kevin Warren.

“Staff in these facilities worked long hours through extremely difficult circumstances to make sure the care of residents was not disrupted and that they were kept safe,” Warren said. “Unfortunately, some returned to find that their homes or other valuable property had been damaged or destroyed. In some of these cases, the damage may have been worse because they were not there to protect their possessions.”

“The Heroes of Long Term Care Hurricane Relief Fund gives us a chance to give back to those who gave so much during Harvey to our state’s most vulnerable residents. We want to help them put their lives back together and show them we are grateful for everything they did.”

To donate, visit the Heroes of Long Term Care Hurricane Relief Fund website at

About THCA
Founded in 1950, the Texas Health Care Association (THCA) is the largest long-term care association in Texas. THCA’s membership is comprised of several hundred licensed non-profit and for-profit skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), specialized rehabilitation facilities and assisted living facilities in Texas. These facilities provide comprehensive, around-the-clock nursing care for chronically ill or short-term residents of all ages, along with rehabilitative and specialized medical programs. THCA also represents more than 190 long-term care businesses that provide products and services to the state’s approximately 2,850 nursing homes and assisted living facilities. To learn more, visit or connect with THCA on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.