Baytown Sun: Focused Care donates turkeys to local seniors

By Matt Hollis

Nov 25, 2021

 

Focused Care has stepped up to the plate in the spirit of Thanksgiving and donated turkeys to the Baytown Senior Center.

Seniors at the center went through a drive-thru to get their turkey and a bag of trimmings complete with stuffing mix, potatoes, cranberries, sweet potatoes, and gravy.

“This is fantastic,” Dave Weber, Baytown Senior Center activity director.

Weber said he spoke to Becky Davis, Focused Post-Acute Care Partners Baytown community liaison, to help the seniors out.

“She got a hold of her boss, and they said they would help with anything we ever need,” Weber said. “So, I took her up on it. I asked Becky if she could get this to happen. And she made it happen.”

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Baytown Sun: Focused Care Baytown Communities Donate and Deliver Turkeys to Baytown Senior Center For Thanksgiving Meal

Baytown, TX – Four Focused Care Baytown area skilled nursing care communities are pooling their resources and showing their gratitude to local seniors by donating 24 turkeys to the Baytown Senior Center so it can host a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Inflationary prices, food insecurity and trimmer budgets are putting a damper on the holiday meal for many families this season so Focused Care wants to ensure Baytown seniors do not go without a turkey for their centerpiece entrée as folks gather next week for Thanksgiving.

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News West 9: Group of veterans visits Focused Care Midland to honor veterans

By: Jonathan Polasek
November 12, 2021

A day in which veterans are honored for their service, one group of veterans wanted to do something a little different.

Veterans Day is a day to honor those who have served, but one group of veterans went out to honor other veterans to show them that they love and care for them.

For a lot of the veterans at Focused Care Midland, this Veterans Day was an exciting time. They got to meet with other veterans and share their own experiences.

“Some are very excited, of course I don’t know, they may just wanna talk to anybody but because we are part of their veteran family, they’re much more comfortable. It’s not like we don’t have to say ‘hello my name is, this my name is that.’ We can just sit down and say ‘hey where did you serve? Hey I was there,'” Darrell Thornton, an Air Force veteran who went to visit, said.

It’s something like that gives these veterans a sense of community with the veterans that came today.

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Skilled Nursing News: Texas Nursing Homes to Receive $200M after State Lawmakers Pass Bill

By Alex Zorn | October 20, 2021

As a way to pump some much needed funding into nursing homes to help with staffing shortages, Texas lawmakers passed Senate Bill 8, also known as the ARPA Funds bill, which includes financial support for long-term care in the state.

The bill proposes $200 million as grants for nursing homes and $178.3 million in grants for assisted living facilities, home health agencies, community attendants and facilities that serve individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities in an intermediate care facility.

It authorizes the use of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds as a way to help these facilities recruit and retain staff.

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