Special Initiatives


Nursing Home Options Counseling

The North Central Texas Aging and Disability Resource Center serves as the Local Contact Agency (LCA) for nursing home residents who don’t receive Medicaid residents and are interested in returning to the community. Our options counselors work with residents, family members and others to identify long-term services and supports that promote independent living. Nursing homes are required to refer residents who, during the MDS assessment, express a desire to return to the community, don’t have active discharge plans, and wish to speak to someone about the possibility of relocating. For more information, call 877-229-9084 or 817-695-9165, or email btatum@nctcog.org.

Nursing Home Relocation

The North Central Texas Council of Governments serves as the Local Contact Agency (LCA) for nursing home residents who receive Medicaid residents and are interested in returning to the community. Our options counselors work with residents, family members and others to secure housing, arrange community-based services, and access transition grants. Nursing homes are required to refer residents who, during the MDS assessment, express a desire to return to the community, don’t have active discharge plans, and wish to speak to someone about the possibility of relocating. For more information, call 800-272-3921, extension 7398 or 7193.

A Matter of Balance

Through a special grant from the Administration for Community Living, the North Central Texas Aging and Disability Resource Center welcomes people of all ages to participate in its “A Matter of Balance” fall prevention workshops. Workshops are held as a series of eight two-hour sessions—offered either once a week for eight weeks or two a week for four weeks. There’s no cost to participate, although pre-registration is required. To see what classes are already scheduled, go to http://www.nctadrc.org/calendar.asp. Other classes are being formed. For more information or registration, contact Dr. Laura Wolfe at 972-978-1371 or lwolfe@nctcog.org.

Medicare Benefits and Fraud Workshops

The North Central Texas’ Community Outreach Coordinator Felecia Warner conducts presentations on Medicare benefits, including those for persons with low incomes. In addition, volunteer benefits counselors conduct presentations on how to prevent, detect, and report Medicare fraud. For more information contact Dr. Jan Henning at 817-695-9197 or jhenning@nctcog.org.

Housing Navigation

The North Central Texas Aging and Disability Resource Center contracts with Mascari Corporation to provide housing navigation services. These services include maintaining working relationships with local (city and county) public housing authorities and other housing providers; building working relationships with housing developers; analyzing complex housing policies and plans; and conducting an inventory of independent integrated, accessible and affordable housing. To access the North Central Texas housing inventory, go to http://www.nctadrc.org/housing.asp and select the Affordable Housing Inventory link.

Chronic Disease Self-Management and Diabetes Self-Management

Through a special grant from the Administration for Community Living (ACL), adults of all ages who have chronic conditions (e.g., arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, and chronic pain) can participate in free workshops. Workshops meet once a week for six consecutive weeks and cover topics such as dealing with stress and insomnia, evaluating new treatments, and talking to your doctor. For more information contact Dr. Laura Wolfe at 972-978-1371 or lwolfe@nctcog.org.