The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) was created to administer long-term services and support for those who are aging and for those with intellectual or physical disabilities. DADS also licenses and regulates providers of these services, and administers the state's Guardianship program.
This state program is part of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and provides needs such as Adult Foster Care, Community Attendant Services, Community Based Alternatives, Community Living Assistance and Support Services, Consumer Managed Personal Attendant Services, Day Activity and Health Services, Deaf and Blind with Multiple Disabilities, Emergency Response Services, Family Care Services, Home Delivered Meals, Hospice Services, In-Home and Family Support Programs, Medically Dependent Children Program, Primary Home Care, Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, Residential Care, and Special Services to Persons with Disabilities.
DADS may be able to help pay for things such as medicine, glasses, hearing aids, scooters, wheelchairs, and home nurses. They also have services that allow 24/7 electric monitoring by providing you with a home alarm button to press during emergencies. The benefits that DADS provides range anywhere from medical assistance to classes on how to care for those with disabilities. Each department provides various levels of assistance or other resources to help achieve your personal needs. DADS is a great source to begin with on your journey to an easier life.
To find out if you are eligible for DADS or to find out more about the program, click on the following link: http://www.dads.state.tx.us/services/index.cfm or call 1-800-458-9858. If you don't qualify for DADS services, there may still be resources available to you online or their offices may be able to provide you some sort of direction.