TCOG Announces Web Based Care Facility Locator

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TCOG Announces Web Based Care Facility Locator

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TCOG Announces Web Based Care Facility Locator

SHERMAN, May 5, 2016 – Dr. Susan Thomas, Executive Director of Texoma Council of Governments (TCOG) announced today an addition to the TXHousingSearch.org web-site currently used by the Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) Program. The Care Facility Locator provides instant access to information about residential care accommodations for elderly and disabled persons.

“Individuals can use the site plus it will be one more tool for local agencies and caregivers to use as they assist clients in determining and locating the best services available to meet their individual needs.” – Susan B. Thomas, PhD, Executive Director

The online tool maps licensed residential care facilities located within Bowie, Cass, Cooke, Cooke, Delta, Fannin, Franklin, Grayson, Lamar, Hopkins, Lamar, Morris, Red River and Titus counties and can also be accessed through a toll-free line. Online users can zoom into areas of the map for area-specific searches.

Dr. Thomas stated, “This is a slick site where detailed information about residential care facilities such as: bed availability; wheelchair accessibility; respite services; and availability of medical supports can be easily accessed.” She went on to say, “Individuals can use the site plus it will be one more tool for local agencies and caregivers to use as they assist clients in determining and locating the best services available to meet their individual needs.”

Any assisted living, skilled nursing facility provider or licensed residential group home can be included on the site by going to the website or calling the toll-free line.

To access the new care facility tool, go to TXHousingSearch.org and click, “Find or Care Facility,” or call toll-free 1-877-496-4952 (M-F, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. CT).

The Texoma Council of Governments is a voluntary association of the local governments in Cooke, Fannin, and Grayson Counties. Established in 1968, the Texoma Council of Governments promotes economy and efficiency in the coordinated planning and development of the tri-county region through its community and economic development activities. Either directly, or through contractors, the Council provides housing, utility assistance, and weatherization services for low-income citizens in the region and assists the elderly through a variety of Area Agency on Aging programs. The Council also facilitates the delivery of grant funding for homeland security and criminal justice.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT:
Janet Karam
(903) 813-3581

FOR INTERVIEWS/STATEMENTS CONTACT:
DR. SUSAN B. THOMAS
(903) 813-3514