— Registration for the 3rd Annual Culture Change Conference is open.
— HHSC seeks proposals from ICF/IID providers and ICF/IID waiver program providers in a Money Follows the Person Employment Project. See the news alert page for more information.
— DADS will not publish a June 2013 issue of The MDS Mentor.
— From the news alert page:
Urgent Heat Advisory Reminder
With excessive heat expected to continue across the state, it is imperative that providers ensure the safety of clients when they are being transported in vehicles in the heat.
Providers must take additional precautions to ensure that all individuals safely exit a vehicle when it reaches its destination. Specifically, staff should be trained and reminded of the following:
- Have a list of all individuals who are being transported, and verify at drop-off locations that everyone has exited the vehicle.
- Conduct a secondary check of the vehicle every time it is parked to ensure that no one remains inside.
- Make sure that seat belts and seat surfaces are not too hot before individuals sit down and receive assistance with buckling up.
It is also important for providers to recognize the symptoms of heat-related illness and to ensure the safety of clients when they are outside in the heat. Further information on heat-related precautions can be found at the following websites:
See the news page for more information about these and other alerts.