TEXAS — Texas Home Health, an AccentCare company, is celebrating 50 years of delivering home healthcare to Texas residents. To honor this occasion, and the company’s philanthropic heritage, Texas Home Health announces a $50,000 scholarship program for students pursuing healthcare careers at TWU campuses in Dallas, Denton, and Houston, Texas. Twenty students, who live in communities served by Texas Home Health, will receive a $2,500 scholarship to attend classes at TWU’s College of Nursing or College of Health Sciences to pursue careers in nursing or rehabilitative therapy.
“This gift of nursing scholarships from a community partner validates the strong academic reputation of our nursing programs,” said Dr. Rosalie Mainous, new Dean of the TWU College of Nursing. Texas Home Health enables the pursuit of a degree in nursing which in turn supports the pipeline of outstanding TWU graduates prepared to meet the healthcare needs of Texas communities.”
“We are grateful for Texas Home Health’s support and recognition of our excellent reputation as leaders in physical therapy and occupational therapy education,” said Dr. Chris Ray, Dean of the TWU College of Health Sciences. This celebration of their anniversary will have a lasting impact on our Texas students and the future of rehabilitative education.”
Texas Home Health was founded by the late Charline and Sidney (Chief) Dauphin, with three employees serving the Silsbee area in 1969. According the Ms. Dauphin’s 2016 obituary, over the next 31 years she grew the business to serve 27 communities in the southeastern part of the state, before selling it to a new owner and turning her attention to local philanthropic work, including hospital fundraising.
“We are proud of the continued growth and heritage of Texas Home Health,” said CEO Steve Rodgers. “We now offer healthcare services state-wide, annually serving over 36,000 Texans who count on us for quality, compassionate home care and community support.”
Owned by AccentCare since 2010, Texas Home Health has expanded its footprint and service lines, with more than 12,000 employees currently serving residents across all counties in Texas. Its post-acute healthcare services now include not only home health, but also personal care services, providing care attendants for those who need an extra hand to maintain their independence at home, and hospice services to navigate the end of life journey for terminally ill patients and their families.
The company is routinely philanthropically active in Texas communities, participating in local food drives, fund-raising activities, and Veterans events, now adding its scholarship program for spring and fall of 2020.
About Texas Home Health
Texas Home Health is owned by AccentCare, Inc., a nationwide leader in post-acute healthcare, with innovative partnerships and care models covering the full continuum from personal, non-medical care to skilled nursing, rehabilitation, hospice, and care management. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, AccentCare has over 24,000 compassionate professionals in more than 175 locations, collectively serving over 123,000 individuals across 16 states.
AccentCare has over 30 strategic partnerships with insurance companies, physician groups and major health systems, including joint venture companies branded as AccentCare Asante Home Health, AccentCare UCLA Health, AccentCare UC San Diego Health at Home, and Texas Home Health Group, an affiliation with Baylor Scott & White Health.
AccentCare leads the industry in avoidance of unplanned re-hospitalizations, faster starts of care, and quality performance. Among its distinctions, AccentCare has a 4.5-star quality rating for legacy home health agencies, many of which have earned the HomeCare Elite distinction. All hospice locations are CHAP-accredited, many with designations from the We Honor Veterans program. Its approach to care, including proprietary RightPath disease-specific programs, leads the industry in avoidance of unplanned re-hospitalizations, faster starts of care, and quality performance.
About Texas Woman’s University
Texas Woman’s University is the nation’s largest public university primarily for women, and among the sixth most diverse of national universities, with more than 15,500 students at its three campuses in Denton, Dallas, and Houston. Texas Woman’s is known for its contributions and leadership in the fields of education, nutrition, business, the arts and sciences, and, especially, in the nursing and healthcare professions. The university offers student support, class sizes, and campus esthetics more typically found at a private university.