Health—General & Rehabilitative
The mission of the Houston Area Parkinson Society is to improve the quality of life for those affected by Parkinson's disease through services, education and advocacy.
Ms. Anne Thobae
2700 Southwest Frwy Ste 296
Houston, TX 77098 USA
Parkinson's disease, Houston, TX
Single Organization Support (E11)
Health (General and Financing) (E80)
Health - General and Rehabilitative N.E.C. (E99)
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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
We provide thirty four weekly free therapy/support groups at seventeen sites in the eight county Houston Metropolitan Area offering a combination of exercise, OT, speech and water therapy and Tai Chi. We have a subsidized home care program and provide transportation via handicapped vans to therapy sites and doctors appointments. We have an annual conference which is free to our members and provide public education about Parkinson's through our monthly newsletter, lending library and speakers bureau. Our emergency program provides money for neurologist visits and interim medication for those without personal financial resources, insurance, Medicare or Medicaid.
Therapeutic Exercise Programs
HAPS programs, offered free of charge, totaled approximately 52,000 service hours in 2015. Therapeutic and Enrichment Programs and Support Services: HAPS provided over 180 speech and music therapy, exercise, water exercise, tai chi, yoga, dance, tango, singing and support groups each month with a combined attendance of nearly 1,600 persons monthly in 2015. Expenses: $239,692
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HAPS social workers covering an eight-county region handled 350 intake and referral calls per month, made home visits to assess the needs of each family and conducted private consultations to help address those needs. They facilitated 12 specialized monthly support groups for people with Parkinson's disease (PD): for PD patients; caregivers of PD patients; caregivers of people with PD and related dementia; and for those who have been recently diagnosed. Additionally HAPS hosts a quarterly social gathering for those diagnosed with Parkinson’s under the age of 50 and a quarterly discussion group for those considering DBS surgery. HAPS social workers also managed ongoing care needs of families receiving respite care (respite care is coordinated and subsidized by HAPS based on a sliding scale according to family income), assigned emergency financial aid and arranged transportation totaling 2,800 rides to medical appointments and therapeutic exercise groups in 2015. Expenses: $250,514
Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified
Education about Parkinson's Disease: The HAPS monthly newsletter, HAPS Happenings, was sent to 5,000 households and email addresses each month and the organization's annual educational symposium was attended by 300 people. A Summer Lecture Series provided education to another 291 individuals. Expenses: $96,593
Parkinson's Enrichment Program
HAPS offers an extended enrichment program called the Parkinson’s Enrichment Program (PEP) with four primary objectives to be met that address the multi-faceted symptoms and issues that accompany a Parkinson’s diagnosis: physical, educational, recreational and social, providing therapeutic benefit on multiple levels. It is restricted to individuals with Parkinson’s disease to facilitate peer-led relationships and sharing, and is designed for those with moderate Parkinson’s disease who are functionally independent. Expenses: $ 60,351
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Mrs. Pamela Skaufel
Term: Jan 2017 -
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Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?
Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?
Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?
Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?