Specialized Information for:

Nursing HomesAssisted Living/Board & Care Home and Community Based Services

Other Related Links

Administration on Aging/Administration for Community Living (AoA/ACL)
AoA provides home and community-based services to millions of older persons through programs funded under the Older Americans Act. This website provides an overview of a wide variety of topics, programs and services related to aging, including the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program.

American Bar Association Ombudsman Committee
Sponsored by the ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, this site offers a discussion group, model legislation, and links to state laws, articles, and papers of interest.

Culture Change Now
Culture change is a mindset. It challenges nursing homes to think outside the box and adopt a social model of care, creating vibrant, elder-friendly communities that residents can call home. Visit this site for more on culture change, resident-centered care, and local initiatives.

CareWatchers is a non-profit organization that advocates for resident’s rights, quality of life and care in nursing homes. The site was designed by a volunteer ombudsman to provide information to consumers and to support the organization and development of resident councils andfamily councils.

Federal Benefits
This website helps people determine if they qualify for certain federal benefits programs, including Medicare, Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).

This website, mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, provides information on health insurance programs. The site  provides links to two other online resources run by the Department of Health and Human Services: Healthfinder.gov, an inventory of health advice, and Hospital Compare, which allows users to compare the quality of care of hospitals throughout the country.

The National Center on Law and Elder Rights (NLCER)
The National Center on Law and Elder Rights (NLCER) is a resource center for the legal services and aging and disability networks, focused on the legal rights of older adults. NLCER is a one-stop support center for the legal services and aging and disability community. NCLER’s trainings, case consultations, and technical assistance are provided by Justice in Aging, the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging, the National Consumer Law Center, and The Center for Social Gerontology—all under one roof.

The National Health Law Program (NHeLP)
NHeLP has launched this new site which features hundreds of articles with information ranging from basic health care definitions to keeping health care costs down, coping with emergencies, dealing with denied claims, and what people can do when they lose coverage.

The United States Ombudsman Association
The United States Ombudsman Association is the national organization for public sector ombudsman professionals. Founded in 1977, USOA is North America's oldest national ombudsman association with members from local, state, federal governments and affiliated ombudsman offices. Its purpose is to assist existing ombudsman and ombudsman organizations in improving the operation of their offices throughout the United States.

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