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American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
Its mission is to promote ethical and affordable care for the aging; services include nursing homes, adult day care, assisted living, community services, and senior housing. The site offers numerous nursing home statistics and web links. More»
Eldercare Resource Center
This site explores concerns relative to aging, eldercare, and how to choose a nursing home. Everyone wants only the best for their parents, but at what cost? Nobody wants the guilt of putting a parent into a nursing home. What should you do? More»
Nursing Home Bill of Rights
In a 1986 study conducted at the request of Congress, the Institute of Medicine found that residents of nursing homes were being abused, neglected, and provided inadequate care. The Institute of Medicine proposed sweeping reforms, most of which became law in 1987 with the passage of the Nursing Home Reform Act. However, the Act is only as good as the enforcement.
Member of the Family.net
Excellent information about 16,000 Medicare/Medicaid certified nursing homes in the United States plus easy-to-understand reports based on recent government surveys. The National Watch List lists nursing home with cited violations, nursing homes that perform well, how to choose nursing homes, and how nursing homes are rated. More»
Medicare Right Center
Does sorting through the maze of Medicare give you a migraine? This is a helpful resource with big font that answers some questions, provides free weekly seminars, and explains complex drug benefit plans. It's a resource you will want to bookmark to visit again and again. More»
Nursing Home Crisis
The population of America is aging. For those facing retirement and may have to go to live in a nursing home within the next 15 or 20 years, the future is bleak unless the government and the people combine forces to change things for the better. America's system of welfare is failing the elderly and the vulnerable. Learn why Medicare and Medicaid are not meeting their needs, why so much money is wasted on administrative rules and regulations, and why not enough is paid for the treatment they need. More»
The eldercare site is sponsored by the Department of Health & Human Services and provides tools for elders, their care takers, and advocates about aging services and resources.