National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center

An online resource that defines the role of a long-term care ombudsman and how he/she can help families of nursing home residents. It also includes a state-by-state directory of long-term care ombudsmen.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Provides information about end-of-life care. Its online Find a Provider search allows the user to search for member hospice and palliative care programs for individuals who have
advanced illness or have been considered terminally ill by a physician.

National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL)

This division of the American Health Care Association, a private company, offers an online resource that provides consumers with information on nursing homes, assisted living/residential care and other types of long term care.

Access to Health Insurance / Resources for Care

Online resource that provides information on low-cost and affordable health insurance, health care, and hospice. It is a free service from the Actors' Fund of America's Health Insurance Resource Center.

AARP (Online Resources)

A consumer organization for people 50 years and older. Provides online information about issues related to aging, including:
- Long-term care and retirement
- Financial and legal information
- Resources on family caregiving
- Internet resources on aging

National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC)

Online Agency Locator helps consumers to find and choose a home care provider in their state and local area to match their specific needs. Database consists of NAHC members, more than 20,000 home care and hospice agencies.


Offers an online Homes and Services Directory which includes:
- Adult day services
- Home health care
- Senior housing
- Assisted living facilities
- Continuing care retirement communities
- Nursing homes

Hospice Foundation of America

Provides information about end-of-life care. Its website includes a Locate a Hospice search which allows the user to search for hospice and palliative care programs, and a Caregiver's Corner that offers publications and tips on caregiving for persons near the end-of-life.

Consumer Consortium on Assisted Living (CCAL)

Online resource provides consumers with information, industry updates, research, and links to other assisted living resources as well as a message board to submit questions and concerns for personalized assistance.

Information and support for caregivers as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones 50+. They provide articles, helpful tools, a comprehensive local directory of caregiving services, and the collective wisdom of an involved community.'s content includes advice from a team of more than 50 trusted leaders in geriatric medicine, law, finance, housing, and other key areas of healthcare and eldercare.


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