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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
At 89, my dad was a stubborn force of nature. He had been taking care of my mother at home for some 14 years. Mom was also 89, had been Dad’s wife for 66 years, and she was in the late stages of Alzheimer’s disease.