The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care (formerly NCCNHR)

Offers consumers, families and advocates resources and information on long-term care including; an overview of each state's nursing home system and licensing agencies, and a consumer's guide to choosing a nursing home.

Patient Advocate Foundation

Provides mediation between patients and their employers and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job retention and/or debt crisis relating to the patient's condition.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

Provides information about how qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage can get the medicines they need for free or nearly free through patient assistance programs. The website and hotline offer a single point of access to more than 475 public and private programs, including nearly 200 offered by pharmaceutical companies.

Needy Meds

A non-profit organization that provides online information to those who cannot afford medicine or healthcare costs. Website provides information about prescription assistance programs for specific medications and diseases, as well as government programs.

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 Center on Elder Abuse

Offers an online State Resource Directory for Elder Abuse Prevention which includes helplines and hotlines to report suspected elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Also includes state laws and regulations that protect older adults.

Medicare Rights Center

Nonprofit organization that provides direct assistance to people with questions or concerns about Medicare. Information is provided about Medicare drug coverage, health plan options, and rights and benefits. Assistance is available online or by a telephone hotline.

Legal Services Corporation (LSC)

LSC, also called Legal Aid, is a government resource that provides legal assistance to low income Americans. The LSC provides an online listing of member organizations that provide free legal assistance to eligible clients.

Provides online directory of nonprofit legal services providers throughout the country.

Family and Medical Leave

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that allows employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave per year to care for themselves, or for a seriously ill family member, or for a new child without losing their jobs or health care insurance. Some states have additional benefits, such as paid family leave.


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