from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) website
cover choosing a good nursing home, continuing care retirement
communities, admission contracts, Medicaid and paying for nursing
home care, Medicare hospice benefits, resolving problems, and
a membership organization representing nonprofit nursing homes,
continuing care retirement communities, senior housing facilities,
assisted living and community services. While its website is
geared primarily to these institutions, the consumer
section features useful tips on choosing facilities and services,
a searchable directory of AAHSA members, and more.
a federation of 50 state health organizations, together representing
nearly 12,000 non-profit and for-profit assisted living, nursing
facility, long term care, and subacute care providers that care
for more than one million elderly and disabled individuals nationally."
Geared primarily for professionals, its website includes long
term care news, research, and related information. There is also
an excellent consumer
of the Medicare website provides visitors information relating
to Medicaid and Medicare certified nursing homes in the U.S.
It includes Nursing
Home Compare, an online and downloadable database that provides
information about every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing
home in the country; information on payment and patient rights;
a nursing home evaluation checklist; and more.