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Elder Care & Nursing Home Resources

Posted Nov 30 2010 12:00am

You all know how I love to share resources.  An attorney client I am working with has provided these links regarding elder care and nursing home issues.  Enjoy!

  • Arkansas Advocates for Nursing Home Residents
    A nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and improving the quality of care and life for Arkansas residents in long-term care facilities.
  • Arkansas Office of Long Term Care
    The Office of Long Term Care conducts investigations of complaints in which abuse or neglect of residents, or misappropriation of resident property, is witnessed, suspected, or alleged in long-term care facilities. Complaint information is kept confidential.
  • Arkansas Attorney General Abuse and Neglect Complaint
    One mission of the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office is to investigate and prosecute Medicaid provider fraud and incidences of patient abuse and neglect.
  • LTCFocUS.Org
    Provides data on nursing home care in the US with a goal to allow researchers to trace relationships between state policies, local market forces and the quality of long-term care and enable policymakers to craft state and local guidelines that promote high-quality, cost-effective, equitable care for older Americans.
  • Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services
    This is an excellent site hosted by the United States Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The “Nursing Home Compare” feature assists you in evaluating the quality of care at any nursing home that accepts Medicare payments.
  • Medicare Rights Center
    Understanding Medicare is no simple task. The Medicare Rights Center works to ensure access to affordable health care for older adults and people with disabilities through counseling, educational programs and public policy initiatives.
  • Center for Medicare Advocacy
    The Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc. is a national non‑profit, non-partisan organization that provides education, advocacy, and legal assistance to help elders and people with disabilities obtain Medicare and necessary health care.
  • National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care
    Formerly the National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform, NCCNHR is a national nonprofit organization of consumers and advocates who define and achieve quality for people with long-term care needs.
  • AARP
    AARP is a national nonprofit organization that promotes and protects the rights of senior citizens.
  • National Senior Citizens Law Center
    The National Senior Citizens Law Center advocates before the courts, Congress and federal agencies to promote the independence and well-being of low-income elderly and disabled Americans.
  • National Nursing Home Watch List by State
    Nursing homes with recent survey violations or substantiated complaints for “actual harm” or immediate jeopardy.”
  • How to Select a Nursing Home
    A reference and checklist for the potential nursing home resident and his or her family.
  • Federal Nursing Home Regulations
    A listing of federal regulations that govern nursing homes.
  • State Nursing Home Regulations by State
    A listing of state regulations that govern nursing homes.
  • The Merck Manual of Geriatrics
    A resource for medical conditions affecting geriatric patients.
  • American Medical Directors Association
    AMDA has published Clinical Practice Guidelines specifically for use in long-term care settings.

If you feel you may have a case involving a nursing home or elder care issue.  Consider Mr. O’Quinn ; the provider of these resources.

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