General Interest Links
The Alzheimer’s Association’s official website. This site is your gateway to a wealth of information on Alzheimer’s.
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people 50 and over. We provide information and resources; advocate on legislative, consumer, and legal issues; assist members to serve their communities; and offer a wide range of unique benefits, special products, and services for our members.
Nursing Home Report Card – HealthGrades.com™ is a unique award winning Internet service that accurately and objectively grades the performance of healthcare providers in the United States.
National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center
National advocacy organization based in Washington D.C. Works closely with State Long-Term Care Ombudsman programs, and operates National Ombudsman Resource Center.
Community Alternatives to Nursing Homes
Welcome to the ADAPT home page. There’s no place like home, and we mean real homes, not nursing homes. We are fighting so people with disabilities can live in the community with real supports instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions.
Families for Better Care
Families for Better Care is a non-profit citizen’s advocacy group working to improve the quality of care and the quality of life provided in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. We collaborate with residents, family members, caregivers, ombudsmen and other senior organizations to facilitate mutual support, communication, education, and the exchange of ideas. We believe that through family involvement and resident empowerment, nursing homes can provide not only high quality, person-centered care but also a satisfying, homelike living environment.
Official site of the State of Arkansas legislature. Contains schedules of committee meetings and Legislative activities, downloadable copies of House and Senate bills, information on Legislators.
Arkansas Division of Aging and Adult Services
The division of aging and adult services serves as the focal point for all matters concerning older Arkansans; serves as an effective and visible advocate for the aging population; gives elderly citizens a choice of how and where they receive long term care services; plans, coordinates, funds and evaluates programs for senior adults.
Arkansas Advocates for Nursing Home Residents
AANHR is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and improving the quality of care and life for Arkansas residents in long term care facilities.
Colorado Department of Health and Environment
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment oversees all nursing homes within the State of Colorado. This link will allow you to view the inspection and occurrence findings for all the nursing homes in Colorado. These inspection and occurrence findings show whether or not the nursing homes are in compliance with Federal and State regulations governing nursing homes.
Kentucky Cabinet of Health and Family Services
The Office of Inspector General is Kentucky’s regulatory agency for licensing all long-term care facilities in the commonwealth. Here you will find information for each certified long-term care facility.
Pennsylvania Department of Health Nursing Home Locater
The Pennsylvania Department of Health serves in part as Pennsylvania’s regulatory agency for licensing all long-term care and skilled-nursing facilities in the Commonwealth. This link will allow you to select counties within the Commonwealth and the facilities that reside therein. This link will allow you to view Department of Health regulatory compliance surveys, including annual and complaint-based surveys.
U.S. Government Links
United States General Accounting Office (GAO)
The GAO is the investigative arm of Congress. It exists to support the Congress in meeting its Constitutional responsibilities and to help improve the performance and accountability of the federal government for the American people. GAO examines the use of public funds, evaluates federal programs and activities, and provides analyses, options, recommendations, and other assistance to help the Congress make effective oversight, policy, and funding decisions.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
The official U.S. Government web site for information on Medicare. “Nursing Home Compare” enables the user to compare survey results for all nursing homes in all 50 States.
Administration on Aging
Contains information on the Older American’s Act, State Ombudsman Programs, Directory of Web Sites on aging.