Organizations and Government Agencies
ElderCare Locator -- A nationwide toll-free service for older adults and their caregivers to locate local services for seniors. The US Administration on Aging has made this service available on-line so consumers can easily link to the information and referral (I&R) services of their state and area agencies on aging. These I&R programs can help you identify appropriate services in the area where you or your family member resides. US Administration on Aging
Nursing Home Compare -- The Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare
Watch List For Nursing Homes -- Eldercare locator: 800-677-1116, will give you a list of ombudsmen in your local area and/or a local agency on aging, who can provide a list of nursing homes.ElderAngels -- ElderAngels assists victims of financial elder abuse, striving to prosecute the abuser, obtain restitution for the victims and to educate the public about such crimes.
Hospice Patients Alliance -- Promotes quality hospice services for all patients in a licensed hospice or residing at home or in a facility. HPA protects the rights of patients, families and caregivers, and staff. HPA provides information about the standards governing health care, the services provided by law, standard industry practices and how to obtain the best hospice care available. Hospice Patients Alliance
Administration on Aging AoA -- In response to the growing number of older people and their diverse needs, the Older Americans Act of 1965 as Amended calls for a range of programs that offer services and opportunities for older Americans at risk of losing their independence. The Act established the Administration on Aging (AoA), an agency of the US Dept. of Health and Human Services. AoA is the Federal focal point and advocate agency for older persons.
US Dept of Justice Office for Victims of Crime -- Is committed to enhancing the Nation's capacity to assist crime victims and to providing leadership in changing attitudes, policies, and practices to promote justice and healing for all victims of crime.
First Response to Victims of Crime -- A Handbook for Law Enforcement Officers
Resources on Elder Abuse -- Compiled by Lori A. Stiegel, Associate Staff Director American Bar Association Commission on Legal Problems of the Elderly National Initiatives and Resources on Elder Abuse.
Elder Abuse Prevention Elder Abuse Prevention -- A Consortium Serving Alameda and Contra Costa Counties in California, US to prevent all forms of elder abuse via community and legislative advocacy, coordination of services, community and professional education.
Elder Abuse and Neglect -- Overviews, definitions and insights into the increasingly common problem of elder abuse.
Sweepstakes Assistance -- If you, or someone you care for, has been victimized by a sweepstakes promotion and have been taken advantage of because of your age. The US Postal Inspection Service is responsible for investigating cases of fraud where the US Mail is used as part of the scheme. Click here for a Mail Fraud Complaint Form.
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The Continuum of Long-Term Care
by Connie J. Evashwick (Editor)
Evashwick (health care, California State U., Long Beach, Calif.) uses the term continuum to describe health care needs, advocating an integrated approach that keeps all possible venues of care in mind. this volume defines the continuum of care, describes the various services available--such as hospitals, hospices, nursing homes, and informal care--then explores integrating these, with chapters on case management, integrated information systems for chronic care, financing long-term care, and ethical principles. Also covered are the issues of special populations and the future of long-term care. Contributors are specialists working in universities or public and private health services. Book News, Inc.®, Portland, OR