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Long Term Care Resources

For Consumers

AARP
An organization for people age 50 and older providing information and education, advocacy, community services and special products.

Aging Well Village
A health and wellness site for mature adults from the NYS Office for the Aging.

Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center
Information about Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, sponsored by the National Institute on Aging.

Drug List
Information on thousands of prescription drugs from HealthCentral.com.

Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Plan
EPIC is a NYS sponsored prescription plan for seniors who need help paying for their prescriptions. Almost 100,000 seniors already belong and are saving over half the cost of their medicines.

Healthfinder
A government web site that provides links to numerous health related resources on the Internet.

Health Insurance Information, Counseling & Assistance
A State Office for the Aging program of freehealth insurance information, counseling and assistance on Medicare, managed care, Medigap insurance and long term care insurance.

Medicare Information
This site, the official U.S. government we site for Medicare information, contains a variety of pamphlets and other publications.

National Family Caregivers Association
Information and education; support and validation; public awareness and advocacy for America's family caregivers.

New England Journal of Medicine
This site contains research and commentary about medical issues frequently pertaining to seniors.

New York State Partnership for LTC
A unique and innovative state-sponsored program that combines private long-term care insurance and Medicaid to help New Yorkers prepare for the possibility of needing nursing home or home care.

SeniorCare.org
A free and reliable resource that provides answers to your questions about everything from independent living for yourself, to assisted living options for your mom or dad.

Senior Living Map
Senior Living Map is the most comprehensive web source of non-profit housing and services for seniors, with over 5,000 listed facilities.

Seniornet
An international community of seniors who use computers.

Senior Citizen's Resource Guide
A State Office for the Aging guide to the extensive range of New York State programs and services available to help older New Yorkers remain healthy and active in their communities.

Top Tips for DIY Home Safety
Do-it-yourself tips that can make your home safer and more comfortable.

NYS Government

Office for the Aging
This web site includes information on several programs and services administered through the Office for the Aging, including funding for social model adult day care services.


Federal Government

Aging in Place
Connects seniors, families, and caretakers with the information and professional support they need to make the best decision for their physical, emotional, and financial well being.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
A Department of Health and Human Services agency that supports cross-cutting research on health care systems, health care quality and cost issues, and effectiveness of medical treatments.


Other Associations

LeadingAge
LeadingAge represents not-for-profit organizations dedicated to providing high-quality health care, housing and services to the nation's elderly. Its membership consists of over 5,000 not-for-profit nursing homes, continuing care retirement communities, senior housing facilities, assisted living and community services. LeadingAge New York is LeadingAge's state affiliate in New York.

American Medical Association
The AMA site provides information on the medical field, including abstracts from the Journal of the American Medical Association, American Medical News and the Archives of Internal Medicine.

International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing
IAHSA is the international network of aging services, governments, ministries, private voluntary organizations, non-governmental organizations, businesses and professionals dedicated to providing or promoting quality services to assist the aging, frail elderly and disabled.

Other LTC-Related Sites

American Geriatrics Society
The AGS, with an active membership of over 6,000 health care professionals, is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all older adults.

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
JCAHO is the nation's oldest and largest standard-setting and health care accreditating body.

Modern Healthcare Magazine
This website provides access to current and past issues of Modern Healthcare magazine.

The National Council on the Aging
NCOA is an association of organizations and professionals dedicated to promoting the dignity, self-determination, well being, and contributions of older persons. The site contains public policy information and alerts.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The nation's largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health and health care.

The Urban Institute
This organization engages and publishes public policy research on national health issues.


Other Services and Resources

Acronyms and Abbreviations
Health care is an acronym-rich field. The Worldwide Acronym and Abbreviation Server allows visitors to determine what acronyms mean.

Life Safety Code National Fire Protection Organization
An international nonprofit that strives to reduce the burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education.

New York State Department of Health Immunization Program
This site provides information on adult and childhood immunization requirements.

Nursing Home Administrator Licensure Information
This site contains the New York State nursing home administrator licensure qualifications, application, and continuing education requirements.

OSHA'S Nursing Home Requirements
This site offers an electronic Compliance Assistance Tool(eCAT) which provides information for developing comprehensive safety and health programs in nursing homes.