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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.

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 website that provides links to numerous health related resources on the Internet.

Health Insurance Information, Counseling & Assistance

A State Office for the Aging program of free health insurance information, counseling and assistance on Medicare, managed care, Medigap insurance and long term care insurance.

Medicaid Guide

Information on Medicaid coverage and benefits.

Medicare Information

This site, the official U.S. government website 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.

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.

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.

Senior’s Guide to Healthy Eating

Tips for encouraging seniors to make healthy, informed choices when it comes to food and drink.

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 website 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 accrediting 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.