Member of the Family.net
Excellent information about 16,000 Medicare/Medicaid certified nursing homes in the United States plus easy-to-understand reports based on recent government surveys. The National Watch List lists nursing home with cited violations, nursing homes that perform well, how to choose nursing homes, and how nursing homes are rated.
Nursing Home Abuse Report.com
Important Information on Nursing Home Abuse and What You Can Do About It
The eldercare site is sponsored by the Department of Health & Human Services and provides tools for elders, their care takers, and advocates about aging services and resources.
Nursing Home Bill of Rights
In a 1986 study conducted at the request of Congress, the Institute of Medicine found that residents of nursing homes were being abused, neglected, and provided inadequate care. The Institute of Medicine proposed sweeping reforms, most of which became law in 1987 with the passage of the Nursing Home Reform Act. However, the Act is only as good as the enforcement.
American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
Its mission is to promote ethical and affordable care for the aging; services include nursing homes, adult day care, assisted living, community services, and senior housing. The site offers numerous nursing home statistics and web links.
Nursing Home Crisis
The population of America is aging. For those facing retirement and may have to go to live in a nursing home within the next 15 or 20 years, the future is bleak unless the government and the people combine forces to change things for the better. America's system of welfare is failing the elderly and the vulnerable. Learn why Medicare and Medicaid are not meeting their needs, why so much money is wasted on administrative rules and regulations, and why not enough is paid for the treatment they need.
Nursing Staffing Crisis and Hospital Errors
Does the dearth of qualified nurses lead to medical malpractice? Does the nursing staffing crisis harm hospital patients and long-term care nursing home patients? Decades ago, hypothetical questions to little girls about what did they want to be when they grew up provoked answers like teacher, nurse, and mommy. Ask girls today and they are likely to respond with geo-thermal physicist, senator, CEO, international investment banker, and eco-entrepreneur.
- “Know Your Rights as a Nursing Home Resident” (Pennsylvania Department of Aging)
- “Abuse or Crime” (PA Dept. of Aging)
- “Crime Victims Compensation Assistance Program” (PA Dept. of Aging)
- “Abuse, Neglect, Misappropriation of Property by Nurse Aides or Others” (PA Dept. of Health Bulletin)
- “Most Frequently Cited Violations”
- Complete list of regulations
- ANA (American Nurses Association) Nursing Standard
- Assisted Living Federation
- National Center for Assisted Living