Further Information

Although the internet provides an abundance of information on every sort of topic, often it is difficult to find exactly what one is looking for from sources that are largely objective. The following websites of nonprofit organizations and government agencies are reliable places to learn how to navigate the long-term care system and about current developments and issues in housing and healthcare for the elderly. Each site, in turn, offers links to sources of additional information.

 

Next Step in Care

Next Step in Care provides easy-to-use guides to help family caregivers plan and implement safe and smooth transitions for chronically or seriously ill patients. Transitions are moves between care settings, for example, hospital to home or rehab facility, or the start or end of home care agency services. Next Step in Care materials emphasize careful planning, clear communication, and ongoing care coordination.
http://www.nextstepincare.org/

 

LeadingAge

LeadingAge is an association of 5,600 not-for-profit organizations that advances policies, promotes practices and conducts research that supports, enables and empowers people to live fully as they age.
http://www.leadingage.org/

 

Care Conversations

Care Conversations, through information and guidance, provides insight into the care planning process and firsthand accounts of various care experiences.
http://www.careconversations.org

 

Statehealthfacts

Statehealthfacts is a project of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and is designed to provide free, up-to-date, and easy-to-use health data for all 50 states. Statehealthfacts provides data on more than 700 health topics and is linked to both the Kaiser Family Foundation website and Kaiser Health News.http://statehealthfacts.org/

 

Kaiser Family Foundation

The Kaiser Family Foundation serves as a non-partisan source of facts, information, and analysis for policymakers, the media, the health care community, and the public. Its product is information, from the most sophisticated policy research, to basic facts and numbers, to information elderly people can use to understand their Medicare benefits. The Kaiser Family Foundation is not associated with Kaiser Permanente or Kaiser Industries.
http://www.kff.org/

 

American Health Care Association

As the nation’s largest association of long term and post-acute care providers, AHCA advocates for quality care and services for frail, elderly, and disabled Americans. Its members provide essential care to approximately one million individuals in 11,000 not-for-profit and proprietary member facilities.
http://www.ahcancal.org 

 

Medicare Program

Medicare is America’s health insurance program for people age 65 or older. Certain people younger than age 65 can qualify for Medicare, too, including those who have disabilities and those who have permanent kidney failure or Lou Gehrig’s disease. The program helps with the cost of health care, but it does not cover all medical expenses or the cost of most long-term care.
http://www.ssa.gov/pgm/medicare.htm

 

Alzheimer's Association

Provides information and services to people with Alzheimer's, caregivers, researchers, physicians and health care professionals.
www.alz.org

 

Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center

Helps find current, comprehensive Alzheimer's disease information and resources from the National Institute on Aging.
www.nia.nih.gov/Alzheimers

 

National Investment Center

The National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry advances the quality of seniors housing and care by facilitating informed investment decisions for investors, lenders, owners, operators and developers through research, actionable data and conferences.
http://www.nic.org/