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  Long Term Care Information

Advocacy Groups and Policy Information

Guides and Publications

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Facility Searches

Long Term Care Organizations


Advocacy Groups and Policy Information

Assisted Living Federation of America
The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) is the only trade association exclusively devoted to the Assisted Living industry and the population it serves.

Long Term Care Mailing List
LTC-LIST is an e-mail list intended for people who work or provide care in long term care facilities.

NAHC's Legislative and Regulatory Update
Welcome to NAHC's Legislative and Regulatory Update page! Browsers can keep up with NAHC's advocacy activities NAHC on behalf of the home care community.

National Senior Citizens Law Center
NSCLC provides a comprehensive range of litigation support services in cases involving Medicare, Medicaid, Health Insurance, Age Discrimination, SSI, Nursing Facilities and other issues concerning senior citizens.

Office of Disability and Long Term Care Policy - Ongoing Research
This section describes research conducted by (or for) the Office of Disability, Aging and Long-Term Care Policy.

The Eden Alternative
The Eden Alternative seeks to eliminate the the plagues of the Long Term Care institution - Loneliness, Helplessness and Boredom.


Beverly Enterprises
Beverly Enterprises is the nation's largest provider of post-acute healthcare services.

Complete Care Services
Complete Care Services "CCS" is the nation's leader in full-service, long-term care facility management and development.

Facility Searches

Extended Care Information Network
Extended Care Information Network is your resource for extended care assistance, news and advice. This site has an excellent facility search. If you need to find a nursing homes, assisted living apartments, retirement units, adult day care centers, acute rehabilitation facilities, day treatment/outpatient rehabilitation centers and outpatient centers and clinics.

PANPHA: Search for Non-Profit senior housing and care services in Pennsylvania
A search by county is the easiest way to find senior housing and care services in Pennsylvania. The results list the services each facility submits as part of its PANPHA membership information.

Guides and Publications

Contemporary Long Term Care
Founded in 1978, Contemporary Long Term Care is the leading magazine for long term care managers.
From the group that wrote the The Inside Guide to America's Nursing Homes Rankings and Rating for Every Nursing Home in the U.S.

Links to Other Long Term Care Web Resources

Link Age - West Virginia
A resource of aging information for West Virginian's.

Long Term Care Organizations

American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
The American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) represents not-for-profit organizations dedicated to providing high-quality health care, housing and services to the nation's elderly. AAHSA's membership consists of close to 5,000 not-for-profit nursing homes, continuing care retirement communities, senior housing facilities, assisted living and community services. AAHSA organizations serve more than one million older persons.

American Health Care Association (AHCA)
The American Health Care Association (AHCA) is a federation of 50 state health organizations, together representing nearly 12,000 non-profit and for-profit assisted living, nursing facility, long term care, and subacute care providers that care for more than one million elderly and disabled individuals nationally.

Assisted Living Federation of America
The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) is the only trade association exclusively devoted to the Assisted Living industry and the population it serves.

Home Care Association of America
The mission of Home Care Association of America is to serve the nation's freestanding home care agencies and their patients.

(NAHC) - HomeCare Online
National Association for Home Care's virtual headquarters. NAHC is committed in representing the interests of the home care and hospice community.

National Association of Residential Care Facilities (NARCF)
NARCF is the oldest trade association for residential care providers in the nation. Members are the administrators and owners of facilities with capacities ranging from one to over one hundred residents.

National Family Caregivers Association
NFCA is the only national, charitable organization dedicated to making life better for all of America's family caregivers.

Pennsylvania Association of County Affiliated Homes (PACAH)
PACAH is engaged in advancement and assistance for the Administrators and staff of the individual County owned Nursing Homes in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Association of Non-Profit Homes for the Aging
The mission of PANPHA is to promote the interests of nonprofit organizations that serve those in need of long-term care services, to enhance those organizations' ability to provide services efficiently and effectively, and to represent our member organizations through cooperative action.

Pennsylvania Health Care Association
The Pennsylvania Health Care Organization (PHCA) is a professional trade organization representing the long term care community in Pennsylvania.

The Continuing Care Accreditation Commission
The Continuing Care Accreditation Commission, founded in 1985, is an independent accrediting body sponsored by the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging. The CCAC's accreditation program is based on the belief that accreditation promotes and maintains quality and integrity in retirement communities.

The National Center for Assisted Living
The National Center for Assisted Living is the voice of American Health Care Association (AHCA) nations largest organization representing long term providers.

Links to Other Sites of Interest

a county-specific resource for aging related information
Link to Caregiver PA Website
Penn State Gerontology Center

GEC/PA Homepage

Health and Human Development Homepage

Penn State Homepage

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