Resources and Helpful Links

Resources and Helpful Links

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California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)

1610 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 474-5171 or (800) 474-1116 (consumers only)
www.canhr.org
This non-profit organization is a good resource for further education on long-term health care options and Medi-Cal rules.  The website can also assist you in locating and evaluating both assisted living facilities and nursing homes.

Medicare Website

www.medicare.gov
The official Medicare site containing all things Medicare related.  The “nursing home compare” portion of the site contains facility inspection information, staffing information, and resident characteristic information.

National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information

Department of Health Care Services
http://www.longtermcare.gov
Comprehensive information on understanding the nature of long-term care, including planning for placement and financing options.

Member of the Family

www.memberofthefamily.net
Through this site, consumers can get information about complaints filed against a particular facility.

American Healthcare Association

National Center for Assisted Living
http://longtermcareliving.com/assess/index.htm
This site provides information on choosing an assisted living facility or nursing home.

Alzheimer’s Association of Northern California

2065 W. El Camino Real, Suite C
Mountain View, CA 94040
1-800-660-1993
www.alznorcal.org
This is a good resource if you are faced with the challenges and decisions associated with finding care for those with Alzheimer’s.

Senior Magazine

www.seniormag.com/caregiverresources/handbook/index.htm
The caregiver’s handbook, which is linked at the bottom of the left-hand column on the website, is an excellent resource and reference guide on all aspects of being a caregiver for a loved one.

H.E.L.P.

www.help4srs.org/
Resource center containing numerous links for assistance on a wide variety of elder-related topics.

HICAP (Health InsuranMeMce Counseling and Advocacy Program)

Legal Center for the Elderly and Disabled
2862 Arden Way, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 973-3148; (800) 434-0222
http://www.cahealthadvocates.org/HICAP/sacramento.html
Assistance for individuals and families with Medicare problems and other health insurance concerns.

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