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Medicare.gov

Use this site to apply for Medicare, find supplemental insurance plans, hospitals, drug plans, doctors, nursing homes, dialysis facilities, and more.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Long Term Care: Frequently Asked Questions

I'm perfectly healthy. Why should I think about long-term care? Is long-term care expensive? Doesn't Medicare cover most long-term care costs? Find the answers to these and other frequently asked questions here.

Review Date: January 16, 2013

National Institutes of Health - NIH
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

A Consumer Guide To Choosing A Nursing Home- (PDF)

Placing a loved one in a nursing home is one of the most difficult tasks a family member ever faces. This consumer guide was developed to help you navigate useful resources, understand the information, and make an informed choice.

Review Date: February 08, 2011

National Consumer Voice for Quality Long Term Care

Alternatives to Nursing Home Care

Access to Medicare alternatives to nursing home care for persons who need such care but prefer to remain in their own home with the help of their family and friends, community services, and professional care agencies.

Review Date: January 16, 2013

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Care Conversations

This page links to information about long term care facilities, making the transition to nursing home life, paying for long term care, and more.

Review Date: January 31, 2013

American Health Care Association

CDC Vitalsigns: Stop Infections from Lethal CRE Germs Now

Untreatable and hard-to-treat infections from CRE germs are on the rise among patients in medical facilities. CRE germs have become resistant to all or nearly all the antibiotics that are available today. FInd out what you can do to stop the spread of infection.

Review Date: March 05, 2013

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Family Care Navigator

This state-by-state resource is intended to help you locate government, nonprofit, and private programs in your area. It includes services for family caregivers, as well as resources for older or disabled adults living at home or in residential care facilities.

Review Date: January 15, 2013

Family Caregiver Alliance

Indian Health Service: Facility Locator

Find hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, dialysis centers, dental clinics and other healthcare facilities administered by the Indian Health Service.

Review Date: January 16, 2013

Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Locate a Long Term Care Ombudsman

Search for a long-term care ombudsmen in your area who promotes residents' rights and quality of care, educates consumers and providers, and helps resolve residents' complaints.

Review Date: January 16, 2013

National Consumer Voice for Quality Long Term Care

National Clearinghouse for Long Term Care Information

Use this site to find information and resources to help you and your family plan for future long-term care (LTC) needs. Learn about long term care, including how and where to find services you need, as well as how to pay for services.

Review Date: February 21, 2013

Administration on Aging

Nursing Home Compare: National Nursing Home Database

Allows users to easily obtain and review information, which can help them make educated decisions about nursing homes. This web site has the most recent information from state inspections of every Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing home, as well as location, size and ownership.

Review Date: January 16, 2013

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Nursing Homes: Making the Right Choice

There are many long-term care choices. Find answers to questions that might arise as you look for the best place for you or your relative to live.

Review Date: January 16, 2013

NIH National Institute on Aging Information Center

Paying For Long-Term Care

The cost of long-term care can vary depending on what kind of care you need, where you get the care, and where you live. This chart will help you compare the options.

Review Date: January 16, 2013

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services