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Long Term Care and Housing

American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging 

The American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging has become LeadingAge.

LeadingAge is an organization of 6,000 non-profit groups committed to expanding the world of possibilities for aging.


Assisted Living Federation of America

The Assisted Living Federation of America is creating the future of senior living. Use ALFA’s site to search assisted living in your location, find their ratings, reviews, photos, costs and more. I

n addition ALFA's site offers professional and consumer resources.


Care Interpreter 

The Total Living Choices Care Interpreter is a free decision support tool that helps you find the best living options for your parent or loved one. 

Only answer a few simple questions covering their: health status, memory, social need, finances, and special considerations (usually will only take 5-10 minutes to complete). Then the Care Interpreter will generate an easy to use grid.

This grid will detail the different assisted care levels and how well matched each level will be for you or your loved one.

 

Care Like

CareLike is committed to developing and maintaining the most thorough, accurate, and current post-acute care database with a user-friendly search function.

CareLike offers 30 specialized search options across its national database.


Continuing Care Accreditation Commission 

CARF gives accreditation services worldwide at the request of health and human service providers.

CARF wants end users to have confidence in their choice of retirement living, community services, disability rehabilitation, and home services provider. Those with CARF accreditation meet the organizations standards and have shown their commitment to being the best. 

 

Eden Alternative 

Eden Alternative promotes quality of life for elders and their care partners around the world. Since the early 1990s the Eden Alternative has been focused on updating the culture of care with a more person-directed approach.

 

Eldercare Locator 

Eldercare Locator is a free service of the U.S. Administration on Aging. The Locator connects caregivers, older adults and their families. Simply log on to their easy to use site to browse eldercare services by location or topic.

The Eldercare Locator site also includes long term care Planning tools, factsheets, brochures, and links to important federal websites.

 

HOMECARE Online 

Homecare online is the trade association representing the concerns and interests of home care agencies, home care aide organizations, hospices, and medical equipment suppliers.

Users can easily search their list of members. Also, users can read current news, resources, and explore their extensive online educational services.

 

Home Safety Council

My Safe Home is an online tool designed to help families detect dangers in their home and identify simple steps to fix them.

My Safe Home uses innovative 360-degree interactive technology to help you envision the entire home.

 

HUD: Senior Housing 

HUD provides a specialized program office to inform and service older persons right to fair housing.

HUD offers links and phone contacts for detailed information about older persons rights under the Fair Housing ACT (FHA).


Independent Living Research Utilization Program

Started in 19777 the ILRU is a national organization for information, training, research and technical assistance for independent living. The program’s dedicated to growing the body of knowledge in independent living and to improve utilization of the results from research programs and projects in that field.

The ILRU conducts long term research projects, prepares detailed publications, and offers technical assistance to those providing independent living.

 

Medicare Nursing Home Compare 

Medicare’s free Nursing Home Compare offers detailed information about all Medicaid and Medicare certified nursing homes in the country.

You simply only need to enter your location or the name of a potential home to find up to date federal and state information.


My Guide for Seniors 

My Guide for Seniors was created to aid seniors and their loved ones with the wide variety of challenges facing seniors.

The guide aims to help seniors understand their care levels, choose the best community, and learn proper financial planning for their specific needs.

 

MySeniorCare 

MySeniorCare is an online resource created to connect families with a nationwide collection of qualified, pre-screened senior care providers.

MySeniorCare offers free medical and cost information about each provider. They also offer a variety of additional curated resources including Alzheimer’s specific care centers, end of life services, financial, legal, and general health all specialized for seniors. 


National Association of Senior Move Managers

The National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) is the national membership organization for Senior Move Managers. NASMM offers a list of screened and qualified move managers to assist older adults and their families through the difficult downsizing and relocation process.

 

National Long Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center

The National Long Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center provides support, technical assistance and training to statewide and local ombudsman organizations.

Ombudsman’s are advocates for residents of care homes, assisted living, and nursing homes. Ombudsman’s are thoroughly trained to assist residents with complaints and advocate for improvements within in the care system.

Use their website to locate an ombudsman and find out more information about the services they offer.   

 

National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification

The National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification is a free online resource offered by the University of Southern California’s Andrus Gerontology Center.

The Center offers certifications and courses in the home modifications field.

The center also offers a thorough library of home modification texts, links, videos, and recommended products.

 

National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association

The National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA) page offers all of the unbiased information you would need to decide whether a reverse mortgage is for you.

The NRMLA has extensive information outlining the reverse mortgage’s details and process clearly.

 

A Place for Mom 

A Place For Mom offers an easy to use search engine for over 17,000 senior living facilities.

Easily search the best senior living developments, independent living facilities, nursing homes, care homes, dementia care specific homes, 55+ apartment complexes, and respite care services. All so that you can have peace of mind and spend more of your energy focused on your loved one.

 

Retirement Living Information Center 

Founded in 1998 RetirementLiving.com is a simple to use online resource for those planning and making decisions about their retirement.

Their site has compiled a variety of resources, specific state by state retirement reports, guides to state aging agencies, and online access to detailed information about special assistive services and products.


SeniorDecision

SeniorDesicion is a free website where consumers can search reviews of senior housing and senior care services.

Reviews created by actual consumers makes them unbiased and not paid advertisements by the service provider.

 

Senior Housing Net 

SeniorHousingNet offers an easy to use search engine to find the perfect 55+ community, assisted living facility, continuing care service, independent living development, alzheimer’s care, or nursing care provide for you or your loved one.

SeniorHousingNet also has valuable tools for finding the right housing or care type for you or your loved one.

 

Senior Living

Senior Living is an unbiased guide to retirement and senior living. Senior Living offers a simple 4 step approach to finding the right senior care.

The first step, determine the right level of care you need. The second is to determine if you qualify as part of a special interest group such as a veterans group or from a specific religious affiliation. Then the third step, Senior Living helps you find local facilities available in your budget.

 

Seniors Real Estate Specialists

Seniors Real Estate Specialists (SRES) is a special designation offered by the National Association of Realtors. SRES offers specialized services and knowledge when it comes to individuals over 50 buying, selling and financing residences.

Use their website to find a local SRES professional near you.

 

Senior Living Map

Senior Living Map is an easy to use site designed to help you navigate the senior living landscape.

Their 7 step process offers advice and resources from determining the level of care needed to making your final decision.