Essential Eldercare Links

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By Families, For Families Guide to Assisted Living


The editors at have assembled this list of links to make it easier for you to quickly find the eldercare resources you need.  We are always interested in improving and adding to this list - please use the Contact Us link to give us your suggestions.

Last Updated 10 October, 2009
Assisted Living Resources:

Eldercare Locator (800-677-1116) A service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Medicare Guide to Choosing  a Nursing Home
Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Information (HHS)
Medicare Prescription Drug Plan FInder
Your Medicare Benefits (pdf) Paying for Care (Nursing Homes)
Choosing a Medi-Gap Policy: A Guide to Health Insurance for People with Medicare


Nursing Home Performance
Florida Nursing Watch list
Medicare Compare Nursing Homes in Your Area
North Carolina Ratings of Adult Care Facilities


Eldercare and Assisted Living Associations
National Council on Aging
American Society on Aging
Senior Center Without Walls
Center for Excellence in Assisted Living

Eldercare Healthcare
Americans for Better Care of the Dying
Stanford University Health Library
Alzheimers Foundation
Estimated Long Term Care Nursing Home Costs and Locations by State
PACE: All Inclusive Care
Hospice Foundation of America

Assisted Living Home and Living Options
Aging Deliberately
American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
What is a CCRC
National Association of Home Care
National Association for Assisted Living
National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers
National Clearinghouse for Long Term Care Information
International Longevity Center (along with the MetLife Foundation, a co-sponsor of the for the Caregiving Project for Older Americans Project)
Naturally Occuring Retirement Communities (NORCs)

Books and Articles
By Families, For Families Guide to Assisted Living

Finding Life in the Land of Alzheimer's: One Daughter's Hopeful Story
Even the Experts Struggle
Nasty, Brutish, and Long: Adventures in Old Age and the World of Eldercare
Home Health Aides - a series at the New York Times
Difference between CCRC and Life-Care Communities

Tools and Resources
Long Term Care IQ Test
Met Life Consumer Guides
Benefits Checkup

Legal and Other Help for Assisted Living
National Elderlaw Foundation
National Long Term Care Ombudsman
National Center for Elder Abuse

Best Places to Retire
100 Best Retirement Towns (eBook)