Senior and Assisted Living Resources
Below are resources for seniors and for various assisted living facilities.
Two articles from the AARP website to consider reviewing: Weighing the Options and
Finding Your Way: Choosing
Long-Term Care Services.
Additional information is available from AARP at 800-424-3410, on the Web or by mailing a request to AARP Fulfillment Department, EEO1506, 601 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20049.
The Leading Age Community includes 6,000 not-for-profit facilities in the United States, 39 state partners, hundreds of businesses, research partners and foundations forming a broad global network of aging service organizations.
ALFA's “Assisted Living Guide and Checklist,” is an industry group brochure listing facilities in each state and containing a consumer checklist for evaluating them.
A rosy overview but with some good questions to consider.
Available from Assisted Living Federation of America, 11200 Waples Mill Rd., Fairfax, VA 22030 (include a self-addressed, stamped envelope); 703-691-8100, extension 204; or online.
The American Senior Housing Association provides leadership for the seniors housing industry on legislative and regulatory matters, advances research, education and the exchange of strategic business information, and promotes the merits of seniors housing.
DrugWatch.com is an awareness group that aims to educate the public about prescription/OTC drugs, medical devices, and numerous health issues affecting the elderly.
Nursing home abuse has grown into a prevalent problem in the United States. It is believed that about 10% of the country’s elderly population experiences abuse in a nursing home setting annually.