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Long Term Care & Nursing Homes

See also: Medicare and Health

Selected Books

Pennsylvania Medicaid: Long-Term Care
PENNA r KFP341.5.P65 P46
Written by certified elder law specialist Robert C. Gerhard, III Esq. this annual reference book is for those advising seniors and their families and explains how Medicaid is used to finance long-term care in Pennsylvania.

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Web Sites

  • LeadingAge
    Formerly the "American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging", LeadingAge is an association of 5,400 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to expanding the world of possibilities for aging.
  • Eldercare Locator
    The Eldercare Locator, a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging, connects older Americans and their caregivers with sources of information on senior services. The service links those who need assistance with state and local area agencies on aging and community-based organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers.
  • Find a Care Manager
    This is a website from the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (GCM) that will help you find a professional geriatric care manager (PGCM). A PGCM is a professional, such as a social worker, counselor, nurse, or gerontologist who specializes in assisting older people and their families to attain the highest quality of life given their circumstances.
  • Medicare
    On the Medicare home page choose "Long Term Care" for comparing nursing homes, health plan options, home health agencies, etc. in your area.
    • Medicare: Nursing Home Compare
      A site whose purpose is to provide detailed information about the past performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country.
  • National Care Planning Council
    The National Care Planning Council (NCPC) is a nationwide alliance of care providers, experts and advisers who promote and support planning for long term care. Their website offers a comprehensive 670 page Guide to Long Term Care Planning.
  • U.S. Administration on Aging
    Includes links to information about long term care.

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