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Arkansas Advocates for Nursing Home Residents

A nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and improving the quality of care and life for Arkansas residents in long-term care facilities.
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Arkansas Office of Long Term Care

The Office of Long Term Care conducts investigation of complaints in which abuse or neglect of residents, or misappropriation of resident property, is witnessed, suspected, or alleged in long-term care facilities. Complaint information is kept confidential.
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Arkansas Attorney General Abuse and Neglect Complaint

One mission of the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office is to investigate and prosecute Medicaid provider fraud and incidences of patient abuse and neglect.
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Provides data on nursing home care in the US with a goal to allow researches to trace relationships between state policies, local market forces and quality of long-term care and enable policymakers to craft state and local guidelines that promote high-quality, cost-effective, equitable care for older Americans.
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Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services

This is an excellent site hosted by the United States Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The “Nursing Home Compare” feature assists you in evaluating the quality of care at any nursing home that accepts Medicare payments.
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Medicare Rights Center

Understanding Medicare is no simple task. The Medicare Rights Center works to ensure access to affordable health care for older adults and people with disabilities through counseling, educational programs and public policy initiatives.
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Center for Medicare Advocacy

The Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc. is a national non-profit, non-partisan organization that provides education, advocacy, and legal assistance to help elders and people with disabilities obtain Medicare and necessary health care.
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National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care

Formerly the National Citizens Coalition for Nursing Home Reform, NCCNHR is a national nonprofit organization of consumers and advocates who define and achieve quality for people with long-term care needs.
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AARP is a national nonprofit organization that promotes and protects the rights of senior citizens.
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National Nursing Home Watch List by State

Nursing homes with recent survey violations or substantiated complaints for “actual harm” or “immediate jeopardy.”
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How to Select a Nursing Home

A reference and checklist for the potential nursing home resident and his or her family.
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National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel

US research, education, and advocacy for pressure ulcer prevention and treatment.
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The Merck Manual of Geriatrics

A resource for medical conditions affecting geriatric patients.
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American Medical Directors Association

AMDA has published Clinical Practice Guidelines specifically for use in long-term care.
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