Long Term Care Resources

It is very common and often necessary for elderly members of our society to move into nursing homes or long-term care facilities upon reaching the point in life that they either require constant nursing care or have problems performing daily self care activities.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services at least 70 percent of people over the age of 65 will require some long-term care services at some point in their lives.

At Sweeney Law Firm, we are committed to protecting the rights of individuals who suffer harm as a result of negligence in these types of long-term care facilities. We are dedicated to holding nursing homes and other assisted-living facilities accountable for nursing home neglect and abuse.

We are here to help you when you or a loved one is the victim of an irresponsible care facility. We can review a potential negligence case and pursue a nursing home neglect lawsuit when it is needed, but ultimately the best defense against nursing home neglect is to prevent it before it happens. There are many things you can do to help prevent a potential nursing home neglect or abuse situation.

This long-term care resource will help you become more knowledgeable about the care decisions you make for yourself and your family. Be sure to research your care options carefully. The time you spend researching your options now may protect you and your loved ones from a case of negligence at the hands of a poor caregiver in the future.

Resources:

Next Step in Care

Becoming An Effective Advocate for Care 

Assessment Tools:

Medicare Comparisons 

Culture Change:

The Pioneer Network 

National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care (Consumer Voice)

Housing:

Carelike Senior Housing Finder

Disability.gov

Financial and Health Care Planning:

The CPA Journal

Paying for Long-Term Care:

Benefits Check Up

National Clearinghouse for Long Term Care Information

Center for Medicare Advocacy (CMA)

Medicare Rights Center (MRC)

Medicare and Home Health Care

The Personal Assistance Services (PAS) Center

Assisted Living/Group Homes:

Thinking of Moving to an Assisted Living Residence? 

Resident’s Guide for Assisted Living

Nursing Homes:

National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care (Consumer Voice)

Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes

Nursing Homes: Getting Good Care There

Hospice:

Medicare Hospice Benefits - Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services 

Other Organizations:

AARP

The Alzheimer’s Association

Alzheimer’s Foundation

The Arc

Association of University Centers on Disabilities

Brain Injury Association of America (BIA)

Easter Seals

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a)

National Council on Aging (NCOA)

National Empowerment Network (NEC)

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)

Disability Rights Network

National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities

National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care