LONG TERM CARE PLANNING AND SELECTION OF NURSING HOMES AND ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES
This website was developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide information and resources to help older individuals and their families plan for future long-term care (LTC) needs.
This CMS website contains the Nursing Home Compare tool which provides detailed information about the past performance (based on annual inspection surveys) of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country.
The Center for Excellence in Assisted Living maintains a clearinghouse which is a national resource for information and materials about assisted living.
The Eldercare Locator website was developed by U.S., Administration on Aging to provide information and resources to help older persons and their families access home and community-based services in their own communities.
This website of the ADRC Iowa Life Long Links provides information and referral resources for older Iowans and their caregivers.
Iowa’s 13 Area Agencies on Aging provide information and a variety of services to older Iowans.
This website of the Department of Inspections and Appeals Health Facilities Division contains report cards, consisting of inspection reports and final findings of complaint investigations, for health care facilities including nursing homes, residential care facilities, intermediate care facilities and assisted living facilities.
This website contains legal information about information nursing home and long term care.
Nursing Home Reform and Culture Change in Nursing Homes
Many of the links listed below have resources regarding long term care and nursing homes.
Consumer and Family Organizations