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Directory Of Resources Related To Nursing Homes
National: American Association Of Homes And Services For The Aging (AAHSA)
901 E Street NW Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20004-2011
A national association of several thousand not-for-profit nursing homes and health related facilities.

Administration On Aging

American Health Care Association (AHCA)
1201 L Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20005-4014
A federation of state health care organizations whose members included thousands of licensed nursing homes and other long term care facilities.

Council Of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB)
4200 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, Va 22003

Eldercare Locator

Healthcare Financing Administration (HCFA)
Nursing Home Database

Guide To Choosing A Nursing Home

Joint Commission On Accreditation Of Health Care Organizations:
One Renaissance Blvd
Oakbrook Terrace, Il. 60181
This commission evaluates and accredits U.S. health care organizations and nursing homes.

National Association Of Area Agencies On Aging
927 15th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

National Citizen's Coalition For Nursing Reform (NCCNHR)
1424 Sixteenth Street NW Suite 202
Washington, D.C. 20036-2211
Represents organizations helping to protect the rights while improving the quality of life of long-term care facility residents. The Ombudsman program providing services to the state ombudsmen who resolve complaints and advocate for nursing home residents also is based here.

National Council On Aging
409 Third St SW
Washington, D.C. 20024

Nursing Home Information Service (NHIS)
National Council Of Senior Citizens
8403 Colesville Rado 12th floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Information and referral service for long term care. Other Websites: CareGuide www.careguide.com

Elderweb www.elderweb.com/default.php3?PageID=934

State Agencies For Aging

Nursing Home and Assisted Living Facility Abuse and Neglect

National Center For Elder Abuse

Elder Care free referral and placement service for the elderly 800 662-1998

Nursing Home Information 800 427-8700

Nursing Home Ratings, Rankings and Quality of Care Reports

Senior Housing Net Elder Abuse Nat. Health Info.Clearinghouse on Aging
(202) 245-2158 Data
Washington D.C

Legal Counsel for the Aging
(202) 728-4333 Legal
Washington D.C

National Center On Aging
(202) 682-0100 Elder Abuse
Washington D.C

American Assn. of Retired Persons
(202) 872-4700 Soc. & Legal Srvcs
Washington D.C.

© Copyright 2000 by Gail R. Mitchell

Gail Mitchell
Empowering Caregivers

Ms. Mitchell is the President and Founder of NOFEC. Her full-time caregiving experience began in the early eighties when her husband was diagnosed with cancer. Later on she became the primary caregiver for her father, along with her mother who had become critically ill from burnout prior to her dadís passing. In recent years, she cared for several friends with AIDS while continuing to care for her mother and actively providing support, information, referrals and resources for caregivers.

Prior to founding NOFEC, she created the iVillageHealth Chat: Empowering Caregivers, which she hosted for over 5 years. Within a month of hosting she created Empowering Caregivers: www.care-givers.com in 1999 as a resource for caregivers around the globe. Over three million visitors have frequented the website.

Gail's leadership on the Internet and her success with Empowering Caregivers led her to found National Organization For Empowering Caregivers (NOFEC) INC in 2001.

She presents at national and international care-related conferences and programs and has been a keynote speaker for many programs as well.

Ms Mitchell has assisted thousands of caregivers online and offline in ways to empower themselves in their roles in caring for loved ones.

For a list of client and or her resume, please contact info@nofec.org

Gail's articles have been published in many venues nationally and in Canada.Presently, she is a member of American Society on Aging and National Quality Caregivers Coalition.

E-mail: info@care-givers.com
Web Site: http://www.care-givers.com

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