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National Citizens Coalition for Nursing Home Reform is a great resource for information on nursing home and assisted living issues. NCCNHR’s website has a wealth of information including fact sheets, publications, news announcements, and a list of wonderful links to many aging resources. NCCNHR is one of the largest resources for advocates of long-term care residents. Check it out!
You are invited to join the Pioneer Network and learn how you can make a difference. The pioneer network is a group of people dedicated to supporting elders and those who work with them.Participants include elders, family members, administrators, nurses, certified nursing assistants, resident assistants, physicians, social workers, educators, researchers, ombudsmen, advocates, regulators and architects. We are creating a better culture in all settings where elders live, with the intention of building loving, elder-directed communities. provides information about 16,000 Medicare/Medicaid-certified nursing homes in the United States, including easy-to-understand reports based on recent government surveys. They also compile a National Watch List of homes recently cited for violations or that have had substantiated complaints made against them. Additionally, they maintain an Honor Roll of facilities found to be deficiency-free.
AARP serves the needs and interests of people 50+ through information and education, advocacy, and community services provided by a network of local chapters and volunteers throughout the country. This site offers a wide range of information on long-term care and other topics useful to older persons and their families.

We are a statewide group of Family Councils, family members and friends of long term care residents working together for quality care in Maryland's nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.

The National Long Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center provides support, technical assistance and training to the 53 State Long Term Care Ombudsman Programs and their statewide networks of almost 600 regional (local) programs. The Center's objectives are to enhance the skills, knowledge and management capacity of the State programs to enable them to handle residents' complaints and represent resident interests (individual and systemic advocacy). Funded by the Administration on Aging (AoA), the Center is operated by the National Citizens' Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR), in cooperation with the National Association of State Units on Aging (NASUA).

This the Administration on Aging’s website with information on the ombudsman program and elder abuse.

Long Term Care Link is one of the most comprehensive long term care sites on the Internet. This non-commercial source of long term care information offers about 660 web pages which in turn can produce well over 2,000 pages of printed materials. Besides the in-depth information, it offers you a free referral service to link you with long term care experts and advisors in your area.
This site is designed to provide you with information about the functions of the Office of the Attorney General and some of the many issues we handle on behalf of the citizens of Maryland. The OAG will accept referrals about abuse, fraud, and other concerns in long term care.
This is the link for the COMAR index for title 10 that covers the regulations in nursing homes and assisted livings.
This is the website for nursing home administrator licensing.
This is the website for Maryland Board of Nursing
Information on "Nursing Homes: What You Need to Know" published by Office of the Attorney General.
Questions & Answers on Medical Assistance for Nursing Home Care
Prepared By: Legal Aid Bureau, Inc., Maryland
Nursing Home Program
Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services website
The Developmental Disabilities Administration provides a coordinated service delivery system so that individuals with developmental disabilities receive appropriate services oriented toward the goal of integration into the community. class="Normal"Criteria for waiver programs provided in Maryland.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services.
Long term care review is conducted by Delmarva Foundation for all long term care facility services provided to Maryland Medical Assistance applicants and recipients in Maryland. This is the agency that will determine the medical eligibility during the Medicaid application process.



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