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Government and Non-Profit Agencies
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Resources provided by state, national and non-profit agencies on health care, finances, Veteran’s benefits, Medicaid/Medicare and more.





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Administration on Aging - Information for Professionals
A public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging. The Eldercare Locator connects older Americans and their caregivers with sources of information on senior services.

CARF International
CARF International is an independent, non-profit organization that promotes quality, value and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process centered on enhancing the lives of the persons served. When the services or provider you choose is CARF-accredited, you're assured the highest quality services possible.

Eldercare Locator
A public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging. The Eldercare Locator connects older Americans and their caregivers with sources of information on senior services.
Tel: 800-677-1116

Elder Rights and Resource – Long Term Care Ombudsman Program
Long-term care ombudsmen are advocates for residents of nursing homes, board and care homes, assisted living facilities and similar adult care facilities. They provide an on-going presence in long-term care facilities, monitoring care and conditions and providing a voice for those who are unable to speak for themselves.

Family Caregiver Alliance
The first community-based nonprofit organization in the country to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home. FCA now offers programs at national, state and local levels to support and sustain caregivers.

Medicare
Provides detailed information about the past performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country.
Tel: 800-MEDICARE

National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities
An association representing the nation's 56 officially designated state and territorial agencies on aging. The mission of the Association is to advance social, health, and economic policies responsive to the needs of a diverse aging population.
Tel: 202-898-2578

National Center on Elder Abuse
The National Center on Elder Abuse is dedicated to educating the public about elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation and its tragic consequences. NCEA is an internationally recognized resource for policy leaders, practitioners, prevention specialists, researchers, advocates, families, and concerned citizens.
Tel: 202-898-2586

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
The mission of the NHPCO is to lead and mobilize social change for improved care at the end of life. Find information on end-of-life issues.

National Long Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center
An Ombudsman is an advocate for residents of nursing homes, board and care homes, and assisted living. Find the ombudsman nearest you.
Tel: 202-332-2275

Nursing Home Compare on medicare.gov
A tool on medicare.gov whose primary purpose is to provide detailed information about the past performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country.

Senior Services (King County)
The largest non-profit agency serving older people in Washington. Established in 1967, the agency serves over 50,000 seniors and their families each year through an integrated system of quality programs and services.
Tel: 888-435-3377
info@seniorservices.org

Veterans Affairs Aid and Attendance Special Pension (Word Doc)
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is reaching out to inform wartime veterans and surviving spouses about an under-used, special monthly pension benefit called Aid and Attendance. This benefit may be available to those who have in-home care or who live in nursing homes or assisted living facilities.
Tel: 800-827-1000
Dept. of Veterans Affairs
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