Helpful Links

National Consumer Voice for Quality Long Term Care:
The Consumer Voice is the leading national organization representing consumers in issues related to long-term care, helping to ensure that consumers are empowered to advocate for themselves. They are a primary source of information and tools for consumers, families, caregivers, advocates and ombudsmen to help ensure quality care for the individual.

NC Star Rating System for Adult Care Homes (Assisted Living)
Administered by the NC Division of Health Services Regulation

US Nursing Home Compare (Ratings system)
Administered by the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services, this is a searchable ratings system with detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country.

Guide to Recognizing Elder Abuse
Published by The National Council for Aging

National Consumer Guide and Fact Sheets
Published by the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care

S.A.F.E. in Long Term Care, brochure on protecting residents from harm: Published by LTC Ombudsman.

North Carolina Division of Aging Website

NC Division of Health Services Regulation / Adult Care Home Star Ratings and Penalty Assessments:

National Clearinghouse for Long Term Care Information

Full Circle of Care Caregiver Website

Nursing Home Abuse Center

Medicare and Nursing Home Compare

The Elder Law Clinic of Wake Forest University Law School

Nursing Home Monitors:

North Carolina Division of Medical Assistance: Medicaid Bulletins

Health and Aging

Information on Home and Community Care for the Elderly

Medical Malpractice Center:

Brain Injury Association of North Carolina