If your loved one is currently living in a nursing home or another long-term care facility, the North Carolina nursing home abuse lawyers from Henson Fuerst suggest using the following resources to help ensure your family member receives the proper care he or she needs.
Elder Abuse Resources
Clearinghouse on Abuse and Neglect of the Elderly (CANE)
Access the nation’s largest computerized catalog of elder abuse literature. With more than 6,000 entries, you can search CANE’s database to obtain references pertaining to many aspects of elder abuse and neglect.
National Center on Elder Abuse
Find national and state information on elder abuse, including: abuse hotlines, resources for professionals, resources for families, newsletters, and more.
Aging and Long-Term Care Resources
Administration on Aging (AoA)
Find local programs, check for benefits, and learn how to prepare for emergencies using the government-sponsored AoA website. It was developed as a comprehensive, coordinated, and cost-effective system of home- and community-based services that helps elderly individuals maintain their health and independence in their later years.
Use the Eldercare Locator as your first step for finding local agencies designed to help older persons and their families access home- and community-based services, including transportation, meals, home care, and caregiver support services.
Medicare—Nursing Home Information
This portion of the Medicare website allows you to find and compare nursing homes in your area. Review the star ratings and inspection statuses of nursing homes, and learn about alternatives to nursing homes.
National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information
Plan for future long-term care needs using this website, developed by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
NCCNHR (formerly the National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform)
Find information specific to nursing home residents, family members, advocates, and ombudsmen using this website.