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Consumer Resource Links

Alzheimer’s Association
www.alz.org
Nonprofit organization provides support, education, training and
resources for families and caregivers affected by Alzheimer’s and
related disorders.


AARP
www.aarp.org
Nationwide advocacy organization for people aged 50 and older.
Information and educational resources on an extensive range of
subjects, ranging from long-term health care to consumer fraud.


Better Business Bureau
www.bbb.org
Provides reports on business and charities, helps resolve consumer
complaints, and provides consumer counseling.


California Adult Protective Services
www.dss.cahwnet.gov/cdssweb
State mandated program charged with investigating situations involving
elder and dependent adults who are reported to be in danger due to
abuse, neglect, exploitation, or hazardous or unsafe living conditions.


California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform
www.canhr.org
Information and advocacy for nursing home residents and their families,
including detailed facility profiles at www.nursinghomeguide.org.


California Department of Aging
www.aging.state.ca.us
Administers a broad base of home and community based services
throughout California working with Area Agencies on Aging that serve
seniors and people with disabilities. Also works with public and nonprofit
agencies throughout the state.


California Department of Justice, Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder
Abuse

www.ag.ca.gov/bmfea/
Provides information on a wide variety of elder topics, links to numerous
other relevant sites, and contains contact and reporting information.


California Department of Justice, Crime and Violence Prevention Center
www.safestate.org
Provides community outreach information and technical assistance in
the development of prevention programs which address such issues as
elder abuse, domestic violence, child abuse and drug abuse.


Eldercare Locator
www.elder.org
Nationwide information and resource center for seniors and caregivers.

Long-Term Care Ombudsman
www.aging.state. ca.us/html/programs/ ombudsman.htm
Trained individuals who advocate for the protection and rights of all
residents of 24-hour long-term care facilities. The primary responsibility
of the Ombudsman program is to investigate and resolve complaints
made by, or on behalf of, individual residents.
National Committee for the


Prevention of Elder Abuse
www.preventelderabuse.org
Association of researchers, medical practitioners and advocates
dedicated to the safety and security of the elderly. Serves as the nation’s
clearinghouse on information and materials on elder abuse and neglect.


National Family Caregivers’ Association
www.nfcacares.org
Grassroots organization dedicated to improving life for family caregivers,
or those caring for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability.


National Hispanic Council on Aging
www.nhcoa.org
Provides information on issues critical to Latino seniors, including those
pertaining to health, income, education, employment and housing.


National Institute on Aging
www.nia.nih.gov
Information and consumer information on health and research advances
in aging issues.


National Senior Citizens’ Law Center
www.nsclc.org
Provides information for elder and dependent adults on such issues as
Medicare, Medi-Cal, SSI and pensions.


Nursing Home Compare
www.medicare.gov
Site designed to help individuals choose a nursing home, includes
comprehensive inspection results for all nursing homes.