LTC INTERNET LINKS

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Links are listed alphabetically

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Administration on Aging - http://www.aoa.dhhs.gov/

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (formerly AHCPR) - http://www.ahcpr.gov/

Aging Parents and Elder Care - http://www.aging-parents-and-elder-care.com/
Aging Parents and Elder Care contains a wealth of information...a variety of articles, comprehensive checklists and links to key resources that will be very helpful to family caregivers. Our content has been designed to make it easier for caregivers to find reliable information quickly and prevent much of the frustration that new caregivers often feel. In particular, we've found that comprehensive checklists such as those we've included help caregivers avoid overlooking something important in the care of their aging loved one. In other words, we are a comprehensive resource for family caregivers during all stages of care.

Aging with Dignity - http://www.agingwithdignity.org/
Aging with Dignity is a non-profit organization established to provide the public with the practical information, advice and legal tools needed to ensure that their end-of-life care wishes and those of their loved ones will be respected.

Alzheimer's Association - http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimer’s Care Today - http://www.actjournalonline.com/
Alzheimer's Care Quarterly is a PEER-REVIEWED journal that provides information on dementia care practices that can be readily incorporated into the day-to-day activities of health care professionals, regardless of setting.

Alzheimer's Disease Research, a program of the American Health Assistance Foundation (AHAF) - http://www.ahaf.org/alzheimers/

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - http://www.aaaai.org/

American Academy of Family Physicians - http://www.aafp.org/family/

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine - http://www.aahpm.org/

American Academy of Physician Assistants - http://www.aapa.org/

America's Health Insurance Plans - http://www.ahip.org/

American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging - http://www.aahsa.org/

American Association of Retired Persons - http://www.aarp.org/

American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians - http://www.abqaurp.org/

American College of Health Care Administrators - http://www.achca.org/

American College of Physician Executives - http://www.acpe.org/

American College of Physicians/American Society of Internal Medicine - http://www.acponline.org/

American Federation for Aging Research - http://www.afar.org/

American Geriatrics Society - http://www.americangeriatrics.org/

AGS Foundation for Health in Aging - http://www.healthinaging.org/

American Health Care Association - http://www.ahca.org/

American Health Quality Association - http://www.ahqa.org/

American Heart Association - http://www.americanheart.org/

American Hospital Association - http://www.aha.org/

American Medical Association - http://www.ama-assn.org/

American Osteopathic Association - http://www.am-osteo-assn.org/

American Pharmaceutical Association - http://www.aphanet.org/

American Psychiatric Association - http://www.psych.org/

American Society on Aging - http://www.asaging.org/

American Society of Consultant Pharmacists - http://www.ascp.com/

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association - http://www.asha.org/

Arthritis Foundation - http://www.arthritis.org/

Assisted Living Consumer Alliance - http://www.assistedlivingconsumers.org/

Assisted Living Directory - http://www.assisted-living-directory.com

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Borun Center for Gerontological Research - http://borun.medsch.ucla.edu/

British Geriatrics Society - http://www.bgs.org.uk/

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Catholic Health Association - http://www.chausa.org/

Center for Excellence in Assisted Living - http://www.theceal.org/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - http://www.cdc.gov/

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (formerly the Health Care Financing Administration) - http://www.cms.hhs.gov/

Cleveland Clinic Foundation - http://www.clevelandclinic.org/

Congressional Record - http://thomas.loc.gov/

Cyberounds - http://www.cyberounds.com/

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Duke University Medical Center - http://www.mc.duke.edu/

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Education on Palliative and End-of-Life Care Project - http://www.epec.net/

Eldercare Locator Service - http://www.eldercare.gov/

Ethnic Elders Care - http://www.ethnicelderscare.net/
Ethnicelderscare.net presents a comprehensive presentation of information about Alzheimer's disease and related dementias among ethnic minority elders in the United States. Ethnic Elders Care is devoted to promoting research, treatment, education and support for ethnic minority elders with dementia, their families and caregivers. The site contains articles, news, links and a monthly news letter.

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Federal Register - http://www.gpo.gov/

The Flu Gallery - www.cdc.gov/flu/gallery

Food and Drug Administration - http://www.fda.gov/

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Geriatric Video Productions - http://www.geriatricvideo.com/

Gerontological Society of America - http://www.geron.org

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Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing- http://www.hartfordign.org/

Health Affairs - http://www.healthaffairs.org/

Healthgate - http://www.healthgate.com/

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Immunization Action Coalition - http://www.immunize.org

Attention Long Term Care Physicians:

International Association For Hospice & Palliative Care Care - http://www.hospicecare.com/
The IHIC is a not-for-profit organization formed in 1995, dedicated to the development and improvement of palliative care worldwide.

Iowa Geriatric Education Center - www.http://medicine.uiowa.edu/igec/
The IGEC provides and promotes educational opportunities that will help health professionals to better serve the growing elderly population.

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Joint Commission - http://www.jcaho.org

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Kennedy Institute of Ethics - http://kennedyinstitute.georgetown.edu/site/index.htm

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Library of Congress - http://thomas.loc.gov/

Links for Health Care Professionals - http://www.aspenpub.com/

Long Term Care Info - http://www.longtermcareinfo.com/
A Free Nursing Home and Home Health Care Agency Directory, on the World Wide Web.

Long Term Care Issues- http://www.ltcinsurance-il.com/long_term_care_info/

LTC Info - http://www.ltcinfo.net/
LTC Info is an on-line long-term care information and reference service for those practicing and working in the long-term care spectrum (subacute and transitional care, Skilled Nursing facilities, residential nursing facilities, Assisted Living, and other related programs and services). Its goal is to promote better clinical practice as a way to improve care, regulatory compliance, and business outcomes. It is also a reference site for physicians serving as attending physicians and medical directors in these programs and settings.

Long Term Care Medical Directors Association of Canada/Association Canadienne des Directeurs Médicaux en Soins de Longue Durée - http://www.cmda.info/

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Medscape - http://www.medscape.com/

Mesothelioma - http://www.mesotheliomaweb.org

Mesothelioma guide - http://www.MesotheliomaGuide.com

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National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care - http://www.nadona.org/

National Association of Health Care Assistants - http://www.nahcacares.org/

National Association for the Support of Long Term Care - http://www.nasl.org/
Your advocacy voice for excellence in post acute care.

National Committee for Quality Assurance - http://www.ncqa.org/

National Conference of Gerontological Nurse Practitioners - http://www.ncgnp.org/

National Family Caregivers Association - http://www.nfcacares.org/

National Gerontological Nursing Association - http://www.ngna.org/

National Guideline Clearinghouse - http://www.guideline.gov/

National Health Information Center - http://www.health.gov/nhic/

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization - http://www.nhpco.org/

National Institute on Aging - http://www.nia.nih.gov/

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - http://www.niddk.nih.gov/

National Institutes of Health - http://www.nih.gov/

National Library of Medicine - http://www.nlm.nih.gov/
    PubMed/MEDLINE (http://pubmed.gov): free access to MEDLINE and other resources
    MEDLINEplus (http://medlineplus.gov): free consumer health information resource
    ClinicalTrials.gov (http://clinicaltrials.gov): comprehensive database of US clinical trials
    A complete list of NLM's free online services can be found at www.nlm.nih.gov/hinfo.html

National Managed Care Health Care Congress - http://www.nmhcc.org/

National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Board - http://www.npuap.org/

New England Centenarian Study - http://www.bumc.bu.edu/Dept/Home.aspx
Based at Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Children's Hospital, the New England Centenarian Study's mission is to study centenarians who we believe carry the secrets to successful aging and how to delay or even escape diseases that so commonly afflict the elderly. Here on our Web site, you will find information about the various research studies we are conducting, as well as some terrific links for those interested in gerontology.

The Living to 100 Life Expectancy Calculator© - http://www.livingto100.com
The Living to 100 Life Expectancy Calculator© was designed to translate what we have learned from studies of centenarians and other longevity research into a practical and empowering tool for individuals to estimate their longevity potential. To calculate your estimated life expectancy, please answer all of the questions. Most of the centenarian subjects in our Harvard Medical School-based New England Centenarian Study would score very high on this test. Following the quiz is a key to explain why each item is related to your longevity potential.

New England Journal of Medicine - http://www.nejm.org/

Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders - http://www.ConsultGeriRN.org
ConsultGeriRN.org is the clinical nursing website of the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, New York University College of Nursing and the NICHE program (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders). ConsultGeriRN.org is an evidence-based online resource for nurses in clinical and educational settings. ConsultGeriRN.org has geriatric protocols, evidence-based for managing common geriatric syndromes and conditions, linkage to specialty nursing associations, hospital competencies, opportunities to acquire continuing education materials and much more! ConsultGeriRN.org is funded in part by a grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies (USA) Inc. and The John A. Hartford Foundation.

Nursing Home Monitors - http://www.nursinghomemonitors.org/

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Parkinson's Web - http://pdweb.mgh.harvard.edu/

Physicians' Desk Reference® - http://www.pdr.net/

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Quality Partners of Rhode Island - http://www.riqualitypartners.org

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RAND Corporation - http://www.rand.org/

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - http://www.rwjf.org/

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Sleep Apnea Association - http://www.sleepapnea.org

SMG Marketing Group - http://www.smg.com/

Social Security Administration - http://www.ssa.gov/

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Texas Quality Matters - http://www.texasqualitymatters.org/
The Quality Monitoring Program at the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services provides a support website for individuals residing in long-term care facilities (nursing homes) and facility staff to supply information about quality improvement initiatives.

 

The Nurse Practitioner (Journal) - http://www.tnpj.com/

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Urban Institute - http://www.urban.org/

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services - http://www.hhs.gov/

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World Health Organization - http://www.who.int/

World Organization of Family Doctors - http://www.globalfamilydoctor.com/

Wound Healing Society - http://www.woundheal.org/