But once you get a handle on the basics, you may need nursing home resources straight from the research organizations and think tanks that we turn to for information. If this is you, browse through the national and local nursing home resources below for the Web's best nursing home statistics, studies and forums.
National Nursing Home Resources
Non-profit organizations and government agencies alike offer detailed, unbiased nursing home resources on their websites. These sites are home to some of the best, most complete nursing home statistics around. Get connected with organizations that will support your loved one throughout the elder care process while you educate yourself about the industry.
National Council on Aging – A national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of older Americans. The NCOA website provides nursing home resources with an emphasis on aging.
U.S. National Institute on Health's National Institute on Aging – Health information on aging with cutting-edge nursing home statistics and a special section on Alzheimer's disease education.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration on Aging – Statistics on aging, links to caregiver support sites, and more nursing home resources.
Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics – Links to aging and nursing home statistics from numerous government agencies, including access to the research report, "Older Americans 2010: Key Indicators of Well-Being," a statistical representation of the aging population in America by 37 key aspects of their lives.
Find Local Nursing Home Resources
While our elder care advisors can assist you in finding a local skilled nursing facility that meets your needs, sometimes you need a little more information before getting in contact with actual nursing homes. If this describes you, the trusted local nursing home resources below might assist you in making a decision.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Eldercare Locator – Contact information for state and local senior services.
Gerontological Society of America – Expert local gerontologist referrals and contact information for state and international gerontological societies.
Other Nursing Home Statistics and Resources
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Senior Housing Information Center – Reports and data about low-income housing for the elderly.
National Aging in Place Council – Information and tips to help seniors remain in the same location safely for as long as possible.
USA.gov's Senior Citizens' Resources – Links for seniors about health, housing, money and more. There are also links for caregiver support, jobs and end-of-life issues.
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