Resources and associations for long term care, nursing home, and skilled nursing facilityLong Term Care Associations

AAPACN    The American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing represents post-acute care nurses and professionals and offers members education, certification, resources, and collaborative communities.

Alzheimer’s Association   Global voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care and support, and private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research

ACHCA   American College of Health Care Administrators   Identifies, recognizes, and supports long term care leaders, advocating for their mission and promoting excellence in their profession

AOA   Administration on Aging   The mission of AoA is to develop a comprehensive, coordinated and cost-effective system of home and community-based services that helps elderly individuals maintain their health and independence in their homes and communities

Arthritis Foundation   National not-for-profit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions

ASA   American Society on Aging   Goal is to support the commitment and enhance the knowledge and skills of those who seek to improve the quality of life of older adults and their families

NCVQLTC   National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care   Formed in 1975 because of public concern about substandard care in nursing homes, is the outgrowth of work by advocates working for Ralph Nader and the National Gray Panthers

NCSBN   National Council of State Boards of Nursing   Licensure and practice, license verification, nurse licensure compact, boards of nursing, NCLEX exam, NNAAP and MACE exams

N4A   National Association of Area Agencies on Aging   Primary mission is to build the capacity of its members to help older persons and persons with disabilities live with dignity and choices in their homes and communities for as long as possible

NHPCO   National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization   Represents hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States

NORC   National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center   Provides support, technical assistance and training to the 53 State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs to enhance skills, knowledge, and management capacity

NPUAP   National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel   Professional organization dedicated to the prevention and management of pressure ulcers

WOCN   Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society   Promotes educational, clinical, and research opportunities to advance the practice and guide the delivery of expert health care to individuals with wounds, ostomies, and incontinence