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

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.

AARP    Protect America’s Nursing Home Residents site covers major problems in long term care and petitions government for reform.

AHCA   American Health Care Association’s over 14,000-strong membership is an advocacy force for the long term and post-acute care profession.

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

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