Long term care consists of a variety of services that includes medical and non-medical care to people who have a chronic illness or disability. Long term care helps meet health or personal needs. Most long term care is to assist people with support services such as activities of daily living like dressing, bathing, and using the bathroom. Long term care can be provided at home, in the community, in assisted living or in nursing homes. It is important to remember that you may need long-term care at any age.
AHIP – Long Term Insurance
AHIP provides a unified voice for the community of health insurance plans. A major policy goal for our members is to expand access to high quality, affordable coverage to all Americans. We have developed innovative proposed solutions to promote universal coverage, raise the bar on quality, and make health care services more affordable.
AARP – Long Term Lifestyle and Housing
AARP’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for all as we age, leading positive social change and delivering value to members through information, advocacy and service. We believe strongly in the principles of collective purpose, collective voice, and collective purchasing power, and these principles guide all organization efforts.
CarePathways.com – Long term Lifestyle and Housing
Created and maintained by RNs dedicated to optimizing a families access to valid information and credible services about senior care and housing options. It is our goal to educate families about the types of care options available in order to help them to better understand what might be the best choice for their aging loved ones. Access to our on-line databases facilitates the difficult search for home care, assisted living, retirement homes, nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.
Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes
The Campaign works closely with other national nursing home quality initiatives to streamline efforts and to prevent duplication of efforts. National quality initiatives such as Quality First, the Nursing Home Quality Initiative, the Culture Change movement, the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) 9th Scope of Work complement one another. Working with one initiative will usually strengthen results and outcomes of the other.
American Assisted Living Nurses Association (AALNA)
Promotes successful nursing practice in assisted living beneffiting nurses and residents. AALNA is the only national non-profit association dedicated to assisted living nursing. It is operated by assisted living nurses, for assisted living nurses.