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Organizations and Resources available on the web

Association for the Advancement of Retired Persons – an association of people to promote the welfare of senior citizens www.aarp.org

Administration on Aging – The federal focal point and advocate agency for older persons and their concerns http://www.aoa.gov

Consumer Justice Group – Nursing Home abuse and neglect information along with other useful information for consumers http://www.consumerjusticegroup.com/nursinghomeabuse/index.html

False Claims Act website
http://www.taf.org/

I care – long term care ombudsmen program http://www.icare.ws/

Illinois Center for Justice and Democracy – dedicated to stopping laws that restrict victims’ rights to pursue claims in court.
http://centerjd.org/Illinois.htm

Illinois Department on Aging
http://www.state.il.us/aging/

National Center on Elder Care Abuse
http://www.elderabusecenter.org/default.cfm?p=nursinghomeabuse.cfm

National Citizen’s Coalition for Nursing Home Reform
http://www.nccnhr.org/

National Long Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center
http://www.ltcombudsman.org/default.cfm

National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC) – Helping older people to live in dignity
http://www.nsclc.org/

Nursing homes in Illinois – run by the Illinois Department of Public Health
http://www.idph.state.il.us/healthca/nursinghometestjava.htm

OWL – Grassroots organization that focuses on women’s issues as they age.
http://www.owl-national.org/index.htm

Tender Loving Care in Long-Term Care
http://www.tlcinltc.org/