Long Term Care & Nursing Homes
PENNA r KFP341.5.P65 P46
Written by certified elder law specialist Robert C. Gerhard, III Esq. this annual reference book is for those advising seniors and their families and explains how Medicaid is used to finance long-term care in Pennsylvania.
Browse the Catalog
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Formerly the "American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging", LeadingAge is an association of 5,400 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to expanding the world of possibilities for aging.
The Eldercare Locator, a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging, connects older Americans and their caregivers with sources of information on senior services. The service links those who need assistance with state and local area agencies on aging and community-based organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers.
Find a Care Manager
This is a website from the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (GCM) that will help you find a professional geriatric care manager (PGCM). A PGCM is a professional, such as a social worker, counselor, nurse, or gerontologist who specializes in assisting older people and their families to attain the highest quality of life given their circumstances.
On the Medicare home page choose "Long Term Care" for comparing nursing homes, health plan options, home health agencies, etc. in your area.
Medicare: Nursing Home Compare
A site whose purpose is to provide detailed information about the past performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country.
- Medicare: Nursing Home Compare
National Care Planning Council
The National Care Planning Council (NCPC) is a nationwide alliance of care providers, experts and advisers who promote and support planning for long term care. Their website offers a comprehensive 670 page Guide to Long Term Care Planning.
U.S. Administration on Aging
Includes links to information about long term care.
National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information
Planning advice to help you prepare for the long-term care needs you may have in the coming years.
- National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information
Pittsburgh Region - Directories
PANPHA: Pennsylvania Association of Non-Profit Homes for the Aging
represents non-profit religious, fraternal, community and government sponsored providers of a variety of long-term care and housing services for the elderly. Name, address, phone, and website of PANPHA member facilities in Allegheny County.
Pennsylvania Department of Health, Health Care Facilities Search
Search for Home Health Agencies and Hospices by county or city.
Pittsburgh Business Times: Top 7 (largest): Elder Care Providers 2010
Each year, this local business weekly creates lists of the top "largest" companies in a variety of sectors. This is for elder care and lists the top 7 of their list of 25 (available in a print edition).
United Way of Allegheny County
Caregiver's Resource Guide
This resource guide, in PDF format (Requires Adobe Acrobat) lists resources in Allegheny County, agencies, their services, advice and tips to help you find the services you need.
Long Term Care in Pennsylvania
This website was designed to provide quick and easy access to comprehensive information about the many long term care and service options available throughout Pennsylvania. A site created in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.
Pennsylvania Department of Public Health
Look here for information on nursing homes in the state of Pennsylvania, which are licensed by the Department of Health. They have extensive reports on facilities.