Arizona Office of the State Long Term Care Ombudsman
The Arizona Ombudsman office offers services that pertain to such issues as quality of care, residents' rights, and finances. The primary responsibility of the Arizona Ombudsman is to conduct investigations into complaints of abuse and neglect.
The Area Agency on Aging, Region I (AAA)
The AAA is a public/nonprofit private agency designated by the State of Arizona to ensure that the Federal Older Americans Act is followed. The AAA serves as an advocate for older adults and provides information, assistance, and other services.
Adult Protective Services (APS)
The APS provides services for vulnerable adults, including finding temporary shelter for victims and helping to locate quality long-term care facilities.
Arizona State Board of Examiners - Nursing Home Administrators and ALF Managers
The Board investigates all complaints and enforces the practice standards of the Administrators and Managers.
The Chandler Police Department
The Chandler Police Department offers protective services to Chandler residents and conducts investigations into severe cases of nursing home abuse (i.e., sexual assault, severe lacerations, burns, etc.).
Arizona Attorney General's Office
National Resources - Elder Abuse and Neglect
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
This site provides comprehensive information for seniors including news, benefits and government programs.
National Citizens' Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR)
NCCNHR is a nationwide advocacy group for quality long-term care. This site provides a variety of information on elder abuse and elder care.
National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)
NCEA is a national resource center that provides nursing home abuse statistics and other helpful information for Chandler seniors and other interested parties.
National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC)
This site offers information and resources for elder abuse victims and their families.
National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information
This site is an online resource developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It offers information with regard to services and financing options for long-term care.
National Institute on Aging
Family Caregiver Alliance
This site provides information with regard to care-giving issues, elder health matters, fact sheets, and more.
Senior Advocacy Groups
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
The AARP is a senior advocate group that provides information for seniors.
The Administration on Aging
The Administration on Aging site offers information on the Older Americans Act, the federal legislation, State Ombudsman programs, and more.
The Arizona State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
SHIP is a free health-benefits counseling service for Medicare beneficiaries and their families or caregivers.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMMC)
The CMMC is a federal agency that administers Medicare and Medicaid. The CMMC regulates long-term care facilities in Chandler with regard to Medicare and Medicaid services and benefits.
Coalition to Protect America's Elders (CPAE)
The CPAE is a national coalition group that advocates for senior rights and helps to ensure that all seniors are not abused and/or neglected.
The Doves Program
The Doves program is an Arizona advocacy group that offers a variety of services, including emergency, transitional and interim housing, and counseling to victims of elder abuse and neglect.
Governor's Advisory Council on Aging
The Council develops and monitors programs and policies that affect Arizona seniors.
IQ Nursing Homes
This site offers tools for seniors to access reporting information on long-term care facilities throughout Arizona. Such information includes reports of abuse and neglect.
This site offers an array of information on elder abuse and elder neglect.
Informational Links & Resources
American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
The Arizona Attorney General's Senior Citizen Protection Manual (Html Format)
The National Center for Assisted Living
Clearinghouse on Abuse and Neglect of the Elderly (CANE)
CANE is the nation's largest computerized collection of elder abuse resources and materials.
The Consumer Consortium on Assisted Living (CCAL)
This site provides information pertaining to assisted living and assisted living facilities.
This site provides information for Chandler residents and other interested parties with regard to elder abuse and elder neglect and offers an overview of the signs, symptoms and causes of elder abuse.
This site provides comparative information on long-term care facilities throughout the nation, including quality measures, inspections, and staffing.
Senior Citizen Bureau (SCB)
SCB is a non-profit, national organization that offers an informational database for Chandlerseniors to go and listen to fraud alerts, nursing home complaint histories and background information, and more.
Wikipedia provides information and statistics on elder abuse.
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