Arizona State/County/City Links
Arizona Office of the State Long Term Care Ombudsman
The primary responsibility of the Arizona Ombudsman is to investigate and attempt to resolve complaints made by or on behalf of residents in long-term care facilities.
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 exists to receive and investigate incidents of abuse, neglect, or exploitation of incapacitated or vulnerable adults, and to offer appropriate services in accordance with individual need and acceptance, and state law.
Arizona State Board of Examiners - Nursing Home Administrators and ALF Managers
The Board investigates all complaints filed against nursing home administrators and ALF managers and enforces the practice standards of the Administrators and Managers.
Arizona Attorney General’s Office
El Mirage Police Department
The El Mirage police department offers protective services to El Mirage seniors and other residents of El Mirage. It conducts investigations into severe cases of nursing home abuse (i.e., sexual assault, severe lacerations, burns, etc.).
The City of El Mirage
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. In addition, comparative information on nursing homes can be found here.
Family Caregiver Alliance
This site provides information with regard to care-giving issues, elder health matters, fact sheets, and more.
Federal Citizen Information Center - U.S. General Services Administration
This site provides Medicare and Medicaid publications, several of which address nursing home living.
National Institute on Aging
National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR)
The NCCNHR is a national advocacy organization based in Washington D.C., which was formed because of growing public concern about substandard care in nursing homes. The NCCNHR works closely with State Long-Term Care Ombudsman programs, and operates the National Ombudsman Resource Center.
National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)
The NCEA site provides helpful information with regard to elder abuse and provides statistical data on nursing home abuse for El Mirage seniors and others.
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 pertaining to services and financing options for long-term care.
Senior Advocacy Groups
The Administration on Aging
The Administration on Aging provides a variety of services to El Mirage seniors. This site provides information on the Older Americans Act, the federal legislation, State Ombudsman programs, and other resource information.
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
The AARP is a senior advocate group that provides information, resources, and services for seniors.
Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging
The Council develops and monitors programs and policies that affect Arizona seniors.
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 Phoenix long-term care facilities with regard to Medicare and Medicaid services and benefits.
Coalition to Protect America's Elders (CPAE)
The CPAE is a national coalition group that works closely with our nation’s most prominent senior organizations. The CPAE advocates for the rights of seniors and helps to ensure that elder abuse and neglect are not tolerated.
The Doves Program
The Doves program assists elder abuse victims obtain the protection they deserve and offers such services as crisis counseling, emergency, transitional and interim housing, and transportation.
This site offers an array of information on elder abuse and elder neglect.
IQ Nursing Homes
The IQ Nursing Homes site offers a variety of tools for Arizona seniors who wish to review long-term care facility reports. Information on abuse and neglect can also be found here.
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
Elder Abuse and Neglect: In Search of Solutions (American Psychological Assoc.)
Here you will find facts regarding elder abuse and information on the signs of elder abuse and what steps need to be taken when elder abuse is suspected.
The Consumer Consortium on Assisted Living (CCAL)
This site provides helpful information with regard to assisted living and assisted living facilities.
Clearinghouse on Abuse and Neglect of the Elderly (CANE)
CANE is the nation's largest computerized collection of elder abuse resources and materials.
This site provides information for El Mirage 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 located in El Mirage and throughout the nation, including such information on quality measures, inspections, and staffing.
Senior Citizen Bureau (SCB)
The SCB is a national coalition for elder care reform. This site offers an informational database pertaining to long-term care facilities located in El Mirage and throughout the nation. Such information includes complaint histories and other background information.
The Wikipedia site offers factual and statistical data, as well as other information pertaining to elder abuse.
El Mirage seniors should be allowed to live their lives free from pain, suffering, and emotional distress. If you or your loved one has been harmed in a nursing home or other elder care facility, contact our Arizona Nursing Home Abuse Law Firm today!