Arizona State/County/City Links
Arizona Office of the State Long Term Care Ombudsman
The long-term care Ombudsman advocates for long-term care residents throughout the state of Arizona. The Ombudsman conducts investigations into complaints regarding a wide array of issues, including abuse and neglect.
The Area Agency on Aging, Region 2 (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 protection to vulnerable Pima County adults who are unable to protect themselves from abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
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
Pima County Attorney
Pima County Sheriff’s Office
When you or your loved is in danger or has suffered severe nursing home abuse (i.e., sexual assault, lacerations, burns, etc.), you should contact the Pima County Sheriff’s office right away.
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 runs the National Ombudsman Resource Center and works closely with the Arizona long-term care ombudsman to ensure the safety of Arizona seniors. The NCCNHR site offers information on nursing home abuse and provides a variety of resource links regarding elder abuse and elder care.
National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC)
This site offers information and resources for elder abuse victims and their families.
National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)
The NCEA site offers helpful information with regard to elder abuse and provides data and statistics on nursing home abuse.
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.
National Committee on the Prevention of Elder Abuse
This site provides information on elder abuse and offers various resources pertaining to the prevention of elder abuse.
Senior Advocacy Groups
Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging
The Council develops and monitors programs and policies that affect Arizona seniors.
The Administration on Aging
The Administration on Aging site provides an array of information for seniors, including information on the Older Americans Act, the federal legislation, and State Ombudsman programs. In addition, it provides a variety of helpful resource links for seniors.
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people 50 years of age and over. The AARP provides information and resources for seniors, advocates on legislative senior issues, and offers its members a wide range of unique benefits, including discounted products and services.
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 Pima County long-term care facilities with regard to Medicare and Medicaid services and benefits.
Coalition to Protect America's Elders (CPAE)
The CPAE is a nonprofit national coalition advocacy organization that works closely with our nation’s most prominent senior organizations and other advocacy groups to create a better public awareness of elder care.
The Doves Program
The Doves program provides such services as crisis counseling, emergency, transitional and interim housing, transportation, and more to elder abuse victims.
This site offers an array of information on elder abuse and elder neglect.
IQ Nursing Homes
The IQ Nursing Homes site is a portal for Arizona seniors to access reporting information on long-term care facilities throughout Arizona. Information on elder abuse and neglect can 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.)
On this site 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.
Helpguide is an informational site where information on elder abuse and elder neglect can be found. An overview of the signs, symptoms and causes of elder abuse is also offered here.
This site provides detailed information regarding the past performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified long-term care facility throughout the nation, including quality measures, inspections, and staffing.
Senior Citizen Bureau (SCB)
This site provides Pima County seniors and other interested parties with an informational database on Pima County nursing homes, including fraud alerts and nursing home facility complaint histories.
The Wikipedia site provides facts, statistical data and other information on elder abuse.
If you have seen signs of nursing home abuse or nursing home neglect while visiting your loved one or friend, please contact the Arizona nursing home abuse lawyers at the Arizona Nursing Home Abuse Law Firm today!