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 Sun City West and other Arizona adult residents 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 and enforces the practice standards of the Administrators and Managers.
Maricopa County Sheriff's Department
If you or your loved one is in immediate danger or has suffered severe nursing home abuse (i.e., sexual assault, lacerations, burns, etc.), then you want to contact the police as soon as possible.
Arizona Attorney General's Office
Sun City West
National Resources - Elder Abuse and Neglect
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
Provides Medicare and Medicaid Publications, several of which address nursing home living.
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.
National Institute on Aging
National Citizens' Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR)
NCCNHR is a nationwide advocacy group for nursing home reform. This group provides a portal of information regarding elder abuse and elder care.
National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)
This site offers nursing home abuse statistics and other helpful information for Sun City West 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 pertaining to services and financing options for long-term care.
Senior Advocacy Groups
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.
Governor's Advisory Council on Aging
The Council develops and monitors programs and policies that affect Arizona 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 Sun City West long-term care facilities with regard to Medicare and Medicaid services and benefits.
Coalition to Protect America's Elders (CPAE)
The CPAE works closely with many of our nation's prominent senior organizations in order to create public awareness of nursing home abuse.
This site offers an array of information on elder abuse and elder neglect.
The Doves Program
An advocacy group, the Doves program provides a variety of protective and counseling services to victims of elder abuse and elder neglect.
IQ Nursing Homes
This site provides tools for seniors to access nursing home reports to determine which ones are safe. Information on elder abuse and nursing home abuse and neglect are also provided.
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 helpful information with regard to assisted living and assisted living facilities.
The Helpguide site provides information for Sun City West seniors 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 Sun City West and throughout the nation, including related information on quality measures, inspections, and staffing.
Senior Citizen Bureau (SCB)
This site provides an informational database for Sun City West seniors and other interested parties where fraud alerts, nursing home complaint histories and background information can be gathered.
Wikipedia offers an array of information on elder abuse and elder care, including statistical information.
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