Arizona State/County/City Links
Arizona Office of the State Long Term Care Ombudsman
The Arizona long-term care Ombudsman advocates for Arizona residents in long-term care facilities. The Ombudsman’s primary responsibility is to conduct investigations into abuse and neglect complaints.
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 office conducts investigations into reports of abuse of seniors and vulnerable adults in Tucson. Additionally, APS provides such services as emergency shelter and counseling for victims of abuse.
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
Tucson Police Department
The Tucson police department investigates severe cases of nursing home abuse (i.e., sexual assault, severe lacerations, burns, etc.).
City of Tucson
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)
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 for Victims of Crime (NCVC)
This site offers information and resources for elder abuse victims and their families.
National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)
NCEA provides statistical data and other information regarding elder abuse and it acts as a national resource center for abused and/or neglected seniors.
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
This site provides information pertaining to the Older Americans Act, the federal legislation, and State Ombudsman programs, and offers a variety of senior resource links that are beneficial to Arizona seniors.
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
The AARP is a senior advocate group that provides information, resources, and services for 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 long-term care facilities in Tucson with regard to Medicare and Medicaid services and benefits.
Coalition to Protect America's Elders (CPAE)
The CPAE works closely with our nation’s most prominent senior organizations to ensure that there is a better public awareness with regard to nursing home abuse. In addition, the CPAE fights to ensure that our nation’s seniors are protected.
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.)
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.
This site provides information for Tucson seniors and other interested parties regarding elder abuse and elder neglect and it provides an overview of the signs, symptoms and causes of elder abuse.
This site provides comparative information on long-term care facilities located in Tucson and throughout the nation, including such information on quality measures, inspections, and staffing.
Senior Citizen Bureau (SCB)
This site offers an informational database for Tucson seniors and other interested parties pertaining to nursing home complaint histories and background information.
Wikipedia provides information on elder abuse and elder care. In addition, the site offers elder abuse statistics.
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