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Nursing Home Abuse Support Group is for those who have suffered elderly abuse or have loved ones that have suffered due to negligence in nursing homes.


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History of Nursing Home Regulations

In 1965 Medicare and Medicaid came into existence and with it came federal regulation of nursing homes. Nursing homes that qualify and voluntarily elect Medicare and Medicaid to their facility must follow a set of guidelines put forth by federal standards.

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HELPFUL ELDERLY ABUSE LINKS
 

Elderly Abuse Resources

HCFA's Nursing Home Search
Search engine at this site allows users to check whether a particular nursing home has been cited for problems using ZIP code or state. Because a home does not appear in the database does not mean it passed all inspections.

National Citizen’s Coalition For Nursing Home Reform
NCCNHR was formed because of public concern about substandard care in nursing homes.

Association for the Protection of the Elderly
Association for Protection of the Elderly (APE) a national 501 (C) 3 non-profit corporation, seeks to insure civil and criminal liability for all offenses committed against America's elders and vulnerable adults, especially for those elders and vulnerable adults who reside in institutional settings.

Friends and Relatives of Institutionalized Aged
An independent non-profit, advocacy group that helps nursing home residents, organizes their families and friends, educates consumers and seeks more effective laws and public policies.

American Health Care Association
Organization represents nursing homes

National Center on Elder Abuse
This site includes information how to report abuse, statistics, fact sheets, information on federal laws and many Web links.

Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General
Search engine allows users to check whether a particular nursing home has been cited for problems using ZIP code or state. Because a home does not appear in the database does not mean it passed all inspections.

Administration on Aging
This link contains a fact sheet on elder abuse prevention.

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Information Center
Operated by an investigative and consulting firm, this site includes information on what defines abuse, federal and state laws and recent news reports of abuse.

Nursing Home Ratings
This private company rates nursing homes.

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Nursing Home & Elderly Abuse Recent News Stories

March 15, 2002
According to the Senate committee on aging, nursing home abuse is up 20% from last year. Instances of nursing home abuse can include neglect, as a Michigan nursing home resident died after wandering off outside and froze to death.

(MSNBC)