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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
X X Administration on Aging
The home page of the Administration on Aging.

X Administration on Aging
Elder Rights Protection Resources Page - Information concerning elder rights protection programs.

X X Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is the federal agency that administers Medicare, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

X X Code of Federal Regulations
The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government. It is divided into 50 titles that represent broad areas subject to Federal regulation.

X Congressional Legislation THOMAS Home Page
As mandated by the leadership of the 104th Congress, THOMAS provides free public access via the Internet to information about federal legislation.

X X Department of Health and Human Services
The Department of Health and Human Services is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.

X X USA.gov
As the U.S. government's official web portal, USA.gov makes it easy for the public to get U.S. government information and services on the web.

X X LSU Libraries: Government Documents
A collection of search engines to use for finding U.S. federal government information. Sponsored by Louisiana State University.

X X Medicaid
This is the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Medicaid Information Site. Medicaid is a jointly-funded, Federal-State health insurance program for certain low-income and needy individuals.

X X Medicare
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) administers Medicare, the nation's largest health insurance program, which covers nearly 40 million Americans. Medicare is a Health Insurance Program for people age 65 or older, some disabled people under age 65, and people of all ages with End-Stage Renal Disease.

X Medicare - Fraud and Abuse
The website of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) concerning fraud and abuse within the Medicare program.

X Medicare - Nursing Homes
The website of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) with valuable information concerning nursing homes. This site includes "Nursing Home Compare," a nursing home database whose primary purpose is to provide understandable information about the performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country. Nursing Home Compare includes information about California nursing homes obtained from the State's last inspections of the nursing homes.

X X Office of Inspector General
The home page of the Office of Inspector General.

X Office of Inspector General - Anti-Fraud and Abuse Activities
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is dedicated to protecting the integrity of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) programs, as well as the health and welfare of the beneficiaries of these programs.

X X Office of Inspector General - List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE)
The Office of Inspector General's (OIG) List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE) database provides information to the health care industry, patients and the public regarding individuals and entities currently excluded from participation in Medicare, Medicaid and all Federal health care programs.

X U.S. Code - Office of the Law Revision Counsel
The Office of the Law Revision Counsel prepares and publishes the United States Code, which is a consolidation and codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States.

X X U.S. Code - Legal Information Institute
The United States Code is generated from the most recent official version made available by the US House of Representatives. The website is sponsored by the Legal Information Institute, a non-profit group at Cornell University Law School.

X X U.S. Federal Government Agencies Directory
The directory is a partnership of Louisiana State University and the Federal Depository Library Program, and lists current/active/existing U. S. Federal Government agencies as represented in the United States Government Manual. This index is for people who know what agency they want, but don't know the URL. The index is searchable by agency keyword.

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STATE OF CALIFORNIA
X X Adult Protective Services
The Adult Protective Services (APS) program is supervised by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) and administered locally by each county. It provides assistance to elderly and dependent adults who are functionally impaired, unable to meet their own needs or are victims of abuse, neglect or exploitation.

County APS agencies investigate reports of abuse of elders and dependent adults who live in private homes and hotels or hospitals and health clinics when the abuser is not at staff member. County APS agencies evaluate abuse cases and arrange for services such as advocacy, counseling, money management, out-of-home placement, or conservatorship. APS agencies also provide information and referral to other agencies and educate the public about reporting requirements and responsibilities under the Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Reporting laws.

X X State of California Home Page
A good starting point for information about various aspects of California state government.

X X California Code of Regulations
This California Code of Regulations (CCR) website contains the text of the regulations that have been formally adopted by state agencies, reviewed and approved by the Office of Administrative Law, and filed with the Secretary of State. The CCR consists of 26 titles and contains the regulations of approximately 200 regulatory agencies.

X X California Codes (searchable by keywords)
This website is maintained by the Legislative Counsel of California pursuant to California law, and is the official site for California legislative information. This link provides access to California codes searchable by keywords.

X California Counties
A list of the home pages of counties within California, kept by the California State Association of Counties.

X X California Medical Board
The Medical Board of California is a state government agency that licenses and disciplines medical doctors. The Board provides two principal types of services to consumers: public-record information about California-licensed physicians, and investigation of complaints against physicians.

X California Police Departments


X California Sheriff Departments

X X California State Assembly
The home page of the State Assembly.

X California State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
The California State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is authorized by the federal Older Americans Act and its State companion, the Older Californians Act. The primary responsibility of the program is to investigate and endeavor to resolve complaints made by, or on behalf of, individual residents in long-term care facilities. These facilities include nursing homes, residential care facilities for the elderly, and assisted living facilities. The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program investigates elder abuse.

X California State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program - Directory
A directory of addresses and telephone numbers of the local offices of the California State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program.

X X California State Senate
The home page of the California State Senate.

X A Citizen's Guide to Preventing & Reporting Elder Abuse
Recognize the warning signs, learn about the rights of elders, know to whom you can turn. This guide helps citizens learn how to combat elder abuse and encourage reporting of problems. This guide was developed by the California Attorney General's Office in partnership with AARP.

X Guía Para Cuidadanos Ciudadanos Para Prevenir Y Denunciar El Abuso De Ancianos

X Department of Aging
The California Department of Aging serves as both a unifying force for services to seniors and as a focal point for federal, state and local agencies which serve the elderly in California. It fulfills the goals outlined in the Older Americans Act and also acts as an advocate for seniors by striving to develop an environment which respects and values the state's older residents.

X X California Department of Health Care Services
The mission of the California Department of Health Services (DHS) is to protect and improve the health of all Californians.

X X California Department of Public Health - Licensing & Certification
Licensing &Certification (L&C) is responsible for ensuring health care facilities comply with state laws and regulations. In addition, L&C cooperates with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).to ensure that facilities accepting Medicare and Medi-Cal (in California, Medicaid is referred to as Medi-Cal) payments meet federal requirements. L&C also oversees the certification of nurse assistants, home health aides, hemodialysis technicians, and the licensing of nursing home administrators.

X California Department of Social Services
The home page for the California Department of Social Services. The Department provides aid, services and protection to needy children and adults.

X X Medi-Cal Program
The Medi-Cal website is a virtual forum for public viewing and downloading of program information and publications. Medi-Cal Providers have access to a secure transaction services platform that provides for eligibility inquiries, treatment authorization requests, claims submission, and remittance data

X X Office of the Attorney General
The home page of the Office of the Attorney General.

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PRIVATE
X American Association of Retired Persons
The American Association of Retired Persons ("AARP") is the nation's leading organization for people age 50 and older. It serves their needs and interests through information and education, advocacy, and community services which are provided by a network of local chapters and experienced volunteers throughout the country.

X California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR) is a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization that makes information available on the records and services of all California nursing homes. CANHR also offers information on other long-term care options, estate planning and Medi-Cal for long-term care, pension rights, options for addressing poor care or abuse in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, family council organizing, and long-term care reform legislation.

X California Association of Health Facilities
The California Association of Health Facilities (CAHF) is the non-profit, member-driven professional association for long-term care (LTC) in California. Its website contains consumer information useful for understanding long-term care and for choosing a long-term health facility.

X California Association of Mental Health Patients' Rights Advocates
The California Association of Mental Health Patients' Rights Advocates (CAMHPRA) provides support to county patients' rights advocates and promotes the empowerment of mental health consumers.

X California Registry (Senior Housing Information)
California Registry is a free service offered to seniors or their family members to assist them in locating senior housing. California Registry can assist you in locating retirement homes, assisted living, board and care facilities, nursing homes, Alzheimer's units and home health care in California.

X Congress of California Seniors
Congress of California Seniors is a nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for seniors and families. The site is an excellent resource for current information concerning issues important to older adults and their families.

X Healthgrades.com
The healthgrades.com website provides "report cards" (ratings) of nursing homes and other health care providers, as well as other information such as how to choose a nursing home.

X National Center on Elder Abuse
This site contains many resources to help you find the assistance, publications, data, information, and answers you need regarding elder abuse.

X National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association
Founded in 1985 by several private health insurers and federal/state law enforcement officials, the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association (NHCAA) is a unique, issue-based organization comprising private- and public-sector organizations and individuals responsible for the detection, investigation, prosecution and prevention of health care fraud.

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