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Definition of An Elder

Are You Just Another Org or a "Community Change Agent"? 17 Telling Signs.

Resources and Links

Action Pact, Inc.   (Culture Change Now) is a company of trainers, consultants and educators who assist nursing homes and other elder care organizations in becoming resident-directed. They work with clients to redesign the way the organization itself functions, moving from traditional top-down management towards a collaborative effort of self-governing teams.

Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes   The campaign’s unprecedented coalition includes long-term care providers, caregivers, medical and quality improvement experts, government agencies, consumers and others.  The site provides resource tools for the eight clinical and organization goals that are the focus of this campaign.

Almost Home: Changing Aging in America
  A groundbreaking film that takes you inside the revolutionary transformation of a nursing home. The companion web site pulls back to give you the bigger picture.

Alzheimer's Association Learning Institute
The Alzheimer's Association Learning Institute offers a series of core courses on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The courses, designed for healthcare professionals, offer the most updated and research validated information about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia care.

American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA)
A membership organization serving two million people every day through mission-driven, not-for-profit organizations dedicated to providing the services people need, when they need them, in the place they call home.

American Health Care Association (AHCA)

A federation of affiliated state health organizations, together representing more than 10,000 non-profit and for-profit assisted living, nursing facility, developmentally-disabled, and subacute care providers that care for more than 1.5 million elderly and disabled individuals nationally.

American Health Quality Association (AHQA)
Represents Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) and professionals working to improve the quality of health care in communities across America. QIOs share information about best practices with physicians, hospitals, and nursing homes.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services  
Regulations and Manuals.  The federal site for access to the OBRA regulations and Long Term Care manuals.

The Commonwealth Fund

The Eden Alternative 
Creates coalitions of people and organizations that are committed to creating better social and physical environments for people. The Eden Alternative is dedicated to helping others create enlivening environments and the elimination of the plagues of Loneliness, Helplessness, and Boredom.

Elder Cohousing Network
Cohousing is about the pioneering elders recreating a new version of the "old-fashioned neighborhood” - a community where neighbors know one another and help take care of each other. The Elder Cohousing Network provides a full range of services to help elder cohousing groups get started.

The Green House Project
The Green House is a small intentional community for a group of elders and staff, it is intended to be a vessel for the enactment of the most positive elderhood possible. A radical departure from traditional skilled nursing homes and assisted living facilities, Green House alters facility size, interior design, staffing patterns, and methods of delivering skilled professional services.

The Live Oak Institute

My Inner View

National Citizens' Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR)   
An organization of consumers and advocates who define and achieve quality for people with long term needs.  Provides information and leadership on federal and state regulatory and legislative policy development, and helps develop models and strategies to improve care and life for residents of nursing homes and other long term care facilities.

National Ombudsman Resource Center

This searchable website serves as a one-stop location to examine and compare the content of state regulations related to nursing homes, the processes of regulation and exceptions to regulations within a state, recent state changes, innovative nursing-home designs and programs that were accomplished within existing regulations, and innovative state regulatory initiatives.

Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute (PHI)
A non-profit organization working to strengthen the direct-care workforce within our nation’s long-term care system through developing innovative approaches to recruitment, training, and supervision; client-centered caregiving practices; and effective public policy.

Pioneer Network   
The non-profit organization that is the clearinghouse of the national grassroots movement that advocates and facilitates deep system change and transformation in our culture of aging based on person-centered values.


Quality Partners of Rhode Island

Second Wind Dreams    
A national non-profit organization that fulfills the dreams of those living in eldercare communities, thereby enhancing their lives and changing the perception of aging.

Wellspring Model   
Wellspring believes the key to an improved resident experience and success is collaboration and cooperation among facilities, staff empowerment, database decision-making and accountability between partner organizations for improved resident outcomes.