Resources for Long-Term Care
Tuesday, July 20, 1999; Page H16
American Health Care Association
Jewish Council for the Aging
Jewish Social Services Agency
The National Family Caregivers Association offers assistance to those caring for a loved one who is chronically ill or disabled, as well as support and referrals. Membership: $20/individual caregivers; $30/individual professionals; $50/organizations; $100/providers; $200/corporations. 1-800-896-3650.
The National Citizens' Coalition for Nursing Home Reform works to improve the quality of care and life in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. Provides free fact sheets and offers resource referrals. 202-332-2275.
Family Management Services offers geriatric care management, money management, tax preparation and assistance filing medical insurance claims and settling estates. The organization also offers in-home care, case management, long-term care planning and relocation management. Basic fee $70; in-home care $14/hour weekdays. Call 703-352-4582 or write Family Management Services, 10301 Democracy Lane, Suite 301, Fairfax, VA 22030.
Guide to Retirement Living is a listing of local independent living facilities, long-term care facilities, assisted living centers, nursing facilities and organizations offering extended care and home care. For a copy, call 1-800-394-9990 or write the Greater Washington Publishing Co., 1980 Gallows Rd., Suite 200, Vienna, VA 22182.
The National Association for Homecare is a trade organization that represents the interests of more than 6,000 home care agencies, hospices and home care aide organizations that serve the needy and infirm in their homes. Call 202-547-7424 or visit the group's Web site at www.nahc.org and click on the consumer section for information on how to choose a home care provider.
The American Association of Retired Persons prints a brochure, "Staying at Home," that discusses housing options, caregiver support and long-term care services. For a copy, call 202-434-2277 and ask for publication number D-14986 or write AARP Fulfillment, 601 E St. NW, Washington, DC 20049.
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