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  • FRIAs mission includes seeing that nursing home residents receive prompt, high quality and compassionate care, as well as advocating for long-term health care for all New Yorkers in the least institutionalized setting possible. FRIA helps relatives become effective advocates through a telephone hotline, publications, organizing and assisting family councils within nursing homes, and training workshops for family members and professionals.
  • JASA offers case management at 21 social service offices throughout NYC and Long Island. Services include help in securing services such as home care, EISEP, transportation, and long term care.

  • The Long Term Care Community Coalition of New York State (formerly the Nursing Home Community Coalition) is a non-profit watchdog and advocacy coalition that works to improve the lives of long term care consumers by strengthening regulation, surveillance, and enforcement. Information is available on assisted living, managed long term care, and nursing homes. In addition, publications may be ordered or, in some cases, downloaded from the website.
  • Provides detailed information about the past performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the United States, including inspection result information. In English and Spanish.
  • Created by the Coalition of Institutionalized Aged and Disabled (CIAD) and the Nursing Home Community Coalition of New York State (NHCC), this guide is designed to help seniors research assisted living facilities and find the one that is right for them. Included are questions to ask as well as checklists to assist in assembling information about various facilities.

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