Helpful Links

Information on Industry Associations we belong to or various regulatory agencies that oversee our operations, can be found at the following links.  We invite you to explore these web sites and feel free to ask us questions and clarification on the information you find.  We do ask you to be understanding and realize that some of the information found on these web sites can be dated and current information is not available.

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American Association of Homes & Services for the Aging (AAHSA)
www.aahsa.org

A National Association of non-profit organizations providing a variety of services to the aging population.

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Alzheimer's Foundation of America
www.alzfdn.org

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LifeSpan Network
www.lifespan-network.org
The Maryland Association that is the equivalent to AAHSA.

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The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services
www.medicare.gov/Nursing/Overview.asp
This is the web site of the Department of Health & Human Services of the Federal Government. The purpose of this section is to provide visitors with information relating to Medicaid and Medicare certified nursing homes throughout the United States. It includes information on payment and patient rights, and a nursing home checklist which will help you evaluate the nursing homes that you visit.

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The Office of Health Care Quality (OHCQ)
www.dhmh.state.md.us/ohcq
This is the agency within the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene charged with monitoring the quality of care in Maryland's 8,000 health care and community residential programs
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Advancing Excellence in America's Nursing Homes
www.nhqualitycampaign.org
This is a coalition-based campaign to improve the quality of life for residents and staff in America's nursing homes.

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Maryland Health Care Commission
www.mhcc.maryland.gov
The Maryland Health Care Commission is an independent regulatory agency whose mission is to plan for health system needs, promote informed decision-making, increase accountability, and improve access in a rapidly changing health care environment by providing timely and accurate information on availability, cost, and quality of services to policy makers, purchasers, providers and the public.

 







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