There are many helpful sources of information about nursing homes and residents’ rights available to you.
The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care has published a number of useful fact-sheets about nursing homes for residents, family members, and advocates.
CARIE, a senior advocacy organization in Philadelphia, has compiled many helpful resources here.
Long Term Living in PA, a website put out by the Department of Public Welfare, contains useful information on services and resources for residents with long-term care needs.
Medicare.gov provides information relating to Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing homes.
State Long Term Care Ombudsman
Pennsylvania Department of Aging
555 Walnut Street, 5th Floor
P.O. Box 1089
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Phone: (717) 783-8975
PA Department of Health
Division of Nursing Care Facilities
P.O. Box 90
Harrisburg, PA 17108
Philadelphia Corporation for Aging
642 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130-3409
Tel: (215) 765-9000
Fax: (215) 765-9066
The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care
1828 L Street, NW, Suite 801
Washington, DC 20036
100 S. Broad Street
1500 Land Title Building
Philadelphia, PA 19110-1088
Phone: 215.545.5728; 800.356.3606