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Other Resources

National Organizations

American Association of Homes & Services for the Aging (AAHSA)

2519 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20008-1520

(202) 783-2242

Non-profit organization composed of 5,600 nursing homes, continuing care retirement communities, assisted living residences, senior housing facilities and community service organizations.
Administration on Aging

330 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, DC 20201

(800) 677-1116

Provides a list of community services for older Americans in your area.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Department of Health and Human Services

2101 E. Jefferson Street, Suite 501

Rockville, MD 20852

(301) 594-1364

Federal agency that conducts research on health care quality issues, health care costs, and patient safety. Their mission includes translating research into better patient care.
American Academy of Wound Management (AAWM)

1255 23rd Street, NW, Suite 200

Washington, DC 20037

(202) 521-0368

Non-profit organization dedicated to the multidisciplinary team approach in promoting the science of preventive care and treatment of acute and chronic wounds.

American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators (AANAC)

1780 South Bellaire Street, Suite 150

Denver, CO 80222-4307

(303) 758-7647

Non-profit professional association representing nurse assessment coordinators and others involved in resident assessment. Provides access to information on clinical assessment, regulatory requirements, reimbursement, etc. (RNs, Administrators)
American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Nurses (AASCIN)

75-20 Astoria Boulevard

Jackson Heights, NY 11370

(718) 803-3782

Non-profit health organization dedicated to the promotion of quality care for individuals with spinal cord impairment (SCI) through education, research, advocacy, health care policy, and collaboration with consumers and health care delivery systems.
American Geriatrics Society

The Empire State Building

350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 801

New York, NY 10118

(212) 308-1414

A nationwide, not-for-profit association, with an active membership of over 6,000, providing leadership to health care professionals, policy makers, and the public by developing, implementing, and advocating programs in patient care, research, professional and public education, and public policy.

American Medical Directors Association (AMDA)

10480 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 760

Columbia, MD 21044

(410) 740-9743

(800) 876-2632 – Toll-free

National professional association for medical directors and other MDs who practice in long-term care, committed to continuous improvement of quality in patient care.
American Society on Aging

833 Market Street, Suite 512

San Francisco, CA 94103

(415) 974-9600

National association providing educational programs, publications, and training resources on age-related issues.
Cochrane Library

Cochrane Wounds Group

Regularly updated collection of evidence-based medical databases. The Cochrane Collaborative provides information, education, research, and funding. Abstracts are free but other information is available only with a subscription fee.
Healthy People 2010

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Hubert Humphrey Building, Room 738G

200 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, DC 20201

(202) 205-9478

National health objectives designed to identify the most significant preventable threats to health and to establish goals to reduce these threats.
National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC)

Web-based comprehensive database of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and related abstract, summary, and comparison materials widely available to healthcare professionals. NGC is operated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) in partnership with the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Association of Health Plans (AAHP).
National Council on Aging (NCOA)

409 Third Street SW, Suite 200

Washington, DC 20024

(202) 479-1200

NCOA works primarily with community organizations and professionals to help them enhance the lives of older persons. Provides online links to other useful web sites.
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

927 15th Street, NW, 6th Floor

Washington, DC 20005

(202) 296-8130

Umbrella organization for area agencies on aging and Title VI Native American Aging programs in the U.S. to ensure that needed resources and support services are available to older Americans.
National Institute on Aging

Building 31, Room 5C27

31 Center Drive, MSC 2292

Bethesda, MD 20892

(301) 496-1752

One of the 25 institutes and centers of the National Institutes of Health. Conducts research on age-related issues, disseminates information, and communicates with the public and other interested groups on health and research advances.
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

1111 North Fairfax Street

Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 684-2782

(800) 999-2782 – Toll-free

The national, professional organization for physical therapists. Organization provides clinical resources, education materials, articles, publications, information on government regulations/ reimbursement, and other general information to therapists, health care professionals, and the public related to physical therapy and rehabilitation.

National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP)

11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 8

Reston, VA 20190-5252

(703) 464-4849

Non-profit professional organization dedicated to prevention and management of pressure ulcers.
National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA)

7794 Grow Drive

Pensacola, FL 32514

(850) 473-1174

(800) 723-0560 – Toll-free

Professional organization of nurses whose mission is to improve the care and well-being of older adults through professional and public education, dissemination of research findings, and support of innovative approaches in gerontological health care.
Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN)

4700 West Lake Avenue

Glenview, IL 60025

(866) 615-8560

(888) 224-9626 – Toll-free

Professional international nursing society of more than 3700 nurse professionals who are experts in the care of patients with wound, ostomy, and continence problems.

Web Sites
Cochrane Wounds Group

Using evidence from trials to conduct systematic reviews to establish the effectiveness of interventions for the prevention and treatment of wounds and wound complications.

Super site for LTC issues (i.e., regulations, MDS, etc.). Provides links to other resources (RNs, Administrators, MDS Coordinators).

Site for nurses. Has archived articles related to nursing, LTC, ADLs, etc.

Site for occupational therapists. Has archived articles related to OT, ADLs, etc.

Site for physical therapists. Has archived articles related to PT, mobility, etc.

Site includes current issue of the Journal of Wound Care and archive materials dating back to 1999.

Site for manuals, care plans, assessment tools, video in-services, etc. (RNs, Administrators).

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with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

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