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The following are selected Government and non-profit organizations with a focus on Long Term Care Insurance, for the use of those persons interested in doing more in-depth research in this field.

Administration on Aging (AoA)
The Older Americans Act of 1965 established the U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. AoA is the Federal focal point and advocate agency for older persons and their concerns.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
The Agency for Health Care Policy and Research fosters health care research that helps the American health care system provide access to high-quality, cost-effective services; be accountable and responsive to consumers and purchasers; and improve health status and quality of life.

American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA)
Represents not-for-profit organizations dedicated to providing high-quality health care, housing and services to the nation’s elderly. Its membership consists of over 5,000 not-for-profit nursing homes, continuing care retirement communities, senior housing facilities, assisted living and community services.

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association dedicated to shaping and enriching the experience of aging for its members and for all Americans. Founded in 1958, they we are today the nation's largest organization of midlife and older persons, with more than 30 million members.

American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI)
ACLI expands awareness of how the products offered by life insurers -- life insurance, pensions, annuities, disability income insurance, and long term care insurance -- help Americans plan for and achieve financial and retirement security. Educating the public is a high priority of ACLI and a major focus of their Web site.

American Health Care Association (AHCA)
A federation of 50 state health organizations, together representing nearly 12,000 non-profit and for-profit assisted living, nursing facility, long term care, and subacute care providers that care for more than one million elderly and disabled individuals nationally.

America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
AHIP is the national trade association representing nearly 1,300 member companies providing health insurance coverage to more than 200 million Americans.

Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA)
Represents over 7,000 for-profit and not-for-profit providers of assisted living, continuing care retirement communities, independent living and other forms of housing and services. ALFA broadened its membership in 1999 to embrace the full range of housing and care providers who share ALFA's consumer-focused philosophy of care.

Consumer Consortium on Assisted Living (CCAL)
A national consumer focused non-profit organization that works collaboratively with a broad spectrum of people and organizations supporting quality care, residents rights, and affordability in long term care.

Includes over 6,000 reviewed links to long term care information, as well as an expanding library of articles and reports, news, and events. This site is designed to be a research site for both professionals and family members looking for information on eldercare and long term care, and includes links to information on legal, financial, medical, and housing issues, as well as policy, research, and statistics.

Kaiser Family Foundation
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation is a non-profit, private operating foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the nation. The Foundation is an independent voice and source of facts and analysis for policymakers, the media, the health care community, and the general public.
The official U.S. Government site for people with Medicare provides an extensive set of resources on long term care, including a long term care counselor planning tool.

National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information
This web site was developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide information and resources to help plan for future long term care needs. The National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information is primarily intended as an information and planning resource for individuals who don't yet require long term care, but it includes information on services and financing options that can be helpful to all individuals.

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