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Policy and Regulatory Links

Nursing Homes


This searchable website serves as a one-stop location to examine and compare the content of state regulations related to nursing homes, the processes of regulation and exceptions to regulations within a state, recent state changes, innovative nursing-home designs and programs that were accomplished within existing regulations, and innovative state regulatory initiatives.

LeadingAge Grassroots Toolbox
LeadingAge, advocates for not-for-profit providers of long-term care produced this toolbox with legislative and policy information including contacting Congress, policy statements, and LeadingAge's Legislative Targets.

AHCA Advocacy Center
The American Health Care Association (AHCA) is a non-profit federation of affiliated state health organizations, together representing more than 10,000 non-profit and for-profit long-term care providers. The Advocacy Center includes issue briefs, testimony, elected officials, issues and legislation and more.
Insitute for the Future of Aging Services (IFAS)
A policy research institute within AAHSA designed to be a bridge between the practice, policy and research communities and to advance the development of high-quality health, housing and supportive services for America's aging population.

Assisted Living
CEAL (Center for Excellence in Assisted Living Clearinghouse)
Links to each state's Assisted Living Licensing Agencies, Regulations and Ombudsman.

Home and Community Based Services

Cash & Counseling
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services established Cash & Counseling so that informed Medicaid consumers could make their own choices about the personal assistance services they receive. The counseling side of Cash & Counseling provides consumers with assistance in planning their budgets, keeping up with the paperwork required to pay an employee's wages and withhold taxes, and accounting for expenditures.


PHI National Clearinghouse on The Direct Care Workforce State Activities
Details state specific information on the direct care workforce including background statistics as well details of direct care workforce initiatives, legislation and regulations, links to reports and practice descriptions, and ways to contact people.