Long-term care services, such as assistance with bathing or managing medications, can be provided at home or in a long-term care facilility such as an assisted living center or nursing home. Some of the resources on this page provide information about how to find and choose a long-term care provider. People who live in long-term care facilities often struggle to maintain their dignity and independence. Many of these programs advocate for and educate residents and their families about their rights.
Click on the v-shaped arrow to the right of each program description to view more information.
This nonprofit organization works to improve choice, care, and quality of life for Californians receiving long-term care services. In addition to providing education and support to long-term care consumers, the organization engages in policy advocacy and litigation to promote alternatives to institutionalization.
The California Department of Public Health inspects and licenses long-term care facilities. The Department's website provides information about long-term care and other health facilities and allows users to file complaints.
This program, housed in the Agency on Aging Area 4, investigates complaints of elder abuse and neglect in long-term care facilities. Long-term care ombudsmen also advocate on behalf of residents' rights and help improve the quality of care provided.
Cost: no cost
Who Is Eligible: residents of long-term care facilities in Sacramento County and surrounding counties
Address: 1401 El Camino Ave., Sacramento, CA 95815
Phone: (800) 231-4024
The Medicare.gov website provides a searchable database of nursing homes, home health services, and other types of health care providers. Users can see ratings on different quality measures as well as view inspection reports.
This website provides information, resources, and news for long-term care ombudsman programs. Users can find laws and regulations, policy updates, reports, and other tools to help them advocate for long-term care residents.