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American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA)
http://www.aahsa.org/
The American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging is an organization that represents mission-driven, non-for-profit organizations dedicated to providing older adults with the services they need, when they need them, in a place they can call home.

American Health Care Association (AHCA)
http://www.ahca.org/
The American Health Care Association (AHCA), representing more than 10,000 non-profit and for-profit providers dedicated to continuous improvement in the delivery of professional and compassionate care for our nation's frail, elderly and disabled citizens who live in nursing facilities, assisted living residences, subacute centers and homes for persons with mental retardation and developmental disabilities, is committed to performance excellence and Quality First, a covenant for healthy, affordable, and ethical long term health care.

Association of Jewish Aging Services
http://www.ajas.org/
Association of Jewish Aging Services is a 501(c)3 non profit organization that functions to promote the unique role and mission of Jewish-sponsored not-for-profit organizations serving the aging by arranging educational meetings for the mutual exchange of information and ideas; by working jointly with and supporting other organizations which serve the aging; by working with members to improve the operation and status of each members organization; and by concerning itself with the welfare of and advocacy for all elderly.

Consumer Consortium on Assisted Living (CCAL)
http://www.ccal.org/
CCAL is the only national organization solely dedicated to the needs, rights and protection of assisted living residents.

The Gerontological Society of America
http://www.geron.org/
The Gerontological Society of America is the oldest and largest national multidisciplinary scientific organization devoted to promoting research and education in aging and to encouraging the dissemination of research results.

Lutheran Services in America
http://www.lutheranservices.org/
Lutheran Services in America is an alliance of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, The Lutheran Church − Missouri Synod, and their 300+ related social ministry organizations that provide health and human services in more than 3000 communities in the United States and the Caribbean.

National Association of Local Long-term Care Ombudsman Program
http://www.nalltco.org/

National Association of State Long-term Care Ombudsman Program
As mandated by the Older Americans Act, the mission of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is to seek resolutions of problems and advocate for the rights of the residents of long-term care facilities with the goal of enhancing the quality of life and care of the residents.

National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL)
http://www.ncal.org/
The National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL), representing more than 2,100 non-profit and for-profit assisted living residences that are dedicated to professional and compassionate care for the elderly and disabled, is committed to quality and performance excellence in the assisted living profession and actively supports the Center for Excellence in Assisted Living (CEAL) and Quality First, a covenant for healthy, affordable, and ethical long term care.

The National Clearinghouse on the Direct Care Workforce
www.directcareclearinghouse.org
The National Clearinghouse on the Direct Care Workforce is a resource center informing the movement to improve long-term care by improving job quality for direct-care workers.

The National Council on the Aging (NCOA)
http://www.ncoa.org/index.cfm
NCOA is a network of organizations and individuals dedicated to improving the health and independence of older persons and increasing their continuing contribution to their community, society and future generations.

National Caucus & Center on Black Aged (NCBA)
http://www.ncba-aged.org/
NCBA is one of the largest minority focused organizations in the country and is recognized as the national leader in housing, employment, health and advocacy on behalf of minority aged.

National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR)
http://www.nursinghomeaction.org/
The National Citizens' Coalition for Nursing Home Reform's mission is: We are consumers -- residents and their advocates -- who define and achieve quality for residents in long term care facilities. We accomplish quality through:

The National Parkinson Foundation
http://www.parkinson.org
The National Parkinson Foundation is the largest organization in the world serving persons affected by Parkinson disease. The Foundation supports research for a cure and programs dedicated to improving care and quality of life. NPF provides information, support, and education for persons with Parkinson, their families, and health-care professionals. It is through the generosity and commitment of our donors that these services and the fulfillment of our mission are made possible.

The Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute
www.paraprofessional.org
The nonprofit Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute works to improve the quality of long-term care services by improving job quality for direct-care workers, advancing innovative approaches to recruitment, training, supervision, client-centered caregiving practices, and effective public policy.

Pioneer Network
http://www.pioneernetwork.net/index.cfm/fuseaction/
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The Pioneer Network is a national network of individuals who are among the vanguard of the long-term care field. Formed in 1997, the Pioneer Network's mission is to advocate and facilitate deep system change and transformation in our culture of aging. In-depth system change requires change in our elder's attitudes towards themselves and their aging; change in individual's and society's attitudes towards aging and elders; change in the attitudes and behavior of caregivers toward those they care for; and change in governmental policy and regulation. The aim of the Pioneer Network is nothing less than transforming the culture of aging for the 21st century.

Quality Partners of Rhode Island
http://www.riqualitypartners.org/index.php
Quality Partners serves as the national support center for LTC improvement activities for the QIO program. We support QIOs in 53 states and territories with education and materials as well as through the establishment and maintenance of national LTC stakeholder partnerships.

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