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The Department of Health and Human Services released the draft framework for the National Alzheimer’s Plan To. January 2012. To read the draft, please see

  1. Forget Me Not Foundation - Fantastic Idea that all activity directors should participate in. They believe in enhancing lives and spreading joy to residents and patients of nursing homes, hospitals and other medical facilities through beauty of flowers. This is a non profit foundation who will deliver donated fresh cut flowers from their partners and show you how to break them down and utilize them. If it is not offered in your state, find out how to bring this program to your state. Great Idea!!!
  2. Advancing Excellence in America's Nursing Homes
  3. Abaqis Quality Assurance System for Nursing Homes Medline
  4. AHFSA Association of Health Facility Survey Agencies
  5. ICRC Integrated Care Resource Center
  6. Lessons We Can Learn From Frontlines Expose of Assisted Living, (Emeritus), July 31st 2013, Forbes
  7. National Association for the Support of Long Term Care Association
  8. The National Long Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center - Free Resource: Systemic Advocacy, The ombudsman program promotes systems change to address the qulaity of life for residents in long term care facilities. Great Fact Sheets-Free Resource
  9. National Resource Center for Participant Directed Services
  11. Nursing Home Pro - Tips for Nursing Home Professionals
  12. Nursing Homes Inspect
  13. The Ohio Academy of Nursing Homes Inc
  14. The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care
  15. The Savvy Resident’s Guide: Everything You Wanted to Know About Your Nursing Home Stay
    But Were Afraid to Ask
  16. VIVE Video on Interviewing Vulnerable Elders, Free to watch on YouTube or order through CMS
  17. Your Guide to Choosing a Nursing Home, Centers for Medicaid and Medicare, Official Government Booklet
CMS Surveyor Training Videos

Non Surveyors may watch videos- anyone can watch these videos
1. Go to
2. Click on the "I am a Provider" tab
3. Click on the program you wish to view
If you are using the programs for your CEU requirement for NCCDP CMS does not provide CEU or certificates of attendace. Please download handouts, write date and time you viewed the videos and if we select you for audit for your CDP renewal, you will provide the handouts for the specific video topic you watched.

Consumer Reports

Consumer Health Rating, State Level Inspection Reports and Quality Ratings Long Term Care, State report on Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Etc