Ombudsman Resources

Senior Advocacy Services is not responsible for the accuracy or content of any information contained within linked web sites. These links are provided for your convenience only. Inclusion of these links does not constitute an endorsement of the web sites. Any comments regarding the content or accuracy of any of these linked web sites should be addressed to the respective Webmasters / Administrators.

The internet can be a great resource for information. The websites listed below are what we believe could be helpful to residents in the North Bay and their families looking for information and assistance on Long-Term Care issues, Medicare and Insurance. Many of these sites can also provide you with additional links. We have provided these links as a service to our visitors. We do not control these sites and resources. If you find any of these links inoperable, please let us know at info [at] senioradvocacyservices [dot] org

Aging Services of California
Information on health care, services and housing for seniors.

Alzheimer’s Association
National organization site with good information and convenient links to local chapters.

Alzheimer’s Association; Northern California and Northern Nevada Chapters
Link to local chapter of Alzheimer’s Association.

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
The Nation’s largest non-profit membership organization dedicated to addressing the needs and interests of persons 50+ through providing information and education. Excellent website for all kinds of information.

California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)
A statewide nonprofit 501(c)(3) advocacy organization, “dedicated to improving the choices, care and quality of life for California’s long term care consumers”   Services include:   Nursing Home & Residential Care Guides, Fact Sheets on Resident Rights, Involuntary Discharges & many others,  Lawyer Referral Services and Consumer Counseling. .

California Dept. of Developmental Services (DDS)
Information on California Dept of Developmental Service which provides services and supports children and adults with developmental disabilities. Site has links to other relevant sites.

Californian Department of Public Health
Main site for service administered through the Department of Public Health, the agency which licenses Skilled Nursing Facilities.

California Dept. of Social Services – Community Care Licensing.
Main site for service administered through Community Care Licensing, the agency which licenses Residential Care Homes.

California Nursing Home Search
The website offers detailed information on each of the state’s 1,406 nursing homes, including detailed information on all of the primary quality factors such as complaint and deficiency ratings, staff wages, and clinical performance measures.
A tool designed especially for families who have loved ones with Alzheimer's and dementia, allowing them to search for services by name or by address and type.

Catholic Charities – Santa Rosa
Catholic Charities offers many types of program including Alzheimer’s Day Care/Respite Program – a service that provides respite as well as training and support for families and professional caregivers.

Council on Aging – Santa Rosa/Sonoma County
The Council on Aging provides multiple services for seniors of Sonoma County. There are descriptions of all programs and the website provides links to local programs including transportation and human services.

County of Sonoma
Links to county government, laws, agencies, legislature etc.

Elder Care Locator (National)
A nationwide service to help find local services for seniors. Administered through US Administration on Aging..

Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA)
FCA is a public voice for caregivers offering programs at national, state and local levels to support and sustain caregivers. Web site has many printable fact sheets.

Jewish Family and Children Services
JFCS provides comprehensive social services support and strengthen people of all ages, beliefs, and backgrounds.

Medicare's official website. Information on Medicare and the new Medicare Drug discount card program.

Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP)
MSSP coordinates a wide variety of services to help adults age 65 and older remain at home. Participants must be MediCal eligible and in frail health or at risk of going to a nursing home. MSSP is a service provided by the Area Aging on Aging (AAA).

National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center
Provides information on a wide range of long-term care issues.

Social Security Online (SSA)
The official website of the Social Security Administration with information on benefits and how to apply online, research and data, and other services..

Sonoma County Area Agency on Aging (SCAAA)
The website to find out about services available to seniors, adults with disabilities and caregivers in Sonoma County.

Sonoma County Senior Resource Guide
The guide provides basic information on senior services and is an essential resource for seniors, caregivers and adult children trying to obtain information on services available for older adults in Sonoma County.

Sonoma County Elder Abuse Prevention Council (SCEAPC)
The EAPC is a group of concerned citizens, professional, service providers, local and state government representatives, and local law enforcement personnel involved in elder abuse prevention issues.

Veteran’s Administration (VA)
The Department of Veteran’s Affairs website provides a worldwide resource that provides information on VA program, veteran’s benefits, VA facilities worldwide and VA medical automation software.

LTC Facilities Across the Country

 MatchNursingHomes. org  -  A list of Facilities across the United States

- this guide helps seniors of all ages to understand some of the options open to them and
precautions that they should take when it comes to owning a home, downsizing, paying a mortgage, taking out a reverse mortgage, and selling

Foundation Aiding The Elderly has assisted over 3000 families fighting the abuse of loved ones in Nursing Homes, Assisted Living and Acute Hospitals.


These three websites offer a great amount of information about local nursing homes, and can help you decide which facility may best suit the needs for skilled nursing.

carepoint  Senior Living Resources by and for boomers and the elderly