Helpful Links

Click the title to link directly to the resource listed. 
Additional helpful links are available from the California Department of Aging.


American Health Care Association 
1201 L St, NW
Washington DC 20005
(202) 842-4444

American Society on Aging 
833 Market St, Suite 511
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 974-9600

California Assisted Living Association 
455 Capitol Mall, Suite 604 
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 448-1900

California Association for Health Services at Home 
3780 Rosin Court, Suite 190
Sacramento, CA 95834
(916) 641-5795

California Association for Adult Day Services 
921 11th St, Suite 1100
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 552-7400

California Association of Health Facilities 
2201 K St
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 441-6400

California Association of Long Term Care Medicine 
PO Box 800371
Santa Clarita, CA 91380
(888) 332-3299

California Hospital Association 
1215 K St, Suite 800
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 443-7401
California Hospice & Palliative Care Association 
3841 North Freeway, Suite 225
Sacramento, CA 95834
(916) 925-37704

Leading Age California
1315 I St, St, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 392-5111

National Center for Assisted Living 
1201 L St, NW
Washington DC 20005
(202) 842-4444


California Board of Registered Nursing
1747 North Market Blvd, Suite 150
Sacramento, CA 95834
(916) 322-3250

California Department of Aging 
1300 National Dr, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95834-1992
(916) 419-7500

California Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI) 
Office of Statewide Hospital Planning and Development (OSHPD)
2020 West El Camino Avenue - Suite 800
Sacramento, CA 95833
(916) 440-8300
Skilled Nursing Facilities Resources

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) 
MS 0500 PO Box 997377
Sacramento, CA 95899-7377
(916) 657-3661

California Department of Social Services (DSS)
744 P St
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 657-2598

Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) 
1600 Capitol Ave
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 445-4171

California Nursing Home Licensing District Offices
Local district licensing offices responsible for survey, inspection, and state regulation of nursing homes.

California State Capitol
Governor's Office
(916) 445-2841

Government Information Center 
(916) 322-9900


Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Nursing Home Compare
A Health and Human Services site to help locate and compare nursing facilities in a given locale.

SAMHSA - Behavioral Health Resources for Seniors
Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator a confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States.

White House
(202) 456-1414


California Partnership for Long Term Care 
MS 4100, PO Box 997413
Sacramento, CA 95899-7413
(916) 552-8990

Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) 
(800) 434-0222


American Cancer Society

Area Council on Aging
The California Department of Aging contracts with a statewide network of 33 Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) which are responsible for the planning and delivery of community services for older persons and persons with disabilities. 
(800) 510-2020

California Coalition for Person Centered Care 
Dedicated to transforming the institutional nature of skilled nursing centers.
(916) 203-3168

California Phones
Sponsored by the California Public Utilities Commission, the California Telephone Access Program offers free specialized phones that make it easier to hear, dial, and call.

Care Conversations 
American Health Care Association website addressing long-term care needs and options for consumers.
(202) 842-4444

Coalition for Compassionate Care of California
(916) 993-7740

Healthcare Interpreting Training (Spanish/English)
A consumer oriented website to inform the public about long term care issues and assist in finding an appropriate setting.

Eldercare Locator
A nationwide toll-free information and referral service.
(800) 677-1116

Regional Centers for Persons with Developmental Disabilities
Regional centers are responsible for coordination of services and case management for persons with developmental disabilities, as well as diagnosis and assessment, preventative services to parents and persons at risk of having developmental disabilities, individual program planning, advocacy, monitoring and evaluation.

Statewide Ombudsman

Each county has a Long Term Care Ombudsman program, whose goal is to advocate for the rights of all residents of long-term care facilities and adult day health-care centers in the state.
(800) 231-4024