Nursing Home FAQs & Resources

Find Quality Nursing Home Care

The nursing home abuse lawyers at Joe & Martin Injury Attorneys understand how challenging it can be to ensure your loved one is receiving quality care. That is why we have put together a list of resources you can use to help ensure your relative is receiving the care he or she deserves.


Elder Abuse

  • Clearinghouse on Abuse and Neglect of the Elderly (CANE): This computerized catalog allows you to search more than 6,000 entries related to elder abuse, neglect, and other conditions that can affect mistreatment of the elderly.
  • National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA): The NCEA is national resource center dedicated to preventing the mistreatment of elders. NCEA provides important information to elders and their families—including access to abuse hotline phone numbers, state resources, and information about Adult Protective Services.

Aging & Long-Term Care

  • Administration on Aging: Find out more about this government agency dedicated to promoting the development of home and community-based long-term care that is open to the needs of older people and their caregivers.
  • Eldercare Locator: This nationwide public service, provided by the Administration on Aging, allows you to find information on senior services in your area.
  • South Carolina Agency for Health Care Administration Nursing Home Guide: This valuable resource allows you to search South Carolina nursing homes by geographic region and characteristics, such as special services or accepted forms of payment. You also can find other important information such as inspection details, reported citations, and whether or not a facility is operating under bankruptcy protection.
  • South Carolina Department of Elder Affairs Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program: South Carolina’s long-term care ombudsmen are volunteers who dedicate thousands of hours each year supporting elders living in nursing homes. They make it their mission to advocate for elders’ personal health, safety, welfare, and rights.
  • South Carolina Senior Companion Program: South Carolina Senior Companion volunteers assist frail elders with everyday activities such as shopping, meal preparation, and transportation—as well as providing companionship and advocacy. Volunteers in the Senior Companion program are seniors themselves, and their work helps keep elders in the community active and engaged.

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