American Association of Home and Services for the Aging

Consumer information on senior housing from an association of non-profit nursing homes, assisted living centers, continuing care retirement communities, adult day care centers and the like.

Assisted Living Federation of America

Among other resources, offers a database of assisted living facilities searchable by location or parent company.

National Center for Assisted Living

Provides a more elaborate “facility finder” that factors in cost, method of payment, mobility, dietary needs, activities and amenities.

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers.

Search for a geriatric care manager by location.

Visiting Nurse Associations of America

Search for home health services nationwide. Includes suggested questions to ask service providers.


Comparisons and one-to-five-star ranking of nursing homes, for $9.95 for the first report and $2.95 for each additional one.


Free search by location for nursing homes, plus data on quality, staffing and outcomes from government sources. (Disclosure: Owned by The New York Times Co.)

A sleek, three-step process to assess long-term care options, learn about each type, and then search by location for a variety of services, including Alzheimer’s day care, grief support or respite for a caregiver.


National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM)

A not-for-profit, professional association dedicated to assisting older adults with the physical and emotional demands of downsizing, relocating, or modifying their homes.