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Long Term Care


(Formally the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA))

The LeadingAge Web site is a wonderful resource for long term care news and practice guidelines.

Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), Division of Long Term Care Residents Protection (DLTCRP)

The DHSS DLTCRP was created in 1998. The DLTCRP is responsible for: the Adult Abuse Registry, Criminal Background Checks and Mandatory Drug Testing, the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Registry, complaint and incident reporting related to long term care facilities, licensing and certification of long term care facilities, and developing regulations related to these areas. Visit their Web site for more information.

Delaware Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program investigates and resolves complaints made by or on behalf of residents of long term care facilities. The program also provides volunteer opportunities for friendly visitors/advocates in nursing homes. For more information, visit their Web site.

Delaware Nursing Home Residents Quality Assurance Commission (DNHRQAC)

DNHRQAC’s mission is to monitor Delaware’s quality assurance system for nursing home residents in both privately operated and state operated facilities so that complaints of abuse, neglect mistreatment, financial exploitation and other complaints are responded to in a timely manner so as to ensure the health and safety of nursing home residents. Click here to visit the Commission's site.

CMS Nursing Home Compare

The Nursing Home Compare Web site was created by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to compare nursing homes based on the CMS Five-Star Quality Ratings, health inspection results, nursing home staff data, quality measures, and fire safety inspection results.

A Guide to Medicaid Long Term Care

Delaware Nursing Home and Assisted Living/Rest Residential Utilization Statistics

January to December 2013


If you have any other resources you would like to see added to this page, please send them to Yasmine Chinoy at Thank you!