Federal, State and Local governments have jurisdiction over many aspects of long term care facilities, including board and care and assisted living residences (RCFEs) and skilled nursing facilities (SNFs).  Following are some useful websites:

United States Government

The U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA)


CMS - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Social Security Online

State of California

Dept. of Justice Office of the Attorney General

Dept. of Health Services Licensing & Certification

California Medicaid Office

State of California Community Care Licensing Division

County of San Diego

HHSA Ombudsman- Long Term Care

Adult Protective Services - APS

Network of Care (Aging)

City of San Diego

Office of the City Attorney