During the past 20 years, there have been numerous advances in the quality of long term care due to eldercare activist associations and through legislation.  Following are some organizations who offer resources and advocacy to elders:

American Society on Aging

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)

Bet Tzedek, The House of Justice

The California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) - CA Nursing Home Search

California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CAHNR)

National Citizens' Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR)

National Long Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center

Partnership for Caring

Senior Citizen's Legal Services (San Diego)

HICAP (San Diego)