Making Infoormed Choices About Your Health Care

Making Informed Choices About Your Health Care

To assist you in your search for information, the AHA Resource Center has developed the following list of consumer-oriented health care web sites. Inclusion on this list does not imply a recommendation or endorsement of the information provided, nor constitute any warranty of the accuracy of the information on the web sites.

AAHSA Consumer Web Site
Provides you with information to make decisions about the services and facilities for the aging that will best suit your needs. (American Associatin of Homes and Services for the Aging)

All About Hospice: A Consumer’s Guide
Helps you understand hospice services, including what services are available, how to pay for those services, and what benefits are covered under insurance programs. (Hospice Association of America)

Choosing Treatment Facilities and Health Professionals
Guidelines on finding the right physician and treatment facility for cancer care. (American Cancer Society)

Choosing a Doctor
Ideas that may help you find a doctor who is right for you. Also available in Spanish. (National Institute on Aging)

Guide to Health Care Quality: How to Know It When You See It
The tips presented here are provided to help you be active in making decisions about your health care. (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)

Guide to Selecting an Adult Day Center
Guidelines and checklists for selecting an adult day center. (National Adult Day Services Association)

How to Choose a Health Plan
Guidelines and checklists for comparing health plans. (America’s Health Insurance Plans)

How to Choose a Home Care Provider
Information on understanding, selecting, and paying for home care services. (National Association for Home Care)

Making Better Health Care Choices
Guides to choosing ambulatory care, assisted living, behavioral health care, health plans, home care and hospice, hospital, laboratory service, and long term care. (Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations)

Planning for Long-Term Care
Guidelines for patients and families on how to identify and select appropriate long term care. (National Institute on Aging)

What to Expect and Demand from a Good Hospice
Guidelines for identifying good hospice care. (American Hospice Foundation)

Your Guide to Choosing Quality Health Care
Consumer guide with checklists, questions, charts, and other tools for choosing health plans, doctors, treatments, hospitals, and long-term care. (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)


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