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Providers and the Elders They Serve

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Consumer Information

For most people, deciding their long term care needs—or those of someone they love—can be difficult and confusing. The Florida Health Care Association created this section of our website to help you better understand the different levels of long term care so that you and your family can make the best choice. Our goal is to help ensure that all Floridians receive high-quality, compassionate care in the most appropriate setting for their unique situation.

ElderCareFlorida.com offers details of various care options available to aging Floridians, as well as information for dealing with issues such as aging as memory loss, depression and falls. The site also provides a forum for Floridians to share their experiences with others who may be contemplating the same choices.

Hear Their Care Stories
Hear others share their personal experiences about long term care. Watch our featured videos and read testimonials from families whose loved ones are being or have been cared for in Florida's long term care facilities.   
  
Care Conversations™ is bringing people together to change this conversation trend. We’re providing information and resources to get people talking with loved ones, health care providers and industry experts. Working together, we can plan and prepare for our future and ensure care needs are met every step of the way.

FHCA's Facility Locator Tab will help you find a health care, long-term care or rehabilitation facility. Click on your area in the map of Florida to view a list of all facilities in a region, or use the menu to search by city, county, facility name or distance from you.

Consumer Resources: Building your ALF Library
Download this document for a list of links to website resources and helpful consumer guides, all of which are accessible/available at no charge.

Advance Directives
Advance Directives is YOU planning for YOUR personal health care future in case you are ever physically or mentally incapacitated and suffering from a terminal condition.

Veterans Resources
FHCA's Veterans Resources web page includes veteran-related links, employment resources, news and advocacy updates to support member centers/facilities as they work to meet veterans' needs.

Friends & Families Advocacy Center
Learn where your elected officials stand on important health care issues and how you can
influence them to make better decisions for our state's elders and people with disabilities.