The following are some websites related to the Division of Long Term Care Residents Protection and its services:
Delaware and Related Websites
- Delaware Code
http://delcode.delaware.gov/index.shtml - The website for the Delaware Code Online. The Delaware Code contains the laws of the State of Delaware.
- Delaware Nurse Aide Registry
http://www.prometric.com/nurseaide/DE - The website for Prometric that gives information pertaining to: 1) taking the test to become a certified nursing assistant (CNA) in Delaware; 2) checking the Delaware Nurse Aide Registry to verify if someone is a CNA in good standing; 3) getting a list of approved CNA training programs in DE; and 4) getting the CNA renewal (recertification) application and reciprocity application and instructions.
- CNA Continuing Education (CE Track)
http:www.cnadece.org - The purpose of this website is to track and record continuing education credits of Delaware CNAs. Continuing education is required by both state and federal law to ensure that CNA skills are kept current in order to provide quality care to the residents of facilities and to patients in the community. All facilities and agencies providing continuing education to CNAs are required to enter attendance information into CE Track.
- Delaware Regulations
http://regulations.delaware.gov/services/register.shtml (general website) and http://regulations.delaware.gov/AdminCode/title16/3000/index.shtml (website for the Division of Long Term Care Residents Protection's regulations) - The website contains the monthly Delaware Register of Regulations, a compilation of all proposed and final regulations, and the Delaware Administrative Code, a topically oriented compilation of all regulations in effect. The website for the regulations of the Division gives all the current regulations of the agency.
- Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities (DSAAPD)
http://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dsaapd/index.html - The website provides information for DSAAPD, within the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services. The Division provides a broad range of services and programs in Delaware, including the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program. The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, which is composed of Long Term Care Ombudsman staff members and Volunteer Ombudsmen, helps assure dignity, respect, and quality of life for residents of long term care facilities. The Long Term Care Ombudsmen help assure that individuals in long term care facilities receive fair treatment. Their responsibilities also include witnessing Advance Health Care Directive declarations. The Volunteer Ombudsmen are advocates and friendly visitors for residents of long term care facilities.
- Division of Medicaid & Medical Assistance
http://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dmma/index.html - The website for the Division of Medicaid & Medical Assistance, within the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services. The Division is responsible for administering a number of programs, including Medicaid and the Nursing Facility Medicaid Program.
- Quality Insights of Delaware
http://www.qide.org/de - The website for Delaware's quality improvement organization (QIO) for people with Medicare. Quality Insights of Delaware works under contract to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on a number of initiatives, including regarding nursing homes.
Federal and National Websites
- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
http://www.cms.gov/ - The website provides information regarding the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS is the Federal government agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that is designated to administer and enforce the health and safety standards that must be met by healthcare providers, including nursing homes, participating in the Medicare and/or Medicaid programs. Provides links to Medicare and Medicaid websites.
- Federal Regulations
http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/cfr-table-search.html#page1 - The website for the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). The CFR is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government. It is divided into 50 titles that represent broad areas subject to Federal regulation. The title that is most relevant to long term care facilities is Title 42.
- Nursing Home Compare
http://www.medicare.gov/NHCompare - The Nursing Home Compare website is maintained by CMS/Medicare. The primary purpose of Nursing Home Compare is to provide detailed information about the past performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country. Other resources, including the Guide to Choosing a Nursing Home, and Nursing Home Checklist, are also available through this website to help people with nursing home choices.