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Winter 2022 LTC Journal

The Winter LTC Journal is here! The LTC Journal covers important long-term care issues by highlighting policy updates, news reports, and academic research. Topics in this edition include:

  • How lax enforcement exposes residents to substandard care.
  • Latest data show nursing homes failing to provide sufficient staffing.
  • Federal […]

LTCCC Memo: Private Right of Actions in Residential Health Care Facilities (A00159/S00995)

Tell New York legislators to support extending the resident’s right to sue.

Background
The Long Term Care Community Coalition (LTCCC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving care and quality of life for residents in long-term care. LTCCC strongly supports

Alert: Nearly 1 in 5 NY Residents Receive Antipsychotic Drugs

Click to download user-friendly data on AP drugging rates for NY nursing homes in Q2 2021.

February 23, 2022 – Inappropriate antipsychotic (AP) drugging is a pervasive problem in nursing homes across New York State, with nearly one in five residents receiving AP drugs, most without clinical justification. Too often, these […]

‘The food was always cold’: Elder Justice “No Harm” Newsletter (Volume 4 Issue 1)

In the Elder Justice Newsletter, we highlight citations, including deficiencies related to abuse, neglect, and substandard care, that have been identified as not causing any resident harm. The goal of this brief newsletter is to shed light on the issue of so-called “no harm” deficiencies, which rarely result in fines or […]

Webinar: Assisted Living: Identifying Policy to Promote Quality Assurance, Safety, and Quality of Life

Presenter: Paula Carder, Ph.D.
Dr. Carder is a professor with the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health and director of the Institute of Aging at Portland State University. Dr. Carder’s research explores the relationship between state regulatory requirements and daily practices associated with medication administration and staffing in assisted living […]

Federal Contacts for Nursing Home Complaints

State survey agencies (usually the state department of health) have primary responsibility to ensure the safety and dignity of nursing home residents 24 hours a day, every day of the year. However, too often, the state agencies fail to effectively monitor facilities or respond to complaints about care. If your state is not sufficiently responsive […]

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