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NYS LTCOP Conference 2022: Elder Justice Past, Present, and Future

Click program titles to access PDFs of presentations from the 2022 New York State Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP) conference, “Elder Justice Past, Present, and Future.” For more information about NYS LTCOP, visit https://aging.ny.gov/long-term-care-ombudsman-program.

Results of the NYS LTC Ombudsman – Center for Elder Law & Justice project. Lindsay Heckler, CELJ

Harmful resident-to-resident […]

2022-09-21T14:28:49-04:00LTC In NYS, New York|

Webinar: Fall Prevention: Focusing on Process – Not People – to Keep Nursing Home Residents Safe

Register for LTCCC’s next webinar (Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 1pm ET) on dementia care in nursing homes.

Presenters:

Sharon Banks Tarr, MN, RN, LNCC (Clarity Legal Nurse Consulting)

Tabassum Mohibi, PA, MPH Candidate (Columbia University […]

How Colorblind Policies Fail Nursing Home Residents (NursingHome411 Podcast)

The NursingHome411 Podcast

U.S. health care is plagued by racism, and nowhere is that more evident than in the nation’s 15,000 nursing homes. Whether it’s COVID, care quality, or inappropriate drugging, research consistently shows significant disparities that impact Black nursing home residents.

On this episode of the NursingHome411 Podcast, Dr. Shekinah Fashaw-Walters – Assistant Professor at […]

LTCCC Alert: Nursing Home Staff Turnover Above 50%

The following is an alert for the Q1 2022 staffing report. To access the report, click here.

August 24, 2022 – Staff retention is essential for nursing homes to provide quality care for their residents. Unfortunately, turnover continues to be a major problem for many of the nation’s 15,000-plus facilities. The average nursing home […]

F-tags

F-tags (“F” for “federal”) constitute the system through which federal nursing home regulations are identified in the survey process. Generally, each regulatory provision is assigned a corresponding F-tag number and surveyors use these numbers to indicate on the Statement of Deficiencies when a facility has failed to meet (or exceed) a given standard. Below is […]

Webinar: Show Me the Numbers: How Transparency Can Improve the Quality of Nursing Home Care

Presenter: Ilene Henshaw PowerPoint Slides (PDF) LTCCC Policy Brief: Nursing Home Transparency LTCCC Policy Brief: NY’s Minimum Spending Ratio

Following the Nursing Home Money (NursingHome411 Podcast)

The NursingHome411 Podcast

On July 7, the Empire Center published a new report on the rise of related-party transactions in New York’s nursing homes. On The NursingHome411 Podcast, Bill Hammond – author of the report and an expert in New York health policy and politics – discusses how nursing homes use related-party transactions to […]

2022-07-14T09:28:32-04:00Learning Center|

LTCCC Alert: New Federal Guidance to Strengthen Nursing Home Safety, Quality, and Accountability

June 30, 2022 – Surveys (inspections) are the principal mechanism by which the government assesses nursing home quality and determines compliance with standards of care. Unfortunately, as previous LTCCC studies have shown, State Survey Agencies (SAs) – which are charged with monitoring care, responding to complaints, and ensuring compliance with minimum standards – too […]

2022-06-30T14:52:21-04:00Media Alerts, News & Reports|

Webinar: A Campaign Sedated: Dangerous Antipsychotic Drugging Persists Despite Federal Initiative

Register for LTCCC’s next webinar (Tuesday, July 19 at 1pm ET) on nursing home transparency.

Presenters: Richard Mollot (LTCCC) and Tony Chicotel (CANHR)

PowerPoint Slides (PDF) Dementia Care Advocacy Toolkit AP Drugging Data […]

LTCCC Alert: RN Staffing Levels Drop 12% in 2021

The following is an alert for the Q4 2021 staffing report. To access the report, click here.

June 9, 2022 – Registered nurses (RNs) serve a critical role in every nursing home staff. They provide expertise – infection control planning and management, resident assessment and care planning, and the identification and treatment of chronic […]

LTCCC Comments to CMS on Minimum Staffing Standard

Concrete, clear, and appropriate minimum staffing standards are needed now to finally realize the promise of the Nursing Home Reform Law in the lives of residents and the vast majority of American families who will depend on nursing home services at some time or another. In April 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services […]

Webinar: It Starts With Staffing: Requirements and Recommendations for Providing Safe and Quality Nursing Home Care

Presenters: Richard Mollot (LTCCC), Sam Brooks (Consumer Voice), Lori Smetanka (Consumer Voice)

PowerPoint Slides PT 1 (PDF) PowerPoint Slides PT 2 (PDF)

New York COVID-19 Fatality Data: Nursing Homes & Adult Care Facilities

As of May 2022, LTCCC is no longer updating this page. Visit NY Health website for updated COVID-19 data.

LTCCC is providing a user-friendly spreadsheet tracking COVID-19-related deaths from New York’s nursing homes (NHs), assisted living facilities (ALFs), and other adult care facilities (OACFs) based on New York Department of Health […]

Double G Citations

What is a Double G Citation?

“Double G” cases refer to a CMS policy intended to identify and address facilities with a historical pattern of high-level noncompliance. Double G citations occur when a facility with a previous citation at a G level is cited again at a G level. G level citations are considered “actual […]

Memo in Support of NY’s A196-S1576: Protect Seniors and People With Disabilities

50,000 seniors and people with disabilities live in New York’s adult care facilities (ACFs). One in four of them receive SSI and/or the state supplement (SSP). These numbers are expected to grow as New York expands Medicaid-funded assisted living programs in new and existing ACFs. As more New Yorkers move into these facilities, it is […]

2022-04-21T10:27:27-04:00Legislative Memos, LTC In NYS|

Webinar: Picking Patients for Profit: Admissions Discrimination in Nursing Homes

Presenter: Ashvin Gandhi, Health Economist, UCLA

Health economist Ashvin Gandhi (UCLA Anderson School of Management) on how nursing homes selectively admit patients for optimal profits and what high nursing home staff turnover means for resident care.

PowerPoint Slides (PDF) NursingHome411 Podcast […]

Memo in Support of New York State Legislature Bills A05842/S05269

Time for NY to Invest in Maximum Nursing Home care, Not Maximum Operator Profits

Download PDF of this memo.

Federal requirements mandate that nursing homes have sufficient staff, with the appropriate competencies, to meet the clinical, emotional, and psychosocial needs of […]

What You Need to Know—and Do—About the White House’s Nursing Home Reforms

The NursingHome411 Podcast

On February 28, the White House announced important initiatives that can improve the care, quality of life, and dignity for millions of vulnerable nursing home residents, now and in the future. In a special two-part episode of The NursingHome411 Podcast, we talk about what these reforms will mean for nursing home […]

2022-04-04T13:30:59-04:00Learning Center|

LTCCC Applauds Governor Hochul’s Decision to Implement Vital Nursing Home Resident Protections

The safety and dignity of vulnerable residents and care staff will greatly improve when nursing homes comply with New York’s long anticipated reforms.

April 1, 2022 – For decades, both federal and state minimum standards have mandated that nursing homes have […]

Webinar: What is Nursing Home Culture Change?

Presenter: Nina Loewenstein, LTCCC Legal Analyst

Many nursing home residents must adhere to strict schedules and regimens for rising, dressing, eating, bathing, and sleeping. The culture change movement seeks to transform nursing homes to focus on resident choice and create a homelike […]

LTCCC Policy Brief: New York’s Direct Care Minimum Spending Ratio

In April 2021, a law was passed in New York establishing new requirements for how much the state’s nursing homes must spend on care for their residents and setting forth limits on what nursing homes may spend on […]

Staffing Levels Fall 8% in Six Months

The following is an alert for the Q3 2021 staffing report. To access the report, click here.

March 3, 2022 – Federal requirements mandate that nursing homes have sufficient staff, with the appropriate competencies to meet the clinical, emotional, and psychosocial needs of every resident. Unfortunately, understaffing is a widespread and persistent problem that […]

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

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 Assembly Bill A00159/Senate Bill S00995

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 […]

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 […]

Webinar: Arming Your Advocacy: Leveraging LTCCC’s Resources to Promote Resident-Centered Care

Presenters: Richard Mollot (LTCCC Executive Director) and Eric Goldwein (LTCCC Policy & Communications Director).

PowerPoint Slides (PDF)

LTCCC Alert: Latest Data Indicate Dangerous Antipsychotic Drugging is Rampant in Nursing Homes

The following is an alert for the Q2 2021 Antipsychotic Drugging Rates. To access the data, click here.

January 11, 2022

Webinar: Broken Promises: An Assessment of Federal Data on Nursing Home Oversight

Presenter: Eric Goldwein, LTCCC

PowerPoint Slides (PDF) Broken Promises: An Assessment of Nursing Home Oversight LTCCC’s Recommendations to improve enforcement

Let’s Win: Support LTCCC’s Mission to Advocate for Nursing Home Residents

Let’s win! Support LTCCC’s mission to advocate for nursing home residents.

Dear Advocate,

Nursing home residents and their families have suffered immeasurable loss in the past two years. Loss of dignity. Loss of autonomy. Loss of time. And […]

2021-12-20T14:55:32-05:00About LTCCC, Coronavirus|

CMS Nursing Home COVID Vaccination & Fatality Data

As of December 2021, LTCCC is no longer updating this page. Visit CMS website for updated COVID-19 data.

LTCCC is providing a user-friendly spreadsheet (updated monthly) tracking COVID-19 vaccinations for residents and staff in U.S. nursing homes. Data are reported by nursing homes to the CDC and published by CMS.

Nursing Home Vaccination Data […]

LTCCC Alert: Build Back Better NEEDS Essential Staffing Standards

Tell your senators that residents NEED essential staffing standards in Build Back Better.

December 17, 2021 – A sufficiently staffed nursing home fosters an environment where residents can attain and maintain their highest practicable physical, emotional, and psychosocial well-being. All too often, however, nursing homes fail to provide the necessary levels of skilled nursing […]

2021-12-17T10:50:43-05:00New York, Oregon|

LTCCC Alert: 24-Hour Registered Nurses in Nursing Homes: Essential & Affordable

We cannot allow the safety of vulnerable residents to be hijacked by cynical soundbites from powerful & wealthy industry lobbyists.

By definition, every licensed U.S. nursing home is required to provide skilled nursing care, supervision, and services 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Unfortunately, too many of our nursing […]

LTCCC Alert: Nursing Home Staffing Levels Drop in Q2 2021

The following is an alert for the Q2 2021 staffing report. To access the report, click here.

November 16, 2021 – Nursing homes with higher staffing levels are better equipped to meet their residents’ care needs. Unfortunately, understaffing has been a widespread and persistent problem, especially since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Today, LTCCC […]

LTCCC’s 12th Annual Reception

Event Honoree: NYS AG Letitia James

Performance:
Singer-songwriter and guitarist Bridget St. John.

Keynote speaker:
Carmen Bowman, founder of Edu-Catering. Moderated by Deborah Truhowsky (President, LTCCC Board of Directors) & Richard Mollot (Executive Director, LTCCC). Program Brochure Download slides (PDF)

Grand Hosts Benefactors

LTCCC Alert: Oversight Overlooked in New York Nursing Homes

NY ranks last in citation rates despite widespread substandard care and neglect.

Fundamentally, a state’s oversight of nursing home care boils down to two components: (1) its ability to identify and cite a facility when a failure to meet standards (i.e., a deficiency) exists and (2) its ability to appropriately rate the deficiencies […]

LTCCC Alert: Lax Enforcement Exposes Nursing Home Residents to Substandard Care & Neglect

Federal Data Indicate That Longstanding Problems Are Systematically Ignored or Downgraded by the State Agencies Charged With Protecting Residents

Contact: Richard Mollot, richard@ltccc.org, 212-385-0356

October 29, 2021 – Today the Long Term Care Community Coalition (LTCCC) is releasing a new report, Broken Promises: An Assessment of Federal Data on Nursing Home Oversight, providing the results […]

2022-03-29T15:21:58-04:00Media Alerts, News & Reports|

Webinar: Enforcing the Nursing Home Reform Act

Presenter: Meryl Grenadier, attorney at AARP Foundation Litigation

What rights are guaranteed by the Nursing Home Reform Act? What can residents do when their nursing home fails to protect those rights? In this program, Meryl Grenadier reviews the basics of the Reform […]

LTCCC Alert: New Data Report Finds One in Six U.S. Nursing Homes is a “Problem Facility”

September 30, 2021 – The Long Term Care Community Coalition (LTCCC) regularly publishes data on key indicators relevant to nursing home care. Today, LTCCC is releasing a new report containing federal data on five-star ratings, ownership type, enforcement, and other important information for all 15,000 U.S. nursing homes. The report features a page […]

LTCCC Statement: Time for Quality Assurance, Accountability, & Reform in New York Long-Term Care

As we emerge from the pandemic, New York must address the epidemic of nursing home abuse and neglect.

COVID-19 has caused unprecedented devastation and tragedy in nursing homes. Years of understaffing, poor infection control, and ineffective […]

LTCCC’s Letter to Governor Hochul: Act Quickly to Protect the Lives and Dignity of LTC Residents

Dear Governor Hochul:

Welcome to your new office – we are excited to work with your administration to promote the health and well-being of New York seniors, disabled individuals, and families.

We are writing today to urge you to use your new office to act quickly to protect the lives and dignity of residents in nursing homes, […]

LTCCC Alert: Most U.S. Nursing Homes Fell Short of Federal Staffing Threshold in Q1 2021

The following is an alert for the Q1 2021 staffing report. To access the report, click here.

LTCCC Testimony: NY Senate Hearing on Nursing Home, Assisted Living, & Homecare Workforce

LTCCC Executive Director Richard Mollot testified at a New York Senate Hearing, “Nursing Home, Assisted Living, and Homecare Workforce – Challenges and Solutions,” on July 27, 2021, highlighting key long-term care policy concerns including widespread inadequate staffing, the rise of for-profit industry, and the lack of oversight and accountability. Read the testimony below.

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Webinar: Involuntary Nursing Home Discharges: A Fast Track from Nursing Homes to Homeless Shelters

https://youtu.be/l_QMiqd74DI?t=1 PowerPoint Slides (PDF) Watch on Facebook

Presenter: Tanya Kessler, senior staff attorney at Mobilization for Justice, Inc (MFJ) and author of “Involuntary Nursing Home Discharges: A Fast Track from Nursing […]

New York Nursing Home COVID Vaccination Data

LTCCC is providing a user-friendly spreadsheet (updated monthly) tracking COVID-19 vaccinations for residents and staff in New York’s nursing homes (NHs) and assisted living facilities (ALFs). COVID-19 vaccination are self-reported and published by facilities daily via the New York State Department of Health’s (NY DOH) HERDS survey.

Download NY LTC COVID Vaccination Data (12/15/21)

Note: […]

Ombudsman Town Hall: The Best (om)Buds of Hudson Valley & Tri County

Learn more about ombudsman volunteering opportunities! Feature Speakers

Judy Farrell, Tri County LTCOP Director
Gloria Murray, Hudson Valley LTCOP Director
Richard Mollot, LTCCC Executive Director
Barbara Stuck, Ombudsman Volunteer
Jenine Ferrari, Resident Advocate PowerPoint Slides (PDF)

Webinar: Why Comfort Matters: Reducing Reliance on Antipsychotics for People Living with Dementia

PowerPoint Slides (PDF) Watch on Facebook Listen to Audio

Feature speaker: Tena Alonzo, Dementia Care Expert

Tena Alonzo is a healthcare professional with expertise in caregiving practices for people with thinking or memory disorders. She has 35 years of experience as a long-term care provider […]

Webinar: Nursing Home Advocacy Priorities for 2021 & Beyond

PowerPoint Slides (PDF) Audio Watch on Facebook

Feature speaker: Richard Mollot, LTCCC executive director

Richard Mollot highlights key long-term care policy priorities including nursing home staffing, oversight, and financial transparency. Next, LTCCC’s Eric Goldwein provides information on accessing NursingHome411 resources including state pages, staffing data, podcasts, and webinars. […]

LTCCC Alert: Three in Four U.S. Nursing Homes Understaffed in Second Wave

The following is an alert for the Q4 2020 staffing report. To access the report, click here.

Nursing Home Staffing 2020 Q4

LTCCC’s Q4 2020 Staffing Report provides user-friendly files for every state that include facility-level data on: 1) Care staff levels (RN, LPN, and CNA); 2) Important non-nursing staff levels, including administrators and activities staff; 3) Contract workers. The report also includes data on state and national quarterly staffing levels, state and national quarterly resident census […]

LTCCC Alert: Speak Out on NY Nursing Home Staffing Bill

Take action and contact your legislators

Below is LTCCC’s statement about New York’s new staffing bill. See also: LTCCC’s joint press release with other consumer groups on the staffing bill. Consumer Groups: NY Staffing Bill Misses the Mark

Webinar: An Antidote to Ageism in Nursing Homes

PowerPoint Slides Audio

Feature speaker: Cathy Unsino, LCSW.

Residents thrive when helped to achieve their highest practicable level of physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being. When the requirements of the Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987 are realized, the colonial, custodial injustice of long-term care will finally end. In this […]

Facility Level COVID Data

As of March 2021, LTCCC is no longer updating this page. Visit CMS website for updated COVID-19 data.

Select the button below to access a user-friendly excel file with facility level COVID-19 nursing home data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Visit CMS’s COVID-19 Nursing Home Data page for more […]

Problem Facilities: SFFs and One-Star Nursing Homes (2021)

Special Focus Facilities (SFFs) and SFF Candidates are nursing homes that have a history of serious quality issues or are included in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) program to stimulate improvements in their quality of care. One-star facilities are assigned the lowest overall rating (one out of five stars) based on health […]

U.S. Nursing Home Ratings & Info (Feb. 2021)

This page contains facility-level data on all U.S. nursing homes including five-star ratings, ownership status, health inspection outcomes, and more. Download individual state files by clicking the state on the map or list below. Download nationwide data here.

Note: Data were obtained from the CMS website (https://data.cms.gov/provider-data/dataset/4pq5-n9py) on February 1, 2021 based on data […]

LTCCC, AARP, 1199 SEIU to NYS Leaders: Require Minimum Nursing Home Hours of Care, Prioritize Reform

Click to download the letter or read it in the PDF below.

In the wake of the New York State Attorney General’s recent revelations about sky-high deaths and dangerous conditions in New York’s nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, leading resident and worker advocates are calling […]

LTCCC Statement on NYS Attorney General’s Report on the Failure to Protect Nursing Home Residents During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Click here to download LTCCC’s statement on the NY OAG report or read the statement below.

Nursing Home Staffing 2020 Q3

Click on the links in the first column of the table below to download easy-to-use files for each state.

Each file includes information on: 1. Each facility’s RN, LPN, & CNA staffing levels; 2. Staffing levels for important non-nursing staff, including administrators and activities staff; and 3. […]

Webinar: COVID-19 Vaccination in Long-Term Care: Safety, Efficacy, and Residents’ Rights

On this LTCCC webinar, special guest Beth Nivin, MPH, discusses the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines. This program provides critical information to help LTC residents and their families make informed decisions about vaccination. Webinar Slides LTCCC’s vaccine resource center LTCCC Fact Sheet: Informed Consent […]

2020: Elder Justice “No Harm” Deficiencies

The Elder Justice Newsletter provides examples of health violations in which surveyors (nursing home inspectors) identified neither harm nor immediate jeopardy to resident health, safety, or well-being. Below is a searchable issue guide that includes the “no harm” deficiencies featured in our Elder Justice Newsletter in 2020. You may also access individual issues using the […]

Webinar: COVID Update & Residents Rights: Family & Resident Councils, Filing Grievances

Watch LTCCC’s December 15 webinar “COVID-19 Update & Residents Rights: Family & Resident Councils, Filing Grievances,” in the video on this page. Slides (PDF) and audio can be accessed on the buttons below.

Webinar Slides Listen to Audio

Nursing Home Staffing 2020 Q1

Note: Not all facilities reported staffing data for Q1 2020 because of suspended reporting requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (11,735 facilities reported staffing data in Q1 2020 vs. 14,969 in Q4 2020). State and national staffing averages for Q1 2020 exclude facilities that did not report.

Click on the links in […]

Nursing Home Staffing 2020 Q2

Click on the links in the first column of the table below to download easy-to-use files for each state.

Each file includes information on:

  1. Each facility’s direct care RN, LPN, and CNA staffing levels;
  2. Staffing levels for important non-nursing staff, including administrators and activities staff; and
  3. The extent to which the facility relies on contract workers […]

Webinar: The COVID Crisis and Regulations, Oversight, and the Economics of Nursing Homes

Watch a free webinar examining reform following the disastrous impact of COVID-19.

The event was co-sponsored by LTCCC, NYSBA’s Elder Law & Special Needs Section, and NYSBA’s Elder Law & Special Needs Section’s Task Force on Long Term Care Facility Reform & Oversight.

The program covered the fundamentals of the nursing home industry: its legal […]

2019 NYS Enforcement Actions

The Long Term Care Community Coalition (LTCCC) collects information on nursing home enforcement actions across NY State on a regular basis. This page features user-friendly excel files detailing sanctions for substandard care, resident abuse, and fraud for nursing homes in 2019. Click here for LTCCC’s media alert on NY enforcement for 2019. NYSDOH […]

US Nursing Home Antipsychotic Drugging Rates: 2019Q4

The inappropriate antipsychotic drugging of nursing home residents is a widespread and serious problem. Below is information on the antipsychotic drugging rates for all licensed nursing homes, by state, for the fourth quarter of 2019. We also recommend viewing our Issue Alert on Antipsychotic Drugging and our Dementia Care Advocacy Toolkit, which includes […]

US Nursing Home Antipsychotic Drugging Rates: 2019Q3

The inappropriate antipsychotic drugging of nursing home residents is a widespread and serious problem. Below is information on the antipsychotic drugging rates for all licensed nursing homes, by state, for the third quarter of 2019. We also recommend viewing our Issue Alert on Antipsychotic Drugging and our Dementia Care Advocacy Toolkit, which includes […]

Nursing Home Staffing 2019 Q4

Click on the links in the first column of the table below to download easy-to-use files for each state.

Each file includes information on:

  1. Each facility’s direct care RN, LPN, and CNA staffing levels;
  2. Staffing levels for important non-nursing staff, including administrators and activities staff; and
  3. The extent to which the facility relies on contract workers […]

Nursing Home Provider Info: April 2020

Below are links to download data on five-star ratings, special focus facility status, ownership status, health inspection outcomes, location, resident population, and other general information for all U.S. nursing homes. Download individual state files by clicking the state on the map below or in the list at the bottom of the page. Download data on […]

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