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LTCCC Alert: Increase the Personal Needs Allowance for New York Nursing Home Residents

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February 15, 2024 – The New York State legislature has introduced a bill, sponsored by Senate Disabilities Committee chair John Mannion, to increase the amount of money New York nursing home residents can keep of their income to use for personal items. The Personal Needs Allowance (PNA) in […]

2024-02-16T17:12:01-05:00Action Center|

Senior Care Policy Briefing: Nursing Homes Admit Misdiagnosing Schizophrenia

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The Senior Care Policy Briefing covers important long-term care issues by highlighting policy updates, news reports, and academic research.

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NEWSFLASH

  • Frontline workers, often Black or Hispanic, experienced high mortality rates throughout the […]

LTCCC Alert: Unveiling Nursing Home Realities: Check Out Our Newsletters

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February 13, 2024 – Nursing home residents are among the most vulnerable members of our society. However, the nursing homes in which they live are often riddled with neglect, abuse, and substandard care. Addressing these issues is paramount for ensuring that nursing home residents receive the highest […]

LTCCC Alert: New York Nursing Homes Profit as Residents Lose

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February 7, 2024 – Too many New York nursing home owners and operators are skimping on staffing and services, profiting at the expense of nursing home residents’ basic dignity and safety[1] as a result of lax monitoring and oversight. […]

Senior Care Policy Briefing: Absence of Federal Standards for Assisted Living

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The Senior Care Policy Briefing covers important long-term care issues by highlighting policy updates, news reports, and academic research.

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NEWSFLASH

  • The United States Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing, Assisted […]

US Senate Holds Hearing on Assisted Living

LTCCC testimony calls for national standards promoting quality, safety, and integrity in assisted living

January 26, 2024 – Yesterday, the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing, Assisted Living Facilities: Understanding Long-Term Care Options for Older Adults, co-chaired by Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and Senator Mike Braun (R-IN).

It’s been […]

2024-01-28T18:00:39-05:00Assisted Living|

Advocates’ Comments to CMS on Proposed Minimum Staffing Standards

President Biden has promised to reform nursing homes by setting a national minimum staffing standard. Unfortunately, the proposed rule is woefully inadequate to meet residents’ needs. To highlight these concerns, LTCCC has gathered comments from a wide […]

Webinar: Disability Rights and Self-Determination in Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care Settings

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Presenters: Bren Pramanik (Disability Rights New Jersey), Amy Brown (NJ LTCOP), and Hannah Diamond (Justice in Aging). PowerPoint Slides (PDF)

Senior Care Policy Briefing: Abuse, Neglect, and Fraud

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The Senior Care Policy Briefing covers important long-term care issues by highlighting policy updates, news reports, and academic research.

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NEWSFLASH

LTCCC Alert: New Year, New Data

The Long Term Care Community Coalition is pleased to announce the publication of four new interactive and user-friendly nursing home datasets: Provider Info, Citations, Penalties, & Staffing. These data, […]

Senior Care Policy Briefing: Substantial Hidden Profits

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NEWSFLASH

LTCCC Alert: New Study Reveals Substantial Hidden Profits in Nursing Home Industry

Read the new study on hidden profits in nursing homes, authored by LTCCC and published in the International Journal of Social Determinants of Health and Health Services

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

December 21, 2023 – For decades, the U.S. nursing home industry has blamed inadequate funding for failures to provide sufficient staffing and services to […]

Webinar: The 411 on LTCCC: Fighting for the Rights of Nursing Home Residents

Presenters: LTCCC’s Richard Mollot, Eric Goldwein, Hayley Cronquist

PowerPoint Slides (PDF) LTCCC Primer on Essential Nursing Home Quality Standards LTCCC Data Center A Guide to Nursing Home Oversight & Enforcement Elder Justice Newsletter Senior Care Policy Briefing

Senior Care Policy Briefing: Transparency Is Not a Substitute for Accountability

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Senior Care Policy Briefing: Negligence Unchecked

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NEWSFLASH

Support LTCCC’s Mission Advocating for Quality Care and Dignity for Nursing Home Residents

Support LTCCC’s Mission Advocating for Quality Care and Dignity for Nursing Home Residents.

Dear Friends:

As we reflect on the challenges of the past year, one group has borne an extraordinary burden: the residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities. The COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath have not only intensified preexisting issues within LTC […]

2023-12-18T10:09:36-05:00About LTCCC|

Webinar: Behind Closed Books: How Hidden Profits Harm Nursing Home Residents

Presenter: Ernie Tosh (Attorney and Forensic Accounting Expert)

PowerPoint Slides (PDF) Share Your Staffing Comments With Your Federal Representatives

Senior Care Policy Briefing: Crying Wolf or Wolves of Wall Street?

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NEWSFLASH

  • Nursing home lobbyists claim that facilities are struggling and cannot […]

LTCCC Alert: Four in Five Residents Live in Understaffed Nursing Homes

The following is an alert for the Q2 2023 staffing report. Download data at NursingHome411 and check out our interactive staffing map.

November 14, 2023 – Each day, more than one million people reside in roughly 15,000 nursing homes across the United States. Unfortunately, most of these individuals have no choice but to […]

LTCCC Comments to CMS on Minimum Staffing Standards

President Biden has promised to reform nursing homes by setting a national minimum staffing standard. Unfortunately, the proposed rule is woefully inadequate to meet residents’ needs. LTCCC submitted the below comments, and although the public comment period concluded, there’s still time to make your voice heard.

Please consider sharing your comments with your Senators and […]

Senior Care Policy Briefing: Plenty of $$ For Safe Staffing

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NEWSFLASH

  • Florida nursing home owner Philip Esformes is headed back to court […]

Senior Care Policy Briefing: About a Dollar a Day

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NEWSFLASH

  • About a Dollar a Day. […]

Speak Out in Support of a Safe Minimum Staffing Standard

President Biden has promised to reform nursing homes by setting a national minimum staffing standard. Though nursing homes have been required to have “sufficient staff” to meet each resident’s needs, this is the first time that a president has proposed setting a numerical standard for the minimum number of nurses and aides that a facility […]

2023-11-06T16:59:33-05:00Action Center|

24-Hour Registered Nurses in Nursing Homes: Affordable, Attainable, & Necessary

September 27, 2023 – Every U.S. nursing home is required to provide skilled nursing care and monitoring 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Unfortunately, too many of our nursing homes provide substandard care and conditions that are demeaning and inhumane. As the country has witnessed in the COVID-19 pandemic, too many nursing homes are […]

Senior Care Policy Briefing: D+ for Quality of Care

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NEWSFLASH

LTCCC Alert: A 3.0 Staffing Minimum Is Not Enough

The following is an alert for the Q1 2023 staffing report. Download data at NursingHome411 and check out our interactive staffing map.

September 22, 2023 – Nursing home residents need a minimum of 4.1 total care staff hours per resident day (HPRD) to receive sufficient clinical care and avoid unnecessary harm, according to […]

“Nobody came for over 11 hours”: Elder Justice “No Harm” Newsletter (Volume 5, Issue 3)

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 typically result in no fine or penalty to the nursing […]

Webinar: New Proposed Federal Nursing Home Standard: The Good, The Bad, and The Data Essentials

Presenters: Charlene Harrington, Ph.D., RN (Professor Emerita, University of California San Francisco), Richard Mollot (Executive Director, LTCCC), Eric Goldwein (LTCCC)

PowerPoint Slides (PDF) LTCCC Report on Staffing

Congressional Briefing: Essential Insights on Nursing Home Staffing & Standards

Essential Insights on Nursing Home Staffing and the Proposed Federal Standard, presented by: Center for Medicare Advocacy, Long Term Care Community Coalition, and National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care (September 2023).

Presenters: Richard Mollot (LTCCC), Sam Brooks (Consumer Voice),  Toby Edelman (Center for Medicare Advocacy), Charlene Harrington (University of […]

Senior Care Policy Briefing: Wholly Inadequate Proposal

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NEWSFLASH

  • On September 1, CMS released the long-awaited minimum nursing home staffing proposal, […]

Senior Care Policy Briefing: Rosy Revenues for Operators

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The Senior Care Policy Briefing covers important long-term care issues by highlighting policy updates, news reports, and academic research. Topics in this edition include:

  • Nursing home operators report high profits.
  • Survey finds 50% of nurses have side jobs to earn extra income.
  • Nursing home industry blames severe […]

Family Councils: For the Families, By the Families

Each month, LTCCC’s Family Empowerment Team hosts a Zoom conversation (streamed on Facebook Live) with family members and advocates discussing issues affecting residents and their families. On the July 27 program, we were joined by family council members who talked about their experiences in family councils, including how their councils were […]

Senior Care Policy Briefing: Consumer Costs Up, Quality Down

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The Senior Care Policy Briefing covers important long-term care issues by highlighting policy updates, news reports, and academic research. Topics in this edition include:

  • Nursing home lobbyists pushing for low or no safe staffing standards.
  • Survey showing 93% of older adults plan to age in place.

Senior Care Policy Brief: Nursing Homes Are Not Warehouses

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The Senior Care Policy Briefing covers important long-term care issues by highlighting policy updates, news reports, and academic research. In this edition…

  • Nursing home industry claims low profit margins and potential closures due to minimum staffing standards.
  • Average total nurse staff hours per resident day falls below […]

Webinar: Uninspected and Neglected: What Vacancies at State Agencies Mean for Nursing Home Residents

Presenters: Peter Gartrell (U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging) and Suzanne Messenger (West Virginia State Long-term Care Ombudsman) Powerpoint slides – LTCCC (PDF) PowerPoint Slides – WV Ombuds (PDF) Senate Report: Uninspected & Neglected LTCCC […]

Senior Care Policy Briefing: Misuse of Taxpayer Funds Leads to Resident Neglect

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The Senior Care Policy Briefing covers important long-term care issues by highlighting policy updates, news reports, and academic research. In this edition…

  • NY lawsuit exposes nursing home operator’s $83M misuse of taxpayer funds, leading to neglect, suffering, and tragic deaths.
  • 78 defendants face criminal charges in $2.5B […]

LTCCC Alert: Most U.S. Nursing Homes Understaffed, Federal Data Finds

The following is an alert for the Q4 2022 staffing report. Download data at NursingHome411 and check out our interactive staffing dashboard.

July 13, 2023 – Sufficient staffing is attainable. In fact, one in four U.S. nursing homes (25.3%) provide at least 4.1 hours per resident day (HPRD), the minimum […]

Senior Care Policy Briefing: Alarming Discrimination Trends

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The Senior Care Policy Briefing covers important long-term care issues by highlighting policy updates, news reports, and academic research. In this edition…

  • US Supreme Court affirms right to sue nursing homes for safety violations.
  • NY AG James alleges $37.6 million diversion of public […]

LTCCC Alert: How Fear of Retaliation Silences Residents in America’s Nursing Homes

Download LTCCC’s Report, “They Make You Pay”: How Fear of Retaliation Silences Residents in America’s Nursing Homes

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

June 14, 2023 – When […]

Senior Care Policy Briefing: Nurses at Their Breaking Point

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The Senior Care Policy Briefing covers important long-term care issues by highlighting policy updates, news reports, and academic research. Topics in this edition include:

  • Mass vacancies at state agencies (U.S. Senate Aging Report).
  • Fall injury and pressure ulcer hospitalizations underreported in Care Compare data.

Pulling teeth: Elder Justice “No Harm” Newsletter (Volume 5, Issue 2)

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 typically result in no fine […]

Senior Care Policy Briefing: Americans Want Safe Staffing

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The Senior Care Policy Briefing covers important long-term care issues by highlighting policy updates, news reports, and academic research. Topics in this edition include:

  • The nursing home industry bemoans rising costs of infection control.
  • Study finds staffing shortages linked to increase in resident deaths.
  • A new poll […]

Webinar: The Other 51 Weeks: Nursing Home Quality Improvement When Inspectors Have Left the Building

Presenter: Richard Mollot (LTCCC Executive Director)

PowerPoint Slides (PDF) Fact Sheet: Quality & Performance Improvement

Senior Care Policy Briefing: Profits Over Patients

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The Senior Care Policy Briefing covers important long-term care issues by highlighting policy updates, news reports, and academic research. Topics in this edition include:

  • President Biden calls for additional support for long-term care workers and family caregivers.
  • Private equity firms continue to divert […]

Senior Care Policy Briefing: Assisted Living Facilities Evicting Medicaid Residents

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The Senior Care Policy Briefing covers important long-term care issues by highlighting policy updates, news reports, and academic research. Topics in this edition include:

  • Assisted living facilities evicting Medicaid residents.
  • Medicaid revenue at an all-time high.
  • OIG report finds significant under-reporting to public […]

LTCCC Comments to CMS on Nursing Home Ownership Transparency (ACA 6101)

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April 14, 2023
Re: CMS-6084-P; Disclosures of Ownership and Additional Disclosable Parties Information for Skilled Nursing Facilities and Nursing Facilities
Submitted electronically: www.regulations.gov

Dear Administrator Brooks-LaSure:

The Long Term Care Community Coalition (LTCCC) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving care, quality of life, and dignity for residents in nursing […]

Senior Care Policy Briefing: Concerning Patterns in Hospice Care

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The Senior Care Policy Briefing covers important long-term care issues by highlighting policy updates, news reports, and academic research. Topics in this edition include:

  • Medicaid Fraud Control Unit cases resulted in 1,327 convictions for fraud, abuse, or neglect in 2022.
  • Patients left in unnecessary pain […]

Black box warning: Elder Justice “No Harm” Newsletter (Volume 5, 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 typically result in no fine […]

Webinar: Building the Backbone: How Stronger State CNA Requirements Can Lead to Better Nursing Home Care

Presenters:
Richard Mollot (Executive Director, LTCCC)
Adrianna Duggan (JD Candidate, Yale Law)

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LTCCC Alert: A Guide to State CNA Certification & Training Requirements

Check out LTCCC’s Guide to State CNA Certification & Training Requirements.

March 17, 2023 – Certified Nurse Aides (CNAs) are considered the backbone of nursing home care.

LTCCC Testimony: Assembly Public Hearing on Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

At New York’s Assembly Public Hearing on the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program on March 2, 2023, LTCCC Policy Researcher Stefan Foster discusses why New York’s Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP) needs more funding to carry out its federally mandated purpose to help protect the lives of New York’s long-term care residents.

Watch testimonies from […]

2023-08-01T13:09:56-04:00LTC In NYS, New York|

Senior Care Policy Briefing: ‘Another Record Quarter…’

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The Senior Care Policy Briefing covers important long-term care issues by highlighting policy updates, news reports, and academic research. Topics in this edition include:

  • The Ensign Group reports another record quarter.
  • NY lawsuits revealing allegations of millions of siphoned profits.
  • An OIG report […]

LTCCC Alert: Nursing Home Administrator Hours Down 20% Since Pandemic

The following is an alert for the Q3 2022 staffing report. Download data at NursingHome411 and check out our interactive staffing dashboard.

March 9, 2023 – A nursing home administrator is responsible for overseeing their facility, including clinical and administrative affairs, to ensure that resident care needs are met. According to federal law, […]

LTCCC Testimony: NY Joint Legislative Public Hearing on 2023 Executive Budget Proposal

Roughly 117,000 people reside in nursing homes in New York State. Unfortunately, these vulnerable individuals are far too often subjected to substandard care, abuse, and neglect. At the New York Joint Legislative Public Hearing on 2023 Executive Budget Proposal (February 28, 2023), LTCCC Policy Researcher Stefan Foster talks about the need for greater enforcement, […]

2023-08-01T13:09:49-04:00LTC In NYS, New York|

New Year, New Newsletter

Happy new year, reader! Thank you for your new or continued support of our mission. This year, we are changing up the quarterly LTC Journal to deliver you more timely information on a monthly basis and to better keep you up to date about what’s happening at NursingHome411! If you haven’t already, be sure […]

What Is a Family Council? How Do I Start One? What Should it Look Like?

Family councils play an essential role in advocating for nursing home residents. In a program hosted by the Illinois Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, LTCCC’s family council empowerment team talks about how to build and strengthen your family council […]

Joint Statement: MACPAC Report Calls for Increased Transparency in How Nursing Homes Spend Medicaid Dollars

Report Supports Nursing Home Resident Advocates’ Call for Increased Transparency in Nursing Home Finances

January 6, 2023 – On January 3, 2023, MACPAC, a non-partisan legislative branch agency that provides policy and data analysis and makes recommendations to Congress on Medicaid programs, issued a report finding that without increased transparency in how nursing homes […]

Poisoned: Elder Justice “No Harm” Newsletter (Volume 4, Issue 6)

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 typically result in no fine […]

22 of 2022: LTCCC’s Favorite Nursing Home Reports of the Year

2022 has been a pivotal year in long-term care and we at LTCCC are grateful for all those who have been writing and reporting about the important issues along the way.

That’s why we’re sharing 22 of our favorite articles of 2022 (plus, a few extras!). Below is a list of investigative stories, government reports, and […]

Webinar: Garden of Eatin’: Setting the Table for Resident-Centered Dining

 

Presenters: Rebecca Priest (Project Coach, The Green House Project) & Linda McCoy (Dining Practice Partner, St. John’s Home)

PowerPoint Slides (PDF) Fact Sheet: Food, Nutrition, and Dietary Services Resource: Food Safety for Your Loved One Food Questionnaire

LTCCC Alert: Dangerous Antipsychotic Drugging Persists Despite Federal Partnership

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

December 20, 2022 More than one million people live in US nursing homes and each week, one in five of them are given dangerous antipsychotic (AP) drugs. In most cases these drugs are administered without clinical justification. In 2012, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services […]

Fall 2022 LTC Journal

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

  • New federal guidance for nursing home surveyors to strengthen safety and accountability.
  • LTCCC’s Q1 2022 staffing report showing nursing home staff turnover at 53.3%.
  • A report detailing how real estate […]

Forum: How Private Equity Makes Us Sicker

This forum, hosted by the Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) – NY Metro Chapter, addresses the increasing role and implications of Wall Street investors – Private Equity – in the healthcare industry. The presenters (Rosemary Batt, Robert McNamara, and Richard Mollot) discuss decades of research that has demonstrated how Wall Street […]

‘Ouch, you’re hurting me’: Elder Justice “No Harm” Newsletter (Volume 4, Issue 5)

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 typically result in no fine […]

Webinar: What Does Good Care Look Like for People Living with Dementia?

Presenter: Dr. Jonathan Evans

PowerPoint Slides (PDF) Dementia Care Advocacy Toolkit NursingHome411 Podcast

Resources for Surveyors

In June 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published revised guidance for nursing home surveyors available in the links below. Appendix PP provides interpretive guidelines for long-term care facilities. Critical Element Pathways* are used for investigating potential care areas of concern. Surveyors will begin using this guidance to identify noncompliance on October […]

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 […]

2023-08-01T13:08:55-04:00LTC In NYS, New York|

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

Presenters:

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

Tabassum Mohibi, PA, MPH Candidate (Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health)

PowerPoint Slides (PDF) Fact Sheet: Falls & Accident Prevention […]

How Colorblind Policies Fail Nursing Home Residents (NursingHome411 Podcast)

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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 […]

‘I am afraid’: Elder Justice “No Harm” Newsletter (Volume 4, Issue 4)

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 typically result in no fine […]

Summer 2022 LTC Journal

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

  • Unsafe antipsychotic alternatives on the rise.
  • Louisiana nursing home owner arrested for felony fraud and cruelty.
  • RN staffing levels down 12% in 2021.
  • Infection control compromised during pandemic.

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 […]

2023-08-01T13:08:31-04:00Learning 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 […]

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

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

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

Spring 2022 LTC Journal

The Spring 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:

  • Important White House nursing home initiatives.
  • Insights and recommendations for direct care minimum spending laws.
  • NY Department of Health’s […]

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 […]

Nursing Homes Fail US Veterans: Elder Justice “No Harm” Newsletter (Volume 4, Issue 3)

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 typically result in no fine or penalty to the […]

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)

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