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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 hours total care staff hours per resident day (HPRD) to receive sufficient clinical care and avoid unnecessary harm, according […]

“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

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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 Brief: Wholly Inadequate Proposal

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

Read the full Senior Care Policy Briefing below or download here.

NEWSFLASH

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

Senior Care Policy Brief: 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 Brief: 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 Brief: 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 Brief: 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 Brief: 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

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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)

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 […]

‘There’s just no time for those things’: Elder Justice “No Harm” Newsletter (Volume 4, 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 […]

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

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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 […]

2023-08-01T13:07:51-04:00Learning Center|

LTCCC Policy Brief: Direct Care Minimum Spending Laws

Until recently, nursing homes have not been required to spend a set minimum percentage of the funds they receive on the care of their residents, nor have the public or policymakers had an effective tool to require accountability for these […]

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 […]

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)

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 […]

‘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 […]

LTCCC Alert: NY Nursing Homes Admit Excess Profits

Industry Lawsuit Details Over $500 Million Per Year Diverted from Resident Care

January 21, 2022 – At the end of December, more than 200 nursing homes filed a federal lawsuit against New York State, seeking to stop implementation of a new state law on nursing home spending. That law, which passed with strong, state-wide support […]

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

LTCCC Alert: Did These Deficiencies Actually Cause No Harm? You Decide.

December 23, 2021 – LTCCC publishes a bimonthly newsletter highlighting nursing home “no harm” deficiencies from across the United States. Today, we’re releasing a new report featuring all of the Elder Justice Newsletters published in 2021 and a user-friendly guide detailing the 32 “no harm” deficiencies covered this past year. Users can sort the […]

2021: 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 2021. You may also access individual issues using the […]

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 […]

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