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Nursing Home Pressure Ulcer Citations: Spring 2019

Pressure ulcer are a major concern for nursing home residents and families and, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a key indicator of the quality and safety provided in a nursing home. We recommend that the information provided here is used in conjunction with information on pressure ulcer rates and [...]

Nursing Home Pressure Ulcer Rates: Spring 2019

Pressure ulcers are serious medical conditions and one of the important measures of the quality of clinical care in nursing homes. -- U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).   Click on the following links to download the four quarter average pressure ulcer rates posted on Nursing Home Compare in April 2019. Please [...]

NYS Nursing Home Antipsychotic Drugging Rates

The overuse of antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes is a longstanding and serious problem. Too often, residents, especially those with dementia, are given these powerful drugs to control the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.  In fact, antipsychotic drugs are associated with increased risk of heart attack, stroke, Parkinsonism, falls, and, even, death.  They [...]

2019-02-03T06:20:05+00:00Uncategorized|

Assisted Living Fact Sheets

This series of assisted living fact sheets focuses on a variety of issues relevant to resident care, quality of life, and/or safety. The fact sheets are tailored to be useful to a range of stakeholders, from residents and families to facility operators to policymakers. Each fact sheet includes a brief background on the topic, [...]

2019-02-04T22:15:51+00:00Assisted Living|

Resident Rights Handouts

LTCCC's handouts provide basic, easy-to-understand information on issues that are important to residents and families. They are free to print and use by resident and family councils, LTC ombudsmen, and anyone else interested in improving understanding of basic standards. For more in-depth information on these issues, please check out our fact sheets and the [...]

US Nursing Home Drugging Citations: Fall 2018

The inappropriate antipsychotic drugging of nursing home residents, particularly those with dementia, is a widespread, national problem. Despite the Food and Drug Administration’s ‘black box’ warnings against using antipsychotics on elderly patients, they are frequently used to treat the so-called behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.  As of fall 2018, 20% of nursing home [...]

LTCCC Annual Reception 2018

LTCCC held its 10th Annual Reception on October 10, 2018. We thank everyone who joined us for an enjoyable evening, with special appreciation for our guest panelists: Honorable Richard N. Gottfried, Chair, NYS Assembly Committee on Health Annette Horvath, Administrator, Bronxwood Assisted Living Richard Mollot, Executive Director, LTCCC Barbara Murray, Assisted Living Resident [...]

2018-10-11T22:11:31+00:00About LTCCC, Past Events|

Family & Ombudsman Resource Center

Welcome to our dedicated Family & LTC Ombudsman page. We will be updating it frequently with resources and tools that you can use to support your resident-centered advocacy. You can sign-up for updates by emailing info@ltccc.org or calling 212-385-0355. We would love to include you and support your efforts to improve care! [...]

US Nursing Homes Use of Contract Care Staff 2018 Q1

Download File This file includes, for every nursing home in compliance with federal reporting requirements, the average hours of RN, LPN, and CNA staff time per day for staff that are assigned to provide care (i.e., non-administrative). For each of these categories, the file provides the average total daily hours for the category [...]

2019-01-21T17:54:02+00:00Staffing|

US Nursing Homes Daily Care Staff 2018 Q1

Download File This file contains information on nursing care staff for every licensed nursing home in the United States (that is in compliance with federal staff reporting requirements).  It includes average hours per day for RNs, LPNs, and CNAs who the nursing home has designated as providing resident care (i.e., RNs and LPNs [...]

2019-01-21T17:54:32+00:00Staffing|

US Nursing Homes Non-Nursing Staff 2018Q1

Download File This file contains select non-nursing staff for every licensed nursing home in the United States (that is in compliance with federal staff reporting requirements).  It includes average hours per day for administrators, medical directors, pharmacists, dieticians, activities staff, and social work staff for the quarter. In addition, we have calculated the [...]

2019-01-21T17:54:49+00:00Staffing|

Fighting the Rollback of Nursing Home Protections

In September 2016, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued revised nursing home regulations that had been thoughtfully developed over four years to promote residents’ health and safety. Now, however, under the current administration, CMS is backtracking and weakening resident protections. Starting in January 2017, nursing home lobbyists began urging CMS [...]