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 […]
The Long Term Care Community Coalition, along with California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, Center for Medicare Advocacy, Consumer Voice, Justice in Aging, and Michigan Elder Justice Initiative, developed a framework to address longstanding problems in nursing homes. The framework provides recommendations in six critical areas that need reform: (1) staffing and workforce; (2) regulation […]
Part I: Introduction to Resident Rights & Protections Against Abuse & Neglect (Richard Mollot, LTCCC)
Part II (34:53): Perspectives on Investigation & Prosecuting Abuse & Neglect (Thom O’Hanlon, NYS Medicaid Fraud)
The following report presents the findings of LTCCC’s regional analysis of New York State nursing home care.
In addition to the report, we have developed a searchable table with relevant information on all nursing homes in the state, including ratings, ownership type, staffing levels, and fines for substandard care. Nursing homes can also be searched and […]
Substandard care, abuse, and neglect are longstanding concerns for nursing home residents. Decades of federal reports have documented widespread and persistent issues in nursing homes nationwide, from inadequate infection control practices to low staffing to inappropriate antipsychotic drug use. However, in recent years, it has become evident that residents are increasingly at risk of experiencing […]
Infection prevention and control programs protect residents from preventable harm, injury, and death. Despite strong regulatory requirements to safeguard residents, infections continue to be a leading cause of death and needless suffering for nursing home residents. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are an astounding 1.6 to 3.8 million infections […]
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The quality and safety of nursing homes are longstanding public concerns. Numerous studies over the years have identified widespread and significant deficiencies in care, including serious abuse and neglect, and degrading, inhumane conditions.
In light of these concerns, and the widespread persistence of substandard care and abuse, we undertook this analysis to compare the experiences of […]
On November 14, 2019, The U.S. House Ways & Means Committee held a hearing, Caring for Aging Americans. LTCCC’s executive director, Richard Mollot, testified at the hearing on the serious challenges facing individuals and families who turn to nursing homes and assisted living for residential care. On the right is Richard’s opening statement to the […]
Mapping information on nursing home quality, staffing, or other data can be a very useful tool to visualize and compare the state of nursing home care in your state or community. This page provides tips and tools to help the non-expert map publicly available data on nursing homes using the free resources, Tableau Public […]
Following is a draft of the comments that LTCCC and the Center for Medicare Advocacy will be submitting in response to the Trump Administration’s proposal to reduce federal standards for nursing homes. We are providing this draft to the public in advance of submission so that others may review before the submission deadline (September 16, […]
Nursing home staffing, quality, and safety continue to be serious concerns for seniors and their families across New York. To help address these issues, LTCCC, with funding from the New York Community Trust, conducted two assessments:
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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 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 […]
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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 are […]
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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, relevant recommendations, […]
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 […]
The following forms and tools are free to use and share. They are available in both Word and PDF formats. Please choose the format which works best for you.
Resident Concern Record Keeping Form Resident Assessment Worksheet Resident Preferences Form Family Council Meeting Notice […]
Thank you for taking the time to tell your story! You can fill out the form below, or download a copy of the Tell Your Story form by clicking on the button to the right. Please share this with others in your home and community by sharing the link to this page or copies of […]
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 residents […]
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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
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 212-385-0355.
You may also use LTCCC’s Zoom video conference room to host family councils or family members […]
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 as […]
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 who […]
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 amount […]
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 to eliminate […]