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Nursing Home Coronavirus Testing Allocations

On July 22, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it would begin distribution of COVID-19 (coronavirus) testing equipment to nursing homes, beginning with nursing homes in "hot spots." The file below provides information on what nursing homes have received allocations of testing equipment (Allocation tab) and [...]

2020-09-18T12:23:31+00:00Coronavirus|

LTCCC Report: Regional Variations of Nursing Home Quality & Oversight in NY

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 [...]

Promising Practices & Recommendations for Evaluating Nursing Home Owners

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 [...]

2020-03-09T15:01:10+00:00LTCCC Reports|

US Nursing Home Infection Control & Prevention Citations: March 2020

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 [...]

LTCCC Report: Animal Care Standards vs. Nursing Home Resident Experiences

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 [...]

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. You may also use LTCCC's Zoom video conference room to host family councils or [...]

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 [...]