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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 […]

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 […]

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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

Download PDF of this memo.

Federal requirements mandate that nursing homes have sufficient staff, with the appropriate competencies, to meet the clinical, emotional, and psychosocial needs of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

LTCCC Alert: Oversight Overlooked in New York Nursing Homes

NY ranks last in citation rates despite widespread substandard care and neglect.

Fundamentally, a state’s oversight of nursing home care boils down to two components: (1) its ability to identify and cite a facility when a failure to meet standards (i.e., a deficiency) exists and (2) its ability to appropriately rate the deficiencies […]

LTCCC Statement: Time for Quality Assurance, Accountability, & Reform in New York Long-Term Care

As we emerge from the pandemic, New York must address the epidemic of nursing home abuse and neglect.

COVID-19 has caused unprecedented devastation and tragedy in nursing homes. Years of understaffing, poor infection control, and ineffective […]

LTCCC’s Letter to Governor Hochul: Act Quickly to Protect the Lives and Dignity of LTC Residents

Dear Governor Hochul:

Welcome to your new office – we are excited to work with your administration to promote the health and well-being of New York seniors, disabled individuals, and families.

We are writing today to urge you to use your new office to act quickly to protect the lives and dignity of residents in nursing homes, […]

LTCCC Testimony: NY Senate Hearing on Nursing Home, Assisted Living, & Homecare Workforce

LTCCC Executive Director Richard Mollot testified at a New York Senate Hearing, “Nursing Home, Assisted Living, and Homecare Workforce – Challenges and Solutions,” on July 27, 2021, highlighting key long-term care policy concerns including widespread inadequate staffing, the rise of for-profit industry, and the lack of oversight and accountability. Read the testimony below.

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New York Nursing Home COVID Vaccination Data

LTCCC is providing a user-friendly spreadsheet (updated monthly) tracking COVID-19 vaccinations for residents and staff in New York’s nursing homes (NHs) and assisted living facilities (ALFs). COVID-19 vaccination are self-reported and published by facilities daily via the New York State Department of Health’s (NY DOH) HERDS survey.

Download NY LTC COVID Vaccination Data (12/15/21)

Note: […]

Ombudsman Town Hall: The Best (om)Buds of Hudson Valley & Tri County

Learn more about ombudsman volunteering opportunities! Feature Speakers

Judy Farrell, Tri County LTCOP Director
Gloria Murray, Hudson Valley LTCOP Director
Richard Mollot, LTCCC Executive Director
Barbara Stuck, Ombudsman Volunteer
Jenine Ferrari, Resident Advocate PowerPoint Slides (PDF)

LTCCC Alert: Three in Four U.S. Nursing Homes Understaffed in Second Wave

The following is an alert for the Q4 2020 staffing report. To access the report, click here.

LTCCC Alert: Speak Out on NY Nursing Home Staffing Bill

Take action and contact your legislators

Below is LTCCC’s statement about New York’s new staffing bill. See also: LTCCC’s joint press release with other consumer groups on the staffing bill. Consumer Groups: NY Staffing Bill Misses the Mark

LTCCC, AARP, 1199 SEIU to NYS Leaders: Require Minimum Nursing Home Hours of Care, Prioritize Reform

Click to download the letter or read it in the PDF below.

In the wake of the New York State Attorney General’s recent revelations about sky-high deaths and dangerous conditions in New York’s nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, leading resident and worker advocates are calling […]

LTCCC Statement on NYS Attorney General’s Report on the Failure to Protect Nursing Home Residents During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Click here to download LTCCC’s statement on the NY OAG report or read the statement below.

2020 Symposium: Identifying & Addressing Nursing Home Resident Abuse & Neglect

Let LTCCC know what you thought about the Symposium.

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)
Part […]

2019 NYS Enforcement Actions

The Long Term Care Community Coalition (LTCCC) collects information on nursing home enforcement actions across NY State on a regular basis. This page features user-friendly excel files detailing sanctions for substandard care, resident abuse, and fraud for nursing homes in 2019. Click here for LTCCC’s media alert on NY enforcement for 2019. NYSDOH […]

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 searched and […]

Nursing Home Provider Info: April 2020

Below are links to download data on five-star ratings, special focus facility status, ownership status, health inspection outcomes, location, resident population, and other general information for all U.S. nursing homes. Download individual state files by clicking the state on the map below or in the list at the bottom of the page. Download data on […]

Alert: New York Poorly Performing Nursing Homes (September 2019)

The following alert provides information on the most poorly performing nursing homes in New York, as determined by their status as a Special Focus Facility, Special Focus Facility Candidate, or One-Star Facility. The alert includes information on what these statuses indicate in respect to quality and safety for residents.

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Nursing Home Oversight in New York State: A Regional Assessment

Vulnerable nursing home residents depend on the state to hold nursing home providers accountable for the care they receive by identifying problems during regular inspections and through investigations of complaints.  This report, supported with a grant from the New York Community Trust, examines the effectiveness of each regional office in ensuring resident safety and quality […]

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