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. CLICK ON THE MAP BUTTON [...]
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 [...]
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: An Assessment of the Impact of Low Staffing Levels on Quality of Nursing Home Care in New York [...]
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 [...]
Statement of the Long Term Care Community Coalition on Reports of Multiple Deaths at the Florida Nursing Home Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills. We are extremely distressed by reports of multiple resident deaths at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills nursing home. Nursing homes are charged with safeguarding vulnerable residents 24-hours a day, 7-days a [...]
Following are our report and information on the nursing homes in each state with what we are calling Chronic Deficiencies – three or more citations for the same regulatory standard in the three years covered on the federal website, Nursing Home Compare. The lists, compiled in the fall of 2016, include over 6,000 nursing [...]
This report provides the results of an assessment of the circumstances in which harm is identified when a nursing home is cited for deficient care, abuse or neglect. Numerous studies have identified problems with the ability of state Survey Agencies (SAs) to adequately identify violations of minimum standards. As a result, too many nursing [...]
November 2016. With funding from the National Consumer Voice, LTCCC has adopted a national guide for NY State, to help New Yorkers facing LTC decisions gain a better understanding of their choices and options and how they can advocate for themselves to get the services they need and want.