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LTCCC Alert: 24-Hour Registered Nurses in Nursing Homes: Essential & Affordable

We cannot allow the safety of vulnerable residents to be hijacked by cynical soundbites from powerful & wealthy industry lobbyists.

By definition, every licensed U.S. nursing home is required to provide skilled nursing care, supervision, and services 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Unfortunately, too many of our nursing […]

LTCCC Alert: Nursing Home Staffing Levels Drop in Q2 2021

The following is an alert for the Q2 2021 staffing report. To access the report, click here.

November 16, 2021 – Nursing homes with higher staffing levels are better equipped to meet their residents’ care needs. Unfortunately, understaffing has been a widespread and persistent problem, especially since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Today, LTCCC […]

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 Alert: Lax Enforcement Exposes Nursing Home Residents to Substandard Care & Neglect

Federal Data Indicate That Longstanding Problems Are Systematically Ignored or Downgraded by the State Agencies Charged With Protecting Residents

Contact: Richard Mollot, richard@ltccc.org, 212-385-0356

October 29, 2021 – Today the Long Term Care Community Coalition (LTCCC) is releasing a new report, Broken Promises: An Assessment of Federal Data on Nursing Home Oversight, providing the results […]

Fall 2021 LTC Journal

The Fall LTC Journal is here! The LTC Journal covers important long-term care issues by highlighting policy updates, news reports, and academic research. Topics in this edition include:

  • A letter to NY Governor Kathy Hochul calling for action to protect long-term care residents.
  • LTCCC’s Q1 2021 staffing report showing failures to […]

LTCCC Alert: New Data Report Finds One in Six U.S. Nursing Homes is a “Problem Facility”

September 30, 2021 – The Long Term Care Community Coalition (LTCCC) regularly publishes data on key indicators relevant to nursing home care. Today, LTCCC is releasing a new report containing federal data on five-star ratings, ownership type, enforcement, and other important information for all 15,000 U.S. nursing homes. The report features a page […]

He bit off part of his tongue: Elder Justice “No Harm” Newsletter (Volume 3 Issue 9)

In the Elder Justice Newsletter, we highlight citations, including deficiencies related to abuse, neglect, and substandard care, that have been identified as not causing any resident harm. The goal of this brief newsletter is to shed light on the issue of so-called “no harm” deficiencies, which typically result in no fine […]

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, […]

Summer 2021 LTC Journal

The Summer LTC Journal is here! The LTC Journal covers important long-term care issues by highlighting policy updates, news reports, and academic research. Topics in this edition include:

  • LTCCC’s recommendations for addressing longstanding gaps in nursing home accountability.
  • How CMS can improve staffing data accuracy.

LTCCC Alert: Most U.S. Nursing Homes Fell Short of Federal Staffing Threshold in Q1 2021

The following is an alert for the Q1 2021 staffing report. To access the report, click here.

Death by Asphyxiation: Elder Justice “No Harm” Newsletter (Volume 3 Issue 8)

In the Elder Justice Newsletter, we highlight citations, including deficiencies related to abuse, neglect, and substandard care, that have been identified as not causing any resident harm. The goal of this brief newsletter is to shed light on the issue of so-called “no harm” deficiencies, which typically result in no fine […]

Framework for Nursing Home Reform Post-Covid

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 […]

Six Pounds Down: Elder Justice “No Harm” Newsletter (Volume 3 Issue 7)

In the Elder Justice Newsletter, we highlight citations, including deficiencies related to abuse, neglect, and substandard care, that have been identified as not causing any resident harm. The goal of this brief newsletter is to shed light on the issue of so-called “no harm” deficiencies, which typically result in no fine […]

LTCCC Alert: Recommendations for Improving Nursing Home Safety, Dignity, & Financial Integrity

Click to read LTCCC’s recommendations for improving nursing home safety, dignity, and financial integrity.

June 7, 2021 – The COVID-19 pandemic exposed longstanding problems in nursing homes that have remained unaddressed, even as cases dwindle. Across the United States, nursing homes continue to be understaffed, underenforced, and unaccountable for so much of the harm […]

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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.

Weeks Without a Shower: Elder Justice “No Harm” Newsletter (Volume 3 Issue 6)

In the Elder Justice Newsletter, we highlight citations, including deficiencies related to abuse, neglect, and substandard care, that have been identified as not causing any resident harm. The goal of this brief newsletter is to shed light on the issue of so-called “no harm” deficiencies, which typically result in no fine […]

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

Spring 2021 LTC Journal

The Spring LTC Journal is here! The LTC Journal covers important long-term care issues by highlighting policy updates, news reports, and academic research. Topics in this edition include:

  • A report challenging the theory that a nursing home’s location is the biggest determinant of COVID-19 transmission.
  • New York’s failure to ensure nursing homes’ compliance with minimum […]

He Thought They Knew What They Were Doing: Elder Justice “No Harm” Newsletter (Volume 3 Issue 5)

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

Winter 2021 LTC Journal

The Winter LTC Journal is here! The LTC Journal covers important long-term care issues by highlighting policy updates, news reports, and academic research. Topics in this edition include:

  • How the Federal Government’s inaction led to 11 nursing home deaths per hour.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic’s disproportionate toll on nursing homes with higher shares of Black or […]

2020: Elder Justice “No Harm” Deficiencies

The Elder Justice Newsletter provides examples of health violations in which surveyors (nursing home inspectors) identified neither harm nor immediate jeopardy to resident health, safety, or well-being. Below is a searchable issue guide that includes the “no harm” deficiencies featured in our Elder Justice Newsletter in 2020. You may also access individual issues using the […]

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 […]

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 experiencing […]

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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 experiences of […]

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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