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LTCCC Alert: Non-Nursing Staff Crucial for Quality Care in Nursing Homes

June 26, 2024 – The public’s attention to nursing home staffing generally focuses on nurse staff, which makes sense because those are the individuals who are providing direct care to residents. However, non-care staff play an essential role in the quality and safety of a nursing home and the services provided to residents. LTCCC […]

LTCCC Alert: One in Four US Nursing Homes a “Problem Facility”

June 21, 2024 – 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 with federal data on five-star ratings, ownership type, enforcement, and other important information for the nearly 15,000 U.S. nursing homes in the federal CMS dataset. […]

LTCCC Alert: Antipsychotic Drugs Administered to More Than One in Five Nursing Home Residents

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June 3, 2024 – Each week, dangerous antipsychotic (AP) drugs are administered to approximately 250,000 nursing home residents, often without clinical justification. These medications pose significant risks for elderly individuals, including heart attacks, strokes, Parkinsonism, falls, and even death. […]

LTCCC Alert: New Federal Reports Raise Alarms About Fundamental Nursing Home Resident Rights

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April 4, 2024 – The inappropriate transfer or discharge of nursing home residents has been a longstanding concern for residents, their families, and policymakers. Far too often, residents are pushed out of their nursing home – which is their home – for inappropriate and illegal reasons. This can […]

LTCCC Alert: Alarming Rate of Antipsychotic Drugging in US Nursing Homes

Click to download user-friendly data on AP drugging rates for NY nursing homes in Q3 2023.

March 18, 2024 – Each week, roughly 250,000 nursing home residents are given dangerous antipsychotic (AP) drugs. In most cases these dangerous drugs are administered without clinical justification.

AP drugs are associated with significant adverse outcomes […]

24-Hour Registered Nurses in Nursing Homes: Affordable, Attainable, & Necessary

September 27, 2023 – Every U.S. nursing home is required to provide skilled nursing care and monitoring 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Unfortunately, too many of our nursing homes provide substandard care and conditions that are demeaning and inhumane. As the country has witnessed in the COVID-19 pandemic, too many nursing homes are […]

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 […]

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