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 […]
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 […]
On November 14, 2019, The U.S. House Ways & Means Committee held a hearing, Caring for Aging Americans. LTCCC’s executive director, Richard Mollot, testified at the hearing on the serious challenges facing individuals and families who turn to nursing homes and assisted living for residential care. On the right is Richard’s opening statement to the […]
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.
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 16, […]
Nursing Home Residents At Risk: Proposals To Reduce Survey Frequency For “Top-Performing” Nursing Homes Are Dangerous
Speak Out Against Efforts to Weaken Oversight of Nursing Homes
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:
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 to eliminate […]