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Consumer Involvement in Medicaid Nursing Facility Reimbursement

The results of a Commonwealth Fund project detailing the importance of consumer participation in states' Medicaid nursing facility reimbursement policy making. The products of the project include: a primer for consumers participation, a brief for policy makers on the need to have consumers "at the table," and a series of webinars for consumers explaining Medicaid [...]

2017-08-21T17:15:33+00:00LTCCC Reports, News & Reports|

LTCCC Statement to U.S. Senate on Antipsychotic Drug Use in Nursing Homes

On November 30, 2011, the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging Held a Hearing: "Overprescribed: The Human and Taxpayers' Costs of Antipsychotics in Nursing Homes." This is LTCCC's statement. The hearing recording and materials are available at http://www.aging.senate.gov/hearings/overprescribed-the-human-and-taxpayers-costs-of-antipsychotics-in-nursing-homes.  

Medicaid Redesign in NY State

Statement by LTCCC's Executive Director before Medicaid Redesign Team hearing on need to involve those who will be most affected; need to remember the purpose of the Medicaid program to ensure safety and appropriate care; need to ensure assess to least restrictive setting; and the need for adequate staffing for state's care monitoring function. [...]

2017-03-27T22:58:00+00:00News & Reports|

Modifying the Case-Mix Medicaid Nursing Home System to Encourage Quality, Access and Efficiency

This study gathered information from the 35 states using a case-mix reimbursement system to reimburse nursing homes for the care of their Medicaid residents (including NYS). The report gives detailed information on how these states are encouraging access, for hard to place residents, quality as well as efficiency. Using such information as well as telephone [...]

2017-05-15T19:24:58+00:00LTCCC Reports, News & Reports|

The Future of Nursing Homes in New York State: Results of Two Roundtable Discussions

With funding from the New York Community Trust, LTCCC hosted two roundtable discussions on the future of nursing homes in NY State.  The roundtables brought together leaders from government, provider, consumer, worker and philanthropy to identify the challenges and develop recommendation for future action.  This report describes the roundtables and presents over 100 recommendations for [...]

2017-05-15T19:24:30+00:00LTCCC Reports, News & Reports|

An Assessment of Pay for Performance for Nursing Homes With Recommendations for Policy Makers

This report provides an overview of pay for performance for stakeholder and policy makers, including special sections on issues and consumer concerns, selected experiences to date and recommendations for ensuring that a pay for performance program truly improves nursing home resident care and is not merely a bonus awarded to "good" providers.  

2017-05-15T19:28:00+00:00LTCCC Reports, News & Reports|

New York’s Single Point of Entry for Long Term Care: A First Year Assessment of Consumer Experience With Recommendations for the Future

This reports examines first year experience with NY Connects, NY State's single point of entry for long term care, and provides recommendations to ensure that NY Connects truly serves New York's diverse consumer population as it is further implemented.  The report includes a state-wide survey of New Yorkers' knowledge of, and experience with, the system. [...]

2017-05-15T19:25:32+00:00LTCCC Reports, News & Reports|

Free Toolkit: Speak Out to Support Safe Nursing Home Staffing Standards

Toolkit for Consumer Action to Improve Nursing Home Staffing Levels Those of us concerned about nursing home residents know that there are widespread problems.  Too many residents in communities across the country do not receive appropriate care.  For instance, far too many people are confined to their beds or a chair because there is insufficient [...]

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 [...]

Using Law and Regulation to Protect Nursing Home Residents When Their Government Fails Them

Despite strong legal requirements for nursing homes to provide good care and dignified conditions for residents, the nursing home crisis continues.  This report, supported with a grant from the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, identifies the primary legal mandates that are too often disregarded by both nursing homes and government surveillance and provides pragmatic as well [...]

2017-05-16T19:12:02+00:00LTCCC Reports, News & Reports|

National Study on Use of Civil Money Penalties to Protect Nursing Home Residents

Federal Civil Monetary Penalties (CMPs) and State CMPs/fines are imposed by the regulatory agencies that license nursing homes if a nursing home does not comply with regulatory standards. These fines can be used to fund innovative programs to improve the lives of nursing home residents.  This study, supported with a grant from the Commonwealth Fund, [...]

2017-08-21T17:37:29+00:00LTCCC Reports, News & Reports|

You’re Never Too Old To Feel Good : Guidebooks and video to help older adults identify mental health issues and get care to feel better

MENTAL HELP GUIDES AND VIDEO FOR OLDER ADULTS A guide for older adults. This guide will help older adults identify how they have been feeling and decide if there are parts of their lives that they can feel better about. It gives information on what they can do to take control and take steps to [...]

Assisted Living Guidebooks: Fostering Resident Independence & Choice

The following guides can be used to improve quality of life and help residents maintain choice and independence. The Guide for Potential Residents helps potential residents and their families choose an assisted living community that is the right for the resident. The Guide for Current Residents helps people already in assisted living assess whether [...]