The inappropriate antipsychotic drugging of nursing home residents is a widespread and serious problem. Below is information on citations for inappropriate drugging for all licensed nursing homes, by state. These citations are for all inappropriate drugging, including (but not solely) antipsychotic drugs (unfortunately, the federal government does not have a distinct citation for inappropriate antipsychotic […]
The inappropriate antipsychotic drugging of nursing home residents is a widespread and serious problem. Below is information on the antipsychotic drugging rates for all licensed nursing homes, by state, for the third quarter of 2017. We also recommend viewing our page on nursing home citations for inappropriate antipsychotic drugging, our Issue Alert on Antipsychotic Drugging […]
Sufficient staffing is one of the most important indicators of a nursing home’s quality and safety. Due to questions about the accuracy of the self-reported staffing data published in facility listings on Nursing Home Compare, the 2010 Affordable Care Act requires facilities to electronically submit direct care staffing information (including agency and contract staff) based […]
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 […]
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.
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 staff […]