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US Nursing Home Citations for Transfer and Discharge Deficiencies: February 2018

Unwanted transfers or discharges from a nursing home can be devastating for residents, affecting their physical health and safety, as well as their psychological well-being. According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), inappropriate discharges can cause residents to be “uprooted from familiar settings,” thereby impeding relationships with staff, […]

Nursing Home Staffing 2017 Q3

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 staffing information (including agency and contract staff) based on payroll […]

US Nursing Home Infection Control & Prevention Citations: February 2018

Infection prevention and control programs protect residents from preventable harm, injury, and death. Despite strong regulatory requirements to safeguard residents, infections continue to be a leading cause of death, needless suffering, and expense among nursing home residents. According to the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 380,000 nursing home residents die each year due […]

US Nursing Home Citations: 2014 – 2017 (November 2017)

Following are files for all nursing home citations published on Nursing Home Compare as of November 2017. Nursing Home Compare provides three years of data. Thus, the files include enforcement information from (approximately) fall 2014 to fall 2017.

Important notes on the data provided:

  1. Files are provided for each state as well as a file for […]

US Nursing Home Inappropriate Drugging Citations: November 2017

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 […]

US Nursing Home Antipsychotic Drugging Rates: 2017Q3

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 […]

Nursing Home Staffing 2017 Q2

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 […]

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.

 

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 staff […]

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