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NYS LTCOP Conference 2022: Elder Justice Past, Present, and Future

Click program titles to access PDFs of presentations from the 2022 New York State Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP) conference, “Elder Justice Past, Present, and Future.” For more information about NYS LTCOP, visit https://aging.ny.gov/long-term-care-ombudsman-program.

Results of the NYS LTC Ombudsman – Center for Elder Law & Justice project. Lindsay Heckler, CELJ

Harmful resident-to-resident […]

2022-09-21T14:28:49-04:00LTC In NYS, New York|

‘I am afraid’: Elder Justice “No Harm” Newsletter (Volume 4, Issue 4)

In the Elder Justice Newsletter, we highlight citations, including deficiencies related to abuse, neglect, and substandard care, that have been identified as not causing any resident harm. The goal of this brief newsletter is to shed light on the issue of so-called “no harm” deficiencies, which typically result in no fine […]

Summer 2022 LTC Journal

The LTC Journal covers important long-term care issues by highlighting policy updates, news reports, and academic research. Topics in this edition include:

  • Unsafe antipsychotic alternatives on the rise.
  • Louisiana nursing home owner arrested for felony fraud and cruelty.
  • RN staffing levels down 12% in 2021.
  • Infection control compromised during pandemic.

Spring 2022 LTC Journal

The Spring LTC Journal is here! The LTC Journal covers important long-term care issues by highlighting policy updates, news reports, and academic research. Topics in this edition include:

  • Important White House nursing home initiatives.
  • Insights and recommendations for direct care minimum spending laws.
  • NY Department of Health’s […]

Nursing Homes Fail US Veterans: Elder Justice “No Harm” Newsletter (Volume 4, Issue 3)

In the Elder Justice Newsletter, we highlight citations, including deficiencies related to abuse, neglect, and substandard care, that have been identified as not causing any resident harm. The goal of this brief newsletter is to shed light on the issue of so-called “no harm” deficiencies, which typically result in no fine or penalty to the […]

‘There’s just no time for those things’: Elder Justice “No Harm” Newsletter (Volume 4, Issue 2)

In the Elder Justice Newsletter, we highlight citations, including deficiencies related to abuse, neglect, and substandard care, that have been identified as not causing any resident harm. The goal of this brief newsletter is to shed light on the issue of so-called “no harm” deficiencies, which typically result in no fine […]

Memo in Support of New York State Legislature Bills A05842/S05269

Time for NY to Invest in Maximum Nursing Home care, Not Maximum Operator Profits

Download PDF of this memo.

Federal requirements mandate that nursing homes have sufficient staff, with the appropriate competencies, to meet the clinical, emotional, and psychosocial needs of […]

LTCCC Applauds Governor Hochul’s Decision to Implement Vital Nursing Home Resident Protections

The safety and dignity of vulnerable residents and care staff will greatly improve when nursing homes comply with New York’s long anticipated reforms.

April 1, 2022 – For decades, both federal and state minimum standards have mandated that nursing homes have […]

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 […]

Winter 2022 LTC Journal

The Winter LTC Journal is here! The LTC Journal covers important long-term care issues by highlighting policy updates, news reports, and academic research. Topics in this edition include:

  • How lax enforcement exposes residents to substandard care.
  • Latest data show nursing homes failing to provide sufficient staffing.
  • Federal […]

LTCCC Memo: Private Right of Actions in Residential Health Care Facilities (A00159/S00995)

Background
The Long Term Care Community Coalition (LTCCC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving care and quality of life for residents in long-term care. LTCCC strongly supports Assembly Bill A00159/Senate Bill S00995

Alert: Nearly 1 in 5 NY Residents Receive Antipsychotic Drugs

Click to download user-friendly data on AP drugging rates for NY nursing homes in Q2 2021.

February 23, 2022 – Inappropriate antipsychotic (AP) drugging is a pervasive problem in nursing homes across New York State, with nearly one in five residents receiving AP drugs, most without clinical justification. Too often, these […]

‘The food was always cold’: Elder Justice “No Harm” Newsletter (Volume 4 Issue 1)

In the Elder Justice Newsletter, we highlight citations, including deficiencies related to abuse, neglect, and substandard care, that have been identified as not causing any resident harm. The goal of this brief newsletter is to shed light on the issue of so-called “no harm” deficiencies, which rarely result in fines or […]

LTCCC Alert: NY Nursing Homes Admit Excess Profits

Industry Lawsuit Details Over $500 Million Per Year Diverted from Resident Care

January 21, 2022 – At the end of December, more than 200 nursing homes filed a federal lawsuit against New York State, seeking to stop implementation of a new state law on nursing home spending. That law, which passed with strong, state-wide support […]

LTCCC Alert: Did These Deficiencies Actually Cause No Harm? You Decide.

December 23, 2021 – LTCCC publishes a bimonthly newsletter highlighting nursing home “no harm” deficiencies from across the United States. Today, we’re releasing a new report featuring all of the Elder Justice Newsletters published in 2021 and a user-friendly guide detailing the 32 “no harm” deficiencies covered this past year. Users can sort the […]

2021: Elder Justice “No Harm” Deficiencies

The Elder Justice Newsletter provides examples of health violations in which surveyors (nursing home inspectors) identified neither harm nor immediate jeopardy to resident health, safety, or well-being. Below is a searchable issue guide that includes the “no harm” deficiencies featured in our Elder Justice Newsletter in 2021. You may also access individual issues using the […]

LTCCC Alert: Build Back Better NEEDS Essential Staffing Standards

Tell your senators that residents NEED essential staffing standards in Build Back Better.

December 17, 2021 – A sufficiently staffed nursing home fosters an environment where residents can attain and maintain their highest practicable physical, emotional, and psychosocial well-being. All too often, however, nursing homes fail to provide the necessary levels of skilled nursing […]

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‘Please help me’: Elder Justice “No Harm” Newsletter (Volume 3 Issue 10)

In the Elder Justice Newsletter, we highlight citations, including deficiencies related to abuse, neglect, and substandard care, that have been identified as not causing any resident harm. The goal of this brief newsletter is to shed light on the issue of so-called “no harm” deficiencies, which typically result in no fine […]

LTCCC Alert: Oversight Overlooked in New York Nursing Homes

NY ranks last in citation rates despite widespread substandard care and neglect.

Fundamentally, a state’s oversight of nursing home care boils down to two components: (1) its ability to identify and cite a facility when a failure to meet standards (i.e., a deficiency) exists and (2) its ability to appropriately rate the deficiencies […]

Fall 2021 LTC Journal

The Fall LTC Journal is here! The LTC Journal covers important long-term care issues by highlighting policy updates, news reports, and academic research. Topics in this edition include:

  • A letter to NY Governor Kathy Hochul calling for action to protect long-term care residents.
  • LTCCC’s Q1 2021 staffing report showing failures to […]

He bit off part of his tongue: Elder Justice “No Harm” Newsletter (Volume 3 Issue 9)

In the Elder Justice Newsletter, we highlight citations, including deficiencies related to abuse, neglect, and substandard care, that have been identified as not causing any resident harm. The goal of this brief newsletter is to shed light on the issue of so-called “no harm” deficiencies, which typically result in no fine […]

LTCCC Statement: Time for Quality Assurance, Accountability, & Reform in New York Long-Term Care

As we emerge from the pandemic, New York must address the epidemic of nursing home abuse and neglect.

COVID-19 has caused unprecedented devastation and tragedy in nursing homes. Years of understaffing, poor infection control, and ineffective […]

LTCCC’s Letter to Governor Hochul: Act Quickly to Protect the Lives and Dignity of LTC Residents

Dear Governor Hochul:

Welcome to your new office – we are excited to work with your administration to promote the health and well-being of New York seniors, disabled individuals, and families.

We are writing today to urge you to use your new office to act quickly to protect the lives and dignity of residents in nursing homes, […]

Summer 2021 LTC Journal

The Summer LTC Journal is here! The LTC Journal covers important long-term care issues by highlighting policy updates, news reports, and academic research. Topics in this edition include:

  • LTCCC’s recommendations for addressing longstanding gaps in nursing home accountability.
  • How CMS can improve staffing data accuracy.

LTCCC Testimony: NY Senate Hearing on Nursing Home, Assisted Living, & Homecare Workforce

LTCCC Executive Director Richard Mollot testified at a New York Senate Hearing, “Nursing Home, Assisted Living, and Homecare Workforce – Challenges and Solutions,” on July 27, 2021, highlighting key long-term care policy concerns including widespread inadequate staffing, the rise of for-profit industry, and the lack of oversight and accountability. Read the testimony below.

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Webinar: Involuntary Nursing Home Discharges: A Fast Track from Nursing Homes to Homeless Shelters

https://youtu.be/l_QMiqd74DI?t=1 PowerPoint Slides (PDF) Watch on Facebook

Presenter: Tanya Kessler, senior staff attorney at Mobilization for Justice, Inc (MFJ) and author of “Involuntary Nursing Home Discharges: A Fast Track from Nursing […]

Death by Asphyxiation: Elder Justice “No Harm” Newsletter (Volume 3 Issue 8)

In the Elder Justice Newsletter, we highlight citations, including deficiencies related to abuse, neglect, and substandard care, that have been identified as not causing any resident harm. The goal of this brief newsletter is to shed light on the issue of so-called “no harm” deficiencies, which typically result in no fine […]

New York Nursing Home COVID Vaccination Data

LTCCC is providing a user-friendly spreadsheet (updated monthly) tracking COVID-19 vaccinations for residents and staff in New York’s nursing homes (NHs) and assisted living facilities (ALFs). COVID-19 vaccination are self-reported and published by facilities daily via the New York State Department of Health’s (NY DOH) HERDS survey.

Download NY LTC COVID Vaccination Data (12/15/21)

Note: […]

Ombudsman Town Hall: The Best (om)Buds of Hudson Valley & Tri County

Learn more about ombudsman volunteering opportunities! Feature Speakers

Judy Farrell, Tri County LTCOP Director
Gloria Murray, Hudson Valley LTCOP Director
Richard Mollot, LTCCC Executive Director
Barbara Stuck, Ombudsman Volunteer
Jenine Ferrari, Resident Advocate PowerPoint Slides (PDF)

Six Pounds Down: Elder Justice “No Harm” Newsletter (Volume 3 Issue 7)

In the Elder Justice Newsletter, we highlight citations, including deficiencies related to abuse, neglect, and substandard care, that have been identified as not causing any resident harm. The goal of this brief newsletter is to shed light on the issue of so-called “no harm” deficiencies, which typically result in no fine […]

Weeks Without a Shower: Elder Justice “No Harm” Newsletter (Volume 3 Issue 6)

In the Elder Justice Newsletter, we highlight citations, including deficiencies related to abuse, neglect, and substandard care, that have been identified as not causing any resident harm. The goal of this brief newsletter is to shed light on the issue of so-called “no harm” deficiencies, which typically result in no fine […]

LTCCC Alert: Speak Out on NY Nursing Home Staffing Bill

Take action and contact your legislators

Below is LTCCC’s statement about New York’s new staffing bill. See also: LTCCC’s joint press release with other consumer groups on the staffing bill. Consumer Groups: NY Staffing Bill Misses the Mark

He Thought They Knew What They Were Doing: Elder Justice “No Harm” Newsletter (Volume 3 Issue 5)

Click to download the newsletter or read it in the PDF below.

LTCCC, AARP, 1199 SEIU to NYS Leaders: Require Minimum Nursing Home Hours of Care, Prioritize Reform

Click to download the letter or read it in the PDF below.

In the wake of the New York State Attorney General’s recent revelations about sky-high deaths and dangerous conditions in New York’s nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, leading resident and worker advocates are calling […]

Winter 2021 LTC Journal

The Winter LTC Journal is here! The LTC Journal covers important long-term care issues by highlighting policy updates, news reports, and academic research. Topics in this edition include:

  • How the Federal Government’s inaction led to 11 nursing home deaths per hour.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic’s disproportionate toll on nursing homes with higher shares of Black or […]

LTCCC Statement on NYS Attorney General’s Report on the Failure to Protect Nursing Home Residents During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Click here to download LTCCC’s statement on the NY OAG report or read the statement below.

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