The Senior Care Policy Briefing, a concise, bi-monthly one-page newsletter, is committed to keeping stakeholders abreast of the most recent policy developments influencing long-term care. We track regulatory shifts, legislative updates, news articles, and scholarly research to spotlight incongruities between the provider industry’s public narrative depicting financial challenges and its notably optimistic financial reports to stakeholders. Our overarching aim is to offer an insightful reality check on industry assertions regarding funding sufficiency, staffing concerns, and other pertinent issues.
The Elder Justice Newsletter, published with the Center for Medicare Advocacy, provides examples of health violations in which surveyors identified neither harm nor immediate jeopardy to resident health, safety, or well-being. The newsletter aims to provide readers with real stories of resident pain, suffering, and humiliation from across the country, so that readers can judge for themselves whether a violation was “no harm.” The examples are taken directly from Statement of Deficiencies (SoDs) on CMS’s Care Compare (formerly Nursing Home Compare) website. You can find a user-friendly guide featuring the Elder Justice Newsletters published in 2023 (and prior!) that details the “no harm” deficiencies we’ve covered. Users can sort the guide by F-Tag, provider name, CMS star rating, state, city, and zip code.
Together, LTCCC’s newsletters provide an uncompromising overview of critical issues in elder care, from specific instances of deficiencies to broader policy considerations. Sign up to receive the Senior Care Policy Briefing and Elder Justice Newsletter in your inbox.