Federal Data Indicate That Longstanding Problems Are Systematically Ignored or Downgraded by the State Agencies Charged With Protecting Residents
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October 29, 2021 – Today the Long Term Care Community Coalition (LTCCC) is releasing a new report, Broken Promises: An Assessment of Federal Data on Nursing Home Oversight, providing the results of a new study on the effectiveness of state and federal efforts to ensure that nursing home residents are safe and treated with dignity. With the generous support of The New York Community Trust, LTCCC researchers assessed three years of federal data to gain insights into the extent to which the state survey agencies charged with protecting nursing home residents are fulfilling their mission.
Citation rate and severity were assessed for seven critical areas of nursing home care: Overall Citations, Antipsychotics, Infection Control, Pressure Ulcers, Quality of Life, Resident Rights, Staffing, and Fines.
The results of this study indicate that, in the years leading into the COVID-19 pandemic and the first year of the pandemic, the state and federal response to longstanding and often serious problems in nursing homes was, overall, very weak.
Visit https://nursinghome411.org/survey-enforcement/ for the report, the guide to state oversight requirements, and interactive maps and charts showing state and regional performance.