50,000 seniors and people with disabilities live in New York’s adult care facilities (ACFs). One in four of them receive SSI and/or the state supplement (SSP). These numbers are expected to grow as New York expands Medicaid-funded assisted living programs in new and existing ACFs. As more New Yorkers move into these facilities, it is important to improve the transparency and accountability these facilities are held to.
Below is a joint memo signed by LTCCC and other organizations in support of A.196 / S.1576, which provides important consumer protections to residents and their families and by deterring the worst abuses in facilities that put residents’ health and safety at risk.