The Hidden Costs of COVID-19 in Nursing Homes

Richard Mollot, LTCCC’s executive director, joins the show to talk about the hidden costs of COVID-19 and why resident abuse and neglect have been going unchecked. Mollot also discusses new federal requirements for facilities to report COVID-19 cases, fatalities, and other critical information. Background reading and references: Visit LTCCC’s Coronavirus Resource Center: https://nursinghome411.org/coronavirus/ Richard’s [...]


Why Nursing Home Ombudsmen are ‘the Best Kept Secret’

Gloria Murray, ombudsman program director with LTCCC, talks about the role of ombudsmen as mediators and advocates for long term care residents. Murray also discusses the challenges facing ombudsman programs and chats about her career journey from nursing, to sales, to her current position as Hudson Valley’s ombudsman program director. Background reading and references: [...]


How Defensive Documentation Puts Residents At Risk

Jeanette Sandor, RN and legal nurse consultant, joins the Nursing Home 411 podcast to talk about nursing home negligence cases, the 1987 Nursing Home Reform Law, defensive documentation, and why families of residents should keep a journal. Background reading and references: Summary of the 1987 Nursing Home Reform Law: https://www.aarp.org/home-garden/livable-communities/info-2001/the_1987_nursing_home_reform_act.html Sandor’s blog about stories [...]


‘Look, Listen, and Smell’: Attorney Deborah Truhowsky’s Tips For Detecting Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect

Deborah Truhowsky, an attorney and leading advocate for nursing home residents, joins the Nursing Home 411 podcast to discuss misconceptions about nursing home resident rights and warning signs of abuse and neglect. Background reading and references: LTCCC fact sheet on resident abuse, neglect, and exploitation: https://nursinghome411.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/LTCCC-Fact-Sheet-Nursing-Home-Reqmts-Abuse-Neglect.pdf LTCCC’s latest report on nursing home staffing: https://nursinghome411.org/nursing-home-staffing-2019-q3/ [...]


How COVID-19 is Exposing the Infection Control Problem

LTCCC’s Executive Director Richard Mollot and Policy Attorney Dara Valanejad join the show to discuss COVID-19 and how infection control issues have plagued nursing home facilities long before the current pandemic. We also chat about the problems posed by newly implemented visitation restrictions aimed at stopping the spread of the coronavirus. Background reading and [...]