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Senior Care Policy Briefing: Industry Profits & Payouts Belie Claims of Low Margins

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May 15, 2024.

NEWSFLASH: INDUSTRY PROFITS & PAYOUTS BELIE CLAIMS OF LOW MARGINS, INABILITY TO […]

Senior Care Policy Briefing: CMS Finalizes Nursing Home Staffing Rule

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April 30, 2024.

NEWSFLASH

The Federal Nursing Home Staffing Standard

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On April 22, 2024, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its final rule mandating minimum nurse staffing in every nursing home that accepts Medicaid and/or Medicare funds. This includes virtually all U.S. nursing homes.

This page provides information and resources for the […]

Senior Care Policy Briefing: Nationally High Death Rates

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April 15, 2024.

NEWSFLASH

Senior Care Policy Briefing: Diverting Public Funds for Personal Profit

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March 29, 2024.

NEWSFLASH

Senior Care Policy Briefing: The Importance of Consistent Staffing

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March 15, 2024.

NEWSFLASH

Senior Care Policy Briefing: Neglect Amidst Profit

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February 29, 2024.

NEWSFLASH

Senior Care Policy Briefing: Nursing Homes Admit Misdiagnosing Schizophrenia

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February 15, 2024.

NEWSFLASH

  • Frontline workers, often Black or Hispanic, experienced high mortality rates […]

Senior Care Policy Briefing: Absence of Federal Standards for Assisted Living

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February 2, 2024.

NEWSFLASH

  • The United States Senate Special Committee on Aging held a […]

Senior Care Policy Briefing: Abuse, Neglect, and Fraud

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January 19, 2024.

NEWSFLASH

Senior Care Policy Briefing: Substantial Hidden Profits

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December 28, 2023.

NEWSFLASH

  • The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) recommends a

Senior Care Policy Briefing: Transparency Is Not a Substitute for Accountability

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December 19, 2023.

NEWSFLASH

Senior Care Policy Briefing: Negligence Unchecked

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November 30, 2023.

NEWSFLASH

Senior Care Policy Briefing: Crying Wolf or Wolves of Wall Street?

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November 15, 2023. 

NEWSFLASH

  • Nursing home lobbyists claim that facilities are struggling and […]

LTCCC Comments to CMS on Minimum Staffing Standards

President Biden has promised to reform nursing homes by setting a national minimum staffing standard. Unfortunately, the proposed rule is woefully inadequate to meet residents’ needs. LTCCC submitted the below comments, and although the public comment period concluded, there’s still time to make your voice heard.

Please consider sharing your comments with your Senators and […]

Senior Care Policy Briefing: Plenty of $$ For Safe Staffing

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October 31, 2023.

NEWSFLASH

  • Florida nursing home owner Philip Esformes is headed back […]

Senior Care Policy Briefing: About a Dollar a Day

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October 15, 2023.

NEWSFLASH

  • About a Dollar […]

Senior Care Policy Briefing: D+ for Quality of Care

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September 30, 2023.

NEWSFLASH

  • Americans give nursing homes a D+ for quality of care, […]

Senior Care Policy Briefing: Wholly Inadequate Proposal

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September 15, 2023.

NEWSFLASH

  • On September 1, CMS released the long-awaited minimum nursing home […]

LTCCC Comments to CMS on Nursing Home Ownership Transparency (ACA 6101)

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April 14, 2023
Re: CMS-6084-P; Disclosures of Ownership and Additional Disclosable Parties Information for Skilled Nursing Facilities and Nursing Facilities
Submitted electronically: www.regulations.gov

Dear Administrator Brooks-LaSure:

The Long Term Care Community Coalition (LTCCC) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving care, quality of life, and dignity for residents in nursing […]

Fall 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:

  • New federal guidance for nursing home surveyors to strengthen safety and accountability.
  • LTCCC’s Q1 2022 staffing report showing nursing home staff turnover at 53.3%.
  • A report detailing how real estate […]

LTCCC Alert: New Federal Guidance to Strengthen Nursing Home Safety, Quality, and Accountability

June 30, 2022 – Surveys (inspections) are the principal mechanism by which the government assesses nursing home quality and determines compliance with standards of care. Unfortunately, as previous LTCCC studies have shown, State Survey Agencies (SAs) – which are charged with monitoring care, responding to complaints, and ensuring compliance with minimum standards – too […]

LTCCC Comments to CMS on Minimum Staffing Standard

Concrete, clear, and appropriate minimum staffing standards are needed now to finally realize the promise of the Nursing Home Reform Law in the lives of residents and the vast majority of American families who will depend on nursing home services at some time or another. In April 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services […]

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 […]

Federal Contacts for Nursing Home Complaints

State survey agencies (usually the state department of health) have primary responsibility to ensure the safety and dignity of nursing home residents 24 hours a day, every day of the year. However, too often, the state agencies fail to effectively monitor facilities or respond to complaints about care. If your state is not sufficiently responsive […]

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 […]

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.

Joint Comments on Proposed Revision of Federal Nursing Home Requirements

Following is a draft of the comments that LTCCC and the Center for Medicare Advocacy will be submitting in response to the Trump Administration’s proposal to reduce federal standards for nursing homes. We are providing this draft to the public in advance of submission so that others may review before the submission deadline (September 16, […]

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