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 […]
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) GalleryElder Justice Newsletter, New Jersey, New York, News & Reports, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Uncategorized, Washington
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 […]
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 […]
Presenters: LTCCC’s Richard Mollot (executive director) & Hayley Cronquist (policy attorney)
Download PPT Slides (PDF) A Guide to Nursing Home Oversight & Enforcement
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 […]
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.
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, […]