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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 […]

Resources for Surveyors

In June 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published revised guidance for nursing home surveyors available in the links below. Appendix PP provides interpretive guidelines for long-term care facilities. Critical Element Pathways* are used for investigating potential care areas of concern. Surveyors will begin using this guidance to identify noncompliance on October […]

F-tags

F-tags (“F” for “federal”) constitute the system through which federal nursing home regulations are identified in the survey process. Generally, each regulatory provision is assigned a corresponding F-tag number and surveyors use these numbers to indicate on the Statement of Deficiencies when a facility has failed to meet (or exceed) a given standard. Below is […]

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 […]

2022-06-30T14:52:21-04:00Media Alerts, News & Reports|

Memo in Support of NY’s A196-S1576: Protect Seniors and People With Disabilities

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 […]

2022-04-21T10:27:27-04:00Legislative Memos, LTC In NYS|

LTCCC Policy Brief: Direct Care Minimum Spending Laws

Until recently, nursing homes have not been required to spend a set minimum percentage of the funds they receive on the care of their residents, nor have the public or policymakers had an effective tool to require accountability for these […]

Winter 2022 LTC Journal

The Winter 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:

  • How lax enforcement exposes residents to substandard care.
  • Latest data show nursing homes failing to provide sufficient staffing.
  • Federal […]

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 […]

LTCCC Alert: Did These Deficiencies Actually Cause No Harm? You Decide.

December 23, 2021 – LTCCC publishes a bimonthly newsletter highlighting nursing home “no harm” deficiencies from across the United States. Today, we’re releasing a new report featuring all of the Elder Justice Newsletters published in 2021 and a user-friendly guide detailing the 32 “no harm” deficiencies covered this past year. Users can sort the […]

Webinar: Broken Promises: An Assessment of Federal Data on Nursing Home Oversight

Presenter: Eric Goldwein, LTCCC

PowerPoint Slides (PDF) Broken Promises: An Assessment of Nursing Home Oversight LTCCC’s Recommendations to improve enforcement

No Harm, No Foul?

LTCCC’s Richard Mollot, Hayley Cronquist, and Eric Goldwein discuss the expectation and reality of nursing home oversight and how lax enforcement exposes residents to substandard care and neglect.

Interview recorded November 12, 2021 and edited for clarity.

2022-02-09T11:01:23-05:00

LTCCC Alert: Oversight Overlooked in New York Nursing Homes

NY ranks last in citation rates despite widespread substandard care and neglect.

Fundamentally, a state’s oversight of nursing home care boils down to two components: (1) its ability to identify and cite a facility when a failure to meet standards (i.e., a deficiency) exists and (2) its ability to appropriately rate the deficiencies […]

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 […]

LTCCC Alert: New Data Report Finds One in Six U.S. Nursing Homes is a “Problem Facility”

September 30, 2021 – The Long Term Care Community Coalition (LTCCC) regularly publishes data on key indicators relevant to nursing home care. Today, LTCCC is releasing a new report containing federal data on five-star ratings, ownership type, enforcement, and other important information for all 15,000 U.S. nursing homes. The report features a page […]

He Thought They Knew What They Were Doing: Elder Justice “No Harm” Newsletter (Volume 3 Issue 5)

Click to download the newsletter or read it in the PDF below.

2019 NYS Enforcement Actions

The Long Term Care Community Coalition (LTCCC) collects information on nursing home enforcement actions across NY State on a regular basis. This page features user-friendly excel files detailing sanctions for substandard care, resident abuse, and fraud for nursing homes in 2019. Click here for LTCCC’s media alert on NY enforcement for 2019. NYSDOH […]

LTCCC Report: Regional Variations of Nursing Home Quality & Oversight in NY

The following report presents the findings of LTCCC’s regional analysis of New York State nursing home care.

In addition to the report, we have developed a searchable table with relevant information on all nursing homes in the state, including ratings, ownership type, staffing levels, and fines for substandard care.  Nursing homes can also be searched and […]

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