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 nursing […]
Program: Uninspected and Neglected: What Vacancies at State Agencies Mean for Nursing Home Residents
Description: Peter Gartrell (U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging) and Suzanne Messenger (West Virginia State Long-term Care Ombudsman) discuss how staffing issues in inspection agencies put nursing home residents at […]
Webinar: The Other 51 Weeks: Nursing Home Quality Improvement When Inspectors Have Left the Building
Presenter: Richard Mollot (LTCCC Executive Director)
PowerPoint Slides (PDF) Fact Sheet: Quality & Performance Improvement
Roughly 117,000 people reside in nursing homes in New York State. Unfortunately, these vulnerable individuals are far too often subjected to substandard care, abuse, and neglect. At the New York Joint Legislative Public Hearing on 2023 Executive Budget Proposal (February 28, 2023), LTCCC Policy Researcher Stefan Foster talks about the need for greater enforcement, […]
2022 has been a pivotal year in long-term care and we at LTCCC are grateful for all those who have been writing and reporting about the important issues along the way.
That’s why we’re sharing 22 of our favorite articles of 2022 (plus, a few extras!). Below is a list of investigative stories, government reports, and […]
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 […]
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” 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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 […]
Presenter: Eric Goldwein, LTCCC
PowerPoint Slides (PDF) Broken Promises: An Assessment of Nursing Home Oversight LTCCC’s Recommendations to improve enforcement
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.
- LTCCC’s new project, “Nursing Home Oversight & Enforcement: Expectation vs. Reality.”
- A Guide to Nursing Home Oversight & Enforcement.
Presenters: LTCCC’s Richard Mollot (executive director) & Hayley Cronquist (policy attorney)
Download PPT Slides (PDF) A Guide to Nursing Home Oversight & Enforcement
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 […]
How often are nursing homes cited by enforcement agencies for substandard care? Are “Harm” (G+) citations more common in some states compared to others? In this webinar (Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 1pm ET), we discuss a new LTCCC report that assesses survey and enforcement data at the state, regional, and federal levels.
For more […]
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 […]
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 […]
Download LTCCC’s recommendations for improving nursing home safety, dignity, and financial integrity or read the pdf below.
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 […]