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

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The Senior Care Policy Briefing covers important long-term care issues by highlighting policy updates, news reports, and academic research.

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May 15, 2024.

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

Fact Sheet: Tips For Providing Input on Your Nursing Home’s Staffing Assessment

To help address persistent and widespread nursing home problems, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a rule on April 22, 2024, requiring, for the first time, that nursing homes provide minimum numbers of nursing staff time per resident. In addition, the rule requires that facilities implement an “efficient process for consistently […]

Senior Care Policy Briefing: CMS Finalizes Nursing Home Staffing Rule

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The Senior Care Policy Briefing covers important long-term care issues by highlighting policy updates, news reports, and academic research.

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April 30, 2024.

NEWSFLASH

The Federal Nursing Home Staffing Standard

Download a PDF of LTCCC’s brief.

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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The Senior Care Policy Briefing covers important long-term care issues by highlighting policy updates, news reports, and academic research.

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April 15, 2024.

NEWSFLASH

LTCCC Alert: New Federal Reports Raise Alarms About Fundamental Nursing Home Resident Rights

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April 4, 2024 – The inappropriate transfer or discharge of nursing home residents has been a longstanding concern for residents, their families, and policymakers. Far too often, residents are pushed out of their nursing home – which is their home – for inappropriate and illegal reasons. This can […]

Senior Care Policy Briefing: Diverting Public Funds for Personal Profit

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The Senior Care Policy Briefing covers important long-term care issues by highlighting policy updates, news reports, and academic research.

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March 29, 2024.

NEWSFLASH

Webinar: Shedding Light on Nursing Home Industry Spending and Profits

Presenter: Robert Tyler Braun, Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences at Weill Cornell Medical College PowerPoint Slides (PDF) United States’ Nursing Home Finances Study

Senior Care Policy Briefing: The Importance of Consistent Staffing

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The Senior Care Policy Briefing covers important long-term care issues by highlighting policy updates, news reports, and academic research.

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March 15, 2024.

NEWSFLASH

Senior Care Policy Briefing: Neglect Amidst Profit

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The Senior Care Policy Briefing covers important long-term care issues by highlighting policy updates, news reports, and academic research.

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February 29, 2024.

NEWSFLASH

Webinar: What Makes a Case: Senior Care Litigation From an Expert Witness’ Perspective

Register for LTCCC’s March 2024 webinar.

Presenter: Julian Rich, Founder of J Rich Solutions, Expert Witness for Long-Term Care Cases

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Senior Care Policy Briefing: Nursing Homes Admit Misdiagnosing Schizophrenia

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The Senior Care Policy Briefing covers important long-term care issues by highlighting policy updates, news reports, and academic research.

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February 15, 2024.

NEWSFLASH

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

LTCCC Family Empowerment: February 29, 2024

Register for the next Family Empowerment program (Thursday, February 29 at 12pm ET) at https://bit.ly/feb-empower.

PS. Check out our family council resource page (nursinghome411.org/families) for tips on building family councils and for free resources to empower your resident-centered advocacy.

2024-02-12T16:26:10-05:00, |

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

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The Senior Care Policy Briefing covers important long-term care issues by highlighting policy updates, news reports, and academic research.

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February 2, 2024.

NEWSFLASH

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

US Senate Holds Hearing on Assisted Living

LTCCC testimony calls for national standards promoting quality, safety, and integrity in assisted living

January 26, 2024 – Yesterday, the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing, Assisted Living Facilities: Understanding Long-Term Care Options for Older Adults, co-chaired by Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and Senator Mike Braun (R-IN).

It’s been […]

2024-01-28T18:00:39-05:00Assisted Living|

Webinar: Disability Rights and Self-Determination in Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care Settings

Presenters: Bren Pramanik (Disability Rights New Jersey), Amy Brown (NJ LTCOP), and Hannah Diamond (Justice in Aging). PowerPoint Slides (PDF)

Senior Care Policy Briefing: Abuse, Neglect, and Fraud

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The Senior Care Policy Briefing covers important long-term care issues by highlighting policy updates, news reports, and academic research.

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January 19, 2024.

NEWSFLASH

LTCCC Family Empowerment: Family Council Independence

Register for the next Family Empowerment program (Thursday, January 25 at 12pm ET) at https://bit.ly/jan-empower on family council independence.

PS. Check out our family council resource page (nursinghome411.org/families) for tips on building family councils and for free resources to empower your resident-centered advocacy.

2024-01-25T10:47:44-05:00|

LTCCC Alert: New Year, New Data

The Long Term Care Community Coalition is pleased to announce the publication of four new interactive and user-friendly nursing home datasets: Provider Info, Citations, Penalties, & Staffing. These data, […]

Senior Care Policy Briefing: Substantial Hidden Profits

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The Senior Care Policy Briefing covers important long-term care issues by highlighting policy updates, news reports, and academic research.

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December 28, 2023.

NEWSFLASH

  • The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) recommends a

LTCCC Alert: New Study Reveals Substantial Hidden Profits in Nursing Home Industry

Read the study on hidden profits in nursing homes, co-authored by LTCCC and published in the International Journal of Social Determinants of Health and Health Services

Contact: Richard Mollot, 212-385-0356, richard@ltccc.org

December 21, 2023 – For decades, the U.S. nursing home industry has blamed inadequate funding for failures to provide sufficient staffing and services to meet […]

Webinar: The 411 on LTCCC: Fighting for the Rights of Nursing Home Residents

Presenters: LTCCC’s Richard Mollot, Eric Goldwein, Hayley Cronquist

PowerPoint Slides (PDF) LTCCC Primer on Essential Nursing Home Quality Standards LTCCC Data Center A Guide to Nursing Home Oversight & Enforcement Elder Justice Newsletter Senior Care Policy Briefing

Webinar: Disability Rights and Self-Determination in Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care Settings

Date: Tuesday, January 23, 1pm (ET)
Topic: Disability Rights and Self-Determination in Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care Settings
Register: https://bit.ly/jan-2024-webinar

2024-01-25T10:56:20-05:00, |

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

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The Senior Care Policy Briefing covers important long-term care issues by highlighting policy updates, news reports, and academic research.

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December 19, 2023.

NEWSFLASH

Senior Care Policy Briefing: Negligence Unchecked

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The Senior Care Policy Briefing covers important long-term care issues by highlighting policy updates, news reports, and academic research.

Read the full Senior Care Policy Briefing below or download here.

November 30, 2023.

NEWSFLASH

The 411 on LTCCC: Fighting for the Rights of Nursing Home Residents.

Date: Tuesday, December 19, 1pm (ET)
Program: The 411 on LTCCC: Fighting for the Rights of Nursing Home Residents.
Description: On this special end-of-year program, the LTCCC team (Richard Mollot, Eric Goldwein, and Hayley Cronquist) will talk about how to leverage policy advocacy, consumer education, and nursing home data to advance quality, dignity, and justice for residents […]

2023-11-30T16:51:36-05:00, |

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

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The Senior Care Policy Briefing covers important long-term care issues by highlighting policy updates, news reports, and academic research.

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November 15, 2023. 

NEWSFLASH

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

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

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The Senior Care Policy Briefing covers important long-term care issues by highlighting policy updates, news reports, and academic research.

Read the full Senior Care Policy Briefing below or download here.

October 31, 2023.

NEWSFLASH

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

Webinar: Behind Closed Books: How Hidden Profits Harm Nursing Home Residents

Behind Closed Books: How Hidden Profits Harm Nursing Home Residents
Presenter: Ernie Tosh, attorney and forensic accounting expert
Date: Tuesday, November 21, 1pm (ET)
Register: https://bit.ly/nov-2023-webinar

2023-11-21T10:47:54-05:00, |

LTCCC Family Empowerment (November 2023)

Register for the next Family Empowerment program (Thursday, November 30 at 12pm ET) at https://bit.ly/nov-empower. Details to be announced.

PS. Check out our family council resource page (nursinghome411.org/families) for tips on building family councils and for free resources to empower your resident-centered advocacy.

2023-10-26T13:21:45-04:00|

Senior Care Policy Briefing: About a Dollar a Day

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The Senior Care Policy Briefing covers important long-term care issues by highlighting policy updates, news reports, and academic research.

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October 15, 2023.

NEWSFLASH

  • About a Dollar […]

24-Hour Registered Nurses in Nursing Homes: Affordable, Attainable, & Necessary

September 27, 2023 – Every U.S. nursing home is required to provide skilled nursing care and monitoring 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Unfortunately, too many of our nursing homes provide substandard care and conditions that are demeaning and inhumane. As the country has witnessed in the COVID-19 pandemic, too many nursing homes are […]

Senior Care Policy Briefing: D+ for Quality of Care

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The Senior Care Policy Briefing covers important long-term care issues by highlighting policy updates, news reports, and academic research.

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September 30, 2023.

NEWSFLASH

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

LTCCC Family Empowerment: Preparing for COVID, Cold, & Flu Season

Being proactive as a family member during COVID, cold, and flu season is crucial to ensure the well-being and safety of your loved one. On the next LTCCC NY Family Empowerment Program (Thursday, September 28 at 12pm ET), we invite you to join our conversation on all things infection control, including the importance of staying […]

2023-09-19T09:37:14-04:00|

Senior Care Policy Briefing: Wholly Inadequate Proposal

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The Senior Care Policy Briefing covers important long-term care issues by highlighting policy updates, news reports, and academic research.

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September 15, 2023.

NEWSFLASH

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

LTCCC Testimony: Assembly Public Hearing on Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

At New York’s Assembly Public Hearing on the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program on March 2, 2023, LTCCC Policy Researcher Stefan Foster discusses why New York’s Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP) needs more funding to carry out its federally mandated purpose to help protect the lives of New York’s long-term care residents.

Watch testimonies from […]

2023-08-01T13:09:56-04:00LTC In NYS, New York|

New Year, New Newsletter

Happy new year, reader! Thank you for your new or continued support of our mission. This year, we are changing up the quarterly LTC Journal to deliver you more timely information on a monthly basis and to better keep you up to date about what’s happening at NursingHome411! If you haven’t already, be sure […]

LTCCC Alert: Dangerous Antipsychotic Drugging Persists Despite Federal Partnership

Contact: Richard Mollot, richard@ltccc.org, 212-385-0356

December 20, 2022 More than one million people live in US nursing homes and each week, one in five of them are given dangerous antipsychotic (AP) drugs. In most cases these drugs are administered without clinical justification. In 2012, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services […]

What Does Good Care Look Like for People Living with Dementia? (Webinar)

Recording of LTCCC’s Oct. 18 webinar, “What Does Good Care Look Like for People Living with Dementia?” ft. Dr. Jonathan Evans. Video and slides available at https://nursinghome411.org/webinar-dementia-care/.

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2022-10-18T16:06:10-04:00

Webinar: What Does Good Care Look Like for People Living with Dementia?

Presenter: Dr. Jonathan Evans

PowerPoint Slides (PDF) Dementia Care Advocacy Toolkit NursingHome411 Podcast

Webinar: Fall Prevention: Focusing on Process – Not People – to Keep Nursing Home Residents Safe

Presenters:

Sharon Banks Tarr, MN, RN, LNCC (Clarity Legal Nurse Consulting)

Tabassum Mohibi, PA, MPH Candidate (Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health)

PowerPoint Slides (PDF) Fact Sheet: Falls & Accident Prevention […]

Webinar: Show Me the Numbers: How Transparency Can Improve the Quality of Nursing Home Care

Presenter: Ilene Henshaw PowerPoint Slides (PDF) LTCCC Policy Brief: Nursing Home Transparency LTCCC Policy Brief: NY’s Minimum Spending Ratio

Following the Nursing Home Money (NursingHome411 Podcast)

The NursingHome411 Podcast

On July 7, the Empire Center published a new report on the rise of related-party transactions in New York’s nursing homes. On The NursingHome411 Podcast, Bill Hammond – author of the report and an expert in New York health policy and politics – discusses how nursing homes use related-party transactions to […]

2023-08-01T13:08:31-04:00Learning Center|

A Campaign Sedated: Dangerous Antipsychotic Drugging Persists Despite Federal Initiative (Webinar)

The following is a recording from LTCCC’s June 22 webinar, “A Campaign Sedated: Dangerous Antipsychotic Drugging Persists Despite Federal Initiative,” featuring Richard Mollot (LTCCC) and Tony Chicotel (CANHR). For video and slides, visit https://nursinghome411.org/webinar-ap-drugs/.

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2022-06-23T16:03:49-04:00

(Webinar) LTCCC’s 12th Annual Reception

On this Giving Tuesday, please support LTCCC’s advocacy by visiting https://nursinghome411.org/donate.

This episode is a recording of LTCCC’s 12th annual reception. Event Honoree: NYS AG Letitia James (6:59). Musical Performance: Singer-songwriter and guitarist Bridget St. John (11:28). Keynote speaker: Carmen Bowman, founder of Edu-Catering (22:50).

For video and slides, visit https://nursinghome411.org/reception-12/.

Moderated by Deborah Truhowsky (President, LTCCC Board of […]

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2021-11-29T12:18:41-05:00

LTCCC’s 12th Annual Reception

Event Honoree: NYS AG Letitia James

Performance:
Singer-songwriter and guitarist Bridget St. John.

Keynote speaker:
Carmen Bowman, founder of Edu-Catering. Moderated by Deborah Truhowsky (President, LTCCC Board of Directors) & Richard Mollot (Executive Director, LTCCC). Program Brochure Download slides (PDF)

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Webinar: Enforcing the Nursing Home Reform Act

Presenter: Meryl Grenadier, attorney at AARP Foundation Litigation

What rights are guaranteed by the Nursing Home Reform Act? What can residents do when their nursing home fails to protect those rights? In this program, Meryl Grenadier reviews the basics of the Reform […]

LTCCC Statement: Time for Quality Assurance, Accountability, & Reform in New York Long-Term Care

As we emerge from the pandemic, New York must address the epidemic of nursing home abuse and neglect.

COVID-19 has caused unprecedented devastation and tragedy in nursing homes. Years of understaffing, poor infection control, and ineffective […]

LTCCC’s Letter to Governor Hochul: Act Quickly to Protect the Lives and Dignity of LTC Residents

Dear Governor Hochul:

Welcome to your new office – we are excited to work with your administration to promote the health and well-being of New York seniors, disabled individuals, and families.

We are writing today to urge you to use your new office to act quickly to protect the lives and dignity of residents in nursing homes, […]

Webinar: Involuntary Nursing Home Discharges: A Fast Track from Nursing Homes to Homeless Shelters

https://youtu.be/l_QMiqd74DI?t=1 PowerPoint Slides (PDF) Watch on Facebook

Presenter: Tanya Kessler, senior staff attorney at Mobilization for Justice, Inc (MFJ) and author of “Involuntary Nursing Home Discharges: A Fast Track from Nursing […]

LTCCC’s 12th Annual Reception

LTCCC is excited to honor New York State Attorney General Letitia James at our 12th Annual Reception on Tuesday, November 9 (6-7:30pm ET). Join us virtually as we recognize Attorney General James’ leadership in protecting vulnerable New Yorkers and their families.

Support LTCCC’s advocacy for nursing home residents by purchasing tickets to the event, […]

2021-11-09T16:07:08-05:00, |

Ombudsman Town Hall: The Best (om)Buds of Hudson Valley & Tri County

Learn more about ombudsman volunteering opportunities! Feature Speakers

Judy Farrell, Tri County LTCOP Director
Gloria Murray, Hudson Valley LTCOP Director
Richard Mollot, LTCCC Executive Director
Barbara Stuck, Ombudsman Volunteer
Jenine Ferrari, Resident Advocate PowerPoint Slides (PDF)

Webinar: Why Comfort Matters: Reducing Reliance on Antipsychotics for People Living with Dementia

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Feature speaker: Tena Alonzo, Dementia Care Expert

Tena Alonzo is a healthcare professional with expertise in caregiving practices for people with thinking or memory disorders. She has 35 years of experience as a long-term care provider […]

Webinar: Nursing Home Advocacy Priorities for 2021 & Beyond

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Feature speaker: Richard Mollot, LTCCC executive director

Richard Mollot highlights key long-term care policy priorities including nursing home staffing, oversight, and financial transparency. Next, LTCCC’s Eric Goldwein provides information on accessing NursingHome411 resources including state pages, staffing data, podcasts, and webinars. […]

Involuntary Nursing Home Discharges: A Fast Track from Nursing Homes to Homeless Shelters

Register for LTCCC’s July 20th webinar, “Involuntary Nursing Home Discharges: A Fast Track from Nursing Homes to Homeless Shelters,” featuring Tanya Kessler, a senior staff attorney at Mobilization for Justice (MFJ).

Background reading: MFJ’s report on involuntary discharges.

2021-06-30T10:50:06-04:00, |

Why Comfort Matters: Reducing Reliance on Antipsychotics for People Living with Dementia

Sign up for the June 15 webinar (1pm EST), “Why Comfort Matters: Reducing Reliance on Antipsychotics for People Living with Dementia,” featuring Tena Alonzo.

About the speaker: Tena Alonzo is a healthcare professional with expertise in caregiving practices for people with thinking or memory disorders. She has 35 years of experience as a long-term care […]

2021-05-12T14:35:02-04:00, |

LTCCC’s 30th Anniversary Town Hall: “Where Do We Go From Here in Long Term Care?”

The Long Term Care Community Coalition (LTCCC) celebrated 30 years of advocacy with a virtual town hall, “Where Do We Go From Here in Long Term Care?” on October 28, 2020. This page features a video recording and other information about the event.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i38HlVJ1mDg Panelists

Honorable Richard N. Gottfried (Chair, NYS Assembly Health […]

Where Do We Go From Here in Long Term Care?

The Long Term Care Community Coalition (LTCCC) celebrated 30 years of advocacy with a virtual town hall, “Where Do We Go From Here in Long Term Care?”, featuring a diverse panel discussion about the future of nursing homes with: Honorable Richard N. Gottfried (Chair, NYS Assembly Health Committee); Marcella Goheen (Family Member); Judy Johnson (RN, […]

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2020-10-29T15:20:50-04:00

COVID-19: News, Review, and Resources

COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on residents and care staff in nursing homes and other adult care facilities. This webinar (Tuesday July 21 at 1 p.m.) will provide an update on the latest news and discuss some of the policy proposals that are circulating to address the pandemic.

To join the webinar visit https://nursinghome411.zoom.us/j/92918385752?pwd=OXhpR0FFSXlLTXc4VnVQd0NiZFpaUT09. […]

2020-07-22T14:23:30-04:00|
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