President Biden has promised to reform nursing homes by setting a national minimum staffing standard. Though nursing homes have been required to have “sufficient staff” to meet each resident’s needs, this is the first time that a president has proposed setting a numerical standard for the minimum number of nurses and aides that a facility […]
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 […]
Essential Insights on Nursing Home Staffing and the Proposed Federal Standard, presented by: Center for Medicare Advocacy, Long Term Care Community Coalition, and National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care (September 2023).
Presenters: Richard Mollot (LTCCC), Sam Brooks (Consumer Voice), Toby Edelman (Center for Medicare Advocacy), Charlene Harrington (University of […]
The Senior Care Policy Briefing covers important long-term care issues by highlighting policy updates, news reports, and academic research. Topics in this edition include:
- The nursing home industry bemoans rising costs of infection control.
- Study finds staffing shortages linked to increase in resident deaths.
- A new poll […]
The LTC Journal covers important long-term care issues by highlighting policy updates, news reports, and academic research. Topics in this edition include:
- Unsafe antipsychotic alternatives on the rise.
- Louisiana nursing home owner arrested for felony fraud and cruelty.
- RN staffing levels down 12% in 2021.
- Infection control compromised during pandemic.
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 […]
In April 2021, a law was passed in New York establishing new requirements for how much the state’s nursing homes must spend on care for their residents and setting forth limits on what nursing homes may spend on […]
December 17, 2021 – A sufficiently staffed nursing home fosters an environment where residents can attain and maintain their highest practicable physical, emotional, and psychosocial well-being. All too often, however, nursing homes fail to provide the necessary levels of skilled nursing […]