Resident-to-resident incidents can have devastating consequences for the residents involved as well as their families. But why do these incidents happen? Gerontologist Eilon Caspi, PhD (author of Understanding and Preventing Harmful Interactions Between Residents with Dementia) joins the NursingHome411 Podcast to discuss the causes of resident-to-resident incidents, how these incidents relate to neglect, risk-mitigation […]
Fire Through Dry Grass is a documentary that offers a rare look inside a New York City nursing home during the COVID-19 pandemic. This episode of the Nursing Home 411 Podcast features the film’s co-directors, Andres “Jay” Molina (a resident at Coler Rehabilitation & Nursing Care Center) and Alexis Neophytides, who chat about life […]
Cathy Unsino, LCSW, talks about how to transform nursing homes into warm, vibrant communities. For video and other materials from this webinar, visit https://nursinghome411.org/webinar-antidote-ageism/.
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Feature speaker: Cathy Unsino, LCSW.
Residents thrive when helped to achieve their highest practicable level of physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being. When the requirements of the Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987 are realized, the colonial, custodial injustice of long-term care will finally end. In this […]
The Spring 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 report challenging the theory that a nursing home’s location is the biggest determinant of COVID-19 transmission.
- New York’s failure to ensure nursing homes’ compliance with minimum […]
Direct care workers are a critical yet undervalued part of the long-term care system. On this episode, Desma Reaves, a certified nursing assistant and delegate for the healthcare workers union 1199SEIU upstate New York, chats about her experiences as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) in COVID-ravaged nursing home, the difficult tradeoffs faced by nursing home […]
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Feature speaker: Eilon Caspi, PhD, gerontologist and dementia behavior specialist.
Geriatrician and researcher Dr. Nathan Stall has been on the front line serving Ontario’s long-term care residents both as a physician and a researcher, advocating for more humane COVID visitation policies and other critical resident rights. In the interview we discuss the collateral COVID damage for nursing home residents, Canada vs. U.S. LTC COVID outcomes, […]
Texas-based attorney Ernie Tosh joins the show to discuss the relationship between nursing home finances, staffing, and resident care. Tosh also shared tips on using public nursing home data and chatted about his career path to becoming a data-driven attorney advocating for nursing home residents.
Note: Interview recorded April 22, 2020.
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The quality and safety of nursing homes are longstanding public concerns. Numerous studies over the years have identified widespread and significant deficiencies in care, including serious abuse and neglect, and degrading, inhumane conditions.
In light of these concerns, and the widespread persistence of substandard care and abuse, we undertook this analysis to compare the experiences of […]
On November 14, 2019, The U.S. House Ways & Means Committee held a hearing, Caring for Aging Americans. LTCCC’s executive director, Richard Mollot, testified at the hearing on the serious challenges facing individuals and families who turn to nursing homes and assisted living for residential care. On the right is Richard’s opening statement to the […]
The following alert provides information on the most poorly performing nursing homes in Illinois, as determined by their status as a Special Focus Facility, Special Focus Facility Candidate, or One-Star Facility. The alert includes information on what these statuses indicate in respect to quality and safety for residents.
Watch the Program on LTCCC’s YouTube Channel Download PowerPoint Presentation Search for the Latest Data on Pressure Ulcers and Infection Control Deficiencies Fact Sheet on Pressure Ulcers Issue Alert: Infection Control & Prevention
Pressure ulcer are a major concern for nursing home residents and families and, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a key indicator of the quality and safety provided in a nursing home. We recommend that the information provided here is used in conjunction with information on […]
Pressure ulcers are serious medical conditions and one of the important measures of the quality of clinical care in nursing homes. — U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).
Click on the following links to download the four quarter average pressure ulcer rates posted on Nursing […]