The following is an alert for the Q4 2020 staffing report. To access the report, click here.
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 […]
Below is LTCCC’s statement about New York’s new staffing bill. See also: LTCCC’s joint press release with other consumer groups on the staffing bill. Consumer Groups: NY Staffing Bill Misses the Mark
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: Eilon Caspi, PhD, gerontologist and dementia behavior specialist.
Special Focus Facilities (SFFs) and SFF Candidates are nursing homes that have a history of serious quality issues or are included in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) program to stimulate improvements in their quality of care. One-star facilities are assigned the lowest overall rating (one out of five stars) based on health […]
Feature speaker: Nina Loewenstein, attorney and advocate for long-term care reform Webinar Slides Audio
LTCCC, AARP, 1199 SEIU to NYS Leaders: Require Minimum Nursing Home Hours of Care, Prioritize Reform
In the wake of the New York State Attorney General’s recent revelations about sky-high deaths and dangerous conditions in New York’s nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, leading resident and worker advocates are calling […]
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 the Federal Government’s inaction led to 11 nursing home deaths per hour.
- The COVID-19 pandemic’s disproportionate toll on nursing homes with higher shares of Black or […]
The Elder Justice Newsletter provides examples of health violations in which surveyors (nursing home inspectors) identified neither harm nor immediate jeopardy to resident health, safety, or well-being. Below is a searchable issue guide that includes the “no harm” deficiencies featured in our Elder Justice Newsletter in 2020. You may also access individual issues using the […]
LTCCC executive director Richard Mollot takes us back to the basics and explains the difference between:
- Nursing homes and Assisted Living facilities (1:25)
- Medicare and Medicaid (7:50)
- Ownership type: Non-profit vs. For-profit vs. Government facilities (11:25)
- Staffing positions: RN vs. CNA vs. LPN vs. LVN (16:00)
Note: Episode recorded July 2020
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Cathy Unsino, LCSW, discusses why nursing home reform is urgently needed to ensure a safer and more humane environment for residents.
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 […]
Infection prevention and control programs protect residents from preventable harm, injury, and death. Despite strong regulatory requirements to safeguard residents, infections continue to be a leading cause of death and needless suffering for nursing home residents. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are an astounding 1.6 to 3.8 million infections […]
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 […]
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.
Following is a draft of the comments that LTCCC and the Center for Medicare Advocacy will be submitting in response to the Trump Administration’s proposal to reduce federal standards for nursing homes. We are providing this draft to the public in advance of submission so that others may review before the submission deadline (September 16, […]
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 […]
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Sufficient staffing is one of the most important indicators of a nursing home’s quality and safety. Unfortunately, inadequate nursing home staffing is a widespread and persistent problem. Some nursing homes provide good care, ensuring that their facilities have enough qualified staff. However, in the absence of limits on profits or administrative expenses, too many nursing […]
Statement of the Long Term Care Community Coalition on Reports of Multiple Deaths at the Florida Nursing Home Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills.
We are extremely distressed by reports of multiple resident deaths at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills nursing home. Nursing homes are charged with safeguarding vulnerable residents 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. […]