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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 […]

2024-05-15T08:27:17-04:00

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

2024-05-10T16:19:49-04:00

Senior Care Policy Briefing: Nationally High Death Rates

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April 15, 2024.

NEWSFLASH

2024-05-10T16:21:32-04:00

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

2024-05-14T18:28:47-04:00

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

2024-05-10T16:22:24-04:00

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

2024-05-10T16:22:44-04:00

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

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

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2024-02-29T16:29:44-05:00

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 […]
2024-05-10T16:23:05-04:00

LTCCC Alert: New York Nursing Homes Profit as Residents Lose

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February 7, 2024 – Too many New York nursing home owners and operators are skimping on staffing and services, profiting at the expense of nursing home residents’ basic dignity and safety[1] as a result of lax monitoring and oversight. […]

2024-02-07T11:11:41-05:00

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

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February 2, 2024.

NEWSFLASH

  • The United States Senate Special Committee on Aging held a […]
2024-05-10T16:23:31-04:00

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)

2024-02-29T18:19:08-05:00

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

2024-05-10T16:24:04-04:00

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
2024-05-10T16:24:22-04:00

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

2024-02-12T15:52:35-05:00

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

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December 19, 2023.

NEWSFLASH

2024-05-10T16:25:00-04:00

Senior Care Policy Briefing: Negligence Unchecked

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November 30, 2023.

NEWSFLASH

2024-05-10T16:26:57-04:00

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 […]
2024-05-10T16:27:15-04:00

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.

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October 31, 2023.

NEWSFLASH

  • Florida nursing home owner Philip Esformes is headed back […]
2024-05-10T16:27:36-04:00

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 […]
2024-05-10T16:29:12-04:00

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, […]
2024-05-10T16:29:29-04:00

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 […]
2024-05-10T16:29:47-04:00

Family Councils: For the Families, By the Families

Each month, LTCCC’s Family Empowerment Team hosts a Zoom conversation (streamed on Facebook Live) with family members and advocates discussing issues affecting residents and their families. On the July 27 program, we were joined by family council members who talked about their experiences in family councils, including how their councils were […]

2023-09-27T09:46:35-04:00

Senior Care Policy Briefing: Alarming Discrimination Trends

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

  • US Supreme Court affirms right to sue nursing homes for safety violations.
  • NY AG James alleges $37.6 million diversion of public […]
2024-05-10T16:36:06-04:00

Senior Care Policy Briefing: Nurses at Their Breaking Point

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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:

  • Mass vacancies at state agencies (U.S. Senate Aging Report).
  • Fall injury and pressure ulcer hospitalizations underreported in Care Compare data.
2024-05-10T16:36:26-04:00

Pulling teeth: Elder Justice “No Harm” Newsletter (Volume 5, Issue 2)

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 […]

2023-08-01T13:10:10-04:00

Senior Care Policy Briefing: Profits Over Patients

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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:

  • President Biden calls for additional support for long-term care workers and family caregivers.
  • Private equity firms continue to divert […]
2024-05-10T16:37:00-04:00

Senior Care Policy Briefing: Assisted Living Facilities Evicting Medicaid Residents

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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:

  • Assisted living facilities evicting Medicaid residents.
  • Medicaid revenue at an all-time high.
  • OIG report finds significant under-reporting to public […]
2024-05-10T16:37:16-04:00

Senior Care Policy Briefing: Concerning Patterns in Hospice 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. Topics in this edition include:

  • Medicaid Fraud Control Unit cases resulted in 1,327 convictions for fraud, abuse, or neglect in 2022.
  • Patients left in […]
2024-05-10T16:37:37-04:00

Senior Care Policy Briefing: ‘Another Record Quarter…’

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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 Ensign Group reports another record quarter.
  • NY lawsuits revealing allegations of millions of siphoned profits.
  • An OIG report […]
2024-05-10T16:38:36-04:00

LTCCC Testimony: NY Joint Legislative Public Hearing on 2023 Executive Budget Proposal

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, […]

2023-08-01T13:09:49-04:00

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 […]

2023-08-01T13:09:10-04:00

22 of 2022: LTCCC’s Favorite Nursing Home Reports of the Year

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 […]

2023-08-01T13:09:27-04:00

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 […]

2023-08-01T13:09:27-04:00

Forum: How Private Equity Makes Us Sicker

This forum, hosted by the Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) – NY Metro Chapter, addresses the increasing role and implications of Wall Street investors – Private Equity – in the healthcare industry. The presenters (Rosemary Batt, Robert McNamara, and Richard Mollot) discuss decades of research that has demonstrated how Wall Street […]

2023-08-01T13:09:03-04:00

‘Ouch, you’re hurting me’: Elder Justice “No Harm” Newsletter (Volume 4, Issue 5)

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 […]

2023-08-01T13:09:03-04:00

Bringing Wordle, TikTok, and Tech to Seniors and Nursing Home Residents

Technology resources like Zoom, FaceTime, Alexa, even TikTok, can open a world of possibilities and help us stay connected. Unfortunately, for many seniors and nursing home residents, these resources can be challenging and overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Stefano Selorio is a 23-year-old Founder & CEO of Carevocacy, a company that […]

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2022-12-23T11:36:16-05:00

Resources for Surveyors

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 […]

2023-09-25T17:28:21-04:00

‘I am afraid’: Elder Justice “No Harm” Newsletter (Volume 4, Issue 4)

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 […]

2023-08-01T13:08:48-04:00

Summer 2022 LTC Journal

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.
2023-08-01T13:08:40-04:00

Back to Basics: What You Need to Know about Nursing Home Care

Program: Back to Basics: What You Need to Know about Nursing Home Care
Date: Tuesday, November 22, 1pm (ET)
Register: https://bit.ly/ltc-basics
Presenter: Richard Mollot

Note: Video and other webinar materials will be available after the program at https://nursinghome411.org/webinar-basics.

2022-11-22T08:23:18-05:00

Garden of Eatin’: Setting the Table for Resident-Centered Dining

Program: Garden of Eatin’: Setting the Table for Resident-Centered Dining

Date: Tuesday, December 20, 1pm (ET)
Register: https://bit.ly/ltc-food

Rebecca Priest (Project Coach, The Green House Project) and Linda McCoy (Dining Practice Partner, St. John’s Home) discuss resident directed dining that makes a difference.

Note: Video and other webinar materials will be available […]

2022-12-05T11:59:18-05:00

LTCCC Applauds Governor Hochul’s Decision to Implement Vital Nursing Home Resident Protections

The safety and dignity of vulnerable residents and care staff will greatly improve when nursing homes comply with New York’s long anticipated reforms.

April 1, 2022 – For decades, both federal and state minimum standards have mandated that nursing homes have […]

2023-08-01T13:07:59-04:00

‘The Cornerstone the Builders Rejected’: Why Reform Starts with Person-Centered Care

On this episode, advocate Cathy Unsino (LCSW) discusses the importance of providing person-centered care and shares experiences from her own work in nursing homes that show what’s possible when we believe in the individual’s capacity to grow.

Interview recorded November 2021 and edited for clarity.

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    • The Anatomy of an Illness, by Norman Cousins
    • The March of Folly, […]
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2022-02-10T11:39:18-05:00

Webinar: Arming Your Advocacy: Leveraging LTCCC’s Resources to Promote Resident-Centered Care

Presenters: Richard Mollot (LTCCC Executive Director) and Eric Goldwein (LTCCC Policy & Communications Director).

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2023-08-01T13:07:14-04:00

2021: Elder Justice “No Harm” Deficiencies

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 2021. You may also access individual issues using the […]

2023-08-01T13:06:51-04:00

CMS Nursing Home COVID Vaccination & Fatality Data

As of December 2021, LTCCC is no longer updating this page. Visit CMS website for updated COVID-19 data.

LTCCC is providing a user-friendly spreadsheet (updated monthly) tracking COVID-19 vaccinations for residents and staff in U.S. nursing homes. Data are reported by nursing homes to the CDC and published by CMS.

Nursing Home Vaccination Data […]

2023-08-01T13:05:50-04:00

LTCCC Alert: An Oral History of COVID-19 in Nursing Homes

December 15, 2021 – The COVID-19 pandemic has been a devastating time for nursing home residents and their loved ones. To better understand their experiences, the Long Term Care Community Coalition (LTCCC) produced an oral history of COVID-19 in long-term care settings.

2023-08-01T13:06:59-04:00

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 […]

2023-08-01T13:06:20-04:00

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

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

2023-08-01T13:05:42-04:00

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

Tena Alonzo, dementia care expert, presents on strategies to reduce reliance on antipsychotics for people living with dementia at LTCCC’s June webinar. For video and other materials from this program, visit nursinghome411.org/webinar-comfort-matters/.

Note: This program was recorded on June 15th, 2021.

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2021-07-15T08:55:23-04:00

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

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 […]

2023-08-01T13:05:27-04:00

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. […]

2023-08-01T13:05:13-04:00

A Jail Within a Jail: Inside a NYC Nursing Home with the Co-Directors of Fire Through Dry Grass

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 […]

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2021-05-17T10:39:04-04:00

The Best (om)Buds of Hudson Valley & Tri County: 60 Minutes with your Local Ombudsmen

The Hudson Valley and Tri County ombudsman programs are the best kept secrets in New York state long-term care. In this program, Hudson Valley LTCOP director Gloria Murray and Tri County LTCOP director Judy Farrell discuss how to use the key (and free!) ombudsman resources to ensure that your loved ones are getting the care […]

2021-05-28T10:00:12-04:00

Weeks Without a Shower: Elder Justice “No Harm” Newsletter (Volume 3 Issue 6)

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 […]

2023-08-01T13:04:57-04:00

LTCCC Alert: Speak Out on NY Nursing Home Staffing Bill

Take action and contact your legislators

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

2023-08-01T13:05:04-04:00

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

Webinar: An Antidote to Ageism in Nursing Homes

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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2021-04-20T16:41:57-04:00

Webinar: Neglect Leading to Bodily Injury and Death of 300 LTC Residents

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2021-03-22T14:35:19-04:00

An Antidote to Ageism in Nursing Homes

Register for a free webinar, “An Antidote to Ageism in Nursing Homes,” on Tuesday, April 20 at 1pm EST.

Speaker: Cathy Unsino, LCSW

Description: Residents thrive when helped to achieve their highest practicable level of physical, mental, and psychosocial wellbeing. When the requirements of the Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987 are realized, the colonial, custodial […]

2021-04-16T12:30:55-04:00

Problem Facilities: SFFs and One-Star Nursing Homes (2021)

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 […]

2023-08-01T13:04:43-04:00

LTCCC, AARP, 1199 SEIU to NYS Leaders: Require Minimum Nursing Home Hours of Care, Prioritize Reform

Click to download the letter or read it in the PDF below.

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 […]

2023-08-01T13:04:36-04:00

Neglect Leading to Bodily Injury and Death of 300 LTC Residents

Register for a free webinar, “Neglect Leading to Bodily Injury and Death of 300 LTC Residents,” on Tuesday, March 16 at 1pm EST.

Feature speaker: Eilon Caspi PhD

Eilon Caspi PhD is a Gerontologist and Dementia Behavior Specialist. He is the founder and director of Dementia Behavior Consulting LLC, […]

2021-02-12T09:26:25-05:00

Winter 2021 LTC Journal

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 […]
2023-08-01T13:04:29-04:00

The Inappropriate Institutionalization of People with Mental Illness in LTC Facilities: History and Recommendations

Register for a free webinar, “The Inappropriate Institutionalization of People with Mental Illness in LTC Facilities: History and Recommendations,” on Tuesday, February 16 at 1pm EST.
Feature speaker: Nina Loewenstein

2022-06-27T10:46:03-04:00

2020: Elder Justice “No Harm” Deficiencies

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 […]

2023-08-01T13:04:14-04:00

What’s the Difference Between Nursing Homes and Assisted Living?

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

Background reading and references:

2020-12-07T12:36:12-05:00

LTCCC Report: Regional Variations of Nursing Home Quality & Oversight in NY

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 […]

2023-08-01T13:02:43-04:00

US Nursing Home Infection Control & Prevention Citations: March 2020

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 […]

2023-08-01T13:01:12-04:00

LTCCC Report: Animal Care Standards vs. Nursing Home Resident Experiences

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 […]

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