Nursing Homes

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 […]

The Federal Nursing Home Staffing Standard

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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 […]

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: Rosy Revenues for Operators

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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:

  • Nursing home operators report high profits.
  • Survey finds 50% of nurses have side jobs to earn extra income.
  • Nursing home industry blames severe […]

Senior Care Policy Briefing: Consumer Costs Up, Quality Down

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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:

  • Nursing home lobbyists pushing for low or no safe staffing standards.
  • Survey showing 93% of older adults plan to age in place.

Senior Care Policy Briefing: Americans Want 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. 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 […]

Black box warning: Elder Justice “No Harm” Newsletter (Volume 5, Issue 1)

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 […]

Fall 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:

  • New federal guidance for nursing home surveyors to strengthen safety and accountability.
  • LTCCC’s Q1 2022 staffing report showing nursing home staff turnover at 53.3%.
  • A report detailing how real estate […]

Spring 2022 LTC Journal

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:

  • Important White House nursing home initiatives.
  • Insights and recommendations for direct care minimum spending laws.
  • NY Department of Health’s […]

Nursing Homes Fail US Veterans: Elder Justice “No Harm” Newsletter (Volume 4, Issue 3)

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 or penalty to the […]

A Matter of Justice: Racism as a Fundamental Cause of Long-Term-Care Inequities (Webinar)

The following is a recording from LTCCC’s March 15 webinar, “A Matter of Justice: Racism as a Fundamental Cause of LTC Inequities,” featuring Dr. Shekinah Fashaw-Walters. For video and slides, visit https://nursinghome411.org/webinar-ltc-inequity/.

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2022-03-15T16:18:23-04:00

Winter 2022 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 lax enforcement exposes residents to substandard care.
  • Latest data show nursing homes failing to provide sufficient staffing.
  • Federal […]

A Matter of Justice: Racism as a Fundamental Cause of LTC Inequities

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Presenter: Dr. Shekinah Fashaw-Walters, health equity and aging tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Division of Health Policy & Management at the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health. Dr. Fashaw-Walters’ program of research focuses on understanding the inequities in aging while elucidating and explicitly naming racism as a fundamental determinant of health inequities […]

2022-03-07T10:49:31-05:00, |

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, […]

‘A Story of Neglect’: Understanding and Preventing Resident-to-Resident Incidents

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 […]

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2021-07-19T15:39:54-04:00

New York Nursing Home COVID Vaccination Data

LTCCC is providing a user-friendly spreadsheet (updated monthly) tracking COVID-19 vaccinations for residents and staff in New York’s nursing homes (NHs) and assisted living facilities (ALFs). COVID-19 vaccination are self-reported and published by facilities daily via the New York State Department of Health’s (NY DOH) HERDS survey.

Download NY LTC COVID Vaccination Data (12/15/21)

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Webinar: An Antidote to Ageism in Nursing Homes

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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 […]

Webinar: Inappropriate Institutionalization of People with Mental Illness in LTC Facilities

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2021-02-16T16:34:55-05:00

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 […]

LTCCC Statement for Congressional Hearing: Caring for Aging Americans

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 […]

2023-08-01T12:59:46-04:00News & Reports|

Alert: Pennsylvania Poorly Performing Nursing Homes (September 2019)

The following alert provides information on the most poorly performing nursing homes in Pennsylvania, 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.

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Alert: Oregon Poorly Performing Nursing Homes (September 2019)

The following alert provides information on the most poorly performing nursing homes in Oregon, 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.

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Alert: Ohio Poorly Performing Nursing Homes (September 2019)

The following alert provides information on the most poorly performing nursing homes in Ohio, 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.

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Alert: New Jersey Poorly Performing Nursing Homes (September 2019)

The following alert provides information on the most poorly performing nursing homes in New Jersey, 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.

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Alert: Massachusetts Poorly Performing Nursing Homes (September 2019)

The following alert provides information on the most poorly performing nursing homes in Massachusetts, 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.

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Alert: Indiana Poorly Performing Nursing Homes (September 2019)

The following alert provides information on the most poorly performing nursing homes in Indiana, 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.

CLICK ON THE MAP BUTTON TO […]

Alert: Iowa Poorly Performing Nursing Homes (September 2019)

The following alert provides information on the most poorly performing nursing homes in Iowa, 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.

CLICK ON THE MAP BUTTON TO […]

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