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The Federal Nursing Home Staffing Standard

Download a PDF of LTCCC’s brief.

On April 22, 2014, 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 […]

Webinar: Shedding Light on Nursing Home Industry Spending and Profits

Presenter: Robert Tyler Braun, Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences at Weill Cornell Medical College PowerPoint Slides (PDF) United States’ Nursing Home Finances Study

LTCCC Alert: Nursing Homes Severely Understaffed in Q3 2023

The following is an alert for the Q3 2023 staffing report. Download data at NursingHome411 and check out our interactive staffing map.

February 28, 2024 – Federal law requires all nursing homes to provide a sufficient level of staffing so that residents

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

Register for LTCCC’s March 2024 webinar.

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

PowerPoint Slides (PDF)

LTCCC Family Empowerment: February 29, 2024

Register for the next Family Empowerment program (Thursday, February 29 at 12pm ET) at https://bit.ly/feb-empower.

PS. Check out our family council resource page (nursinghome411.org/families) for tips on building family councils and for free resources to empower your resident-centered advocacy.

2024-02-12T16:26:10-05:00, |

US Senate Holds Hearing on Assisted Living

LTCCC testimony calls for national standards promoting quality, safety, and integrity in assisted living

January 26, 2024 – Yesterday, the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing, Assisted Living Facilities: Understanding Long-Term Care Options for Older Adults, co-chaired by Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and Senator Mike Braun (R-IN).

It’s been […]

2024-01-28T18:00:39-05:00Assisted Living|

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)

LTCCC Family Empowerment: Family Council Independence

Register for the next Family Empowerment program (Thursday, January 25 at 12pm ET) at https://bit.ly/jan-empower on family council independence.

PS. Check out our family council resource page (nursinghome411.org/families) for tips on building family councils and for free resources to empower your resident-centered advocacy.

2024-01-25T10:47:44-05:00|

LTCCC Alert: New Year, New Data

The Long Term Care Community Coalition is pleased to announce the publication of four new interactive and user-friendly nursing home datasets: Provider Info, Citations, Penalties, & Staffing. These data, […]

LTCCC Alert: New Study Reveals Substantial Hidden Profits in Nursing Home Industry

Read the study on hidden profits in nursing homes, co-authored by LTCCC and published in the International Journal of Social Determinants of Health and Health Services

Contact: Richard Mollot, 212-385-0356, richard@ltccc.org

December 21, 2023 – For decades, the U.S. nursing home industry has blamed inadequate funding for failures to provide sufficient staffing and services to meet […]

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

Webinar: Disability Rights and Self-Determination in Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care Settings

Date: Tuesday, January 23, 1pm (ET)
Topic: Disability Rights and Self-Determination in Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care Settings
Register: https://bit.ly/jan-2024-webinar

2024-01-25T10:56:20-05:00, |

Support LTCCC’s Mission Advocating for Quality Care and Dignity for Nursing Home Residents

Support LTCCC’s Mission Advocating for Quality Care and Dignity for Nursing Home Residents.

Dear Friends:

As we reflect on the challenges of the past year, one group has borne an extraordinary burden: the residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities. The COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath have not only intensified preexisting issues within LTC […]

2023-12-18T10:09:36-05:00About LTCCC|

Webinar: Behind Closed Books: How Hidden Profits Harm Nursing Home Residents

Presenter: Ernie Tosh (Attorney and Forensic Accounting Expert)

PowerPoint Slides (PDF) Share Your Staffing Comments With Your Federal Representatives

The 411 on LTCCC: Fighting for the Rights of Nursing Home Residents.

Date: Tuesday, December 19, 1pm (ET)
Program: The 411 on LTCCC: Fighting for the Rights of Nursing Home Residents.
Description: On this special end-of-year program, the LTCCC team (Richard Mollot, Eric Goldwein, and Hayley Cronquist) will talk about how to leverage policy advocacy, consumer education, and nursing home data to advance quality, dignity, and justice for residents […]

2023-11-30T16:51:36-05:00, |

LTCCC Alert: Four in Five Residents Live in Understaffed Nursing Homes

The following is an alert for the Q2 2023 staffing report. Download data at NursingHome411 and check out our interactive staffing map.

November 14, 2023 – Each day, more than one million people reside in roughly 15,000 nursing homes across the United States. Unfortunately, most of these individuals have no choice but to […]

Webinar: Behind Closed Books: How Hidden Profits Harm Nursing Home Residents

Behind Closed Books: How Hidden Profits Harm Nursing Home Residents
Presenter: Ernie Tosh, attorney and forensic accounting expert
Date: Tuesday, November 21, 1pm (ET)
Register: https://bit.ly/nov-2023-webinar

2023-11-21T10:47:54-05:00, |

LTCCC Family Empowerment (November 2023)

Register for the next Family Empowerment program (Thursday, November 30 at 12pm ET) at https://bit.ly/nov-empower. Details to be announced.

PS. Check out our family council resource page (nursinghome411.org/families) for tips on building family councils and for free resources to empower your resident-centered advocacy.

2023-10-26T13:21:45-04:00|

24-Hour Registered Nurses in Nursing Homes: Affordable, Attainable, & Necessary

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 […]

LTCCC Alert: A 3.0 Staffing Minimum Is Not Enough

The following is an alert for the Q1 2023 staffing report. Download data at NursingHome411 and check out our interactive staffing map.

September 22, 2023 – Nursing home residents need a minimum of 4.1 total care staff hours per resident day (HPRD) to receive sufficient clinical care and avoid unnecessary harm, according to […]

Congressional Briefing: Essential Insights on Nursing Home Staffing & Standards

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 […]

LTCCC Family Empowerment: Preparing for COVID, Cold, & Flu Season

Being proactive as a family member during COVID, cold, and flu season is crucial to ensure the well-being and safety of your loved one. On the next LTCCC NY Family Empowerment Program (Thursday, September 28 at 12pm ET), we invite you to join our conversation on all things infection control, including the importance of staying […]

2023-09-19T09:37:14-04:00|

New Proposed Federal Nursing Home Standard: The Good, The Bad, and The Data Essentials

Date: Tuesday, September 19, 1pm (ET)
Register: http://bit.ly/nh411-sept2023
Topic: New Proposed Federal Nursing Home Standard: The Good, The Bad, and The Data Essentials

 

2023-09-05T11:56:04-04:00, |

LTCCC Alert: Most U.S. Nursing Homes Understaffed, Federal Data Finds

The following is an alert for the Q4 2022 staffing report. Download data at NursingHome411 and check out our interactive staffing dashboard.

July 13, 2023 – Sufficient staffing is attainable. In fact, one in four U.S. nursing homes (25.3%) provide at least 4.1 hours per resident day (HPRD), the minimum […]

Uninspected and Neglected: What Vacancies at State Agencies Mean for Nursing Home Residents

Program: Uninspected and Neglected: What Vacancies at State Agencies Mean for Nursing Home Residents
Description: Peter Gartrell
(U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging) and Suzanne Messenger (West Virginia State Long-term Care Ombudsman) discuss how staffing issues in inspection agencies put nursing home residents at […]

2023-06-30T09:56:23-04:00, |

What’s the Difference Between Practical and Practicable Well-Being?

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LTCCC’s Executive Director Richard Mollot on the difference between practical vs. practicable well-being, ombudsmen vs. surveyors, the letters (A through L) in the nursing home scope and surveyor grid, and harm vs. no-harm.

Interview recorded February 10, 2023 and edited for clarity.

Background reading and references:

2023-04-26T12:26:41-04:00

LTCCC Alert: Nursing Home Administrator Hours Down 20% Since Pandemic

The following is an alert for the Q3 2022 staffing report. Download data at NursingHome411 and check out our interactive staffing dashboard.

March 9, 2023 – A nursing home administrator is responsible for overseeing their facility, including clinical and administrative affairs, to ensure that resident care needs are met. According to federal law, […]

The Other 51 Weeks: Nursing Home Quality Improvement When Inspectors Have Left the Building

The Other 51 Weeks: Nursing Home Quality Improvement When Inspectors Have Left the Building

Date: Tuesday, May 16, 1pm (ET)

Registration: https://bit.ly/nh411-may2023

2023-05-16T09:21:09-04:00, |

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

 

Presenters: Rebecca Priest (Project Coach, The Green House Project) & Linda McCoy (Dining Practice Partner, St. John’s Home)

PowerPoint Slides (PDF) Fact Sheet: Food, Nutrition, and Dietary Services Resource: Food Safety for Your Loved One Food Questionnaire

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 […]

What Does Good Care Look Like for People Living with Dementia? (Webinar)

Recording of LTCCC’s Oct. 18 webinar, “What Does Good Care Look Like for People Living with Dementia?” ft. Dr. Jonathan Evans. Video and slides available at https://nursinghome411.org/webinar-dementia-care/.

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2022-10-18T16:06:10-04:00

Webinar: What Does Good Care Look Like for People Living with Dementia?

Presenter: Dr. Jonathan Evans

PowerPoint Slides (PDF) Dementia Care Advocacy Toolkit NursingHome411 Podcast

Webinar: Fall Prevention: Focusing on Process – Not People – to Keep Nursing Home Residents Safe

Presenters:

Sharon Banks Tarr, MN, RN, LNCC (Clarity Legal Nurse Consulting)

Tabassum Mohibi, PA, MPH Candidate (Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health)

PowerPoint Slides (PDF) Fact Sheet: Falls & Accident Prevention […]

LTCCC Alert: Nursing Home Staff Turnover Above 50%

The following is an alert for the Q1 2022 staffing report. To access the report, click here.

August 24, 2022 – Staff retention is essential for nursing homes to provide quality care for their residents. Unfortunately, turnover continues to be a major problem for many of the nation’s 15,000-plus facilities. The average nursing home […]

Webinar: Show Me the Numbers: How Transparency Can Improve the Quality of Nursing Home Care

Presenter: Ilene Henshaw PowerPoint Slides (PDF) LTCCC Policy Brief: Nursing Home Transparency LTCCC Policy Brief: NY’s Minimum Spending Ratio

A Campaign Sedated: Dangerous Antipsychotic Drugging Persists Despite Federal Initiative (Webinar)

The following is a recording from LTCCC’s June 22 webinar, “A Campaign Sedated: Dangerous Antipsychotic Drugging Persists Despite Federal Initiative,” featuring Richard Mollot (LTCCC) and Tony Chicotel (CANHR). For video and slides, visit https://nursinghome411.org/webinar-ap-drugs/.

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2022-06-23T16:03:49-04:00

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, |

Show Me the Numbers: How Transparency Can Improve the Quality of Nursing Home Care

Program: Show Me the Numbers: How Transparency Can Improve the Quality of Nursing Home Care
Date: Tuesday, July 19, 1pm (ET)
Presenter: Ilene Henshaw
Register: https://bit.ly/transparency-webinar

2022-06-27T10:43:57-04:00, |

Fall Prevention: Focusing on Process – Not People – to Keep Nursing Home Residents Safe

Program: Fall Prevention: Focusing on Process – Not People – to Keep Nursing Home Residents Safe
Date: Tuesday, September 13, 1pm (ET)
Register: https://bit.ly/fall-prevention-nh
Presenter: Sharon Banks Tarr (Clarity Legal Nurse Consulting)

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

2022-08-15T10:45:17-04:00, |

What Does Good Care Look Like for People Living with Dementia?

Program: What Does Good Care Look Like for People Living with Dementia?
Date: Tuesday, October 18, 1pm (ET)
Register: https://bit.ly/webinar-dementia
Presenter: Dr. Jonathan Evans

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

2022-09-13T10:52:55-04:00, |

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, |

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).

PowerPoint Slides (PDF)

Let’s Win: Support LTCCC’s Mission to Advocate for Nursing Home Residents

Let’s win! Support LTCCC’s mission to advocate for nursing home residents.

Dear Advocate,

Nursing home residents and their families have suffered immeasurable loss in the past two years. Loss of dignity. Loss of autonomy. Loss of time. And […]

Assisted Living: Identifying Policy to Promote Quality Assurance, Safety, and Quality of Life

Register: https://bit.ly/webinar-assisted-living

Presenter: Paula Carder, Ph.D. is a professor with the OHSU-PSU school of Public Health and director of the institute of aging at Portland State University. Dr. Carder’s research explores the relationship between state regulatory requirements and daily practices associated with medication administration and staffing in assisted living facilities.

2022-01-18T15:01:44-05:00, |

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

The best advocate is an informed advocate. In this webinar (Tuesday January 18, 2022 at 1pm ET), we will show you how to use LTCCC’s free resources including the NursingHome411 Learning Center, the Dementia Care & Antipsychotic Drugging Advocacy Toolkit, the Abuse, Neglect, and Crime Reporting Center, and our staffing data, to promote resident-centered care.

Register: […]

2021-12-28T11:15:21-05:00, |

LTCCC Statement: Time for Quality Assurance, Accountability, & Reform in New York Long-Term Care

As we emerge from the pandemic, New York must address the epidemic of nursing home abuse and neglect.

COVID-19 has caused unprecedented devastation and tragedy in nursing homes. Years of understaffing, poor infection control, and ineffective […]

LTCCC Comments on Proposed Update to Pennsylvania’s Nursing Home Licensing Regulations

Please find below LTCCC’s comments on Rulemaking 10-221 (Long-Term Care Facilities, Proposed Rulemaking 1).

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