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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 […]

LTCCC Policy Brief: Direct Care Minimum Spending Laws

Until recently, nursing homes have not been required to spend a set minimum percentage of the funds they receive on the care of their residents, nor have the public or policymakers had an effective tool to require accountability for these […]

Federal Contacts for Nursing Home Complaints

State survey agencies (usually the state department of health) have primary responsibility to ensure the safety and dignity of nursing home residents 24 hours a day, every day of the year. However, too often, the state agencies fail to effectively monitor facilities or respond to complaints about care. If your state is not sufficiently responsive […]

Webinar: Broken Promises: An Assessment of Federal Data on Nursing Home Oversight

Presenter: Eric Goldwein, LTCCC

PowerPoint Slides (PDF) Broken Promises: An Assessment of Nursing Home Oversight LTCCC’s Recommendations to improve enforcement

No Harm, No Foul?

LTCCC’s Richard Mollot, Hayley Cronquist, and Eric Goldwein discuss the expectation and reality of nursing home oversight and how lax enforcement exposes residents to substandard care and neglect.

Interview recorded November 12, 2021 and edited for clarity.

2022-02-09T11:01:23-05:00

LTCCC Alert: Oversight Overlooked in New York Nursing Homes

NY ranks last in citation rates despite widespread substandard care and neglect.

Fundamentally, a state’s oversight of nursing home care boils down to two components: (1) its ability to identify and cite a facility when a failure to meet standards (i.e., a deficiency) exists and (2) its ability to appropriately rate the deficiencies […]

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 Testimony: NY Senate Hearing on Nursing Home, Assisted Living, & Homecare Workforce

LTCCC Executive Director Richard Mollot testified at a New York Senate Hearing, “Nursing Home, Assisted Living, and Homecare Workforce – Challenges and Solutions,” on July 27, 2021, highlighting key long-term care policy concerns including widespread inadequate staffing, the rise of for-profit industry, and the lack of oversight and accountability. Read the testimony below.

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LTCCC Statement on NYS Attorney General’s Report on the Failure to Protect Nursing Home Residents During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Click here to download LTCCC’s statement on the NY OAG report or read the statement below.

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