Why LTC Residents are Facing Heightened Voting Barriers this Election

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Why LTC Residents are Facing Heightened Voting Barriers this Election

The 2020 U.S. presidential election is fast approaching, but many long-term care residents, cut off from the outside world, may not get a vote. Professor Nina Kohn joins the show to discuss voting barriers in long-term care settings and explain why it's imperative that residents' voting rights are protected in this election. Kohn — [...]


Dr. Charlene Harrington on the Perils of Nursing Home Privatization

Dr. Charlene Harrington, a renowned researcher of long-term care, talks about the perils of nursing home privatization and how the privatized system has shaped the COVID-19 response in the United States. Dr. Harrington also discusses the similarities between the long-term care systems in the U.S. and United Kingdom, and how they both differ from Norway’s [...]


Why Nursing Home Ombudsmen are ‘the Best Kept Secret’

Gloria Murray, ombudsman program director with LTCCC, talks about the role of ombudsmen as mediators and advocates for long term care residents. Murray also discusses the challenges facing ombudsman programs and chats about her career journey from nursing, to sales, to her current position as Hudson Valley’s ombudsman program director. Background reading and references: [...]


How Defensive Documentation Puts Residents At Risk

Jeanette Sandor, RN and legal nurse consultant, joins the Nursing Home 411 podcast to talk about nursing home negligence cases, the 1987 Nursing Home Reform Law, defensive documentation, and why families of residents should keep a journal. Background reading and references: Summary of the 1987 Nursing Home Reform Law: Sandor’s blog about stories [...]


‘Look, Listen, and Smell’: Attorney Deborah Truhowsky’s Tips For Detecting Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect

Deborah Truhowsky, an attorney and leading advocate for nursing home residents, joins the Nursing Home 411 podcast to discuss misconceptions about nursing home resident rights and warning signs of abuse and neglect. Background reading and references: LTCCC fact sheet on resident abuse, neglect, and exploitation: LTCCC’s latest report on nursing home staffing: [...]


How COVID-19 is Exposing the Infection Control Problem

LTCCC’s Executive Director Richard Mollot and Policy Attorney Dara Valanejad join the show to discuss COVID-19 and how infection control issues have plagued nursing home facilities long before the current pandemic. We also chat about the problems posed by newly implemented visitation restrictions aimed at stopping the spread of the coronavirus. Background reading and [...]

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