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LTCCC Alert: Three in Four U.S. Nursing Homes Understaffed in Second Wave

The following is an alert for the Q4 2020 staffing report. To access the report, click here.

Nursing Home Staffing 2020 Q4

LTCCC’s Q4 2020 Staffing Report provides user-friendly files for every state that include facility-level data on: 1) Care staff levels (RN, LPN, and CNA); 2) Important non-nursing staff levels, including administrators and activities staff; 3) Contract workers. The report also includes data on state and national quarterly staffing levels, state and national quarterly resident census […]

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

Spring 2021 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:

  • A report challenging the theory that a nursing home’s location is the biggest determinant of COVID-19 transmission.
  • New York’s failure to ensure nursing homes’ compliance with minimum […]

‘People Got Scared’: Life as a CNA in a COVID-Ravaged Nursing Home

Direct care workers are a critical yet undervalued part of the long-term care system. On this episode, Desma Reaves, a certified nursing assistant and delegate for the healthcare workers union 1199SEIU upstate New York, chats about her experiences as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) in COVID-ravaged nursing home, the difficult tradeoffs faced by nursing home […]

Nursing Home 411 Podcast
'People Got Scared': Life as a CNA in a COVID-Ravaged Nursing Home
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2021-03-29T10:12:15-04:00

U.S. Nursing Home Ratings & Info (2021)

This page contains facility-level data on all U.S. nursing homes including five-star ratings, ownership status, health inspection outcomes, and more. Download individual state files by clicking the state on the map or list below. Download nationwide data here.

Note: Data were obtained from the CMS website (https://data.cms.gov/provider-data/dataset/4pq5-n9py) on February 1, 2021 based on data […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Nursing Home Staffing 2020 Q3

Click on the links in the first column of the table below to download easy-to-use files for each state.

Each file includes information on: 1. Each facility’s RN, LPN, & CNA staffing levels; 2. Staffing levels for important non-nursing staff, including administrators and activities staff; and 3. […]

Nursing Home Staffing 2020 Q1

Note: Not all facilities reported staffing data for Q1 2020 because of suspended reporting requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (11,735 facilities reported staffing data in Q1 2020 vs. 14,969 in Q4 2020). State and national staffing averages for Q1 2020 exclude facilities that did not report.

Click on the links in […]

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

Nursing Home Staffing 2020 Q2

Click on the links in the first column of the table below to download easy-to-use files for each state.

Each file includes information on:

  1. Each facility’s direct care RN, LPN, and CNA staffing levels;
  2. Staffing levels for important non-nursing staff, including administrators and activities staff; and
  3. The extent to which the facility relies on contract workers […]

It’s All About the Money: Attorney Ernie Tosh on Leveraging Nursing Home Data in the Courtroom

Texas-based attorney Ernie Tosh joins the show to discuss the relationship between nursing home finances, staffing, and resident care. Tosh also shared tips on using public nursing home data and chatted about his career path to becoming a data-driven attorney advocating for nursing home residents.

Note: Interview recorded April 22, 2020.

Background reading and references:

  • Nursing Home 411 Podcast
    It's All About the Money: Attorney Ernie Tosh on Leveraging Nursing Home Data in the Courtroom
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2020-09-22T19:05:54-04:00

Nursing Home Staffing 2018 Q1

Sufficient staffing is one of the most important indicators of a nursing home’s quality and safety. Unfortunately, inadequate nursing home staffing is a widespread and persistent problem. Some nursing homes provide good care, ensuring that their facilities have enough qualified staff. However, in the absence of limits on profits or administrative expenses, too many nursing […]

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