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Senior Care Policy Briefing: Neglect Amidst Profit

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NEWSFLASH

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

Senior Care Policy Briefing: Nursing Homes Admit Misdiagnosing Schizophrenia

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NEWSFLASH

  • Frontline workers, often Black or Hispanic, experienced high mortality rates throughout the […]

Senior Care Policy Briefing: Absence of Federal Standards for Assisted Living

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NEWSFLASH

  • The United States Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing, Assisted […]

Senior Care Policy Briefing: Abuse, Neglect, and Fraud

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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, […]

Senior Care Policy Briefing: Substantial Hidden Profits

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NEWSFLASH

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

Senior Care Policy Briefing: Transparency Is Not a Substitute for Accountability

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Senior Care Policy Briefing: Negligence Unchecked

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Senior Care Policy Briefing: Crying Wolf or Wolves of Wall Street?

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NEWSFLASH

  • Nursing home lobbyists claim that facilities are struggling and cannot […]

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 […]

Senior Care Policy Briefing: Plenty of $$ For Safe Staffing

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NEWSFLASH

  • Florida nursing home owner Philip Esformes is headed back to court […]

Senior Care Policy Briefing: About a Dollar a Day

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  • About a Dollar a Day. […]

Speak Out in Support of a Safe Minimum Staffing Standard

President Biden has promised to reform nursing homes by setting a national minimum staffing standard. Though nursing homes have been required to have “sufficient staff” to meet each resident’s needs, this is the first time that a president has proposed setting a numerical standard for the minimum number of nurses and aides that a facility […]

2023-11-06T16:59:33-05:00Action Center|

Senior Care Policy Briefing: D+ for Quality of Care

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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 […]

“Nobody came for over 11 hours”: Elder Justice “No Harm” Newsletter (Volume 5, 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 nursing […]

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 […]

Senior Care Policy Briefing: Wholly Inadequate Proposal

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NEWSFLASH

  • On September 1, CMS released the long-awaited minimum nursing home staffing proposal, […]

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, |

Senior Care Policy Brief: Nursing Homes Are Not Warehouses

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The Senior Care Policy Briefing covers important long-term care issues by highlighting policy updates, news reports, and academic research. In this edition…

  • Nursing home industry claims low profit margins and potential closures due to minimum staffing standards.
  • Average total nurse staff hours per resident day falls below […]

Senior Care Policy Briefing: Misuse of Taxpayer Funds Leads to Resident Neglect

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The Senior Care Policy Briefing covers important long-term care issues by highlighting policy updates, news reports, and academic research. In this edition…

  • NY lawsuit exposes nursing home operator’s $83M misuse of taxpayer funds, leading to neglect, suffering, and tragic deaths.
  • 78 defendants face criminal charges in $2.5B […]

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 […]

Senior Care Policy Briefing: Nurses at Their Breaking Point

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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:

  • Mass vacancies at state agencies (U.S. Senate Aging Report).
  • Fall injury and pressure ulcer hospitalizations underreported in Care Compare data.

Pulling teeth: Elder Justice “No Harm” Newsletter (Volume 5, Issue 2)

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 […]

Webinar: Building the Backbone: How Stronger State CNA Requirements Can Lead to Better Nursing Home Care

Presenters:
Richard Mollot (Executive Director, LTCCC)
Adrianna Duggan (JD Candidate, Yale Law)

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LTCCC Alert: A Guide to State CNA Certification & Training Requirements

Check out LTCCC’s Guide to State CNA Certification & Training Requirements.

March 17, 2023 – Certified Nurse Aides (CNAs) are considered the backbone of nursing home care.

Senior Care Policy Briefing: ‘Another Record Quarter…’

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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 Ensign Group reports another record quarter.
  • NY lawsuits revealing allegations of millions of siphoned profits.
  • An OIG report […]

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, […]

22 of 2022: LTCCC’s Favorite Nursing Home Reports of the Year

2022 has been a pivotal year in long-term care and we at LTCCC are grateful for all those who have been writing and reporting about the important issues along the way.

That’s why we’re sharing 22 of our favorite articles of 2022 (plus, a few extras!). Below is a list of investigative stories, government reports, and […]

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 […]

NYS LTCOP Conference 2022: Elder Justice Past, Present, and Future

Click program titles to access PDFs of presentations from the 2022 New York State Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP) conference, “Elder Justice Past, Present, and Future.” For more information about NYS LTCOP, visit https://aging.ny.gov/long-term-care-ombudsman-program.

Results of the NYS LTC Ombudsman – Center for Elder Law & Justice project. Lindsay Heckler, CELJ

Harmful resident-to-resident […]

2023-08-01T13:08:55-04:00LTC In NYS, New York|

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 […]

Summer 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:

  • Unsafe antipsychotic alternatives on the rise.
  • Louisiana nursing home owner arrested for felony fraud and cruelty.
  • RN staffing levels down 12% in 2021.
  • Infection control compromised during pandemic.

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

LTCCC Alert: New Federal Guidance to Strengthen Nursing Home Safety, Quality, and Accountability

June 30, 2022 – Surveys (inspections) are the principal mechanism by which the government assesses nursing home quality and determines compliance with standards of care. Unfortunately, as previous LTCCC studies have shown, State Survey Agencies (SAs) – which are charged with monitoring care, responding to complaints, and ensuring compliance with minimum standards – too […]

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 […]

LTCCC Comments to CMS on Minimum Staffing Standard

Concrete, clear, and appropriate minimum staffing standards are needed now to finally realize the promise of the Nursing Home Reform Law in the lives of residents and the vast majority of American families who will depend on nursing home services at some time or another. In April 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services […]

Webinar: It Starts With Staffing: Requirements and Recommendations for Providing Safe and Quality Nursing Home Care

Presenters: Richard Mollot (LTCCC), Sam Brooks (Consumer Voice), Lori Smetanka (Consumer Voice)

PowerPoint Slides PT 1 (PDF) PowerPoint Slides PT 2 (PDF)

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, |

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, |

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, |

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, |

Webinar: Picking Patients for Profit: Admissions Discrimination in Nursing Homes

Presenter: Ashvin Gandhi, Health Economist, UCLA

Health economist Ashvin Gandhi (UCLA Anderson School of Management) on how nursing homes selectively admit patients for optimal profits and what high nursing home staff turnover means for resident care.

PowerPoint Slides (PDF) NursingHome411 Podcast […]

Memo in Support of New York State Legislature Bills A05842/S05269

Time for NY to Invest in Maximum Nursing Home care, Not Maximum Operator Profits

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Federal requirements mandate that nursing homes have sufficient staff, with the appropriate competencies, to meet the clinical, emotional, and psychosocial needs of […]

It Starts With Staffing: Requirements and Recommendations for Providing Safe and Quality Nursing Home Care

It Starts With Staffing: Requirements and Recommendations for Providing Safe and Quality Nursing Home Care.
When it comes to providing safe and quality nursing home care, it all starts with staffing. In this program, attendees will learn about:
• Existing requirements for safe and adequate staffing
• Staffing reforms proposed by the White House
• Staffing recommendations in a […]

2022-04-18T16:27:16-04:00, |

What You Need to Know—and Do—About the White House’s Nursing Home Reforms

The NursingHome411 Podcast

On February 28, the White House announced important initiatives that can improve the care, quality of life, and dignity for millions of vulnerable nursing home residents, now and in the future. In a special two-part episode of The NursingHome411 Podcast, we talk about what these reforms will mean for nursing home […]

2023-08-01T13:07:51-04:00Learning Center|

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 […]

‘We Can’t Let Up Now’: Bringing the White House Reforms to the Finish Line

Last month the White House made a major announcement about nursing home reforms, perhaps the biggest news for nursing homes in 35 years. In Part 2 of this two-part episode, Lori Smetanka and Sam Brooks from the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care chat about their latest campaign supporting the White House reforms […]

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2022-04-01T16:21:49-04:00

LTCCC Applauds Governor Hochul’s Decision to Implement Vital Nursing Home Resident Protections

The safety and dignity of vulnerable residents and care staff will greatly improve when nursing homes comply with New York’s long anticipated reforms.

April 1, 2022 – For decades, both federal and state minimum standards have mandated that nursing homes have […]

The Biggest News for Nursing Home Residents in 35 Years

Last month the White house made a major announcement about nursing home reforms, perhaps the biggest news for nursing home residents in 35 years. In Part 1 of this two-part episode, Toby Edelman (Senior Policy Attorney, Center for Medicare Advocacy) and Richard Mollot (Executive Director, LTCCC) join the NursingHome411 Podcast to talk about the timeline […]

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2022-04-04T07:51:31-04:00

Staffing Levels Fall 8% in Six Months

The following is an alert for the Q3 2021 staffing report. To access the report, click here.

March 3, 2022 – Federal requirements mandate that nursing homes have sufficient staff, with the appropriate competencies to meet the clinical, emotional, and psychosocial needs of every resident. Unfortunately, understaffing is a widespread and persistent problem that […]

Picking Patients for Profit: Admissions Discrimination in Nursing Homes

Program: Picking Patients for Profit: Admissions Discrimination in Nursing Homes
In this webinar, health economist Ashvin Gandhi (UCLA Anderson School of Management) discusses how nursing homes selectively admit patients for optimal profits.
Date: Tuesday, April 19, 1pm (ET).
Register : https://bit.ly/nh-discrimination

2022-03-23T14:02:50-04:00, |

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

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 Alert: Build Back Better NEEDS Essential Staffing Standards

Tell your senators that residents NEED essential staffing standards in Build Back Better.

December 17, 2021 – A sufficiently staffed nursing home fosters an environment where residents can attain and maintain their highest practicable physical, emotional, and psychosocial well-being. All too often, however, nursing homes fail to provide the necessary levels of skilled nursing […]

2023-08-01T13:06:59-04:00New York, Oregon|

LTCCC Alert: An Oral History of COVID-19 in Nursing Homes

December 15, 2021 – The COVID-19 pandemic has been a devastating time for nursing home residents and their loved ones. To better understand their experiences, the Long Term Care Community Coalition (LTCCC) produced an oral history of COVID-19 in long-term care settings.

2023-08-01T13:06:59-04:00Media Alerts|

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: Nursing Home Staffing Levels Drop in Q2 2021

The following is an alert for the Q2 2021 staffing report. To access the report, click here.

November 16, 2021 – Nursing homes with higher staffing levels are better equipped to meet their residents’ care needs. Unfortunately, understaffing has been a widespread and persistent problem, especially since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Today, LTCCC […]

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 […]

Fall 2021 LTC Journal

The Fall 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 letter to NY Governor Kathy Hochul calling for action to protect long-term care residents.
  • LTCCC’s Q1 2021 staffing report showing failures to […]

LTCCC Alert: New Data Report Finds One in Six U.S. Nursing Homes is a “Problem Facility”

September 30, 2021 – The Long Term Care Community Coalition (LTCCC) regularly publishes data on key indicators relevant to nursing home care. Today, LTCCC is releasing a new report containing federal data on five-star ratings, ownership type, enforcement, and other important information for all 15,000 U.S. nursing homes. The report features a page […]

Trickle-Down Vaccinomics: Why Nursing Home Vaccination Education Starts at the Top

On this episode, research scientist and vaccine guru, Beth Nivin, MPH, chats about her experiences speaking with nursing home staff about COVID-19 vaccines as a consultant for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Beth also provides an update on the latest research and data on vaccine efficacy and the Delta variant.

Interview […]

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2021-09-14T11:35:03-04:00

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).

LTCCC Alert: Most U.S. Nursing Homes Fell Short of Federal Staffing Threshold in Q1 2021

The following is an alert for the Q1 2021 staffing report. To access the report, click here.

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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Framework for Nursing Home Reform Post-Covid

The Long Term Care Community Coalition, along with California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, Center for Medicare Advocacy, Consumer Voice, Justice in Aging, and Michigan Elder Justice Initiative, developed a framework to address longstanding problems in nursing homes. The framework provides recommendations in six critical areas that need reform: (1) staffing and workforce; (2) regulation […]

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 […]

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2021-03-29T10:12:15-04:00

U.S. Nursing Home Ratings & Info (Feb. 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:

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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:

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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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