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CMS Administrator Seema Verma Discusses Measures for Enhancing Enforcement, Sparking Concerns About Upcoming Rollbacks

On February 18, 2020, Seema Verma, the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a blog post on CMS’s five part strategy to improve nursing home quality and safety. The focus of this post was on the second pillar of the initiative: enhancing enforcement. As Administrator Verma correctly states, “CMS bears the responsibility to develop and enforce quality and Read More >>

Petition Asks To Stop NY Mandate “That Will Kill Our Most Vulnerable Nursing Home Residents” – Change.org

A petition on Change.org is asking New York Governor Cuomo to reconsider his March 26th mandate requiring nursing homes to accept patients infected with COVID-19: “Keeping the elderly safe from COVID-19 should be America's number one priority…Not only are they the most vulnerable in contracting the virus, but they are at the highest risk of dying once infected. “Not only are positive Read More >>

Assisted Living Guides Foster Senior Independence & Choice – LTCCC Media Alert

March 31, 2020—Assisted living can be a promising option for seniors who need or want residential care but wish to avoid the institutional environment that most nursing homes provide. The promise of assisted living is, fundamentally, to provide services, safety, and monitoring in an environment that enables residents to maintain independence and choice in their lives. Unfortunately, those promises Read More >>

How Do I Find A Good Nursing Home For My Elderly Parent? – Part 4

Below is the fourth part in our series on some of the questions to ask when you’re choosing a nursing home for your loved ones in the five New York City boroughs, in Long Island and in Westchester and Rockland counties. Nearly 70% of U.S. nursing homes are operated by for-profit owners according to the CDC. It’s important to remember this statistic as you select a skilled nursing facility for a Read More >>

How Do I Find A Good Nursing Home For My Elderly Parent? – Part 3

Below is the third part in our series on some of the questions to ask when you’re choosing a nursing home for your loved ones in the five New York City boroughs, in Long Island and in Westchester and Rockland counties. Choosing a nursing home for a parent or loved one is stressful and often overwhelming. With over 15,600 facilities across the country according to the CDC, how do you choose the Read More >>

New Report on Nursing Home Ownership – LTCCC Media Alert

March 9, 2020 – Over the last several years, it has become increasingly evident that too many nursing home residents are at risk of experiencing poor care because of fundamental problems with a facility’s ownership, management, and finances. This trend is supported most recently by the dramatic collapse of Skyline Healthcare and the shocking bankruptcy of HCR ManorCare. Such high-profile cases of Read More >>

How Do I Find A Good Nursing Home For My Elderly Parent? – Part 2

Below is the second part in our series on some of the questions to ask when you’re choosing a nursing home for your loved ones in the five New York City boroughs, in Long Island and in Westchester and Rockland counties. As the elder population rises, so does the demand for workers who care for the elderly each day in residences and facilities such as nursing homes.  From 2018 to 2028, these Read More >>

How Do I Find A Good Nursing Home For My Elderly Parent?

Below is the first part in a series on some of the questions to ask when you’re choosing a nursing home for your loved ones in the five New York City boroughs, in Long Island and in Westchester and Rockland counties. An estimated 1.3 million residents live in nursing homes in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That number is only bound to grow as our elderly Read More >>

UPDATE: New Congressional Bill Would Ban Forced Arbitration Clauses In Nursing Home Contracts

Clauses Prevent Families From Suing a Facility in Court for Neglect and Abuse of a Loved One Last December, two members of Congress introduced a bill that would ban skilled nursing facilities from requiring residents to sign forced arbitration agreements before being admitted. These types of contracts protect a nursing home if your loved one suffers neglect or abuse in their facility. By signing, Read More >>

New Report Illustrates Inhumane Conditions in Nursing Homes – LTCCC

January 21, 2020 – For far too many nursing home residents, adequate care and treatment with dignity are out of reach. Though nursing home standards are strong, the promise of those standards is frequently broken. Last year, a resident’s daughter testified at a U.S. Senate hearing, “[m]y final memories of my mother's life now include watching her bang uncontrollably on her private parts for days Read More >>