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CMS Guidance on Coronavirus Raises Concerns About Unmet Care Needs and Poor Oversight – LTCCC

COVID-19 (more commonly known as coronavirus) is a pandemic, which means that the disease has spread worldwide. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), symptoms of the virus include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. While the virus may be fatal in all age groups, it poses a significant risk to older adults and those with underlying chronic medical conditions. The Read More >>

John Dalli: Elderly Nursing Home Residents Still At Risk Despite Cuomo’s Revised Policies on Staff Testing and Reporting – New York Post

Governor Cuomo’s new executive order requiring staff testing and reporting at nursing homes during this pandemic does nothing to keep elderly residents from risk, according to John Dalli, a partner in the law firm Dalli & Marino LLP, in the May 13 edition of the New York Post.Dalli says these risks are compounded by the immunity these skilled nursing facilities now have in providing 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 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 >>

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 >>

The Most Poorly Rated Nursing Homes in the United States – LTCCC Alert

August 21, 2019 – Approximately half of all seniors will need nursing home care at some point. Despite this significant need, and the vulnerability of most nursing home residents, serious problems are widespread and persistent, including inadequate staffing, substandard care, abuse, and neglect. To help the public gain insights into the quality and safety of facilities in their communities, LTCCC Read More >>

Read This Before Signing A Nursing Home Contract

Forced Arbitration Clauses Prevent You from Suing a Nursing Home in Court for Neglect or Abuse of a Loved OnePlacing a family member in a nursing home is stressful. It can be even more traumatic when a choice must be made quickly because a loved one needs skilled nursing care after being discharged from a hospital after an illness or surgery. You must often sign a large, multi-page admissions Read More >>

‘Slap in the face’: Nursing home countersues family who won wrongful death suit – News 12 Long Island

A News 12 Long Island Story, April 22 (*updated April 23), was entitled, "'Slap in the face': Nursing home countersues family who won wrongful death suit." It explained that: "A jury awarded $1 million to the family of wheelchair-bound Salvatore Niosi six years after his choking death at Woodhaven Center of Care in Port Jefferson Station. The jury found that a facility nurse forgot to put in Read More >>

Patient Deaths Cited In Mass. Settlement With 7 Nursing Homes – NEPR and WBUR

On March 14, New England Public Radio reposted an important broadcast (and article) from WBUR, with the online article, by Quincy Walters, entitled "Patient Deaths Cited In Mass. Settlement With 7 Nursing Homes." The broadcast and article described a woman named Betty Crane, whom, in 2015, according to the reporting, was "looking forward to her 70th wedding anniversary in December...", but, "at a Read More >>