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

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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

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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

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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

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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 >>

Protecting Vulnerable Residents From Coronavirus – LTCCC News Alert

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March 3, 2020 — Concern over coronavirus is growing as a significant outbreak in the United States becomes increasingly likely. According to researchers, residents in nursing homes and other adult care facilities are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus due to their age, pre-existing medical conditions, and frequent exposure to facility staff, other residents, and visitors to their facility. In Read More >>

Nursing Home Update: Latest Data Indicate Severe Nurse Understaffing – LTCCC

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February 26, 2020 – Sufficient staffing is vital to a nursing home resident’s quality of care and ability to live with dignity. Unfortunately, many nursing homes fail to comply with federal law requiring facilities to provide sufficient care staff and to have a registered nurse on duty eight hours a day, seven days a week. As demonstrated by the newest federal nursing home data (third quarter of Read More >>

State Considers End To “Spousal Refusal” To Pay For Nursing Home Care – Newsday

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New York State may end the practice of “spousal refusal” for elderly couples, which many argue keeps one spouse out of poverty as Medicaid pays for the other’s nursing home care, according to a story by NEWSDAY’s Michael Gormley. With spousal refusal, the “well” spouse can legally refuse to pay for a nursing home for the other, redirecting the bill to Medicaid. But Governor Cuomo has mandated a Read More >>

8 Ways To Celebrate Birthdays in Long-Term Care Facilities – GoldenCarers.com

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Below is the next post in a series of inspiring stories about how the elderly are making the most of their golden years, whether living alone or in a community. If you’re wondering how to celebrate a loved one’s birthday in a nursing home, the first question to ask is “What does the resident want?” This advice comes from the website GoldenCarers.com, reminding us it’s a personal decision for Read More >>

LTCCC Action Alert: Please speak out to increase funding of the NYS Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

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The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP) offers a valuable, cost-effective service to seniors and their families in nursing homes, adult care facilities, and family type homes, by helping address their complaints and quality of life concerns.  LTCOP has long been significantly underfunded, receiving only $1.19M for the entire program statewide. This lack of resources has resulted in the Read More >>

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

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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 >>