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

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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

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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 >>

Coronavirus Hits New Jersey Nursing Home That Had Already Restricted Visitation – Philadelphia Inquirer

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TIM TAI / PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Three residents and two employees at a New Jersey nursing home tested positive for the coronavirus last week even though the facility had already suspended visitation for residents, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Stacey Burling and Pranshu Verma. The Laurel Brook Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Mount Laurel, NJ is Read More >>

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 >>