A recent report by the Long Term Care Community Coalition raises important questions about “no harm” deficiencies in nursing homes across the United States. “No Harm” deficiencies are health violations cited by official surveyors that are classified as causing no harm to residents. As the LTCCC argues in its Elder Justice newsletter, “no harm” citations […]
A recent article in The Prospect details the “extraordinary” lawsuit filed by hundreds of New York nursing homes against the state health commissioner in an effort to block a new law mandating that nursing homes “spend a majority of their revenue on patient care.” As The Prospect explains, the lawsuit alleges that the law unconstitutionally […]
Heritage Park Rehab & Skilled Nursing has received 7 citations for violations of public health code between 2018 and 2021, according to New York State Department of Health records accessed on January 29, 2022. It has also been identified as a candidate for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ list of Special Focus Facilities, […]
In a recent presentation at the annual Consumer Voice conference, nursing home experts Ernest Tosh and Eileen O’Grady unpacked the adverse effects of private equity ownership of nursing homes. The presentation, available in clips on Consumer Voice’s website, explains how private equity firms are increasingly taking over the long-term care industry in the United States. […]
A recent investigation by ProPublica examines why for-profit nursing home operator Sentosa Care has become New York’s biggest nursing home group in recent years despite its “record of repeat fines, violations and complaints for deficient care in recent years.” The key reason, according to the report: systemic failures in the state’s review and approval process […]
A new investigation by CalMatters asks why a nearly-$1 million fine issued against a California nursing home over alleged health code violations went unknown by consumers. In 2018, state health inspectors visited the facility, Fresno’s Northpointe Healthcare Center, and found it to have health and safety deficiencies that put its residents in “immediate jeopardy.” These […]
A New York assemblyman has said that the legislative body’s investigation of former governor Andrew Cuomo found that his administration provided misleading information about Covid-19 deaths in New York nursing homes, according to a recent AP News report. The assembly’s inquiry reportedly confirmed earlier investigations by news organizations that found “gaps in the state’s statistical […]
A new report by the Long-Term Community Care Coalition has found that while insufficient staffing is a widespread problem in nursing homes, state nursing home surveyors rarely issue citations for it. The report, titled “Broken Promises,” analyzes nursing home citations from 2018 until 2020.
The Long-Term Community Care Coalition recently published the results of its analysis of nationwide nursing home citation data from 2018 to 2020. The organization’s report, titled “Broken Promises,” found that whereas Long-Term Care Ombudsmen receive complaints about resident rights violations more than most other violations, only 2% of citations during the period in question were […]
A recent analysis of federal nursing home citation data by the Long-Term Community Care Coalition found that nearly 20% of nursing home residents in the United States have been administered one or more antipsychotic medications, the unnecessary use of which are prohibited by federal law. That figure constitutes more than 250,000 nursing home residents.