Bad Nursing Homes & The Bad Men Who Run Them

Why are there so many “bad” nursing homes; why are “bad” men permitted to run them; and why isn’t more done to stop this affront? Money! What typically motivates “bad” conduct is avarice. Most nursing homes make a lot of money for their owners. A lack of oversight, manipulative accounting practices, and a deep government […]

Top 10 Wish List for Nursing Homes In New York State

Here is our Top 10 Wish List for Nursing Homes in 2022.  With the advocacy of consumer groups, legislatures willing to stand-up to special interest groups, and with your vigilance we can make it happen. We can all make nursing homes and long-term care facilities safer and more secure for our loved ones, the residents.  […]

Nursing Homes Are Pushing the Dying Into Pricey Rehab

Elderly residents given intensive therapy in the last weeks of life jumped 65 percent, a study shows, raising questions about financial incentives.

Injuries From Falls Affect Everyone

Injuries from Falls Affect People of All Ages, Not Just Elderly According to the National Safety Council, over 34,000 Americans died in 2016 from the common and preventable injury of falling. Even more worrisome is that this number has only increased since 2000 and shows no sign of slowing. You should know surprising facts about […]

U.S. Deaths from Falls Skyrocket

You don’t see many prime-time news headlines about fatal injuries from falls, yet the numbers have skyrocketed since 2000 and now approach annual deaths caused by motor vehicle accidents. The National Safety Council recorded 34,673 fatal falls in 2016 compared to 13,322 in 2000, a 160 percent increase. Americans killed in car crashes in 2016 […]

New Report Identifies Key Best Practices & Policies for Assisted Living

Following Federal Report Finding Thousands of “Critical Incidents” Involving Seniors Every Year, LTCCC Identifies Best Practices to Improve Safety, Quality of Life, & Dementia Care October 24, 2018 – Assisted living is a popular alternative to nursing homes for seniors who need or want residential care but want to avoid the institutional setting that the […]

Tort Reform (Truth v. Fiction)

Drugging of Nursing Home Residents

Media Advisory: Latest Federal Data Reveal Widespread Antipsychotic Drugging of Vulnerable Nursing Home Residents Despite Industry’s Claims of “Success” in Reducing Drugging, Rates Have Gone Up; Approx. 20% of Residents STILL Receiving Powerful, Potentially Lethal Meds New York, NY, November 1, 2018— The inappropriate antipsychotic drugging of nursing home residents, particularly those with dementia, is […]

Drugs and Healthcare

When Do Drug and Healthcare Ads Push Ethical Boundaries? You’d be right if you suspect that drug makers are spending A LOT more on TV advertising. Pharmaceutical companies have more than doubled ad spending in just the past four years, making it the second-fastest growing ad category in the nation. Other healthcare providers – from […]

Nursing Homes – Drugging of Residents; Particularly Dementia Residents

Despite Promised Crackdown, Citations for Inappropriate Drugging Remain RareAre States Ignoring The Impact On Vulnerable Residents? 98% of All Drugging Citations & 99.5% of Psychotropic Drugging Citations Fail to I.D. ANY Resident Harm. New York, NY, November 8, 2018— The inappropriate antipsychotic drugging of nursing home residents, particularly those with dementia, is a widespread, national […]

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