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State health department ‘misled the public’ on nursing home deaths

by Mar 16, 2022
The State Health Department conformed its presentation of data and information to Cuomo's 'narrative,' concealing deaths of 4,100 nursing home residents as governor came under increased scrutiny, a State Comptroller's audit finds.

Federal lawsuit seeks to block nursing home profit cap and staffing mandates imposed by state law that took effect Jan. 1

by Jan 6, 2022
A federal lawsuit brought by the operators of more than 250 nursing homes in New York seeks to set aside a new state law that limits their profits and mandates minimum spending on direct care expenses.

Zeldin blasts DOJ decision against probe into COVID-19 deaths in NY’s state-run nursing homes

by Jul 25, 2021
The U.S. Justice Department has decided not to open a civil rights investigation into how government-run nursing homes in New York State responded to the COVID-19 crisis last year. The decision drew fire from Rep. Lee Zeldin, who called it a "gift" to Gov. Andrew Cuomo by the Biden Administration.

As legislature moves to pass Cuomo’s nursing home reform bills, facility operators push back

by Mar 19, 2021
According to the NYS Health Facilities Association, the legislation does not improve quality outcomes or address the two most important issues facing nursing homes in New York: a “long-term care workforce staffing crisis and the state’s 12-plus years of slashing over $2 billion in Medicaid funding to nursing homes — including $100 million during the pandemic.

NY nursing homes villainized, scapegoated in COVID-19 pandemic, former East End facility administrator says

by Mar 18, 2021
A former nursing home administrator on the East End said he resigned from the position he held for 11 years and moved out of New York because he could no longer take the way the state is scapegoating nursing homes.

Cuomo defends handling of COVID-19 crisis in nursing homes, says lack of communication allowed ‘misinformation’ to take root

by Feb 16, 2021
Gov. Andrew Cuomo decried "misinformation, disinformation and conspiracy theories" he said filled the "void" left by the administration's failure to adequately respond to questions from the press and public about coronavirus fatalities in long-term care facilities.

Local elected officials call for investigations into alleged obstruction of justice and cover-up by Cuomo administration on nursing home deaths

by Feb 13, 2021
New revelations that the state withheld nursing home death data because officials feared a federal investigation sparked outrage among local elected officials and renewed calls for investigations and stripping the governor of his emergency powers.

COVID-19 hospital deaths among NY’s long-term care facility residents push death toll much higher than previously disclosed, new data show

by Feb 7, 2021
The State Health Department has finally begun reporting COVID-19 fatality data for residents of nursing homes, adult care facilities and assisted living facilities who died after being transferred to hospitals.

COVID-19 deaths among nursing home residents were 50% higher than state reported, NY attorney general says

by Jan 28, 2021
New York State has underreported the number of nursing home resident deaths from COVID-19 by as much as 50%, according to a report released today by New York State Attorney General Letitia James. Data published by the State Health Department does not include nursing home residents who became infected with COVID-19 and died after being admitted to hospitals.

Nursing home visitation restrictions eased by state health department

by Sep 15, 2020
Visitation can resume in skilled nursing facilities in New York State beginning Sept. 17, under new guidance issued today by the State...