Effective immediately! All long term care facilities now must allow visitation, including during an outbreak. View DOH EXECUTIVE DIRECTIVE (Revised April 21, 2022)
On November 12th, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) updated its federal visitation guidance. This guidance requires LTC facilities to allow indoor visitation "at all times and for all residents…"
NEW! View CMS Current Guidance (updated March 10, 2022) View CMS Nursing Home Visitation FAQ
A new report by the NJ Office of the State Comptroller has found that a total of 15 nursing homes in NJ have operated with a one-star quality rating or years
Ombudsman, Laurie Brewer shared her experience advocating for nursing home residents during the COVID-19 pandemic for an interview with the Long-Term Care Community Coalition.
Governor Murphy signed into law a new and comprehensive Bill of Rights for LGBTQI and HIV+ residents of long term care. It took effect in August 2021
LTCO advocates for the rights of residents of long-term care facilities and investigates allegations of abuse, neglect and exploitation. LTCO is the voice of the state’s most vulnerable institutionalized elderly citizens.
You can help to improve the lives of elderly residents of long-term care facilities in your neighborhood. Volunteers receive 32 hours of free training. Classes are forming now.
LTCO Regional Ethics Committees provide much-needed education, conflict resolution, and ethical guidance to facilities and families when difficult decisions need to be made.
"As a Volunteer Advocate, I have built solid relationships with residents and facility staff and, when there are issues, I work to get them resolved."
If you or someone you know:
The I Choose Home NJ Program may be able to help you move back into the community with low- or no-cost in-home services.
To see more webinars, please refer to our webinar library.
Show Us the Money: How Nursing Homes Hide Profits While Claiming Losses and How This Impacts Resident Care
NJAAW Housing Series Session 4- "Policy and Plans for New and Innovative Solutions."