Long Term Care Requirements in NY Change January 1

Click here to check out new changes coming to Long Term Care regulations in NY State.  Could some of these changes work to address care issues in Californai as well?

Specifically, changes include:

  • Requiring nursing homes to provide their residents with an average of at least 3.5 hours of direct nursing care each day.
  • Requiring nursing homes to put at least 70% of their revenue toward care, with at least 40% going toward paying staff.  Additionally, only 15% of a nursing home’s revenue can go toward paying outside care agency staff, something many nursing homes have relied on during the pandemic.

The article also mentions that President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda includes a mandate that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services studies minimum staffing ratios and then implements regulations within a year. It also mandates that every nursing home have at least one registered nurse in the facility at all times.