Specialized Information for:

Nursing HomesAssisted Living/Board & Care Home and Community Based Services

Government Reports

State Reports

Compliance Review of the State of Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, Administration on Aging (September 2011)

Federal Reports

Poorly Performing Nursing Homes: Special Focus Facilities Are Often Improving, but CMS’s Program Could Be Strengthened, U.S. Government Office of Accountability (March 2010) View the highlights

OIG Report: Gaps Continue to Exist in Nursing Home Emergency Preparedness and Response During Disasters: 2007–2010
Federal regulations require that Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing homes have written emergency plans and provide employees with emergency preparedness training. In a 2006 report about nursing homes that experienced hurricanes, the OIG found emergency plans lacked many provisions recommended by experts. In response, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance checklists for emergency planning of health care facilities, long-term care (LTC) ombudsman programs, and State survey agencies (SA). The OIG conducted the above study to assess emergency preparedness and response of nursing homes that experienced more recent disasters.

Reports on Antipsychotic Drugs

Reports on the Older Americans Act

  • Read the Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2020 here.
  • Information regarding the 2020 reauthorization of the Older Americans Act is available on the ACL website

Reports on Olmstead Decision

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