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Care and Oversight of Assisted Living in New York State

May 1, 2011

This report examines both the overall quality of care within New York State’s assisted living facilities and the state Department of Health’s ability to monitor them. It found that assisted living facilities in New York have serious flaws: most notably, high rates of medication and environmental violations. The authors make several suggestions to help improve both care quality and the DOH’s oversight capacity. Among their recommendations is more rigorous training standards for direct care workers.

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Key Takeaways

NY State assisted living facilities have serious deficiencies related to resident care and quality of life.
Too few assisted living facilities are facing enforcement actions to improve care.
One recommendation for improving the quality of care is to require better training of direct care staff.

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