's Young points out that people need to believe in a way out of the current circumstances.
Within the NYAHSA
membership, the approach to the annual report is varied.
Curran adds that NYAHSA
is advising its members to "keep watching their Ps and Qs on their paperwork." VIEW FROM THE HILL Bill Title H.R.
NYAHSA's report, entitled Bad Medicine: How Government Oversight of Nursing Homes is Threatening Quality care, alleges that the survey process is riddled with inconsistencies, surveyor subjectivity, and trivia; process- and paperwork-oriented, rather than outcome-based; and contradictory to federal statutory and regulatory intent.
"The people we serve need us to focus all of our energies on providing high-quality care, not on the trivia that measures only regulatory compliance and often has nothing to do with care," said NYAHSA President Carl S.
Cynthia Rudder, director of Nursing Home Community Coalition of New York State, also takes issue with NYAHSA.
According to the New York Association of Homes & Services for the Aging (NYAHSA
), the legislation, if signed into law, would require New York's skilled nursing facilities to hire more than 55,000 additional full-time RNs, LPNs, and CNAs at a time when providers are already facing a severe staffing shortage.
Today, as CEO/administrator of Wesley and chairman of the board of the New York Association of Homes and Services for the Aged (NYAHSA), Roberts takes his message on the road, touting the importance of resident care beyond baseline necessities and the need for better quality measures.
In the meantime, Roberts told CLTC he will continue rocking the boat--growing knowledge among members of the NYAHSA and promoting best practices through direct advocacy with legislators, training programs, the Internet, and any other tool that proves valuable, he says, "all in cooperation with other caring, innovative people in the industry."
"I don't accept, for a minute, that the survey process is an adequate measure of the quality of care," comments Carl Young, president of the New York Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (NYAHSA