LeadingAge and our members are dedicated to achieving excellence in quality of care and quality of life. We work closely with the Advancing Excellence in Nursing Homes Campaign and we even created our own program called Quality First.
The National Association of Boards of Long Term Care Administrators (NAB) is conducting a professional practice analysis to identify the
domains of practice, tasks performed, and knowledge and skills used by
individuals responsible for leadership in organizations that provide
long term care supports and services. NAB seeks responses from administrators working across the continuum of care.
Your participation is essential in assuring that the survey results
represent administrators from your service setting. The registration deadline is Friday, Dec. 6.
The Advancing Excellence (AE)
in America’s Nursing Homes campaign works tirelessly to provide support to
those on the frontlines of nursing home care, seeking to improve the quality of
nursing homes everywhere. That is why AE has selected 9 goals and developed
new resources which focus on issues that are meaningful to nursing homes,
leadership, staff, and residents. AE’s Circle of Success provides a
step-by-step guide through the goal process.
The Advancing Excellence in
America’s Nursing Homes Campaign, a major initiative of the Advancing Excellence
in Long Term Care Collaborative, assists all involved with long term care to
achieve the highest levels of physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being for
individuals in nursing homes.
The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) urges health care providers, including nursing
staff, nursing home residents and consumers, to take special care to
appropriately use and dispose of fentanyl transdermal system "patches,"
Duragesic, and its generics. These patches contain a large enough dose of the
drug to kill children who might come into contact with them. Children have been
poisoned by these patches both at home and in health and long-term care
facilities where they were visiting relatives.
LeadingAge nursing home members have long made the argument that our
not-for-profit difference is evident in our quality of care, and several
studies over the past 10 years have supported this. In this month’s
JAMDA, this point was further articulated in a study authored by May Lutfiyya, et al, at the University of Illinois College of Medicine.