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 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is now accepting voluntary data submissions for the Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture Comparative Database, a central repository for survey data from nursing homes that have administered the AHRQ nursing home survey instrument. One of the purposes of the database is to produce comparative results to help nursing homes identify strengths and opportunities for improvement in their patient safety culture. Comparative results are reported in the aggregate and do not include any information identifying participating nursing homes. Data submission is open until April 21, 2014.
On March 3, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released Adverse Events in Skilled Nursing Facilities, a study evaluating adverse events in skilled nursing facilities.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched a new website to assist nursing homes and assisted living facilities in preventing and reducing infections. The website, developed in partnership with the Advancing Excellence in America's Nursing Homes Campaign, provides access to infection prevention tools and other information and resources for clinical staff and residents.
Is discharging nursing home residents to the community the best way to improve their quality of life? Not for every resident, write Robyn Stone and Christine E. Bishop in the latest supplement to The Gerontologist.
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 has been extended to Tuesday, Dec. 17.