Of Carol Scott's many accomplishments, there is one that is a particular highlight: enabling nursing home residents on ventilators in her home state of Missouri to receive treatment.
Nurses' efforts to be leaders in a national effort to improve long-term care showed how they can attain greater influence over healthcare policy, according to an article recently published in Geriatric Nursing.
Perhaps some of long-term care's brightest stars didn't want to be accused of getting worse. We'll soon find out.
Many states are at the forefront of pay for performance initiatives. These tie payment incentives to quality measurements and outcomes. These programs are encouraged by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' value-based purchasing "Pay for Performance" initiative.
Q: Will the recent Inspector General's report on SNF adverse events put more focus on quality efforts like Advancing Excellence? A: You never know how much traction these reports are going to get.
Nursing home administrators do not believe that pay-for-performance improves care quality or facility profitability, survey showsApril 21, 2014
Most nursing home administrators do not believe that pay-for-performance initiatives lead to improved resident care or stronger bottom lines, according to findings recently published in the Journal of Aging and Social Policy.
I love Chipotle. What makes the burrito purveyor so great? The real secret might be how it grooms and retains its managers — it's an approach long-term care leaders might do well to study.
Long-term care providers can refer to a newly launched website to access information and resources to prevent infections, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday.
Caregivers should prepare for some residents to 'get worse' during antipsychotic drawdown, CMS officials urgeNovember 26, 2013
Leaders in long-term care facilities should take steps to ensure that residents with dementia are not unnecessarily put back on antipsychotic medications, according to officials who spoke on a call with providers Monday.
Systematic improvement is a key to larger culture change in long-term care, Advancing Excellence leader saysNovember 05, 2013
The Advancing Excellence campaign is well known for helping long-term care providers improve on measureable quality goals, but the program goes beyond this to create less quantifiable changes, according to Executive Director Douglas Pace, LNHA.
The Advancing Excellence campaign is calling on skilled nursing providers to use a set of updated goals to create a framework for achieving better care.
The Advancing Excellence campaign has released updated goals and called on nursing homes to actively use the framework for achieving better quality care.
A high-profile long-term care quality group has begun search plans for another new executive director, just six months after filling the position previously.
If you feel like you've been reading a lot about antipsychotics lately, you're not alone.
We do a lot of "stuff" in nursing that makes no sense (both in acute care and long-term care — I'm not singling us out here). We do a lot of things that waste precious time and are definitely not evidence based. Let's take a look at some myth busters.
The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living on Tuesday named Dr. David R. Gifford as their senior vice president of quality and regulatory affairs, a new department within the nation's largest nursing home association.