Like many, I'm taking some vacation time during the month of August. It got me thinking about the ways workers interact with residents when they take time off from their jobs. It's more important than you might first think.
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.
Consistently assigning nursing home aides to particular residents could cause the aides to feel isolated and overburdened, suggests a study forthcoming in the Western Journal of Nursing Research. However, a prominent voice in the nursing home culture change movement says the study simply shows that providers must adhere to best practices to see the benefits of consistent assignment.
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.