Monday, October 24, 2011

Skilled Nursing and Post-Acute Care Has Improved in 9 of 10 Quality Areas

Last week, the Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care and American Health Care Association, released their annual report that showed America's nursing facilities are continuing to build upon quality improvements reported in previous years, including measurable improvements in nine out of 10 quality measures since 2009. In the past year, nursing facilities have improved in all short-stay measures, which include patient delirium, pain and pressure ulcers, and a vast majority of long-stay measures including measureable improvements in activities of daily living (ADL), high-risk pressure ulcers, resident mobility and pain. It should also be noted that INQRI program leader, Mary D. Naylor, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, and her team at the University of Pennsylvania, greatly contributed to the findings in this report.

Click here to read the full press release.

Click here to access the full report (in e-book format).

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