Individual and Group Support Sessions Enhance Skills and Knowledge, Reduce Burden and Depression for Caregivers of Dementia Patients
Individual and group support enhances the skills and knowledge of those caring for patients with dementia, leading to less caregiver burden and depression and fewer problem behaviors among patients.
Multiagency Collaborative Helps Community-Dwelling Seniors Access Coordinated Support Services, Helping Them Remain in Their Homes
A three-agency partnership provides a one-stop resource for community-dwelling older adults to learn about and access available resources to help them remain independent, and proactively reaches out to these individuals to assess needs and connect them to services. The program has enhanced access to services and allowed the vast majority of nursing home–eligible individuals to improve or maintain the ability to remain in their home.
Increasing Patient Health Literacy Leads to Improved Reporting of Medication Allergies
The West Los Angeles Healthcare Center implemented a program to improve nurses' and patients' awareness and reporting of medication allergies and adverse drug reactions. Key program elements include a training module for nurses, educational brochures for patients, and distribution of an allergy/adverse drug reaction questionnaire to patients.
Locating Mental and Behavioral Health Services in Health Plan Centers Enhances Access and Reduces Utilization of Inpatient Psychiatric Services for Community-Dwelling Frail Seniors
A mental and behavioral health team periodically works onsite at health plan centers to facilitate patient access to mental health services, reducing psychiatric inpatient utilization and generating high levels of staff satisfaction.
Staff Training and Support, Incentives, and Feedback Fails to Generate Sustainable Reductions in Pressure Ulcers at Nursing Home
Guided by a university research team, a 136-bed, not-for-profit nursing home in Pennsylvania implemented a quality improvement program to reduce pressure ulcer incidence. The program included three components: education and tools to increase workers’ ability to recognize and prevent pressure ulcers; financial incentives for improved performance; and ongoing performance feedback.
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Improving Antipsychotic Appropriateness in Dementia Patients (IA-ADAPT)
This Web site includes information and resources to help clinicians, providers, and consumers better understand how to manage problem behaviors and psychosis in people with dementia using evidence-based approaches.
Environmental Scan of Instruments to Inform Consumer Choice in Assisted Living Facilities
This report examines questionnaires, surveys, and other instruments currently used to assess the services and quality of care in assisted living facilities across the United States.
Facility-Assessment: Checklists for Delirium
Nursing home staff can use this self-assessment checklists to use assess processes related to delirium in the facility, in order to identify areas that need improvement.
Improving the Quality of Home and Community Based Services and Supports, Work Book
This workbook helps States improve the quality of home- and community-based programs and supports (HCBS) programs. It will help users understand, design, implement, document, and monitor the components of a quality improvement process for HCBS programs.
Participant Experience Survey (Brain Injury)
This survey solicits feedback from program participants with brain injury about the services and supports they receive under the Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services waiver program.