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Nursing Home Quality Improvement

Improve Long-Term Care in Nursing Homes and Skilled Nursing Facilities

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Group of people talkingThe TMF Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization works with nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities in Arkansas, Mississippi, Nebraska, Puerto Rico and Texas to improve performance on initiatives as defined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services:

  • Improve medication safety and the safe use of opioid medications.
  • Prevent infections such as C. Difficile and improve antibiotic stewardship programs.
  • Improve early recognition of change in resident’s condition to reduce emergency department visits and hospital admissions or readmissions.
  • Improve immunization rates for residents and staff, including flu, pneumonia and COVID-19 immunizations.
  • Improve infection control and prevention practices and strengthen emergency preparedness, with emphasis on pandemic resolution.

Participating facilities receive:

  • One-on-one individualized or group technical assistance with evidence-based best practices and quality improvement tools and resources to improve and strengthen quality of resident care
  • Individualized data reports to help identify opportunities to improve and see those improvements as interventions are implemented
  • Real-time data feedback regarding readmissions and its root causes
  • Education, tools and resources, including comprehensive change packages designed to support high-quality resident care