Organizations partner for quality.
A leadership council was formed in late February by four long-term
care professional organizations for the purpose of defining and meeting
quality standards for long-term care facilities, according to an
American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) press release.
ACHCA partnered with three additional organizations--the American
Medical Directors Association, the American Society of Consultant
Pharmacists, and the National Association for Directors of Nursing
Administration/Long-Term Care. Some objectives these organizations aim
for include, promoting evidence-based practices, encouraging effective
root-cause analysis of clinical and operational problems, and developing
cross-disciplinary educational programs. They hope to use their
long-term care expertise and knowledge to spread a consistent message
and improve nursing home residents' quality of life, according to
the press release.