The Royal Megansett Nursing Home is located in scenic North Falmouth, Massachusetts, overlooking Megansett Harbor and Buzzard’s Bay. The facility is rated five stars and boasts 28 private rooms with third floor apartments for assisted living residents. Some of the many programs the facility offers are: 24/7 nursing care, short-term rehabilitation, long-term care, cardiac care, […]
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Success Story: Conquering C-Diff: How One Facility Lowered Facility-Acquired C-Diff Infections
Liberty Commons at Broadreach Health is located in the picturesque town of North Chatham, Massachusetts. Known as a “Community of Care on Cape Cod,” Liberty Commons is a rehabilitation and skilled care center with short-term inpatient programs and an outpatient rehabilitation clinic. Services offered include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language pathology and aquatics. […]
Healthcentric Advisors Heads North to Support Rural Practices with Medicare Quality Payment Program
Rural communities are more likely to be medically underserved than urban ones according to the National Rural Health Association. Our team in Maine supports the most rural state in the country—where more than 60% of the state’s population live in rural areas. But being close to the northern-most point of Maine wasn’t too far for […]
Success Story: Massachusetts Nursing Home Exceeds Fall Reduction Goal Through Quality Improvement Project
Staff from the Nursing and Recreation Departments at Apple Valley Center, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center located in Massachusetts, were focused on improving their residents’ quality of life and sought to reduce the incidence of falls and falls with injury in their facility. As a first step, the Center’s Nurse Executive Director had monthly […]
Training medical professionals on how to best handle changing landscape in nursing homes
Local nursing homes are seeing a different kind of resident—they’re younger and often face substance use and behavioral health issues. This is why we’re collaborating with Rhode Island College and the Substance Use & Mental Health Leadership Council of Rhode Island to train medical professionals on how to best handle the needs of this population […]
Diabetes Self-Management Class Helps Hispanic Couple Discover Healthier Eating Habits
Healthy eating can be a challenge for patients who must make ends meet on a fixed monthly income. For one couple, Mr. and Mrs. D in a six-week QIN-QIO-led Diabetes Self-Management class, low income was just one of the barriers keeping them from a healthier lifestyle.
Increasing Home Health Face-to-Face Certification: Impact of a Hospital-Based Intervention
With support from our Rhode Island Healthcare Advisory Board, Healthcentric Advisors initiated collaboration between hospitals and home health agencies to improve patient transfers from the hospital to home. This collaboration led to interventions at hospitals in Rhode Island; most modified their discharge processes to embed required certification into the routine discharge paperwork for patients referred […]
Success Story: Maine Collaboration Focuses on Community to Effectively Reduce CDI rates
Through its work and partnerships with Maine nursing homes and hospitals, New England QIN-QIO staff recognized that in both the nursing home and hospital setting, leaders were targeting the same goal – a reduction of C. difficile rates in the patients they serve. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the germ […]
Maine Collaboration Focuses on Community to Effectively Reduce CDI rates
Through its work and partnerships with Maine nursing homes and hospitals, New England QIN-QIO staff recognized that in both the nursing home and hospital setting, leaders were targeting the same goal – a reduction of C. difficile rates in the patients they serve.
Success Story: Hopkins Manor Decreases Use of Unnecessary Medications
Hopkins Manor is a 200-bed skilled nursing facility located in North Providence, Rhode Island – one of the smallest towns in one of the smallest states in the US. They have been family owned and operated since they opened their doors in 1974. Over the years, Hopkins Manor has prioritized quality improvement efforts in a […]
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