With pressure being put on skilled nursing facilities to improve care standards at an all time high, Medline—the nation’s largest healthcare products distributor—has joined forces with the American Health Care Association (AHCA) and the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) to reduce hospital readmissions, bring quality standards up to standard, lessen staff turnover and also lessen the use of off-label antipsychotics in dementia patients.
Launched on Valentine’s Day 2013, this labor of love is named Advancing Quality Together. The four improvement goals are targeted, measurable and, according to Medline, they “promise to have a profound positive effect on the lives of residents, their families and the people who provide their care.”
Here’s a breakdown in how Medline Products plans to achieve these goals:
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