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The George Mason University Department of Health Administration & Policy has expanded its annual Quality Improvement Awards to include a category for Senior Housing/Long Term Care providers. The national awards program has previously recognized team-based contributions in quality improvement for health care organizations including hospitals, outpatient/ambulatory medicine, and managed care, among others. The addition of a category for Senior Housing/Long Term Care recognizes the growth of the senior housing and care industry. The Department is additionally home to the nation’s only academic Program in Assisted Living/Senior Housing Administration.

Organizations may nominate a team oriented program or service that can provide documented improvement in quality of life for seniors in Independent Living, Assisted Living, Alzheimer’s Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, Continuing Care Retirement Community, or related long term care service provider. Examples may include programs for falls reduction, medications management, cognition, socialization, nutrition, overall wellness, the use of technology, or for programs that improve operational efficiency and/or improve overall quality of care in senior housing environments.

Nominations must be submitted by April 1, 2011. Awards will be announced and presented at the Annual Awards Ceremony on April 21, 2011 at the Fairview Park Marriott, 3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042-4550. All nominees will be able to attend and have an opportunity to showcase their projects with poster presentations at the Awards Ceremony.

Submit a nomination.

Click for additional information on the university’s Program in Assisted Living/Senior Housing Administration.

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