Researchers from the University of North Carolina’s Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research and School of Social Work, with funding from The Center for Excellence in Assisted Living (CEAL), completed a review (PDF) of measures and instruments useful for maintaining and improving quality in assisted living. 

“Assisted living communities can use the report as a resource to identify measures and instruments that will assist them in quality improvement efforts,” said Randy Slikkers, CEAL Executive Director.

The researchers reviewed measures and instruments suitable for quality improvement in five varying domains: person-centered care; medication management; care coordination/ transitions, resident/patient outcomes, and workforce. After a comprehensive review, the researchers recommended 96 measures and instruments.

Following consultation with other experts and conducting literature reviews, the researchers also rated the quality and applicability of over 250 tools. The final report summarizes the highest scoring tools and provides a description and resources for each per domain.

 

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