New resource to promote assisted living quality and integration into other healthcare sectors

Assisted living has been in evolution for decades, and now more than ever, providers must address the quality of their services and care in light of variations across settings, increased resident acuity, and changes spurred by health care reform.

In response, the Center for Excellence in Assisted Living (CEAL) funded researchers from the University of North Carolina (UNC) to conduct a comprehensive review and critique of tools applicable for quality improvement in five domains central to service provision: person-centered care, medication management, care coordination/transitions, resident/patient outcomes, and workforce.

The final report recommends 96 measures and instruments especially well-suited for assisted living providers, and includes and/or provides links to these tools; the sheer number of them allows providers to choose the one(s) most appropriate to their setting and priorities.

CEAL and UNC expect the report will be a useful resource to promote quality improvement and participation in coordinated care efforts across the healthcare industry.

Find the full report here: Measures and Instruments for Quality Improvement in Assisted Living_Final Report