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There are 1.4 million Americans living in the nation’s 15,600 nursing homes. Today, your loved one might be one of them; one day, maybe it will be you. We must be able to depend on nursing homes to provide reliable, compassionate, high-quality care.

That’s why the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) created a strategy for guiding local, state and national efforts to improve nursing home quality of care.

As part of that strategy, atom Alliance is uniting nursing homes in a powerful collaborative to share tools, knowledge and experiences for improving resident safety and clinical processes and reducing preventable healthcare conditions. Download our fact sheet.

atom Alliance is focused on helping nursing homes

  • understand Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI),
  • reduce unnecessary antipsychotic drug use in dementia patients,
  • increase resident mobility and
  • improve their national nursing home rating.

To accomplish this, atom Alliance offers

  • customized onsite consultation,
  • quality improvement skills training,
  • evidence-based tools and resources,
  • ongoing educational opportunities and
  • an active nursing home collaborative.

Join our collaborative!

See how atom Alliance initiatives align with HAC.

Featured Resources

CMS Equity Plan
CMS Equity Plan

Preview: CMS Equity Plan
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National Nursing Home Change Package, March 2015
National Nursing Home Change Package, March 2015

Preview: National Nursing Home Change Package, March 2015
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Blog Archive

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QAPI

The QAPI process is key to helping your nursing home establish, maintain and sustain high-quality care for residents. Put it to work today.

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Antipsychotics

Learn how to decrease the use of unnecessary antipsychotic medications and improve the quality of life for residents.

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Mobility

Improving resident mobility is not only about safety, it’s also about dignity and independence. Discover what you can do.

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Collaborative

Make sure that every resident gets the highest quality of care. Join our collaborative to learn from and work with others dedicated to this goal.

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