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Improving Mobility

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Improving resident mobility is not only about safety — it’s also about dignity and independence.

Several factors affect mobility such as AP drug use, restraint use, incontinence, poor nutrition and fall fears. Each of these can be overcome.

atom Alliance helps nursing homes improve resident mobility by providing tools, resources and instruction for decreasing falls, pressure ulcers, physical restraints and antipsychotic (AP) drug use. Browse our resources below our join our collaborative to get started today.

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CMS Equity Plan
CMS Equity Plan

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Five-Star Quality Rating System Technical Users’ Guide, July 2012
Provides a comprehensive description of the design for the Nursing Home Compare Five-Star Rating System
Every Body Walk
A campaign aimed at getting more Americans up and moving, with resources for older Americans and their providers
CDC Toolkit for Long-Term Care Employers: Seasonal Flu
Provides resources to help long-term care facility, agency or corporation owners and administrators provide access to influenza vaccination for their workforce and to help any employer of workers in long-term care understand the importance of influenza vaccination for their employees
Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2014 User Comparative Database Report
The second edition of the AHRQ Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture User Comparative Database Report presents data from 18,968 staff within 263 U.S. nursing homes.
National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease: 2014 Update
Activities outlined in the plan vary in scope and impact to include: (1) immediate actions that the Federal Government will take; (2) actions toward the goals that can be initiated by the Federal Government or its public and private partners in the near term; and (3) longer-range activities that will require numerous actions to achieve.
The National Consumer Voice
INTERACT 3.0
Strategies for Reducing Falls in Long-Term Care
STEADI Toolkit for Healthcare Providers
Geriatric Falls Prevention Toolkit
Minnesota Department of Health: Root Cause Analysis Toolkit
Video: Domestic Lean Goddess PDSA
TeamSTEPPS for Long Term Care
IHI Model for Quality Improvement
Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes
The Center for Excellence in Assisted Living
Person-Centered Care Webinars and Resources from the Missouri LANE
Person-Centered Care Webinars and Resources from the Missouri LANE

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5.06 MB | Last Updated: January 14, 2016

Elements of Pressure Ulcer Prevention - a Discussion and Evaluation
Elements of Pressure Ulcer Prevention - a Discussion and Evaluation

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1.11 MB | Last Updated: August 25, 2015

Seating Ideas for Nursing Home Residents
Seating Ideas for Nursing Home Residents

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3.32 MB | Last Updated: July 31, 2015

Change Package Strategy 1: Lead with a Sense of Purpose
Change Package Strategy 1: Lead with a Sense of Purpose

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Change Package Strategy 2: Recruiting and Retaining Quality Staff
Change Package Strategy 2: Recruiting and Retaining Quality Staff

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Change Package Strategy 3: Connect with Residents
Change Package Strategy 3: Connect with Residents

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1.02 MB | Last Updated: July 15, 2015

Change Package Strategy 4: Nourish Teamwork and Communication
Change Package Strategy 4: Nourish Teamwork and Communication

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Change Package Strategy 5: Be a Continuous Learning Organization
Change Package Strategy 5: Be a Continuous Learning Organization

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Change Package Strategy 6: Provide Exceptional Compassionate Care That Treats the Whole Person
Change Package Strategy 6: Provide Exceptional Compassionate Care That Treats the Whole Person
Change Package Strategy 7: Construct Solid Business Practices
Change Package Strategy 7: Construct Solid Business Practices

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HAC Recruitment Packet - Composite Measure FAQs
HAC Recruitment Packet - Composite Measure FAQs

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101.75 KB | Last Updated: February 5, 2015

National Quality Strategy Toolkit
National Quality Strategy Toolkit

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1.95 MB | Last Updated: February 5, 2015

National Quality Strategy Lever Fact Sheet
National Quality Strategy Lever Fact Sheet

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304.38 KB | Last Updated: August 21, 2015

National Quality Strategy Fact Sheet
National Quality Strategy Fact Sheet

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343.86 KB | Last Updated: February 5, 2015

Recruitment Kit - AL
Recruitment Kit - AL

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6.83 MB | Last Updated: February 5, 2015

FAQs About the National Nursing Home Composite Score Measure
FAQs About the National Nursing Home Composite Score Measure

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101.75 KB | Last Updated: January 29, 2016

Nursing Home Eliminates Restraint-Free Alarms - AL Success Story
Nursing Home Eliminates Restraint-Free Alarms - AL Success Story

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628.66 KB | Last Updated: February 6, 2015

Facility Exceeds National AP Reduction Goal - AL Success Story
Facility Exceeds National AP Reduction Goal - AL Success Story

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722.63 KB | Last Updated: February 6, 2015

Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in Medicine - Short Form (REALM-SF)
Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in Medicine - Short Form (REALM-SF)

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25.28 KB | Last Updated: February 6, 2015

Short Assessment of Health Literacy for Spanish Adults (SAHLSA-50)
Short Assessment of Health Literacy for Spanish Adults (SAHLSA-50)

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131.77 KB | Last Updated: February 6, 2015

Universities & Geriatric Education Centers in the South
Universities & Geriatric Education Centers in the South

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1.36 MB | Last Updated: February 6, 2015

CMS Nursing Homes Best Practices—July 2014
CMS Nursing Homes Best Practices—July 2014

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Abt Star Rating Report
Abt Star Rating Report

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2.35 MB | Last Updated: February 6, 2015

Thomas Hamilton Survey Letter
Thomas Hamilton Survey Letter

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153.89 KB | Last Updated: February 6, 2015

Understanding the New MDS 3.0 Quality Measures
Understanding the New MDS 3.0 Quality Measures

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503.63 KB | Last Updated: February 6, 2015

Reducing Restraints Tips
Reducing Restraints Tips

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1.58 MB | Last Updated: February 6, 2015

Restraint Reduction Planning Form
Restraint Reduction Planning Form

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Elements of Pressure Ulcer Prevention
Elements of Pressure Ulcer Prevention

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Do You Know Your Number?
Lake Superior QIN-QIO explains the composite score measure
What Is Palliative Care?
Video: Domestic Lean Goddess PDSA
atom Alliance Pinterest Board: Nursing Home Care
QIO Program Progress Infographic 2011-2014
QIO Program Progress Infographic 2011-2014

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1.68 MB | Last Updated: February 5, 2015

Antipsychotic Success Graphic
Antipsychotic Success Graphic

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478.58 KB | Last Updated: February 6, 2015

CMS Equity Plan
CMS Equity Plan

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433.40 KB | Last Updated: January 26, 2016

RCA Five Whys
RCA Five Whys

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135.85 KB | Last Updated: February 5, 2015

Fishbone Diagram
Fishbone Diagram

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Logic Models
The QIO Program helps you embrace data in your healthcare setting
Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA)
The QIO Program shares 5 steps in the Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) to anticipate potential problems before they occur
Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
The QIO Program demonstrates how to identify the root cause of a problem using The 5 Whys
An Illustrated Look at QI in Healthcare
QIO Documentary
Learn about the history of the QIO Program, from 1966 through today.
IHI Whiteboard: Model for Improvement, Clip 1
IHI Whiteboard: Model for Improvement, Clip 2
IHI Whiteboard: PDSA Cycles, Part 1
IHI Whiteboard: PDSA Cycles, Part 2
IHI Whiteboard: Cause & Effect Diagrams
INTERACT 3.0
Video: Domestic Lean Goddess PDSA
Creating a Strong Team
Creating a Strong Team

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Interactive PDSA Worksheet
Interactive PDSA Worksheet

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Using PDSA for Quality Improvement
Using PDSA for Quality Improvement

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Developing an Aim Statement
Developing an Aim Statement

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Developing Vision and Mission Statements
Developing Vision and Mission Statements

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Interactive Team Worksheet
Interactive Team Worksheet

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PDSA Examples
PDSA Examples

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Improving Mobility Blog

  • Questions Are The Answer

    Questions Are The Answer

    Questions Are The Answer Help your patients get more involved in their healthcare by asking questions, talking with the healthcare team, and understanding their condition. Research shows that patients who have a good relationship with their healthcare team receive better care and are more satisfied. Patients and families who engage with healthcare providers ask good questions… Read More »
  • A Step in the Right Direction: Improving Activities of Daily Living

    A Step in the Right Direction: Improving Activities of Daily Living

    Room for Improvement atom Alliance quality improvement advisors helped administrators and staff at Ave Maria Home understand their quarterly quality measures report. The staff saw an opportunity for improvement in their activities of daily living (ADL) measure in their composite score. “Julie from atom Alliance did a webinar with us to show us our different… Read More »
  • Unsteady on Your Feet?

    Unsteady on Your Feet?

    If you sometimes feel unsteady, stagger when you try to walk, teeter or fall, you may have a balance disorder. You can help identify a balance problem by asking yourself some key questions before seeing a doctor. Read More »

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Embracing QAPI

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

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Reducing Antipsychotics

Decrease the use of unnecessary antipsychotic medications and improve the quality of life for residents.
 

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