Advantage Living Center Recognized for Improving Quality of Long Term Care

Provider recognized for meeting and surpassing national goal.

By: Krystal Milosek, Marketing Manager, Advantage Living Centers

Today, Advantage Living Center in Redford was recognized by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) for its achievements in the quality of care they provide.

ALC Redford surpassed the national goal by safely reducing the off-label use of antipsychotics by at least 10% since 2017 and maintained a rate of less than 8% for long-stay residents and 1% or less among short stay patients. The facility also has successful results in three other quality measures, which are reducing rehospitalizations, improving customer satisfaction, and improving functional outcomes for all patients.

“The entire team at Advantage Living Center Redford is honored to be recognized for this incredible achievement,” said Dean, Administrator of ALC Redford. “We are proud to improve care for our patients and residents. Our commitment to quality has been and will be a continuous process.”

AHCA/NCAL recognized long term care providers for their achievements through its Quality Initiative Recognition Program, which honors member facilities for their individual work in achieving AHCA/NCAL Quality Initiative goals. Advantage Living Centers is very proud of the nine facilities total that received this award.

“This achievement represents progress on important quality measures that will positively impact the lives of residents,” said Dr. David Gifford, Senior Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs and Chief Medical Officer at AHCA/NCAL. “We applaud these organizations for their hard work and dedication to this significant quality improvement effort.”

Launched in 2012 by AHCA/NCAL, the Quality Initiative serves as a national e¬ffort to build upon the existing work of the long term and post-acute care profession. The Initiative aims to further improve quality of care in skilled nursing centers and assisted living communities by challenging member facilities to meet measurable goals in areas such as hospital readmissions, off-label use of antipsychotics, and customer satisfaction.

Learn more about the AHCA/NCAL Quality Initiative Recognition Program on the webpages for. Advantage Living Center Redford, along with other achievers from across the country, will be honored at AHCA/ NCAL’s upcoming Quality Summit in Grapevine, Texas, on March 10, 2020.

ABOUT ADVANTAGE LIVING CENTERS

Advantage Living Centers operates short and long-term rehabilitation and skilled nursing centers and assisted living centers throughout Michigan. Through our stateof-the art care and support centers, we focus on helping you live well by providing the best care possible for your short and long term needs. At Advantage Living Centers, you will experience a team of people who want to help you heal, rehabilitate and return to doing those activities that are important to you. Visit us at www. advantageliving.net.


ABOUT AHCA/NCAL

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represent nearly 14,000 non-profit and proprietary skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, sub-acute centers and homes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. By delivering solutions for quality care, AHCA/NCAL aims to improve the lives of the millions of frail, elderly and individuals with disabilities who receive long term or post-acute care in our member facilities each day. For more information, please visit http://www.ahca.org or http://www.ncal.org.

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