Thursday, December 08, 2016
Delivering Quality Care in Skilled-Nursing Facilities
The delivery of quality care is the centerpiece of our profession – whether it’s providing critical and valuable services to medically fragile elders, the chronically or terminally ill, or those recovering from serious injury or surgery.

In spite of the ever-increasing acuity of patients who are discharged from hospitals into skilled nursing and rehabilitation, quality care is improving in California and trending in a positive direction.

Leading the Nation in Quality

Latest Data from the National Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
The federal government tracks 18 quality measures in nursing homes each quarter and added six new measures in 2015.

As of July 2016, California providers ranked first, second or third nationally in a number of categories. You can see California's continuing progress compared to the rest of the nation here

Consumers seeking additional information about the level of care in an individual facility, should visit the CMS Nursing Home Compare website.
Living Options
For many, quality care means being able to stay at home as long as possible.

Consumers of long-term care have a range of options from a "social" model of care in home- and community-based settings - to a "medical" model for short-stay or long-term needs in a skilled nursing facility. Both are important elements of the long-term care continuum.

California is a leader in providing services in the community, while preserving the availability of care for the most medically challenged residents. In fact, the state spends twice as much Medicaid money on home and community based services versus skilled nursing care.  Chart

about national efforts to improve quality in three key areas, how California providers can take part and which providers are taking the lead.

Quality Winners
See which CAHF members have received the prestigious National Quality Awards.
Making News
                                            Seven in 10 

Seventy percent of people age 65+ will need some form of long-term care during their lifetime

Representing California nursing home providers and dedicated to quality health care

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