The Director of CMS’ Nursing Homes Division discusses the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes' progress in reducing antipsychotic medication usage.
How a Tennessee nursing home reduced antipsychotic medication use with consistent caregivers.
Learn about the progress of the CMS initiative that launched in April 2015 to improve long-term care quality and delivery across the country. 
CMS has tallied numbers for year one of the QIO Program’s five-year performance period, and recruitment is exceeding expectations. See the data.
CMS’ Government Task Leader for the QIO Program’s Nursing Home Task highlights the QIN-QIOs’ work with long-term care facilities.
Learn about the CMS initiative that launched in April 2015 to improve care for nursing home residents across the country.
Established 50 years ago, Gateway Senior Living is the first retirement community in Lincoln, Neb. that began to provide both assisted living and senior health care to its residents. It is currently home to just over 60 residents and includes a small skilled nursing facility that works daily to ensure high-quality living standards and provided care. Raising quality standards has been a core focus for the staff and leadership at Gateway. Amy Fish, Campus Administrator, discussed the two main areas they have been working to improve – capacity issues and technology challenges.
Medications offer a variety of benefits, but they can come with great risk when not prescribed, administered or managed properly. Older adults are twice as likely to visit the emergency department and seven times more likely to be hospitalized due to adverse drug events (ADEs) than people under age 65. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has even set a national goal to prevent and eliminate ADEs in 265,000 lives per year.