As the Medicare Quality Innovation Network – Quality Improvement Organization for Indiana, Qsource understands first-hand what nursing homes are up against – particularly during this time of surviving and moving beyond a pandemic.
You are overwhelmed with changing regulations and multiple surveys. We know. We’ve been there – and we can help you navigate those changes and be survey ready.
You have had more changes to policies and procedures than you can keep up with. We know. We’ve been there – and we can help you tweak, develop, and implement those policies and procedures. We’ll be there to walk you through those processes – not just sending you resources to figure out.
We work alongside nursing homes in the journey to better quality and compliance, especially in areas of infection prevention at this current time. Although our recent focus, necessarily, has been on infection prevention and assisting nursing homes in developing and implementing best practices and protocols, we can’t lose sight of other priorities such as:
- Patient-Centered Care;
- Survey Readiness; and
- CMS Quality Measures, to name a few.
Our team of experts includes nurses and social workers with many years of experience in long-term care in positions such as directors of nursing, minimum data set coordinator, health care facility administrator, executive director, admissions coordinator, activities coordinator, and infection preventionist, Regional Clinical Director, Long-Term Care Ombudsman, among others.
As a trusted partner to our Indiana nursing homes, we have hands-on experience and expertise to help you navigate the changing long-term care landscape, remaining in compliance while remaining focused on improving the safety, satisfaction, and well-being of your residents.
Qsource is aware of the ongoing changes in NHSN and the reporting frustrations. Here are links to helpful resources.
Overview – Long-term Care Facilities (LTCF) Component | NHSN | CDC
Enrollment – Facility Enrollment | NHSN | CDC
COVID-19 module – COVID-19 Module | LTCF | NHSN | CDC
Considerations for Opioid and Psychotropic Use in Long Term Care
Qsource consultant pharmacist, Jonathon Pouliot, discusses considerations for opioid and psychotropic use in long term care.
Qsource QIN-QIO Nursing Homes Overview
As the Medicare Quality Innovation Network – Quality Improvement Organization for Indiana, Qsource understands first-hand what nursing homes are up against – particularly during this time of surviving and moving beyond a pandemic. We work alongside nursing homes in the journey to better quality and compliance. This brief video provides a few highlights of our work with Indiana nursing homes and what we can offer you.
Antipsychotic Use in the Long-Term Care Setting
- distinguishing between on-label and off-label uses of antipsychotics;
- antipsychotic medications and their use;
- the use of antipsychotic medications in long-term care;
- risks associated with antipsychotic use in long-term care; and
- the concept of gradual dose reduction (GDR) and its use to manage antipsychotics.
Basic Considerations of Medication Use in Long Term Care
Qsource consultant pharmacist, Jonathon Pouliot, discusses basic considerations for medication use in long-term care.