Nursing Home Care

Better Together.

We look forward to partnering with and supporting nursing homes across our region over the next five years. We will work together to implement quality improvement strategies to achieve overall better care, lowered healthcare costs and better health outcomes.

Specifically, we will partner with nursing homes to:

  • Improve the Five Star Quality Domain Score Rating that includes 15 quality measures
  • Reduce adverse drug events with a focus on anticoagulants, diabetic agents, opioids and antipsychotic medications
  • Increase resident safety
  • Reduce healthcare acquired infections and conditions
  • Improve appropriate and quality care transitions with an emphasis on the reduction of emergency department visits and readmissions

We will meet nursing homes where they are at in their quality improvement journey. Participating homes will have access to expertise and technical assistance from our team.  Best practices, data, tools and trainings will be available to support nursing homes in achieving set quality improvement aims. We will identify and facilitate educational opportunities and peer networking while utilizing data as a driver for change.

Nursing Home Quality News

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Training Events
Jan 22 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm Webinar
Great Plains Quality Care Coalition – Informational Webinar Learn how our team can help enhance your work. Better together! We are looking for committed nursing homes, hospitals, community leaders, health systems and anyone interested in improving[...]
Jan 14 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Great Plains Quality Care Coalition Kick-Off Webinar
Great Plains Quality Care Coalition – Informational Webinar Learn how our team can help enhance your work. Better together! We are looking for committed nursing homes, hospitals, community leaders, health systems and anyone interested in[...]
Dementia & Antipsychotic Medication Reduction

External Resources

Other Quality Measure Topics

Nursing Home Composite Score Calculator Video


External Resources
All Cause Harm Prevention in Nursing Homes Change Package
National Nursing Home Quality Improvement Campaign
NNHQI Consistent Assignment
NNHQI Hospitalizations Goals
NNHQI Infection Goals
NNHQI Pain Goals
NNHQI Person-Centered Care Goals
NNHQI Staffing Stability Goal
CDC Influenza Toolkit for LTC Providers
CMS National NH Collaborative Change Package
CMS Nursing Home Compare Five Star Rating System User Guide
CMS Quality Indicator Study (QIS) Survey Form
Pioneer Network
Pressure Ulcers Pressure Ulcer Training Modules - NDNQI
Understanding Depression in Later Life - Myths and Realities - NDSU Extension

QAPI

External Resources

CMS QAPI Process Tool Framework
QAPI At a Glance Toolkit
QAPI Five WHYs Tool for Root Cause Analysis
QAPI Goal Setting Worksheet
QAPI Guidance for Performing RCA with PIPs
QAPI Guide for Developing a QAPI Plan
QAPI Self Assessment Tool 
QIO Program Nurshing Home Facility Assessment Tool
Stratis Root Cause Analysis Toolkit

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Quality Care Coalition

Join our mission to make healthcare in your organization and community better. We are looking for committed nursing homes, community leaders and healthcare organizations to partner with us. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to be change makers. Join the Great Plains Quality Care Coalition today.