Washington, DC – The American Health Care Association (AHCA) today participated in the Healthy Aging Forum, an interactive session hosted by the Senate Special Committee on Aging.
“AHCA is proud to partake in the Healthy Aging Forum as a way to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Older Americans Month,” said Mark Parkinson, President and CEO of AHCA. “We feel it is our duty to educate individuals regarding new innovations that are improving seniors’ care and quality of life every day.”
The Forum plans to promote several advances including cutting-edge videogames used for seniors’ physical and mental fitness along with interactive demonstrations of homes designed to accommodate seniors. AHCA will showcase LTC Trend Trackersm, a web-based software tool available at no cost to members. Users can generate online reports to track, organize, identify, benchmark, examine and compare all aspects of the skilled nursing organization.
LTC Trend Tracker helps support AHCA’s Quality Initiative—a three-year effort focused on safely reducing hospital readmissions and the off-label use of antipsychotics, as well as increasing staff stability and customer satisfaction in America’s skilled nursing centers. LTC Trend Tracker allows providers to access their hospital readmission and antipsychotic rates to make targeted improvements.
“AHCA welcomes the opportunity to expose the benefits of LTC Trend Tracker and the Quality Initiative,” continued Parkinson. “We plan to continue focusing our efforts on empowering our members with the best information to positively impact their residents.”
Finally, AHCA today extended its gratitude to Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL), Chair of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, and Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), Ranking Member for hosting the Forum.
The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represent more than 11,000 non-profit and proprietary skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, sub-acute centers and homes for individuals with intellectual and development 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 www.ahca.org or www.ncal.org.