Strategy: Real-time measurement, tracking, analysis
LTC Trend TrackerSM
A free member resource provided by AHCA, LTC Trend Tracker enables you to access key reports to track, organize, benchmark, and compare online all your clinical and operational data.
The Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes Campaign has a number of tracking tools that can be downloaded for various goals.
Strategy: Quality improvement methods
Model of Improvement
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement has developed a Model of Improvement guideline on how to implement rapid-cycle change, which includes worksheets that can be downloaded. (Registering as a user is necessary to access certain content on the IHI website. There is no charge to register.) Register with IHI.
Root Cause Analysis
The Department of Veterans Affairs offers a number of Root Cause Analysis Tools from the National Center for Patient Safety.
Root Cause Analysis Template
This easy to use Root Cause Analysis Template is available from mindtools.com.
Created by the Texas Health Quality Institute, this worksheet is designed to help track change.
Strategy: Consistent assignment
The following tools are available through the Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes Campaign:
Tool for Calculating Consistent Assignment
Fact Sheet for consumers
Fact Sheet for nursing home staff members
Strategy: Person-centered care
Long-Term Care Improvement Guide
Planetree’s Long-Term Care Improvement Guide is a quality improvement guide from the perspective of the residents, their families, and staff.
Low Cost Practical Strategies to Transform Nursing Home Environments
This guidebook was created at the University of Minnesota and includes recommendations on low-cost ways to change the physical environment of the nursing home in order to improve quality of life.
Artifacts of Culture Change
This assessment tool can be used to chart progress of culture change and compare results to other facilities. (Free registration is necessary to access the tool.)
Strategy: Leadership development
Meeting the Leadership Challenge in Long-Term Care
This book provides practical, easy approaches to implement changes that result in positive outcomes. (Book is available for purchase.)
The Leadership Excellence Workbook is designed as a guide to improve leadership skills. In addition, this webinar is for individuals interested in gaining the knowledge necessary to lead Leadership Excellence Self Assessment sessions in their organizations.
Strategy: Staffing plans designed to meet needs
This online tool allows you to model the potential impact on quality measures of changes in staffing variables inclding staffing levels, turnover, stability, and agency use. (Free registration is required to access the tool.)-