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 AHCA/NCAL Quality Initiative



Quality of Life and Person-Centered Care

While most residents of long term care centers return home, many individuals require care through their final stages of life. This is often an emotional and challenging time for the family of the individual and the staff who cares for the resident. Whether for a few months or for years, quality of life is a critical element to any care plan.


Culture Change

End of Life Care

  • ​​National POLST Paradigm is an approach to end-of-life planning based on conversations between patients, loved ones, and health care professionals designed to ensure that seriously ill or frail patients can choose the treatments they want or do not want and that their wishes are documented and honored.

Fall and Accident Prevention Resources

Restraint Reduction Resources

Quality of Life

  • Quality of Life Assessment: The Borun Center for Gerontological Research resource on quality of life assessment, including training modules and fundamentals. 
  • Quality Assisted Living: AHCA Bookstore: This book seeks to understand and evaluate assisted living residents' perceived ideas of what constitutes quality of life.