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Implementation Guides

The Implementation Guides are organized by campaign goal. Each guide includes the campaign goal; Flow Diagram; Process Framework; Process Review Tool; and Resources. These guides are designed to assist all nursing homes in meeting their selected campaign goals. For more information, please read the Questions and Answers for Implementation Guides. (These materials are in PDF format.)

Goal 1 - Staff Turnover: Nursing homes will take steps to minimize staff turnover in order to maintain a stable workforce to care for residents.

Goal 2 - Consistent Assignment: Being regularly cared for by the same caregiver is essential to quality of care and quality of life. To maximize quality, as well as resident and staff relationships, the majority of Nursing Homes will employ “consistent assignment” of CNAs.

Goal 3 - Restraints: Nursing home residents are independent to the best of their ability and rarely experience daily physical restraints.

Goal 4 - Pressure Ulcers: Nursing home residents receive appropriate care to prevent and appropriately treat pressure ulcers when they develop.

Goal 5 - Pain: Nursing home residents will receive appropriate care to prevent and minimize episodes of moderate or severe pain. Objectives for long stay and short stay are slightly different.

  • Goal 5A: Long stay (longer than 90 days) nursing home residents will receive appropriate care to prevent and minimize episodes of moderate or severe pain.
  • Goal 5B: People who come from a hospital to a nursing homes for a short stay will receive appropriate care to prevent and minimize episodes of moderate or severe pain.

Goal 6 - Advance Care Planning: Following admission and prior to completing or updating the plan of care, all NH residents will have the opportunity to discuss their goals for care including their preferences for advance care planning with an appropriate member of the healthcare team. Those preferences should be recorded in their medical record and used in the development of their plan of care.

Goal 7 - Resident/Family Satisfaction: Almost all Nursing Homes will assess resident and family experience of care and incorporate this information into their quality improvement activities.

Goal 8 - Staff Satisfaction: Almost all nursing homes will assess staff satisfaction with their work environment at least annually and upon separation and incorporate this information into their quality improvement activities.