Quality measures of the residential care communities

Five common chronic conditions among residents of residential care community are high blood pressure, Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, cardiovascular disease, depression, arthritis, and diabetes

Bathing, then walking/locomotion then dressing are activities of daily living need assistance among residents of Residential Care

Bathing is a complex task many elderly can’t perform, they tend to walk with assistance because of gait problems and dressing requires fine motor skill that many elderly can no longer dress themselves.

Social worker provide the least care and Aide provide the most care.

Falls are the most common cause of nonfatal injuries in the elderly population therefore tracking all the falls that occur among residents of Residential care community will help improve quality measures for fall prevention.  It will also rank the quality of care at that residential care community.  Report of Emergency Department visits also can be used to track quality of care and unnecessary ED visits.

Their significance is that they can be used as quality measures at the residential care communities, and determining unnecessary ED visits will help decrease the amount of money spent on healthcare

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