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National Nursing Home Quality Care Campaign to start September 29, 2006

A two year national campaign to address quality in nursing home care will kick off with a summit on September 29, 2006. The goals for the project center around nursing home abuse and neglect and include: reduction in high risk pressure ulcers; reduction in the use of daily physical restraints; improvement in pain management in both long stay and short stay residents; setting individualized quality improvement targets; regular assessment of resident and/or family satisfaction; reduction of staff turnover; and adoption of consistent staff assignment whereby residents are cared for by the same caregiver regularly. One of the founders of the campaign is the National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR).

To learn more about the campaign.
To learn more about NCCNHR.