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Health Care: Long-Term Care Subdirectory Page

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Tools and Resources

Care Coordination

Care Coordination Measures Atlas

Case Studies

  • Gurwin Jewish Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
  • St. Barnabas Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Center Implements On-Time Quality Improvement in Long-Term Care.
  • Schuyler Ridge Nursing Home Implements On-Time Quality Improvement in Long-Term Care.

End of Life

Go to AHRQ's End of Life resource page.

Falls/Injury

The Falls Management Program: A Quality Improvement Initiative for Nursing Facilities
Falls Prevention Literature Review
Comparative Effectiveness of Treatments to Prevent Fractures in Men and Women With Low Bone Density or Osteoporosis: Comparative Effectiveness Review

Home and Community-Based Services

Assessing the Health and Welfare of the HCBS Population
   Development of Quality Indicators for the Home and Community-Based Services Population: Project Methodology (PDF File, Plugin Software Help)
   Methodology report Appendix 1A: Details of Literature Review (PDF File, Plugin Software Help)
   Methodology report Appendix 1B: Details of Expert Panels (PDF File, Plugin Software Help)
Environmental Scan of Measures for Medicaid Title XIX Home and Community-Based Services
Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Measure Scan: Project Methodology
Quality of Care Measures for Home and Community-Based Services Under Medicaid
Development of Electronic Transition Tools for Home Health Care

Long-Term Care Facilities

Assisted Living Disclosure Collaborative (ALDC)
The Characteristics of Long-Term Care Users: AHRQ Research Report
Environmental Scan of Instruments to Inform Consumer Choice in Assisted Living Facilities
Improving Patient Safety in Long-Term Care Facilities: Training Modules
Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture
Readiness Assessment Tool for Nursing Homes
Resident Care and Assisted Living: State Oversight Practices and State Information Available to Consumers

On-Time Quality Improvement Program

On-Time Quality Improvement for Long-Term Care
   On-Time Quality Improvement Manual for Long-Term Care Facilities
   On-Time Prevention of Pressure Ulcers: Partnering With Quality Improvement Organizations
   On-Time Pressure Ulcer Healing Project

Pressure Ulcers

Preventing Pressure Ulcers in Hospitals: A Toolkit for Improving Quality of Care

Quality of Life

Staying Healthy Through Education and Prevention (STEP): Implementation Guide and Coaching Sessions Lesson Plans

TeamSTEPPS®

TeamSTEPPS Long-Term Care Version

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Research Findings

Research Activities: Online Newsletter
Summarizes study findings relating to long-term care

Improving Patient Safety in Nursing Homes: A Resource List for Users of the AHRQ Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture
Challenges in Synthesizing and Interpreting the Evidence from a Systematic Review of Multifactorial Interventions to Prevent Functional Decline in Older Adults
Home Health Care Patients and Safety Hazards in the Home: Preliminary Findings

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Comparative Effectiveness Reviews

Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 12:
Comparative Effectiveness of Treatments to Prevent Fractures in Men and Women With Low Bone Density or Osteoporosis
Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 81:
Long-Term Care for Older Adults: A Review of Home and Community-Based Services Versus Institutional CareNew!

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Evidence Reports/Technical Reviews

Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, No. 208:
Quality Improvement Measurement of Outcomes for People With Disabilities
Closing the Quality Gap: Revisiting the State of the Science Series

Technical Review No. 9:
Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies, Volume 7—Care Coordination

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Consumer Materials

How to Choose Long-Term Care Services

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Presentations

On-Time Quality Improvement for Long-Term Care: Using Nursing Home IT for Optimal Care Delivery
On-Time Quality Improvement for Long-Term Care—New York (Web conference)
On-time Quality Improvement for Long-Term Care of Pressure Ulcers (video)

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Page last reviewed December 2012
Internet Citation: Health Care: Long-Term Care Subdirectory Page. December 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/factsheets/managed/ltcix.html