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Senior Housing/LTC Category Added to National Improvement Awards

January 24, 2011
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The George Mason University Department of Health Administration & Policy has expanded its annual Quality Improvement Awards to include a category for Senior Housing/Long Term Care providers.

The national awards program has previously recognized team-based contributions in quality improvement for healthcare organizations including hospitals, outpatient/ambulatory medicine, and managed care, among others. The addition of a category for Senior Housing/Long Term Care recognizes the growth of the senior housing and care industry, the university said in a release.

Organizations may nominate a team-oriented program or service that can provide documented improvement in quality of life for seniors in independent living, assisted living, Alzheimer's assisted living, skilled nursing, continuing care retirement community, or related long-term care services. Examples may include programs for falls reduction, medications management, cognition, socialization, nutrition, overall wellness, the use of technology, or for programs that improve operational efficiency and/or improve overall quality of care in senior housing environments.

Nominations must be submitted by April 1. Awards will be announced and presented at the Annual Awards Ceremony on April 21 in Falls Church, Virginia. All nominees will be able to attend and have an opportunity to showcase their projects with poster presentations.

Click here for more information as well as an application template.

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