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Kindred Crossings Receives Accreditation For Performance Improvement

Posted By: William W

Published 06/27/2013 12:00 AM
Updated 06/28/2013 10:19 AM

Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation – Crossings East & West at 78 & 89 Viets Street have received accreditation for 2013 as skilled nursing facilities actively performing Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement activities. The accreditation, presented by independent accreditor, Providigm, LLC, demonstrates that the facilities are continually assessing residents’ quality of life with regard to concerns such as pain, dignity, respect for resident choice, and quality of care problems such as whether there are enough staff to meet resident needs, weight loss, infections, rehabilitation following acute injury or illness, and prevention of readmissions to hospital. “This accreditation signifies that Kindred Crossings East & West are committed to continuously improving the care that they provide based on feedback from residents and families,” says Dr. Andrew

Kramer, Providigm CEO, and international expert on measuring quality of elder care. “We congratulate Kindred Crossings East & West on their commitment to improve the quality of life and care given to our elders.” Unlike other such rating systems, the Providigm QAPI accreditation is based on actions that Nursing

Centers take to identify and correct quality problems. The methodology of QAPI is widely used in various health care settings, and is becoming a major focus of Nursing Home Regulation. “We are extremely proud of the work our care team has accomplished to achieve this accreditation,” said Troy Guntulis, Area Executive Director. “We take quality seriously. We strive to give our residents the quality of life and level of dignity they deserve.” Said William White, Executive Director

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