Nationally, skilled nursing and assisted living facilities are continuing to improve the quality of care.
American Health Care Association (AHCA) Quality Initiative
Nineteen of Hawaii’s skilled nursing centers met or exceeded at least one of four goals in the initial year of the AHCA Quality Initiative, a national effort focused on reducing hospital readmissions by 15 percent, increasing staff stability by 15 percent, increasing customer satisfaction to 90 percent and reducing off-label use of antipsychotics by 15 percent over the next three years.
“Skilled nursing centers across Hawaii are focused on improving quality, but these providers have demonstrated an unparalleled commitment by meeting our goals well ahead of schedule,” said George W. Greene, Esq., President & CEO of HAH. “These member facilities are setting the example for the rest of the state and the country on how to ensure person-centered care for our seniors and individuals with disabilities.”
American Health Care Association (AHCA) 2013 Quality Report features national trends in long term care and post-acute care.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: “The Revolving Door: A Report on U.S. Hospital Readmissions”, February 11, 2013
Hawaii is trending among the best in the nation based on 2010 data released in this report.
U.S. News & World Report: “Best Nursing Homes”, February 26, 2013
Hawaii ranks higher than any other state in the quality of its nursing facilities. Thirty-eight percent of nursing facilities in Hawaii earned a five out of a possible five stars from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for their overall performance in health inspections, nurse staffing, and quality of medical care. This compares to a median of 21 percent for all states. Only three other states had greater than 30 percent of their facilities with five-star ratings.