Harrison House of Christiana, a Harrison Senior Living community, has been awarded the highest rating in Quality Measures by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
The Five-Star Quality Rating System is a tool to help patients and their loved ones compare skilled nursing care communities. There are 16 Quality Measures, and the team at Harrison Senior Living tackled each domain, recognizing that these improvements would ultimately lead to better resident care.
These measures paint a picture about how well a community is caring for the physical and clinical needs of its residents. Included in the 16 measures are residents with pain, pressure ulcers, and urinary tract infections and the use of anti-psychotic medications.
“The use of anti-psychotic medication in the elderly is far too common,” said Brandie Marino, Director of Nursing. “We wanted to reduce the amount of these kinds of medications used with our residents. As a team, we decided to take a step back and look at our residents as individuals. We figured out how we can take the information we have and improve upon it.”
Another practice the team at Christiana has put into place to help achieve this rating was an annual skills fair that invites all team members to sharpen their clinical skills by practicing how to properly care for residents and advance their clinical knowledge.
Harrison Senior Living also has a Chester County presence with a Harrison House in Coatesville.
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