Knowledge to give great care
Long-term care (LTC) professionals and staff need to keep up with emerging clinical knowledge and meet the daily needs of residents with increasingly complex medical conditions.
Now LTC providers in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Region IV have access to free educational resources addressing health conditions experienced by residents living in long-term care.
Committed to Improving the Quality of Long Term Care
The CMS Region IV Long-Term Care Quality Improvement Initiative is a collaboration of the University of Louisville, Kent School of Social Work, State Survey Agencies, Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services Region IV, and long-term care stakeholders to increase resident quality of care. Additional partners include quality improvement organizations and state long-term care ombudsmen programs.
Our goal is to support the front-line caregivers in nursing facilities across the Southeastern United States to improve residents’ quality of care and quality of life by offering a range of high quality, accessible, clinical education and training materials available at no cost to nursing facilities.
Resources to Improve Care Quality
The CMS Region IV Long-Term Care Quality Improvement Initiative includes resources for in-service training and professional development, checklists to assist healthcare providers in applying new knowledge, a data collection series for increased communication between nursing staff and medical providers and free continuing education credits. Resources include: Clinical Practice Guidelines, Know-It-All™ Data Collection Series, Implementation Guides and Continuing Education Credits