Bronze National Quality Award

Susquehanna Nursing & Rehabilitation Center has been recognized as a 2014 recipient of the Bronze-Commitment to Quality Award for its dedication to improving the lives of residents through quality of care.  The award is the first of three distinctions possible through the National Quality Award program, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL).  Applicants who receive the Bronze Award are able to describe their mission, characteristics, key challenges and to recognize the relationship of these factors to the best of their ability to achieve performance improvement.  The Bronze Award recognizes that the facility has developed a foundation to begin a journey of continuous quality improvement.  The program honors facilities across the nations that have demonstrated their commitment to improving quality care for seniors.

 

Exercise & Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute on Aging

Check out this website for a free DVD and guide on exercise: http://go4life.nia.nih.gov/exercise-guide-video

Exercise is medicine and thanks to National Institute on Aging (NIA) more proof exists that exercise should be part of everyone’s daily to-do list.

Connect the Dots between electronic medical records

Southern Tier HealthLink is a newly developed program committed to helping Connect the Dots between health care providers and consumers.  STHL is the only way to share patient information between multiple care providers spread out in our region. If you had ever been frustrated by difficulty and time consumption of obtaining written records just so you can provide the information to a specialist? Ever felt that a new medical provided repeated Xrays or other labs, just because it was time consuming to obtain records from hospital or other provider? STHL helps to eliminate these issues. SNRC is part of STHL. For more information, check out:  http://www.sthlny.com

 

 

Falls and elderly

Falls are a significant problem for the elderly and occure in almost 50% of nursing home (SNF) residents annually. The cost of a resident fall in a SNF averages $9,000 to $13,000, according to the CDC.  At SNRC, we work to minimize risk for falls as well as prevent falls. Our team meets to discuss every fall and why it had occured. Therapy can help by stregthening, changing client’s positioning, working with caregiver to minimize hazards, and thus improve safety. Statistically, muscle weakness accounts for 24% of the falls in SNF and environmental hazards account for 16-27% of falls. Use night lights, bed rails, grab bars in bathroom/shower as well as minimize use of throw rugs and uneven thresholds to help prevent falls at home. Safety call bell alerts, such as LifeAlert can help minmize injury after falls. Stay Safe!

SNRC awarded “2013 NYSHFA/NYSCAL Innovative Practice Award”


The Innovative Practice Awards Program honors exemplary innovative practices in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities that are members of New York State Health Facilities Association/New York State Center for Assisted Living.  Susquehanna Nursing & Rehabilitation Center has been awarded the 2013 NYSHFA/NYSCAL Innovative Practice Award for our work with our new “Cardiac Rehabilitation Program”.  Shannon Cayea, Cookie Travis, Jeni Demarais and Tammy Marshall will be accepting this award on behalf of SNRC at the convention the end of June.  Congratulations SNRC!!!