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Keywords

ASSISTED LIVING, QUALITY IMPROVEMENT, BOARDING HOMES

 

Authors

  1. Dupler, Alice E. MSN, RN
  2. Crogan, Neva L. PhD, APRN, BC

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to describe a quality improvement program developed for assisted-living facilities in Washington State and to compare needed training with topics of interest of care providers in these assisted-living facilities. No national educational and training minimum requirements exist for unlicensed personnel charged with caring for older adults in assisted-living facilities. Minimum requirements specified in individual states vary from no training to that required of nursing assistants in skilled nursing facilities. Staff training is needed to ensure quality of care, quality of life, and resident safety.