Past Events: Connecticut

Meet Donna Drouin from Connecticut

Why did you want to join the New England QIN-QIO Patient & Family Advisory Council (PFAC)? Spreading the patient-family centered care model is paramount to me. I was invited to join the New England QIN-QIO Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) to offer my experience as the co-chair of a small community hospital’s successful PFAC … Continue reading Meet Donna Drouin from Connecticut

From Two-Star to Five-Star: One Nursing Home’s Successful Journey to Quality Improvement

Five Star Nursing Home Windsor Health and Rehabilitation Center, LLC is a family-owned and operated 108-bed skilled nursing facility serving the Greater Hartford and Greater Springfield areas. Under new ownership since January 1, 2016, the facility offers a range of care options, including short term, long-term rehabilitation, and skilled nursing services which includes orthopedic, stroke, cardiac, pulmonary rehab, post-transplant care, wound management, and end-of-life care.

Meet Lisa Freeman from Connecticut

LisaThe local QIN-QIO liaisons and the regional PFAC team genuinely involve the PFAC advisors and encourage and support meaningful involvement in the development of the tools and strategies that are created to support patients and providers. Additionally, when I come across information that is related to a project we are working on, I can share it and add to the discussion. Not only is my time not being wasted, but my contribution seems to be truly appreciated and is always encouraged.

Strong Connecticut Partnership Leads to Increased DSMP Expansion In High-Risk Area

According to statistical sources from the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 13% of U.S. adults, 20 years and older, and nearly one-third of persons 65 years and older have diabetes. Care for older Americans with diabetes costs Medicare $10 billion annually, and the cost continues to … Continue reading Strong Connecticut Partnership Leads to Increased DSMP Expansion In High-Risk Area

CT SNF Exceeds Antipsychotic Medication Reduction Goal

Lutheran Home of Southbury PIP TeamLutheran Home of Southbury is a skilled nursing care community in Connecticut with a focus on Alzheimer’s and dementia care. In an effort to enhance the clinical and social well-being of their residents who suffer with moderate to severe Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of memory loss, the staff wanted to focus on reducing unnecessary antipsychotic medication use.