Branford Hills Health Center is a 190-bed skilled nursing facility located in Branford, Connecticut. The facility has been continuously owned and operated since 1980 and provides comprehensive short-term rehabilitation and long-term care services. The facility is five-star rated by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
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
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.
The 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.
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
Lutheran 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.
The New England QIN-QIO will exhibit at the Connecticut Association for Healthcare at Home (CAHCH) Annual Meeting & Expo, “Closer to Home, the Future of Healthcare in Connecticut.” This event, which draws the largest gathering of home health and hospice leaders in Connecticut, will focus on mastering the three C’s: Clarity, Creativity and Compliance.
The Care Transitions Leadership Academy session held on October 7, 2014 focused on COPD, the third leading cause of hospital readmissions in the United States. Speakers included local medical educators, pulmonary and respiratory disease specialists, and healthcare providers from the nursing home, home health care, and physician office settings.