La Posada, a premier Kisco Senior Living community, is pleased to announce its nursing center will receive recognition from the Quality Initiative Recognition Program. The program honors members who have achieved one or more of the Quality Initiative goals. The nursing center at La Posada received recognition in two categories: antipsychotics for short- and long-stay patients, as well as functional outcomes for long-stay mobility. The program was designed to acknowledge senior living communities that improve the lives of the individuals they serve.
“We are thrilled to receive this recognition for functional outcomes and antipsychotics,” said Brad Cadiere, executive director of La Posada. “Functional outcomes acknowledges that we are creating an environment in which residents are able to live more independently, practice self-care, and maintain their mobility. Antipsychotics recognition is for our efforts to safely reduce the off-label use of antipsychotics. At La Posada, we strive to provide a five-star experience in every level of living. From the care provided to the services delivered, we are taking great strides to provide an enriching lifestyle for all who choose to call La Posada home.”
Functional Outcomes is a category that reinforces the importance of maintaining or improving mobility and self-care abilities to promote healthy aging and maximize independence. The intent of the AHCA Quality Initiative goal to safely reduce the off-label use of antipsychotics encourages alternative strategies for responding to challenging behavioral expressions in persons living with dementia before considering medications, as well as ensuring that antipsychotic medications, when used, are as appropriate and safe as possible. The AHCA Quality Initiative is a national, multi-year effort to further improve the quality of care in America’s long-term and post-acute care centers.