National award signifies a formal commitment to continuous improvement in quality care.
[HUDSON, NH] – The Inn at Fairview Memory Care and Laurel Place Assisted Living have been recognized as 2023 recipients of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) for its commitment to improving the lives of residents through quality care. The distinction is the first of three progressive award levels through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program. The program honors providers across the nation that have demonstrated their commitment to improving quality of care for our nation’s elders and individuals with disabilities.
The AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program is a rigorous three-level process that is reviewed and evaluated by trained experts against a set of nationally recognized standards for organizational excellence. The standards of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program help organizations achieve superior performance over time to improve quality of life and care of long term care residents and staff.
Providers begin the quality improvement process at the Bronze level, where they develop an organizational profile with essential performance elements such as vision, mission statement, understanding of key customers, and key strengths and challenges. Bronze applicants must also demonstrate their ability to implement a sustainable performance improvement system. Trained examiners review each application to determine if a center has met the demands of the criteria. As recipients of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality award, The Inn at Fairview Memory Care and Laurel Place Assisted Living may now move forward to the Silver – Achievement in Quality award criteria.
“Earning this award is a milestone to be proud of,” said Cathy Bergland, AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board Chair. “It’s at this point that providers see what is possible by committing to the process of improvement. Congratulations to The Inn at Fairview and Laurel Place for this achievement. I encourage you to continue your quality improvement journey.”
ABOUT FAIRVIEW SENIOR LIVING
Fairview Senior Living has been a stable pillar in the healthcare community since 1951. Our mission is to serve the older adults of our community in a safe and caring manner with respect to their individual needs. We have four levels of care at one location: Fairview Skilled Nursing, Fairview Rehabilitation, Laurel Place Assisted Living, and The Inn at Fairview Memory Care. For more information, please visit www.fairviewseniorliving.com.
The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represent more than 14,000 non-profit and proprietary skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, sub-acute centers, and homes for individuals with intellectual and development disabilities. By delivering solutions for quality care, AHCA/NCAL aims to improve the lives of the millions of frail, elderly and individuals with disabilities who receive long term or post-acute care in our member facilities each day. For more information, please visit www.ahcancal.org.