AMDA's 2019 Annual Conference

TH7 - Assisted Living: The Reality of Aging in Place

Mar 7, 2019 8:00am ‐ Mar 7, 2019 11:30am


The session will present quality improvement tools identified through a detailed effort conducted by the University of North Carolina and funded by the Center for Excellence in Assisted Living. The discussion will address how providers can help assisted living (AL) leadership determine the targets for quality improvement and also will present the person-centered care paradigm noting that a person's goals of care must be the focus of that care. Successful outcomes of care include advance care planning that is person-centered and use of evidence-based research to implement processes that detect early change in condition. Three different models of care, including the chronic care model, will be addressed.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe three different models of care that can be used in the assisted living settings.
  • Describe the key elements of person centered care planning to ensure successful outcomes of care and resident satisfaction.
  • Identify quality improvement tools and discuss how providers can help assisted living leadership determine the targets for quality improvement.
  • Identify the knowledge gap by LPNs/LVNs in managing chronic medical conditions to prevent acute exacerbation of symptoms and transfer to a higher level of care.


  • Loretta Kaes, BSN, RN-BC, LNHA, CALA, Health Care Association NJ-State Affiliate of AHCA, NCAL and Argentum
  • Paul Katz, MD, CMD, Florida State University, College of Medicine
  • Kevin O'Neil, MD, FACP, CMD, Affinity Living Group
  • Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP, University of Maryland
  • Lindsay B. Schwartz, PhD, American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living
  • Sheryl Zimmerman, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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