FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**
MANCHESTER, CT (January 2, 2018) – Today, seven iCare managed facilities were recognized by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) for their achievements through the Quality Initiative Recognition Program, which honors member facilities for their individual work in achieving AHCA/NCAL Quality Initiative goals.
Trinity Hill Care Center, Chelsea Place Care Center, Touchpoints at Manchester, Touchpoints at Farmington, Touchpoints at Bloomfield, Fresh River Health Care, Westside Care Center met exceeded AHCA/NCAL’s goals for quality care.
“The entire team at iCare and our managed facilities is honored to be recognized for this incredible achievement,” said Mike Landi, Chief Operating Officer for iCare Management, LLC. “We are proud to improve care for our patients and residents. Our commitment to quality will continue.”
“This achievement overall represents not only improvement on a set of quality measures in these centers but also significant improvements in outcomes among the elderly they serve, such as fewer hospitalizations, more discharges back to the community and stopping the use of antipsychotics that can be harmful,” said Dr. David Gifford, AHCA/NCAL Senior Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs. “We applaud these organizations for making a difference in the lives of their patients and residents.”
The Quality Initiative was launched in 2012 by AHCA/NCAL as a national effort to build upon the existing work of the long term and post-acute care profession. The Initiative aims to further improve quality of care in skilled nursing centers and assisted living communities by challenging members with specific, measurable targets.
A full list of achievers is available on the AHCA/NCAL Quality Initiative Recognition Program website here and here. iCare’s award recipients along with other achievers from across the country, will be honored at AHCA/ NCAL’s upcoming Quality Summit in New Orleans, March 12-14.
For more information about the AHCA/NCAL Quality Initiative, please visit the AHCA website here.
The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represent more than 13,500 non-profit and proprietary skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, sub-acute centers and homes for individuals with intellectual and developmental 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.ahca.org or www.ncal.org.
ABOUT iCARE MANAGEMENT:
iCare Management provides management and consulting services to skilled nursing facilities and other healthcare providers as well as a range of services including medical, short-term rehabilitation, long-term care, behavioral health, substance use management, memory care & support services through its managed facilities and Greater Hartford Memory Care Centers. iCare manages ten sites in Connecticut including four Touchpoints Rehab centers, as well as separate outpatient therapy, rehabilitation and home care units.