Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Update
What modifications would you like to see to the current Long Term Care Accreditation Program?
Dec 12, 2011 | 656 Views
The Joint Commission recognizes that your long term care organization is providing more complex care to patients and residents and that you are seeking ways to meet increasing demands for quality oversight. To that end, The Joint Commission Board of Commissioners recently approved a plan to modify the current Long Term Care Accreditation Program to help you better demonstrate the quality and safety of care that you provide. We envision the creation of core accreditation standards with a set of optional specialty designations, such as for subacute care, memory care, assisted living, and behavioral health for non-geriatric populations. Throughout 2012, we will be developing and testing the modifications. After the development and field testing is complete, modifications to the Long Term Care Accreditation Program will be introduced in mid-2013. Please share your thoughts about what you would like to see changed in the current standards and accreditation process, and why these changes would be important to your organization.