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I have to have a quality assurance problem by our qa meeting tomorrow. I have used 1:1's and small group participation but I need a new QA. I don't care what it is at this point but it would pertain to activities. I run out of ideas and hate using the same ones. We are supposed to have 3 going at a time but I could never do that. It is frustrating at best!

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Naomi,

 

I have the same problem. It gets to be difficult to do a QA Indicator that has meaning to it. The one that I am currently doing is monitoring those who trigger little or no activities, and those who I feel are at risk. I take the names of the residents that do trigger, and make sure that we are doing all we can for them. We are always very high on those that trigger, so that is why I chose that one. If you are interested in more details let me know.

 

Stacy

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i think that a good QA indicator is the so-called "clustering" of your residents. are the residents that attend a certain structured activity of the same cognitive level? if not, then you need to cluster according to level of functioning and create zoning in your activities room. also, one good indicator is the residents that are in the activities room but usually doze off, just passive onlookers most of the time. i hope this helps you with your next meeting.

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I know I'm a few weeks late for your meeting, but I'm currently doing a qa on a resident satisfaction survey that I have a volunteer conducting for me. We have 66 residents, CMS considers 30 of the interviewable, my volunteer is doing a satisfaction survey with 10 of these residents.....my next qa will be developed from the results of that survey.

 

We've also done joint qa's with nursing and social services, a couple of them were related to falls.....when the resident fell, was he/she occupied, trying to be occupied, independent activity supplies within reach, etc?

 

Also did one on night time activities for our insomniacs that ended up in an inservice for the night staff to orient them to what was available for the residents who couldn't sleep.

 

We had a group of residents who complained that the same people got to go on every outing and for every special meal group - that resulted in a study and a change in some of our routines with those activities - 3 very vocal ladies were in fact going to everything...and bragging to the rest of the group that they were doing it. :-?

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