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Nursing Homes

Stratis Health assists Minnesota’s nursing homes in creating healthier, safer, and more enjoyable communities for their residents. We provide quality improvement tools and resources, as well as training, to nursing home providers. Collaboration via strong relationships and partnerships with the nursing home community in Minnesota and nationally allows us to help nursing homes ensure that every nursing home resident receives the highest quality of care.

For more information about Stratis Health's current nursing home quality improvement work as part of the Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network under contract to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or to join the National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative, please visit the Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network nursing home web page or contact Kristi Wergin at 952-853-8561 or Kathie Nichols at 952-853-8590.

Resources

Advancing Excellence in America's Nursing Homes Campaign. Visit this site for valuable tools and resources for this campaign to improve quality of life for residents and staff working in nursing homes. Health care providers, caregivers, medical and quality improvement experts, government agencies, consumers and others, are joining the campaign that will build on the success of other quality initiatives such as Quality First, the Nursing Home Quality Initiative, and culture change.

Change Package. A curated collection of great ideas and practices to create lasting change in your nursing home. Version 2.0.

Post-Acute Care Mental Health Video Training Series. Gain a better understanding of older adult mental illness and learn new skills with this free, three-episode video training series. The videos are intended to boost your confidence when caring for older adults and help you learn basic skills you can use to prevent and de-escalate mental health crises.

The training series includes a facilitator guide, fact sheets, checklists, and other tools viewers can download and print. Each video includes a ten-question quiz along with a quiz checker with the correct answers and a corresponding time stamp where the question topic is presented in the video.

The series was produced by the Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network funded through the Stratis Health Building Healthier Communities program.

Quality Improvement Essentials. Webinars and resources from the Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network.

Root Cause Analysis Toolkit for Long-Term Care. This free toolkit is a step-by-step guide to root cause analysis. It includes instructions and sample worksheets with examples based on a fictional case study. The toolkit was produced by Stratis Health in association with the Minnesota Department of Health.