Improving Nursing Staff Knowledge and Skills to Identify Changes in Resident Status

The goal of the project is to strengthen the ability of nursing home staff to assess residents, and to improve systems for reporting status changes. If Nursing home staff detect and report changes in health status of residents, they can prevent the development of serious health problems, including those requiring hospitalization. 

The nurse consultants for the project are providing training and consultation to a group of 10-15 nursing homes in Maryland. Project activities include:

  • Orientation meetings
  •  A gathering of baseline data measuring how status information is gathered and communicated,
  • Training that addresses gaps and problem areas in assessment, and
  • On-going technical assistance.

For more information on grant projects, contact  Lesley Flaim, Program & Marketing Manager, lflaim@lifespan-network.org.