Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Learn from the AL Gold Recipients – In More Ways Than One

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In 2018, AHCA/NCAL recognized four organizations with a Gold – Excellence in Quality Award, the highest of three distinct levels possible through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program. Two of those organizations, Maine Veterans Home–Machias and Sunrise of Gurnee, are the first free-standing assisted living communities to ever attain Gold in the history of the program.

They demonstrate that if an independent, rural non-profit and a more urban community belonging to one of the nation’s largest companies can achieve the Gold, any assisted living community can. Take their advice on why to set out on the Quality Award journey and how to navigate it successfully—in more ways than one.

The executive directors from both Maine Veterans Home–Machias and Sunrise of Gurnee recently shared their insights for an AHCA/NCAL webinar, “Perception vs. Reality: The Quality Award Program for Assisted Living Providers.” The webinar also breaks down the commonly cited barriers preventing assisted living communities from participating in the program and talks about the many free resources available to help assisted living providers succeed. Access the webinar on ahcancalED anytime, on-demand.

Also check out their spotlight profiles, tribute videos, and blog posts for a synopsis of their journeys.

Maine Veterans Home—Machias
Sunrise of Gurnee

Ready to take the plunge? Quality Award applications at all levels (Bronze, Silver and Gold) are due January 31, 2019 by 8:00 PM Eastern. Find resources, applications and how to apply on our website.

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