Functional outcomes are good markers of quality of care. Our teams value the importance of quality care and delivering an effective clinical experience. Our outcomes are measured in order to identify target areas for quality improvement, demonstrate functional improvement, and to compare results against national and regional standards. Outcomes assist our clinicians in defining the "quality" in delivery of care.
We focus on facilitating each resident’s greatest level of function and restoring independence. A helpful tool in this endeavor is our Resident Outcome System that measures discipline-specific deficit areas. Designed for Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech-Language Pathologists, our outcomes tool helps to address and gauge the unique characteristics of each member of the resident population. Through the orientation process, therapists learn to use our web-based outcomes system in order to systematically and consistently rate resident performance for each deficit area.
This outcome reporting system is a self-developed clinical outcome tool with qualities and criteria similar to other commercial outcome reporting systems. Our clinically based outcomes tool was designed by clinicians in order to comprehensively capture those functional areas most pertinent and applicable to the geriatric population. Our Resident Outcome System can measure a total of 32 functional scale items in both the physical and cognitive areas.