Working on this goal will allow a nursing home to implement strategies that reduce the incidence and
spread of C. difficile, as well as other infections, among residents in the nursing home.
Medications used inappropriately can compromise a resident’s well-being and even cause death.
Enhancing and maintaining mobility as a part of daily care helps to maintain a person’s function as well as physical and psychological well-being.
Less than adequate pain management can affect residents’ daily activities and quality of life, cause
depression, sleeplessness, restlessness, decline in appetite and unintentional weight loss.
A systematic approach to assessing and addressing resident's risk and skin can reduce the incidence and
severity of pressure ulcers, thus avoiding pain, infection and other complications, and increasing residents'
quality of life.