Avoca Specialty Care earns national quality recognition

January, 2019 – Avoca Specialty Care has earned the American Healthcare Association’s (AHCA) 2020 Quality Initiative Tier 4 Recognition. Skilled nursing facilities that have achieved four out of four of the established quality initiatives dedicated their efforts over the past year to achieve the following improvements:

  • Safely reduced long-stay and short-stay hospitalizations by at least 10 percent since Q1 2017
  • Achieved customer satisfaction of 90 percent or more
  • Safely reduced off-label use of antipsychotics by at least 10 percent since Q1 2017, or maintain a rate of 8 percent or less among long-stay residents
  • Improved short-stay functional improvement or long-stay worsening mobility by 15 percent or maintain greater than 75 percent on short-stay functional improvement

“Our commitment to working as a team to create the best home and environment for our residents is always our top priority,” said Administrator Katelyn Ehlers. “Receiving this recognition confirms we are on the right path and hope to continue to provide excellent care.”

Avoca Specialty Care will be honored at the AHCA/NCAL Quality Summit on Tuesday, March 10 in Grapevine, Texas.