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Wesley Village - A Story of Planetree Continuing Care Implementation

Quality Impact

At Bishop Wicke Health Center, which has received a 5-star rating from the Medicare Quality Rating System, outcomes include:

  • A 42 percent increase in admissions since 2005; 
  • Because of the trayless dining and improvements to the dietary system, weekly supplement use has decreased by 70 percent, resulting in a savings of $26,000 annually;
  • A 90 percent reduction in restraints;
  • A reduction of safety alarms by 50 percent, and the installation of a wanderguard system to allow walking throughout the facility as opposed to a locked pavilion all without an increase in falls.

Leaders attribute this improvement to Planetree initiatives including consistent assignment, information and empowerment of residents, the implementation of an incontinence program that minimizes late night wake-ups, and the redesign of an ambulation program to involve the primary caregiver (family member).

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