In recognition of National Nursing Home Week, May 10-16, QIO News is helping highlight how the QIO Program and its national and community partners are striving to instill quality performance and improvement practices in nursing homes across the country.
From his motorized wheel chair, Bill Turley waves to friends along the hallways at the Villages of Southern Hills, a long-term care facility and his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Family pictures and musical instruments adorn his room there. He talks about his love for music and his respect for the English program at Oklahoma State University, his alma mater. He serves as the president of the Villages resident council. He enjoys writing and Internet surfing, he plays multiple musical instruments, and he rides an oversized trike in the courtyard of the home.
The QIO Program is in the Twitterverse! @QIOProgram, the official Program handle, is co-hosting a Twitter chat on health equity—specifically cardiac and diabetes disparities — this month with Finding Answers. Participate in #EquityChat May 12 at 2:00 p.m., ET! Also, connect with the Beneficiary and Family Centered Care-National Coordinating Center (BFCC-NCC) via its handle @BeneProtection, which aims to provide resources on quality of care and Medicare rights, as well as information about the services of BFCC-QIOs.