National Healthcare Guidelines in Long-Term Care

Topic Topic
Antibiotic Stewardship Dementia
Health Maintenance Pain Management
Pressure Ulcers Delirium
Hand Hygiene Sepsis


Nursing Homes and Assisted Living

National Patient Safety Goals Prevention Tools
Other Resources & Links for LTC 2017 Texas LTSS Scorecard


State and Federal Agencies

Administration on Aging (AoA)

Center for Medicaid & Medicare Services

Texas Health and Human Services Commission

HHSC Quality Monitoring Program (QMP)

Texas Board of Nursing (BON)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Nursing Position Statements

ANA Position Statement on Immunizations

BON Position Statements

Advocacy, Best Practices, and Non-profit Organizations

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Alzheimer's Association

Eldercare Locator: a resource from the Administration for Community Living that connects people in the community to trustworthy services for older adults and their families from transportation and housing options to financial and legal assistance.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

Long Term Care Community Coalition: a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving quality of care, quality of life and dignity for elderly and disabled people in nursing homes, assisted living and other residential settings

Mental Health Wellness for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (MHW-IDD): a six-part training course for people who support individuals with IDDs and who have behavioral health needs

National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care

National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)

National League for Nursing: for nurse educators offers professional development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives

National Nursing Home Quality Improvement Campaign

The Hartford Institute For Geriatric Nursing (HIGN)

The Pioneer Network: advocates for person-directed individualized care

Child Neurology Foundation (CNF) Family Support and Empowerment Program (FSEP): offers families a free, direct connection with a Peer Support Specialist

University of Washington, Healthy Aging & Physical Disability Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC): promotes healthy aging for people with long-term physical disabilities and brings together a group of rehabilitation researchers, physicians, psychologists and public health professionals to carry out research and training activities to better understand the challenges faced by people aging with disabilities

Signs for Infection Control, Prevention, and Isolation