"After hearing from members of WAHSA, it is clear it's time for a fundamental review of how far the nursing home field has come, and where we must improve to ensure our seniors are receiving the highest quality of care," Feingold said.
In a news release announcing his bill, Feingold said WAHSA expressed several concerns to him regarding nursing home oversight and enforcement of quality standards.
Norma Kejick, the principal of Wahsa
Distance Education, attended the meeting and was allowed to make her point.
Because they've proven so useful, WAHSA is attempting to integrate the pathway tools into the MDS-QIS quality indicators project.
A group of not-for-profit Wisconsin SNFs, including Good Shepherd, has taken the MDS-QIS one step further with the creation of "Care Resource Teams" - small groups of nurses' aides and professional staff who participate in two days of intensive training in a particular domain based on CHSRA's quality indicators and the WAHSA pathway tools.