Jean A. Morgan is a resident at Ave Maria Home in Memphis, Tenn. At 90 years old, she manages to still do a lot for herself. She takes daily walks from her room in a Green House on the Ave Maria campus to the main building, dresses herself and brushes her own teeth.
"I was very unsure of my walking, very unsteady," said Morgan. "I didn't want to be dependent any more than I had to be on a cane or whatever it took.
After some additional therapy to improve her activities of daily living, or ADLs, with an occupational therapist, Morgan is more active and independent.
"Yes, I can walk well again," Morgan said.
atom Alliance quality improvement advisors helped administrators and staff at Ave Maria Home understand their quarterly quality measures report. The staff saw an opportunity for improvement in their activities of daily living (ADL) measure in their composite score.