The 2017 Quality Improvement & Health Outcomes Award (QIHO) program will provide an award of $1,000 each to three facilities that have successfully implemented programs that improved the quality of life for their residents. These awards are based on programs medical directors and care teams have implemented and demonstrated to improve the quality of life for their post-acute/long-term care residents.

Last year, the Foundation initiated an Annual Giving campaign that will enable the enhancement and expansion of the popular Futures Program, recognition of the excellence in our members and facilities through our award programs, the advancement and promotion of long-term care research, and enhancement of global awareness of long-term care excellence. The Foundation Board has set a goal of raising $100,000 to fund these initiatives and support and enable a new era of post-acute/long-term loan quality.