In addition to maintaining our industry-leading quality standards, our QE program is also designed to prevent and promptly remedy any deficiencies noted in annual government-conducted state surveys. These comprehensive audits analyze every facet of senior living, including licensing and deficiencies:
Assisted Living communities must be properly licensed, which requires passing inspections that are conducted annually and when someone files a complaint. Many states have additional licensing requirements for communities offering Memory Care such as resident living features, staff-to-resident ratios, staff training and behavior management methods. While regulations vary from state to state, most specify requirements for staff training, service agreement coverage mandatories, and the types of medical services that can be provided by any staff members who are not registered nurses.
Should any violations, also known as deficiencies, be detected during state inspections, a plan of correction must be submitted by the provider with a timeline to correct the issue.
Our QE program is designed to proactively prevent any deficiencies from occurring. Should a violation occur, it is promptly addressed by a detailed plan of action that both meets the state’s requirements and upholds our high quality standards. Because our QE program is stringent, Atria has received less than one deficiency per state survey over the past four years.