avoidable decline

avoidable decline

A preventable decrease in the functional abilities of a person, e.g., a resident of a care facility.
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Instead of increasing production, the policy led to an avoidable decline.
Since the goal of the care plan is to promote the resident's highest practicable level of functioning, the interventions should work toward improvement where possible and the maintenance/prevention of any avoidable decline. The IDT must work together to make sure that they see the causal relationship between data, cause, and care plan, and that they are all on the same page, working toward the same goals.
It presents a tested approach to delivering optimal care to each resident using a proven, coordinated bundle of key practices that include: Leadership that brings out the best in staff; a communication infrastructure to support teamwork throughout an organization; and a high-involvement performance improvement process that delivers quality person-centered care and prevents avoidable declines.