Selfhelp Receives Telligen's Blue Ribbon in COVID-19 Vigilance Award - The Selfhelp Home

Selfhelp Receives Telligen’s Blue Ribbon in COVID-19 Vigilance Award

The Selfhelp Home Received Blue Ribbon in COVID-19 Vigilance Award

We’re proud to announce that The Selfhelp Home has received Telligen’s Blue Ribbon in COVID-19 Vigilance Award. This award recognizes our commitment to preventing the spread of COVID-19 and places our organization on Telligen’s Illinois 2022 Blue Ribbon in COVID-19 Vigilance Recognition List.

“Nursing homes that receive this award have demonstrated their commitment to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” said Sue Stefan, Telligen Executive Director, Federal Health Solutions. “We applaud the hard work of The Selfhelp Home for ensuring that COVID-19 related policies, processes and ongoing staff education are in place and for taking the critical step to get their staff and residents vaccinated.”

Nursing homes on the recognition list have met criteria to prevent the spread of COVID-19 for the safety of their residents and staff. This includes completing a COVID-19 preparedness attestation and achieving a staff COVID-19 vaccination rate of 95% or greater, a resident COVID-19 vaccination rate of 95% or greater and a resident booster rate of 90% or greater.

At Selfhelp, our top priority during the pandemic has been keeping our community safe from COVID-19 and maintaining a healthy environment. Our home takes a person centered approach to meet the needs of residents and provide the highest quality of life while also taking necessary precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. View our policy to see how we continue to follow guidelines from the CDC, The Illinois Department of Public Health and The Chicago Department of Public Health.

Selfhelp Earns Telligen Blue Ribbon COVID-19 Vigilance Award - The Selfhelp Home
About The Selfhelp Home

The Selfhelp Home provides older adults the highest quality of care in a culturally rich Jewish environment. Selfhelp of Chicago, founded in 1938, subsequently established a refuge for Holocaust survivors. Today Selfhelp honors its legacy of empathy and state-of-the-art care as an urban, independent non-profit home offering the continuum of services from residential living to skilled nursing. The Selfhelp Home has earned The Joint Commission Seal of Approval for Post-Acute Care and Nursing Care Center and has received the highest rating of five stars by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for 10 consecutive years and continuously recognized as Best Nursing Home and Short-term Rehabilitation by US News and World Report.

More About Telligen QI Connect™ and the Blue Ribbon in COVID-19 Vigilance Award

Telligen QI Connect™ is a network of healthcare quality improvement initiatives that are data-driven and locally-tailored to improve healthcare quality and outcomes by implementing and spreading evidence-based and best practices. They aim to make healthcare safer, more accessible and more cost-effective through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) and Hospital Quality Improvement Contractor (HQIC) programs. Visit their website to learn more:

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our world forever, and some of the most challenging work was done in nursing homes. Preventing the spread of COVID-19 requires ongoing vigilance and attention to prevention practices that rely on having written policies, procedures and education to support their implementation. In order to recognize the efforts that nursing homes have made to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have created the Blue Ribbon in COVID-19 Vigilance Award for Telligen QI Connect™ participants.

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