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Welltower Announces Report Advancing the Development of National Quality Standards in Assisted Living

TOLEDO, Ohio–Welltower Inc.(NYSE: WELL), a leading global provider of health care infrastructure, today announced the issuance of a report paving the way for national quality standards in assisted living.

The Development of the National Assisted Living Quality of Care Network and a Quality of Care Framework for Assisted Living Care (“The AL Quality Standards Report”) was commissioned by Welltower and represents a commitment to thought-leadership focused on aging well and creating standardized data to quantify meaningful quality-of-life enhancements and care cost-savings in senior living settings.

The AL Quality Standards Report outlines the work of a new stakeholder group, The National Assisted Living Quality of Care Network (“the AL Quality Network”).  The AL Quality Network includes best-in-class assisted living operators, academics, industry representatives, and family members of parents receiving assisted living care and is led by Dr. Bruce Leff, Professor of Geriatrics and Gerontology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

The initial work identified five key pillars, or domains, for assisted living care quality that provide a basis for the development of quality measurement and quality improvement at the national level.

“As the leader in the transformation of health care infrastructure, Welltower has continued to set the standard for excellence and quality with our operating partners,” said Welltower’s Mercedes Kerr, EVP of Business Development & Relationship Management. “Today, we are pleased to share this report highlighting the work of the National Assisted Living Quality of Care Network to elevate the standards of our industry and consequently advance the role and contribution of the seniors housing industry in the delivery of care continuum for our aging population.”

Welltower is pleased to support the ongoing work of the AL Quality Network and to develop quality standards and data collection that will be critical to meeting the health, safety and wellness needs of our aging population.

Access the report here.