Assisted Living Quality Improvement

The Wisconsin Coalition for Collaborative Excellence in Assisted Living (WCCEAL) is made up of a group of dedicated people organized to improve the outcomes of individuals living in Wisconsin assisted living communities (ALCs). WCCEAL is an innovative collaborative including Wisconsin’s regulatory and public funding agencies (WI-DHS); the Wisconsin state ombudsman’s program; the four assisted living and residential provider associations and the Center for Health Systems Research and Analysis (CHSRA).

Along with being active participants in the WCCEAL collaborative since its creation in 2009, CHSRA is responsible for creating and maintaining the WCCEAL website and data reporting system.

Related Projects

  • WCCEAL Website Development and Infrastructure CHSRA created, maintains and develops the WCCEAL website and online assisted living quality improvement initiative, data repository and reporting system.
  • Improving Assisted Living Quality through Collaborative System Change (WPP) This Wisconsin Partnership Community Impact Grant continues the ongoing WCCEAL collaboration to improve the outcomes of individuals living in Wisconsin Assisted Living Communities (ALCs).
  • ICTR Assisted Living Falls Research This ICTR funded grant examined the falls prevention process in ALCs and developed a framework to assist ALCs in the evaluation of their falls prevention program to help reduce falls for their residents.
  • Music & Memory plus iPads for Assisted Living This privately funded, pilot grant implements Music & MemorySM in six Wisconsin ALCs, Allowing for a comprehensive evaluation of the initiative, examining the impact of iPod and iPad technology on resident agitation, quality of life and the decreased use of antipsychotic medications.
  • Bringing Healthy Aging to Scale A process improvement model to expand evidence-based healthy aging programs in Wisconsin.