Because caring for patients and residents extends beyond treating them for their current condition and helping to prevent further illness, it pays to have a helpful guide that provides information for a variety of conditions. Our aim is to provide the information health care facilities need to improve the physical, mental and spiritual well-being of all New Yorkers. Below is an extensive list of resources for a variety of diseases and conditions.
Diabetes Mellitus
Dementia and Alzheimer's
Dental Hygiene
  • Mouthcare Without A Battle: is an evidence-based approach to person-centered daily mouth care for persons with cognitive and physical impairment. For training opportunities, check out the FQC’s program here.
Emotional and Behavior Patterns
Incontinence Management
  • Incontinence Management: The Borun Center training module with an overview, data entry form, and four-step learning process about incontinence management in elders.
  • Urinary Incontinence: AHCA Bookstore. AMDA clinical guideline for care providers on how to manage and even eliminate incontinence.
Infection Prevention
  • CDC’s Clean Hands Count Campaign: Materials include brochures, fact sheets, infographics, and posters.
  • Influenza (Flu) Information: Preventing transmission of influenza viruses and other infectious agents within health care settings, including in long-term care facilities, requires a multi-faceted pproach that includes the following: Vaccination, Testing, Infection Control, Antiviral Treatment and Antiviral Chemoprophylaxis.
  • Infection Prevention Manual for Long Term Care Facilities: AHCA Bookstore. This toolkit includes a two-disk set featuring forms, checklists, slide sets, and procedures.
  • Antibiotic Stewardship Get Smart for Healthcare is focused on improving antibiotic use in inpatient healthcare settings through the implementation of antibiotic stewardship programs designed to ensure that patients receive the right antibiotic, at the right dose, at the right time, and for the right duration.
  • Adult Immunizations: Standards for Practice – Update from CDC Adults 65 years of age or older are now recommended to get the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13, Prevnar-13®) followed by the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23, Pneumovax®23) 6-12 months later.
  • CDC’s Long Term Care Website: This site organizes existing infection prevention guidance and resources into sections for clinical staff, infection prevention coordinators, and residents.
  • CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network: Facilities can directly access the new infection tracking system for long-term care facilities.
  • Infection Tools & Resources: Developed as part of the partnership between the CDC and the Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes Campaign (AE).
  • ​​Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship in Nursing Homes. This resource is designed to help nursing homes improve antibiotic prescribing practices and reduce inappropriate use to protect residents from the consequences of antibiotic-resistant infections, such as C. difficile. For more information see this infographic and fact sheets​.
Medical Conditions
  • Acute Change of Condition in the Long Term Care Setting: AHCA Bookstore. AMDA clinical guideline on recognition, assessment, treatment and monitoring of ACOCs.
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders in the Long Term Care Setting: AHCA Bookstore. AMDA clinical guideline on the treatments available for individuals with gastrointestinal issues.
  • Heart Failure: AHCA Bookstore. AMDA clinical guidelines on improving the quality of life of patients with heart failure.
  • Sleep Disorders in the Long Term Care Setting: AHCA Bookstore. AMDA clinical guideline on the evaluation and management of sleep disorders that are secondary to chronic conditions.
  • Stroke Management and Prevention in the Long Term Care Setting: AHCA Bookstore. AMDA clinical guideline on stroke management in three categories: urgent, acute stroke, and stroke prevention.
  • Stroke Resources for Health Professionals: Find resources and information to share with your patients to help them make healthy lifestyle changes and control health conditions that raise their risk for stroke. You can also find stroke resources for you and other health professionals, including fact sheets, podcasts, and trainings, and shareable resources such as infographics, videos, and social media cards.
  • The Mantoux Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) is the standard method of determining whether a person is infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Reliable administration and reading of the TST requires standardization of procedures, training, supervision, and practice. 
Nutrition and Weight Loss
  • Dining Practice Standards – Pioneer Network: Food and dining are an integral part of individualized care and self‐directed living for several reasons, including: (1) the complexity of food and dining requirements when advancing models of culture change; (2) the importance of food and dining as a significant element of daily living, and (3) the most frequent questions and concerns CMS receives from regulators and providers consistently focus on dining and food policies in nursing homes.
  • Nutritional Deficiencies in Long Term Care: Three downloadable pamphlets (PDF)that cover a variety of topics ranging from detection and diagnosis to OBRA regulations.
  • Dehydration and Fluid Maintenance (AMDA Clinical Guideline): AHCA Bookstore. This book offers a step-by-step approach to address and treat fluid illnesses.
Pain Management
  • The Oshner Journal: The treatment of pain begins with the assessment of what instigated the pain, how it can be terminated, and what management modalities are most effective for a particular patient. However, assessment is rarely that simple. Clinical manifestations of persistent pain are often complex and multifactorial in the older population.
Pressure Ulcer Prevention
  • National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel: NPUAP provides many education and clinical resources, ranging from nursing curriculum and webinars to international guidelines.
  • Pressure Ulcers (AMDA Clinical Guideline): AHCA Bookstore. This guideline is reviewed annual and provides guidance on recognizing and treating pressure ulcers.
  • Evidence-Based Pressure Ulcer Prevention: AHCA Bookstore. This book covers the risk-factor assessment and prevention strategies for a pressure ulcer prevention policy.
  • Pressure Ulcers: Long-Term Care Clinical Manual: AHCA Bookstore. This manual provides strategies for nurses to assess, prevent, and treat pressure ulcers.
  • Gold Stamp: The Gold STAMP Program to Reduce Pressure Ulcers is a coalition of organizations convened in New York State to provide resources and education across the continuum of care to improve the assessment, management, and prevention of pressure ulcers.