Assisted Living Community Measures (v2021B)
Posted: July 1, 2021

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Measure Information Form
Version 2021B


Assisted Living Community (ALC)

Set Measures

Set Measure ID Measure Short Name
ALC-01 Off-Label Antipsychotic Drug Use
ALC-02 Resident Falls
ALC-03 Resident Preferences and Goals of Care
ALC-04 Advanced Care Plan/ Surrogate Decision Maker
ALC-05 Staff Stability

Measure Set Specific Data Elements

Element Name Collected For
Advanced Care Plan/Surrogate Decision Maker ALC-04
Assisted Living Community Resident ALC-01, ALC-02
Fall With Transfer to Hospital ALC-02
New Resident ALC-03, ALC-04
Number of Direct Care Staff Employed ALC-05
Number of Direct Care Staff Positions ALC-05
Number of Positions ALC-05
Number of Staff Employed ALC-05
Off-Label Antipsychotic Drug Prescribed ALC-01
Resident Preferences and Goals of Care ALC-03


  Document Name  
Acknowledgement  
Appendix E - Overview of Measure Information Form and Flowchart Formats  
Cover Page for Assisted Living Community Manual  
Data Dictionary  
Introduction to the Manual  
Table of Contents  
Using the The Joint Commission's Assisted Living Community Measures  

Assisted Living Community Initial Population

To improve the quality of life for residents, accredited communities will abstract five standardized performance measures. The measures will allow organizations to track care provided to their residents and improve on that care, where needed.

There are three populations that will be used to determine the initial population for the measure set: total residents, new residents and number of staff positions. The measures with their corresponding denominator population are listed in the table below.

Assisted Living Community Standardized Performance Measures

Measure Number Measure Name Denominator Population
ALC-01 Off-Label Antipsychotic Drug Use Total Residents
ALC-02 Resident Falls Total Residents
ALC-03 Resident Preferences and Goals of Care New Residents
ALC-04 Advanced Care Plan/ Surrogate Decision Maker New Residents
ALC-05 Staff Stability * Number of Positions
    * Number of direct care staff positions

Sampling / Sample Size Requirements

Sampling is not allowed for this measure set.

Measure Information Form ALC
Assisted Living Community Measures (v2021B)
October 2021 through June 30, 2022

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