Quality management system for use in retirement and nursing homes


qualivista acts as an evaluative tool and provides a wide range of additional information (available from the download area www.qualivista.ch) to support quality development in retirement and nursing homes. Meanwhile, a virtual discussion forum moderated by the qualivista editorial team lets registered participants discuss the contents qualivista has to offer and how to use it.
Retirement and nursing homes as well as local and cantonal health authorities are committed to providing elderly people and those in need of nursing with professional care, excellent treatment and human contact in their institutions. A key requirement of these institutions is therefore to provide high-quality services across the board and quality management is important for meeting this.
As a certification body, SQS carries out neutral assessments of how effectively qualivista standards are being fulfilled in retirement and nursing homes and evaluates how the system is being used. An organisation’s rating enables it to assess where it stands and thus to measure itself against other institutions.


qualivista and the associated rating are an objective way of showing an organisation how well its procedures are being implemented and what impact this is likely to have on the processes of service provision.

Target groups

Retirement and nursing homes in all Swiss cantons and all qualivista users.


3 years - there is an annual audit to ensure that standards are being maintained and a recertification audit after 3 years.


After a successful audit, organisations are awarded SQS certification.


qualivista can be developed and audited in combination with ISO 9001:2015.

Lead Auditor
Severin Cucco
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