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New Dietary Safety Video Available

On June 16, 2022 by Julie Apold

Are you interested in improving your mealtime safety practices but don't know where to start? LeadingAge Minnesota, as part of Safe Care, has developed a new video demonstrating two essential dietary safety practices – Pre-Meal Huddles and Dietary Safety Pauses.

Safe Care Pledge Spotlight – Carris Health Care Center & Therapy Suites

On June 2, 2022 by Julie Apold

Carris Health Care Center and Therapy Suites in Willmar recently renewed the Safe Care Pledge at their Employee Health Fair. Special Safe Care Pledge T-shirts were donned, staff learned more about Safe Care, took the Safe Care Pledge, received a Safe Care pin and signed a Safe Care pledge banner. 

Safe Care Pledge Event Resources Available

On May 26, 2022 by Julie Apold

Safe Care begins with you and your communities every day in all that you do. New resources are now available to help you plan your Safe Care-Living the Pledge Every Day Event in June or July to celebrate and renew your commitment to respect, dignity, safety, and quality of life for those we serve.

Calling All Safe Care Champions

On May 19, 2022 by Julie Apold

Get involved or reengage in Safe Care by designating your Safe Care Champion.

Safe Care begins with you and your communities—every day in all that you do. Next week we will be launching the activities and resources to help you hold a Safe Care Living the Pledge – Every Day Event in June or July.

Begin Planning Your 2022 Safe Care Pledge Event

On May 12, 2022 by Julie Apold

Safe Care begins with you and your communities every day in all that you do. Begin planning to hold a Safe Care "Living the Pledge Every Day" Event in June or July to celebrate and renew your commitment to respect, dignity, safety, and quality of life for those we serve.

Safe Care Begins with You in 2022

On May 5, 2022 by Julie Apold

After over two years of COVID-19, we invite you to join us in the latest Safe Care Living the Pledge activity, called “Living the Pledge Every Day.” In a few weeks, we will share easy-to-use tools and resources to refocus on the key components of the Safe Care Pledge through monthly activities that you can bring to your community. They will help your organization celebrate and renew your commitment to respect, dignity, safety, and quality of life for those we serve.

Practice Self Care by Removing Figurative Masks

On April 21, 2022 by Julie Apold

Humans are wired for genuine social connection. People who are more isolated than they want to be find they are less happy, their health declines earlier in midlife, their brain functioning declines sooner, and they live shorter lives than people who are not lonely. To realize the benefits of our social connections, we need to be our true selves and take off the figurative masks of who we think we need to be and be who we are.

Practice Self Care by Not Chasing Happiness

On April 14, 2022 by Julie Apold

If you ask anyone what they want more than anything for themselves or their loved ones, they will likely say happiness. We all seem to chase happiness throughout our lives. But did you know that the keys to long-lasting happiness, health and longevity come from these three components: being grateful, being content, and having quality relationships.

Practice Self Care through Fostering Social Connections

On April 7, 2022 by Julie Apold

The best predictor of your overall health, happiness and longevity is how good your social relationships are. More than 80 years ago, Harvard researchers set out to answer the question "What makes a good life?" by studying the same group of men year after year and decade after decade.

New Safe Care Resource Available to Prevent Dietary Safety Events

On March 3, 2022 by Julie Apold

Pre-meal safety checks can help prevent harmful mistakes related to food allergies and modified food textures. A new LeadingAge Minnesota Safe Care resource, Preventing Dietary Safety Events, is available to address these two dietary safety issues that have emerged from analysis of OHFC substantiated event reports and Immediate Jeopardy citations:

Re-Commit to Safe Care as Quality Garners Support from White House

On March 3, 2022 by Julie Apold

With a goal of eliminating preventable harm in the course of caregiving, the LeadingAge Minnesota Safe Care initiative directly addresses the White House’s recent call for nursing homes to prevent resident harm and improve safety and quality.

Strategies for Managing Stress – Free AHRQ Resource

On January 27, 2022 by Julie Apold

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is offering free, five-minute learning modules designed to address the stresses and challenges frontline staff face during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sign Up Deadline Fast Approaching for Rapid Evaluation Team Implementation Collaborative

On January 6, 2022 by Julie Apold

Register by Jan. 14 to join your colleagues in building effective Rapid Evaluation Teams that can save lives and provide support and assurance to staff. By joining the Rapid Evaluation Team (RET) Implementation Collaborative, you will participate in six monthly 30-minute sessions designed to support you in implementing or strengthening one step of your rapid response process each month.

Practice Self Care through Gratitude

On January 6, 2022 by Julie Apold

Have you ever noticed how it warmed your heart when someone appreciates you? Research shows that expressing gratitude to someone who has done something to enrich your life (no matter how big or small) significantly impacts both the giver and the receiver.

Practicing Self Care During the Holidays

On December 16, 2021 by Julie Apold

"Tis the season to be jolly" – but this can be easier said than done.  While the holidays bring many joys, they can also add extra stress.

Experts point to two exercises that are highlighted in Self Care for Safe Care to help us successfully navigate the holidays:

Rapid Evaluation Team Implementation Collaborative Begins Jan. 25

On December 16, 2021 by Julie Apold

Over the next six months, three critical hours of your time can positively impact resident safety and your organizational culture. A new opportunity is available to participate in a learning collaborative designed to provide the support you need to build and strengthen your processes for responding to urgent and emergent situations.

Safe Care Resource Available to Address Effective I’m Okay and Resident Safety Checks

On December 9, 2021 by Julie Apold

LeadingAge Minnesota has developed a new Safe Care for Seniors resource to help you ensure safe and consistent I’m Okay and Resident Safety Checks.

Free Webinar—COVID-19 Burnout Prevention

On December 2, 2021 by Terri Foley

As we brace for a new COVID-19 variant and your teams are exhausted from staffing challenges, learn ways to reduce burnout risk in your organization. Register for a 30-minute workshop with Dr. Alyson Van Ahn from the Associated Clinic of Psychology.

Build Three Good Things into Your Workplace

On November 11, 2021 by Julie Apold

Last week we talked about bringing more joy to your workplace by starting your meetings by sharing one good thing. Another simple way to share good things and boost positive emotions in the workplace is to hang posters on the walls around the campus or in the breakroom to record and share good things visually. Get the list started and encourage others to add their own good things.

Resilience Tip: Avoid Filling the Space

On November 11, 2021 by LeadingAge

Featuring Dr. Alyson VanAhn from Associated Clinic of Psychology

These days, we have better knowledge and skills about managing big problems that seemed unimaginable before COVID. However, many of us are at the point now when even hearing the word "resilience" has become tiresome. 

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