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Making Zero Harm Possible: St. Therese of Woodbury Safety Champions

On November 19, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

The Safe Care Champions from St. Therese of Woodbury were recently recognized with a Make Zero Harm Possible award from LeadingAge Minnesota. The award recognizes individuals and staff teams in aging services settings who demonstrate their commitment to safe, quality care and to treating the people they serve with respect and dignity – always. 

New Learnings from OHFC Substantiated Report Focuses on Neglect of Care

On November 12, 2019 by Julie Apold

Neglect of care continues to be among the highest category of OHFC substantiated events across care centers and assisted living/home care settings. Our latest edition of the Learnings from OHFC Substantiated Cases provides on overview of this data, emerging themes, and ideas you should consider in your internal safety and improvement efforts. 

Making Zero Harm Possible: Dietary Department at Granite Falls Health Care Center

On November 12, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

The Health Dietary Department at Grant Falls Health Care Center was recently awarded the Make Zero Harm Possible Award from LeadingAge Minnesota. The award recognizes staff or teams in aging services settings who demonstrate their commitment to safe, quality care and to treating the people they serve with respect and dignity – always.  

Ready to Join the Safe Care or Seniors Movement? Register for “The Basics” Webinar on Dec. 3

On November 12, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

Heard about Safe Care for Seniors and want to know more? Ready to join the movement that is sweeping across aging services settings in Minnesota? Join us on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 11 a.m. for The Basics: An Introduction to Safe Care for Seniors webinar. The audience for this webinar is LeadingAge Minnesota members who have not yet made the Safe Care for Seniors pledge.  

450 Aging Services Providers Commit to Safe Care for Seniors

On November 12, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

More than 450 aging services providers across Minnesota have made the Safe Care for Seniors pledge and committed their organization to implementing a five-step action plan that will prevent harm in the course of caregiving. 

Video Training for Frontline Quality Improvement Projects

On November 5, 2019 by Terri Foley

Looking for ways to energize frontline staff? Try asking them to identify and solve problems that can save time and improve care—using the free quality improvement program called ICan: Quality & Innovation from the Front-Line.  

Making Zero Harm Possible: Ecumen Diversity & Inclusion Council

On November 5, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

The Diversity & Inclusion Council at Ecumen was recently recognized with a Make Zero Harm Possible award from LeadingAge Minnesota. The award recognizes individuals and staff teams in aging services settings who demonstrate their commitment to safe, quality care and to treating people with respect and dignity – always.  

Making Zero Harm Possible: Activities Team at Divine Providence Community Home

On October 30, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

The Activities Team from Divine Providence Community Home of Sleepy Eye was recently recognized with a Make Zero Harm Possible award from LeadingAge Minnesota.  

Champion Connection: Join Our New Affinity Group

On October 23, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

Are you a Safe Care for Seniors Safety Champion in your setting? We need your contact information so you can be a part of our new Champion Connection!  

Making Zero Harm Possible: Matt Johnson & Rob Hendrickson, Perham Living

On October 23, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

Matt Johnson, Physical Therapist, and Rob Hendrickson, Occupational Therapist, were recently awarded the Make Zero Harm Possible Award. The award recognizes staff in older adult service settings who demonstrate their commitment to safe, quality care and to treating the people they serve with respect and dignity – always.  

Making Zero Harm Possible: Amanda Wik, Ecumen Detroit Lakes

On October 15, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

Amanda Wik, Licensed Social Worker at Ecumen Detroit Lakes, recently received the Make Zero Harm Possible Award from LeadingAge Minnesota. The award recognizes staff in aging services settings who demonstrate their commitment to safe, quality care and to treating people with respect and dignity – always.  

CMS Will Issue Consumer Alert Icon to Highlight Abuse Citations on Nursing Home Compare & Penalize Care Centers through 5-Star System

On October 9, 2019 by Jonathan Lips

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced this week that it will use a Consumer Alert Icon on the Nursing Home Compare website to identify nursing homes with instances of non-compliance related to abuse, neglect and exploitation and will penalize these settings under the Five-Star Quality Rating System.  

Leadership Rounding: New Resource & Video from Safe Care for Seniors

On October 8, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

Looking to create and enhance safe, trusted and inclusive environments where staff feel connected and appreciated, engaged in their work and your mission, and know they can speak up to prevent harm and ensure respect and dignity for all who live and work in your setting? Introducing: Leadership Rounding -- the latest tool from Safe Care for Seniors. 

Mitch Boser, Elim Care & Rehab in Princeton, Receives Make Zero Harm Possible Award

On October 8, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

Mitch Boser, Environmental Services Director at Elim Care & Rehab Center in Princeton, recently received the Make Zero Harm Possible Award from LeadingAge Minnesota. 

Time is Running Out: Register for Oct. 8 Safe Table on DNR Status and Response

On October 1, 2019 by Julie Apold

On Oct. 8, LeadingAge MN members have the unique opportunity to participate in a virtual Safe Table discussion that will provide insight and practical tips on how a Rapid Evaluation Team (RET) process can improve how staff call for and receive support in urgent or unexpected situations. An added bonus? Participating in this Oct. 8 virtual event will help you complete Action #3 in the Safe Care for Seniors 5-Step Action Plan.  

Are You Making Zero Harm Possible? They Are!

On October 1, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

Each day, dedicated staff in LeadingAge Minnesota member settings across the state are going above and beyond to create safe, trusted environments for the people they serve and their fellow team members. Today, we recognize four individuals and four staff teams with our Make Zero Harm Possible award.   

Register Today: Oct. 8 Safe Table on DNR Status and Response

On September 16, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

Does your staff know the right thing to do when they find a resident unresponsive? Is your team prepared to rapidly and effectively respond to urgent or unexpected situations? Join us on Oct. 8 for our first Safe Table in the Safe Care for Seniors program to learn how a Rapid Evaluation Team (RET) process can improve how your staff call for and receive support to in these situations.   

Enter Now: Free Safe Care for Seniors Banner Contest

On September 16, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

If you tried to nominate your Safe Care for Seniors kick-off event last week for our Free Banner contest and received an error message – the link is fixed!   

DNR Status & Response: Register for Oct. 8 Safe Table; Complete Safe Care Action 3

On September 10, 2019 by Julie Apold

Does your staff know what to do when they find a resident unresponsive? Having a policy and procedure in place is not enough. In our assessment of OHFC substantiated reports, we continue to see system failures and staff behaviors that hinder an effective response to urgent situations. Join us on Oct. 8 for a Safe Table on DNR Status and Response.  

Oct. 8 Safe Table: DNR Status and Response

On August 20, 2019 by Julie Apold

Does our staff know how to access a resident’s DNR status in an emergency or what to do – without delay – when they find a resident unresponsive? Are they confident to take those next important steps? Join us Oct. 8 for a Virtual Workshop that will explore those questions and more, as we provide a new systematic approach called Rapid Evaluation Teams to help improve your organization’s process for staff to call for and receive support to rapidly evaluate and address an urgent or concerning situation.  

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