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Safe Care for Seniors 3-part Virtual Workshop

On February 24, 2021 by Julie Apold

Attend a 3-part virtual workshop A Practical Guide to Providing Safe Care for Seniors starting April 6. This series is for organizations wanting to learn about this initiative and staff in participating organizations who have not yet completed training.

Safe Care for Seniors: Will You Be Recognized at this Year’s Institute?

On February 24, 2021 by Julie Apold

Last year, we recognized the first fifty-one LeadingAge Minnesota members who had been named to the Safe Care for Seniors Action Honor Roll. This year we are on track to recognize several additional organizations that have demonstrated key actions within each of the 5 Safe Care Action Steps. We will also be recognizing our first group of members who have achieved the highest level of Safe Care – the Excellence Level.

Safe Care for Seniors News: New to Safe Care for Seniors? Our 3-part Workshop is for You

On February 17, 2021 by Julie Apold

We are proud to introduce a new Safe Care for Seniors virtual workshop designed for those of you who are new to the program. The 3-part program will begin on Tuesday, April 6 and continue weekly with subsequent sessions on April 13 and 20.

Get Vaccinated - Be a Safe Care Hero

On December 23, 2020 by Julie Apold

Strategies to Boost Vaccination Rates

As the COVID-19 vaccine is becoming a reality, it is important to continue to address barriers that may cause staff or residents to be hesitant about getting the vaccine.  The CDC outlines steps that may increase confidence in the vaccine and boost vaccination rates in your organization. 

Be a Safe Care Hero: Get Vaccinated

On December 9, 2020 by Julie Apold

Safe Care Vaccine Campaign Underway

The COVID-19 vaccine is coming, but we know that it will not be effective if people don’t get vaccinated.  Over the coming weeks we will be promoting the importance of getting vaccinated through the Safe Care for Seniors Living the Pledge Campaign.

Safe Practices for Glove Use: New Video Available

On December 2, 2020 by Julie Apold

Appropriate use of gloves and hand hygiene practices related to glove use is an important component of effective infection prevention practices and is a practice that is frequently cited during infection control surveys.

Safe Care for Seniors: Dec. is Hand Hygiene and Glove Month

On December 2, 2020 by Julie Apold

Join Your Colleagues in Creating Safe Hand Hygiene and Glove Use Habits across our communities. The Living the Pledge Campaign monthly infection prevention campaign is now entering its second full month to help keep residents and fellow team members safe from harm.

Safe Practices for a Safe Visit: New Video Available

On October 28, 2020 by Julie Apold

Everyone is working hard to balance visitation and safety. LeadingAge Minnesota’s new 4-minute Safe Practices for Safe Visits video provides the 4 key safety rules

Safe Care in the Age of COVID Workshop Series

On October 7, 2020 by Heidi Simpson

This is the perfect time to connect with your colleagues to talk about Safe Care for Seniors and how to apply its principles and strategies to improve outcomes in key COVID-related safety areas such as infections, adverse events, resident quality of life and staff safety.

Staff COVID Culture of Safety Survey: Free Opportunity to Participate

On September 23, 2020 by Julie Apold

Are you seeing stress, burnout, and anxiety amongst your staff during the COVID-19 pandemic?  Do you want to gain additional insights into

Safe Care in the Age of COVID – Safe Care Champions Call Next Thursday

On September 16, 2020 by Julie Apold

Safe Care Champions play an important role in meeting our goal of Eliminating Preventable Harm in the Course of Caregiving—which includes eliminating preventable infections during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Save the Date: Safe Care in the Age of COVID Virtual Workshop Series

On September 9, 2020 by Heidi Simpson

The goal of Safe Care remains constant – Eliminate Preventable Harm in the Course of Caregiving. Our 3-part Virtual Workshop Series—Safe Care in the Age of COVID—will take a deeper look at what we have learned

Safe Care in the Age of COVID – Calling all Safe Care Champions

On September 2, 2020 by Julie Apold

Safe Care Champions play an important role in meeting our collective goal of Eliminating Preventable Harm in the Course of Caregiving (which includes eliminating preventable infections during the COVID-19 pandemic). 

Safe Care in the Age of COVID

On August 12, 2020 by Julie Apold

As we have pivoted in the past several months to focus on COVID-19 and put practices in place to combat this virus, we are reminded of our Safe Care for Seniors pledge for respect, safety and dignity and the shared commitment we made together to prevent harm in the course of caregiving.

Do the Right Thing: Rapid Evaluation Teams

On February 25, 2020 by Julie Apold

Safe Care for Seniors has released a new training video that will help staff know the right thing to do when they find a resident unresponsive or respond to urgent or unexpected situations. The 10-minute Rapid Evaluation Team video demonstrates a real-life scenario, provides an implementation action plan, and showcases the positive outcomes Carris Health Care Center & Therapy Suites in Willmar is experiencing as a result of this process. 

4 Staff from Saint Therese of New Hope Recognized with Make Zero Harm Possible Awards

On January 29, 2020 by Jodi Boyne

Doing ordinary things with extraordinary love is the mission of Saint Therese and you need not look further than a receptionist, volunteer and two nursing assistants from that community to see individuals who are living that mission and demonstrating their commitment to their Safe Care for Seniors pledge. Meet the latest recipients of our Make Zero Harm Possible awards:  

Safe Care: Meet the Buddies Forever Champions at Minnesota Veteran’s Home - Luverne

On January 21, 2020 by Jodi Boyne

Teamwork makes the dream work. At the Minnesota Veteran’s Home in Luverne, there is a team of dedicated safety and quality champions that are making a positive difference in the health and wellness of the veterans they serve. Meet the Buddies Forever Champions, our latest recipient of the Make Zero Harm Possible award in our Safe Care for Seniors program.  

Sue Kiel, Dietary Cook at North Share Health, Makes Zero Harm Possible

On January 12, 2020 by Jodi Boyne

Sue Kiel truly embodies the mission of providing community access to compassionate care each day in her work and is a tremendous team member who all who live and work at North Shore Health in Grand Marais.  For her commitment to safety, respect and dignity, Sue Kiel is the most recent recipient of the Make Zero Harm Possible award from LeadingAge Minnesota.  

Lynette Berglund, Care Attendant at Grand Arbor, Makes Zero Harm Possible

On January 7, 2020 by Jodi Boyne

Lynette Berglund, a care attendant at Grand Arbor in Alexandria, 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 the people they serve with respect and dignity – always. 

Will You Make the Action Honor Roll?

On January 7, 2020 by Julie Apold

LeadingAge Minnesota members who complete their Safe Care for Seniors Self-Assessment and successfully implement at least one action in each step of the 5-Step Action plan will be recognized at this year’s Institute & Expo as the inaugural members of the Action Honor Roll. The deadline for completion is Friday, Jan. 17. Enter the Safe Care for Seniors portal and show us your progress.  

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