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A New Safe Care Resource Available to Address Resident Health & Wellness

On October 21, 2021 by Julie Apold

Keeping our residents safe from COVID-19 has been an all-consuming focus.  While we continue to be vigilant in our Infection Control and other safety practices, we see the impact of COVID-19 infection and isolation on residents. 

Final Week – 2022 Stars Among Us Award Nomination Deadline is Sept. 13

On September 8, 2021 by Barbara Landeen

Nominations are due Monday, Sept. 13 for the 2022 Stars Among Us Awards.

Award categories include Caregiver, Volunteer, and Board Trustee of the Year, Outstanding Leadership, Spirit of Aging and the new Rising Star Award. Excellence in Practice organizational awards are for performance improvement and Safe Care for Seniors initiatives.

Calling All Stars – 2022 Stars Among Us Award Nomination Deadline is Sept. 13

On September 1, 2021 by Barbara Landeen

Nominations are being accepted for your amazing staff, residents and volunteers in preparation for the 2022 Stars Among Us Awards. Nominations are due for individual and organizational awards on Sept. 13 in multiple categories, including the Caregiver of the Year, Outstanding Leadership, and the new Rising Star Award.

Who are Your Nominees? Stars Among Us Award Nominations Open for 2022 Institute

On August 4, 2021 by Barbara Landeen

Start thinking about your incredible staff, residents and volunteers in preparation for the 2022 Stars Among Us Awards. Nominations are open for individual and organizational awards through Sept. 13 in multiple categories, including the Caregiver of the Year, Outstanding Leadership, and the new Rising Star Award.

Stars Among Us Award Nominations Open for 2022 Institute

On July 14, 2021 by Barbara Landeen

The 2022 Stars Among Us Awards are open for nominating individuals and organizations through Sept. 12 in multiple categories, including the Caregiver of the Year, Outstanding Leadership, and the new Rising Star Award.

Safe Care for Seniors “I Pledge” Pins Available to Order

On April 28, 2021 by Julie Apold

Safe Care for Seniors “I Pledge” pins  are now available for purchase on the LeadingAge Minnesota store for you to use as you bring new staff on-board, or take steps to engage or re-engage your staff in Safe Care. These pins have been a visual way for staff to show their on-going commitment to care that is safe from harm and provided with respect and dignity – always.

Now Available - Vaccine Ambassador Training

On April 21, 2021 by Jenna Kellerman

According to the Institute of Healthcare Improvement, the most effective way to address vaccine hesitancy is through conversations with trusted peers. LeadingAge Minnesota has piloted COVID-19 Vaccine Ambassador training, a new Safe Care for Staff initiative for frontline staff. We have scheduled additional training opportunities on April 30, May 3, and May 6. The training is free. Please register by April 28.

Vaccine Ambassador Training Available

On April 14, 2021 by Jenna Kellerman

According to the Institute of Healthcare Improvement, the most effective way to address vaccine hesitancy is through conversations with trusted peers. LeadingAge Minnesota has piloted COVID-19 Vaccine Ambassador training, a new Safe Care for Staff initiative. We have scheduled additional training opportunities on April 30, May 3, and May 6. The training is free and open to all staff.

Last Chance for Safe Care for Seniors: 3-part Virtual Workshop

On March 31, 2021 by Julie Apold

Friday, April 2 is the last day to register for the 3-part virtual workshop, A Practical Guide to Providing Safe Care for Seniors, on April 6, 13 and 20. 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: Last Chance for Recognition at this Year’s Institute

On March 31, 2021 by Julie Apold

As this year’s Institute draws near, we are finalizing the list of organizations that will be recognized for their work in Safe Care for Seniors at the “Action” and “Excellence” levels. Monday, April 5 is the last day to update your organization’s data to be recognized at the May event. If you are participating in Safe Care for Seniors and have actions in place for each of the 5 action steps, you can access the data portal on the Safe Care for Seniors site to update your progress.

Still Time to Register for Safe Care for Seniors: 3-part Virtual Workshop

On March 17, 2021 by Julie Apold

There is still time to register for the upcoming 3-part virtual workshop A Practical Guide to Providing Safe Care for Seniors on April 6, 13 and 20. This series is for organizations wanting to learn about this initiative and staff in participating organizations who have not yet completed training.

Click here to see details and register.

Learn More about Safe Care for Seniors: 3-part Virtual Workshop

On March 3, 2021 by Julie Apold

Want to know more about Safe Care for Seniors? Join our 3-part virtual workshop A Practical Guide to Providing Safe Care for Seniors on April 6, 13 and 20. This series is for organizations wanting to learn about this initiative and staff in participating organizations who have not yet completed training.

Click here to see details and register.

Safe Care for Seniors News: Addressing COVID-related De-conditioning in the Elderly

On March 3, 2021 by Julie Apold

As part of our Safe Care for Seniors work, we have a process in place for collaborative learning and sharing called “Safe Tables.” A Safe Table is a safe space to come together and explore a specific and actionable quality/safety issue by conducting a deep dive into the key factors contributing to the issue and developing and sharing successful strategies and tools.

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.

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