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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.  

15 Providers Named to Safe Care for Seniors Action Honor Roll

On December 18, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

Fifteen LeadingAge Minnesota members have been named to the Safe Care for Seniors Action Honor Roll.  

Veterans Club Adult Day Services: A Leader in Safe Care for Seniors

On December 18, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

At the Veterans Club, the Adult Day Services program at the Minnesota Veteran’s Home – Minneapolis Campus, excellence is not one act but a habit. A mission to personalized care and support for the clients they serve combined with a commitment to respect, dignity and teamwork elevated this program to one of the higher levels of recognition in our Make Zero Harm Possible program.  

Making Zero Harm Possible: Kortoe Mikely, St. Therese of New Hope

On December 3, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

Kortoe Mikely, Nursing/Home Health Aide at St. Therese of New Hope, recently received the Make Zero Harm Possible Award from LeadingAge Minnesota.

Safe Care for Seniors: Do 1 Thing This Month

On December 3, 2019 by Julie Apold

More than a dozen LeadingAge Minnesota members have completed their 5-Step Action Plan and will soon be announced to our first-ever Safe Care for Seniors Action Honor Roll. Are you ready to join them? Let us know by completing your Safe Care for Seniors Self-Assessment. 

Register Now: Safe Care for Seniors: “The Basics” Webinar

On November 26, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

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

Making Zero Harm Possible: Shyann Topel, Buffalo Lake Health Care Center

On November 26, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

Shyann Topel, Safety Director and Safe Care for Seniors Champion at Buffalo Lake Health Care Center, is the most recent recipient of 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. 

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.  

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