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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.  

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

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