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Shared Accountability: New National Commission on Nursing Home Safety & Quality

On June 23, 2020 by Jodi Boyne

A new White House commission focused on protecting nursing home residents throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond was announced last week. Providers who were appointed to that commission are seeking deeper collaboration with regulators that is focused more on solutions, not penalties.  

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.  

Superior Health Rolls Out New Work to Support Quality and Safety in Nursing Homes

On January 7, 2020 by Jodi Boyne

The Superior Health Quality Alliance (Superior Health) is rolling out new work to help nursing homes and community coalitions improve quality and safety.   

Safe Care for Seniors Workshop – Aug. 5

On July 10, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

Did you take the Safe Care for Seniors pledge and find yourself asking “now what?” Get that answer and more at our final in-person Safe Care for Seniors workshop on Monday, Aug. 5 in Saint Paul. Register Today!   

CMS Vows Continued Efforts to Ensure Safety, Quality

On April 17, 2019 by Jonathan Lips

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator vowed this week to “push beyond the status quo” in its oversight of nursing homes. “[W’e’re] continuously looking for ways to improve our approach to nursing home safety and quality. We must never be complacent – we should always push ahead to continuously improve our efforts,” CMS Administrator Seem Verma wrote in a wide-ranging blog post published April 15.  

The More You Know: Older Baby Boomers’ Preferences on Aging

On March 19, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

Safety. Being around family. Having access to the outdoors. Affordability. These are just a few key findings in a new noteworthy study from LeadingAge and NORC. 

Now Available: Free Safety Technology Toolkit

On October 31, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

LeadingAge CAST released a new Safety Technologies Toolkit that will help members prevent falls, the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older adults.  

Notice of Safety Grants for Employers

On October 24, 2018 by Jonathan Lips

The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) Workplace Safety Consultation Unit has announced continuation of its safety hazard abatement matching grant program. Employers covered by workers’ compensation insurance, and those approved as self-insured employers, are eligible to apply for safety/health matching grants up to $10,000 to abate safety hazards in their workplace.  

Just Culture – Then and Now is Opening Keynote at 2018 MAPS Conference

On August 7, 2018 by Julie Apold

Registration is being accepted for the 2018 Minnesota Alliance for Patient Safety (MAPS) conference, Reigniting our Passion for Safe Care, that takes place Oct. 25 and 26 at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest in Brooklyn Park. Early bird pricing is available until Sept. 11. 

Bed and Bed Rail Safety Inspections Guidelines and Safety Check

On March 6, 2018 by Elizabeth Sether, RN, MHA, LNHA

Bed rails have often been implemented in a desire to provide a supportive, assistive and safe environment for residents and home care clients, but they do pose a risk for entrapment.  

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