• Active Shooter – Everyone's Worst Nightmare!

    August 18, 2016

    The unfortunate truth in our industry is that Active Shooter policies, procedures and training are not only necessary but may be required, depending on your community’s levels of care and licensure. There is so much information from FEMA, OSHA, Homeland Security and other validated sources that it can be overwhelming to review.

    Evolucent suggests beginning with an evaluation of your ...

  • Protecting Resident Privacy and Prohibiting Mental Abuse Related to Photographs and Audio/Video Recordings by Nursing Home Staff

    August 11, 2016

    Memorandum Summary

    Freedom from Abuse: Each resident has the right to be free from all types of abuse, including mental abuse. Mental abuse includes, but is not limited to, abuse that is facilitated or caused by nursing home staff taking or using photographs or recordings in any manner that would demean or humiliate a resident(s).

    Facility and State Agency Responsibilities: ...

  • HRQ Effective Health Care Technical Brief

    August 04, 2016

    Resident Safety Practices in Nursing Home Settings Structured Abstract


    Access the full report here: https://www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/ehc/products/621/2224/nursing-home-safety-report-160510.pdf


    Background. Resident safety issues are common in nursing homes. Relevant literature reports a range of poor clinical outcomes thought to be preventable if specific care processes were consistently implemented.

    Purpose. To describe the state of the science around nursing home safety in order to establish a research agenda ...

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