Massachusetts Senior Care Foundation

Resources

Operational

Providing consistently excellent care in a manner that is operationally sound presents ongoing challenges and opportunities for long term care providers. Massachusetts Senior Care Foundation provides resources to support effective facility operations and administration.

Nursing Orientation

“Triumph in Transitions” is a three part toolkit developed by the Massachusetts Senior Care Clinical Committee to assist facilities in developing their own comprehensive orientation program for new nurses, or nurses who are new to long term care. The three sections are:

Preventing re-hospitalization

Patient Safety Culture

Creating a culture of safety can reduce accidents, injuries and errors in health care settings. Nursing and rehabilitation facilities are encouraged to evaluate and measure patient safety culture using a standardized survey, such as the one below.

AHRQ Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture Results - Preliminary comparative results are provided for the items and safety culture dimensions on the AHRQ Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture to allow nursing homes to compare their survey results against the results from 40 nursing homes that participated in a pilot test of the survey in the United States in late 2007 and early 2008.