Saint Therese Takes Safe Care for Seniors Pledge

Saint Therese Takes the Safe Care for Seniors Pledge
Posted on 10/24/2019
On Wednesday, Oct. 23, Saint Therese of New Hope renewed their commitment to the respect, safety, dignity and enhancing the lives of those they serve by taking the Safe Care for Seniors Pledge.

New Hope Mayor Kathi Hemken, Police Chief Tim Fournier and West Metro Fire-Rescue Fire Chief Sarah Larson joined Saint Therese of New Hope Executive Director Brooke Peoples and LeadingAge Minnesota Vice President of Public Relations Jodi Boyne in sharing their commitment to being part of the Safe Care for Seniors Program.

Safe Care for Seniors is a safety and quality improvement program designed to prevent the unintentional and intentional harm in the course of care giving. Through their words and actions, they are committed to:

• Respect and Dignity – Always... creating partnerships with providers, caregivers, seniors and their families.
• Speak Up. Take Action...empowering staff, residents and families to speak up if they see something unsafe or makes them uncomfortable and ensuring systems and supports are in place to respond to concerns.
• A New Way of Thinking and Doing Things...uncovering new opportunities for learning and improvement when something unexpected does happen.
• Quality Care and Services...identifying improvement opportunities and strengthening a culture of safety.
• Improved Communication...creating open and effective communication among all who live and work in our settings.
• Enhanced Engagement...engaging staff, residents and families in our safety and quality work.

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