Ensuring a Culture of Resident Safety: Understanding and Preventing Resident Abuse and Neglect in LTC

/Ensuring a Culture of Resident Safety: Understanding and Preventing Resident Abuse and Neglect in LTC
Ensuring a Culture of Resident Safety: Understanding and Preventing Resident Abuse and Neglect in LTC 2019-02-14T17:05:48+00:00

As employees in long term care we have the privilege to work with one of the most vulnerable groups in society. We must vigorously protect the trust the residents, and their families, place on us and keep them safe from harm.

The focus of this session is on staff to resident abuse and neglect. Through candid group discussions and real-life case studies and stories, participants are inspired and committed to safeguarding the trust placed on them by residents and families.

The session is a comprehensive examination of one of the most important and genuine concerns faced by employees working in long term care today – resident abuse and neglect. The goal is to inspire participants to have the confidence and conviction to take the necessary steps to ensure residents feel safe and secure in a trusting and caring environment. The session includes awareness of risk factors; the different types and indicators of abuse, including the more subtle types of abuse and neglect; required actions if an employee suspects or witness’s abuse; and barriers to reporting abuse. Fundamental prevention strategies are considered that can be implemented in day-to-day work practices.

The session is suitable for all levels of staff, from all departments. A Certificate of Attendance is issued.

Learning Outcomes:

  • personalize what it might be like for the victim of resident abuse
  • recognize the risk factors for abuse in LTC
  • define what abuse and neglect means – types and indicators
  • review accountabilities, abuse policy and zero tolerance
  • consider the subtler types of abuse and neglect that may occur in LTC
  • understand the relationship of abuse to the LTC Act, Resident Bill of Rights, values of the Home and Ageism
  • take immediate action – what to do when resident abuse is suspected or encountered
  • strategies to help prevent abuse and neglect

Two training format options available:

Option 1 – Full-day Training Session (6-hours)
Option 2 – One Training Day – three 2-hour sessions (6 hours)

Training is available on all three shifts.